I have decided to do something in honor of the 500-year anniversary since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door at Wittenburg Church in Germany (1517).
tors.” —Jonathan Welton
A strip club opened near my church in Chicago that was illegally allowing in minors. So I went to the owner of this strip club and confronted him about what he was allowing.
“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
One day as I was being tempted, I asked the Holy Spirit to reveal to me the lie that I believed in that moment. Here is a synopsis of the conversation that took place in my heart in prayer...
There are a lot of blogs floating around nowadays which are trying to correct some of the weird excesses of the Charismatic movement. Some of these are really good and helpful, whereas some have thrown the baby out with the bath water. Because it hasn’t been clearly taught in a while, I am re-sharing the chapter on “impartation” from my book, The School of the Seers. Enjoy!
If you have been around Charismatic churches very long, you have probably heard of “generational curses.” This is a hot topic in emotional healing ministries. The concept is that alcoholism, drug addiction, lust, rage, and countless other bad things are connected to your parents sinful habits and perhaps your grandparents sinful habits or many generations back, as many as 400 hundred generations according to one popular teacher whose meeting I sat in years ago.
There are teachings circulating about how we have received the fullness of the Holy Spirit and we no longer need to be refilled or pursue more of Him.
I might have almost have been persuaded with this theological theory a few years ago, but I found the fruit of this perspective to cause withering and dryness in relationship with the Holy Spirit. Here’s the crux, the theological truth of our new creation being filled with the fullness of the Godhead must be held in tension with the experiential reality of our life on the earth flowing with the Spirit.