While ministering in a Ministry Training School in Northwest Washington, I received a strong word for the pastors and leaders as well as the students. The word was to: shore up the weak spots on the team. They should look at their team like a Football coach would. Does he have qualified players at every position? How well do they work together, etc.?
God has empowered five different types of players on our ministry team (Ephesians 4:11). They are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Imagine if an NFL team took the field without...(more)
I call them "baby dreams" – and these prophetic encounters have been a running theme in my life over the past decade. It seems God has been laboring with me to birth a new thing for nearly that long. Along the way, there was at least one Ishmael, a couple of near-abortions, and plenty of spiritual warfare. But God in His grace somehow worked all things together for good.
There were lessons in this series of prophetic dreams. When I put those principles into practice it caused what looked like a stillbirth to become a healthy baby. I still don't have all the answers, but God has made one thing clear to me: Sometimes a small...(more)
Am I Crazy? The Gift of Discernment
In Bob Jones' 1999 Shepherd's Rod book, he prophesied about the year 2000:
"One of the most notable promises given this year is the release of spiritual discernment on a greatly heightened scale. Universally, the Church has been dreadfully lacking in spiritual sensitivity. Not only is spiritual sensitivity needed in rightly dividing the Word, but also in discerning one another within the Body and the revelations given to us by the...(more)