Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Like many Pentecostals, I woke up to the news this morning that Dr. Mark Walker, pastor of Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta was joining the staff of Lee University to head up ministerial training. What does this mean and how could change things for future Pentecostal preachers?
Most of us know the names like William Seymour and Charles Fox Parham but another leader that you might not know about is a man by the name of William Durham.
I came across an article published in Jesus Name News about Kim Davis that basically that she was given Pentecostals a bad name by her actions. I want to consider a few things and correct some major errors in the article in question.
I have been part of this thing that critic call the prophetic movement. It is a group of people who believe that God speaks today and through us. You can call it the Kansas City Prophets or people from Morningstar Ministries. In the end, we just want to hear God for people and respond.
T. Austin Sparks (1888-1971) is one of the great theologians from yesteryear that few have heard of. He has one of the best books on the prophetic ministry that I have read. It is worth checking out.
A.A. Allen was a healing evangelist in the Voice of Healing revival in the 1950’s. He saw the miracle ministry of Oral Roberts, quit pastoring and hit the trailblazing evangelistic road himself. The following is from his book, Visitation of God. I have read, “Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon [...]
One of the core values of Vineyard Churches is partnering with Holy Spirit. This is one of my favorite topics too. I actually wrote my thesis in seminary on Pneumatology. I love the Holy Spirit and I love being baptized in the Spirit. There is a big difference between be filled with the Spirit and knowing Holy Spirit, the Person. The [...]
Many years ago, I was raised in Pentecostal church but the focus was soul winning, praying in tongues and making sure the world knew their sin would lead them to hell. Jesus came to save and baptize us with power from on high. No one in the Assemblies of God would deny the power of God to heal the sick but there sure was not much focus [...]
I got touched in the Toronto Blessing. I got saved at the Brownsville Revival. I was in dozens of meetings at the Smithton Outpouring. I preached revival meeting all over the world. I believe in revival culture. I believe we have to get to the point that we will say “Come Holy Spirit” no matter what it cost us and how [...]