Slain in the Spirit

Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” Acts 9:4

Recently the church had revival and on several nights some were “slain in the Spirit”. Continue reading

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Beat your plowshare back into a sword!

Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; Joel 3:10
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; Isa 2:4

Some might call this a contradiction. I don’t. There is a time to fight and a time for peace. Continue reading

Worse times are ahead.

When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. Rev 11:7-10

Over the weekend a gunman entered a church with an assault rifle and fatally shot more than two dozen. Continue reading

Great Prosperity

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him. Gen 26:12-14

I love this scripture. It reveals so many different things. Continue reading

You determine your blessing

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Gal 6:7

The evangelist mentioned this scripture last night. He also said many people view this scripture as some sort of doom and gloom. Continue reading

Use me today!

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Cor 2:1-5

Pastor Rick Russell delivered another powerful message last night. His style, his manner, and his words were quite different from the previous night. Continue reading