We're in a declared war, but unless were clear about who the enemy is, we'll waste our time fighting enemies that aren't enemies at all. There's only one enemy and no matter what people do, say or react people are never the enemy. The enemy is our only enemy.— John Wimber
The most off-limits John Wimber quotes that will activate your inner potential
It seems the more I think about not sinning, the more I sin, but the more I think about just loving Jesus, the less I seem to sin. Falling in love seems to be the key.
Gifts and abilities, no matter how magnificent, are either limited or enhanced by character.
Worship is not about personality, temperament, personal limitations, church background, or comfort. It is about God.
Our heart's desire should be to worship God;
we have been designed by God for this purpose. If we don't worship God, we'll worship something or someone else.
Visitation of God's presence is a byproduct of worship.
However, we don't worship in order to gain His presence. He is worthy to be worshipped whether or not He chooses to show up.
Instead of focusing on the great men of God, I prefer to focus on the Great God of men.
If we serve Jesus then every act & thought has meaning.
Acts of kindness aren't just niceties, they become acts of worship.
When do we get to do the stuff? You know, the stuff here in the Bible;
the stuff Jesus did, like healing the sick, raising the dead, healing the blind - stuff like that?
The good news is that Jesus is praying for us. The bad news is that we are going to need it!
God has given us a vision to see the body of Christ move from being an inactive audience to a Spirit-filled army. . . God is about to unloose a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit of an unprecedented magnitude. . . He is looking for individuals who will be 'dread champions' for his cause.
Obedience to the Lord is not only measured by how much we do for our Savior, but by how we obey Him when nobody is looking.
Worship, the act of freely giving love to God, forms and informs every activity of the Christian's life.
When we stand for social justice, we testify to the presence of the Kingdom.
I also visited several healing meetings.
.. and became angry with what appeared to be the manipulation of people for the material gains of the faith healer... Dressing like sideshow barkers. Pushing people over and calling it the power of God. And money - they were always asking for more, leading people to believe that if they gave they would be healed.
It is important to be biblically literate, but we must also be biblically obedient!
Worship has a two-fold aspect...we lift Him up and exalt Him, and as a result are drawn into His presence where He speaks to us.
Show me where you spend your time, money and energy and I'll tell you what you worship.
If we believe in a theology that doesn't contain doing the works of Jesus, we will not have a practice of Signs & Wonders.
We don't seek God's power, we seek His presence.
His power & everything else we need is always found in His presence.
Find where God is and get behind what He's doing. He always wins.
We learned that what happens when we are alone with the Lord determines how intimate and deep the worship will be when we come together.
Many Christians and Christian leaders have been neutralized by the love of money and materialism. The homage paid to affluence becomes a burden that saps our energy as well as our love for God and other people...Like Jesus and Paul, we can learn to be content with what we have, living modestly in order that we may give liberally to the work of the kingdom and to meet the needs of others.
Sometimes God offends our minds in order to reveal our hearts.
We need to learn how to keep people through love.
Despite imperfections, sins, and irritating habits of other Christians, they belong to Jesus and they need our love as a healthy climate for growth.
We need the poor as much as they need us.
A mark of blessing is what you're giving, not what you're keeping.
One question you never want to ask God is, 'What's wrong with me - because He'll tell you.
As we interact with God, we'll find ourselves more satisfied in Him and less satisfied with things much less important.
The Church is not the building, its the people, its not just the gathering, its also the scattering.
Remember the economy of the Kingdom is simple.
Every time we come to cross a new threshold, it costs us everything we now have. Every new step may cost us all the reputation & security we've accumulated up to that point. It costs us our life.
Calvaryites are sometimes a little too heavily oriented to the written Word.
Our passion is to imitate the ministry of Jesus in the power of the Spirit.
This requires we must follow Jesus out of baptismal waters, through our personal deserts, and into the harvest. We want to take the ammunition of the balanced evangelical theology with the fire power of Pentecostal practice, loading & readying the best of both worlds to hit the target of making & nurturing disciples.
When God calls you to an extraordinary task, He provides extraordinary resources.