What are the spiritual dynamics of leadership? How can you be more a person of God, aflame for God, anointed and empowered by God -- truly a Spirit-filled leader? Here are answers that you will read again and again.
God delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage to captivate them for Himself. In the arid wilderness He planned to reveal His nature and ways to them, but they drew back. How different are we today? Many confess the Lordship of Jesus and acknowledge His saving power, yet like Israel, they've drawn back. Rather than pursuing His heart they have cleaved to this world's form of worship-the worship of self. As a result we have changed the image of Jesus to be like us. Fire can alter these images. The fire we need is found in the Holiness of God. God is calling us to draw nearer still...to tremble on Mt. Zion...transformed to touch others.
Author W. Hacking reveals personal insights into the life of renowned 20th century minister, Smith Wigglesworth. Uncover Smiths intimate relationship with God and how he flowed in Gods supernatural power.
There is a storm ahead. Is your faith you strong enough to stand? We've all heard accounts of Christians whose faith stood fast through incredible adversity. Stories like these prompt us to ask "could I endure the same testing?" Building a strong Christian life can be compared to building any strong structure: just as the right tools are needed to get the job done, there are spiritual tools needed to help you dig deeper, grow stronger, and stand firmer in your Christian walk. In A Life Ablaze, author Rick Renner carefully examines 10 areas that will strengthen you to withstand the storms of life. Topics include: A desire the Holy Spirit The cry for holiness A heart for worship Passion for prayer Commitment to giving Embracing humility A love for God's Word Don't wait until the trials come. Today is the day to storm-proof your faith!
I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! (Luke 12:49 NASB) Passionately devoted to revival and reformation, the authors vividly describe the perspective that God is giving to a generation, the power He is releasing, and the potential of a people set ablaze for God. Exciting new areas of discovery include: A lifestyle of living in the confluence of prayer/worship and mission Perspective of what God is doing today and what we are on the verge of. Living a lifestyle of holiness that pleases God and sustains revival and reformation. God is releasing a groan for fervent prayer and a devotion to unabashed worship that leads to simple service and great exploits . Fire and Fragrance is a call to action for a new generation of zealots. From the American heartland, to Nepal, to almost all points between, you will explore lands and realms beyond imagination. For over 2,000 years, fire has been poured out across the earth and is raging now like never before. This fire is filling a people who are fascinated with the beauty of Jesus, whose hearts are in sync with the yearnings of His heart, and who will give their lives to see the fragrance of Christ spread to every remote corner of Earth!
Smith Wigglesworth: *Smith - "Repeat in your heart often: "BAPTIZED with the Holy Ghost and FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!" All the unction, and weeping, and travailing comes through the baptism of FIRE, and I say to you and say to myself, purged and cleansed and filled with renewed spiritual power." "God Makes His Ministers a FLAME of FIRE" Heb. 1:7*We must with our whole heart believe that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is meant to make us FLAMEs of FIRE.*John the Baptist said concerning Jesus, "He shall BAPTIZE you with the Holy Ghost, and with FIRE." God's ministers are to be a FLAME of FIRE-a perpetual FLAME, a constant FIRE, a continual burning FLAME, burning and shining lights. God has nothing less for us than to be FLAMEs of FIRE. We must have a living faith in God, a faith that God's great might and power may Burn in us until our whole life is energized by the power of God. *I see people from time to time very slack, cold, and indifferent; but after they get filled with the Holy Spirit, they become ablaze for God. I believe that God's ministers are to be FLAMEs of FIRE; nothing less than FLAMEs; nothing less than mighty instruments with BURNING messages.*I say all these things to you to move you into a living faith in God; for what will it profit me without some of you are turned into FLAMEs of FIRE? What will it profit me if I turn from these meetings and you have only heard my voice and seen me? God would never have John and Peter and James to move up and down the world and leave people where they found them. *God wants to flow through you with measureless power of divine utterance and grace till your whole body is a FLAME of FIRE. God intends each soul in Pentecost to be a live wire. Not a monument, but a movement. *"If you want to increase in the life of God, then you must settle it in your heart that you will not at any time resist the Holy Spirit. The Holy Ghost and FIRE - the FIRE BURNING up everything that would impoverish and destroy you."* I ask every one of you listening to the sound of my voice, will you hear the voice of God and come out? You ask, "What do you mean?" Everyone who is hungry for God knows without exception, there is only one word for Pentecost, and that is FIRE! If you are not on FIRE you are not in the place were God can mightily use you. It is only the FIRE of God that BURNs up the entanglements of the world.*But oh, the BAPTISM in the Holy Ghost! The BAPTISM of FIRE! The BAPTISM of power! The BAPTISM of oneness! The BAPTISM of the association! The BAPTISM of communion! The BAPTISM of the Spirit of life which takes the man shakes him through, builds him up, and makes him know he is a new creature in the Spirit, worshipping God in the Spirit
Keep Your Fire Burning In A Life Ablaze, author Rick Renner offers an on-time message that is crucial for every Christian in this end-time season of the Church. Rick’s thought-provoking questions at the outset will echo in the reader’s heart with each turn of a page: ∙ Do you struggle to keep the fire of the Holy Spirit burning in your heart with the same fiery intensity as the early days of your walk with Jesus? ∙ Do you feel like only a few glowing embers remain and even those are growing cold? ∙ If you are on fire for God, are you eager to know how you can stay ablaze for Jesus until He comes again? If any of these questions describes you, it’s time to stoke the fire within so it never stops burning brightly in your heart! Rick will enlighten you with key insights from God’s Word on the kinds of “spiritual fuel” you must have to stay spiritually ablaze. Not one of these fuels is optional — all are necessary to fulfill your God-given purpose on this earth. A Life Ablaze will ignite and encourage you to burn red-hot as you do your part to fulfill God’s great plan for such a time as this!
Author W. Hacking, son-in-law to Smith Wigglesworth, reveals personal insights into the life of this 20th century apostle. Uncover Smith's intimate relationship with God, how he flowed in God's supernatural power, and his personal commitment and dedication to God's Holy Word.
THE EXPERIENCES of SMITH WIGGLESWORTH & OTHERS*"I long to be in a great REVIVAL that will eclipse anything we have ever thought of. I have faith to believe it is coming."*There were soon fourteen of them on the floor, my own wife included. We did not know what to do, but the HOLY GHOST got hold of the situation and the FIRE fell. A REVIVAL started and the crowds came. It was only the beginning of the flood-tide of blessing. We had touched the reservoir of the Lord's life and power. Since that time the Lord has taken me too many different lands and I have witnessed many blessed OUTPOURINGs of GOD's HOLY SPIRIT. *I see people from time to time very slack, cold, and indifferent; but after they get filled with the Holy Spirit, they become ablaze for God. I believe that God's ministers are to be FLAMEs of FIRE; nothing less than FLAMEs; nothing less than mighty instruments with BURNING messages.* I believe that this Pentecostal REVIVAL that we are now in is the best thing that the Lord has on the earth today, and yet I believe that God has something out of this that is going to be still much better. *In that little Norwegian town, the people were jammed together, and oh, how the power of GOD fell upon us. A cry went up from everyone, "Is this the REVIVAL?" REVIVAL is coming. The breath of the Almighty is coming. The breath of GOD shows up every defect, and as it comes flowing in like a RIVER, everybody will need a fresh anointing, a fresh cleansing of the blood. *"If you want to increase in the life of God, then you must settle it in your heart that you will not at any time resist the Holy Spirit. The Holy Ghost and FIRE - the FIRE BURNING up everything that would impoverish and destroy you."* The REVIVAL showers are falling and GOD is working.*The Lord wants us to be filled with the Spirit, to have the MANIFESTATION of the presence of His Spirit, the MANIFESTATION that is indeed given to profit withal, and for us to be His mouthpiece and speak as the very oracles of GOD.*Historically we could discover that many of the great REVIVALS and AWAKENINGs that have happened through the ages were because there was a Minister, who preached under the divine influence and Power of the HOLY GHOST.
Is spiritual passion something you know you need more of but don't have the time or energy to work for? Spiritual passion is not another ?to do? on your task list. It's the fire that keeps you going to complete your tasks and to do so with godly perspective and wisdom. Spiritual passion is what fuels us for life's journey as well as daily struggles. But such power can only be sparked and spread through growing intimately familiar with the God through His Word. In her book, Ablaze, Pam Gillaspie challenges us to a life commitment to reading God's Word and gives practical, down-to-earth techniques to overcome the obstacles keeping us from doing so. Through this book, Gillaspie becomes our coach, encouraging us to keep pursuing God in His Word and thereby experiencing a heart set ablaze for more and more of Him. ?God's Book changes lives, and Ablaze will simply and gently guide you to it ? ?Kay Arthur, Prec
Is There No Balm in Gilead? Is more than just a book-it is a manual on how the Lord sends revivals to advance His kingdom. The Bible is ablaze with God's call to real revival. No Christian with a pulse can ignore the trumpet call and continue on with life without taking a stand. The facts are simple. Without a genuine revival this nation will suffer the judgments of God and cease to exist. The enemies of God are already at the walls and many are already inside the walls. In its simplest form the word of the hour must be "It is revival or we die..." Is There No Balm in Gilead? Was written to speak clearly to the following truths:* Revival is the heartbeat of God.* Those who lead God's church must believe in revival, teach about revival and actively seek revival or they will never fulfill their God ordained task. * Revivals are prayed down from heaven by men and women of God that are forever committed to following the heartbeat of God. Simple truth: "No prayer; no revival."Is There No Balm in Gilead? Is more than just a book-it is a manual on how the Lord sends revivals to advance His kingdom.