That Sunday morning after worship service, we gathered to fellowship in Christ and shared our journeys in pursuing God’s sovereign destiny for each of our lives. Like other fellowship gatherings, it came the time to pray for one another. The instructions we followed were quite simple: Each person prays for the person on the left … Continue reading Blessed by the Gift of Prophesy
I remember my pastor once said, a sure way to lose a battle is not being aware that we are at war. There is no chance for victory in any battle without an awareness and an intentional mindset of toughening up for the fight. Whether we are conscious or not, the reality is that our … Continue reading Disarmed at War But Not Knowing = Defeat!
A group of swimming instructors were gathering to discuss among themselves over the topic of “swimming in deep water“. Swimming instructor A was the first to make a comment, “For the sake of completeness of the course, we have no choice but to teach swimming in deep water. But it is better that we cover … Continue reading The Epidemic of Holy Spirit Phobia
When I use the word “charismatic“, such as “this is a charismatic church”, or “I recently had a charismatic experience”, it almost guarantees to call for a reaction. Some looked at me as if it was cult. Others responded in skepticism, hostility, or even out right rejection. The term “charismatic” derives from the Greek word … Continue reading Why I Avoid the Word “Charismatic” Entirely But Use “Spirit-led” Instead