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  • Devotion 52 – The Power for a Victorious Christian Life and Evangelism

    The greatest miracle that we experience in our lives should be to come to believe in Jesus and become the children of God….

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    Devotion 51 – The Holy Spirit: Our Father’s Gift

    I love prizes. I love giving them. I love getting them. For me it’s all about finding the perfect prize. That prize that will…

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    Devotion 50 – When the Spirit Falls!

    In a world full of moral relativism, cultural decadence, spiritual apathy and ecclesiastical lukewarmness, there exists …

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    Devotion 49 – Speaking with One Voice

    The dynamic of foreign languages was birthed at the tower of Babel when God scattered a disobedient people who were on the verge of achieving …

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    Devotion 48 – Baptism With the Holy Spirit and Fire

    There are two main passages that describe what we call a “baptism in the Holy Spirit.” In addition to Acts 1:5 above, there is also…

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    Devotion 47 – The Origin of the Anointing

    After Moses led the people of Israel out of Egypt, God instituted priests and elders to help him govern. To set these leaders apart, God …

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    Devotion 46 – A 21st Century Pentecost

    The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2 changed the Church, and the Church changed the world….

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    Devotion 45 – Preparing Jerusalem For Their King

    God is looking for people to prepare Jerusalem for the King. I believe the day of the Messiah’s return is not far away. The world is …

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    Devotion 44 – Prayerfulness

    Prayerfulness can be described as a “culture” of prayer––what we engender and who we are, not just what we do. In the same way that participating in a worship event…

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    Devotion 43 – The Holy Spirit

    The Korean church might be one of the most conspicuous evidences in our modern world that when the Holy Spirit empowers any people, a great revival …

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    Devotion 42 – No Laborers, No Rain

    This passage, I feel, holds a very interesting spiritual principle that, if we would apply it, could yield maximum fruit in the Spirit-empowered movement. The gist of…

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    Devotion 41 – Speaking In Tongues

    How is it possible that some of us in the Church have reduced one of the most glorious experiences of grace in the Christian life to simply…

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    Devotion 40 – The Revealer of Truth

    The Holy Spirit is amazing! As the revealer of all truth, He confirms God’s Word within our hearts. This third person of the Trinity who came to…

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    Devotion 39 – The Birthday of the Church

    Pentecost Sunday is very special to all of us here  in Australia because on this very day in 1606, our nation was declared …

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    Devotion 38 – The Final Emphasis––Jesus

    We come now to another lesson that Jesus taught His disciples about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will glorify Jesus. The promise of today’s verse was …

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    Devotion 37 – “With”––Or “In” And “Upon”

    Here is a lesson Jesus taught His followers about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a resident counselor. The Greek word here…

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    Devotion 36 – Let His Spirit Fight For You

    We live in a world driven by ideals, concepts, and beliefs that are totally contrary to the knowledge of God we receive from His Word.  So as…

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    Devotion 35 – Anointing of the Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit brings the same anointing to our lives that Jesus described in Luke 4. As God’s children, we can be …

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    Devotion 34 – The Holy Spirit Is Weird

    The Holy Spirit is the most unique person of the Godhead and the only part of the Trinity that is operating in the earth today. God is on His throne and Jesus…

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    Devotion 33 – An Acts 2 Believer

    You do not change the community around you by showing up at church each week. You, as a member of His Body, are getting personally…

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    Devotion 32 – Ten Truths of the Gifts, Part 2

    Yesterday, we considered the first five of ten truths that the Bible teaches about spiritual gifts. Today we’ll consider the last five.  6. The gifts tend to be …

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    Devotion 31 – Ten Truths of the Gifts, Part 1

    The Bible teaches us ten truths about spiritual gifts. Today we will look at the first five:  1. The gifts are for Christians. You can’t receive…

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    Devotion 30 – Fruitful Christian Living

    When I was a little boy living in northwest China, we didn’t get fresh fruit and vegetables. I loved oranges, though. Somehow, we had gotten an …

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    Devotion 29 – Living in Continual Spirit Baptism

    When praying for the baptism in the Spirit as a young person, I would hear people use Luke 11:9–13 to teach about it—ask, …

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    Devotion 28 – What Acts Teaches About Our Experience of the Holy Spirit

    The Book of Acts teaches four things about our experience of the Spirit—what the Spirit is doing when He comes upon us. First,…

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    Devotion 27 – Practicing What We Preach

    Years ago, Jess Moody wrote a book titled, A Drink at Joel’s Place. He compared what a church promises to the promises made by a bar. Imagine a…

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    Devotion 26 – Spirit-Empowered Prayer

    This is one of the most powerful Biblical examples of Spirit-empowered prayer. The disciples who struggled after Christ’s resurrection went from weakness to strength …

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    Devotion 25 – The Agenda of the Spirit

    We live in a world where people are bound—bound by sin, pornography, sexual immorality, addiction, alcoholism, depression, loneliness, dismay, anxiety, fear, …

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    Devotion 24 – The Spirit of Freedom

    Conceived on the cross, contracted in the empty tomb, and delivered in the upper room, the Church of Jesus Christ is a Spirit-empowered church….

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    Devotion 23 – The Harvest of Pentecost … The Best Is Yet to Come

    Charles Spurgeon was one of the most eloquent preachers of all time; yet Spurgeon said, “It would be better to speak six words in the power …

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    Devotion 22 – Singing to Bring Water

    On the way to Canaan, the Lord gave many prophetic pictures of water and rock to the Israelites. The rock represented Christ and water had diverse …

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    Devotion 21 – Holy Spirit Winds of Reform

    Holy Spirit is authority. The message of salvation has been preached throughout much of Latin America. Millions of people come to the feet of Christ each day, and…

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    Devotion 20 – Hope and the Holy Spirit

    Faith and hope are similar but distinctly different. In addition to the measure of faith, Romans 10:17 (ESV) declares that faith can grow through the educational…

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    Devotion 19 – Pentecost in Topeka

    In October of 1900, in Topeka, Kansas, a small band of believers led by Charles Parham started led by Charles Parham started Bethel Bible School.  The only textbook was…

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    Devotion 18 – The Holy Spirit: Breath of God

    Back in Genesis, it describes how we were made. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and …

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    Devotion 17 – Spirit of Prayer and Prophecy

    The Spirit of prayer is also the Spirit of prophecy. We declare divine utterances as the Spirit inspires us. He directs our prayers by putting things into …

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    Devotion 16 – Role of the Holy Spirit

    John’s Gospel gives us Jesus’ explanation of the role of the Holy Spirit on this earth. The Holy is a Spirit of grace and supplication. He will teach…

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    Devotion 15 – The Ministry of Spirit-Empowered Prayer for the Lost

    The critical ministry of God–breathed, Spirit–empowered intercession on behalf of lost humankind has historically been at the …

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    Devotion 14 – When the Holy Spirit Comes to Stay

    When the Holy Spirit comes into our lives, He brings the presence of God. The work of the Holy …

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    Devotion 13 – An Outpouring of Strength

    The book of Acts tells us that God has promised a great outpouring of His Spirit in the last days. Approximately two thousand years ago, the Holy Spirit was released upon…

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    Devotion 12 – Dynamite Power!

    I was tuned in to the History Channel on TV, watching a program about one of the greatest human feats in history: the building of the Panama Canal. “Wow,” I thought, “what …

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    Devotion 11 – The Power of the Fullness of the Holy Spirit

    For a larva just hatched out of an egg, even a little pebble or a small twig seem like great barriers to overcome. However, if the larva will press on  …

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    Devotion 10 – God’s Order

    God is a God of order, beauty and variety. He could have created a world in monochrome, but chose instead to bestow on His creation a cornucopia of color and thousands of species …

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    Devotion 9 – Saints Minister

    Everybody agrees that the church’s job is to make disciples, yet we are not sure what it means to be a disciple. Do you have a clear vision of what a true disciple is? Do you know …

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    Devotion 8 – Conforming by the Power of the Holy Spirit

    It is impossible to be like Jesus by your own strength and ability. Trying to live your Christian life by your own strength makes you no different from people of …

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    Devotion 7 – Encountering the Supernatural

    Both the Old and New Testament words translated “spirit” convey the meaning “breath, wind or blast of air.” We may encounter the Holy Spirit like a gentle breeze of comfort and..

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    Devotion 6 – Empowered for Witness, Works and Wonders

    In April 1906, as a physical earthquake was occurring in San Francisco, a spiritual earthquake was happening in Los Angeles. The ensuing Azusa revival launched the…

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    Devotion 5 – Before and After

    You’ve seen them before. Pictures of huge, overweight people who discovered the perfect diet and then appear in magazines saying, “I lost 163 pounds!” The difference is jaw-dropping. You naturally share…

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    Devotion 4 – Anointed To Be Conquerors

    God has empowered you to be an overcomer and a conqueror. No matter what your circumstances may be, they do not need to dictate your future. Because you are a child of God, His anointing on…

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    Devotion 3 – Spirit Outpoured

    If there is one nation on earth which has a Biblical right to receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, it is Israel. Many prophets prophesied to the Jewish people throughout history that a day would come when…

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    Devotion 2 – The Ends of the Earth

    I will never forget that evening meeting in the town hall of Suva, the capital of the Fiji Islands. Tears were running down my cheeks as I listened to the Melanesian-style worship coming from…

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    Devotion 1 – The Holy Spirit Empowers

    Have you ever received really bad news, and yet you somehow sensed an unbelievable peace and knew everything was going to be okay? That was the Holy Spirit working in your life. When you don’t have enough…

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