4 " The antichrist spirit has a goal for the Church—embrace Jesus apart from the anointing. Without the anointing, He becomes a safe religious figure who is sure not to challenge or offend us. Paul described this deceptive possibility as “having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Tim. 3:5). "
6 " Many people criticize those who long to experience more in God, but I don’t trust the ones who don’t. We are not going to be kept free from deception by abandoning experience. In fact, the ones who do not hunger more for God are already deceived. "
10 " We have delegated authority to establish His Kingdom wherever the sole of our foot treads. But the fact is, while God calls us “kings,” the degree to which we walk in that position is a matter of potential. "
12 " that He is committed to meeting our needs, but not our wants. That concept comes in reaction to those who have taken the wonderful Gospel and made it a self-centered lifestyle, in which we use the name of God, along with His principles, to get what we want. While that is a tragic misuse of Scripture, so is the concept that God cares only for our needs. He is not the director of an orphanage, guaranteeing us three meals a day and a cot to sleep on at night. He is a Father who delights in His children by becoming involved in their dreams. He fulfills dreams and desires out of His nature. It is who He is. "
14 " Faith is focused entirely on God and exists because of Him. Faith is active, and is completely dissatisfied with theories and ideals that cannot be proven, that do not bear fruit. It derives its life from the voice and nature of God. It is unto God, to bring Him pleasure and glory. Such a life is anything but a comfortable life of caution. It is bold, brave, courageous and risky. "
16 " Instead, I hope to raise the value we place on the call of God, in whatever way that call manifests in someone’s life. The dentist, the lawyer, the housewife, the mechanic and all the rest are called by God to do what they do to more fully express who He is in a functioning and healthy society. "
17 " I realize that true success is not measured in the number of people who attend church on a Sunday, as good a thing as that may seem. Success in God’s eyes is seen in the impact the message of the Kingdom has on how people think and live in my city, region and nation. "
18 " Many fear signs and wonders because of the possibility of deception. So, in order to prevent any opportunity of being deceived, they replace displays of power with religious traditions, Christian activities, or even Bible study. They often become satisfied with knowledge. But, when this happens, who is deceived? "
19 " wheelchair in the mall and bringing healing. Learning how to find people at work where you invade their space and minister to them. You go to the poor parts of town and feed people. Giving words of knowledge and prophetic words to the waitress. We do all these sorts of things that are very strong and bold externally. We have to train in that element because the overt ministry helps to displace powers that have influenced our cities. Once you start moving in the miraculous, you start driving out powers that influence the minds of people because you have brought in another worldview. Exposing a city to the miraculous shifts the people's consciousness. Covert ministry, by contrast, is more about getting into the business, into the Babylonian systems and bringing change from the inside because we are kingdom people. It’s realizing that everyone’s life on the ship is saved because "
20 " are really divine opportunities to inject the presence of the kingdom. But there has to be a long-term invasion by the covert, a subtle invading of the system so we have the Daniels and Joshuas in their place. These people are making decisions and gaining the hearts of the kings. For example, the school system is a really difficult area or has been thought to be. Most closed heavens for the believer are between the ears. Because we have thought that schools have been an impossible realm to invade, we are combative when we try to get involved. We want to remove a teacher, we want to get rid of a textbook, and we want to get our people on the board. Instead, let’s go in as servants, not as rulers. We don’t go in to run things; we go in to help. We go in to make the principal look like a genius. The teachers and principals, what do they want? "