Showing posts with label speaking in tongues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label speaking in tongues. Show all posts

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Grammy-Nominated Singer's 6-Year-Old Son Baptized in the Spirit, Speaking in Tongues - JESSILYN LANCASTER CHARISMA NEWS

Kanaan Wells
Kanaan Wells (Tauren Wells/Instagram)

Grammy-Nominated Singer's 6-Year-Old Son Baptized in the Spirit, Speaking in Tongues

Grammy-nominated Christian artist Tauren Wells says his son, Kanaan, was filled with the Holy Spirit over the weekend, even speaking in tongues.
The announcement was met with joy across the Spirit-filled community, with prominent pastors and musicians praising God for the baptism.
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Kanaan was water baptized earlier in June.
Wells himself was baptized in the Spirit at 10 years old.
"Yeah, I started going to church when I was 10 years old. My dad kind of made the decision for our family that we were going to start going, which was a fantastic decision," Wells previously told Charisma. "We started going, and I went to a church camp one summer, got baptized in the Holy Spirit. I got baptized when we got back home. That was really it for me. I found a place I really belonged at the church, and I had a lot of opportunity to grow and discover who I really was in Christ. And that is what has kind of led me in a long path to where I am now.
"I grew up Pentecostal, so we just went down to the altar at church camp and prayed," Wells said. "It was amazing. That's like a normal thing that would happen all throughout my life."
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

8 Ways to Encourage the Flow of the Holy Spirit by Lee Grady Identity Network

8 Ways to Encourage the Flow of the Holy Spirit by Lee Grady

8 Ways to Encourage the Flow of the Holy Spirit by Lee Grady

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I'm grateful for my friend Quentin Beard, who pastors one of the fastest growing churches in South Dakota, Sioux Falls First Assembly. Because Quentin wants his congregation to experience the Holy Spirit, he scheduled a special weekend of meetings so that people could be baptized in the Holy Spirit, get healing prayer and receive personal prophetic ministry.

The day before the event, I asked Quentin if we could have a larger-than-normal bottle of oil on the altar near the stage. Most churches just have a small cruet or vial of oil; I wanted more, so one of the church's pastors filled a half-gallon bottle. The quantity of oil was prophetic in itself, because the Lord visited us in power. Many people were filled with the Spirit during those three days.

Are you hungry for more of the Holy Spirit in your church? It's time to stop limiting His power.

Everywhere I go, I hear pastors asking how they can we encourage the freedom of the Holy Spirit in a church culture that has become increasingly scripted, scheduled and controlled right down to the nanosecond. The essence of Pentecost, which came "suddenly," was its unpredictability. But there seems to be no room for God's sudden surprises when we already have our sermons planned out for the next six months.

Here are eight practical things we can do to encourage the freedom of Pentecost in our churches:

Teach about the Holy Spirit often. The Holy Spirit was rarely mentioned in the church I grew up in, so we never expected Him to do anything. Yet He is described in the second verse of the Bible as "moving" upon the surface of the newly created world (Gen. 1:2), and He has one of the last messages in the Bible (see Rev. 22:17). He moves and He speaks throughout the Scriptures! But we must invite Him to move and speak by giving Him the place He deserves.

Leave room for personal prayer ministry. A church without altar ministry is like a hospital without a maternity ward. New life begins at the altar—whether it is salvation, healing, prophetic ministry or the impartation of a fresh anointing. Today many churches that offer multiple services often skimp on ministry time because they are focused on herding the 10 a.m. group out of the sanctuary to get ready for the 11:30 a.m. crowd. Multiple services are fine, but we are crowding the Spirit out of the church if we don't schedule time for people to respond to the message.

Have small groups where people can use the Holy Spirit's gifts. It's not practical for everyone to prophesy or exercise other spiritual gifts in a large congregation. But if people are plugged into small groups, there will be opportunities for believers to encourage one another in supernatural ways. And people are more comfortable stepping out in faith in front of 10 people than they are in front of 3,000.

Train people in prophecy, healing and Spirit-led ministry.Many pastors clamp down on the operation of spiritual gifts because a few fanatics with inflated egos like to pull the church into weirdness. But in our effort to protect the sheep from deception, let's not pull the pendulum to the other extreme by forbidding the gifts of the Spirit. The genuine power of God will flow if we teach people the difference between authentic anointing and strange fire.

Offer "teaching moments" to explain the gifts of the Spirit. I've been in churches where Brother Herschel or Sister Agnes prophesied in such a harsh, condemning tone that everyone in the church let out a collective groan. Their "words from God" had the same effect on the congregation as fingernails on a chalkboard. We cannot just ignore these moments and move on. When the Corinthians mishandled speaking in tongues and prophecy in the first century, the apostle Paul used their mistakes as an opportunity to teach about how to use gifts properly.

Expose your church to healthy ministries that flow in the anointing. God has raised up thousands of prophets who have not bowed their knees to the Baals of exploitation, greed and gimmicks. We need life-giving traveling ministries because God sends them to win new converts, heal the sick, unleash prophetic power, train leaders and impart new vision in congregations. We should not be afraid to expose our churches to men and women of character who are called to minister in the supernatural.

Give time for testimonies of God's supernatural power. Nothing raises the faith level of a congregation like someone's raw experience with God. If a man was healed this week in your church, let him shout it from the housetops. If an infertile couple got pregnant, let them tell about the goodness of God. Stories of supernatural intervention trigger a holy expectation in everyone—and God gets the glory for His miracles.

Preach about holiness. Let's never forget that the Holy Spirit is holy. Many churches today have stopped warning God's people about the dangers of sin, so we don't confront anymore. We've figured out that people will pack the house if we give them sugary-sweet motivational pep talks that never step on toes. By avoiding the tough topics, we've essentially told the Holy Ghost to take a hike.

We will be celebrating Pentecost in a few weeks. Let's fling open the doors and allow the Spirit to have His way. Instead of being afraid of what He might disrupt or whom He might offend, let's rather fear what our churches would be like without Him.

Lee Grady

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bama Player Says Speaking In Tongues Helped Him Win the Game - SHAWN A. AKERS CHARISMA NEWS

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Bama Player Says Speaking In Tongues Helped Him Win the Game

Minutes after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass in Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta, Alabama Tua Tagovailoa wasn't hesitant to give God the credit.
"I was praying," Tagovailoa says. "I was speaking in tongues. It kept me calm."
He continued: "I would say my poise comes from my faith. I just pray for peace."
Not an uncommon occurrence for some athletes, but Tagovailoa's thankful words especially caught the attention of Evangelist Franklin Graham, who praised the 18-year-old freshman for his boldness on ESPN's national telecast. ESPN isn't exactly kingdom friendly, with a host of liberal broadcasters on its roster.
"In case you missed it, freshman Alabama Football quarterback Tua Tagovailoa used his moment in the spotlight to testify to the glory of God and His Son Jesus Christ after last night's #NationalChampionship game," Graham posted on Facebook Tuesday morning. "He told the world, 'First and foremost, I'd like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ ... All glory goes to God. I can't describe what He has done for me and my family. Who would've ever thought I would have been here at this moment.'
"It's great to see a young athlete like this use his platform to acknowledge what God has done in his life in front of millions of people. That's a win-win. Tremendous job Tua!"
Tagovailoa, a backup quarterback behind sophomore Jalen Hurts, took over for a struggling Hurts at the beginning of the second half with Alabama trailing Georgia 13-0. Tagovailoa completed 14 of 24 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns in the second half, including the game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime to another freshman, DeVonta Smith.
During his first post-game interview—in which there were many—Tagovailoa thanked God three times. His boldness for Christ blew up Tagovailoa's Twitter page, including tweets these from many admiring fans:
  • "And He gives God glory—more than once in the same interview. Love it!!!! Erica Fields @ohsohappy74
  • "That's what I'm talking about Tua. Give God all the praise." Kris Story @kstorey40
  • "No Bama Fan but now a #Tua Fan! Thanks Jesus First...Then his mates...Then Gives ALL the Glory to GOD! Michale Stavrinakis @MichaelStavsSC
  • Tua putting God first. Love it! Josh Woods @_WOODSY_J
Tagovailoa's Twitter bio contains these words: "1 Corinthians 2:9 • HIM 13EFORE ME"
1 Corinthians 2:9 says: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
Tagovailoa's return next season has made Alabama the early odds-on favorite to win the 2018 national championship.
Shawn A. Akers is a content development editor for Charisma Media. {eoa]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Getting baptized in the Holy Spirit is not a difficult process. But the phrase intimidates many Christians. Doug Bergsma, senior pastor of Resurrection Life Church in Rockford, Michigan, explains everything here. Whether you're wondering who the Holy Spirit is or you're ready to start speaking in tongues, this video will meet you where you're at.
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Monday, July 24, 2017

What Lance Wallnau Told Sid Roth About Donald Trump and Speaking in Tongues | Ray Comfort Condemns the 'Horrible Mistake...CHARISMA NEWS

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