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Prepare for a Great Outpouring of the Holy Spirit! | Ministry Report 2015

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Already, Heaven is shedding some light upon the plans of the Lord for 2016. Towards the conclusion of this amazing, incredible, and, at times, challenging and confrontational year, the Holy Spirit started to speak to me quite clearly on the merging of two expressions of revival.

For us to step into the great awakening that so many different leaders are speaking about and contending for, we need to change our perspective on revival. It cannot be an “either/or” approach; it’s “both/and.”

There are some who do not believe we need revival; they believe that revival is already here because the Spirit of God has been poured out and He lives inside of every Christ-follower. This is fundamentally true! This means we are licensed to walk in the power of revival. Every manifestation and demonstration we read about being associated with revivals of yesteryear should follow the “normal Christian life.” This includes preaching the Gospel with supernatural power, prophecy, signs and wonders, healing miracles, gifts of the Spirit in operation, deliverance, etc. I agree with this perspective on revival—that the supernatural should be natural for the believer. But there’s more…

There is another school of revival. They are crying out and contending for Heaven to open over churches, cities, regions and nations. Isn’t Heaven already open, though? Yes. Over the believer. It’s not open over darkness… at least, until those filled with the light of Heaven step into the darkness. Before we physically step into these pockets of darkness, we spiritually step into them by praying. We’re not begging; we are contending for a Covenant-keeping God to faithfully pour out His Spirit on all flesh, in the most unusual and extraordinary ways. Yes, I want us to do the works of revival, but I also wants us to cry out for the next great move of God. The Great Awakening. The Welsh Revival. Azusa Street. The Toronto Blessing. These were unusual outpourings that were the result of a collision between the sovereign intentions of God and the desperate hunger of people on Earth.

In 2016, I believe the Lord is making ready a people for unusual outpouring. He is literally preparing “revival-ready” ground in His church, so that what takes place among the community of believers would not be contained by four walls, but released into every sphere of society.

I introduce my “Year End” report with this charge because this is the very mandate that motivates everything that took place this year, and everything on the horizon for 2016.

Suffice it to say, 2015 was transitional and significant for me and the ministry the Lord has entrusted to me.

11226920_833047689298_7927585639467421976_oOne of the most significant transitions that took place was, after a five year-long journey, come May, I graduated Regent University with my Master of Divinity in Church History—a track I believe the Holy Spirit directed me to take. The great passion of my life has been revival. I love studying about the past moves of God, not because they are purposed to be memorialized, but because they are all demonstrations of one continuous, ever-increasing, ever-flowing River of God that has been on the move since Pentecost. They show me what’s possible for God’s people today. It’s not about asking God for another Pentecost; it’s about realigning with the flow of His River.
Perhaps the second most significant transition took place in my professional life, when I was promoted to Publisher of Destiny Image publishing house. It is truly the great honor of my life to help steward what the Holy Spirit is speaking in this hour through our incredible body of authors and books.

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The year started with a bang, as I traveled to Sid Roth’s TV studio in Charlotte North Carolina to an eight session curriculum on Revival History—and most importantly, how the church today can actually step back into the powerful flow of revival that has been continuing since the Day of Pentecost. This project is still in the works, as I am currently writing a book that will accompany the curriculum.

In terms of traveling/speaking ministry, I was so thrilled by the wonderful new relationships that the Lord built with local pastors and leaders in South Florida. I had the opportunity to speak at:

  • Covenant Centre International in Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Norman and Judy Benz
  • Visionary Centers International in Stuart, FL – Lynne and Tony Barletta
  • CIDRA Church in West Palm Beach, FL – Ruben and Gloria Arroyo
  • Christ Fellowship Royal Palm – Prayer Meeting with Pastor Ricky Becerra
  • Awakening House of Prayer, Hollywood FL – Jennifer LeClaire

12095266_841754106568_97924285606378772_oMy objective is not to secure more speaking engagements—my vision is to come alongside local pastors and leaders, build relationships, and collaborate together to help prepare a climate for regional awakening. The names listed next to each venue are not merely people I visited, spoke for, and then left; they are dear friends and partners in seeing a region transformed for the Kingdom of God. Honored to know and serve alongside each one of them.

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In July, I had the privilege of conducting our first Victory Weekend with colleague, friend, and fellow author, Kyle Winkler (“Silence Satan”). We did three sessions at Covenant Centre International and saw the Holy Spirit release the freedom of Christ in powerful, unusual ways. I believe that these meetings served as a prototype for more similar conferences in the future.

RENEWING SOUTH FLORIDA
March was a profoundly significant month, as it saw the official launch of Renewing South Florida with a two-day conference featuring Corey Russell. Renewing South Florida is a ministry initiative that God sovereignly birthed by connecting me with local pastor and apostolic leader, Dr. Norman Benz.

11050720_10153121496597999_5486675610217248594_n12029767_838273426878_3091830483447269327_oDr. Benz and the Covenant Centre International family have come in and out of my life since 2002. It all began when I attended a service at their old building where Tommy Tenney was speaking. That meeting ignited something in my heart, furthering my quest to “chase” God and catch His presence. Amazing how the Lord reunited us in this hour for the sake of the region.

Since March, we became committed to doing a monthly regional worship gathering and have been going strong ever since the first meetings with Corey Russell. Even more significant than the Lord adding to our numbers—which He has—perhaps the great blessing that has come out of these events is the increased unity among different pastors, leaders and local congregations in the region. It’s not about one specific local church receiving the acclaim or hosting celebrity Christian speakers; it’s about a hungry group of people pressing into God to experience regional revival. We will not stop until this becomes a reality!

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I believe the Lord gave us a mandate to connect the region with the mothers and fathers of revival—the generals. So far, we have hosted Jeff Jansen, Karen Wheaton, Michael and Cherrie Kaylor, and Heidi Baker, with John and Carol Arnott and Randy Clark scheduled for 2016.

WRITING
In June, I released my second book, The Fire That Never Sleeps, co-authored with two generals of revival—Dr. Michael Brown and John Kilpatrick. Although the book was inspired by the great outpouring of the Spirit that took place between 1995 and 2000 during the Brownsville Revival, the objective was to give everydayTheFireThatNeverSleeps_3D-1 believers practical keys on how to keep the fires of personal revival sustained in their lives. That’s ultimately the key to experiencing a great measure of corporate revival—individuals who remain ablaze for Jesus.

I also had the opportunity to be a part of Jennifer LeClaire’s fantastic book, The Next Great Move of God (Charisma). I had written a segment on how to steward revival and she so graciously included it in the book.

In terms of articles and blogs, I launched a column for Charisma Magazine: Point of Breakthrough: CLICK HERE FOR BLOG.

I had the great privilege of having an article featured as the cover story in Charisma 10392431_784807478068_8903035728125054293_nMagazine. The piece was written about a true general of the faith and someone who has become very dear to me in my walk with God, Dr. Randy Clark. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE.

I also wrote for the Toronto/Catch the Fire Revival Magazine and contributed a prophetic article a to ElijahList.

It’s always a joy to share the message of revival and awakening however I can!

MEDIA APPEARANCES
I was honored to have my interview broadcast on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural featuring my book, “Breakthrough Faith.” It was featured on TBN, GodTV, and other major Christian TV networks—including the Discovery Channel!

You can view the programs below:

Thank You!!

For those of you who have partnered with the ministry in 2015—through prayer, encouragement or finances—this report is a listing of everything you were directly part of.

Regional revival is breaking out in South Florida!
The North American Church is awakening!
The body of Christ is moving past division and apathy, and becoming hungrier than ever for a genuine outpouring of the Spirit.

My driving objective is:

…to provide Bible-based, Spirit-filled resources that help ignite personal and regional revival. Through writing, preaching and media, my mission is to equip Christ-followers to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit resting upon them in supernatural power and Kingdom demonstration.

In short, my passion is to see every Christ-follower living everyday with the Holy Spirit resting upon them. This is when He transitions from being sound theology to experiential reality. Sound theology is wonderful. My question: Are we actually experiencing the One we have dedicated our lives to learning about?

Outpouring becomes inevitable when we decide that our spiritual hunger will exceed our religious history.

Where we’ve been in God is certainly worth celebrating, but He’s summoning us into deeper places. He’s calling us onward, higher, forward. There’s more available than what we are presently experiencing and tasting.

Even if you are absolutely overwhelmed by God’s glory and power in this present season, there’s more! And if you feel totally dead, dry, and spiritually destitute, that’s a sign that the Holy Spirit wants to awaken your hunger for more! Truly, no one is safe, off limits, too spiritual, or too worldly for the outpouring of the Spirit.

My goal? Simply to remain an encouraging voice in your walk with God, constantly reminding you that there is more of God for you to experience. The good news is that He’s not locked up in Heaven, waiting for the loudest prayer or the most religious-sounding begging. Oh no. He’s inside of you. Living water is within you. His name is Holy Spirit… and He wants to burst forth as a rushing river!

How You Can Respond…

Pray. Pray your city and region. Take ownership of where God has placed you in the place of intercession. It’s really easy. God has one major prayer strategy He is calling all of us to partner with: contend for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to impact all flesh.

Partner. I am not after more venues for speaking engagements; I am looking for people that I can build relationship and partner with, long-term, to build cultures that welcome the fullness of Holy Spirit. If you are interested in inviting me to your church or conference, click here and follow these instructions.