God’s Grace: Shipping Not Included

At a prayer meeting a few years back, the church leader in charge of the event stood and encouraged everyone to gather in groups and begin praying together for various needs. He also encouraged those present to “make declarations” over any situation being prayed for. And then he made a rather provocative statement: “Nothing in the Kingdom of God happens without a declaration.”

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The Child Who Refused to Be Comforted

Pastor Bill Johnson tells of a life-changing event in his own life when, after months of prayer to see miraculous healing in his church, he had an encounter with God. During this encounter, the power of the Holy Spirit came upon him. He felt God speak to him and ask, “Did you mean it when you said to me, ‘Lord, whatever it takes’?” Continue reading “The Child Who Refused to Be Comforted”

God’s Sovereign Will: What Was God Thinking?

This is post 5 in our ongoing series reviewing pastor Bill Johnson’s book God Is Good: He is Better than You Think.

Pastor Bill Johnson tells a story about a woman he asked to pray for during a church service. She was suffering from cancer. Her reply was, “God has given me cancer to teach me patience.” To which Johnson replied, “If I treated my children that way, I would be arrested for child abuse.” The woman reconsidered, agreed to be prayed for and was healed. Continue reading “God’s Sovereign Will: What Was God Thinking?”