I'm back from England! What an incredible time. I know I say this all the time but I am just blown away by what God is doing in the earth today. And He is letting us be a part of it. We saw some incredible healings and saw a new breed of revivalists equipped and sent to shake the entire nation of England. As well, we had people come in from Spain, France, Germany, Holland, and a few other nations.
Well, here I am again.... Blogging. I tell you what, blogging is harder then I thought. Perhaps for people with different personalities then myself it comes easy, but not for me. It seem so simple but my weekly blog has turned into my bi-monthly blog. Yikes! But it gives me a chance to catch you up on two months of exciting things. Too much good stuff! First, I'll blog a bit about ministry. I'm constantly overwhelmed with how good God is. When I was seventeen years old I gave myself completely to God. When I did that the Lord began to show me things I would be involved in in the years to come and put dreams in my heart that have been growing for years. I am at the beginning stages of many dreams I've had. Things the Lord has shown me for years are just now beginning to unfold.
I just got back from Florida. No not Lakeland. Although I am planning on going there in August. I can't wait. I was in Bradenton and Pensacola. I love what I do. I get to be part of a church that is experiencing revival every week and then I get to travel and ignite revival in the hearts of others. My time in Florida convinced me even more that God is raising up a new breed of revivalists all over the world. There are crazy young revivalists in Florida! The first night I was at the Branded by Fire Conference at Brownsville Assembly of God was explosive! They introduced me that evening and as I came up on the stage I knew we needed to release healing. So I got up, said hello, and right away asked if anyone in the place had asthma. 25-30 people stood up. Without praying for them or having anyone else pray for them, I asked if they would test it out. So they got out of their chairs and began to run around the sanctuary and outside the building. After about two minutes of that I had them stop and asked anyone who had been completely healed or was drastically better to come forward. 25 people lined up at the stage. I interviewed everyone of them and the reports were incredible. People who usually with just a little bit of activity would begin to wheeze or have problems breathing were breathing completely normal. A
Well, we are on the road again. We are headed from Atlanta to Orange County for Jesus Culture. I'm sitting here in the airport overwhelmed with the goodness of God. We've been doing Jesus Culture conferences since 1999 and each year I am blown away by what God does. Atlanta was incredible! God showed up. His Presence was so strong during worship. I had some of the most intense and sweet times in His Presence.
I am sitting in my hotel room in Atlanta just ready to head over to our conference. Tonight kicks off Jesus Culture Atlanta. This afternoon during the School of City-Taking, we already began to receive reports of people being healed and a new level of hunger. I can feel an anticipation stirring in me for what God is going to do this week. There is a hunger and focus for the manifest Presence of God being released in this generation. It's not "church as usual." If God doesn't show up then everything we are doing is just a waste of time. True hunger always attracts Heaven.
This is my first ever iPhone blog. I decided since I blog so infrequently I would attempt to write the blog on my new snazzy iPhone. As some of you know, we are pretty obsessed here at Bethel with our Mac computers and Mac gadgets. In fact I just bought a Mac Air to travel with. Some people don't understand this passion. Pete Greig of the 24/7 Prayer Movement told me, "I just want a computer, not a lifestyle." As you can tell, some people just don't get it. Although, if I'm not mistaken, Pete just recently bought a Mac.