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Anything you think you know about about God, that you can't find in the person of Jesus, you have reason to question.

When we pursue kingdom principles above His presence, we are looking for the kingdom without a king.

Rule with the heart of a servant. Serve with the heart of a king.

If you live cautiously, you friends will call you wise. You just won't move many mountains.

It is INCONSISTENT to have Jesus pay a price for healing and for us to believe it is not Gods intention to heal.

We cannot just lock up the presence, glory and gifts of God in Worship-services and hope that the people come in!

The journey makes things valuable not the title. Learn to enjoy and value the process of what God is doing.

Darkness is completely inferior to light. Most of the church has too big of a devil.
You didn't have a good day till you confronted the impossibilities of life and saw them yield and bow to the name of Jesus.

When you keep it within the walls, it dies. When you take it out where Jesus intended it to be, it happens.

If its true that the value of something is measured by what someone will pay for it, then we need to rethink our worth.

Jesus is perfect theology.

What you tolerate, dominates.

What you know can keep you from what you need to know if you don't remain a novice, because experts have settled on laws and reject everything that may come along. God uses novices. Experts always think they are more qualified for God to use them.

If a city was built, patterned after your heart, what would it look like?

Jesus took what I deserved so I could get what He deserved.

The Holy Spirit is imprisoned in the bodies of unbelieving believers.

Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.

Faith is generated in the atmosphere of experiencing truth.

The 'renewed' mind is the canvas on which the Spirit of God can paint.

Life doesn't come from revelation, it comes from the encounter brought about by the revelation.

Faith is the offspring of grace.

Since you can't imagine a place where He isn't, you might as well imagine Him with you.

Bible study without Bible experience is pointless.

I cannot afford to have a thought in my head that is not in His.

Never lose consciousness of the God that invades the impossible.

If you never live for the praises of men, you will not die from their criticisms.
You know your mind's renewed when the impossible looks logical.

Children do not get a "junior" Holy Ghost.

When the Holy Spirit is in you, it is illegal to not conquer something.

Insecurity is a wrong security exposed.

We live for a generation we will never see.

Transformed people transform people.

The best way to prepare yourself for your own miracle is to rejoice in somebody else's.

If you don't seek Him in crisis, you'll never seek Him in your success.

If you'll make history with God, He'll make history through you.

It's easy for me to lay hands on somebody for impartation...but it's impossible to impart to someone my history with God.

History is primarily in the secret place...when nobody is watching.

Jealous Christians just don't know who they are.

If you engage with the Holy spirit because you want to merely be effective in ministry, then you’re developing professional intimacy…and what do we call people who are intimate as a profession?

You won’t have to watch what you say if you watch what you think.

Faith is not the absence of doubt, it is the presence of belief.

It’s much more fun to pray with God than merely to pray to Him.

When the high point of the church is our celebration of what is humanly possible, we are a group who should be pitied.

Obedience is not measured by our ability to obey laws and principles, obedience is measured by our response to God’s voice.

God never violates His word. But He’s quite comfortable violating our understanding of His word.

Everything we do for people is just to get them to experience the Father. Striving for a Christian only exists in the absence of realizing the Fathers love.

Royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my life source.

Your shadow will always release whatever overshadows you.

There are no superstars in the kingdom, there’s just kings that get to rule with a heart of a servant.

We are not to live in reaction to the devil. We are to live in response to God.

It's time to stop using what happened in your past as the excuse for what you're not tasting in the present.

We need to remain child-like... Children don't dream of being insignificant.

We don't become culturally relevant when we become like the culture but rather when we model what the culture hungers to become.

The farther you go with God the less you can take with you.

Sometime the willingness to do what I'm unqualified to do is what qualifies me. Don't let what you didn't get in your childhood keep you from what God provides for His children - a perfectly faithful Father.

Don't let your past dictate your future.

Don't grade yourself differently than God does.

If you don't seek Him in crisis, you won't seek Him in success.

For the believer most closed heavens are between the ears.

During revival, hell is plundered and heaven is populated. Without revival, hell is populated...period.

It is foolish to worship angels. It's equally foolish to ignore them.

I try to live in such a way that nothing gets bigger than my awareness of God presence on my life.

You only get one life--why spend it in insignificance?

Fear often looks like wisdom to those in unbelief.

Live in such a way that unless God shows up what you're attempting to do is bound to fail. This is the nature of the Gospel.

The whole difficulty of embracing & seeing the miraculous has everything to do with our understanding of the Father.

If you are confident in what God has called you to do, you will not be distracted by someone intimidating you.

Evangelism is the overflow of worship.

God isn't opposed to doctors and medicine, He is opposed to being number two.

My heart can go where my head can't fit.

Many in the church are camped on the wrong side of the Cross.

Why do you think Jesus gave us a Comforter? He knew His ways would make us uncomfortable first.

Gifts are free, but their development is really costly.

If you want to kill giants, hang around giant killers. That's what happen to David's mighty men.

If you act in fear, the only outcome is sin.

The safest place for the believer is on the front lines of battle.

The Lord is looking for a Word that was born in courage so that He has to show up and enforce it.

Every season of growth is rewarded with pruning.

Sometimes we have to pray for the answer, but sometimes we have to pray to BE the answer.

If Jesus did the things he did as God then that is awesome. But if he did them as a man then I am unsatisfied with my life.

The more we live as citizens of Heaven, the more Heaven's activities infect our lifestyles!

We will no longer make up excuses for powerlessness because powerlessness is inexcusable.

When you've been given the Spirit of God you lose the privilege of claiming, "I'm only human."

We owe the world a powerful Gospel of signs and wonders.

If I believe that sickness is to the body what sin is to the soul, then no disease will intimidate me.

God defends us. And anything God won't defend isn't worth defending.

Why did Jesus do miracles? It was necessary to reveal the Father.

Our great responsibility is to know God and make God known.

The more church realizes who she is, the less she wants to be rescued.

Never prophesy anything you're not willing to believe God for.

I perform BECAUSE I'm accepted by God. I don't perform to get it.

The way you silence fear is to give attention to faith.

Can we stop fighting for an open heaven and realize that we already have one.

Evangelism is supposed to be worship.

There are things that God only tells friends.

When He puts the resurrected Christ in you, He immediately expects you to conquer something.

We always become like the one we worship.

We will always reflect the nature of the world we are most aware of.

Arrogance isn't thinking too much of ourselves but thinking too little of others.

Law requires. Grace enables.

Don't let the "how to's" of worship distract you from the "Who to."

When your passion begins to decline, you already start to die. You were born to burn.

God's judgment is aimed at whatever interferes with his love.

The best way to prepare yourself for your own miracle is to rejoice in somebody else's.

Suffering is temporal, Victory is permanent.

God is better than you think. So let's change the way we think.

Passion is the best motivation for discipline.

Unbelief is safe, because it takes no risk and almost always gets what it expects.

I feel like one of my primary jobs is to teach Christians how to realize and spend their inheritance.

The way you define yourself in battle is how the enemy defines you.

If we truly value His presence above all, we will recognize and celebrate His presence resting on another.

You only have authority over the storm you can sleep in.

Prayers that don't move you, won't move Him.

You don't need another prophetic word, you just need to believe the one HE has given you!We need to be a people possessed by promises!

If you're not having fun, you need to back up and find out where you left Jesus.

It is unnatural for a Christian to not have an appetite for the impossible.

The purpose of God's wondrous stories is to draw your into the passionate pursuit of more of His presence.

You only get to keep what you give away.

God is not pleased with the posture of maintaining ground.

Faith moves Heaven, so that Heaven will move earth.

The only time the Holy Spirit will lead you into conflict is when He's already prepared you to win.

Much of what we give God credit for today could be done by the Kiwanis Club.

The power of a true prophetic word doesn't come from the receiver's understanding, but because it comes from God's mouth.

When tempted to use God's anointing, power, and favor for personal gain...refocus on the Word.

Why do we ask God to rend the heavens... He already did that 2000 years ago.

Do you know what a testimony is? It's a legal precedent.

Every denomination is the corpse of a great revival.

Religion, cruel and boring, bottles up the creative impulse God has put inside of every person.

Many Christians miss out on God encounters because they are satisfied with good theology.

Character is not formed in the absence of options.

We experience the measure of presence we are willing to jealously guard.

Our assignment has never been about what we can do for God, but what can God do through us!!

Faith offends the stationary.

Any revelation that does not bring us into greater encounter only trains us to be more religious.

When you keep it within the walls, it dies. When you take it out where Jesus intended it to be, it happens.

When I live out of discipline, I'm admired - When I live out of passion, I'm contagious.

The best thing this world can get, is you being you, with God all over you.

You rarely see what you are not looking for.

If what you think you know about God, can't be found in the person of Jesus.. You have reason to question it.

Creativity is an expression of Wisdom.

You know your mind is renewed when the impossible looks logical.

Being selfless is not thinking less of yourself. But thinking about yourself less.

God gives revelation to those He knows will do whatever He says.

Fire always falls on sacrifice. Are you willing to become that living sacrifice for His fire to rest upon?

I gave up something worthless for Someone who is priceless.

If you are going to go where you've never been you will need signs to get there.

But in the Kingdom, Peace is the presence of a Person.

I owe them more than a message I OWE THEM THE MESSENGER.

Old Testament, you touch a leper you become unclean. New Testament, you touch a leper and they become clean.

If you're a Christian and you're bored, then you might want to check the distance between yourself and the Master.

Son: "I know how you can hide from God." Mom: "How?" Son: "You hide inside of Him." - Bill Johnson's 3 year old grandson

Hope is the joyful anticipation of good.

Any area that doesn't have an expectation of good is under the influence of a lie.

Nothing satisfies the heart of the Christian like seeing so-called impossibilities bow their knees to the name of Jesus.

My destiny is to go to heaven, my responsibility is to bring heaven.

Complaining is to the devil what Praise is to God.

Increased dependence on His presence can only result in His supernatural invasion into your circumstances.

If you want the peace that passes understanding, you have to give up your right to understand.

Most of the Church is waiting for the next big command from God, but God is waiting for the dreams of His Church.

You see Jesus is interested in changing culture, not just getting bodies in chairs.

To the degree you have been elevated in promotion, you will receive rejection. There is a price to pay for leadership.

Our mandate is simple: raise up a generation that can openly display the raw power of God.

Our dreams are not independent from God, but instead exist because of God.

Most of what you need will come to you; most of what you want you’ll have to go get.

In the absence of experience, bad theology is formed.

You cannot lose through bad works what you did not gain through good works.

To reject the move of the Spirit of God is to reject the face of God.

The bottom line is that we give all of ourselves to obtain all of Him. There's never been a better deal.

It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible. It has been written into our spiritual DNA to hunger for the impossibilities around us to bow at the name of Jesus.