In the Old Testament God sent prophets to turn people and nations from destructive behavior. Prophets spoke the word of the Lord to God’s people, not to judge them, but in hopes that they would return to Him. God is faithful to send prophets to warn His people so destruction and consequences can be averted. In my understanding, it was rebellious behavior that caused destruction. God’s heart was not to judge His people but rather instruct them because He did not want them to continue to live in destructive behavioral patterns.
One such prophet is Isaiah. Isaiah was sent to God’s people during a time when God had taken a back seat in the hearts of His people. Isaiah used strong words describing the malady that was affecting the Israelites: your country is desolate, the whole head is sick, sin and rebellion are bringing on disaster, and Jerusalem is filled with filth. He described a society being decimated by moral perversion, relational and religious hypocrisy,...
As we have been speaking about the Glory of God here at Word Alive I came across this past word from Doug Addison. Check out this great confirmation!!!
The Glory of God is returning in 2017
It will be the Wind of Change during this season that will set the stage for some very long-awaited changes. It will begin to open the Heavens over us in new ways and awaken people to their need for God’s love and power. It will release a greater measure of God’s Glory and presence.
“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:2 NKJV
The last revival in North America was the Jesus People movement in the early 1970s. During this time there was a strong presence of God’s Glory. It was like a liquid anointing or tangible spiritual atmosphere that could be felt by many people. Without God’s greater Glory and power, we will not be able to be part of a revival and...
My wife, our four children, and I live in Orlando Florida. We had been praying to find a church body that was a place that we could call home, to put down our roots. About a year ago, Nicole “accidentally” found Pastor Kent’s teaching, “Don’t Pass Over Passover.” We were thrilled to have discovered a vibrant, Holy Spirit filled, Apostolic church that was also celebrating the Lord’s Feast Days. I was honestly a little surprised when I learned that the church was in “Where, Alabama?”
We knew we had to visit, so we packed up our family and headed up to Word Alive, to attend the Sunday services. It was Shavuot, 2016. We loved the praise and worship, and really enjoyed the teaching. Even more, we were delighted at the hospitality and friendliness we encountered by numerous people. We really were hoping to connect with some people for fellowship, but with only a few hours in town, we didn’t expect anyone to be able to take the...
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Pull in for Your Pit-Stop! This Will be a Week of UPGRADE to Accelerate You into Your Future!
Pull in for Your Pit-Stop! This Will be a Week of UPGRADE to Accelerate You into Your Future!
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Dear Pulled Aside Ones:
We are in a time when the heavens are stirring, and revelation is breaking forth. Sunday morning was not only a time when the skies thundered and poured forth rain in the natural, but Heaven poured forth strategy after strategy for this week. During Ascension Worship and Declaration, the Spirit of the LORD revealed that we have been brought to our point of intersection. This is a week to come in for a “pit stop,” so we can be tuned up for the acceleration ahead. Be sure to read below a portion of Sunday’s prophetic release that will help direct your course for this time of UPGRADE!
Deliverance: A Sign and Wonder of God! During our Celebration...
"Sing, O barren, you who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman," says the LORD. "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes." Isaiah 54:1-2
We understand that this scripture addresses the state of despair the Jews were in after their deliverance from captivity. Isaiah 54:1-2 is a prophecy of their inheritance of increase for their nation after they settled into their own land. Jerusalem had been in the condition of a wife who is childless, or a desolate solitary widow; but now it is promised that the city should be replenished and the country peopled again. Not only are the ruins of Jerusalem to be repaired, but the suburbs that extended on all sides and a great many buildings erected upon new foundations,...
In the first message of our NEW PUSH series we took at look at the story of Elijah and Elisha. We know that Elijah was one of the great prophets, and that Elisha wanted to be just like him. Elisha was faithfully doing his work, day after day, and then when he was given the opportunity to serve Elijah, he said yes without hesitation... Without worrying about his back up plan.
You don't have to fully understand fully to obey immediately. I recently read a great article from the Elijah LIst that I thought would go along with our new series. Check out the info and get ready to Position Yourself For Abundance!
It's Time to Birth Your Future
God has been speaking to me about this being a season of germination or birthing of the things we have been contending for in the last season. As Believers, we are the birthing agents of the promises of God. Most everything God does in the earthly sphere, He will do through His people. There is a process that He takes us...
"I knew the Lord was instructing me to get back to the basics of praying in tongues and exercising my prayer language."
College football is a big thing in my home state of Alabama where my family and I live. We have had great success at the University of Alabama as Coach Nick Saban has guided the Crimson Tide to victory after victory. He is famous for the many national championships he has won and his simple strategy, which is do the basics well and the victories will come.
Personally, the last decade has been a very trying time for us as a church as we have been contending for victory over many promises we believe God has spoken to us. To be honest, it has left us weary.
Recently, while seeking the Lord, I experienced a strong word in my spirit that led me to Isaiah 28:11-12. This is what the Holy Spirit reminded me: For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, to whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to...
Here’s a conclusion we’ve come to as a leadership team- and one we want you to embrace as you begin 2017: whatever we do, it needs to be fun. If it’s not, we don’t want to give our weekends and evenings to it. We’re certain you agree. Life is too short.
Here's why: the Gospel of freedom is good news, and good news is fun!
Leonard Sweet writes, “Grace is what makes the Gospel ‘good news’ and not merely good sense, good deal, good deeds, good counsel, good things, good company, good works, good taste, good reason, good form, good policy, good politics...”
Get this: one third of the Kingdom of God is joy. Romans 14:17 says, “For the kingdom of God is... righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (NIV). Get that. One third. Righteousness. Peace. Joy. A third of the Kingdom!
If we asked you the attributes of God, you would likely list things like Holy, Love, Just, Righteous......
As 2016 draws to a close, we reflect on God’s faithfulness to Word Alive. God has done amazing things in and through our church family this past year. Our hearts are also filled with gratitude for the outpouring of love you have shown. Your continued generosity has helped fuel our vision to reach our community and the world with the message of FREEDOM.
What a privilege it is to serve with a congregation that has embraced the mission to which God has called each of us: glorify God, transform lives, and impact the world. We are excited about what God has in store for us in 2017.
Proverbs 4:18 tells us, “The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.” We believe this is going to be an amazing year for all of us!
I want to invite you to prayerfully consider giving a year-end gift to help us continue to connect people to a life of FREEDOM. We have impacted well over a million...
Cheshvan is the month characterized by the Hebrew letter NUN, which symbolizes the Messiah. The 8th month reminds us of the significance of the number 8 itself- which symbolizes new beginnings.
The tribe of Manasseh represents this month- a name also of significance. Ephraim and Mannaseh were Joseph’s sons. Whereas Ephraim’s name means "to be fruitful,” Mannaseh means “to forget.” In other words, together, we see the act of forgetting the past- and moving into an incredible future.
If you remember Joseph’s story, you’ll recall that’s what he did. His journey too him, literally, from “rock bottom” (in a pit, then a prison dungeon) before standing as second in command of the strongest nation on earth. This is the power of the Messiah’s Presence in our lives.
In fact, you’ll be reminded of Jesus' power to move beyond the past as you see the constellation Scorpio in the night sky....