How to Change the Spiritual Climate

How to Change the Spiritual Climate

by Ed Silvoso from Prayer Evangelism

Before we can change the spiritual climate over our cities, we must have a working knowledge of one of our primary tools: prayer evangelism. I introduced the essence of the concept of prayer evangelism in That None Should Perish in 1994, but since then much has been learned from using this potent weapon on the front lines. Several years of working side by side with pastors and leaders in cities all over the world have enriched tremendously our initial understanding of this concept.

Simply put, prayer evangelism is talking to God about our neighbors before we talk to our neighbors about God. This definition, coined by Beverly Jaime,1 has helped us to put at ease thousands of Christians who have a genuine desire to witness to the lost but who feel inadequate or scared to share the gospel with them.

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I know those feelings of inadequacy very well; they used to torment me as a brand-new Christian. Shortly after...

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Beyond Intentionality

There is an exponential amount of movement in the Kingdom of God at this present moment in history. At Word Alive our hot pursuit of FREEDOM has opened doors and led us through unimagined vistas. We have embraced moving beyond challenges and trust me, there have been more than a few, to live in complete, and total, rest on every side. That seems impossible doesn’t it? When put in perspective having rest (peace) on every side seems like an unobtainable dream. The big three of societal norms: politics, religion, and if you are an American, the right to the pursuit of happiness, are all being rocked. Foundational truths that we have clung to have dissipated like a fine mist rising from hot asphalt after a summer shower. Everywhere we look there is turmoil on every side but in the midst of turmoil we really can live in peace. Moving beyond intentionality means that we have to do just that: move. The key to moving is that we have to have a destination. Living an intentional life is...

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Back To The Basics

"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...

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