"As a man thinks in his heart so is he." Prov. 23:7. Therefore it is imperative to receive good instruction in the Word so that we may have our hearts transformed to think like God thinks. The Bible tells us, "be not conformed to this world, but be transformed!" It then tells us how; "by the renewing of our minds." Rom 12:2. Our job is to get the Word in us, and then the Word will do the work. But this happens only when we understand it correctly! That is why the Lord gave us gifted and anointed teachers in the body of Christ; To effectively sow His Word into us. Though the world throws it’s problems at us, the Word of God teaches us how to face each and every situation of life and to do so victoriously and with Joy. The Lord did not say that we just have to put up with the problems in the world. He said that "We are to be more than conquerors through Him who loved us!" Rom. 8:37 As we hear the Word through anointed teaching, it comes alive inside of us and begins the transformation process. Hallelujah! Good teaching brings life! Good teaching will set you free! Come sit under the teaching at Agathos, and you can be assured to see more victory and more joy in every aspect of your life!
Touched by His Love (Part 4)
Touched by His Love (Part 3)
Do not feel bad having to work on your love relationship with God. If we think that love is just an emotion, we won’t work at it. But, if we think that love HAS emotions associated with it - that when we do the things love does, emotions follow which are a blessing - than we will work at doing the things that love does. Remember that the Ephesian church had departed from their first love and Christ instructed them to “do the first works.” If we do the things that love does in our relationship with God - and we stick at that - we will experience all the beauty that comes with it.
Touched by His Love (Part 2)
You only prosper in the Kingdom of God by receiving. Humility is how we receive. There’s a place of humility in the Lord that’s available to all of us that is actually the place of promotion. When you get in humility, it magnetically attracts / draws in the grace. When you take upon the yoke of Christ the issues of the soul that we so often experience fly off because we stepped into humility.
Touched by His Love
We are going to start to burn in our hearts with His love! Georgian Banov recently said the Christian life is not THINK … it’s DRINK! Peter recently had an encounter in which he was overwhelmed by God’s love. After this experience, he realized he had known the grace of God and who he was in Christ, but NOW he knew the HEART BEHIND THAT GRACE!
What I have I give to you
“And in that day you will request as a favor nothing of Me. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you demand the Father as something due to you in My name He will give you. Until now you have demanded nothing as something due to you in My name. Demand, and you will receive, that your joy may be full … In that day you will demand as something due to you in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall ask the Father as a favor for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.” (Jn. 16:23-27)
Activating God's Fire through Impartation!
We already have been, but more than ever before, the people of Agathos are going to be doing the works of God WITH POWER. God spoke to Peter that this is a season of “Activation!” And that He wants to activate “My fire!” through the “laying on of hands!”
Introduction: Power, Love, & a Sound Mind
Not everything in the Kingdom of God is first intellectualized and then acted upon. A lot in the Kingdom of God is EXPERIENCED and THEN understood! God is saying “if you will let me go outside your intellectual box, I will take you into places that otherwise you’d limit Me from taking you.”
God's Word about Homosexuality (part 3)
You will release power into your prayer life if you believe in the gospel. The Gospel is summed up in one word: receive. The entire Old Covenant is summed up in one word: achieve. Jesus achieved it all so that we can receive it all … and that’s all we’re doing when praying for people - receiving what Jesus achieved!
God's Word about Homosexuality (part 2)
There is a lot going on in the media right now and we need to guard our hearts from offense. The body of Christ is going to need a very pure heart and pure thought pattern so that we can walk rightly with Him and walk in the power that He has available for us. There is a great opportunity on the other side of this chance for offense.
God's Word about Homosexuality
You don’t need a certification to shout “amen” during a sermon. Yes, things should be done decently and in order, but the church misses the will of God far more from lack of pushing into the things of the Spirit than from pushing too far. God is looking for someone not to be lukewarm.
Abortion from an Apostolic Perspective (part 3)
We carry the power of God wherever we go and as we are connected to the Vine, we bear His fruit naturally! We are not supposed to be conformed to the world, but instead to inform the world!
Abortion from an Apostolic Perspective (part 2)
There is no need to re-invent God’s vision for churches. He has empowered us to preach the gospel everywhere, disciple nations, cast out demons, prophesy destiny, and speak with new tongues. We are blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ, protected from harm, and lay hands on the sick who then recover! These are not theories to us, but promises from the Word of God for us to walk in … and we are hearing testimonies weekly of exactly that!