The Spiritual Gift of Prophecy

And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.” (1 Samuel 3:10 ESV) At a time when the prophetic word of The Lord was rare, God chose to speak to a boy – a young man named Samuel, whose parents had dedicated him to The Lord, bringing him to live and serve among the priests. Samuel had never heard or sensed the voice of God before, so when he heard this Voice he assumed it to be the priest Eli…. Read More

Why Pastors Should Declare God’s Blessing Over His People

The power and effect of words is significant. Consider what the average person faces each day: words of anger, accusation, defeat, and fear, just to name a few. These verbal assaults, whether heard or not, are referred to in Scripture as “curses.” And, although they may not have been conjured by a witch doctor with a voodoo doll, curses are a reality in the realm of the spirit, and may result in physical manifestations and implications. As people of faith in Jesus Christ we recognize the canopy of protection under which we… Read More