Category Archives: quench the Spirit

Beyond Leadership To Overseership

The New Testament concept of overseership moves beyond human leadership:  Leadership says: “I need your attention!”  Overseership says: “Behold the Lamb of God!” Leadership is a human being organizing and/or directing other human beings. Overseership is a human being lovingly … Continue reading

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Is The Lion Of The Tribe Of Judah Uncontained Or Quenched?

“Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David has overcome so that He may open the scrolls and its seven seals.”  (Revelation 5:5) “It is said to have been an expression of the wisest of kings, … Continue reading

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One-man sermons & the John the Baptist leadership principle

One-word sentences/One-man sermons. Limiting conversation to one-word sentences quenches communication. Example: Person A) Hello.  Person B) Hi.  A) Going?  B) Yes. A)  When?  B) Now.  A) Where?  B) There.   A) How?  B) Walking.  A) Good.  B) Thanks.  A) Bye.  … Continue reading

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Let God’s Fire Be 0% Contained (Not 100% Contained)

0% contained? *The goal for a wildfire is that it be 100% contained — full containment.   *God’s goal for His fire is that it be 0% contained — complete uncontainment. (To quote Paul of Tarsus, “Quench not the Spirit.”) … Continue reading

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Credit Card Reader’s Message

I saw these words on a credit card reader:  “When prompted swipe card.” Perhaps a better message would be:  “When prompted obey Jesus — quench not the Spirit.“ Americans and other Westerners are subjected to so many prompts:  compulsions, commercials, … Continue reading

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Normal Christian Fire = Church Ablaze

Faith is God’s fire roaring in your heart; not religious ideas resting in the back of your brain. The normal condition of a Christ-follower is to have a heart constantly ablaze with love for God. When normal believers, full of … Continue reading

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Understanding Spiritual Gifts (Releasing The Gifts Of The Spirit)

Here Are 3 Steps To Experiencing The Gifts (Manifestations) Of The Spirit In Your Life Step #1 — Be still and listen. Hear from God. Pay close attention to thoughts, feelings, pictures, impressions, ideas, and promptings in your heart and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts Are Holy Spirit Expressions Not Human Possessions

Spiritual gifts are manifestations of the Holy Spirit that occur when people sit at Jesus’ feet, hear His voice, and do what He says. Spiritual gifts are Holy Spirit expressions, not human possessions.  They flow through you, not to you. … Continue reading

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Drink The Water!

Drink the living water of the Spirit. Don’t keep it bottled up. Surrender, taste, and see how amazing and life-transforming is the free-flowing fountain of spiritual life. “I wish Christians would weep the Gospel into people; it would often go … Continue reading

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Shocking! Christianity Is Current Events

Christianity is the current of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ flowing through His people.  It’s not religion, ritual, doctrine, or tradition. Church is living Christianity operating among human beings.  The living Christ cannot be controlled and contained but cruises through … Continue reading

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