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Dear Salvation Army: We need God’s fire more than ever!

Back in the day when The Salvation Army was young and was spreading the power, love, and presence of the living God around the world, General William Booth wrote a song that passionately cried out for God to send His … Continue reading

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Beyond shame & guilt (without depending on denial)

Without remorse, regret, and repentance for our wrongful thoughts, rhetoric, and actions; our self-righteousness retains us in resistance to and rebellion against God and His call to right living. Meanwhile we reach out for mindless diversion in entertainment and/or superficial … Continue reading

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See a sea of God’s Spirit in ekklesia

Ekklesia lets you see a sea of God’s Spirit stirring ordinary people in waves of His presence. Experiencing ekklesia will free a person captured by controlling compulsions and cravings by carrying them into the cleansing current of Christ flowing through … Continue reading

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Hooray for Christ-chasing church hoppers

Church hoppers get a bad rap. When I google “church hoppers” most of the articles about them are critical. Why do I cheer for Christ-chasing church hoppers? Christ-chasing church hoppers are spiritually hungry. They have a vision and a desire … Continue reading

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“Send the fire!” Or: “Bless our programs!”

William Booth sang “Send the fire!” not “Bless our programs!” Which version best describes us in the 21st Century? “Our programs we want, for programs we plead, Bless our programs! Our programs will meet our every need, Bless our programs! … Continue reading

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Ekklesia will train & release William Booth’s reckless spiritual warriors

Did William Booth foresee a time of ekklesia in the future of The Salvation Army? I believe that he did and that the time is now! I just read William Booth’s 1904 dream about the “Companions of the Cross of … Continue reading

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An ekklesia epidemic makes a wonderful life!

God is releasing an ekklesia epidemic! –Christianity began with heart-felt community — an interpersonal spiritual awakening that was based on the Spirit freely flowing without being hindered by human agendas or by religious structures, patterns or traditions. Spiritual awakening requires … Continue reading

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