Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Spiritual Realm walking

Have you ever wanted to learn to walk, talk and affect change in the spiritual realm? Well, if you answered a resounding :"Yes" then I have great news for you. I will be teaching seminars in a city near you (grab 7 friends, and send me an invite). I am co launching a new teaching venture. We will be launching in October 2012, conducting dream seminars, walking in the spirit realm seminars, seminars on ghosts, angels and spiritual entities all over the USA.

I fully expect the seminars to fill up quickly, as most churches would prefer to stay in the boat, and deny Christ. Peter's companions thought Jesus was a ghost, and so they stayed put, in the boat of complacency rather than step out onto the water and experience the power of following Christ.

Modern day christians steer far away from the spirit realm, decrying that to be new age. While most of it can be put into the new age category, a whole lot of the baby we threw out with the bath water is in fact Old Testament and even more is New Testament.

I realize this type of seminar is not for everybody, but if you are a 'Peter" and not a Thomas, feel free to email me, sign up for our newsletter, or simple drop by a venue. The introductory seminars are free. Think of them as appetizers, where as the main course (two day events) will have a seminar fee, a workbook and some hands on training.

I will literally be conducting these seminars (introductory) on demand and on a schedule. Right now, I will be in Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee...but thats not all the states we are traveling to. Texas is already in our planning sights.

If you would like to host a no cost to you seminar, grab 7 friends, shoot me an email and we can get some dates together.

dreaminterpretor at gmail.com

Dream Big, plan in small detail, and remember your attitude determine your altitude

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Anybody want to help plant a new church?

I have the church planting bug...and its biting deep. Here is the scoop. We (Grace LaGrange - church unusual) are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. We are about to plant another campus...this time in the deep south. We are going to plant a new campus in Panama City, Florida.

If you are up for the adventure, want to get involved with an extension of Grace LaGrange, please email me asap. I will be flying into Panama City in September 2012. Are you ready for the game changer in Church?

Feel free to leave a comment with your email address if you are onboard for the adventure of a lifetime.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Go get your dream

Success is a very subjective and personal destination, moving target or plain simply a state of mind. How ever you define success, I bet you are very clear on what failure constitutes? You probably find it easier to define failure than success. Weird huh?

Thing is, most people struggle to define success. Oh, we have some broad notions, but I am talking about specific details. Finite values, descriptive labels, definite places you want to be, levels you want to attain, knowledge you would like to have, geography, weight loss etc. Most people do not take the time to really define their personal goals, what success looks like, but you know they have very specific ideas of failure.

If you focus on failure that's exactly what you will get. Thing is, once you have defined failure, colored in the picture, know what it looks like, and its more defined than success, your mind will tend to focus on that which (failure) has more definition than that which is left to broad strokes.

Its so important to teach people (in my life coaching business) to spend time coloring in the success diagram. be specific. be real. look to what you realistically can attain (or if you prefer, define what you are willing to sacrifice for your personal goals) and color in the details.

My personal success is a beach house. I can smell the salt in the air, feel the sea breeze, hear the waves crashing, feel the sand between my toes. I am watching my son play in the waves, while I sip an orange juice on my deck, typing away at my blog, preparing for my next sermon. I am content, nay, I am exhilarated by life!

I spend hours dreaming of my success, filling in the blanks, working towards accomplishing that very specific dream. I even know which beach I want to be on. You see, your success (dream) must be detailed, specific, and right down to the smells, sounds etc.

If you fail to plan (fill in the dream picture) you have planned to fail. Failure is simply your fault. You have failed to adequately plan for success. Spend time with me, and I will take you on a journey of accomplishing your personal dreams and goals. My first question is - when do you want to start?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Free will and breaking curses over somebody

I was asked a really intriguing question today. Basically the question is how does free will interact with breaking curses, powers mindsets over somebody who has free will. The simple answer is that is venturing into witch craft. Any time you want to change how a person thinks, acts or reacts you are venturing into manipulation.

I fully understand the motivation behind the question. Its not a question of malice, but really more of desperation. Imagine a parent, desperate to see her son on the path to righteousness and not drugs, despair, violence and ultimately a prison term. Said parent would obviously be desperate to pray that her son would 'see' the light, break free of the drug cycle etc.

As a pastor, I empathize with so many parents, struggling to comprehend what the thoughts are that constitute the decision making of their adolescents. As tempting as it is to break curses, pray them 'right' etc...we need to be careful that we don't over step the boundaries of free will.

My advice is simple. Pray Ephesians 3:11-18. pray that the eyes of their understanding be opened. Its always 'safe' to pray the scriptures, and we all know that scripture has inherent power when declared by a believer anointed to speak truth. The truth will set you free.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

radical Love

What is radical love? In my opinion (in case you had any doubts, this is all my opinion), radical love transcends affection or 'like'. Instead radical love loves you (acts in a way that is best for you) even when you are acting totally selfishly.

Sensual theology is all about the senses. Its selfish, self serving and all about what feels right. This philosophy advocates you follow your flesh and your sensuality, rather than the spirit of God. How do you know which is which? Simple really...READ the word. If that's too much, then just focus on the Torah, the first five books.

The Amalekites tried the best to divert the Israelites when the Israelites were going to get Torah. Today the enemy is the same, with the same methodology. The attack is all flesh driven, self serving, sensuality rather than spirit led. Sad thing is, once again people are falling for it.

How long before we realize that flesh leads to death, and spirit leads to life? Radical love is what Christ had for us on Calvary.