Wounded healers, not hopeless victims
Wounded Healers, Not Hopeless Victims Maybe you’re more spiritual than me, but I still struggle with things, whether it be depression or anxiety. I’m growing, and I’m so much farther than I used to be. The reason I share this is because I know how the enemy works. He’s constantly trash talking, and unfortunately we
Jesus The Glorious Gospel!
May we breathe in a fresh revelation of the gospel which is the nature and mercy of an amazing God who made and transformed you into his likeness. Live from the vine of life–Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life. He chose you. He redeemed you. He created you to be, so
The Ironic Paradox of Faith
I find it humorous that some people think I’m swinging from the chandeliers charismatic while others would wonder if I even believe in the gifts of the Spirit. Some think, Brian you’re so prophetic, while many others believe I’m so pathetic. (I’m inclined to agree with them on that one.) Some people think, wow you
Press Through the Pushback
There is a War The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 6:12: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces in the heavenly realms. We are in a battle; there are malevolent spiritual beings that wish
S-T-O-P Have you ever had one of those days where you felt discouraged? I have. I have found that we will have both discouraging days and good days. On those discouraging days, is the Kingdom still at hand? The question we have to ask ourselves is this: Is this discouragement (or whatever we are facing,
Before you will ever walk a foot on water, you will walk miles upon the dust of incarnational living
If we want to move in the supernatural ministry of Jesus, then I think we need to first become incarnational in His ministry. We can’t get more incarnational and supernatural than the mission, message, and ministry of Jesus. But it’s easy to miss the fact that the supernatural—heaven breaking into the now—came through the incarnational
the now and the not yet of kingdom with all the struggles in between
What??? I know I look like a cyborg. It’s a pH manometry test It’s a small probe that is inserted through your nostril down the back of the throat and positioned near the lower esophagus, above the opening of the stomach. The probe is plugged into a small monitor worn on your belt or over
The Present / Future Kingdom
Jesus spoke of the Kingdom of God in a paradoxical way, as both present and future. He spoke of the Kingdom that was here and at hand, and He also spoke of the Kingdom that would come. In the life of Jesus we see the inauguration of the Kingdom, but in His Second Coming we
The Kingdom Has Come Near
The Kingdom Has Come Near “Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. ‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’” (Mark 1:14–15). From the very first moment of Jesus’ ministry on earth, He proclaimed the message of the Kingdom of God.
A lesson we learned from a naked lady. Keep reading! It’s a great story in how God is pursuing us and how he clothed a woman in her shame.
A lesson we learned from a naked lady. Keep reading! It’s a great story in how God is pursuing us and how he clothed a women in her shame. Here is Jeanine’s story: I felt God strongly tugging at my heart and calling me back to a lifestyle of evangelism. At the time, we had
Jesus, I want to see the deaf hear tonight
Jesus, I want to see the deaf hear tonight. – This is Chapter One from my book Putting Jesus on Display with Love and Power This is a prayer I have prayed many times, but this evening in Brazil it seemed to carry a special weight. I was reminded of Isaiah 35:5, the Scripture that says,
American Express customer care agent gets healed And opens her heart to jesus
American Express customer care agent gets healed and gives her life to Jesus over the phone, even though I bombed it on two words of knowledge. This testimony came up in my FB memories today from 3 years ago. One thing I love about FB memories is it reminds me of all these God encounters.
Failure, Sin and Poor Choices
What do you do with your failure, sin and poor choices? What do you do with those images that often suspend time, that play in slow motion like a car accident? Your life flashes before you. Fear grips you and strikes at the core of your being. This is often what happens with our failures
A Valentine’s Day power encounter of the Holy Spirit during an Uber ride
What I love so much about this story is that it happened on Valentine’s Day, and I think it just might be a prophetic message to remind us all that Holy Spirit is always bearing witness to people in tangible, incarnational, naturally supernatural ways. The Holy Spirit is always at work in and through us
Finding Identity in Christ rather than being defined by our circumstances, weaknesses and deficits.
Our identity lies only in Jesus, who bought us for a price. Don’t forget who you are, and you won’t act like who you are not. Breathe in a fresh revelation of the nature and mercy of an amazing God who made and transformed you into His likeness. Live from the vine of life, Jesus,
The gifts of the Spirit are just that: gifts, not trophies, ministries, or identity builders.
The gifts of the Spirit are just that: gifts, not trophies, ministries, or identity builders. They are gifts of His grace, expressions of His love, invitations of His transformation, or impartation for the person receiving. They are to help build faith, hope, and love in Jesus only, not in the person delivering the gifts. His
The Incarnational King and His Kingdom
How do you deal with principalities and powers? You become incarnational in your prayers. You become Jesus with skin on to people afflicted by demonic mindsets, ideologies, and actions. How did God deal with sin, a lost world, satan, and the demonic principalities and powers that influenced and captured the minds, hearts, and governmental powers
We Always Have A Reason For Hope!
We Always Have A Reason For Hope! Because Jesus is King! He’s Emmanuel-God with us, not God far from us, but God always-present, never leaving us. This doesn’t mean we will never walk through the valley of the shadow of death; it just means death is only a shadow. The 23rd Psalm proclaims the gospel
Fantasy, fiction, tall tales, urban legends, and conspiracy and, why it matters what you think
Fantasy, fiction, tall tales, urban legends, and conspiracy may have a hook of truth. But that’s all that it is—a hook. It’s click bait. Its job is to reel you in to an alternate reality and/or paranoia that distorts your view of reality. You stop seeing real people and you just start seeing a caricature
How Do We Press Through The Pushback Of The Enemy?
How Do We Press Through The Pushback Of The Enemy? A prophetic teaching and vision that I thought just might be a timely word for today – Taken from my book, From the Sanctuary to the Streets, by Brian Blount & Charles Bello. Our challenge is to understand the nature of the conflict and then
An Unforgotten Woman
I love this story / testimony for so many reasons but let me share one reason… 1. Jesus is always at work, and He always sees the forgotten. He calls us to see what He is doing and to join him in His mission to reach out with His love. An Unforgotten Woman… Late one
The Good News then is the Good News now!
The Father God sent Jesus into a world of unbelief, rebelliousness and disobedience to the Father’s heart and ways. He sent His Son not to condemn the world, for the world was already condemned and made a slave to sin and death (see John 3:17). But in the darkness came a ray of light, Immanuel,
Lessons of learning happen best in difficulty soaked in humility
It’s hard to work through difficult issues, especially with difficult people. So if you want to work through difficult issues, you might want to first stop being difficult yourself so you can really work through the issues. I’m discovering more and more that difficult issues and difficult people only create more difficulties. We have to
Treasure in Earthen Vessels
“Partnering with Jesus in His mission exposes our deficits and gives us an opportunity to grow. Jesus matures those on mission. Nothing quite exposes our hearts like dealing with failure, temptation, fear and the pain of rejection. Stepping out in the mission of Christ gives us opportunities to experience all those things, and they should
Please forgive me, but I have to say something
Please forgive me, but I have to say something. To my evangelical, charismatic, pentecostal, and third-wave believers, friends, and family— I’m wondering, if something different happens tomorrow, January 20th, than what some voices are saying—whether it be prophets or Q sources–how many will backpedal, or spiritualize their prophecies or Q information, or move the predicted
Outback Steakhouse Healing
Today I took my daughters on a daddy-daughter lunch date at Outback Steakhouse. As I was paying, I felt like our waiter was in pain and had 4 conditions in her body. Not only did all the pain leave, but she also felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. She was so stunned and so thankful.
How Vineyard History Can Give Practical Insight to Discerning Prophetic Words
I started re-reading Bill Jackson’s book, The Quest for the Radical Middle. I remember years ago when I read this book, I was so captivated by the history of the Vineyard and I still am. I’m so grateful to be a part of the Vineyard. I came into the Vineyard in my early 20’s, and I’ve
What is 2020 vision? And how clearly are we seeing?
What is 2020 vision? And how clearly are we seeing? 20/20 vision is often described as “perfect” eyesight, but it’s only a reflection of the sharpness or clarity of vision at a certain distance. Sometimes, people see well from a distance but have trouble with near vision. It’s also said that hindsight is 20/20. I’m
T-Mobile just opened her heart to Jesus and got healed over the phone
Another customer care agent from T-Mobile just opened her heart to Jesus and got healed over the phone. Today I got my new iPhone 12 pro in the mail. I was having trouble activating it, so I called T-Mobile and spoke to Daphne. As I was ending the call, I felt like I had some
A T-Mobile customer care agent just opened her heart to Jesus
A T-Mobile customer care agent just opened her heart to Jesus over the phone and got healed!!! Come on Jesus!!! I just got off the phone with a T-Mobile agent. I called to check on an order for the new iPhone 12 pro. It was one of those frustrating, inconvenient moments. I had ordered online but
I don’t get the Gospel.
I don’t fully understand how good God is, how lost I am without Him or how good and in right standing I now am because I have been hidden in Christ. I forget how real God is, how near He is, how far I am and yet how close I am to Him. It is
Follow the way of the Lamb
I heard one leader say recently to Christians, “Let’s put our attention and focus on following the Lamb and not a donkey or an elephant.” I’ve been processing that thought… If I’m following an elephant I trample on real people affected by real issues, and if I’m following a donkey I kick hard at
I see a great reset and a great awakening!
I have a feeling that everything that’s going on in our world with the Covid pandemic, and with what is happening in the evangelical, charismatic, pentecostal, and third-wave movements of the church with the prophets and politics, that there is coming a great reset. It’s a reset back to the main and plain of
Jesus’s unconditional, generous love devastates and destroys the power of sin.
When you become aware of your sin, know it’s a holy gift to turn from your sin and run into and embrace the generous and unconditional love of a good God. Repentance is a gift of God’s love, and grace is the power to walk it out. The enemy condemns you or says your sin
May We Come to the Table of Discovery
Here’s what I’m learning. We’re all just trying to figure this whole thing out. Some of us are speaking out, some are quietly pondering, some of us are praying and fasting, others are pointing the finger at each other, while others are just giving the finger. These can be polarizing times with a pandemic and
Another Apple Care Agent got healed over the phone and gave her life to Jesus!
Another Apple Care Agent got healed over the phone and gave her life to Jesus! Today, I was following up on my Apple iPhone 11 order, because I was needing to do an exchange. As Kalay the Apple Care agent was helping me with the order, I felt the Holy Spirit give me 5 words
Apple Care Representative Healed over the phone!
Today, I was calling to find out about the new iPhone 11 that is coming out and if I was eligible for a trade in / upgrade. Danisha was the Apple Care agent helping me. At the end of the call I said, “Danisha, can I ask you a question? It’s unrelated to my call.
Online Chat Agent Gets Healed and Opens His Heart to Jesus this morning!!! Come on JESUS!!!
I was on online chat with a customer service agent as I was looking into a purchase, hoping to just get a phone number I could use to speak to someone in person. The person I was chatting with was Isak, and he gave me the phone number I needed. But before we ended the
Two waitresses get healed and give their lives to Jesus!
Jeanine and I are having a beautiful anniversary dinner on the beach. We had incredible steaks, lobster, fish, desserts, and wine. I ended up praying for our waitress, and she was healed from pain in her wrist from a surgery that didn’t go right. I got a word of knowledge for another server as she
Man gets healed at gun range and recommits his life to Jesus
Check out this testimony and video below!!! Come on Jesus!!! Today Jeanine and I went to get certified with Leland for gun safety and for me to get a license for conceal and carry. So I will now be the pistol packing preacher 🤣. I got a gun more for a hobby to shoot at the
Healing at Panda Express drive-thru!!
Picking up a late lunch for the family at Panda Express. I prayed for the drive-thru lady. All the pain leaves out of her heels and her lower back. She was smiling and teary-eyed. She kept holding onto my hand saying thank you. Come on Jesus! Our job is to put Jesus on display as
I had a word of knowledge for our waitress about a pain in the middle of her back.
She said yes, she was just in a recent accident and injured her back. I asked her what her pain level was if she were to rate it on a scale from 0-10. She said it was a 7. I said, “OK, watch this. We are going to get rid of your pain.” She looked
McDonalds drive thru healing and salvation!
I was taking Tyler to get some breakfast before church. As I pulled up to the window, I asked the cashier if she had been suffering with a breathing problem and neck issue. She said, “Yes, I have asthma. I can feel the pressure on my chest. And I have this strange rash on my
Healing through online chat messaging with Cox Internet agent
We’ve been having issues with our Cox internet speed and I couldn’t remember my username or password. So I was chatting with Alice via online customer service messaging. She helped me with what I needed. Before I was going to say thank you, I felt 4 physical impressions going on in her body. So I
Manager Of Bob’s Burger Gets Healed And Gives Her Life To Jesus!!!
We had to rush for lunch, and the mall was packed. The only place we didn’t see a line was at a fast food restaurant in the mall called Bob’s Hamburger. There was a restaurant next to us that was a buffet that looked much better, and our Brazilian friends where trying to get us
Amazon Customer Care Lady Gets healed and comes to Jesus!
My new luggage was destroyed that I bought on Amazon. So I called Amazon early this morning— like 3am—from Brazil to find out how to take care of the return so I can get my money back. As I was in the phone I had this thought: I wonder if this is going to be
Sales Call Turns Into The Salesperson Getting Healed And Giving Their Life To Christ!!!
Sales call turns into the salesperson getting healed and giving their life to Christ!!! This afternoon, Shelly, a travel agent who was trying to sell me a travel package to Las Vegas, just got healed and opened her heart to Jesus over the phone. Shelly had a unusual condition with her hand and knuckles. She
3 Crazy Phone Call Encounters!
3 crazy phone call encounters! One person gave their life to Jesus, and the other two experienced healing and encountered the presence of the Holy Spirit over the phone! Today, I was checking in on some of my credit card accounts. Three customer care agents I spoke to all encountered the presence of the Holy
The Lord hasn’t passed you by. He is going to heal you.
10 years unable to walk without the aid of a walker or handicap scooter. During one off the ministry times at the More Love More Power conference, I happened to notice a lady sitting on her mobile walker. I could see the Lord’s presence resting over her, and I felt like I was to go
Crippling MS healed and Deaf ear opens
This is a crazy encounter and a crazy story! Check out the video testimony as well! Jeanine and I were at the Urban T-house today, and I got up to go to the restroom. As I walked past a table, a woman seated in a motorized cart reached up and grabbed me. “I remember you!”
A Search for Legos Leads to a Kingdom Encounter
A Search for Legos Leads to a Kingdom Encounter The boys have been on the hunt for the new Lego figures from the Lego Movie. We even went to the Lego store today, and they didn’t have them in, and neither did Target. So I told the boys we’d stop by one more store after
Purchasing a gag gift in the mall opened the door to a kingdom encounter
Purchasing a gag gift in the mall opened the door to a kingdom encounter for two ladies! The Holy Spirit has a great sense of humor. Yesterday afternoon I was picking up a surprise gag gift for A.T. Hargrave’s 30th B-day party last night. I braved the crazy Christmas crowd at the mall so I