Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Who Gets the Glory?

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Many years ago, at the church where I pastored, a fella uttered a prophecy to me in a service. The gist of it was that my church, his church, and one other church in the area were going to be at the forefront of a great revival. … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Who Gets the Glory?

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Check the Source

Building People of Substance for Works of Power One day last Fall, I was in my office praying and reading my Bible. It was early, around 7 AM. The phone rang. The caller ID said “Lonnie Hilton.” I was a little anxious as I answered. It’s unusual for my pastor to call me so early … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Check the Source

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Test All Things

Building People of Substance for Works of Power She seemed like a very nice lady. She was a friend of my wife’s mom, who said she was a prophetess. God spoke through her directly to others. Now you must understand I had only been saved a few months, and Spirit-filled a few weeks. This was … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Test All Things

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Justice and Mercy

Building People of Substance for Works of PowerWe can do this! “Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.” (Matthew 1:19 NIV) ‘ I don’t think Joseph gets enough credit for a lot of things. … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Justice and Mercy

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Vessels of Honor

Building People of Substance for Works of Power For several years now, I have been a fairly consistent bicycle rider. In Arizona, that means drinking lots of water. You need a good water bottle. Most are some sort of plastic which often makes the water taste just a little off. Exposed to the sun, that … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Vessels of Honor

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Character Matters

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Many years ago, I knew a fella who was an extremely gifted worship leader. I mean the guy could take a room full of people into the presence of God and leave them there. He just could. He was also extremely likeable. These attributes combined to lead … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Character Matters

Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Be Filled With the Spirit

Building People of Substance for Works of Power Speaking with tongues as part of the experience of being filled with the Spirit is a gateway into the supernatural realm. Unfortunately, many churches don’t practice or preach this experience. Why would Spirit-filled people who have experienced this great blessing shy away from seeking to pass it … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Be Filled With the Spirit