My Book Report on
The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind
Access to a Life of Miracles - by Bill Johnson
- Briefly write what the whole book is about and why the author has written it. (Imagine the author will read this and would say, “Yes, this is the main point(s) of my book.) The overarching message of this book is that the impossible and the miraculous is, or should be normal in the life of Christians. If we are preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom one should expect signs, wonders and miracles to confirm the message with power. “I have come to see that the normal Christian life means miracles, spiritual intervention, and revelation. It means peace, joy love, a sense of wellbeing and purpose - all these traits that elude so many Christians. Written into the spiritual DNA of every believer is an appetite for the impossible that cannot be ignored or wished Away. The Holy Spirit, the very Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in us, making it impossible for us to be content with what we can only see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.Our hearts know there is much more to life than we perceive with our senses; we are spiritually agitated by the lack of connection with the realm of the supernatural. In the end, nothing satisfies the heart of a Christian like seeing so-called impossibilities bow their knees to the name of Jesus. Anything less is abnormal and unfulfilling.” pg 31 We have sadly become a body that is disappointed and tired of waiting for God to do something. We have lost sight of God being good and have come to see him like the 3rd servant in the story of the talents. We have such a orphan mindset that we don’t feel we deserve God to move and often people feel they don’t want to bother God with daily problems just the really big stuff when they have exhausted ever other option. “Large numbers of christians are practical atheists who disbelieve in an active God. “ Jack R. Taylor pg 24 Yet God’s heart is that we walk in intimate relationship with Him. Bill Johnson does a wonderful job combating much of the prevalent unbelief, doubt and the trappings of religion that hold us to form and tradition and have forgotten how to move powerfully as a co-creator with the Almighty God.
- Briefly outline 4 major points of the book as the author presents them including page numbers. “ A.•God is changing the way Christians think about the so-called impossible. He is teaching us to work hand in hand with the Kingdom so the reality of heaven comes crashing into earthly problems and overwhelms them.” pg 30 All to often God is the last resort rather than our first resort. I am sure this grieves the heart of God. I’m not saying one should not go to doctors if they are sick or to a financial planner if your are broke. I am simply say that should not be your first stop. Our first stop when encountering a problem should be to seek God for His plan for how to handle it. Seek him for a creative solution if it involves seeking worldly council and expertise then move forward in faith knowing that God is directing you and that what ever you are facing is not too big for him to handle. There sometimes is a very fine line between faith in God and irresponsible foolishness. Sometimes they may look to be one and the same to on lookers. With faith in God one believes God is good and has a good plan for their life. Even hardship and difficulties become an opportunity for knowing God in a deeper way. If God is our first resort than we will see those Kingdom realities crash into our earthly problems to overwhelm them for His glory.
B• Our assignment has never been about what we can do for God, but what can God do through us. That is the essence of the gospel: to do exactly what Jesus did and destroy the works of the devil. That is normal Christianity, Miracles are normal. Salvation and deliverance are normal. Revelation, prophetic insight, and word of knowledge are normal. But to return to that original mission, we must radically change the way we think we must repent and renew our minds. pg 41-42 Too many of us spend way too much time trying to figure out what we are here for. We don’t understand the idea that we can dream with God. I am always reminded of the verse that says The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It is wisdom to know His great love for us and that we don’t have to be terrified that he is going to squash us like a bug for some misstep. I am finding that changing the way people think takes time and constant effort to present the reality instead of the lies that we have ascribed to be true. We have settled for a powerless form of Christian life in our day and I am willing to be a change agent and to proclaim that our God is amazing and powerful and wants to be part of our experience if only we would invite him to be part of it.
C• The plug gets pulled on God’s power whenever we resort to tradition rather than the continual, fresh hearing of the Word of God. Tradition isn’t necessarily an evil thing; it’s just usually yesterday’s word. The Bible says faith comes from hearing - not from having heard. pg 98 Tradition is a funny thing. Sometimes we are carrying on a way of doing things because it really is a way that works well. Too often we don’t know why we just do it because that is the way it has always been done and we are not going to be the person who rocks the boat. I love how this quote says that tradition is yesterday’s word. It is the manna from years ago and while it may have once been alive and exactly what was needed it has become dry and moldy. We need constantly to be hearing the fresh message filled with a NOW message. Its funny in the church, the tendency is to get something that works or brings the anointing and we get stuck in a rut believing that IS the way to do it from now on. We have to continually be seeking God to hear and dream with him things that are meant for this time in history.
D • The Church won’t transform cities though continuous revival meetings but by allowing Kingdom creativity and power to flow into communities. pg 150 The whole message of creativity in this book has been a confirmation of so much that I have long believed and practiced. I generally feel a bit out of place around most people because the see me as somehow special in that they could never do such creative things. I am special only in that I have identified with the creativity of God. He said he made us in His likeness. I look around and see His creativity and I want to create something as cool as a giraffe or paint with flowers. Granted my pallet is a bit smaller yet I have dared to believe that what I create makes God happy. I love this verse from Zephaniah 3:17 “ The Lord your God has arrived. What wealth and mighty power he brings you - saving you and giving you victory. He will take such delight in your that it will make him leap for joy, twirl and spin, even shout with gladness! You will be his feast of Joyful pleasure! YES he will renew you with his love. I have spent too much of my life trying to fit in. I never really fit in the boxes of others expectations and all to soon feel cramped and frustrated. I have been realizing more and more that its ok to be me, its ok if others don’t understand how I think, or what motivates me to create things. My Pappa is twirling and spinning. I remember one night when I was worshiping and the songs all felt very tired to me. There was a point where I just let go and flowed in the Spirit. In that moment it was like I was swept into the great dance of Heaven and I felt like I heard God say “now that was worship.” We transform cities by being who God uniquely created us to be, not by trying to be like someone else.
“Why do you think there has been such an assault on artists in the Church? Because the enemy wants to separate us from the creative force that thinks outside the box. Those ideas can change the world.” pg 151
- Thoughtfully explain one main strength (or point of agreement) with the author.
“What is free to operate in heaven - joy, peace, wisdom, health, wholeness and all the other good promises we read about in the Bible - should be free to operate here on this plant, in your home, your church, your business, and your school. What is not free to operate there - sickness, disease, spiritual bondage, and sin, - should not be free to operate here, period. That in a nutshell is our assignment as believers on earth, and that is what my church and certainly many others in the Body of Christ are working toward with more focus and energy than ever before. We are out to destroy the works of the devil. It’s an awesome way to live.!” pg 33 As a whole, we the church have settled for tradition and being comfortable over moving in step with a creative God. We have been like the people who saw Moses’ glowing from being in God’s presence and are to quick to say put a sack over that - it makes us feel uncomfortable. We all to often want a God we can control our own genie in a bottle rather than the God of the Universe who is resplendent and astounding in His creativity. The coolest thing is when we realize, that in his great creative plan he made each of us in His image. Then He blesses us by teaching us to get with his plan and purpose and says “Yea!!!! I am with you always even unto the end of the age.” ( my paraphrase of Matthew 28:20) We are not hopeless orphans we are his adopted sons and daughters. We are part of his family. “Kingdom thinking knows that anything is possible at any time. It’s activated when you and I with tender hearts surrender to the thought patterns of God, when we receive His imaginations and say “yes”. We want our minds to be full of Kingdom leaven, Kingdom influence. We want miracles, and we want those miracles to have their full effect on us, changing the way we see and behave”. pg 100 We are to be a gateway people for the free flow of heavenly realities into this planet” pg 62 Large numbers of Christians are practical atheists who disbelieve in an active God. They wouldn't say it that way; no church’s written doctrine would declare there is no God. But believers face situations daily without bringing God into the picture. Like Herod, they say there is no divine intervention in practical living. The are professing Christians but live exactly like their atheist neighbors whenever they face a problem. They don’t think to get God’s counsel through His Word, or invite God to intervene. pg. 96
4. Write down some of your favorite sentences in the book.
Honestly it would have been easy to underline the whole book. Perhaps my giant list of quotes may seem excessive, but this book was rich with treasure to be scooped up from almost every page. I have italicized the quotes and put my comments about why I underlined them in regular type.
When we pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,” we’re praying for the King’s dominion and will to be realized right here, right now. pg 32 I don’t want to pray empty in effective prayers. I want to gain a better understanding of the standards of heaven and to believe and see results as I pray for individuals and and places in our world to be transformed for God’s glory.
We are not just to be people who believe the right things about God, but people who put the will of God on display, expressing it and causing others to realize”Oh, so that’s what God is like.” Healing and deliverance and restoration do much more than solve the immediate problem; they give people a concrete demonstration of who God is. “ pg 35 To model the Kingdom in all I do and say. I create beautiful hands on prayer lofts about every quarter for my church. They are displays of things I see in the word about God and his love for his people. I am realizing that not just the things I create by my own life is a display of His glory and goodness each and every day.
“ Go heal the sick, preach the good news, demonstrate who I am and what I am like. Extend My Kingdom!”pg 38
God has made it (the mind) to be the gatekeeper of the supernatural.” pg 42
Hear, O earth! Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people - the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not headed My words nor My law, but rejected it Jeremiah 6:19 pg 42
When we come into agreement with the primary mission, our minds become powerful tools in God’s hands. This explains why there is such an intense war being waged for your mind and your mental agreement. Every thought and action in your life speaks of allegiance to God or satan. Both are empowered by your agreement. Renewing your mind means learning to recognize what comes from hell, and what comes form heaven, and agreeing with heaven.” pg 44 This seems to be the Loud message of God to me this year. What and where am I going to put my agreement. Even in my opinions about others - will I agree with their failings or will I see beyond that and see the destiny of God and believe for it to come to pass.
“Re” means to go back. “Pent” is like the penthouse, the top floor of the building. Repent, then, means to go back to God’s perspective on reality. “ pg 44 I love little things like this that are so child like and simple that this illustration make it make sense and easy to be remembered.
I am convinced that many angels have been waiting around for decades for Christians to live the risk filled lifestyle God expects of us. Their job is to bring the reality of God’s rule into situations that affect and torment humans. Hebrews 1:14 tells us” Are they not all ministering spirits set forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? Angels are necessary to complete the assignment of the Lord. Psalm 104:3 says that God walks on the wings of the wind. The wind is described as an angelic presence. God is actually ushered into a situation by riding on angelic presence. I would dare to say that you have never been involved in any supernatural activity except when the angels of the Lord were there tho enforce and to help you carry out that assignment. A lifestyle with out risks has little need for angelic assistance. pg 56 This is the next frontier for me. It’s not that I haven’t believed in angels and the work that they do. I just haven't had much teaching or even known what questions to ask. I need the Spirit of Council and the Spirit of Wisdom and the Angels themselves to teach me and the Holy Spirit to lead me into Truth concerning Angels and how we are to interact with them.
Your conversion was not God’s ultimate intent for you. It was His initial intent that set you up for the ultimate fulfillment, which is that you be filled with His fullness, living the normal Christian lifestyle as defined by what takes place in heaven. pg 57
We, the Church, the redeemed, are the tabernacle of the Holy Sprit , the eternal dwelling place of God! We are living stones, according to First Peter 2:4-5 fitly framed together , building the eternal dwelling place of God. The House of God is us! pg 58
God wants so much to invade this world with the reality of what was purchased on Calvary. But He waits for a people who will live the normal Christian life, putting themselves at risk, constantly tapping into the invisible resource of heaven that have been standing idle. That is how we function as the House of God. If we understand and are confident in our identity as the House of God, we can do great exploits. pg 59
A most important thing to remember is that the devil is empowered by human agreement! pg 61
Our goal, then, is to agree with heaven all the time, to let our minds be the gate of heaven where angels ascend and descend freely on assignment from God. pg 62
Without a prophetic revelation, the people go unrestrained, walking in circles, having no certain destiny. pg 66 I am tired of walking in circles - I need to be more open to prophetic revelation. I have to move beyond the excesses and miss use of the gift that I have experienced and begin to see this in the light of God’s council and wisdom.
Revelation enlarges the arena that our faith can function in. Deception shrinks our area of faith. pg 70
God has hidden mighty and mysterious things for us, not from us. He has already allotted to us this mysterious realm of the Kingdom, bout it doesn’t come to just anyone. It comes to those who are open and hungry for it. pg 72 I am excited to do more treasure hunting for the things God has hidden for me to discover.
We cannot afford to live only in what we understand because then we don’t grow or progress anymore; we just travel the same familiar roads we have traveled all our Christian life. It is important that we expose ourselves to impossibilities that force us to have questions that we cannot answer. It is a part of the Christian life, which is why the christian life is called “the faith.” the normal Christian life is perfectly poised between what we presently understand and the unfolding revelation that come to us from the realm of mystery. pg 75
Our job is to tap the revelation of the Lord in our area of talent or gifting so that we can accurately and powerfully reflect the King and His Kingdom. pg 75
Renewal comes as revelation leads you into a new experience with God pg 80
To renew the mind we must not just think differently but live differently, in a new experience of the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. pg 81
The revelation of the Kingdom is often spoken of as a living seed of another world that carries with it new possibilities. pg 82
A normal Christian is one who obeys the revelations and promptings of Holy Spirit without understanding. Understanding usually unfolds in the experience. pg 83
Like Jesus, we should live in a posture of dwelling in heavenly realms and living toward the afflictions, infirmities, and difficulties of the world around us. Shouldn’t we function as ambassadors of another world, living in the realm of faith, which is the realm of the Spirit, which is called “the kingdom”? But most of us have not realized that we can demand that the truth become an experience. Revelation should change our hearts before we could ever explain what we learned.” pg 84
God gives us miracles to train us how to see differently. A miracle is a school. Or think of it this way: Just as there are nutrients in food, so in every situation and encounter with God comes filled with the “nutrients” necessary to make us strong as representatives of God on this planet. “ pg 92
Pharisees provide explanations, not solutions. pg 96 Ouch Lord forgive me for anytime I have explained why why we can’t do something rather than going to you for a solution.
When Jesus is at hand, a problem takes on a purpose. Without His redemptive touch, the problem is just another work of the devil. Jesus was so focused on solutions that He didn’t even entertain the Pharisaical debate. pg 97 I need more walls to post these kinds of quotes from the books we read. Engrave them in my heart and mind on some of those walls I have erected allow them to be places to display your truth not places that I hide behind in fear of being seen for who I truly am.
When God does a miracle for you, and you get to see it and be a part of it, He is teaching you how to see into the invisible realm. A miracle is a tutor, a gift from God to show us what exists on the other side. When I experience a miracle, and later revert back to the same doubts, complaining, moaning and groaning, it’s because I have not allowed the testimony of the Lord to have its full effect on the way I think. pg 99 I am bothered that my church is yet again singing the same old tune about only having about 4 months till we run out of money and close the doors. Its time to sing a new song of praise to our God. Help me Lord to lead that singing of your truth, your power, your goodness, and your glory.
Most people’s ministry involves trying to get God to fix problems on earth when we should be commanding storms to be calm. We should see situations from heaven’s perspective and declare the word of the Lord and watch heaven invade. pg 102
The tragedy is that many believers can’t yet distinguish the difference between the burden of the Lord and the weight of their own unbelief. pg 103 Ouch, really was that necessary? This is an uncomfortable quote and sadly the reality in far to many believers lives. Well and before I go trying to remove that splinter from my brothers eyes I better remove the dang plank from my own. To often the weight of responsibility that I have felt has probably been more the result of my own doubts in myself and fear that God might leave me hanging. I struggled for years with feelings of I’m not enough. Not so much any more but enough that this quote burns like alcohol or salt on a cut.
The time to pray is beforehand, like Jesus did, crying out to God in private times when nothing was going wrong. That’s how to store up power and create an inner atmosphere of peace and faith that you take with you into the troubling situation. pg 104 As we develop that daily relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we are in a sense adding to the bank account that can be drawn upon in times of trouble.
Let’s recognize that we are equipped for each storm We have been trained by past miracles to see present solutions. pg 104
When we succumb to guilt and shame, we give in to the single older temptation in the Bible: the temptation to question our identity and God’s identity. pg 107
Why does worry shout so loudly for our attention? Because if we look at it long enough, it will gain our trust. Pretty soon we begin praying out of fear, and eventually we quit praying and start looking for sympathy. We have trusted that other voice. and it won the affections of our heart. pg 115
I pray for so many people and they ask for prayer for my cancer, my pain, my cold, my depression. They have owned it as their own and it has become part of the lie that has formed their warped identity. Worry is a waste of time. I have more energy to do the things I desire when I haven't wasted it on worrying.
Every testimony of His work in someone’s life is a prophecy for those with ears to hear. It is a promise that He’ll do the same for us because God is no respecter of persons. (see Acts 10:34) and He is he same yesterday, today and forever (see Heb 13:8) But the testimony must be heard, spoken, written down, and reviewed. pg 117 I have written lots of things down - the problem is in locating them.
We must declare the goodness and faithfulness of God even in the midst of our trial, before we have an answer. pg 122 I am always reminded of 2 Chronicles 20. Praise is a mighty weapon.
In Revelation we see this gate called praise again and discover that it is made out of one solid pearl (see Rev. 21:21) Think for a moment. How is a pearl formed? Thought irritation and conflict. A granule of sand gets inside of an oyster shell, and a pearl forms around the granule to keep it form doing hair. The Bible’s paring of praise with irritation is not coincidental. When we are stuck in conflict and uncertainty, and yet we praise Him without manipulation, it is a sacrifice. It means we are reacting in a way that produces something beautiful. In that moment a gate is formed. a place of entrance where the King of glory can invade our situation. pg 123
God’s first language is not English. He communicates with us in various way, through impressions of the heart, mental pictures, feelings, emotions, and physical sensations. When we ignore our bodies, we are at least sometimes ignoring the voice of God. pg 134
“The Bible teaches that the power of God is concealed and hidden in the hands (see Hab 3:4) “ NIV reads like this….His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. pg 136 Well as a massage therapist this verse is exciting to me. I prayed that God would help me find a field to work in that would use my spiritual gifts, especially the laying on of hands. He is so good because I had never even had a massage when I went to massage school.
The normal Christian life is a partnership between God and each one of us, played out in everyday living as we become the gate of heaven, releasing the manifestation of God’s reality for those around us. pf 139
With our an independent will, we become animated playthings, dolls, programmed toys. But with a free will, we become lovers of God and willing co-laborers with Him. And when we co-labor with Him, our ideas can literally change the course of history. pg 140
God wants to be impacted by what you think and dream. God is after your desires. He’s after intimacy with you. pg 144
The Kingdom is bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside. There is room for our desires, our creativity, our ideas. pg 145 Having been a big Dr. Who fan I love this quote. The Tardis is pretty cool but the Kingdom is incredible.
We ask God to do a new thing through us, but expect Him to do it in a familiar way. Many Christians pray, and when their mind wanders they think it is the devil distracting them. That may sometimes be the case, but maybe our “devil’ is too active our God too inactive. When your mind wanders, maybe God is leading you to creative solutions to problems. Yo may have been resisting ideas from heaven and keeping to rigid, religious practice of prayer. pg 147
Unfortunately, religion has programmed us to shut down anything that might be a personal desire, so we let the world around us do the dreaming, and we draft into their dream. Many Christians never feel the liberty to creatively express what God is saying and doing in them personally. pg 148
I read once that every four year old is an artist. Then they go to school and are taught certain standards for art, so not every child remains an artist. I wouldn’t say that the system is always bad, but there is a drive to create in every person that is sometime squelched. pg 149 This just makes me sad, I kept my children out of public school and homeschooled them in their younger formative years. I wanted them to be able to think for themselves and to be able to be creative with out the judgement of peers and the boxes created by our school system. I’m happy to say my children have grown up to retain their creativity.
God out of His ream of glory and dominion, will release to His people ideas, concepts, creative things, and witty inventions that will cause tremendous provision to come to them. pg 150 I can’t say that to this point any of my witty inventions have caused tremendous provision but they have blessed a lot of people and stirred them on to greater faith and trust in Jesus. I can say that God has always taken good care of me. Always provided for my needs. Perhaps I have never to this point needed tremendous provision. I met a Pastor from Kenya, Africa last Sunday and He invited me to come and speak at his church. I believe I have a global ministry inside of me. It may not look like much yet but I will need tremendous provision for such a ministry and I can believe that God will give me some witty invention or idea that will provide what is needed, when the time comes. Who knows maybe someone out of the many people I have blessed with my creativity will be moved to support that global ministry. For today I do what the Lord shows me and I leave the future in His most capable hands and enjoy dreaming with him about those adventures.
The tree of life is mentioned again in the Book of Revelation 22:2 with a great prophetic picture of believers partaking of its fruit. That moment lies in the future and so the tree of life in Revelation tells us what will be. But the tree of life in Proverbs tells us what can happen right now. We can partake of the fruit of this tree in our everyday lives at this present time. God has figuratively placed this tree within out reach, and every bite of its fruit releases in us strength and eternal courage, a sense of destiny and purpose. Where does that tree spring from? From the fulfillment of our individual, unique God-given desires. Desire is part of God’s system, His economy. pg 151, 152 I did a small tree of life project a few years ago. I wish I had had this insight at that time. Proverbs 13:12 says Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. My own God given desires cause that tree of life to spring up out of me. Amazing!
Do not be shaped by the opinions of man, but be shaped by your value for His presence. Any price you pay in claiming more territory for God is well worth the exchange. pg 167
5. In what way did this book impact your life as one who transforms cities? How will you be different? The more you and I become empowered and directed by the Spirit of God, the more our lives should defy the natural principles that release spiritual realities. pg 164 I love this I am convinced that Bill Johnson is truly a leader in the church of our day, and it is because he is equipping people to launch out into the unknown with God. He is equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry. We have had too much of abnormal dead tradition filled religious life. It is not normal for a Christian to not have an appetite for the impossible. It’s completely abnormal; it’s a deformity that comes through disappointment and / or bad teaching. pg 165 I am reminded of Amos 5:21 that says “ I hate, I despise your religious festivals: your assemblies are a stench to me.” We need to stop serving up moldy bread and the crumbs from the tables of others who have been in the presence of God and truly fed at His table. We need to be bringing fresh revelation and insight to the places God has planted us. Beyond our churches into our homes, our jobs, our communities. We need to bring His light everywhere we go. “Until Christians decide to co-labor with God in unheard of creativity and off the map dreams, we won’t change the society and the world. We can’t rely on God to do everything. We can’t demand that He come up with all the solutions; we must co-labor with Him. In my personal experience, the more I come into an intimate place with the Lord, the more He blesses the labor of my hands with creativity and new ides. That is God’s desire for every person.” pg 150
6. What challenges(s) have you been given by the Lord to implement some of the strategies in this book? My favorite quote in this book was on page 143 speaking of a passage from 1 Kings 8:15-17. “God said ,” I didn’t choose a city, I chose a man, and the temple was in the heart of the man.” Its’s like He was saying, “The Temple wasn’t my idea. David was my idea.” Incredible! David’s creativity and desires wrote history because God embraced them.” I love this because if there is one word that describes me it is “Creative” In that I am very much like my heavenly Father and I am His idea. He loves my ideas and I often feel His presence and his delight when I am taking steps of faith to create something that I have seen in my imagination. When I get stuck or don’t have the resources or the skills or the time, I pray and God sends me what I need in a variety of ways. I just wait expecting that He will make a way. I love that David’s idea of the Temple it was truly grand and not fully realized until Solomon was able to create it because of the inheritance He received from David in the form of a desire, a dream and a kingdom at peace because of David’s sacrifices.
Each of us has a right and a responsibility to express ourselves creatively in whatever area of life interests us. pg 147
7. My Concluding Thoughts My word this past year has been Legacy. I have found that legacies are left by leaders. The original word legacy in fact meant in the 14th century according to the Online Etymology Dictionary. “a body of persons sent on a mission, from Medieval Latin legit, from Latin legates ambassador, envoy, deputy.” It was not until the mid 15th century that it came to mean property left by will, or a gift by will.
He wants generations to pass on their spiritual inheritance. You see with an inheritance, we get for free what someone else paid for. Sometimes we inherit graces from the Lord where we don’t have to go through some of the process a previous generation went through. pg 154
A spiritual inheritance is about making us more effective and efficient in our representation of the King and His Kingdom. It is not for our gratification. It’s delightful, it’s enjoyable, it’s pleasant, it’s encouraging, but it’s not simply for personal consumption. It is to open doors so that the King and His Kingdom have influence in more places that before. pg 154
“When we do the will of God, we bring Kingdom reality crashing into the works of the devil. We initiate conflict between earthly reality and heavenly reality becoming the bridge and connection point that makes it possible through prayer and radical obedience to assert the rulership of God.” pg 39
“Aren’t you tired of talking about a gospel of power, but never seeing it in action? Aren’t you tired of trying to carry o out the Great Commission without offering proof that the Kingdom works? pg 40