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Monday
Dec052016

More than a Dream

Are you already making a list of New Year’s resolutions? Instead of trying to change yourself, let the Word change you at the 2017 Phoenix Gospel Truth Seminar on January 5-7. Admit it—most resolutions end up as unfulfilled dreams anyway.

Andrew Wommack visits Arizona at the open of each year, along with a guest speaker, to kick off his first GTS of the new year. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Bill Winston. People travel from all over the United States and Canada to attend this event. The 2016 seminar produced many supernatural healings as Andrew and Arthur Meintjes taught on pride and humility.

“I took fifteen pages of notes last night,” said attendee Kelly about one of the evening meetings. “Andrew said if you could get yourself out of the way, you could be effective. That was my takeaway last night.”

“We are having a great time,” one couple said. “It is a great way to bring in the new year.”

One person had this to say about the last Phoenix GTS:

“This was the first place I was able to see Andrew in person. This is like full circle. [I] went to Charis Bible College, and now I am back at the Phoenix GTS. You are free to develop relationships. It is a melting pot of different cultures…. What a better way to spend New Year’s [than] getting the Word and being in God’s presence!”

Jerry, another attendee, said that he liked “the casual style, the personable prayer, the congregation, the facility, the city, meeting Andrew, and some of the prayer ministers. It was a wonderful experience!”

On top of connecting with other like-minded believers and enjoying the teaching, many were also healed. In one instance, cataracts had clouded the eyesight of one man who received prayer. After ministry, his vision started clearing up and he could see the lights become brighter. He returned the next night to tell the prayer minister that he wasn’t wearing glasses anymore because his eyes were clear. Another healing occurred when a woman was prayed for who had a cyst on her sinuses, causing her sinuses to be blocked and her eye to droop. After prayer, her sinuses instantly opened and her eye no longer drooped! Another woman had trouble sleeping at night, so she went for prayer. The next day she came back and reported that she slept the whole night through.

And the healings kept coming! Another guest of the event received prayer for his limited hearing—and complete hearing was restored in both ears. An attendee who had suffered debilitating side effects from a stroke was also healed after prayer from the ministry team. This person was able to march, do heel lifts, and even go for a walk! One prayer minister alone reported praying for eight different people who suffered from back pain, and every one of them walked away no longer feeling pain.

What do you want to see in 2017? Whether you need direction for the coming year, help getting out of debt, or even the motivation to get in shape, the Word empowers you with “all things that pertain unto life and
godliness”
(2 Pet. 1:3).

Don’t wait! Make plans to come to the next Phoenix GTS, on January 5-7, with Andrew Wommack and Dr. Bill Winston. The conference is free, but please register ahead of time. It’s a great way to start the New Year!

Your life will be transformed as your heart grabs a hold of the Word that goes out. It’s much more than a dream. Make one New Year’s resolution: Attend the 2017 Phoenix Gospel Truth Seminar. You’ll be glad you did!

Post a comment below if you plan on coming!

Thursday
Dec012016

God’s Servants to You

Have you ever heard the song “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”? From the time I was a toddler, my dad would sing this hymn to me any time he needed me to stand up—to help me get dressed, to get off the couch, to do a chore. He would sing, and I would pop up. It worked every time. Years later, those words still resonate in my spirit. That old hymn begins like this:

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross!
Lift high his royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.

We are Christian soldiers for King Jesus to fight against spiritual darkness. Likewise, God has set in place earthly checks and balances, like the police and military, to preserve and protect our communities and nations against wrongdoers. Romans 13:3-4 (Amplified Bible) lays out God’s purpose for law enforcement and what our relationship should be with them:

“For [civil] authorities are not a source of fear for [people of] good behavior, but for [those who do] evil. Do you want to be unafraid of authority? Do what is good and you will receive approval and commendation. [4] For he is God’s servant to you for good. But if you do wrong, [you should] be afraid; for he does not carry the [executioner’s] sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an avenger who brings punishment on the wrongdoer.”

As a way to thank those who protect and serve the Colorado county where Charis Bible College’s main campus resides, Andrew Wommack Ministries and Charis hosted an appreciation banquet and fundraiser for their local first responders this past September. Hundreds from the county participated in honoring their firefighters, law enforcement officers, medical technicians, and paramedics. All first responders and their guests ate for free. Each guest also had the option of paying for an individual ticket, sponsoring a table, or donating funds directly to a first responders’ fund. In total, the event raised $55,712, and the money was split evenly between the Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District and the Northeast Teller County (NETCO) Fire
Protection District.

After the fundraiser, a public response was issued from the NETCO board:

“We would like to say thank you to the citizens of Teller County, the sponsors and donors, along with Mayor Neil Levy and master-of-ceremonies Debbie Miller, but especially Andrew Wommack Ministries/Charis Bible College and staff for hosting the First Responder Banquet and Fundraiser. It was truly a wonderful evening and we are honored to have received such praise
and appreciation.”

Through the nonprofit organization Shield616, AWM also provided upgraded armor to local police departments. Sixteen body armor kits were purchased and donated by AWM, enabling God’s servants to stand strong and
be protected.

As I think about the results of this generous gift to a group so underappreciated, I can hear my dad’s voice:

Put on the Gospel armour,
Each piece put on with prayer;
When duty calls or danger
Be never wanting there.

Remember the first responders in your community this Christmas. If you’re not in a position to give to them financially, at least pray for their safety. John 15:13 (AMP) says, “No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends.” As God’s agents, first responders are demonstrating a great love—Jesus’ love—to the community through their service. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how you can be a blessing to them this Christmas season. Serve each other in love as your heavenly Dad sings over you:

To him that overcometh,
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.

Post a comment below if this has blessed you.

 

Join Andrew Wommack in Phoenix, Arizona! Make plans to come out January 5-7, 2017, for the Phoenix Gospel Truth Seminar. (Special room rate available until December 5.) For more information and to register, visit this page.

Monday
Nov282016

Interview with a Nonconformist

Recently Andrew Wommack sat down with Gordon Pettie of Revelation TV for an interview at the 2016 Grace and Faith Conference in the UK. Andrew shared with his host a broad range of things, like what he does to unwind, how he became a worldwide minister of the Gospel, and the testimony of his son coming back from the dead. Here’s an inside look into Andrew’s life—someone who’s allowed the Word to transform him. The following is an excerpt from that interview:

Gordon Pettie: Andrew, it’s a pleasure to have you. Thanks for taking the time to join us on Revelation TV.

Andrew Wommack: Well, thanks for having me, Gordon. It’s a pleasure.

GP: Andrew, when somebody appears on TV screens and on big platforms, people sort of think in some way they’re [a] very special kind of people. Can I just start by asking you a few ordinary questions? Do you ever get time to read ordinary books?

AW: Well, I guess I have the time, but I am so committed to the Word of God and how powerful it is that if I get a few moments, I’ll read the Bible. I only read maybe one or two books a year, and that’s pushing it. I have to force myself to do that. So, I really don’t read much outside the Bible.

GP: Okay, and what about to relax? Do you get time to relax?

AW: What I do to relax is, I have twenty-six acres, and it always needs work. And so I’m always working on that. And then I’ve got a wood shop that the Lord blessed me with. I’ve got some great equipment, and I make bowls, candleholders, and belt buckles—like this belt buckle. And I build stuff out of wood. That’s what I love to do.

GP: All of us have to keep our Christian life real and fresh. How do you do that?

AW: Personal relationship with the Lord. I got born again when I was eight, but when I was eighteen, I had this encounter with the Lord where, I mean, Jesus became real to me. And He changed my life. And, Gordon, I’ve never gotten over it.

GP: Did the Lord give you a vision that one day you’d become an international speaker?

AW: Did you know that when I first got turned on [to] the Lord, I instantly had the desire to have a worldwide ministry. I saw myself ministering to people all over the world, but it was just a desire. And so everything I did was a step in that direction. I pastored three little churches, and I was willing to stay pastoring these churches if that’s what God wanted me to do. I loved it, and I was seeing people’s lives changed. But when I got an opportunity to go on radio again, I just always had it in my heart that God was going to give me a platform to reach large numbers of people. So, when I started on radio, that was a big thing, and I really focused on that. And then our radio [audience] began to grow, and we had responses from all over the United States. And so I started traveling and following those up. And I knew that someday I was going to go on television, but I didn’t know when.

GP: Tell us one of your favorite verses out of the Scriptures.

AW: Well, I’d probably go to the ones the Lord used to change my life: Romans 12:1-2. Those are the first two verses I ever got: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Watch the full interview here!

Post a comment below if this has blessed you.

 

Join Andrew Wommack in Phoenix, Arizona! Make plans to come out January 5-7, 2017, for the Phoenix Gospel Truth Seminar. (Special room rate available until December 5.) For more information and to register, visit this page.