Friday, September 3, 2010

Misty Edwards

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"If I Was the Devil"

If I Was The Devil - from Denton Bible on Vimeo.

Monday, July 26, 2010


I've heard it said, "Religion is a crutch for emotionally weak people."

The fact is that is partly true.  If by religion, you mean my faith and trust in God and His Word and His Spirit, then yes, it is indeed a crutch.  However,  you are wrong on this one point:  I am not emotionally weak.  In fact, I have been made emotionally stable through my faith.  It is my enduring faith which makes me constantly able to emotionally handle the trials of life; trials that would come whether I was a believer or not.

I find many people who claim 'no religion', have nothing to support them when they need it.  While they would claim to have friends or family or even their own strength to push them through, the truth is that all of that worldly support pales in comparison to the Power of God in the life of a believer.  At times, even, you will find the faithless calling on the faithful, to pray for them.  In doing so, you have made MY religion YOUR crutch.  Hypocrite!

Only time will tell the truth of the matter.  In the end, we will all know the truth.  My crutch works for me.  Your lack of a crutch leaves you whining in the storm.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Please Consider Supporting our Work in Haiti

Hope is Fading from Allan Rosenow on Vimeo.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Church: No Witches Allowed

I am not expecting a lot of applause at the end of this.  I recently had a conversation with a friend of ours. During this conversation they mentioned that God had convicted them of certain behavior and that they were 'working on it'.

Unfortunately, I believe a lot of the church is where this dear friend of ours is in their walk.  A lot of believers are 'working on' something and living in disobedience.

In chapter four of his book, Spiritual Boot Camp, Jim McIver talks about obedience.

I actually sat under the teaching of this chapter the night before my conversation and was amazed at the parallels that could be drawn.

When God, and as our friend had stated, other people, comment on certain behavior tendencies that they notice, and they do so in a biblically sound manner, and we refuse to heed that counsel, we are in disobedience to God, and in rebellion.

The issue that was addressed in private through their friends (and the Spirit of God) was not corrected.  Repeated attempts to correct the believer had met with rebellion.  That believer that does not heed the counsel of others in private should prepare for an open rebuke.
1 Samuel 15:23:
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
In the book, Bishop McIver writes:

"Just think, disobedience is an act of departure from God.....God is not impressed with our good ideals.....All that is necessary in following God is this: be led by His Spirit and obey his commands.  Anything that is contrary to God's command is witchcraft and idolatry....There is no rocket science concerning the Will of God....In every area of our lives where God has made His Will clear, we are to obey regardless of the cost."

If God has indeed made His Will clear to you, then 'working on it' is not an option.  Apply the blood to it? Yes!  Pray through it? Yes!  Rebuke it? Bind it? Curse it?  Yes! Yes! and Yes!  But while we are 'working on it' we are still partaking in it and that is disobedience.  That is rebellion.  That is witchcraft.  In fact, the more I think about it, if I am 'working on it', I have either denied the Power of God or not given Him full control over that area of my life.  We all have had that something that we worked on, and, truth be told, we liked it too much to let it go.

So what is it for you?  What have you been working on?  Stop practicing witchcraft and obey God.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Law of Honor

I haven't really had a lot of time to be blogging with all of what's going on around here. This should give you an idea.

Anyway, I started this post over 10 days ago and I have been thinking that maybe someone needs to hear it. Maybe I'll get into detail in the future on this, but for now, here's the basics.

There is a law in effect in the spirit realm; the law of honor. Much like the law of gravity, it can not be avoided.

Your future is determined by who you have chosen to honor (or dishonor). Honor is the seed for honor. As all seeds, it produces after its own kind. I can tell what your destiny will be like; whether grace-filled or tribulation-tossed, by looking at whether or not you honor others and who you choose to honor. I can tell by your ability and willingness to adapt, whether or not you honor others. Adaptation is the proof of honor. You fore go your own desires and needs in order to fulfill the destiny of another, placing them above yourself. Let us prefer one another.

When Joseph was called before Pharaoh, he honored him by shaving his beard. Usually we look at that as he was just cleaning up before going before the ruler. The facts are that beards were normal in his own culture, but considered dirty in Egyptian culture. Joseph adapted. Joseph honored Pharaoh. Pharoah, in turn, honored Joseph. Joseph chose to fulfill Pharaoh's desires in ruling his kingdom - and Joseph, in turn, fulfilled his own destiny.

Many believers are struggling in their walk because they have chosen NOT to honor their leaders. They are not fulfilling their destiny because they complain against leadership; their pastor, their boss, their husband, their teachers, their parents. Complaining does not show honor. Silent submission does.

The Law of Honor is inescapable. We must honor. The fruit will be honor.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Our new blog is up.

It will follow our journey into the mission field.

Staying in the Overflow will remain as a teaching blog.

Weekend Worship

Thanks to Phil.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What Kind of Sheep are You?

There are several different kinds of sheep. In which category will you find yourself?

Solitary Sheep
These sheep stay away from the flock. They isolate themselves when in trouble. They think the rest of the flock is too mature for them and that they are not worthy. Lambs, or new believers, fall into this category frequently. They have so much baggage and not enough knowledge of how to be a proper sheep. they are frequently sick or troubled. They require extra attention. The rest of the flock requires extra grace to deal with them. The shepherd knows exactly what they need and is willing to work with them. The rest of the flock should just be examples of proper sheep.

Hermit Sheep
These sheep stay away to avoid the shearing. These believers don't show up for special services or ONLY for special services. They hold back the offering and usually the tithe also. They won't allow the shepherd or the Holy Spirit to prune them. Their wool grows over their eyes and they are blinded by their own lusts and desires. Wolves devour them easily.

Wandering Sheep
They are never happy with the way things are. Nothing is ever big enough, fast enough or good enough. Praise and Worship is either too long, too short, too loud or too soft; not my style or not diverse enough. The messages are too strong or too soft; too much Word or not enough Word. The seats are too soft or too hard. This is not the way it used to be. They bring discontentment into the flock. They visit other flocks frequently looking for something that is probaly found at home, not realizing that the change that is needed is themselves.

Judas Sheep
They lead others to the slaughter. They are blinded by their own ideas of how things should be. this is mostly due to bad teaching they received elsewhere while 'flock-hopping'. They are not willing to submit to the truth, allowing it to become life in them. They are ALWAYS seeking an opportunity to betray their leaders. They are always looking for a way to prosper at someone else's expense. they lie, cheat and deceive. They are among you and you won't even know it until they commit their deception. They have no love for God's people.

Happy Sheep
Happy Sheep are innocent, but not naive. They trust the shepherd implicitly. They are tender and gracious toward leadership and the flock. They are patient with EVERYONE. They stick with their own shepherd and the flock.
They obey.
They submit.
They don't question authority.
They love.
They follow.
They are Happy Sheep.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Hebrews 13:17

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Weekend Worship

This one's for Phil and Emilly. Be Blessed!