There is a place in the Christian community for the dreamer. What dream has God placed in your heart? Don’t put it aside. Trust God.
The reason many of us can’t love our neighbor is we don’t love ourselves. We are not comfortable with who God made us to be.
Whenever Satan attacks you can be certain God has a great wonderful plan already underway for you and for the people around you.
The secret to hearing God comes from living in accordance to the Spirit and being governed by Him and not by our sinful nature.
The dying process is a part of living out our life for God. Let’s spend less time being concerned about things that really don’t matter to God.
God is not looking for people who go around with their cups outstretched waiting for the next rains to fall. God wants a people who have a well of living water within them and can draw strength from his indwelling Holy Spirit on a daily basis.
If we are going to understand how to have faith, we must understand what the word of God is. How do you receive faith? You receive it by hearing the word of God — both the Rhema word and the Logos word of God.
God honors our worship and He honors the fact that we honor Him. Let everything and everyone that has breath praise the Lord.
The ultimate goal of all our Christian growth—our diligent Bible studies, our prayer and fasting, our relationships and fellowships—is that we enter into a very deep, personal, intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
What do you do when you discover famine in your land of promise? Do you trust God and wait on Him, or do you leave for what, in appearance at least, is greener pasture? Let me assure you: once you get to where you’re going, you’ll quickly find that things aren’t nearly as green as you thought.
A production tape on how to break the bonds of our addiction to food.
We need to be familiar with the language God uses, and learn to recognize His voice; otherwise, we won’t be able to respond to Him when He calls. We must know how to tune out other sounds. If we are distracted by all the background noise or the chattering of other pilots, we will have a hard time hearing what He wants use to do next.
Jesus always initiates the relationship. He comes to us, just as He came to the men on the Emmaus road. But so often our eyes are blinded because we are looking in the wrong direction—away from Jerusalem and the empty tomb. We allow discouragement and despair, instead of the promises of God, to determine our direction.
Jamie discusses the hows and the whys of God shaking His church.
It seems we are all seeking attention. So many of us revel in past accomplishments in our endless search for recognition. Yet, as Christians we are already declared righteous. To God we have great value, regardless if people see it or not. People will always let you down. Look only to God for approval because His opinion is all that matters.
This is the story of Caleb and his lifelong desire to follow the Lord, no matter how difficult the battles that lay ahead.
Only the person who is prayed-up can hear correctly from God. If we want miracles in our lives, we need to be in touch with God on a minute-by-minute basis. Only then will we be able to know God’s heart and be able to pray as God directs us to pray. The only thing that is really important is the kingdom of God, and God is in charge of his kingdom. God desires a relationship with us, one that is open and honest and lasting.
Weariness is one of the main problems that plague God’s people. But don’t give up. God will give you strength to do what He calls you to do.
Jesus stands for us in the judgement court so we do not have to be called before the judge. He is our righteousness and our deliverer. He is our healer and our advocate. He has taken our place and secured our freedom from sin and death.
God wants to manifest Himself to us. He wants to show is His presence and power in ways that defy logical explanation.
Good soil must be prepared. Soil isn’t ready for sowing until it has been thoroughly plowed under and turned over. Show me a Christian who has been plowed, crushed, and broken by the circumstances of life, who has learned to cling to Christ and trust the Holy Spirit in difficult times, and I will show you a person whose soil is prepared and fertile. When the seed falls upon it, it will take root, blossom, and grow.
Jeremiah was led by God to a potter’s house. There he learned important lessons on how God deals with us, teaches us, and molds us.
If we are going to become men and women of God, a separation from the world is necessary. What that looks like will be different for each of us, depending on our mission and our personal strengths and weaknesses. But some things are the same for us all. For example, we can’t walk with one foot in the world and one foot in the kingdom.
It is time for the church of today to break through and move into new dimensions of worship. True worship will lead you into a true relationship with God. Pure worship is when everyone has their eyes on God. Not a pastor or a band. But only on God.
God has an answer for every question you might have. It may come from the Bible. Tt may come from the godly counsel of others. He may whisper it into your spirit or write it on your heart. But God will answer. All you need to do is open the lines of communication with Him, and just ask. He will speak to you.
Jesus said He came so we can have life to the fullest. He is talking about the restoration of that life which was ours originally but was stolen by Satan. It all boils down to our having authority, through Jesus Christ, over Satan.
Jamie teaches on looking at life from the perspective of eternity and how God often places weights on each of us in order to develop a dependence on Him.
There is no map or chart for any of us to follow in this life. It is like a land with no paths. All we have is God’s word and his presence. That’s the only chart we have. If we will put our hand in the hand of Jesus, he will walk with us, step by step, guiding us throughout our life.
How do you trust God? You start by listening and by clearing your mind of previous ideas. Jamie then goes into four specific things he has learned about trusting God and leaning not to his own understanding.
Jamie teaches on not becoming discouraged during the unproductive times or the fruitless seasons of our lives.
With Truth comes change and oftentimes it is too tough to receive. We tend to back away from Truth because we don’t want to change. Why? Because Truth calls for death to the old nature. Jesus said “I am the Truth.” If you know Truth, you will be changed. And that’s frightening for most people.
Jamie shares of his recent trip the White House and his belief that what is going on in the local church is so much more important than what is going on there. Establishing the Kingdom of God in our communities is far more important than dealing with high rollers who will be replaced after the next election.
Jamie talks abou the importance of unity in the body of Christ, especially when crisis comes.
God is purposefully shaking His church in preparation for the end times. He is also bringing us into unity and giving his followers a safe harbor, and it’s all for His glory.
How do we as Christians know we are in togetherness? The fruit of our unity is being able to hear from God and act in agreement, following the spirit as God speaks, and staying attune to his every new direction.
Jamie teaches on being useable to God and being pliable as He molds and shapes us to be who He wants us to be in the Kingdom. “Being used by God means being willing to be changed by God, to progress and move with Him. The usable person is the one who is flexible.”
Who does God use? God is not looking for perfect people. He is looking for yielded people to accomplish His desires and His will on this earth. Regardless of the vessel, God’s word will not return void or empty
God wants us to live a life of usefulness. We all have a dream that our life will count for something. A dream that we can do more than just merely exit. As Christians we have a high calling and we are to press on for whatever that may be, even to the point of suffering for Christ.
Our talents are given to us by God. He expects us to use these talents, invest them, multiple them, and in doing so he will rewards us. Not to use our talents, out of fear or for any other reason, will cause our Lord to be greatly displeased, even to the point of calling us wicked and lazy (Matt. 25:26)
Jamie takes his teaching from Jesus’ parable in Luke 19 about the 10 minas. What are you doing with what God has given you? Are you putting your gifts to work for God or are you simply leaving them buried in the ground?
God will use you in the service of his kingdom right where you are today. It doesn’t matter that you have never been used before. God will use you now, if you let him, if you are fully willing to be used by him. If you are not afraid but you are trusting. All you have to do is to present yourself usable, just the way you are
Here are four things we should do when we find ourselves in a wilderness place in our lives.
There are 3 kinds of people who live in the desert: Dwellers (like the Bedouins), hermits (who purposely go there to stay), and pilgrims (who are just passing through). Following God in our wildernesses will always lead us to the Promised Land. But we must be willing to follow him. It’s part of the Christian life to go through wildernesses, not remain in them.
Jesus asks why we worry when He knows everything that is going on in our lives? Jamie compares worry to an alarm clock. We are to turn it off as soon as it alerts us to something. Then we are to release that situation to God. We are not to wallow in it any more than we are to listen to the alarm once awake.
If you are serious about Jesus, at some point you will come under attack from Satan. But remember, the battle is the Lord’s and it has been won. We are to stand firm in the faith and continue to do what God has called us to do. The Lord is our strength as spiritual forces fight on our behalf in the heavenlies.
Jamie uses King Jehoshaphat as an example for how we should prepare for spiritual warfare. He lists 8 specific ways to prepare for battle, and if we do them, we will never have to draw our sword. The battle will indeed be the Lord’s.
Jamie teaches on the story of Job and the dilemma we sometimes encounter when we know we serve a good and loving God, however, like in the case of Job, there are times when terrible things happen to us.
Do you know that God has a purpose for your pain? He knows all of our troubles and He has a purpose for everything that happens to us. Trust God. He is at work in your life.
Have you ever set out to pray for something and the exact opposite happens instead? Jamie has 3 words for you: Don’t Give Up. Remember, God is on our side and He is watching over us. We just need to begin to look at all things through His eyes with eternity in mind. God desires that we see as He sees, understand as he understands, and to live by faith.
Jamie shares his experiences following his 9 days in the Indonesian and New Guinea jungles, imparting the Holy Spirit to this generation, all over the world.
Jamie shares his testimony 14 years after he was filled with the Holy Spirit and reveals that his spiritual life has been a continual quest to spiritual maturity. There is always more spiritually in store for us if we will only hunger for the things of God, hunger for His Holy Spirit. As we hunger God will continually fill us with his Spirit.
The indicator of growth in the Christian is pain. The Christian is called by God to change from darkness into light and that change causes pain. Yet, our pain is not without purpose. We can never return to the darkness lest we forsake God forever.
Here is the story of Job. Jamie teaches that despite how it seemed to Job, God never turned His back on him. He only removed His conscious presence for a time. Once God sets a person on a path, God may test that individual to see if he will continue to trust God or turn aside when times get hard.
When rains fall into your life, rejoice. God has brought you to that place because he loves you. And remember, whom God loves he chastens, so all the ugliness can be gone and we are matured to have the character of Jesus, complete and not lacking anything.
Jamie shares about the recurrence of cancer in his body. Yet, he knows God has a plan for him, a triumphal procession, as Paul called it, for when things don’t go the way you wanted them to go, as was often the case with Paul.
Psalm 127 shows us God’s perspective: Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. How much of what we do is in vain because it is done for the wrong motivations?
When you place your trust in God alone, you will never be disappointed. God will not let you down. People on the other hand are not to be trusted. They are to be loved, but our trust is reserved for God.
There is something in each of us that says we can run our own life better than God can. Yet, the call of God to his people is the call of the shepherd to his sheep. We are to humble ourselves before him, go where he tells us to go, do what he tells us to do, and be who he tells us to be. Jamie also teaches on the purpose of giving and tithing.
There is something in each of us that says we can run our own life better than God can. Yet, the call of God to his people is the call of the shepherd to his sheep. We are to humble ourselves before him, go where he tells us to go, do what he tells us to do, and be who he tells us to be. Jamie also teaches on the purpose of giving and tithing.
This is Jamie’s last message before undergoing major surgery to remove his cancerous kidney. We must stay under God’s covering, he said, walk with Him in obedience. We are to resist the devil by taking the offensive, not allowing Satan to be the one to call the shots.
As Christians we are a supernatural people. The problem is we still function on a natural level. We do things in the natural and only expect things to be done for us on the natural level. Which is why so many of our prayers go unanswered. God desires for us to see things and do things in the supernatural realm. He desires to answer our prayers and to bless us, supernaturally.
God’s plan is to fulfill biblical prophecy. When Israel became a nation in 1948 that was fulfilling prophecy and now millions of Jews live there. God also has a plan for each of us.
God continues to speak to His people today. He speaks not only through his written word but he also speaks to us through words of prophecy. And when God speaks, we need to listen and we need to obey.
Real purpose in our lives and our church comes only when we know Jesus and follow Him only.
Jesus takes the slightest spark of hope in your life and blows on it, gently. He looks into your life and He sees the spark each of us have. It may be covered up with guilt or sin, but there is a fire burning in the life of every single person. If you allow Him, Jesus will find that fire and blow His Holy Spirit upon it. And when He does it will burst into flame, all for His glory.
We often confuse reconciliation with being restored. In the case of our relationship with God there is restoration. And that is what will open the door for our reconciliation with others on a horizontal basis. Relationships that many of us think can never be healed can indeed be reconciled, healed, through Jesus.
Jamies talks about building families and establishing a true community of God among believers
In his last message of the decade, Jamie leads the congregation in ten specific prayers of repentance. Repentance for the sin of unbelief, rebellion against God, sins of our attitudes, the flesh, dishonesty, greed and more.
Repentance is how we return to God’s will and it is through repentance we strive for holiness. The word holy in the Bible means separated or different. It means to be set apart. God is calling us all to be set apart from the world, to be holy and you get there through repentance. You shut the door on the past and turn around. You say you will not be that kind of person anymore; you will not do those things anymore.
In this Easter service message, Jamie teaches on the death and resurrection of Jesus. He shares about the significance of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume the week before his crucifixion and how it was she who Jesus “surprised” along the pathway on the morning of his resurrection.
The Bible states that we are righteous in the Lord Jesus. We are no longer bound by our old sin nature, and the Holy Spirit has come to convict us not of sin but of our righteousness. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
There is only one thing in this life that counts and that is the crown of glory, righteousness and life that God has been preparing for us. God is looking for a generation who will respond to His calling, people who are moving, not just standing in the way. God wants a people who are willing to sacrifice their life for His purposes and not just seek earthly riches, glory or fame.
Jamie teaches that if Christ came into this world for one thing it was to show us that in Him we are overcomers, winners, and we do not have to allow the world to fashion us into its mold.
Using the text from 1 Corinthians 5, Jamie discusses how to handle sexual immorality and more importantly, restoration, in the church. He then goes on to talk about legal disagreements in the body using the text from 1 Corinthians 6.
The term Shalom in Hebrew has multiple meanings. It means peace, well-being, safety and salvation. Jesus is our Shalom and through Him all obligations are complete.
This is the story of Joseph son of Israel. Jamie teaches how we can be thankful even when bad things happen to us. Whether we are in the ‘pit of correction’ or in the ‘pit of curing’, the Lord our God is with us and he will not leave us alone as he shapes us and molds us to His image.
Jamie teaches on the age-old question, What is Sin? “Christians like to talk about forgiveness, but to understand true forgiveness we need to understand sin, otherwise we don’t know what we are being forgiven of, and the first thing sin produces is unbelief. At the very core of sin is a lack of faith. When Jesus came to the world He came to restore to us the ability to have faith and believe God.”
Jamie discusses 3 basic principles that will help us have victory over sin and achieve spiritual authority through Christ.
From the very foundation of the earth, God had a purpose for you. He created you in His image and not only did He create you but He continues to re-create you. Jesus wants to perfect that which is already in you even your most basic drives and desires. Let Him work and give God the glory in the re-creation process.
Jamie declares that even though tough times may come, the Christian is to stand firm, learning the secrets of being flexible as the winds of adversity blow, and always trust only God. In this tape he shares the story of his car exploding but miraculously no one was permanently injured.
Our lives are shaped by the traumatic things that happen to us and by our reaction to those situations. Jamie shares 5 keys to help get us through traumatic times, times of crisis, as we learn to handle the unfair experiences of life.
Taking lessons from the book of Haggai, Jamie discusses how we as Christians should respond when we find ourselves in times of adversity. He tells us to first determine if it is God or Satan causing the adversity. Then he cautions us to be very careful when blaming Satan for adversity in the life of a Christian because nothing happens to us unless it first flows through the loving hands of God.
God holds the ends of all things in His hands because He is in control. All we need to do is wait on Him, patiently, all the while doing what He has given us to do. We don’t worry and we don’t try to control the future. We wait on the Lord and soon we will soar on wings like eagles.
Do know of people who don’t like you? Who want to harm you? How do you deal with them? There are specific instructions in the scriptures that relate to this situation. And if you will do what God says you are to do, you will find yourself being blessed in the process.
If you are living a life in Christ Jesus, you can expect persecution. In fact, the godlier you become the more persecution will come your way. How do you deal with it? Do you look at persecution as a tool God uses to grow you into the person He wants you to be? Or are you resentful and bitter? God has a higher calling for each of us and it’s through persecution and crisis that we grow into His higher calling.
Too many Christians stop praying before the task is complete, often right before breakthrough arrives. But the scriptures instruct us to keep on praying, to be persistent, to not give up, and in the proper time we will reap a harvest.
Evil can’t stand in the presence of praise, especially in the presence of children praising. That is one reason Jesus said we all should become like children. Little children aren’t worried about the trivial things adults worry about. They just praise God. And when we like children praise God, the very gates of hell begin to shudder and quiver.
Our purpose on earth is to love God, enjoy his presence and allow him to enjoy us. He wants a relationship with us. That is his great desire. All we need to do is recognize him and participate in the presence of God through our prayer life.
Jamie teaches how our prayers are activating agents to enlist the angels to fight spiritual battles on our behalf. Prayer is the key to successful spiritual battles.
Christians need to stop being so critical of each other. They should instead do as the scriptures instruct and pray for their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Just two weeks after receiving his diagnosis of inoperable cancer, Jamie discusses how his new found understanding of prayer has given him the strength he needed to get through that tough time.
Jamie reveals 10 keys to answered prayer taken from the story of Hannah and her prayer for a son, found in 1 Samuel chapter 1.
Jamie teaches on Psalm 37 and how God gives us the desires of our heart
As Jamie prepares to ordain new elders, he teaches on the authority and responsibility of being a leader and minister in the Church.
Being a servant is a calling for everyone who desires to be in leadership while in the service of the Lord
Jamie teaches on what the Bible clearly defines as the lifestyle of Jesus. How then should our lifestyle be, as the followers of Christ? How should we regard material things? How should we regard others?
Jamie teaches on how God wants for us to love each other as brothers and sister in Christ.
What is love? Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved Him. Peter answered, three times, but used a different word for love than Jesus had used. Agape love verses phileo love. Our understanding of what love really is, isn’t always God’s definition.
Jamie teaches from Malachi 2 and the importance of keeping our vows made before God and loving each other as God loves us, as Christ loves the Church. Love is not a feeling. Love is an act.
God has called every believer into full-time Christian ministry. This does not necessarily mean we are to quit our jobs and go to the mission field. It does mean we are to be like Jesus everywhere we go throughout our normal lives.
This is the first in a series on the miracles of Jesus – Turning water into Wine.
Jamie teaches on the topic of money and the Christian’s attitude toward giving. God is a giving God and He does not require anything of us in exchange for his gifts to us.
Jamie teaches on how God looks at the motives of our heart rather than our worldly successes
Jamie teaches on several spiritual truths including: (1) How a task is done is more important to God than whether it is completed or not. (2) To be kind is more important that being right. (3) It is possible to be supernaturally led by God and protected by God yet still miss His purpose for your life.
Jamie teaches on several lessons he had taken from the Ark of the Covenant and how we must not hold any other gods before the One True God, regardless of how sacred or personal that thing, or person, is to us.
Jamie teaches on God’s blessing and our obedience to His call. We must lay everything on the altar, knowing the only way to receive God’s blessing is God’s way.
Jamie teaches on the dangers of the occult. He tells that our guidance should come only from God through the Bible as interpreted by the Holy Spirit. Any other source of guidance like that found in horoscopes, astrology or witchcraft, is of the devil and must be left alone.
All pilots know that it is the head winds that assist with a plane getting off the ground. The same applies in our spiritual lives. Often it is the contrary winds that lift us up off the ground and get us moving.
When you encounter the Holy Spirit, expect things to change, to flow, to move. The Holy Spirit is not placid. New wine, as it grows and ferments, is a violent experience. Place new wine in old wine skins, the Bible says, and you will have a disaster on your hands. The Holy Spirit cannot be placed into an old wine flask that can’t expand. It needs to be flexible and able to expand.
As Christians we are to be separate from the world. God has given us the Holy Spirit, yet we must, as Paul says in 2 Timothy, “stir up the gift” or “fan into flame” the gift of God, so we may be fulfilled and victorious in our daily walk with Him.
Jamie teaches on how we can receive the Holy Spirit. He tells the story of God’s plan, from the very beginning, that the Holy Spirit should come to earth, after the ascension of Jesus, and be available to all who believe.
God wants to bring us to the place where we no longer need to be dealt with roughly, but where he can deal with us through a gentle, inner spirit. Instead of moving us externally, he desires to move us from the inside.
Jamie teaches on the work of the Holy Spirit in the world today and how we will receive His power in times of trouble.
How easy it would be for a church to become a trapping, to go off and do all the churchy things but not be filled with the Holy Spirit. God forbid we become like the Pharisees who did all the legal and lawful things but still failed to be true followers of the Lord because they refused to allow the Spirit of Jesus to lead them.
For every person on earth God has a purpose. To each He has given specific gifts, and He wants to fulfill all those thing with His Holy Spirit. He wants that purpose fulfilled in each of us and for that to happen we need the presence of God working within us.
God is saying something to us about where we are to establish our home. Home has a mystical meaning and as Christians we know this earth is not our real home. We are just passing though on our way to the courts of the Lord, to the place Jesus promised our real home awaits
Jamie teaches on the lessons of Jonah and how God even uses calamities to teach us and bring us into the purpose he has intended for us.
Jamie says, if God is really in control, then we should just relax and enjoy life. Our problem is we take life, and ourselves, too seriously. As a result we begin to believe we are in control, and not God.
Most of us only have knowledge of God by inference. We have second-hand information of God from something we have read or from what someone else has told us. But do you know God, really know Him? We can know God for ourselves. We don’t have to rely just on what others tell us. Jesus came that we might know God for ourselves, with first-hand knowledge.
Just knowing about God is not important. Knowing God, however, is of utmost importance. How do you know Him? You spend time with him, you obey him, and you work to please him. Knowing God should be the most precious thing in your life.
The Word of God comes to us in many ways. The Bible is the basis for His written word. However, we also know God speaks to us using the spoken word. Once a person commits his life to Jesus, God will fill him with His Holy Spirit and God’s word will flow from his heart.
Man, by nature is a greedy creature. We want more stuff. But God has commanded us to be content with the things we have. And he has promised that He will never leave nor forsake us. He will supply all of our needs.
The harvest in the fields is ready and we should all be doing our part to bring in the harvest. God will direct us, as He sees fit, and it will look different from other harvesters. We should stop debating the theological finer points and get to work doing what God is commanding us to do.
Healing is at the heart of what God wants to do for us today. Jesus manifested himself and made himself known by healing. There is healing in the cross of Jesus and God chooses to heal today.
Jamie discusses healing from a Biblical perspective as he reads scriptures that focus on healing. As Jamie battled cancer he found healing in the Word of God. As you listen to these wonderful healing promises from the Bible, I pray you, too, will be free from fear and healed of all your disease.
Jamie discusses healing from a Biblical perspective as he reads scriptures that focus on healing. As Jamie battled cancer he found healing in the Word of God. As you listen to these wonderful healing promises from the Bible, I pray you, too, will be free from fear and healed of all your disease.
God intends for us to think clearly so when He speaks we will hear him and do as He instructs. We are to allow the Holy Spirit to renew our minds so we can be a whole person, free from past influences, and not mired down with garbage from the past.
God is trying to get through to each of us, to simply hear His voice, follow Him and do what He tells us to do. There are many things God wants us to do. He loves us and has a purpose for our lives. He has things for us to do, things that will bless us and prosper us if we will only hear His voice and follow Him.
God expects the body of Christ to work together. We are to accept for ourselves messages from prophets, apostles, evangelists, preachers and teachers. Jamie concludes with three specific things God wants for each of us.
The Christian is dialed in to hear the voice of God. The problem is there is a lot of other noise out there and we can’t seem to tune it out. We must find ways to eliminate the extraneous noises of life so we can clearly hear the voice of the Lord.
We are different. And the thing that makes us different is we are tuned to a different Lord than the lord of this world. We listen to a different voice than that of the world. It is our task to hear God and obey Him, even if we appear out of step with the world around us.
Jamie teaches on our need to hear God. How do we hear his voice? God will make his presence known to us if we will only stop, be still, and listen.
Jamie talks about how we need to be still and learn to listen for the voice of God. There is nothing more exciting than to hear God and act on what he is saying.
Our only task as a Christian is to hear God and to obey Him and sometimes all that means is to simply be available to, “keep the door open,” for His Holy Spirit to do His work.
In one of his earliest recorded messages, Jamie shares about his recent walk in the woods where God spoke to him at a reflection pond, of the truth about a kernel of wheat falling to the ground and dying so it can produce greater fruit; of how we must also be like that seed in order to glorify God.
The foundation to holiness is getting rid of the ungodly things in your life. But that is just the start. The real aspect of holiness is adding to your life. Paul says we need to “put on the new self,” and live a holy life that is pleasing to God.
Everyone who has been saved has been called. But the chosen are those who move beyond just being saved. They are moving toward their high calling in Christ Jesus. If you want to enter into the true abundance of a life in Christ, you must allow the fountain of life to flow through you to the world around you.
Jamie teaches that being a normal Christian looks to the world like you are being a radical, especially in the area of giving and sharing. Jamie states that good stewardship is taking care of what God has given you, but always under His direction.
In this abbreviated tape, Jamie speaks about the meaning of the blessings of God.
We have a choice on what we fix our mind on. I can fix it on things that are wrong or I can fix it on things that are right. Why allow yourself to focus on the scars of your life when you have so many other areas of healings and good things God has done for you?
Using the story and example of Abigail from 1 Samuel, Jamie gives four specific spiritual truths that will help anyone who is having to live with bad decisions from our past. God will take our previously bad decisions and work them for our eventual good once we place our lives in His hands.
Jamie teaches that God wants you to remember what He has done for you. And as you remember, you will repent. You will repent of not believing and not trusting him. So remember His goodness. Remember how He has met you in every tough place in your life. He has never deserted you or let you down. No matter how tough the situation has been, He has been there before you. So rejoice. He is with you even now.
Jamie teaches on our need to obey the commands of God and how we must not rely on the fact we just go to church as our salvation, but we must go to God. Is it easier to listen to a man talk to us than it is to hear directly from God ourselves? We can listen to a preacher week after week and remain in disobedience to God. But when we approach God, directly, as He desires us to do, He will require obedience.
Jamies teaches on the goodness of God and his purpose of us all to receive the Holy Spirit
Over the course of history, God has communicated His love for us through a series of love letters. It all started before humans could even write, through the words of Moses, through Jesus on the cross and His sending the Holy Spirit. God has reached out to us again and again, crossing the barrier and bridging the chasm that separated us. The Bible is the record of God’s love letters to His people.
Jamie tells how God’s will for our lives is always good news for our walk with Him. He uses examples from the scripture indicating that what Jesus’ disciples often thought was bad news was actually very good news for the world.
This is the tale of two kings. One who listened to God and one who presumed God would continue to do what He has always done in the past and suffered the consequences. Jamie then lists three steps to take to return to the covering of God’s protection.
God says He carries us on eagles’ wings. He protects us. But he also grows us up and instructs us and often that can be a terrifying process. But we are always brought back to safety. God’s purpose for us is always better than anything we could have planned for ourselves.
Everything in the world operates under tension. All music grows out of tension. If there is too little or too much tension, there is disharmony. God knows our proper tuning point and if we are all tuned by the Master Tuner, we can be a marvelous symphony. Whom God loves He puts under tension.
Nothing in the life of a Christian happens by chance. God is working and moving and doing things in our lives and through the things that affect our lives. God is working all the time to prepare us for his Son’s eventual return. The church is His bride and we are being prepared with purpose.
Regardless of where you are, God will meet you in the midst of your adversity because he has something for you. But if you remain determined to go your own way, he loves you enough to turn you loose. But God has a good path for each of us if we will only listen and obey. God wants to bless us if we will let him.
God wants our life to be a whole, full, happy, abundant life. And the only way that will happen is when we draw close to God. And to draw close to God means our lives must forever be changing to align with His will.
Do we really delight to do God’s will or are we just doing our own thing and hoping it is God’s will? A godly man wants to know God’s will. He wants it above all else, even his own. A godly man will seek the will of God and he will desire it with all his heart.
The will of God is really not something you do, it’s a state of being. When you are in the will of God then you do the will of God. You don’t just do it, you are it. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit you are in the will of God. You are filled with the will of God. You enter that marvelous kingdom called the will of God.
God realizes that we live in a world that is filled with fear. But he has given us a way to overcome that fear. And that is to combat the author of fear itself, Satan. We have the authority to rebuke Satan, and he will flee from us. And as he goes, so goes our fears.
Life is full of changes, corners to take, events to walk through. Yet, around every corner, God is there waiting for us. He is with us now and He is there ahead of us. We have nothing to fear, because He is always with us.
Jamie, with the assistance of two of his grandchildren, demonstrates how Christians are to be child-like in our approach to God, and in doing so we can be fearless, because God is love and perfect love casts out fear.
All throughout the Bible God is telling his people to not be afraid. God wants to break the stronghold our fears have on us. He is calling to us to look to Jesus and to break the bondage fear has on our lives. Stop focusing on our problems and start looking to Jesus.
Jamie teaches on the importance of the fellowship of believers and keeping God first, ahead of our traditions.
Jamie teaches that God did not send Jesus to condemn the world, but to save the world. And as such, we need to follow his example and not condemn others. He then asks the question, so how should we treat people, especially other Christians, who we disagree with doctrinally? Should we and how do we maintain fellowship with them?
Jamie teaches from Exodus 3 and Moses’ encounter with God through the burning bush. He discusses how the life of every Christian is ordered by God and that nothing happens to the follower of Christ that does not first pass through the hands of God. He concludes with the thought that we are God’s ambassadors, often appearing in the lives of others as a “burning bush,” speaking to them of God’s love.
We can cut much from our lives but we can’t cut Jesus out and still live.
Jamie discusses the costs and sacrifices necessary to truly be a follower of Jesus. “God never works on changing our behavior,” Jamie says. “God works on changing our desires. And once our desires are changed, we will do what God wants us to do. That is why following Jesus is risky living.”
Jamie states that the task of God’s people is to point others to Jesus, not to teach them how to live. Teaching and correcting people is God’s task. Jamie then demonstrates what it means to be yoked with God. Jesus said we are to take his yoke upon us and learn from him (Matt. 11:29).
Jamie teaches about Jesus’ disciple John Mark and how his early failures were forgiven as his life was transformed by God.
There are some things that God is extremely interested in. One of them is our willingness to forgive others. Forgiveness is also the key to inner healing. Forgiveness that does not manifest itself in love is not real forgiveness.
A study of the book of Hosea. Jamie reveals 3 principles from the great love story between Hosea and Gomer. Hosea wanted to communicate God’s love for his people. Little did he know it would involve marrying a common prostitute to reveal the nature of God.
Jamie teaches on the story of Jacob and how, like Jacob, if we want God’s blessings restored in our lives, we must “return to our Bethel” and dwell with the Lord. He is just and will forgive us.
What do you do when a Christian betrays you or just plain take advantage of you? It may be someone you have entrusted with your money, or your love, or anything else you might have given them that has value to you. Jamie shares from his own experiences and lists a number of principles we should put into action to address these kinds of situations.
Following Jamie’s three-week trip to norther Israel, he shares his experiences visiting an Israeli kibbutz of Christians who are dedicated to serving in Lebanon. He also gives 5 lessons in giving, taken from the incident in the garden of Gethsemane when Jesus heals the ear of the servant of the high priest.
In this Easter morning service, Jamie discusses some of the various symbols that have represented Christianity across the centuries, including the earliest found in the Roman catacombs. But more than a symbol, what’s important is our relationship with Jesus, who became a fragrant offering unto God, the aroma of which still lingers in the world today.
Jamie teaches that we need to be an encouragement to each other and not bring others down by negative or discouraging words.
Jamie teaches on the story of Laban’s two daughters, Rachel, who is beautiful, and Leah, who is not. And of Jacob, who desired Rachel but was tricked into marrying Leah. Yet, God had a plan for Leah.
Jamie discusses several simple things the Bible says about end times and the second coming of Jesus.
Worldliness focuses on things of time, rather than on things eternal. Anything that focuses on the things of time is worldly. We must set our affections on things above, on things eternal.
A Risky Walk
Jamie teaches that God has a plan and a purpose for your life. He is the one who has placed in your heart certain and specific dreams and ambitions to serve Him. From time to time we may need to re-cultivate the dreams God placed in our heart, look at those dreams and put aside all talk of impossible obstacles and soar once again in our concepts of what God wants for us — to be His light in this dark and fallen world.
Jamie draws lessons for today from the book of Habakkuk. The Old Testament book is full of Habakkuk’s complaints yet it ends with a song. God teaches Habakkuk three critical spiritual lessons that are applicable for Christians today.
Reasoning together is good. But when it comes to understanding God, He is not a God who can be fathomed through human reasoning or logic. We must have faith. Even though the world will call us foolish, faith is the only way to know God and to be in His presence.
In his last message before his death, Jamie talks frankly and openly about his faith in God and how perseverance through trials is the only way to life everlasting.
Faith moves us into eternal life. It brings us into the fullness of the Christian life as a holy and delivered people. So if you live in God’s ways and keep His commands, you will live in holiness and the Lord your God will bless you.
Jamie teaches on what to do when you receive bad news. This message is taken from his sermon the week after he received his diagnosis of inoperable cancer.
How do we have faith as we go through periods of suffering? Faith is knowing God is with us through it all. Faith welcomes God’s purpose for us regardless of our circumstances.
In this mother’s day message, Jamie references the words of Jesus on the cross telling John to take care of His mother. “If the Christian gospel has any meaning at all” Jamie states. “It means family is forever. It must be a priority for us to honor our parents as they grow older.”
In this Mother’s Day message, Jamie shares of the importance and benefits of honoring our parents as commanded by God. We should make things right with our parents and that may start by forgiving them. God will honor your efforts as you honor your parents.
Jamie teaches on making proper choices when it comes to setting proper priorities for families. He lists six key points important to maintaining a Godly approach when raising a family that is pleasing to the Lord.
How quickly material things can divide families. But if you are truly unified in the spirit, material things don’t make any difference. If we walk in the light of Jesus our families will be united.
Jamie teaches that God as adopted us into the Kingdom of God as children of God, joint heirs with Christ.
After listing 5 key relationships necessary within the church, Jamie discusses how Christians share a universal problem with Jonah, running from the word of God. That in turn leaves us open to being attacked and deceived by Satan. (June 17, 1976)
Jamie shares what Christians are to do when Satan attacks and how we can avoid being bewitched by our worldly culture and lured into a false belief of what our faith in Jesus Christ is really all about and how it should be lived.
Satan is a deceiver. He likes to take the very best we have and twist it just a little, so we are sent off target. He does that with some of our words like love and family. He changes them ever so slightly so we miss their true meaning. But the Word that can’t be changed is Jesus Christ. He is absolute and will not change.
Jamie teaches on the concept of discipleship as a means of teaching or learning, but that the higher way is through divine revelation. Discipleship under Jesus is designed to bring us to an independent relationship with God the Father.
God has marvelous things for each of us to do, but we will never get any of it done unless we are well disciplined. If you want to be an effective Christian you must commit yourself to a disciplined life.
Most of us, time to time, have a problem with discouragement. Jamie gives several key points, taken from 2 Corinthians chapter 4, how we, as Christians, can keep from being discouraged in our walk with Christ.
Jamie talks openly about what the Bible has to say about divorce. Divorce is not necessarily a sin, but it is an admission of failure which stems from sin. Divorce is like abortion. When two become one, it’s against Kingdom principles to break them apart. Yet the same God who forgives abortion will also heal wounds caused by divorce.
If Christ rules on the throne of your life then no demonic power can come against you. We have dominion over all Satanic forces.
We all have dreams of doing great and wonderful things for the Lord. Don’t take them lightly. Cherish them. Even when things don’t seem to be working out right or taking a very long time, hold on to the dreams God has given you. Offer them to the Lord and He will bless them. You can trust Him with your dreams because He put them in your heart in the first place.
Jesus was not happy when he saw that a fig tree was not producing the fruit it had been gifted to produce. Likewise, God expects us to be fruitful with the gifts He had given to each of us. And by faith we can produce the fruit God’s wants us to produce—good fruit that will glorify the Lord.
In this Easter Sunday message Jamie states that for the Christian there is no reason to fear death. Nor do we have to die to begin to experience heaven. Still, life is but a proving ground for the glorious things to come if we make the rights choices while on earth.
Jamie preaches to an Easter morning outdoor gathering of the Tabernacle on the death of Jesus and his resurrection.
In this Easter message, Jamie says the resurrection of Jesus Christ is at the center of everything we do and live. Everything else falls to pieces. There is no life any place else. The resurrection is what makes the gospel of Jesus come alive. Otherwise it’s just a dead system of ethics. A religion. Christianity is not a religion.
In this Palm Sunday message Jamie explains that Jesus was not distracted by the palm-waving crowds as he made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. He kept his eyes on that hill outside the city where in a few days he would be crucified. Similarly, we are to also resist distractions from our godly callings and remain focused on the cross.
Jamie teaches on how with God’s help and our dedication and commitment we can achieve the important goals God has for each of us.
Many of the problems we have with other believers are due to failures to communicate with one another properly and clearly.
Jamie talks how God is leading the body of Christ in Melbourne to live in community with each other. Not only will we be reaching out to the unsaved world but we will grow in our spiritual maturity.
Jesus commands us to live peaceably with each other. But to do that we must deal with root issues like anger, bitterness, greed and pride. In order to follow even the most basic commands of Jesus, to love our neighbors as ourselves, we must have our roots deep into the Holy Spirit and continually draw from his power.
For many, the place we want to be buried is where our true homes are. But Jesus gave no thought to where he was to be buried. He knew where his real home was. We too have our true home with Christ and with our extended family in Christ.
We each have a Jacob and an Israel inside us—a desire to please self and a desire to please God. This represents the great conflict within us. But God wants to integrate us into one character, so we are not in conflict with ourselves, but we can serve God and still hold on to our individuality and uniqueness.
Discontentment is terrible. In fact, the Bible indicates that if you are discontent, you are without faith and sinning. God knows where you are. He has you where you are for a purpose and He has a plan for your life.
Using Paul as an example, even when in prison, Jamie as says there is nothing wrong with waiting for God and that we can never really learn to be content unless we do. He then lists 3 things that are the secret to being content.
How do you not be afraid when the worst crisis hits you? If you are where God wants you to be , there is no need to fear. And if you are where he wants you to be, it’s God business what happens. He is in charge of your life.
What do you do with the mountains in your life? Jamie shares three instances in the scriptures in which physical mountains are referenced as being the spiritual obstacles before us and how God instructs us to deal with them throughout our life.
A production tape based on Jamie’s best selling book, Coping with Criticism. Jamie discusses how we as Christians can face criticism without fear, by replacing our defense mechanisms with honesty, love, forgiveness, and a sense of humor.
The person of the cross does not live with one foot in the world and one foot in the kingdom. He is a kingdom person. We may be caught in the world but we take our stand as a kingdom person when things get tough. Taking up the cross means laying down certain things, it means taking up certain things, and it means following Christ in all things.
Jamie teaches on being victorious in Jesus and how we must die to self in order to find life.
We all face death. It is inevitable. The scriptures say life is a mist that appears for a little while then vanishes. But life as a Christian is really a process of learning how to be ready to die.
Jamie teaches that as Christians we are to walk into every situation, even the so called impossible ones, believing that God not only can change it, but desires to change it, even if we cannot see any possible way for it to happen.
Jamie teaches on the mysteries of death and the fact that each of our lives are in the hands of God.
Jamie shares six lessons about dying and how Christians glorify God not only in life but through our death as well. “The way or method of a person’s death is immaterial if that person is following Jesus,” Jamie says. “All that matters is if we are following Jesus.”
Jamie asks what can we do to improve our ability to follow Jesus? He uses the example of the seasoned traveler. In order to move quickly, you must travel light. To follow the Lord, you must not burden yourselves with the world, but be ready to go at a moment’s notice when God says go. Travel light.
God wants people who are willing to take chances and step out in faith for a higher calling. We know we must take risks, or as the Bible says, live by faith. And if we don’t risk, or have faith, we don’t live.
God does not allow us the luxury of knowing the future. Instead, in preparation for the future and the life ahead He has in store for us, He is calling us to do today what He has given us to do, today.
Jamie teachings on what the Lord requires of us – to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Jamie explains that being a Christian is to simply being a person who is controlled and dominated by the Lord Jesus Christ. A Christian is not someone who does certain things on Sunday morning and does not do certain things on Saturday night. A Christian is just someone living a life managed by Jesus Christ. That’s all. Extremely religious people have added many, many things to what we think the definition of a Christian is. But a Christian is simply someone who has given himself over, completely, to being controlled by the Spirit of God.
God wants us to be and to act as winners. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit there is a security that comes on the inside that no man can move you from where you are. Jesus was that kind of man. We are to walk on this earth as winners with a deep security of who we are in Christ.
In this Christmastime message, Jamie talks about Jesus being the light of the world. He tells the story of being lost in the Everglades on a hunting trip and how marvelous it was to finally see the light of his cabin way off in the distance. Jesus is the light that shines to bring us all home.
In this special Christmas Eve service, Jamie talks about what it means to be home for Christmas. What mystical longing calls us home for this time of the celebration of the birth of Christ?
In this Christmas message, Jamie teaches how God is seeking communion with us. In fact, He wants a relationship with us more than we could ever want one with him. And Christmas is His expression of making that personal relationship with Him come to pass. And with that relationship comes everything He has for us from heaven.
In this Christmas message Jamie underscores the historic importance of the birth of Christ. He then emphasizes the fact that we as Christians are citizens of the kingdom of God and lists two key things that will happen to us when we come into the fulness of that understanding.
In this Christmas Eve message, Jamie teaches that the Bible is a book about family. From the Garden of Eden all the way through, the Bible focuses on family, relationships, and the fact that we were not created to be alone. God wants a relationship with us and the church is the family of God. Jesus came that we might be totally accepted into the family of God.
In this Christmas message, Jamie relates what Christmas is really all about. It’s about the living Christ and a time of new beginnings for us all.
God makes all things new and he is building on the past to do that, past successes as well as failures, and He is moving forward. We must move with Him
In this Christmas message, Jamie shares of his recent hunting trip and how getting lost in the Everglade swamps was reminiscent of his prayer life and his ongoing search for God’s will and purpose in his life. Without knowing where you are now, there is no way to know where to go to get out. But we have a guide, Emmanuel, God with us.
When I was a young boy my parents said there were two types of people to stay away from – Catholics and Pentecostals. But as I have grown in the Spirit, I now realize that you are my brother or sister if you call Jesus Lord and Savior and are committed to following His ways.
We are citizens of two worlds. The U.S. is not a Christian nation because there is no such thing as a Christian nation in this world. We are called out of the world and God’s kingdom is within each of us. It’s not a matter of politics.
Jamie explores the parable of the 10 virgins. The real lesson in this parable is everybody needs spiritual reserves. Will we have enough to stand and wait or will our spiritual reserves run out when crisis hits? Expand your capacity and develop spiritual character.
When asked how a church can avoid falling out of the will of God, Jamie lists four things, dangers to beware of, that could lead a church, and individuals, astray.
We must expect God to shake His church. Our challenge is to lay down everything ungodly. Because if we don’t lay it down, God may just will forcefully remove it. God doesn’t want people building their own kingdoms. He wants people who are willing to build the kingdom of God.
Jamie gets honest regarding some of his failings in dealing properly with issues and transitions in the body of the Tabernacle Church. He asks the church to hang on as we run the rapids because God is preparing something great and wonderful ahead. He uses the book of Joel to draw comparisons and make his points.
Jamie teaches from Joshua 1:13 and the new things of God. When God brings us into a new dimension of our life, He gives us rest, and peace and with that comes the expectation of change.
God has given us the fountain of life. However, it is in the spiritual realm. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it. But if your fountain is not clean, it can stop flowing and grow stagnant. Jamie identifies several issues that can block your spiritual fountain from flowing.
Jamie teaches how in our Christian life we, like the children of Israel crossing into Jordan, have similar experiences, and we can never go back to the way we used to be. We must continue to change, grow and move forward. When we decide to follow Jesus, there is no turning back
As we come to the end of something, the year, a day, a relationship, or anything else, the only way you can receive the power of God to move on is by looking forward and not looking back.
People don’t really change just because they grow older. Instead, they emerge. Who they really are is magnified with age. You are what you are to the day you die, unless, somewhere along the way to old age, you are changed. Jesus will change you and forgive you of your sinful attitudes. Otherwise, you will always be who you are now.
In a Father’s Day message and using Jonah as an example, Jamie says “our purpose on earth is to be made into the image of Jesus. When you understand that, you understand that everything that happens to you has a purpose — to conform you to the image of Christ.”
God wants to do something incredible in our lives. He wants to burn out of us everything that is not pure. He wants us to be conformed to the image of Jesus.
The essence of our Christian life is growing in the character of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit working in us and He will do this for us, indeed, but we have to cooperate with Him. Plus, we must be informed and know what He intends to do so we won’t become discouraged when He uses some strange method to grow us up in His character.
On his 50th birthday, Jamie teaches on what he feels God expects from him for the rest of his life. This includes 5 specific applications that include prayer, excellence, discipline, vision and above all else, pleasing our Father in Heaven.
God is calling us to be authentic. He is calling His Church to be real, not like the Pharisees who were hypocrites, pretending to be righteous when actually their hearts were full of evil. If you truly want to be real it can only be done through the power of the Holy Spirit. Otherwise you live as a fake, a fraud, pretending you are something you are not.
God is calling us into excellence. If you are baptized in the Holy Spirit you have no excuse not to operate in excellence—with your body, your job, your devotional life, your family. God wants us to be gold medal Christians, to do the best with what we have on the racetrack that stretches out in front of us.
How easy is it to not turn over every aspect of our life to Christ, or worse, to go backwards. You may appear good and righteous on one side, but look behind you. You are half-baked. You have failed to expose all sides of your life to the fire of the Holy Spirit.
According to the scriptures, we are the fragrance of life or of death and it all depends on the person who smells us. We give off an odor to everyone we meet. We have a specific fragrance which others notice and it comes from something way down deep in our spirit.
As Christians on this earth we are in the midst of a godless society. All the world around us is under Satan’s power and his control. But we have a balm in the presence of the Holy Spirit and we can live in this world in victory and with joy. Let’s be very careful we don’t become judgmental but show forgiveness and the love of Christ to this fallen world.
In this Mother’s Day message, Jamie tells us not to be worried about the daily grinds and routines of life. It is circular, but God is building character and purpose in us all.
Jamie asks five foundational questions regarding your walk with the Lord, then he moves on to teach on what it means to abide in the shadow of the Almighty. God wants to bring us to the place where there is nothing else we need but his presence.
Because of Calvary we are co-heirs with Jesus and we bear the name of God. All he has is also ours to have.
Jamie teaches why there must be movement in the kingdom of God and that Jesus Christ is our Solid Rock
Jamie teaches on Abraham and his one desire to only go where God sent him and do what Goe told him to do.
Jamie teaches on the story of Abraham and God’s promise to his people through one man’s obedience.
Jamie teaches that God wants us to experience peace, joy and happiness now. We don’t have to wait to die but Jesus paid the price for us to have an abundant life today. So many of us cross the Jordan but are unwilling to step further into the Promised land we have been given. God’s promises are available today but we must be willing to take them and make them ours.
In order to move forward with your relationship with God you must know two spiritual keys: 1, you must know who God is; and 2, you must know who you are. These things must be firmly planted in you mind for you to move forward and grow spiritually.
Miracles of Jesus
Jamie speaks on the story of Zaccheaus and the fact that Jesus loves all people regardless of their shortcomings
Jesus said it’s the attitude of the heart that he is far more concerned with, not legalities like ceremonial activities or traditions. We may like our traditions, our ceremonies, and our “laws.” Yet, God never intended the Mosaic laws to be a bondage, and keeping them ritualistically is not the same as allowing the Holy Spirit to enter us and open our hearts for change.
Physical healing is part of the atoning work of Jesus. Faith is believing that when God speaks He always speaks truth. If you believe what God says, then the promises of God are yours: Promises of healing and promises of prosperity. It shall be on earth as it is in heaven when we believe God.
Just weeks after his cancer diagnosis, Jamie teaches what he heard from God. He states that we are not to give God orders. We are not to tell God what to do. Don’t claim healing, claim God. Want God only, then trust Him to do what He wants to do. God does not want to hurt us or scare us. Trust God and fear not.
We have a hard time believing God in this day and age. We hope and we wish, but that is not the same as believing God and believing in His faithfulness. Jesus taught us to come to him as would a little child, stand on the Word of God, and just believe.
Who is fit or unfit for the ministry? Jamie talks about Simon the Sorcerer from Acts 8. Because of the bitterness in his heart he was rebuked by Peter and John and not allowed to minister. Even though he had become a Christian and was baptized, he still had bitterness and that is what disqualified him to minister.
We are part of the kingdom of God, breaking forth, and following our shepherd to minister to the world.
We are a chosen people, and the reason Jesus came to earth was to show us who we are and to call us out of darkness, into His wonderful light. To be chosen by God means to be controlled by God, it mean He is on the throne of our lives.
Jonah is a great example of how we can eith handle or mishandle the call of God on our life.
Jamie states that the mission of the Christian is to kiss frogs, to bring into being, out of the unlikely, that which God has ordained in others. He then moves into several key lessons from Habakkuk and the freedom we have in trusting God. For God’s people there is always a glorious future.