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These three things will hinder the Holy Spirit’s work

By Tim Clark

God wants to do the miraculous in and through us. But there are three attitudes that will obstruct the Holy Spirit’s ability to release supernatural gifts. Tim Clark, senior pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, Calif., encourages us to let go of negative mindsets so that we can experience all that God has for us.

 
 

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The Holy Spirit has empowered you to rest

By A.J. Swoboda, Ph.D.

The Holy Spirit has called us to do great works for the kingdom of God. But that’s just one half of Holy Spirit empowerment—He’s also called us to learn when to say no and to rest in His presence. Foursquare Pastor A.J. Swoboda, Ph.D., encourages us to stop always doing, and start simply being.

 
 

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Spirit Empowerment: Global Distinctives

By Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.

Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., takes the mystery out of what it means to be empowered by the Holy Spirit in our Global Distinctives feature series. The Global Distinctives, agreed on by nearly 240 leaders at the 2012 Global Summit, are six unifying principles that bind our whole Foursquare family in doctrine and culture.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

Walking in the Power of God’s Healing

By Myron Corser

When Myron Corser was a child, his heart suddenly stopped beating. But after the prayer of an elder from Angelus Temple, he was miraculously healed. As a young man he attended L.I.F.E. Bible College, and became a Foursquare pastor who would go on to minister God’s healing touch to many others throughout five decades of ministry service.

 
 

Devotionals

Continuously Filled by the Holy Spirit

By Jim Scott

Though being Christian in a secular world can make us feel like strangers in a foreign land, God is ready and willing to equip us to share the gospel through His Holy Spirit, just as He did in the early church, shares FMI Director Jim Scott.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Contending for Holy Spirit Empowerment at Connection 2016

By Glenn Burris Jr.

President Glenn Burris Jr. shares that he has felt strongly compelled by the Lord to have a commissioning service on Wednesday night during Connection 2016 in Honolulu. He believes the Foursquare family should contend for a Holy Spirit impartation to leave Hawaii with an empowerment from on high.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

The Lasting Legacy of Aimee Semple McPherson

By Harold Helms

Harold Helms, who pastored Foursquare’s founding church, Angelus Temple, for many years, shares his early experiences as a young man when he attended the church and was a student at L.I.F.E. Bible College. Aimee Semple McPherson’s ministry, he recalls, brought together people from different ethnicities and cultures, and would influence his life and ministry for many years to come.

 
 

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Step Out in Faith and Let God Heal

By Chip Crosby

We preach the healing power of God from our pulpits. But do we practice it? It’s time that we, as pastors, take a step of faith and let God use us to administer His healing touch—and show our church members how they can do it, too. From his own experience, Pastor Chip Crosby offers a faith-inspiring testimony of what happens when we take God as His word.

 
 

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Take the Fear Out of Holy Spirit Baptism

By Bryan Finley

The fear of “not doing it right” keeps some people away from pursuing the baptism with the Holy Spirit, shares Foursquare Pastor Bryan Finley. As pastors, we can provide opportunities for the Holy Spirit to have freedom, and help people embrace all that God has to offer them.

 
 

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Calling Foursquare to Prayer

By Jack Hayford

Pastor Jack Hayford earnestly calls Foursquare pastors, leaders and church members to a lifestyle of prayer in the face of our nation’s social and moral decay. Prayer, he asserts, “is an ever-contemporary pattern of biblical spirituality, and nothing—not even the finest programming, productions or tactical strategies—can substitute for it.”

 
 
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