Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Raising Up an Army!

Over the past few months, I have begun to see clearly the mission of New Beginnings here in Orlando. I have seen the strategy on how to obtain success in that mission. We are moving forward in that direction. Our mission: To turn our city upside down!

Now here is the strategy:
When Jesus was on earth He brought salvation, healing, and deliverance to all He touched. He was God made flesh. However, it was never said of Jesus that He turned the world upside down. It was only when believers caught His Spirit, His DNA that this statement was made (Acts 17:6). The principle is that one man can't do it alone. But when men and women (believers) start walking in His power, then regions can be transformed and turned upside down. Jesus knew this. That is why in Mark 16:17, He gave the believers power. This is my heart as a pastor. I want to raise up an army of believers with signs and wonders following them. It is the only way that we can transform our city.

Two weeks ago, 87 new people were launched into ministry at New Beginnings. We now have 321 ministry team members that are weekly going into the schools, prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, and the streets. We have already had testimonies of miraculous healing. One of the inmates had a niece that was in a coma after being hit by a car while riding her bicycle. The doctors said that it was likely she would never come out of the coma. One of our prison ministry members prayed with the inmate for a miracle. The very next morning, the girl came out of her coma as if nothing ever happened to her! We have even received a testimony of an elderly lady in the nursing home getting her sight back. She had to have constant care, help with putting her clothes on and brushing her teeth. Last week she went bowling! Her sight has been completely restored. All of this, after a believer prayed the prayer of faith. On top of all of this, people are accepting Jesus every where we go. Daily, the ministries of New Beginnings are populating heaven and plundering hell.

None of this would be happening without prayer. Every Monday night, we have four groups meeting in the four corners of our city. Over 100 people show up to prayer for prayer requests that have come via the Internet from people all over the world. They also pray for our ministry teams. They pray for salvation and miracles. These prayer meetings are setting the pace for all that is happening. The results we are seeing in our outreach ministries are a direct result of these prayer meetings. We have also received numerous testimonies from those who have sent in prayer requests. Believers are praying and signs and wonders are following.

As we continue to gain momentum, God is going to bring a change to our region. We will turn Orlando upside down!

Monday, May 17, 2010

In Judges 20 we find Israel in a battle with the Benjamites. Before engaging in battle, Israel seeks the Lord and asks if they should go in to battle. The Lord responds by saying, “Go”. In the first encounter with the Benjamites, Israel is sorely defeated as they lost 22,000 men. So Israel inquires of the Lord a second time and God once again says, “Go”. During the second battle, Israel once again is defeated as they lost 18,000 men. Israel now asks the Lord a third time and God responds the same way as the other times before by saying, “go”. This third battle was their final battle as the Lord brought complete and total victory to Israel.
How many times have we felt like we heard from God to fight a battle and we ended up facing defeat! How many times have stepped out in faith just to be disappointed? The first thing we think is, “oh, I must have missed God”. We have been trained to believe that hearing direction from the Lord always results in victory. This story in Judges 20 tells us differently.

We must remember that individual battles do not determine the outcome of the war. You can loose 100 battles and win the right battle to win the war. We must never allow the devil to convince us that we “missed God” simply because we have not experienced immediate victory.
So why would God tell Israel to fight and not guarantee immediate victory? I believe there are 2 answers to that question found in Judges 20. First we must understand that Israel was fighting an army much smaller than themselves. Benjamin had 26,000 men against Israel’s 400,000 soldiers. Could it be that Israel went into battle with confidence in their own strength and numbers? How often do we go into battle confident in our own ability and faith? God will sometimes allow us to experience defeat to remind us that it is not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit.

Secondly, we must understand that Israel was standing on the side of a just cause. They were in the “right” and Benjamin was in the “wrong”. How many times do feel that because we have stood for righteousness that victory is automatic? We sometimes take the blessing and favor of God for granted. We often feel like God owes us something because we have stood through so much. The truth is that God is not obligated to us, but rather we are obligated to Him.

I believe that God is directing us prophetically to go into battle just one more time. As we realize that God does not owe us victory and that it will not come as a result of our efforts, He will deliver the enemy into our hands. Some of you have been fighting a battle with the same enemy for years. You have never obtained victory. But now is the time. Fight the battle one more time, and you will win your war!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I have not posted a blog in months! I have fallen off the "bloggin" wagon. I have decided to make an effort to be consistent in sharing my thoughts and the happenings of life and ministry on a continual basis. So here goes...

It is 2:30 am. I am sitting in my office wide awake. I have spent most of the evening and early hours of this morning reading emails, prayer request and praise reports that have come as a result of my frequent appearances on the largest Christian network in the world. It is a dream come true. I have prayed for this opportunity since I was 12 years old. In the midst of great pain, I asked the Lord to give me the platform to share His gospel with the entire world. That dream is being fulfilled.

I am not celebrating this moment because of selfish ambition, or the need of notoriety and the recognition of man. I am celebrating because after years of being faithful, God is entrusting me reach people around the world. Just realizing that I have the opportunity to pray and believe with so many is overwhelming. To say that I am humbled by this is an understatement.

All of this has refortified my conviction about what true and pure ministry should be. So many ministers are in it for themselves. They want to know how people can bless them, instead of realizing that the purpose of ministry is to be a blessing to others. That is what it was all about for Jesus and that is what it should be all about for ministry today. People are hurting. People are hopeless. They need ministers that carry a burden for their needs to give them encouragement and hope. They need ministry to stand in the authority and power of Jesus so that they may receive the miracle they so desperately need.

I promise you this. I have never been more focused on souls than I am now. May the Lord touch every person that has emailed, written, or called in with a prayer request. May they receive a manifested miracle, so that the name of Jesus would be glorified!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Our Time In England

My wife and I returned yesterday from a week long ministry trip in the UK. This was our third trip in the last year. Many souls were saved and countless testimonies of healing are continuing to come in. I was overwhelmed every night, as people came from their seats to the altar to make the decision to serve Jesus and receive Him as their Savior. There is no greater joy!

As much as I enjoyed England, I am so glad to be home. This week will be a busy one. Monday, I will be on TBN from 10:00pm-12:00am. Then on Friday, I will be ministering at the Holy Land Experience. Please keep these events in your prayers.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Off to England

This Thursday, Cristina and I are headed back to the UK! We will be ministering in several churches during our stay. You can get the full schedule from our web site

The Lord has always blessed beyond our expectations every time we have gone to the UK. I am confident He will do it again! We ask for your prayers as we set out for a week of harvest, healing, and deliverance. I will update all of you as soon as we return. I know there will be many great stories and testimonies to share. What an awesome God we serve.

Mark 16:15-18
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." NKJV

Friday, April 10, 2009


It has been a crazy couple months. Since the beginning of 09 it has been non stop action. The start of 09 marked a time of great transition and elevation for the ministry and church. In January, we had the opportunity to hold a special healing service at FaithWorld church here in Orlando. It resulted in even a greater door of opportunity as we were able to begin in March leasing the facility on a full time basis. The campus is massive and the the possibilities are endless. The sanctuary seats 3,000, the kids church is state of the art, and there is an incredible youth center as well. I am so thankful to the Lord for all He has done and is going to continue to do!

I am also thrilled by the release of my first book Healed to Minister. It has taken some time to get done, but it has been worth it. The end result, is what I believe to be a dynamite book that will touch many lives. The book deals with character issues and areas of dysfunction. God is more concerned with your character than your conquests. It also talks of the importance of forgiveness and freedom. Read at your own risk! It has already stirred up a lot of trouble! But for those who allow the revelation to pierce their heart, I know that great freedom and joy awaits. You can get your copy by clicking

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Night to Remember

Last night we had the privilege of hosting Jonathan Stockstill and the Deluge Band. The church was packed with passionate worshippers and the Glory of God filled the room.

As we got into the thick of things, I could not help but sit there and weep. I was overwhelmed by the presence of God as I began sensing something prophetic happening. Jonathan began to prophecy in song over our church and the city of Orlando. The Word of the Lord was for the heavens to be open. Signs, wonders, and miracles are going to increase. I know that there was a release of things that we do not even realize or understand yet. Only time will tell how much was truly accomplished in the spirit. I am so thankful for Jonathan's obedience and ability to flow in the river of God's Spirit.

I am confident that every person present, was impacted and touched by His Glory. We truly went to the throne last night. We sat at the feet of Jesus. We will never be the same. It truly was a night to remember!