Pastor Bjorn’s Blog

Watch and Pray

Prayer is an important part of the preparation for the return of Jesus. Jesus repeated told His disciples to “watch and pray.” Scripture Foundations: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know…

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Call to Readiness and Preparation for Jesus’ Return

Third, a Call to Readiness and Preparation for Jesus’ Return Scripture Foundations: “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14) “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their…

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Call to Wholeness and Holiness and Restoration

Second, a Call to Wholeness and Holiness and Restoration Scripture Foundation:  “He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness… As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have…

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Call to Prayer with Repentance, Fasting, and Worship

At the center of the PWI Vision of Prayer is a renewed emphasis on prayer, encouragement to pray, as well as spiritual growth and development.  There are 3 components to remember: First, a Call to Prayer with Repentance, Fasting, and Worship Scripture Foundations: “…these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy…

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A Child Is Born

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV A Child, the priceless Son of God, has been given to us. The weight of the world rests on His shoulders. Jesus is the gift of…

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Visions in the Bible

Visions occur more than 100 times throughout Scripture, starting in Genesis (15:1) and concluding in Revelations (9:17).  Interestingly, the mentions of visions are about split in half between the Old and New Testaments. God sometimes uses visions to communicate His plans with His followers as well as to reveal His character. God’s Promise for Today…

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How Does God Communicate with Us?

God speaks to us in many various ways. Most clearly, God spoke through Jesus as expressed in the Word of God  (Hebrews 1:2-3).  God continues to speak to us most succinctly in the Bible. Furthermore, we see a broad range of methods in the Bible in which God spoke to His people, including through: The…

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What is Prayer?  Partnership

Third, prayer is partnership.  God has plans for you, your family, church, and community. When we pray, we enter into partnership with God to fulfill His plans. In the Lord’s Prayer, we express this: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.” Some synonyms for partner are ally, companion, and helpmate.  Isn’t reassuring that God is…

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What is Prayer?  Communication

Second, prayer is communication. This is probably the most common definition of prayer (talking to God). Any good relationship needs meaningful communication.  God desires prayer to be two-way-communication, an ongoing dialogue with us. The following definition dives into different elements of communication: “Two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information,…

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What is Prayer?  A Relationship

Prayer can be described using three critical components.  First, prayer is a relationship between our loving and caring heavenly Father and us, His children. God invites us to a personal relationship.  He desires a deeper, intimate relationship with us – Holy and Consecrated. A relationship can be defined as “a state of connectedness between people…

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