Conference Recap

Demonstrations of the presence of God were manifested at The Prayer and Presence Conference this past weekend. Guest speakers Heidi Baker, Joseph Harris, and Leif Hetland shared what was on their hearts, and a definite theme came forth—we are at the threshold of a great awakening to God. The flames for world evangelism were ignited by three different videos: 1) an update on Living Word’s church planting mission, 2) a video of how Iris Global Ministries is in the midst of violence and persecution, yet they bravely continue their work, and 3) a video of a great outpouring of God’s Spirit in Asia!
Friday, March 15, 2024 | “The Spirit Without Measure” | Heidi Baker
Guest minister Heidi Baker came to encourage us, that no matter what America faces, Jesus is King and worship is our weapon. As long as we’re connected to Him, the enemy can’t take us out. As John 3:34 says, “God gives the Spirit without limit.” The Spirit without limit! What does that look like? To be drenched with the Spirit? We’re going to think in a different way and see things through the mind of Christ. We can look at darkness and go “Ha!” Yes, the times are dark, but we’re not to be shaken in this stormy world. She exhorted, “Keep your eyes fixed on Him.”
Saturday, March 16, 2024, 10 a.m. | “The Hour of Emergency” | Joseph Harris
Guest minister Joseph Harris warned us that emergency hours were upon the earth! And the Lord said He needed intercessors. They are needed to prepare us for the soon coming awakening. The Lord told Joseph to call this preparation a “time of birthing.” John 16:13 says, “He will show you things to come.” When He shows us things that are coming, it’s not so we can be “in the know.” It’s so we can respond! We are in the hour of emergency and God is giving assignments to birth out through prayer. He encouraged everyone to step up!
Saturday, March 16, 2024, 5 p.m. | “The Three Kingdoms” | Leif Hetland
Guest minister Leif Hetland used a demonstration of “three chairs” to illustrate relationship position with God: chair #1, chair #2, chair #3. Chair number three represents people that live in the kingdom of the world. They are without God. People in chairs one and two are Christians. However, the people in chair two live in the kingdom of self. To them, life is all about “me.” People in chair one live in the kingdom of God. They seek first His kingdom and are Spirit filled. The supernatural, for them, is natural. Our goal is to live in chair one, to be anointed ministers of the Gospel. Because people in the world are living in darkness, and they deserve to have an encounter with Jesus.
Sunday, March 17, 2024, 9 a.m. | “Come and Drink” | Leif Hetland
Guest minister Leif Hetland taught on John chapter 4, when Jesus said to the woman at the well, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.” He said, “America is thirsty but she’s drinking the wrong water, polluted water. Americans are thirsty, but they’re filling themselves up with things that don’t fulfill. Only the Living Water can take away their thirst.” There are so many thirsty people in the world, and we need to be filled with the Living Water ourselves, in order to dispense the pure Living Water to the thirsty!
Sunday, March 17, 2024, 11 a.m. | “Harvest Time” | Heidi Baker
Guest minister Heidi Baker declared “The fields are ripe for harvest and now is the time for the harvest.” She urged believers to lay down their lives on the altar until there is nothing left. God wants you to pick up your cross and follow Him, dying daily to our own ability, our own strength, our own understanding. Heidi prophesied saying, “The Lord says He wants you to lay down your fishing pole. Harvest time is here. It’s time for nets!” We need to shift from “I” to “We.” We must work together because there is a time of harvest coming that the world has never seen before, a great and mighty harvest. It’s time to get out the nets!

Recent Sermon Notes

Grace Unveiled, #10: Credited to Your Account | Jim Hammond

Pastor Jim preached the 10th installment of his series entitled, “Grace Unveiled,” a study of the book of Romans. This message subtitled, “Credited to Your Account,” finishes up the study of the sin problem and then begins a study of the solution to man’s sin problem—which is Romans 3:21–22, “…faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.” Pastor Jim said, “The reason why Paul spent so much time talking about the sin problem is because you can’t understand the solution if you don’t understand the problem.”

At Wit’s End | Jim Hammond

Have you ever been “at your wit’s end?” When you’ve exhausted all your emotional and physical resources and have nothing left to give, what do you do? When the Apostle Paul was at his wit’s end, the Lord gave him direction saying, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Pastor Jim went on to expound on when we are at our wit’s end, how we can lean on His grace.

Grace Unveiled, #9: Established in the Gift of Righteousness | Jim Hammond

This past weekend, Pastor Jim taught his 9th installment in his series on the book of Romans entitled, “Grace Unveiled.” The first three and a half chapters of Romans, Paul talked extensively, driving home the point, on how no one can make himself righteous in God’s eyes. The Apostle Paul didn’t leave anyone out. He listed the Pagans in the secular world, people just trying to do good, and the zealous disciplined Jews… he made sure they knew that none of them measured up in God’s eyes. No matter what they did, they would never be able to escape God’s wrath… unless there is something that appeases that judgment. That was Paul’s way of working up to a point. Paul then introduced the righteousness of God through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.

The Principle of Connection | Mac Hammond

Pastor Mac taught a message entitled, “The Principle of Connection.” Oftentimes, we struggle with obedience to the Word, where our obedience to the Word is not done in faith but out of legalism. We don’t do it from our heart, but we do it out of obligation. However, as Pastor Mac pointed out, if the Word is going to work for you, it has to come from our heart. There is a remedy that puts an end to legalistic obedience: once you understand the principle behind a particular mandate, obedience to the Word becomes exciting. Pastor Mac goes on to discuss the Principle of Connection.

A Faith-Building Weekend With Nancy Dufresne

What a weekend we had with guest minister Nancy Dufresne. She shared on the power of faith and reminded us that God and the Holy Spirit should always remain our focus. That means when we face difficulty, listening to the Holy Spirit, our guide on the inside, is the best thing that we can do. You can walk in faith toward your miracle!