Upper Midwest Faith Explosion | Jerry Savelle, Kenneth Copeland, and Jesse Duplantis
The 2023 Upper Midwest Faith Explosion was a huge success in that not only were many stirred in their faith, but they were stirred in their hearts for world harvest. Quoting Matthew 24:14, “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come,” the speakers reminded us of the importance of getting the Gospel out to all the nations. When that is accomplished, Messiah will come. Speakers Jerry Savelle, Kenneth Copeland, and Jesse Duplantis each had unique messages for the UMFE congregation!
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Jerry Savelle | Wed., Aug. 16 | Maximum Results
The Lord anointed brother Jerry to operate under the anointing as seer, in that he will share with the body of Christ what is on the Lord’s agenda. This year, the Lord’s prophetic message for the body of Christ is that it’s time to go for the maximum, the highest level attainable. Jerry expounded on just what maximum means!
Jerry Savelle | Thur., Aug. 17 | Expect the Unexpected
In Luke 5:1 is the story when Jesus told Simon to “launch out into the deep and let down your nets.” Simon said they had “fished all night and had taken nothing.” Though Simon didn’t expect anything, he did as Jesus instructed. And much to his surprise, they pulled in a multitude of fishes. Jerry said, “What is Jesus endeavoring to get Simon to do? Expect the unexpected.” Jerry expounded on why the body of Christ should begin to “expect the unexpected.”
Kenneth Copeland | Thur., August 18 
Brother Copeland stirred the congregants’ faith with stories of God performing miracles, reaching the lost, and good Bible teaching. If you’ve lost your zeal for world harvest, let brother Copeland stir your heart with this message.
Jesse Duplantis | Sat., August 19 | If You Keep the Faith, Everything Is Yours
2nd Timothy 4:1, 5 “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. … But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” The Lord said to Jesse, “If you keep the faith, everything is yours.” What is keeping the faith? It is a practical mission. We are to endure. We watch and continue. You’ll have opportunities to fail—don’t take them.
Jesse Duplantis | Sun., August 20 | 9 a.m. | God’s Cure for Satan’s Infection
Brother Jesse taught on Matthew 6:25 on the importance of “taking no thought for your life” because God will take care of your needs. He expounded on verse 34 “Take no thought, saying…” If you don’t speak negative thoughts, they will die. Unborn. Aborted. But when you take a thought, you become what that thought says. That’s how Satan infects people. They have a thought and then say it. Jesse expounded on the importance of keeping your words in line with the Word of God.
Jesse Duplantis | Sun., August 20 | 11 a.m. | Possibility Thinking
Brother Jesse taught on the topic of “Possibility Thinking.” God works in the realm of impossibility. If you want to get God on your side, you have to do impossible things so that He’ll show up and minister to you. He said, “You must believe that God has chosen you to be His instrument, a channel through which life flows. Many say they are not qualified. But God isn’t looking for qualifications. He’s looking for obedience.”

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2024 Prayer and Presence Conference | Heidi Baker, Joseph Harris, and Leif Hetland

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!

Grace Unveiled: How to Get a Reprobate Mind #4 | Jim Hammond

Pastor Jim gave his fourth installment in his series entitled, “Grace Unveiled,” with the subtitle being “How to Get a Reprobate Mind.” This is a series on the book of Romans, a book considered to be the greatest writing of Christian doctrine in all the Bible. Pastor Jim says it has multiple themes on redemption. It touches on our inability to work for the favor of God, the guilt that we have to deal with on a daily basis, and the fact that salvation is only to be received by believing. Romans 1: 24–32 is the subject of this message.

FOCUS FOR EFFECT: Love | Mac Hammond

Pastor Mac taught the third installment of his series entitled, “Focus on Effect,” based upon 2nd Corinthians 4:17, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” The apostle Paul said the hardships in our lives can be light and momentary. It all depends on what we place our focus upon. Paul says we are to focus our attention on what is eternal, rather than what is temporal. There are three things that are eternal: faith, hope, and love. We are to focus on that.

FOCUS FOR EFFECT: Hope | Mac Hammond

This series is all about focus, meaning where do you give your attention. This is important because whatever you give your attention to will determine how hard or difficult your life will be. And conversely, it will determine how easy and carefree it will be. Teaching on 1st Corinthians 13:13, Pastor Mac says you can gain the clarity you need to succeed in your life by focusing on matters of faith, hope, and love.

Focus on Effect | Mac Hammond

Pastor Mac began a new series entitled, “Focus on Effect.” He started off by telling us the topic of the new series is something we probably think we already know about, but in fact, we don’t know enough about it as we probably should. The scriptural reference was 2nd Corinthians 4:17–18: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Though Pastor Mac has taught on this passage before, he said he’s “gotten a glimpse of a different side of this mountain. And I’m seeing it from a perspective that has really impacted me in a positive way.” He added, “And I want it to be that way for you all as well.”