Defining Moments: God-Encounters with Ordinary People Who Changed the World

Defining Moments: God-Encounters with Ordinary People Who Changed the World


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A Prophetic Anointing for Today
Defining Moments is a fascinating look at the remarkable ways in which God has used ordinary people to change history. But it is about more than history alone—it illuminates the present and unveils the future. Prophetic in nature, the book reveals how God wants to work in each of our lives to fulfill His purposes—today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.
The stories in this collection of God-encounters carry a prophetic anointing for all who have ears to hear. Author Bill Johnson highlights the significant traits and contributions of many well-known revival leaders, including John Wesley, Charles Finney, Dwight L. Moody, Maria Woodworth-Etter, Carrie Judd Montgomery, Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, Evan Roberts, Rees Howells, Aimee Semple McPherson, Kathryn Kuhlman, Randy Clark, and Heidi Baker. He explains the impact these leaders can have on us today as we respond to the life-changing truths revealed through their life stories.
There is power in knowing the testimonies of men and women who experienced God in a defining moment and said yes to His unique call on their lives. It is a power that inspires us to hunger for God in such a way that we, too, will have an encounter with Him that launches us into the world of the “impossible,” enabling us to fulfill a greater measure of our destiny. Read this book with a sense of readiness, and watch what happens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629115474
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication date: 01/08/2016
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 354,778
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bill Johnson is a fifth-generation pastor who lives a life rich in the things of the Spirit, using heaven as a model for his life and ministry. In 1968, at the end of his high school years, he moved from the Los Angeles area to Redding, California, where his parents became the pastors of Bethel Church, and two years later, the Holy Spirit began to move powerfully in that community of believers. It was about this time that Mario Murillo visited the church, speaking about being absolutely abandoned to Christ. One Saturday night, Bill said yes to God—the absolute yes—and everything changed for him.
In 1978, Bill was invited to pastor Mountain Chapel in Weaverville, California, and he served there for seventeen years. The presence of God was very strong, and the church extended its times of worshipping and glorifying God, even though, in the first years, they saw few miracles, despite praying for many. Bill’s greatest breakthrough in ministry came after attending two conferences in 1987 organized by John Wimber. Bill realized he needed to “put a demand” on what he believed—his risk factor had to line up with the boldness of his beliefs. As he did this, there was an immediate change in his ministry, and the church began to see an increase in healing and miracles.
Bill moved back to Bethel Church in Redding in 1996, where he and his wife, Beni, are the senior pastors. An outpouring of the Spirit began almost immediately. It grew rapidly, and there were many healings, including, in multiple cases, of cancer. Today, healings and miracles are the norm at Bethel. Bill and Beni have a heart to see the values of the kingdom of heaven fill the earth. Together, they serve a growing number of churches that have partnered together to work toward global revival.

Table of Contents

Foreword Roberts Liardon 9

Introduction 11

1 Brace Yourself! 13

2 Love John Wesley 19

3 Holiness Charles G. Finney 37

4 Laying Foundations for Legacy Dwight L. Moody 57

5 Courage Maria Woodworth-Etter 77

6 The Power of the Testimony Carrie Judd Montgomery 99

7 Prevailing Faith Smith Wigglesworth 123

8 Dominion John G. Lake 145

9 Led by the Spirit Evan Roberts Welsh Revival 167

10 Prophetic Intercession Rees Howells 191

11 Spiritual Hunger Aimee Semple McPherson 213

12 Anointing Kathryn Kuhlman 233

13 Impartation Randy Clark 249

14 Surrender Heidi Baker 267

15 Just the Beginning 293

Prayer of Impartation from Randy Clark 297

Notes 299

About the Authors 334

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