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The Kingdom-Our Bridge to Proper Government by Clay Sikes

A Note from Roger and Gerri:  We found this article from Clay Sikes to be YES AND AMEN FROM US!  This article strikes a chord with us when he says, “Those who are flowing into this ‘converging flow’  [moving from the Church Age to the Kingdom Age] do so without prejudice, reconceived notions, or stout traditions – just love!  … Those most in danger of missing this move are those most bound to their personal spiritual traditions.”

We all are drawn to the government or country that most serves our needs. We want safety and security, and a government that will align itself with our way of thinking. In these volatile times there is no government or country that can provide that. God has offered us a country (called heaven), and […]

2018-06-28T11:42:32+00:00June 28th, 2018|2 Comments

A Cop on The Beat

Gerri’s Journal – June 26, 2018

I sat recently at the corner of 17th and Main Street in Durango waiting for the signal light to change.  Suddenly I had a flash back of another time sitting at that same signal years ago.
An officer from the Durango Police Department rolled up in his cruiser, red lights flashing, jumped out in full uniform, over-rode the traffic signal and ordered the traffic to stop from all directions.
Wondering what was happening, I looked up to see a black hearse approaching the intersection with a long funeral procession following.  They turned at the intersection and headed toward the cemetery.  Nothing unusual about that I thought.  What was a profound site was the way that Police Officer snapped to attention and saluted the hearse and the family […]

2018-06-26T13:00:46+00:00June 26th, 2018|2 Comments

Honor Your Father and Your Mother – J. Lee Grady

This article was taken from Charisma Magazine

Twenty months ago this week, my 88-year-old father was weeding in his backyard when he slipped off an embankment and fell four feet onto his concrete driveway. My mother found him a few minutes later. He was lying in a pool of blood. He had no idea he had sustained a brain injury that would sap his mobility, speech and most of his memories.

The next day, I drove the familiar eight hours from Florida to Georgia to sit by my dad’s hospital bed. It was painful to watch him struggle. I knew he’d never be the same. I called my wife, and we quickly decided to sell our house and move to my parent’s town to take care of Daddy.

We then began what I […]

2018-06-25T13:31:25+00:00June 25th, 2018|1 Comment

What To Do When Time Isn’t Healing Your Wounds by Kris Vallotton

Is it possible to walk through pain and come out the other side really okay? Yes. Is it easy? No. Is it worth it? Most definitely. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4). In other words, mourning is necessary; it’s the process that leads to wholeness. Yet many Christians are afraid of pain and believe their only responsibilities are to cheer people up. Consequently, hurting people push down their pain instead of confronting it. This leads to a life of unresolved agony. As children of God, we must learn how to walk away from pain (not hide it), so that we can become healthy and whole people who live joyful lives. So let’s take a look at some practical steps for walking away […]

2018-06-23T08:52:19+00:00June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Explaining the Unexplainable – John Wimber

We are often asked here at PITFH to explain some of the stranger manifestations that occur in revival meetings.  We have approached this subject in other places, but recently while reading this book by the late John Wimber, we found the following explanation from his experiences in the early 1980’s when the Vineyard Movement experienced revival in their churches around the world.  Here is some of what John wrote on the subject:

Explaining the Unexplainable  from The Way In is the Way On by John Wimber, page 246

“I’m comfortable with the fact that people, under the excitement of a visitation from the Holy Spirit, do some far out things. Some things occur because of over zealousness, emotional disorder, or even the devil. But some also occur because of God. Most of […]

2018-06-12T22:44:17+00:00June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

What Would God Do? by John Wimber

We here at PITFH are asking this same question:  “What would God do if we gave Him the chance?”  What would happen if all churches and ministries who have a heart to seek and respond to God, would become supple in the hands of our loving Father?  It is a question that challenges us daily here at PITFH.
Recently Father challenged us with a question He asked us to ask Him often:  “What does a Christian Retreat look like in the Kingdom of God?”  As we prepare to receive the land He has promised and begin building His Kingdom Retreat, we need answers to this question.  He often answers our questions with another question! We know what a lot of Christian Retreats look like in our world today, but He’s […]

2018-06-12T22:43:40+00:00June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Honoring John Loren Sandford – James Goll

We have had the honor and privilege of being mentored over the years by the late John and Paula Sandford.  Paula passed away a number of years ago and John just recently went home to be with the Lord.  They were pioneers in the Inner Healing Movement and were instrumental in helping us find our way into active prayer ministry.  Our personal encounters with them were always a blessing and their prophetic words spoken became defining moments for us both.  Here is a note from James Goll about John.  We bid him a fond farewell until we are all together again in Heaven.   Roger & Gerri

From the Desk of James Goll

John Loren Sandford graduated to his heavenly abode and reward early Friday morning, March 30th. I fondly referred to this gentle giant in the […]

2018-06-12T22:43:04+00:00June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

God’s Presence – Treasured or Not – by Roger

In my opinion, the ultimate privilege a person has in this life is the opportunity to experience and enjoy God’s presence. Sadly, many people reject this privilege and reject God Himself. Just as sadly many born again Christians do not fully enjoy being a Child of God. By what measure, to what degree, and what depth of relationship do find ourselves satisfied with our position in the family of God and park there. Many times religion is a deterrent to developing a personal, intimate, conversational relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We can also be side tracked by the performance required to support our religious preference. In fact, performing for God can be a deterrent to developing relationship with God and result in frustration, disappointment, and eventually burn […]

2018-06-12T22:42:24+00:00June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Don’t Be Hard to Help by Gerri

The other day I was in a meeting with our Ranch Acquisition Team. This team is made up of a number of professional people…our banker, our CPA, our realtor, a member of our Intercessory Prayer Team , Roger and myself. The meeting was quite productive and we were encouraged to see the Team come together having caught the vision of the Ranch Retreat and desiring to see the vision of PITFH come to pass. At one point in the meeting I held up a stack of paperwork that had come across my desk and I shared with the group that I was feeling very overwhelmed with it all. Immediately something very profound was spoken that has landed squarely in my heart. “Don’t be hard to help.” […]

2018-06-12T22:41:42+00:00June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

8 Practical Ways To Keep Your Heart Soft Towards God in Hard Seasons by Kris Vallotton

Have you ever gone through a hard time that lasted more than just a day or a week? Maybe you’ve been in the middle of a battle for a whole season, or perhaps even years. I know that these times can suck the life out of you, and leave you feeling dry, discouraged and alone. It can even feel like there’s no way out. When tough times turn to a tough life it can be easy to become disillusioned and even cynical towards your life, towards the Church, or towards God’s goodness. It’s important to realize that this doesn’t have to be your story!

Tough Times Build Character

Let me tell you about a personal story of a hard time that turned into a hard season for my family. In […]

2018-06-12T22:41:06+00:00June 12th, 2018|1 Comment