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Hearing God’s Voice – Graham Cooke

How many times have you heard these or perhaps thought them yourself? “God’s not answering my prayers”, or “Apparently, God just doesn’t want to speak to me right now.” I think more often than not, these moments of “silence” are more about our listening than about his communication patterns. God is always speaking in one way or another. The question is: are you quiet enough to hear Him? Too often, we’re simply not paying enough attention. Or perhaps we love to hear the sound of our own voices. And even if we don’t, there are plenty of louder people all around us, each with their own viewpoints on a subject and their own egos demanding to be heard. The world is a loud and belligerent place, lacking the subtlety of the Kingdom, but our identities are in the Kingdom and […]

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Abundance in the Kingdom ~ by Roger and Gerri

Recently we heard a powerful message from Bill Johnson on Kingdom Abundance.  We’d like to share with you what we took away from that message and applied to ourselves and to PITFH.
There were four main points. They are:
1)  Generosity
2)  Contentment
3)  Excellence in stewardship
4)  Expectation of increase

We’ll take each point one by one and share our thoughts and experiences.
GENEROSITY – How generous are we?  The more Kingdom centered we are, the less self-centered we will be!  Becoming selfless allows Holy Spirit to direct us and give us creative ways to be generous.  For example, when you enter a restaurant, do you check in with Father and ask Him to show you if there is someone you need to buy a meal for?  Do you use creative ways to get that done without letting the person receiving your gift know it […]
May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

God Wants You Wealthy – Kris Vallotton

Do you know that God wants you to be wealthy? It may be contrary to what we’re usually taught in the church, but I believe that wealth is a sign of God’s blessing in your life, and it’s how we are made to live as children of the living King! Think about it, if your Dad rules the world, then you are royalty on this earth and have access to everything He has access to. I want to make sure you’re understanding that I’m not talking about being rich. Although fruit of a wealth mindset is living in abundance, wealth is much bigger than simply having a lot of money. Wealth is believing in the fullness of God’s ability and desire to provide in your life. It’s the means—resources, strength and wisdom—to create positive outcomes […]

April 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Correction: The Miracle We Aren’t Looking For! by Roger Taylor

When we think about the word correction, what thoughts, what emotions come up? Are they positive or negative? For many of us this word represents negative past experience. Therefore, it should be avoided if at all possible. The range and power of individual response can be huge and sometimes difficult to overcome without help and healing. In our flesh we want to push the issues away and avoidance seems to be a pathway of least resistance and a quick escape from the pressure of potential confrontation. This is flesh and if we continue to use avoidance, escape and denial we remain in bondage in our flesh and hinder our future and our potential in God. On the other hand everything about God is miraculous! If we are born again we are His child and we belong with Him in […]

March 5th, 2017|8 Comments

If God Wants Me to Enjoy My Life and Be Happy, Why Can’t I Sleep Around? ~ by Jessilyn Justice – Charisma News

[Note from Roger and Gerri:  Over the years in  prayer ministry sessions we  often hear the statement, “I don’t understand why I can’t sleep around or have sexual relationship with my significant other.  All my friends are doing it.”    More often than not in today’s culture we are overruled and clients leave prayer ministry to go on and do their own thing.  It brings great sadness to us because we see by experience the consequences and results of many of their choices and how they will affect them for a lifetime.  Father has clearly stated in His word that sexual sin (fornication, adultery, pornography, bestiality, etc.)  is a sin or curse against your own body resulting in physical illnesses of all kinds and  lifelong negative consequences to the soul (the mind, intellect and emotions).  I Corinthians 6:9-20   The best choice is if you haven’t, don’t.   If you have, […]

February 27th, 2017|2 Comments

DANGEROUS EMPATHY ~ Al Ells

Are you empathetic to other people’s concerns and pain? Should you be?

I recently was reflecting on this issue and my own behavior. As you can imagine, empathy is valued by Counselors and the people they help. It is necessary for me to empathize with my clients. I must understand the client’s thoughts and connect with their feelings in order to best serve them. Empathy has also become a new buzz word in leadership circles. The assumption is if you can truly understand others you can better lead them. Leadership guru and Sociologist Brene Brown, references the following four attributes of empathy:

1) To be able to see the world as others see it – putting your own “stuff” aside to see the situation from their eyes.
2) To be non-judgmental – judgment of the other person discounts their experience.
3) […]

February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Rescued From Myself ~ Roger Taylor

This title came in a flash while I was watching TV. The neon lights came on and captured my attention. I love it when the Holy Spirit does things like that! As I pondered the phrase, I began to realize that when Jesus invaded my space and saved me He was rescuing me from myself. Who was driving my bus? Self was driving my bus and it was out of control heading for a cliff and more hell than I had already lived!

Although I had an immediate love relationship with Jesus and my bus made a sharp course correction toward Him, self was still driving the bus! Boy did I have a lot to learn! Because of Father’s love and grace for me, He slowly and continually revealed hidden things in my life that empowered self and hindered my […]

February 24th, 2017|1 Comment

What to Do When Time Isn’t Healing Your Wounds ~ 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 from pain. […]

February 24th, 2017|3 Comments

America’s Second Civil War – Leaders For Both Sides Now Emerging ~ Roger Taylor

For many years now, Roger has been receiving words from Father concerning America and her next Civil War.  You can review some of these words typing in the word ‘America’ in the search box here.

The lines are clearly being marked and the land and territory staked.  Never before in our history have we seen what we are seeing today on the political, social and spiritual fronts.  They are all tied together and as Christians we need to very much aware of what Father is saying concerning how all this pertains to us, the Body of Christ.

Today another stage is being reported on.  It involves the new leaders of the sides in this war.  CharismaNews has run an opinion article written by Michael Snyder.  It’s title is revealing:  “Obama Is Commanding His Army of 30,000 anti-Trump Activists from His House 2 miles from the White […]

February 14th, 2017|2 Comments

When Fear Lies ~ Kris Vallotton

Do You Live in Fear or Peace?

Most of us would probably argue that we would never trust the devil. But it might not occur to us that putting our faith in anyone or anything besides God creates only symptomatic cures and is actually idolatry. An idol is anything you trust more than you trust God, or anything you have to check with before you say yes to God.

In my own life, I have struggled at times with the fear of death. If I have some negative physical symptom, I immediately go to the doctor to find out what is wrong and what can be done to help cure me. Let me clearly state that I am in no way opposed to seeing a doctor when you are sick. Jesus Himself said that those who are sick need a […]

February 4th, 2017|1 Comment

A Word from Abba

2/1/17  Gerri’s note:  I penned this, but I believe it is a word to all of God’s children.  He just wants your quiet, intimate fellowship.

Sitting by the fire, a gentle snow falls outside my window.  I hear the Father quietly say, “Come.”  I close my eyes and still my soul, and I call my spirit to go to His side.  Immediately I am in the secret place with Him.  His love for me is on me, in me, and washing through me.  It is warm and always inviting.  We just sit together in the silence for awhile.  Then He speaks, “I’m so glad you’ve come.  You know there is no one who can take your place.  I made no other just like you.  I love you so.  Thank you for coming.”  Abba

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Roger’s Journal – 1/29/17

Daddy says: The judgment that is coming will produce the fruit that is ripe for picking; the homeless, the broken, the hopeless. This is how mercy and judgment can work together and produce good fruit. Destruction, pain, suffering and loss are fertile ground for love to blossom and capture hearts that are hurting. I have prepared My teams. Heaven and earth are ready in rescue mode. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth and at the same time tears and shouts of joy will fill the air as newborns are released from judgment’s grasp! The army grows!

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Roger’s Journal – 6/16/16

In re-reading my journal, I came across this entry and I felt it should be posted now.

My Children:

There is a place where the air is pure. It has been decontaminated to enhance clarity of thought and purity of spirit. It is called My Kingdom. I have told you repeatedly that it is My good pleasure to give you the Kingdom, yet you seem to prefer the world and its contamination. What must I do to help you realize that your rightful place as My Child is My Kingdom? It is your inheritance from Me. It has been prepared for you in detail. This is a now thing and it is extremely important. I have warned you of very difficult days ahead, yet you do not listen. Your self-centeredness, your stubbornness, and your rebellion will involve you in the pain […]

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

How to Manage Ministry & Family ~ Bill Johnson 3.24 Minute Video

This is an excellent, short video interview with Bill Johnson, Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  It’s so worth a little over 3 minutes of your time to see what Bill has to say.  If you are not a Pastor or ministry leader, perhaps you know one who could use this message!  Surveys from Focus on the Family and others continue to show us that approximately 1,500 pastors are leaving the ministry EACH MONTH!  Religion leads to burnout.  Relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit leads to peace and rest.  Let’s help our leaders find that place of peace and rest!  Click the link below to see how Bill handles ministry and family!

How to Manage Ministry & Family – Bill Johnson

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

4 Keys to Becoming a Son or Daughter of God by Kris Valloton

How does someone find a spiritual mother or father? I get this question so often. I know what it’s like to hunger for covering, a voice of wisdom, someone to share your accomplishments with and process difficult decisions with. And I’m encouraged to see a generation hungry for this as well! It all begins by positioning your heart as a son or daughter. Then you will attract spiritual parents.

 1) Find people who you value and who value you. Do this not because of what they give you and not for selfish reasons, but rather because of the fruit and experience you’ve seen in their lives that you could model yourself after. If you want to be a mechanic, hang around repair shops. If you want to be a pastor, hang around pastors and stack chairs.

 2) Serve well. Often in […]

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on 4 Keys to Becoming a Son or Daughter of God by Kris Valloton

The Fruit of Humility by Kris Valloton

Thankfulness and Humility

Thankfulness is the door to happiness, the gate of heaven, the cure of arrogance, and a force against the spirit of entitlement. Wow! What a powerful force that is! Thankfulness is a field that must be cultivated, weeded and seeded. But humility is the soil that makes up a field of a thankful heart. We must understand humility before we can truly cultivate thankfulness in our lives. Not only is humility the key to thankfulness, but it’s also the pathway to promotion!

The Fruit of Humility

Matthew 7:20 says that we can recognize people by their fruit. I love the way the New Living Translation puts it; “Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” Humility produces beautiful fruit. These are some of the characteristics that will […]

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on The Fruit of Humility by Kris Valloton

Christmas Gifts for Your Spouse and Yourself

Christmas Gifts for Your Spouse and Yourself

FOR YOUR SPOUSE –

We have been watching something very interesting for quite some time now in the Body of Christ. It is the lack of love, honor and respect that married couples give one another on a daily basis. It has become a disgrace to those who call themselves Christians, for it is the very foundational things upon which Christ called us to deliver to one another when we take our marriage vows. How often we break those sacred vows. Most often we see husbands who absolutely refuse to take the spiritual leadership in their households. When their mate attempts to lovingly approach them with spiritual matters, they refuse to listen. The wives we deal with here at PITFH often have spent many long hours in prayer for their mate unselfishly seeking the […]

December 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Christmas Gifts for Your Spouse and Yourself

Christmas 2016 – Being NOT Doing by Gerri

Over the years we have continued to say in our writings, “It’s not in the doing, it’s in the being.”  More and more we encounter folks who simply do not understand this concept or simply refuse to walk in it by choice.  This is usually done because often we find our identity in what we ‘do’ for the Lord.  This wrong thinking has been propelled by the religious spirit which thrives in many churches today.  Folks, it is NOT in what we ‘do’ for Him that matters.  What matters most to Him is our ‘being’ with Him.  How much time do you spend in each 24 hour day just sitting quietly in His presence “doing” nothing?  Are you able to find the secret place He has prepared just for you, go there and just ‘be’ with Him?  I’d love to see […]
December 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Christmas 2016 – Being NOT Doing by Gerri

ANXIETY AWAY!! AWAKENING!!! by Lana Vawser

The past few days I have been feeling the Lord really “zooming in” on anxiety. I saw high levels of anxiety that have been there for years and years, and anxiety that has come on because of this season and fear, the Lord is going after it.

I had a vision and I saw Jesus blowing upon the hearts and souls of His people and as He blew I watched the Spirit of God moving within God’s people to begin to deal with the root issues and chains of anxiety. As He blew, and the Spirit of God found the areas where the anxiety had taken root, I saw His breath turn to FIRE.

I watched as the fire of God consumed the anxiety BY RELEASING A REVELATION OF HIS LOVE!!!! The fire of His love was BREAKING the stronghold of […]

November 30th, 2016|Comments Off on ANXIETY AWAY!! AWAKENING!!! by Lana Vawser

A Word From Father

Thanksgiving Afternoon 2016 – watching football and Father began to speak to me (Roger) the following:

“Son, let’s talk to My other kids; hopefully some will listen! As your Father, I am concerned for you all. I watch as you repeatedly make wrong choices in life that deter fulfillment of your purpose and destiny. Some of you never consider that I have a purpose and destiny planned for you. You seldom demonstrate interest in My Kingdom or the supernatural life that is available to you. How could you possibly think that continuing to live a self-centered, worldly life will bring you more happiness and fulfillment than living in the benefits of being a born again child of God? Do you really believe that the world’s offerings compare with what I offer you? If you insist in remaining in your comfort […]

November 29th, 2016|Comments Off on A Word From Father

Perfection by Roger

Are you striving for perfection in your relationship with God? Do you think He is expecting perfection from you? Do you really think He is so foolish that He would expect perfection from an imperfect source? If you think He is expecting perfection from you, then you are misjudging Him. If you are striving for perfection from yourself, you are on a self-defeating, dead end road! Constant failure and constant self-criticism and condemnation invite many other negative emotions that satan loves to exploit and beat you up with. You will wind up abusing yourself and those around you. You will fail God, yourself and your family and friends because performance for perfection is a relationship killer. […]

November 24th, 2016|Comments Off on Perfection by Roger

Walking Out of Pain by Kris Vallotton

In 2008 my family and I went through one of the hardest, darkest seasons of our lives. After ten years of marriage, my son Jason found himself in a divorce. The pain seemed to swallow him up as every beautiful memory of his wife crumbled into disappointment. He was living in a nightmare, and as his father, the pain that he and my three grandchildren were going through hit my heart in the sharpest way. My heart broke for my family. I spiraled down into a state of hopelessness, exhaustion and depression, and couldn’t get off of the couch for three months. I had a choice to make. Would I continue to lie on the couch and let the situation envelop my entire being, or would I face the pain and process my grief with honesty and truth?

ARE YOU […]

November 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Walking Out of Pain by Kris Vallotton

ONE VOICE AMONG MANY ~ by Gerri

My inbox is being filled with many, many emails – some from those I know and some from those I don’t know – about news, world events and election details.  I hear more and more folks saying, “I will be so glad when the election is over.  I am so sick of all the news.”  I couldn’t agree more.  Rog and I are listening to less and less news and world reports these days.  Don’t get me wrong, we do listen enough to stay well informed, but we have found it necessary to limit what we listen to and how much time we spend listening to all the negative balderdash! [balderdash – language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense].

This morning when I woke, as I was talking to Father, I heard Him say, “ONE VOICE.”  […]

November 6th, 2016|Comments Off on ONE VOICE AMONG MANY ~ by Gerri

Praying for spiritual fathers by Lana Vawser

We have been familiar with the ministry of Lana Vawser from Australia for a long while now. She is well respected and accurate in her postings. We received the one below this morning and feel it is a very important word that significantly affects us and PITFH. Please take time to read it and pray as the Father directs. THANKS!

10/28/16 Lana Vawser on praying for spiritual fathers:

Over the past few weeks the Lord has been highlighting “fathers” to me, and I wasn’t exactly sure why. Today as I was spending time with the Lord I felt the Lord give me clarity on what He was saying.
There is an attack on FATHERS right now, men of God that carry the heart of the Father and are called to be fathers in the body of Christ; the enemy is going after […]

October 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Praying for spiritual fathers by Lana Vawser

Until You Learn Powerlessness ~ Wayne Jacobsen

Anyone who has not gone on journeys of powerlessness will invariably abuse power.

A good friend sent me a recent devotional from Richard Rohr, thinking I would love it!  I did!  I love the whole thing and how most ancient initiation rites led men into feelings of powerlessness so that he would not abuse that power, especially in male-dominated societies.

He goes on (emphases mine):
Jesus clearly taught the twelve disciples about surrender, the necessity of suffering, humility, servant leadership, and nonviolence. They resisted him every time, and so he finally had to make the journey himself and tell them, “Follow me!” But Christians have preferred to hear something Jesus never said: “Worship me.” Worship of Jesus is rather harmless and risk-free; following Jesus changes everything.
… I have often thought that this “non-preaching” of the Gospel was like a secret social contract between […]

October 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Until You Learn Powerlessness ~ Wayne Jacobsen
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