Join us for Ignite!
A Spirit filled weekend of vibrant worship, timely exhortation, good friends and lots of fun!
Scott and Lydia Ingegneri the Founders of Awaken Ministries International, a ministry dedicated to awaken worship, healing, the prophetic, as well as strengthen and develop leaders across the globe.
Join us at Puerta Vallarta in Gig Harbor for a fun Date Night! Each couple will be responsible for their own meal. We have the space reserved for Gig Harbor Foursquare.
Parents, you can also sign your kids up for Kids Night Out at the church for free. Don't miss out on this fun opportunity! Register by clicking the link below before February 10th:
Drop the kids off at Gig Harbor Foursquare for an evening of fun, movie and crafts.
The GH4SQ Youth will be helping to lead some great activities while the parents go out for a date-night.
Kids will be supervised at all times by adults and youth.
Open to all kids over 1 year of age.
Register by clicking the link below before February 10th:
Area Missionary Dan Lucero reminds us with scripture of God’s great promise to heal, even when that promise is delayed.
BY DAN LUCERO
area missionary to West Africa and Francophone nations with Foursquare Missions International.
Healing is a promised part of every believer’s walk with God. In fact, every healing is in a sense a restoration back to health, be it spiritual, emotional or physical, as declared by God in Jer. 30:17.
Promises are so special because they keep us attentive, expectant and focused as we await and look forward to their accomplishment. Every young child knows the tangible excitement, the bubbling inside of holding a promise in their heart, and every parent knows the power of how promises can shape hope and purpose in their relationship with their children.
But, at times, when a promise is delayed, we can begin to lose hope. In Num. 23:19 God the Father declares: “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
Today, stand strong in the promise of your healing and the healing of those for whom you pray. Do not forget that nothing—absolutely nothing—is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).
PRAYER + REFLECTION
1. God is our Father who loves us so much that He has kept absolutely nothing from us. Come back to Him today and be reconciled, embracing His loving goodness, mercy and restoring power and grace that heals your spirit, soul and body!
2. When you pray for your healing or that of others, confess any unforgiveness that we all so easily hide. Your faith will be quenched by the free- owing grace of God’s love, which brings healing.
3. Pray today and every day remembering these nine words: Take God’s side; Never give up; Expect a miracle.
Pastor Rick Fry tells about a woman from his congregation physically healed from migraines, and urges us to just believe and pray.
BY RICK FRY
senior pastor of e Rock (Danville Foursquare Church) in Danville, Calif.
Many times, I’ve prayed for the sick with no visible results—so much so that I actually said, “Lord, don’t send me to hospitals anymore to pray for the sick. They’ll probably die.”
However, in the past several months, I’ve spent time meditating on the Scriptures (Matt. 10:8; John 14:12). My church has been contending for God’s promises, as well as spending many hours in prayer, worship and collective fasting. We’ve seen multiple people healed of cancer, deadly heart issues cured and broken relationships mended.
One woman in our church was healed of migraine headaches she had su ered with constantly for more than 35 years. Her husband, a non-believer, told her that if her God healed her, he would come to church.
Hungry for her husband to know the Lord, she came forward for prayer. She felt nothing, but she declared and believed, “I’m healed!” After a week, her skeptical husband tested her healing by feeding her every food that triggered her migraines. She’s now been migraine-free for six months and eats whatever she wants. Her husband received Jesus, and life is changing for him.
Let’s contend for what Jesus promised: that our lives would be a place of faith, a place where miracles and restoration begin.
PRAYER + REFLECTION
1. Believe. Ask God for faith to believe what He has said.
2. Make room. Provide time in your weekly services for people to respond to His call.
3. Be willing. Have a willingness to step out in faith, contending for His kingdom to come.
WHOLE AND HEALED
Sterling Brackett shares how he was healed physically and encourages us to pray, even for those who don’t appear sick.
BY STERLING BRACKETT
a retired credentialed minister who served as corporate secretary for e Foursquare Church
I was about 10 years old when an X-ray revealed tuberculosis on my lung. My father had died ve years earlier from tuberculosis, so my siblings and I had to have chest X-rays every six months.
On Sunday I went to church and asked the leaders to pray for me, but I did not explain my speci c need. I had memorized James 5:14-15, so I knew I would be healed if I did what Scripture said.
When my mother and I arrived at the treatment facility the next day, the doctor ordered another X-ray prior to admitting me to the hospital. He soon came back to tell us that he could not nd tuberculosis on my lung.
I was not surprised—I knew the Lord had healed me! I had no problem with tuberculosis from that day forward. I had been restored by Jesus.
James 5 says that believing-prayer will heal us, and Jesus will put us on our feet. If we confess our sins and pray for one another, we can live together whole and healed.
PRAYER + REFLECTION
1. Pray regularly that you yourself will be healed, as James 5 says, “inside and out.”
2. Pray for those around you whether they appear physically ill or not, because Jesus heals emotionally and psychologically, as well as physically.
3. Pray that the Lord would make you spiritually sensitive to everyone you meet. When someone mentions they are ill, be quick to o er to pray for them. When someone crosses your path and they do not ask for prayer, when they do not appear to be sick, pray that the Lord will bring healing and wholeness to them inside and out.
“Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven— healed inside and out.’” (James 5:13-15, MSG)
Pastor Dawn Vail shares about God’s “all-mighty” power when we are faced with our own lack of faith.
BY DAWN VAIL
senior pastor of Hope Boulder (Boulder Flatirons Foursquare Church) in Boulder, Colo.
Paul is a Vietnam War veteran who had given his life to Christ and suddenly found himself fighting aggressive, end-stage lung cancer. He was given a 16 percent chance of living, even if he chose aggressive immunotherapy combined with chemo.
We prayed a scary prayer that Sunday—we simply asked that God would heal Paul completely. We had some faith, but we asked God to help our lack of faith (Mark 9:24).
The very next day, his tests showed Paul’s sizable tumor had shrunk, just like that. Over several weeks, the tumor disappeared, so completely, in fact, that the next test showed that new tissue had miraculously grown in its place, leaving no scar tissue at all. What a testimony to Paul’s unbelieving doctor!
We need the “all-mighty” power of God in action, not our own weak, impotent faith. The God of miracles is healing today. He’s just asking us to step out with whatever faith we have, and He’ll use it.
PRAYER + REFLECTION
1. Ask “all-mighty” God for more opportunities to pray scary, faith-building prayers.
2. Ask God to meet your faith where it is and to help it grow.
3. Father God, please never let me take credit for what You alone can do.
GUIDED BY FAITH
Leslie Keegel shares that healing power is covered in our atonement for sin by Jesus Christ, if we will minister boldly to the sick and dying.
BY LESLIE KEEGEL
chair of the Foursquare Global Council
Once I was returning home from a ministry trip to Amsterdam. As soon as I set foot at the Dubai, UAE, airport, I had a prompting from the Holy Spirit that there was a man dying nearby.
I asked the Lord to guide me to the man and kept walking by faith. After about 20 minutes, I saw a man seated alone on a chair with his head drooping very low. I walked up and told him that I had been told that he needed help. He said that yes, he was dying, and that he could not breathe.
I told the man not to panic, and I led him in the Sinner’s Prayer. I placed my hands on him and spoke healing to him. He was rejuvenated immediately, and started thanking me and smiling.
Oh, praise God for healing us in His atonement. We must stand on the completed work of Jesus on the cross and boldly minister to the sick. We will be pleasantly surprised by what God will do in answer to our prayers (John 8:28-29).
PRAYER + REFLECTION
1. Pray that the Lord would strengthen your faith to pray for the sick.
2. Pray that you would see many healed in your church today.
3. Thank God for His total healing and atonement, and ask Him for grace and mercy for those su ering.