The Power That Changes The World (Paperback)Bill Johnson
This is our brightest hour!
Every day you make choices that influence the culture and atmosphere around you. You are designed, as part of your purpose, to invade and solve problems here on earth. You've been given the keys to unlock infinite change in the here and now.
Take hold of God's power and God's wisdom.
As you wield the long-term strategy of His wisdom and the immediacy of His miracle-working power, you will live out the most undeniable demonstration of the heart, passion and nature of God. You will touch--and restore--the hearts of individuals, families, communities, cities and nations. You will create eternal impact and significance right now.
What a moment to be alive!
As you live out God's power and wisdom, and fully yield yourself to His purposes--maintaining a heart of hope and promise for the days ahead--you will work wonders for His Kingdom.
Foreword by Jack Hayford 7
- The Greenhouse Effect 11
- God Has a Dream 23
- The Profound Prototype 33
- The Reformer 47
- The Nature of the Gift 61
- The Big Test 75
- The Power of Beauty 97
- What Jesus Preached 111
- Loving Babylon 131
- Erasing Lines 149
- No Devil, No Problem? 165
- A Theology of Blessing 179
- The Power of the Broken 197
- Living Full 207
About the Author
Bill Johnson is the senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California. A fifth-generation pastor with a rich heritage in the power of the Spirit, he is the bestselling author of When Heaven Invades Earth. Bill and his wife, Beni, serve a growing number of churches through an apostolic network that has crossed denominational lines, partnering for revival. Bill and Beni live near Redding, California.
Size140 x 216 mm
Number of Pages224 pp
PublisherBaker Book House
The Greenhouse Effect
A number of years ago I was speaking at a conference
in the Netherlands. During an afternoon break our
host took us to see some of the beauty of his country.
We saw the windmills, the waterways, the dykes and some
other things that contribute to the uniqueness and wonder of
this nation. Because it was November, it was also windy, cold
and rainy. This made the tour unpleasant. So that we could
continue our sightseeing, he took us to one of the large green-
houses that contained a portion of the country’s incredible
tulip crop. Holland’s tulip-growing industry produces about
80 percent of the world’s supply of that gorgeous flower.
Once inside, we saw row after row of beautiful flowers in
every color, all planted in color-coded sections. The weather
conditions in the greenhouse were completely different from
the outdoors. While you would never consider it warm inside,
it was pleasant. Plus, we were just glad to get in out of the
cold. As we walked through the amazing selection of flow-
ers, we noticed a photographer taking pictures of a gorgeous
bride getting ready for her wedding. She was posing next
to a manmade pond. Her reflection on the water made for
some spectacular photos. Add to that setting the brilliant
colors of the extraordinary flowers surrounding her, and you
can imagine the beauty captured in her wedding pictures. It
was wonderful. In a sense, though, it was another reality,
because none of what we saw inside would survive outside
the walls of that greenhouse. The flowers would not survive,
and there certainly would not be a bride in her bridal gown
out in that weather.