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By John Burton
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The grace camp rejects fervent prayer and passion for Jesus as works?
You'd be shocked at how often people in the grace camp wholeheartedly reject fiery devotion to Jesus and an intense commitment to prayer as works. Thoughts?
04:36
May 31, 2019
The danger of the grace movement
While not as dangerous as the hyper-grace message, grace churches that major in the positives and minimize critical truths are putting millions at risk of eternal separation from Jesus
11:37
May 31, 2019
Are you really ready for the great tribulation?
The way you prepare as a pre-tribber is RADICALLY different than the way you prepare as one who believes he will go through the great tribulation as a Christian.
06:23
May 28, 2019
Haters and Debaters—Addressing a Contentious Christian Culture
Addressing error without compromising our credibility The need for people who rightly divide the truth is only going to escalate as the end-times season we are in continues to unfold. These Bereans are valuable and it would do us all well to embrace the opportunity to analyze our belief systems and to grow. Instead, all over social media especially, we see critical and arrogant spirits assaulting others they disagree with theologically. For Christians to be rude and to operate in a spirit of accusation makes one wonder if they are saved at all. In fact, the moment we utilize methods of communication that contradict the fruits of the Spirit, we lose our credibility. Fortunately, there are many people who confirm their credibility by debating and discussing with love and honor. Communicating with them is a pleasure. However, all too often, supposed guardians of theology are zeroed in on proving their point and on shaming all who disagree. On the contrary, the shame is on them as they attempt to demoralize and invalidate people’s ministry. The focus is on mistakes, errors, disagreements and weaknesses instead of building them up, honoring them and encouraging them in the Lord. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10 (ESV) As one who absolutely affirms bold and provocative messages, I’m dismayed that so many who name the name of Jesus presume boldness equates to cruelty and divisiveness. Haters and debaters who are driven by a contentious agenda against those they disagree with are doing great damage to the church. Strangely, they presume to be the champions of truth, knights in shining armor who are to be celebrated for defending their absolutely “perfect” view of Scripture. They presume themselves to be Bereans when in reality they are aligning themselves with a dark spirit of accusation and assault. These are no Bereans. They are, in fact, Thessalonians. Read the article: https://burton.tv/2019/03/08/haters-and-debaters-addressing-a-contentious-christian-culture/
26:29
March 9, 2019
Extreme Supernatural: Bizarre Emotionalism or a Key to Breakthrough?
The weird and wonderful realm of the supernatural may contain the key to your breakthrough! I refuse to tone down the activity of the Holy Spirit out of respect of those less hungry. That’s been a commitment of my ministry for years. I also refuse to disinvite the Holy Spirit when the manifestations cross the line of our human comfort. In fact, I believe many people will be held accountable for limiting the Holy Spirit in the name of biblical order. Simply, we need God to move in other worldly power!
25:09
March 5, 2019
Dressing Up Jesus—Misguided Attempts to Make Jesus Attractive
Evangelism and church growth strategies have gone off the rails in an attempt to close the sale. Enough. The church has been failing far too miserably for far too long in one specific area—dressing up Jesus. This tragedy is rooted in movements that refuse to embrace the severity of God. Their infatuation with emotional love, intimacy and connection to the exclusion of an inner tremble and utter brokenness that can only come from a revelation of the terror of the Lord has compromised a generation. This puppy dog, cuddly Jesus that so many yearn for is a fantasy. If the extent of your relationship with God is enjoying his kindness and goodness to the exclusion of his terror and severity, you actually may be developing intimacy with an angel of light instead of the lover of your soul. https://burton.tv/2019/02/28/dressing-up-jesus-misguided-attempts-to-make-jesus-attractive
25:53
March 1, 2019
7 Reasons Pastors are Silent, Passive and Disengaged
In a generation marked by child killing, illicit sexual sin, rampant rebellion and a society that's growing more wicked by the hour, many pastors are remaining silent. I share seven reasons why pastors are refusing to wield a prophetic blade against the enemies of today. They are silent, passive and disengaged and it's time for them to either repent and awaken or to step aside.
27:09
February 28, 2019
Killing Children: Sanctioned Slaughter of Kids of All Ages
Slaughtering anything that threatens what people value is next on Satan’s plan for America. I’ve been saying for years that we are moving closer and closer to a reality in our nation that includes killing children well after they have been born. The only requirement for that medically sanctioned prescription to kill our children is proof of hardship, threat or inconvenience. If our way of living is negatively affected by our children, the option to eliminate them may be afforded us if something doesn’t change, and fast. Read the article HERE.
26:46
February 26, 2019
Pastors: Ten Reasons Why Intercessors Aren’t Attending Your Prayer Meetings
If God is awakening people to the power of prayer, why aren’t the prayer rooms full? If there is a growing remnant of people who yearn to encounter God and to contend for the passions of his heart night and day, why do pastors have such a hard time compelling them to come together for corporate intercession? It’s a great question. I believe I have a handful of answers. 
29:32
February 16, 2019
Are Spirit-filled churches filled enough?
We need an Azusa style explosion in our churches again!
05:30
March 31, 2018
Do we have to go to church?
I hear all the time the "the church isn't a building." It's an excuse to avoid gathering under leadership, which is the definition of the church.
04:12
March 25, 2018
Can we be saved if we aren't on fire for Jesus?
The Bible reveals the lukewarm will be rejected by God.
04:37
March 16, 2018
Should the Holy Spirit be allowed to redirect church services?
So many people are frustrated with ordered church services. They want God to move more freely. Just what does that mean?
05:09
March 12, 2018
Should I leave my dead church?
Many leaders are counseling people to leave dead churches. Is this appropriate?
07:30
March 6, 2018
Hollywood is right. Prayer does not work.
If prayer is usually ineffective for most Christians, it makes perfect sense that prayer wouldn't work for the lost.
05:39
March 3, 2018
Don't be dependent on your church for fire
You are called to burn night and day, and the lack of fire or depth at your church should not stop you!
06:37
March 2, 2018
The Edge of Rejection
Break free from the spirit of rejection in your life!
06:39
February 28, 2018
It may be time for you to leave full-time ministry.
A richer and more impacting life may be waiting for you on the other side of full-time ministry.
05:16
February 25, 2018
Some plant, some water
A message on how to handle our various assignments in ministry. Some plant, and may never see impact, increase or fulfillment of the vision. As they pass the baton, those who water can experience the fulfillment of the call in that region as God brings increase.
05:56
February 25, 2018
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