Wholehearted Commitment to God-Given Passions Produced These Victories

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Wholehearted, passionate commitment means that once God grants you a revelation concerning an area you need to possess, you press into that area until you have success, mastery and victory (Jeremiah 29:11-13).

John Wimber became convinced that healing was to accompany the preaching of the gospel. "Unbelievably, Wimber prayed for the sick for a full 10 months before the first person was healed! From then on healings increased exponentially." Wagner, C. Peter. Wrestling with Alligators, Prophets, and Theologians (p. 123). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Here is an interesting quote. “John Wimber’s healing conferences and teaching impacted thousands of Christians around the world in the 20th century. He noted once that he would receive cards or letters after someone had heard him teach that would say something to the effect of, 'I went home and prayed for somebody and it didn’t work.' John would laugh and reply, 'Why don’t you pray for a thousand somebodies, and then let’s talk.'” (Reference).

Most, if not all, healing ministries will confirm that they went through a period of trial and error before seeing healing as a normal part of their ministry.

Shawn Bolz in his video training series “Translating God” discusses how he grew to become a mature, skilled, accurate prophet. He started as a young child and practiced using the prophetic gift God had given him. Later he received mentoring from other prophets such as Paul Cain. Now he is an international trainer, raising up prophets around the world.

Peter Daniels, an entrepreneur and millionaire in Australia, tells in his book of nearly going bankrupt several times before finally achieving such success that he now gives $10,000 a day to ministry causes. It is normal for businessmen to fail in their first three attempts at business.

Abraham Lincoln - There is probably no better example of failure and persistence that I know of. Let me share Lincoln’s life history with you: This was a man who failed in business at the age of 21; was defeated in a legislative race at age 22; failed again in business at age 24; overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26; had a nervous breakdown at age 27; lost a congressional race at age 34; lost a senatorial race at age 45; failed in an effort to become vice-president at age 47; lost a senatorial race at age 49; and was elected president of the United States at age 52.

Would you dare call him a failure? He could have quit anywhere along the line. But to Lincoln, defeat was a detour and not a dead-end. And it was a great source of learning.

Walt Disney - As a young cartoonist, Walt Disney faced many rejections from newspaper editors, who said he had no talent. He was even fired from one who told him he lacked imagination and original ideas. His first company went bankrupt within two years and he ate dog food until he could get back on his feet. He lost the rights to his first successful animated character. When he tried to get MGM studios to distribute Mickey Mouse in 1927, he was told the idea would never work - a giant mouse on the screen would terrify women! The Three LIttle Pigs was rejected by disctributors in 1933. Pinocchio, Fantasia and Pollyanna were box office flops at first. Undaunted, Disney faced each disappointment by planning his next adventure.

Mark Virkler – Ten years of failure in hearing God’s voice drove me to a conviction that hearing God was central to a relationship with Him and central to an effective life and ministry. God inspired a thought that I should spend a year of focused effort seeking to learn to hear His voice. God arranged for me to meet key people and read certain books which sparked insights of understanding. God woke me one morning with a loud voice saying, “Get up, I am going to teach you to hear My voice.” That day He showed me four keys in Habakkuk 2:1-2, which have now been taught to millions, allowing them to clearly hear God’s voice.

I have used this same year-long process to discover many keys to Christian spirituality which are now recorded in my books.

Journaling Application

  1. Lord, what is the love, passion, and giftedness You have placed within me?
  2. What battle are You commissioning me to fight and win this year?
  3. What am I to do to begin?
  4. Share your stories of victory below.

Explore this entire three-part series:

Part One  God-Given Passions Are a Key to Achieving God-Ordained Victories

Part Two – Discover Your Unique Passion and Giftings as These Pave the Way for Your Success

Part Three  Wholehearted Commitment to God-Given Passions Produced These Victories


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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages | Retail: $16.99

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?

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Dialogue with God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 296 Pages

This top seller for 30 years from Bridge Logos provides a narrative, right-brain presentation of the principles of how to hear God's voice. Especially enjoyable for personal use, it makes a great gift for introducing a loved one to the voice of God. This book teaches the four keys to hearing God's voice in readable style, and also devotes two entire chapters to moving samples of people's journaling (i.e. their two-way dialogue with God).

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Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

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Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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How to Hear God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 317 Pages

We recommend that you order the newest revision of this book titled 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. It includes 95% of the content of How to Hear God's Voice but is reorganized so it fits perfectly with the 10 DVDs on this subject by Mark Virkler. In addition, it gets you started using the four keys earlier in the book and gives you more journaling samples and exercises. Since we have removed the large margins, it is a smaller and less expensive book.

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Prayers That Heal the Heart - Revised & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 320 Pages

Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke! Everything you need to experience deep healing of your soul and spirit.

Did you know that you don’t need to be continually plagued by negative thoughts, feelings, pictures or memories?

It is not part of the "human condition" to feel the constant nagging of doubt, insecurity, or anger. No matter what sin you are trying to overcome, what lie you think you’ll always believe, or what traumas your heart has suffered in the past, you will receive total freedom and restoration by praying these prayers in faith. 

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Twelve Weeks to Spiritual Mastery - Group Coaching

A group coaching experience with Mark Virkler

Because I could not find a Spirit-anointed teacher/coach, I spent ten extremely frustrating years seeking to hear God’s voice!!! Suggestions offered did not help me, things like: “You just know that you know. It is a still small voice. He speaks from your heart.” No one could give me the answer I needed which was: Hearing God’s voice is as simple as quieting yourself down, fixing your eyes on Jesus, recognizing His voice as spontaneous, flowing thoughts and writing down His flow as it is coming. Test what you have written after the flow is done, NOT while it is occurring.

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Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

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Hear God Through Your Dreams Workbook

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 92 Pages

A newer book has been released that accompanies this workbook: Click here for Hearing God Through Your Dreams by Charity Kayembe and Mark Virkler (featured on Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural", with almost a million views just on YouTube).

Do you often wake up feeling there was a significant message in your dream, but you’re just not sure what it is? Like Daniel and Joseph, do you long to be able to help others understand their own dreams and win them to Christ as you explain His night messages to them? Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive mid-course corrections from the Lord while you sleep? Do you wish you could be receiving divine inspiration, creative solutions to problems, and direction from the Lord during that third of your life that you’re “just” sleeping?

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Hearing God Through Your Dreams

by Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler Kayembe | 292 Pages

Learn How to Hear God’s Voice, Even When You Are Sleeping

It is always fun to be on the winning team. Well look what God has done with Charity's new dreams teaching. It has taken off like a rocket with a live TV interview on Cornerstone Network and her Sid Roth interview which has almost a million views on YouTube!

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Everyday Angels

by Charity Virkler Kayembe and Joe Brock 289 Pages

You can partner with Heaven’s angelic hosts!

Do you have guardian angels? Does God want you to know them? Find out what Scripture reveals and how YOU can interact with the company of Heaven!

The supernatural realm permeates our natural world! Therefore, experiencing angels should be an everyday occurrence–we simply need to open our spiritual eyes to their reality and role in our lives.

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