Itinerant Minister, Equipper, Conference Speaker, & Author
Pursuing the New Wineskin to Equip the Church
to Enter Into the Fullness of Jesus Christ
Work in progress...
... a So. Cal Inland Empire network of prayer warriors & churches who realize the necessity of a solid foundation of concerted, strategic, prophetic prayer & intercession to usher in and uphold the move of God in our churches, cities, region, nation, & world.
All Believers, All Churches Welcome!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Healing seminars/schools and outreach all week in several churches about 3-4 hours outside of Rio with Global Awakening.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A Spirit & Truth School is a day-long, weekend-long, or a series of single sessions seminar held in a local church or regional gathering in order to introduce and/or strengthen strategies that train, equip, & empower leaders & everyday believers to confidently & effectively do the work of the ministry.
"To establish and/or strengthen formidable, exciting, and effective prayer groups in their respective churches/homes throughout the respective area. As these take root to bless and under-gird their respective local fellowships, we would endeavor to periodically bring these groups or individuals together for a city/regional prayer gathering in order to "pray-out" regional or national needs and issues as directed by the Lord."
The ultimate goal of this seminar will be to help establish a vibrant and effective prayer ministry/movement in each respective church that is in attendance at the seminar; resulting in prayer that will be exciting, purposeful, and have measurable results. This seminar focuses on the role of corporate prayer in God's eternal purpose for us, and examines the pitfalls and misconceptions that we have had, or have picked-up, in our respective church cultures. We will discuss the reasons behind why most Christians find it difficult to have a vibrant and effective personal prayer life, and why it is so difficult to get most believers to come consistently to church prayer meetings. Additionally, we will look at keys in the Scriptures that the Lord has given to us that will allow us to lay a foundation that will excite and empower us to enter into powerful and uplifting times of prayer. In these foundational truths we will discover:
Throughout history, every move of God upon the earth has been preceded by the specific prayers of His people. There have always been those who knew what the Lord was about to do before He did it. Learn from someone who has experienced and led prayer that turned into an outpouring of God, and how you can become an integral part of the Lord beginning to move in a greater measure in your own midst.
This seminar is designed to help steer the people of God into seeing the biblical necessity of becoming more open to the moving of the Holy Spirit.
Without a doubt, the most powerful miracle on the planet is when Salvation comes to a person, transforming him into a "new creation" in Christ.
But subsequently, have you received "the Promise of the Father" that Jesus promised to His first Disciples? Not "the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee" (2 Cor. 1:22), but the "you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you." (Acts 1:8)?
If not… why? Are the terms, "Spirit-filled" and "Spirit-led", just rhetorical terms in your Christian vernacular, or is there an actual manifestation of it in your life that you can point to for proof of His power here on earth through you?
It is amazing that within a few short years, 120 of Jesus' first followers spread the Kingdom of God throughout the ancient world without the use of modern transportation and communication systems. Why were they so effective at invading so many pagan cultures with the Good News, and today, Christianity in the West is on the decline in numbers, reputation, and in influence?
This seminar squarely addresses what is arguably the greatest deficiency in the Western Church - the Holy Spirit empowering of the Church in order to advance the Kingdom of God. The Baptism of The Holy Spirit (B.O.T.H.S.) is one of the most controversial and misunderstood aspects of Christianity. Because of this, it is as if the majority of believers just get in through the front door of The Kingdom (Salvation) and then spend most of their lives lingering by that door, instead of exploring the depths and riches of His Kingdom as well as advancing it into the world. It is perfectly understandable and strategic as to why Satan has done everything in his power to keep God's people in fear and confusion about this topic, because it is the key to his works being destroyed here on Earth. It is impossible to accurately re-present Jesus and His works without this glorious empowerment… He even said so.
In this seminar we will explore the Scriptures regarding all aspects of the "infilling of the Spirit". These truths will not be taught from just a theoretical point-of-view, but from a teacher with an experienced, working knowledge of the truths therein. The goal of this seminar will be, upon its conclusion, to activate any and all believers into this life-changing encounter with the Lord. And for those that are not ready, to have all theological barriers removed so that they may meditate on these things with the Lord, and receive it when they are ready to believe and receive. Because this seminar is intended to "break the ice" regarding the issues surrounding the Holy Spirit, one entire session will be given to a Q&A session so that the attendees may have the opportunity to ask the tough questions that are stopping them from moving forward in a life in the Spirit.
The truths in this seminar will radically change your walk with the Lord… are you ready? The King and The Kingdom are awaiting!
If you were a super hero, what powers would you like to have?
God wants you to be a super hero of the faith! And He has special powers (gifts) that He has ordained for you to have in order to destroy the works of evil and to glorify Him here on the Earth. Do you know what those gifts are? If God is expecting a return on his invested talents that He put into you, don't you think it would be wise to know how to properly and effectively use them, let alone to know what they are?
Pastors... Ephesians 4:11-16 tells us that we are responsible for equipping the saints for the work of the ministry... to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ... in order to edify the entire Body. As we all will have to give an account to our wonderful Master, how are you doing? Are the precious people that the Lord has entrusted to your care able to minster His life and power to others without you?
This seminar will cover the theology of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, how to receive it for oneself, and how to minister it to others.
Because there is so much misunderstanding and fear in the Church regarding the gift and use of tongues, there will be an extensive teaching on this gift.
Did you know that in the Old Testament God gave a revelation to one of His prophets about the importance of flowing with the Holy Spirit in reaching people? In this seminar, you will not only learn how to know what your gifts are and receive them, but you will learn how to better flow with the moving of the Spirit of God in the work that He has for you to do. This is where following Jesus gets really fun!
The goal of this seminar is remove the fear and apprehension that most believers have in regards to dealing with the Kingdom of Darkness. If we are called to be followers of Jesus Christ, advancing His Kingdom, then evil spirits will not leave us alone and unchecked, regardless of how much we try to avoid them and not stir them up. Because it is their nature to steal, kill, and destroy, ignorance is not a defense!
This seminar will cover all aspects of demonology and deliverance. Because of the nature of the topic, it is very important that there is a thorough biblical teaching of the basics:
Because Scripture does not give a clear, detailed formula of all of the exact nuances of the deliverance ministry, it is of importance that believers are taught what the Bible does say about it, but also that the teaching comes from someone who is very experienced in actually successfully performing deliverance ministry.
I believe that we should not "look for a demon under every rock", but we should also not be ignorant of the enemy's devices. Every follower of Jesus should be confident and equipped to effectively deal with the demonic as we come across it. The methodology in this seminar is taught from a God-focused perspective, rather than a demon-focused one. By doing this, it not only allows you to stay in the love of God, but to experience the joy of helping the demonically oppressed, rather than shying away from them in dread.
Many churches acknowledge the need for this ministry and have certain people in their congregation or in their community that they send all of their "tough cases" to that may involve demonization. But is this really fair or loving to those precious few brothers and sisters who have taken the time to learn and become proficient in this aspect of Jesus' ministry, to always be neck-deep in spiritual warfare? Deliverance is not a spiritual gift, it is not even a specific calling to a few, it is an aspect of the Christian life that Jesus said was a sign that would follow ALL believers (Mark 16:17). Let us begin to share the load and equip the entire Body of Christ to be the dangerous, yet glorious Bride that she is called to be!
As with all of the Spirit & Truth Schools, there is always an opportunity for follow-up questions to the ministry as needs arise.
Physiological healing is one of the greatest needs of the Church and the world today. With the constant uncovering of what the American Food Industry is putting into our food sources, as well as an unrelenting onslaught of television advertisements from pharmaceutical companies to have their "cures" prescribed to us, the Church is just as sick as the world. Is there not a Healer among the people of God? How can we say that our Lord is a God "who forgives all of your sins, and heals all of your diseases", when we have more faith in doctors to heal, than in God's divine power? Does your gospel offer the hope of healing? The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the early Church did. Healing is a very difficult topic, indeed. There are so many variables and facets of why sickness and disease occur, as well as why some people get healed and why some do not. There is much emotion tied to this topic, as many have had loved-ones die, and many more have stories of failed attempts to pray and have faith for healing that have never manifested. This seminar is designed to establish the overall survey of God's view of sickness and what His reaction is to it, and thus what a Christian's view of it should be. If we also align ourselves to His views, coupled with faith, then we will also find that we can and will start to have similar results to what Jesus and His Disciples had. The ultimate goal of this session will be to lead each participant to the "renewing of the mind" in regards to receiving and ministering healing from the Lord, and to create the launching pad from which their healing can occur. In this seminar, we will allow the Holy Spirit to show each participant if there are any obstacles that are blocking them from receiving their healing. In this seminar you will learn:
Throughout the seminar there may be times (as the Holy Spirit leads) afforded for praying for those who have any pain, sickness, or infirmities. Although attendees will have an action plan to start taking steps towards receiving their healing, there will be at the conclusion of the final session, a time for healing ministry.
Healing School 2 is the continuation of Healing School 1, which is a prerequisite course. In this school, we will focus on the equipping of believers to operate in the ministry of healing, which is a scriptural sign of a follower of Jesus Christ according to Mark 16:17. To see any level of healing, we must start somewhere, and this teaching is to empower you to step-out, in knowledge and faith, into what is possible for "all who believe". In this seminar we will reaffirm:
In this seminar we will learn:
Throughout the seminar there may be times (as the Holy Spirit leads) afforded for praying for those who have any pain, sickness, or infirmities. There will be at the conclusion of the final session, a time for healing ministry.
It has often been said in the modern Western Church that we lose as many people out the back door of the church than are coming through the front door. The seemingly obvious conclusion that is made is that we need stronger discipleship and more church programs in order to get new converts "plugged-in" to a greater extent into our local church assemblies. But, this solution requires much in the way of resources and manpower. Resources and manpower to which the early, organic, persecuted Church did not have access. So, is this really where we should start putting our focus and resources, or is there something awry in our foundational understanding of conversion and evangelism? As always, the Bible has the answer.
This teaching came about through my own personal experiences as an inner-city missionary and the frustrations that are associated with leading people to the Lord as well as the issues associated with discipleship and "follow-up". The basis of this seminar is to establish the believers understanding of God's definition of what it means to be "saved". With a proper biblical foundation of Salvation and the process of Salvation laid, we are then able to delve into what is a Christian's responsibility and methodology of co-laboring with The Lord in this endeavor. Also, a prime product of this teaching is that believers will also be challenged to better use wisdom and discernment when assessing where people are at in their walk towards or away from The Lord, and speak accordingly.
Turn your congregants attitude towards sharing their faith from worked-up, guilt-driven, evangelism methodologies, to a natural, joyful lifestyle of outflow of The Good News! After hearing these messages, one gentleman exclaimed. "I've been in the Church for 40 years, and that is the most powerful message that I've ever heard."
As I have ministered in different parts of the country, it is absolutely amazing how many believers I have seen who are so hungry for more of God, but feel like they cannot find that "something more" in their respective churches, due to doctrinal rigidity or restraints. Hearing teaching online is one thing, but having somebody personally to talk to in order to delve into the tough questions that people have regarding the issues surrounding the Holy Spirit, is an invaluable resource and can be the key to breakthrough in stepping into one's next level of spiritual growth. To accommodate these small enclaves throughout the nation, we offer the Power From On High Seminar to be taught to home groups via Skype video conferencing on a laptop or a PC linked to a television by an HDMI video cable. The typical seminar would consist of four, 2-hour sessions; once per week, for 4 weeks. With these sessions, participants will receive all of the biblical instruction needed to feel confident to enter into receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Though some participants may receive it on their own from the Lord even prior to the end of the seminar, there is not much that can substitute for the "laying on of hands" of which the Scriptures teach. Because this is often an integral part of receiving the B.O.T.H.S., I offer the option of coming to the home group in question for a fifth week impartation meeting, in order to lay hands upon all of the participants for the imparting of the B.O.T.H.S. There is no costs for the seminar other than to cover the cost of the seminar workbook ($10). If the group wants to give a love offering at the conclusion, then it is appreciated, but not necessary. For travel in Southern California for the impartation night, we would ask that the group just cover the fuel cost. For travel to other parts of the U.S., the group would be required to cover the cost of a single airfare and hotel for the length of stay. For any other information, please contact us via the Contact Form.
"The best book on the subject of tongues that you'll ever read!"
Work still in process... expected in 2020
"This is not your typical dry, boring teaching on prayer!
I went to get a drink and got a fire hose!"
Did you know that EVERY move of God has been preceded by prayer?
Did you know that revival NEVER happens with out preceding prayer?
Do you know why?
This powerful seminar will give you a clear understanding of how to perceive God and how we need to see ourselves in approaching Him in prayer. Additionally, the theology, prophetic revelation, and practical guides for successful corporate prayer, will turn every prayer meeting into an effective, powerful time that produces life, faith, and results.
The Workbook & 4 DVD Sessions are:
This seminar is foundational, inspirational, and challenging for both the young in the faith and the seasoned intercessor, with activations at the end of each session. After a seminar, one pastor stated, "I have been a pastor for over 25 years and there were things covered that I've never heard about prayer before!"
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of the Living God. The Bible is the final authority on all matters of life, faith and practice. The maxim of interpretation is "Scripture interprets Scripture."
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons (Tri-une): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
We believe that salvation is an act of God's saving grace by the work of the Holy Spirit in regenerating and converting the hearts of men by His free gift of saving faith.
We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, to set up His literal earthly Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation -- a literal Hell.
We believe in the present ministry and manifestation of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today, through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit subsequent to salvation, in order that they do the works that Jesus commanded all of His followers to do.
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
We believe that there is but one Head of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of the church and its institutions to maintain His Lordship over their activities, and not to submit that right to any individual, corporate body, governmental agency or head of state.
We believe that every area of life is to be subject to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We adhere to a world and life view which seeks to make the Lord Jesus Christ preeminent in all things.
We further express that God the Father is our Creator and our Sustainer in life; that Jesus Christ the Holy & Only Begotten Son of God is our Redeemer, and we submit to His Lordship; that the Holy Spirit is One who reveals and guides us personally and professionally in our ministries & lives; and that the Holy Bible is the infallible authority in matters of faith and conduct.
These biblical standards guide us as we apply the life-giving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our ministry. The application of these standards of faith and conduct indicates that we demonstrate a respect for and value of every person as a being created in the image of God and deserving of His love
"In my former role as National Director for Catch the Fire USA, Jonathan and I ministered together both nationally and internationally in church, conference and missionary settings. Jonathan has a powerful teaching gift that is coupled with an accurate and sensitive prophetic discernment.
I’ve witnessed the personal and corporate breakthroughs that came as a result of Jonathan’s ministry. If you are hungry for personal or corporate advancement then I highly recommend Jonathan's teaching and ministry."
The one word that best describes the heart and focus of their ministry is FULLNESS. First and foremost, they are a son & daughter of their Heavenly Father, lovers of the Holy Spirit, and radical followers of Jesus Christ. Their style of ministry is direct, real, transparent, relatable, and results driven. Spirit & Truth Schools are the teaching and equipping outreach of their ministry, Renaissance Roar, an equipping ministry called to promote revival, reformation, & awakening that results in long-term, sustainable transformation of individuals, churches, cities, and nations.
They have a Jeremiah ministry; "To root out and to pull down, to destroy and throw down, to BUILD and to PLANT." In order to support further, greater Kingdom growth; proper, strong, and level foundations must be laid. Many times, if improper foundations exist (unbiblical thinking, doctrine, experiences) then those foundations must be shaken and removed in order for the Lord to build a correct foundation and wineskin, in order to facilitate what He wants to do that is "exceedingly and abundantly above all that we could ask or imagine".
Jonathan & Jessy reside with their two children, Justus & Josie, in Southern California.
Jonathan is a Revivalist & Reformer who loves truth, sincerity, and authenticity. He is a passionate prophetic teacher & preacher of the Word.
He carries a breaker anointing and has a call to awaken, prepare, and equip God's people to enter into all of the fullness of Salvation and to see Christ fully formed in His Church. His goal is to always take individuals & churches to their next level by equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry in power and biblical accuracy, with effectiveness and results, for the glory of God and the fulfillment of every Christian's destiny.
As with his spiritual father & grandfather, his passion is helping to guide believers into a deeper level of honoring, experiencing, communing and ministering with the Holy Spirit while maintaining a solid biblical lifestyle of wisdom, holiness, and faithfulness to the Truth found in the Word of God.
His desire is to always be on the cutting-edge of what God is saying and doing in the Church in this hour.
Jonathan was raised in the Church and has a very eclectic church background, at one-time-or-another being a part of all facets of the Church spectrum. He has been a part of house-churches, local churches, mega-churches, revival/renewal churches, and organic churches, as well as church planting and pastoring. He also has a background in corporate business and consulting as well as running several businesses of his own. At one point he left the corporate world to become an inner-city missionary where he lived among and ministered to the poor and homeless. While there, he met his wife, Jessy.
One highlight of his ministry was when he had the honor (reluctantly at first) of plowing, preparing, and then leading an outpouring of God within a youth ministry which then turned into a five-year renewal where entire unchurched families were saved, backslidden families recommitted, healings of incurable diseases, miracles, and angelic visitations, as well as an outpouring of musical/songwriting talents and abilities which affected the entire church with new life, occurred.
Jonathan has traveled nationally and internationally ministering the Gospel and strengthening believers and churches wherever he goes. He currently serves as an itinerant minister, conference speaker, author, and businessman.
Harald Bredesen, who was a Lutheran minister who is considered the father of, as well as coining the term, "Charismatic Renewal" in the late 60's and 70's, where millions of main-line denominational Protestants and Catholics came into the Pentecostal experience of the
He led both Pat Boone & Pat Robertson into the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and was instrumental in helping to start CBN and the 700 Club. Pat Boone wrote, "Abraham... Moses... Gideon... Elijah... I think I've known a man like these. His name is Harald Bredesen. Miracles trail him wherever he goes."
Harald was a precious, humble saint who other than Billy Graham, has ministered the Gospel to more heads-of-state than anyone in the 20th century. Known as a "minister to world leaders", the extent of God working through Harald's life will only be fully realized that Day when we all stand before Jesus.