Gary Curtis

  • Promised Pentecostal Power: Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    Promised Pentecostal Power: Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    Reflecting on Jesus’ earthly ministry, we see it was limited to only a few years. However, after the Resurrection and Pentecost, it was and continues to be multiplied through Spirit-empowered believers. Their ministries today, guided and equipped by the Holy Spirit, continue to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and the future kingdom of God. These

  • Jesus Is Getting Our Rooms Ready

    Jesus Is Getting Our Rooms Ready

    n the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his followers about our future in heaven: “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in Me. There is more than enough room in My Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place

  • Prophetic Warning: A Future Northern Coalition Will Attack Israel

    Prophetic Warning: A Future Northern Coalition Will Attack Israel

    This is part two of a two-part article; find part one at this link. A previous post detailed how Israel had been attacked the prior weekend with a blitz of over 300 potentially deadly drones and missiles fired from within the Islamic Republic of Iran. God used friendly Arab neighbors and Western allies to intercept nearly all of

  • End-Times Alert: Israel’s Darkest Hours?

    End-Times Alert: Israel’s Darkest Hours?

    This is part one of a two-part article. Watch for part two, coming soon to mycharisma.com. Many believe Israel is now in its darkest hour since its War of Independence against five invading Arab armies concluded in March 1949. It seems the world is increasingly turning against it. Just over six months ago, before the Oct.

  • A Prophetic Palestinian Perspective: ‘From the River to the Sea’

    A Prophetic Palestinian Perspective: ‘From the River to the Sea’

    You have, no doubt, seen the banners and heard the chants from pro-Palestinians: “From the river to the sea … Palestine will be free.” They are not calling for a “two-state solution” to the Arab and Jewish dispute over the ancient land of Palestine. Instead, they are calling for a Palestinian state—free of all Jews—from

  • Doubts and Proofs of Jesus’ Resurrection

    Doubts and Proofs of Jesus’ Resurrection

    If you read this on Resurrection Sunday, perhaps you have already exchanged the traditional hope-filled affirmation with other believers: “He is risen!” And they have responded, “He is risen, indeed!” The apostle Paul plainly declared the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead an essential element of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised,

  • The Cross Over Hollywood

    The Cross Over Hollywood

    If you have ever flown into the International Airport at Los Angeles, you may have seen the large white cross on the hillside near the world-famous “Hollywood” sign. Many thousands of motorists on the Hollywood Freeway see it each day. At night, this 34-foot-high, steel-framed cross on a concrete base is internally lit, glowing white

  • Purim and the Evil Amalekite Spirit

    Purim and the Evil Amalekite Spirit

    This weekend, March 23-24, Jews around the world will celebrate Purim. This annual cultural event memorializes events recorded in the Old Testament book or scroll of Esther when the Jewish people living in the greater Persian Empire were saved from extermination. It is a study of the survival of God’s people amid life-threatening hostility. The

  • In These Days of End-Times Challenge, Don’t Compromise Your Commitment

    In These Days of End-Times Challenge, Don’t Compromise Your Commitment

    Well, Super Tuesday has come and gone, along with the typical self-congratulatory State of the Union address by our president. Now, we have only eight more months of rancorous remarks and judicial decisions until our general elections. Scripture calls for believers to submit “to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake” (1 Pet 2:13b).

  • Faith and Finances: Are You Committed to Contentment?

    Faith and Finances: Are You Committed to Contentment?

    The apostle Paul said he had learned to live humbly and to live in prosperity: “I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need” (Phil. 4:12, NKJV). He was

  • The Real Reasons God Deserves Our Praise and Honor

    The Real Reasons God Deserves Our Praise and Honor

    In this season of secular acclaim for Grammy Award recipients and Super Bowl athletes, Jesus’ followers need to pause and ask ourselves, who really deserves our praise and honor? Many Protestants learned the Westminster Shorter Catechism as children. It summarizes mankind’s purpose when it teaches, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God.”  But how can we mortals do

  • Preparing to Stand Strong in Troubled Times

    Preparing to Stand Strong in Troubled Times

    When facing the winds of the troubled times in which we are living, U.S. believers need to recover and release a proper pride in our Western civilization, our God-bred, historic culture and our Christian faith. In the middle of demonically inspired difficulties, distresses and discouragements, we must not submit to fears that the present is

  • Grace Giving: More in ’24

    Grace Giving: More in ’24

    (Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series, “Steps for Biblical Prosperity and Success in ’24.” Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) Focused offerings and charitable contributions by New Testament believers and congregations are desired, biblical expressions of generosity and faith. They are part of God’s steps for our success and

  • Biblical Prosperity: ‘What’s in Your Hand?’

    Biblical Prosperity: ‘What’s in Your Hand?’

    (Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a three-part series, “Steps for Biblical Prosperity and Success in ’24.” Watch Charisma Magazine Online for Parts 2 and 3, coming soon.) The root Hebrew word translated in the Old Testament as “prosperity” can also have several alternate translations to suggest “safety, wellness, happiness, healthiness and peace.” If

  • Epiphany Sunday: Celebrating Light Over Darkness

    Epiphany Sunday: Celebrating Light Over Darkness

    Christian churches that follow a liturgical calendar will observe Epiphany Sunday on Jan. 7, a time to celebrate Jesus as the light that shines in the darkness, as spoken of in John 1:1-5. The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek epiphaneia and means “manifestation.” This church ritual recognizes the post-nativity arrival of the Gentile kings

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