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When Ministry Becomes a Distraction

When we think of distractions, social media or phones come to mind. Distractions divide our focus. I remember when I was in my early 20’s, I had an accident, because I was checking a comment on MySpace on my phone. I was distracted which resulted in an accident. Distractions can lead to destruction at times. For some a phone is …

The Power of a Growth Mindset

As humans, we are constantly experiencing failure, it is unavoidable and part of life. From infancy we are taught to see failure as a bad thing. We are told that we should always strive as far away from failure as possible. This forms a toxic root in our lives that automatically acts out when experiencing failure. [bctt tweet=”I do not …

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How I Wrote the Book

With the ascent of Amazon and social media—especially for someone who has a message and an audience to share with—there are more efficient and speedier ways to get your message out; than going through a traditional publishing house. Most publishers will not even look at new and upcoming authors; most require that you have an agent to represent you, and …

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Overcoming the Grip of Pornography (Part 2)

Jesus is the greatest authority in deliverance. In his admonition for freedom from lust and immorality, he said to “cut off the hand.” He did not encourage deliverance, but rather discipline. We must understand that we are fighting three enemies simultaneously when we face porn addiction, the Devil (invisible enemy), flesh (inward enemy) and the world (visible enemy). The spiritual …

The Ceiling for Your Healing

Health is a basic value in life. “At least you have your health,” you may hear people say. If you’ve lost everything else, at least you can still get around and take care of yourself. But not everyone has that advantage. Some people are beset with hidden ills that prevent them from living full, happy lives. And I’d like to …

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Overcoming the Grip of Pornography (Part 1)

A year before immigrating to the United States, around 12 years of age, is when I was first exposed to pornography. I did not think anything of it, until one day while I was housesitting for the neighbors, I was already living in America, I was exposed to it again, but this time I became enslaved by it. This bondage …

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Keep Your Underwear On

“Purity is freedom from adulteration or contamination” as defined by dictionary. Or “freedom from immorality, especially of a sexual desire”. It’s being innocent, clean, unmixed, spotless, genuine, sincere, absolute. Free from guilt and free from mixture. We must maintain purity at all cost. “ Purity is the practice of Christian life. Only the pure in heart will see God (Mt.5:8). We …

The Ceiling to Your Healing

The Ceiling for Your Healing 1 Samuel 20:24-33; 1 Samuel 30 Humans are a trinity of body, soul, and spirit, but we often neglect the soul. The soul includes our mind, will, and emotions. It is also our battlefield. In this world, every soul gets wounded. But how you treat the wound matters. A wounded soul can limit (be the …

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Got Your Ears On?

Why did Jesus go to such great lengths to disguise God’s truth in parables? Jesus could have given people straight information about God, but He chose to give many people only veiled truths. Why?  “That is why I speak to them in parables, because looking they do not see, and hearing they do not listen or understand.” Matthew 13:13 (CSB) …

Marks of Spirit Filled Life

Pastor Vlad preached a powerful message on “6 Marks of Spirit Filled Life” at Generation 4 Truth in Vancouver, WA.

Therapy vs. Jesus

Therapy alone has no answers. The best it can do is help you cope with your cage. Therapy may change minds, but only Jesus can change hearts. Therapy helps cancel some lies. Jesus provides ultimate truth and meaning. Therapy validates wounds. Jesus heals. Therapy can give you tactics to deal with your nasty old life. Jesus kills you and gives …

When You Don’t Get Healed

Pastor Vlad continued on the Healing Series. He preached a message on what happens and what to do when you don’t get healed and how to walk in faith and to not loose your sight of Jesus the Healer.