Category Archives: Face to Face with God

New Breed of Believers Don’t Settle — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“Today there is a new breed of believer. They may look quite different from each other, but they are known by their love and faith. They just won’t settle for what has been. While there is great admiration for those who have gone before, this group won’t stop long enough to build them a monument or memorial. In fact, this generation knows that the best way to honor past accomplishments is by building on top of their breakthroughs.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 1997

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‘Rest in the Lord’ Means to Enjoy God Walking with You — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“‘Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him’ (Psalm 37:7). The word rest used in this verse means one of two things, depending on the context. One is ‘to be still… The other definition is rather fascinating, though. It means ‘to take a leisure walk.’ I think automatically of God and Adam walking in the Garden of Eden together in the cool of the day… True rest is found in a right relationship with God. We know that all that was stolen because of Adam’s sin is restored in the Last Adam, Jesus Christ. So, to rest in the Lord means basically that the obstacle to the relationship is removed and the striving is over. I don’t need to fight to gain God’s attention. I already have His favor and will walk favorably with Him in the adventure of a developing personal relationship.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 1713

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Knowing God Often Requires Not Understanding What He is Doing — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“In order to gain a heart that longs to know God, we must sacrifice our need to be right, to understand or explain things. We have to trust Him enough to let Him shatter our boxes of understanding and lead us into deeper realms of His truth.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 1123

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To Fully Receive God, Fully Give Yourself — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“We give all of ourselves to obtain all of Him. There’s never been a better deal. When we go through with the exchange, we find that what used to matter doesn’t anymore. Life without passion gives way to a life of reckless abandon. Not only does everything in our lives that is inconsistent with the kingdom of God start to die the moment we encounter Him, but the superior, supernatural reality of His kingdom starts to come alive in us.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 198

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Intimacy is the Foundation for Miracles — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“The Father, by the Holy Spirit, directed all that Jesus said and did. It was the intimacy that Jesus had with His heavenly Father that became the foundation for all the signs, wonders, and miracles performed in His three and a half years of earthly ministry.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 1609

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God Calls Everyone to Face-to-Face Intimacy — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“The history of Israel calls us to this quest by revealing the fact that God Himself is on a quest—the quest for our faces, as it were. He is on a quest to restore the face-to-face intimacy with His children that was lost through sin. Perceiving God’s pursuit of us through Scripture is a vital ingredient in helping us come to the place where we can understand and become possessed by the impulse to pursue Him in the same way He has pursued us—with complete abandonment. Those who embrace the ultimate quest are simply those who have correctly perceived and responded to His invitation for restored relationship.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 744

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Waiting Patiently is Really Waiting Passionately — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“This Hebrew word ‘patiently’ is in the Bible fifty-three times. Four times it is defined as ‘waiting patiently,’ ‘to wait,’ ‘waiting,’ or ‘waited.’ Forty-nine times it is defined as ‘writhing in pain, as in childbirth’ or ‘whirling in the air in dance.’ The characteristics involved in childbirth and the dance give us the needed insight on how to practice waiting patiently on God. We could never watch someone involved in giving birth to a child or dancing skillfully to music and think that they were passive about what they were doing. Passion is the nature of both expressions. And passion leads the way in waiting patiently on God.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle locations 1757-1758

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Why Aren’t We Doing the Things that Jesus Did? — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“The only justifiable model we have is Jesus Christ. The job description is fairly simple: heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, and cleanse lepers. If you say you are not gifted in such things, then I say, ‘Find out why.’ Most of what we need in life will be brought to us, but most of what we want we’ll have to go and get. God has made these realities available. We must pursue them. These gifts are the overflow of the face of God encounter.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 1587

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Worship should be Personal and Intimate — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“I was now saying that in my surrender to Christ I had one specific agenda that outweighed every other—my ministry to the Lord Himself… In this ministry to God, as far as the role of music was concerned, not even the great songs written about Him were appropriate. To suit this ministry, I needed songs I could sing to Him. It was all about ministering directly to the Lord in His actual presence.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 231, 234

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You Have to Break a Few Rules if You Want an Intimate Encounter with God — A Quote by Bill Johnson in “Face to Face with God”

“What seems clear to me is that Moses and those who had personal encounters with God stepped into realms of truth that are simply not accessible to those who are content with the letter of the law and knowledge about God.”

— Bill Johnson, “Face to Face with God”, Kindle location 1095

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