In a world where everything is going wrong, we all need a little encouragement. And who better to provide that encouragement than Bill Johnson? Bill Johnson is a bestselling author, international speaker, and senior leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California. He has a passion for Revival, Worship, and Healing, and his quotes reflect that passion.
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Bill Johnson’s name is synonymous with revival in the Christian circles I run in. He has been on the front lines of some of the most powerful revivals of our lifetime. His quotes on revival, worship, and healing are some of the most influential and inspirational that I have ever read. In this article, I will share some of my favorite quotes from Bill Johnson on these topics.
Bill Johnson Quotes
Bill Johnson is a world-renowned pastor, speaker, and author who has profoundly impacted the Christian faith. He is known for his passion for God and boldness in preaching the gospel. The following quotes show just a glimpse of his wisdom and insight.
Bill Johnson’s Quotes On Revival
“COUNTERFEIT CROSS Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Matt. 16:24). A misunderstanding of this call has led many to follow His life of self-denial, but to stop short of His life of power. For them the cross-walk involves trying to crucify their sin nature by embracing joyless brokenness as an evidence of the cross. But, we must follow Him all the way—to a lifestyle empowered by the resurrection!
Most every religion has a copy of the cross-walk. Self-denial, self-abasement, and the like are all easily copied by the sects of this world. People admire those who have religious disciplines. They applaud fasting and respect those who embrace poverty or endure disease for the sake of personal spirituality. But show them a life filled with joy because of the transforming power of God, and they will not only applaud but will want to be like you.
Religion is unable to mimic the life of resurrection with its victory over sin and hell. One who embraces an inferior cross is constantly filled with introspection and self-induced suffering. But the cross is not self-applied—Jesus did not nail Himself to the cross. Christians who are trapped by this counterfeit are constantly talking about their weaknesses. If the devil finds us uninterested in evil, then he’ll try to get us to focus on our unworthiness and inability.
This is especially noticeable in prayer meetings where people try to project great brokenness before God, hoping to earn revival. They will often reconfess old sins searching for real humility. In my own pursuit of God, I often became preoccupied with ME! It was easy to think that being constantly aware of my faults and weaknesses was humility.
It’s not! If I’m the main subject, talking incessantly about my weaknesses, I have entered into the most subtle form of pride. Repeated phrases such as, “I’m so unworthy,” become a nauseating replacement for the declarations of the worthiness of God. By being sold on my own unrighteousness, the enemy has disengaged me from effective service. It’s a perversion of true holiness when introspection causes my spiritual self-esteem to increase, but my effectiveness in demonstrating the power of the gospel to decrease. True brokenness causes complete dependency on God, moving us to radical obedience that releases the power of the gospel to the world around”Bill Johnson
The purpose of God’s wondrous stories is to draw you into the passionate pursuit of more of His presence.Bill Johnson
[To see revival] we need to pray for breakthrough in private, but then take risks in public.Bill Johnson
Our hunger for revival must go beyond our desire for a move of God. Revival is the result of us hungering for God Himself.Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson’s Quotes On Worship
“He taught us that in all situations you give honor to God. It’s our highest honor to bless His great Name and take delight in Him. He showed us how. So we were with him hour after hour, worshiping, giving glory to God, praying, sharing testimonies, telling family stories, finding time to rest in shifts, and then singing once again. We did this 24 hours a day in a constant cycle. And then he died. And we wept. We did all the things grieving families do. We were so sorry for our loss, happy for his reward.”Bill Johnson
“Worship has become a primary part of life. It’s wonderful when it’s in the corporate gathering. But it’s shallow when it’s only corporate. My personal life must be one of continuous worship to experience the transformations that I long for. We always become like the one we worship.”Bill Johnson
“Many church services are designed to be as inoffensive as possible, on the assumption that any use of the gifts of the Spirit will send people running, turning them off to the gospel. But they are already turned off. For the most part, expressive worship, ministry in spiritual gifts, and the like only turn off Christians who have had the unfortunate experience of being taught against them. And many of these same individuals warm up to such things when they face an impossible situation and need the help of someone experienced in the gospel of power.”Bill Johnson
“God is very committed to teaching us how to see. To make this possible He gave us the Holy Spirit as a tutor. The curriculum that He uses is quite varied. But the one class we all qualify for is the greatest of all Christian privileges—worship. Learning how to see is not the purpose for our worship, but it is a wonderful by-product. Those who worship in spirit and truth, as mentioned in John 4:23-24, learn to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead. His realm is called the kingdom of God. The throne of God, which becomes established upon the praises of His people,9 is the center of that Kingdom. It’s in the environment of worship that we learn things that go way beyond what our intellect can grasp10—and the greatest of these lessons is the value of His Presence. David was so affected by this that all his other exploits pale in comparison to his abandoned heart for God. We know that he learned to see into God’s realm because of statements like, “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” 11 The Presence of God affected his seeing. He would constantly practice recognizing the Presence of God. He saw God daily, not with the natural eyes, but with the eyes of faith. That priceless revelation was given to a worshiper.”Bill Johnson
“There is no question that spending time with God changes our desires. We always become like the one we worship. But it’s not because we’ve been programmed to wish for the things He wants us to wish for; it’s because in friendship we discover the things that please Him—the secret things of His heart. It is the instinct of the true believer to search for and find, that which brings pleasure to the Father.”Bill Johnson
“Satan is limited in every way. God gave him his gifts and abilities at his own creation. There has never been a battle between God and satan. The entire realm of darkness could be forever wiped out with a word. But God chose to defeat him through those made in His own likeness—those who would worship God by choice.”Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson’s Quotes About Healing
“People often come to me and ask me to pray for them, that they would discover God’s will for their life. I already know God’s will for their life – heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, cleanse lepers. They say, ‘Yes, but I need to know if I should be a schoolteacher or a missionary.’ I say, ‘Well, just pick one, and then heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, cleanse lepers.’ Or they will say, ‘I just don’t know whether I should be married or should be single.’ I reply, ‘What do you want to be?’ ‘I really want to be married.’ ‘Then get married… and heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils, cleanse lepers.”Bill Johnson
“That depth at which he goes in me determines how far he goes out of me. It’s a personal encounter. It’s not our commitment to healing. It’s not our commitment to evangelism. It’s not our commitment to any of these things. It’s our commitment to the person, to live faithfully with a person.”Bill Johnson
“All I had to do was notice the need, and then take some risk to meet it with God’s power. I suppose that many believers are intimidated by the idea of ministering in God’s supernatural power, because they just do not feel as though they have the necessary ability to confidently release the Kingdom. I want to propose, however, that all believers possess the potential to operate in this way if they want to. Every believer has the potential ability to heal the sick, prophesy, and set people free. I know that too many of us are unaware that we are actually anointed beyond our ability as disciples of Jesus.”Bill Johnson
“The testimony of revival history teaches us that very few men and women of God really learn how and when to do this. In case after case, the same person who carried a marvelous anointing that brought salvation, healing, and deliverance to thousands of people lacked the wisdom to see that he or she would not be able to sustain that ministry if he didn’t learn to get away from the crowds long enough to get physical rest and to cultivate life-giving relationships with family and friends who could reaffirm his or her focus on the Kingdom.”Bill Johnson
“To say that we have the power to heal someone is inaccurate, but to say that we do not have the power to heal someone is equally inaccurate. We cannot heal anyone, but Christ in us can. We cannot set anyone free, but Christ in us can. We cannot save anyone from his or her sins, but Christ in us can.”Bill Johnson
“Healing, salvation, wholeness, provision, and joy have already been given to us. They can’t be recalled or returned. They are facts of Kingdom living. They were paid for by Jesus on the Cross.”Bill Johnson
“The anointing to heal and bring deliverance will be of no value in Heaven. These graces must be used here and now as part of the package of tools used to bring the nations to Jesus. After all, He is called “the desire of the nations.”Everyone desires Jesus. They just don’t know it. We must become like Him more fully so that the harvest becomes all that God desires and has provided for.”Bill Johnson
“Jesus heals the whole person.”Bill Johnson
“What is free to operate in heaven—joy, peace, wisdom, health, wholeness, and all the other good promises we read about in the Bible—should be free to operate here on this planet, in your home, your church, your business, and your school. What is not free to operate there—sickness, disease, spiritual bondage, and sin—should not be free to operate here, period.”Bill Johnson
“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
In conclusion, Bill Johnson’s quotes on revival, worship, and healing are truly inspirational. They provide hope and encouragement for those seeking a deeper relationship with God. These quotes are a must-read for anyone struggling with faith or seeking a renewed sense of hope and purpose.