Month: May 2011

Pastor Holmes Powerhouse International Newsletter

Pastor Holmes Powerhouse International Newsletter

The Powerhouse
Hey, Beautiful! That’s right, I’m talking to you, you’re beautiful , you were made in God’s image and God doesn’t make junk. God loves you. Crazy about you. Can’t take his eyes off you. You are precious in his sight. Wonderfully made, God says. For the guys listening in, get over it, you are beautiful too. There is no earthly measurement to calculate your worth in heaven’s eyes. You are individual, special, unique. You’re a cut above, outstanding, incredibly important. You matter. There is absolutely no one else on the planet precisely like you. Your anointing can be discovered in that difference. Begin to investigate what makes you, you. What makes you laugh, or cry? What excites you? What bothers you? And what would you change in the world around you if given the chance? You are here on purpose, by design, for a reason. The only thing that can keep you from that powerful place of potential and destiny that you were created for is your own lack of faith or obedience… or your excuse making.

No more excuses. Determine with me that we have moved into a season of no more excuses. Maybe you have allowed dreams to die, hopes to fade, vision to diminish, callings to lie dormant, and gifts to remain undeveloped. And you have a catalog of reasons why. You have been hurt, wounded and bruised. You have been disappointed, denied and rejected. You have been mocked, ridiculed and demeaned. You dared to dream and they called you a dreamer. You believed and they called you a fanatic. And just by listening, you have given authority to your critics. You have empowered your dream destroyers. They maybe the people around you, or they may be the inner voices of defeat and inadequacy. Well, today I am declaring for you, to you, and into you, that this is your season of no more excuses. The Bible declares I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. The Word promises no weapon formed against you shall prosper. The Word shouts greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, a follower of His commands, then it is high time for you to realize your abundant life. No more excuses. This world is desperate for your anointing. Believe God’s word. Take a stand for Truth. The Truth that has set you free can propel you to greater victories than you’ve ever known before. That Truth is found in God’s word. Move from excuses to expectation. Exchange your excuses for excellence. Start truth-talking to yourself. Confess this today. Said out loud, repeat it 10 times, or more if needed, until you start to feel it and believe it. “I was created to create, to contribute and to conquer. I was redeemed to be an overcomer. I’m strong enough for this battle, and I’m big enough for this mountain. By God’s grace, I am a powerhouse of faith. ”

The Preacher’s Helpers
Myles Holmes International Research and Development Team
I’ve been thinking about the various kinds of people we know. You have seen the first three listed below before, I added the fourth and fifth. Can you add to this list?
• People who make things happen.
• People who watch things happen.
• People who wonder … what happened?
• People who can never see anything happening.
• People who do everything in their power to prevent anything from happening.
E-mail your thoughts to

The Praying Hands

P.U.S.H. Pray Until Something Happens
“Prayer does not equip us for greater works – prayer IS the greater work.” Oswald Chambers
“Prayer is not overcoming GOD’s reluctance; it is laying hold of His highest willingness.” Trench
“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” Tennyson
“We are living in prophetically strategic times. The very moral fibre, the economic, cultural and spiritual foundation of this nation is at stake. Prayer and fasting can make the difference.” Myles Holmes
If our prayer teams can pray for you and intercede about any need in your life, let us know today. Send your prayer request to

Prophetic Hi-Lites

The best of times – the worst of times – perfectly describes these times. GOD is moving by His Spirit around this world in an unprecedented manner. Multitudes are being swept into the kingdom. There is a desperate cry for pastoral leadership and training from nations where 20 new churches a week are opening. The gospel is being preached night and day around the planet. And at the same time, spiritual lethargy, laziness and complacency are the order of the day for many. High profile leaders are falling morally and compromising their calling and others are grossly manipulating God’s people for personal gain. We are at war with a borderless enemy which is determined to destroy the West and establish an islamic caliphate. My son Zack is back in Afghanistan for his third deployment on the front lines with this demonic enemy. We appreciate your prayers for his safety and the successful accomplishment of his extremely dangerous Special Forces mission. Spend some time in Isaiah 60 today. It is a call to GOD’s people to arise and shine in the midst of the darkness . And remember, darkness has never extinguished light. In fact, it truly is no contest. Turn the light of truth on and darkness must flee. Maranatha!

Places and Happenings

Men’s Golf Tournament this Saturday …Call the office for more Info
Pastor Holmes will be ministering in both services this Sunday at First Assembly.

Be sure to visit our website…
Be Blessed! Psalm 115:14-15
Pastor Myles Holmes
First Assembly of God, 1105 Beltline Road, Collinsville, IL 62234
(serving Metro-east Saint Louis)

Pastor Holmes Powerhouse International

Pastor Holmes Powerhouse International

 The Powerhouse

You are a reservoir of potential! You are a storehouse of possibilities! You are a fountain of feasibility! You are a vessel of victories! You are a quiver full of conquests! You are a mine of miracles! Start telling yourself the truth because only knowing the truth can set you free! The truth is, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. The truth is, no weapon formed against you shall prosper. The truth is, you have the mind of Christ! The truth is, greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

Start confessing and acting on the Word of GOD. There is nothing impossible with GOD, and He says there is nothing impossible to one who believes. Stop limiting yourself with those defeatist, complaining, negative thoughts and speech habits.

So, you have failed. Does that mean you should quit? So, you are discouraged. Does that mean you are done? So, you’ve lost your dream. Does that mean you cannot birth a new vision? So you have been disappointed. Does that mean you can’t have a new appointment? Life is a series of starting over, of Divine Second Chances and of Supernatural Sources of Strength for New Seasons!

The rest of your life can be the best of your life, as you trust the One who holds the future in the palm of His Hand and holds you close to His Heart!

Confess this today, say it out loud, repeat it 10 times or more if needed, until you start to believe it and feel it.   “I was created to create, to contribute and to conquer. I was redeemed to be an overcomer. I’m strong enough for this battle, and I’m big enough for this mountain.  By God’s Grace, I am a powerhouse of faith!

The Preacher’s Helpers

Myles Holmes Int’l Research and Development Team

I can’t live long enough to every make every mistake… so I must learn from the mistakes of others. I can’t live long enough to have every experience… so I must learn from the experience of others.   I can’t live long enough to know every kind of success …so I must learn from the success of others.

I learn from others by …watching,  observing, listening, by taking notes, by asking questions, by reading the right books.

What else should we learn from others and how else can we learn from them?

E-mail your thoughts to

The Praying Hands

Sweet hour of prayer… that calls me from the world of care, and  bids me at my Father’s Throne….

When is the last time you spent an hour alone with Jesus?  I know we have the privilege of communing with God on an ongoing basis,  “praying without ceasing”… while driving the car… mowing the lawn… washing the dishes.  But don’t neglect the closet time as well.  Take the time and make the time to focus in prayer – distractions minimized,  heart softened,  GOD  has your undivided attention. Start with 10 minutes daily, or a half hour. It is vital to make a daily appointment with God and keep it. You will never regret a moment spent in His Presence. You are too busy not to pray! “Shut in with God in the secret place, there in the spirit beholding His Face, gaining new power to run in life’s race, I choose to be shut in  with GOD.”

If our prayer teams can pray for you and intercede about any need in your life, let us know today. Send your prayer request to

 Prophetic Hi-Lites

The recent killing of Islamic terrorist Bin Laden created a minor, temporary bump in the polls for Obama, but only a slight readjusting of the center of control of the  jihadist agenda for world-wide dominance through an islamic caliphate. Our world is not any safer. My son Zack, a Special Ops Mountain Recon soldier in the Canadian Army will be back in Afghanistan by the end of this month, and believe me, he is under no illusion that our world is suddenly a sweeter place.  If you want to be highly informed as to where we are in the prophetic time line, I highly recommend two books, one from a secular/demographic point of view and the other from a Biblical/prophetic view. The first is Mark Steyn’s AMERICA ALONE The End of the World as We Know it and the second is Joel Richardson’s THE ISLAMIC ANTICHRIST The Shocking truth about the Real Nature of the Beast .  These two books are among the most important volumes of the last 50 years. Read them and let me know how they have impacted your understanding of our times.

 Places and Happenings

First Assembly’s annual WEE CARE Baby Shower Community Outreach, Saturday, May 14, 9am.  Contact Susan Lawson to volunteer or donate to this powerful statement of LOVE and LIFE! The moms we are honoring and helping have chosen NOT to abort but to give LIFE! This is the Body of CHRIST in action!
Sunday, May 15 10:45 at First Assembly of GOD  Family Day
                             An original,hilarious Stage Play written by Pastor Holmes
                             Dr. Whoopsicut to the Rescue!
Pastor Holmes and Pastor Manny will make you laugh till you cry, then bring children to the saving knowledge of CHRIST. Bring your kids and grandkids!
Sunday 6pm  Christians United for Israel Sunday and Pastor Holmes speaking on SERVING THE GOD OF NEW THINGS!
Mon-Wed, Pastor & Valerie will be in Springfield, IL attending the AG Illinois District Council
Thur.- Sat.  They will be in South Dakota visiting with their son Zack and wife Ripley before he heads back to the war in Afghanistan.
Be sure to visit our website…
Be Blessed!  Psalm 115:14-15
Pastor Myles Holmes
First Assembly of God, 1105 Belt Line Road, Collinsville, IL 62234
(serving Metro-East Saint Louis)