The Vision

Raising up a prophetic generation to speak to the cultures of the world with the empowered Voice of Heaven.

Author

Aligning people with their God-defined destiny.

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Mentor

Equipping those who will speak to the cultures of our world.

Teacher

Uncovering the unique sound of  Spirit-empowered voices.

About Garris and Jan

Garris and Jan Elkins serve the global Church through writing, speaking, and mentoring. They live in southern Oregon, tucked away in the foothills of the Rogue Valley. Their shared desire is to have each person learn how to hear the heart of God and become a transforming voice in their culture.

Recent Blog Articles

Garris writes on many topics across a wide spectrum of subjects. Many times he uses his own life experiences to highlight a truth or principle.

THE STONE OF A RELIGIOUS SPIRIT

THE STONE OF A RELIGIOUS SPIRIT

This morning, I saw something I had not noticed in previous readings of chapter 8 of John’s Gospel. The chapter begins with a story of a woman caught in adultery. People picked up stones to kill her. The chapter ends with a similar response from people who did not...

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GOD WILL BREAK THE CHAINS OF CONTROL

GOD WILL BREAK THE CHAINS OF CONTROL

For decades, spirits that control the activity of nations have been attaching links to a chain of bondage. That chain will soon be yanked revealing its desired plan of control on a global scale. To the undiscerning, these links have remained undetected. When the...

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TOPPLING EXPIRED DEFINITIONS

Yesterday, I was power washing a section of a white picket fence in preparation to give it a new coat of paint. The fence is a least 35 years old and was erected by the previous owner. When I pushed against the fence, it made a cracking sound. Upon investigation, I...

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THE ONE THOUSAND MILE SCREWDRIVER

THE ONE THOUSAND MILE SCREWDRIVER

I recently listened to an interview with a general who was commenting on leadership in the military. He said politically motivated command staff who live far removed from actual combat and attempt to criticize the decisions made by people in the middle of a conflict...

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WEARY AND WONDERFUL

WEARY AND WONDERFUL

People have grown weary of where our nation is heading under leadership that has opened the door for a flood of absurd and ungodly change – a change that is being forced upon its citizens. They are also weary of silent leaders within the Church who have been groomed...

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THE WIND OF THE SPIRIT IS BLOWING

The wind of the Spirit is beginning to blow through the Church. When it arrives in full force, it will topple all the things we have erected that have blinded people from seeing the beauty and simplicity of Jesus. This wind, once it completes its work in our lives,...

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Latest Release

As people of faith—from the very beginning of our recorded history—we have loved to gather and stay gathered. Community is healthy and necessary. But it is unhealthy if it stalls the assignment given to us by Jesus—the assignment known as the Great Commission. We have been given a mandate to tell the nations of the wonderful things God has done for humanity. We have also been called to leave our personal Jerusalem to venture outward with the Good News.

Our calling is one of expansion and exploration. This can be a physical or mental migration. Geographical expansion can come about through persecution like the Early Church experienced or like the pilgrims who fled religious persecution in Europe to start a new life in America.

We can also expand by a change in thinking—in how we see our role in God’s Kingdom. This often begins with feeling frustrated about the static status quo. We may glimpse a new and unrealized aspect of God and His Kingdom, and that insight will begin to stir the beginnings of a personal transition. Expansion has been part of the spiritual DNA of the Church since Pentecost.