Top 40 Bill Johnson Quotes (part 1/2)

I love quotes.

A few words can capture an ocean of truth.

Bill Johnson is the senior pastor of the Bethel Church (Redding, California).

He is a gifted speaker who weighs his words carefully. And the way he expresses Bible truth resonates with many.

He is also known for his many one-liners and quotes.

Top 40 Bill Johnson quotes

I made a top 40 selection out of a total of over a hundred quotes that I’ve collected over time.

Here are the first 20.

Mind Renewal

  1. “The mind is either at war with God or it is being renewed. There is no middle ground.”

  2. “God will never violate His Word, but He doesn’t seem to mind violating our understanding of His Word.”

  3. “We don’t believe because we understand. We understand because we believe.”

  4. “Faith is not opposed to the mind. It’s superior to the mind which is why the renewed mind enhances faith.”

  5. “Much of today’s church relies more on a book the early church didn’t have, than the Holy Spirit they did.”

  6. “Our problem with faith is not the inability to hear His voice – it’s the willingness to hear others.”

  7. “What you know, might be preventing you from what you need to know!”

Kingdom Living

  1. “It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible.”

  2. “The enemy lies to make the problems we face appear larger than the solutions we carry.”

  3. “Don’t be impressed by darkness. Jesus didn’t do the opposite of whatever the devil did. He did what He saw the Father doing… the moment I have a lesser sense of Him and a greater sense of the problem, I will live in reaction to the problem.”

  4. “If signs, wonders & miracles don’t happen in your church, don’t call it a church. It would be misleading.”

  5. “The biggest enemy to prayer is praying for something you already have.”

  6. “Jesus released peace to the storm. How do we know He had peace? He was sleeping. You have authority over any storm you can sleep in.”

Achieving Greatness in the Kingdom is impossible without recognizing greatness in another - Bill Johnson

Representing God

  1. “He’s in you and He wants out! He’s in us like a river. He’s not in us like a lake.”

  2. “When Jesus performed miracles, he wasn’t demonstrating what God can do, but what God can do through a man.”

  3. “We don’t pray to a deaf God. It’s impossible to pray and have nothing happen.”

  4. “I can’t promise that every person I pray for is going to be healed. I’m not at that place yet. But I can ensure that they’re going to be loved.”

  5. “What is the will of God? On earth as it is in heaven. If it doesn’t exist there, it’s not supposed to exist here. If it does exist there, it’s supposed to exist here.”

  6. “Do you know why we pray for the sick? Because we want Jesus to get what He paid for. We’re just passing along a check that somebody else wrote.”

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  1. “It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible.”


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