English, Cultural, 1 seasons, 330 episodes, 4 days 22 minutes
Igniting Hope Ministries
English, Cultural, 1 seasons, 330 episodes, 4 days 22 minutes
Equipping individuals with hope, joy, and divine strategies for success.
Is There Really A Difference?
One of the biggest lies that we are tempted to believe is that there is a big difference between us and our favorite Bible characters. This lie wants to disqualify us and make us feel less than we really are. In this fun and podcast, Steve Backlund obliterates this falsehood and gives us greater hope for our lives.
01/12/2023 • 27 minutes 9 seconds
This is the Day
This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24). In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares the importance and power of this verse, plus powerful reasons for why we should rejoice and be glad today.
24/11/2023 • 19 minutes 52 seconds
I Wish Somebody Would Have Told Me
In the Old Testament the Promised Land had giants in it to be defeated. In our New Testament dispensation, the "giants" to be conquered are mindsets (strongholds) like disappointment, pessimism, victimhood, shame, unworthiness, inferiority, and more. We all will experience these at some level. In this message, Steve Backlund shares powerful truths that he wished someone would have told him 40 years ago.
17/11/2023 • 26 minutes 36 seconds
Faith Without Hope is Weird
Many people of faith lack hope, therefore they believe they cannot really live until a specific breakthrough has happened. Faith people with hope live while they are waiting. They are delighters in the Lord, and their delighting is key to seeing desires realized
10/11/2023 • 16 minutes 58 seconds
How to Write Your Own Declarations
Steve Backlund and Igniting Hope Ministries share many lists of faith declarations (in books and on their website) to use to overcome lies, strengthen specific beliefs, and see transformation. These have been a blessing to hundreds of thousands. Besides these, it is very powerful to use our own wording in proclaiming truth. In this message, Steve Backlund gives insights into how to do this, plus shares insights on the topic of declarations.
03/11/2023 • 18 minutes
Take Heed HOW You Hear
God's main plan for us to get into the kingdom and advance in the kingdom is this: hearing good news and believing it. In this podcast, Steve Backlund adds more insights to last week's message "Take Heed What You Hear". Get ready to be encouraged, inspired, and equipped with this message.
27/10/2023 • 23 minutes 32 seconds
Take Heed What You Hear
Victorious people learn how to not receive messages sent to us through words, circumstances, or emotions that are contrary to what God is saying to us. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares life-giving truths about being disciplined in let ourselves really hear.
20/10/2023 • 25 minutes 31 seconds
Steve, Stop Fixating on That!
Steve Backlund shares his own journey of overcoming the tendency to focus on what is wrong with himself, others, and situations. He reveals why we do this and gives five keys to overcome fixating on what is wrong. Get ready to see your influence and fulfillment increase as you receive the words of this podcast.
13/10/2023 • 20 minutes 18 seconds
Positively Influencing Others
Steve Backlund takes truths from his book The Culture of Empowerment to help you grow your influence in your family, workplace, church, friends, and elsewhere.
06/10/2023 • 22 minutes 16 seconds
Loving God and Loving Life
1 Peter 3:10 is a fascinating verse. It says, "He would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil . . . " There is a difference between loving God and loving life. In this podcast, Steve Backlund explores this and gives great insights into how to live it out. Get ready for an increase in childlikeness, wonder, and taking control of your words like never before.
29/09/2023 • 26 minutes 24 seconds
Compound & Isolated Belief Workouts
“For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come” (1 Timothy 4:8). Bodily exercise is good, but belief workouts are more important. In this life-giving podcast, Steve Backlund shares about two types of exercise workouts to reveal powerful truths about the importance of working out our beliefs, and then how to do it. Get ready for increase and breakthrough as you listen.
22/09/2023 • 28 minutes 36 seconds
4 Ways to Stay Encouraged
Discouragement is a loss of confidence or enthusiasm; dispiritedness: One of the greatest life skills we can learn is to learn how to encourage ourselves. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares four powerful ways to do so.
15/09/2023 • 23 minutes 34 seconds
Increasing the Likelihood
“This is going to be a powerful day!” The moment we say this, the percentage chances of it being a powerful day went up. It does not guarantee it, but it is now more likely it will happen than before we said it. In this message, Steve Backlund explores how we can strategically give God things to work with to live a fulfilling and impactful life. Get ready to be inspired toward creative ideas of seeing your God-given dreams fulfilled.
08/09/2023 • 19 minutes 33 seconds
Jet Lag or Jet Bounce?
Steve Backlund uses his experience of changing his mindset from jet lag to jet bounce in his travel to inspire you to overcome self-limiting beliefs in your own life.
01/09/2023 • 18 minutes 20 seconds
Leadership Pillars: Gladness and Empowerment
Steve Backlund finishes his four-week leadership series with the last two of his eight pillars of leadership: the culture of gladness and empowering others (building big people).
25/08/2023 • 25 minutes 20 seconds
Leaders Pillars: Speaking Life and Faith-Filled Decision-Making
Steve Backlund continues his four-part series on leadership. This message about words and decision-making will help equip you to be the influencer people trust and love to be around.
18/08/2023 • 25 minutes 21 seconds
Leadership Pillars: Intentionality and Healthy Relationships
Steve continues the series of his eight pillars of leadership by highlighting intentionality and healthy relationships. Intentionality will cause you to be proactive and increase your talents. Prioritizing healthy relationships will create healthy families and strong team dynamics. In this podcast earn from Steve Backlund two of his most important core values that have blessed many.
11/08/2023 • 23 minutes 48 seconds
8 Pillars of Leadership Part 1
Great leaders have great beliefs, great priorities, and great habits. We are all leaders, and the most important person we lead is ourselves. As we lead by strengthening our beliefs, priorities, and habits, our influence will strengthen in our homes, workplaces, churches, cities, and everywhere else we go. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares two of his eight leadership pillars (Inspiring Ourselves and Transformational Beliefs). Get ready for upgrades in wisdom and hope as you listen.
05/08/2023 • 30 minutes 16 seconds
Unexpected Favor Is Looking For You
This encouraging, hope-filled, biblically based, and prophetic message by Steve Backlund will help put a spiritual bullseye on you for great favor in the days ahead.
29/07/2023 • 20 minutes 51 seconds
Why am I not radically joyful now? (Archive Episode)
Happiness comes from what happens to us, while joy comes from what we know. In this message, Steve Backlund shares why he believes joy is 1/3 of the kingdom as stated in Romans 14:17. Get ready to receive a radical personal growth and kingdom advancing key in this message.
21/07/2023 • 15 minutes 43 seconds
What do you need to believe to have hope? (Archive Episode)
Join Steve Backlund on this podcast where he discusses one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves.
19/07/2023 • 21 minutes 49 seconds
Do Not Grow Weary
Do not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time (in due season) we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:9). This is one of the most inspiring verses in the Bible. Join Steve Backlund as he dives deep into the power of this verse.
07/07/2023 • 26 minutes 58 seconds
What Beliefs Are We to Strengthen?
Repentance means to change the way you think. It is a lifestyle, not an event. Abraham was "strengthened in faith (in his thinking), giving glory to God". (Romans 4:20). The main belief he was to strengthen was that he was a father of a multitude. In this life-launching podcast, Steve Backlund shares keys for identifying the beliefs we are to strengthen and then how we can do so and become an Abraham to our generation.
30/06/2023 • 21 minutes 14 seconds
”I Feel Trapped”
To be trapped means you are prevented from escaping from a place. In this podcast, Steve Backlund takes truths from his book Fully Convinced: The Art of Decision-Making to help us in areas where we feel trapped by a job, family dynamics, debt, or something else. Get ready to be encouraged and inspired by what he shares.
23/06/2023 • 19 minutes 36 seconds
Unlocking Innovative Strategies
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3). As we trust God for wisdom, we will hear divinely inspired strategies for the needs and dreams in our lives. In this uplifting message, Steve Backlund will stir you to ask big and believe big for strategies no other person has heard before.
19/06/2023 • 24 minutes 16 seconds
Adding Hope to Our Faith
A lack of hope makes our faith unhealthy. Hope is the safety net if what we believe in faith does not happen. Join Steve Backlund in this revelatory podcast that will help you be a faith AND hope person.
09/06/2023 • 20 minutes 6 seconds
How to Motivate Yourself to Do Great Things
There are few "normal" weeks where it is easy to accomplish goals. Most weeks have some level of unexpected happenings and emotional challenges. Successful people learn how to move forward in non-normal weeks and find keys to overcoming procrastination. Join Steve Backlund in this powerful podcast as he shares his own insights and practices to motivate himself to do great things.
01/06/2023 • 25 minutes 35 seconds
Striving To Enter His Rest
Hebrews 4 is one of the most important chapters in the Bible for personal victory, mental health, and increased positive influence. It emphasizes spiritual rest (which is a sense of peace and trust in our soul - our mind, will, and emotions). We are told to "strive" to enter this rest. In this podcast, Steve Backlund will help convince you of the importance of spiritual rest and the keys for how to experience it.
26/05/2023 • 22 minutes 41 seconds
"Let each be fully convinced in his own mind" (Romans 14:5). As we mature in Christ, we will become more and more convinced in our thinking about God's promises, our identity, the decisions we have made, and in what we do. This inspiring podcast by Steve Backlund will help you become fully convinced like never before.
19/05/2023 • 33 minutes 32 seconds
There is no progress unless someone is trying something new. God needs people who will volunteer to be part of His research and development team. Join Steve Backlund as he shares his own journey with spiritual experimentation and be inspired to do the same.
12/05/2023 • 25 minutes 47 seconds
07/05/2023 • 23 minutes 25 seconds
Join Steve Backlund as he puts on his preaching hat to inspire you with some of his favorite hope quotes and hope revelations. This is a message that some will listen to over and over.
28/04/2023 • 25 minutes 7 seconds
Lessons From My Burn Pile
Great leaders not only have good character and good plan, but they also have passion and enthusiasm (a personal fire). In this message, Steve Backlund shares some of the revelations that were revealed to him while he was burning brush on his property. Get ready for spiritual diesel to be poured on your fervor and excitement in life.
21/04/2023 • 24 minutes 34 seconds
Attaching Faith to Financial Expenditures
One of the biggest emotional challenges people face concerns their finances (especially unplanned financial expenses). In this practical, positive, wisdom-filled, and faith-filled message, Steve Backlund releases a key to overcome being tossed to and fro by unexpected financial expenses.
14/04/2023 • 26 minutes 33 seconds
You Give Them Something to Eat
The disciples saw a huge problem of 5,000+ hungry people with almost no resources to meet their needs. Jesus told them to give what they had so He could multiply it completely to fix the problem. In this podcast, Steve Backlund will inspire you to give the seemingly little you have to Jesus so big personal and societal needs will be met. Get ready to have your vision expanded about the big difference you can make to seemingly insurmountable problems.
07/04/2023 • 28 minutes 16 seconds
Hearing God Through the Wrong Filter - Part 2
Steve Backlund goes deeper into the truths he shared in his previous podcast. He asks the question, "What do you believe God primarily wants you to hear from him?" If, as believers in Jesus, we believe He is primarily speaking about our wrong behavior or lack of commitment, then we need a "filter" upgrade to help us interpret His voice more accurately. You will be blessed, equipped, and inspired by this great message.
31/03/2023 • 29 minutes 12 seconds
Hearing God Through the Wrong Filter
24/03/2023 • 23 minutes 41 seconds
One of the greatest callings we can walk in is to be an encourager of ourselves and others. In the podcast, Steve Backlund will inspire and equip you to walk in encouragement like never before.
17/03/2023 • 26 minutes 55 seconds
5 Keys for Financial Breakthrough
Financial challenges are one of the biggest stresses people face. In this message, Steve Backlund shares biblical insights to help unlock greater finances to flow to you. Get ready to be inspired and equipped for breakthrough as you listen to this podcast.
For more resources visit: https://www.ignitinghope.com
12/03/2023 • 26 minutes 45 seconds
The Kindergarten of True Spiritual Riches
In this message, Steve Backlund shares seven reasons why healthy mindsets and habits regarding finances are the training ground for God releasing to us true spiritual riches like peace, influence, power, trust, favor, love, and more.
03/03/2023 • 32 minutes 7 seconds
Seven Signs of a Poverty Spirit
Having a poverty spirit causes us to see life through the lens of lacking what is needed to live victoriously and with significant influence. In this podcast, Steve Backlund identifies seven signs of the poverty spirit and then shares three keys to overcoming this negative mindset.
23/02/2023 • 26 minutes 41 seconds
Transformation does not come from surrendering our hearts to God, but by surrendering our beliefs to Him. It is necessary to surrender our hearts, but we will be unable to be free emotionally or circumstantially if we are believing lies. Join Steve Backlund for this insightful and inspiring message.
Learn more about Steve and Wendy's ministry at ignitinghope.com.
18/02/2023 • 26 minutes 11 seconds
It Is Not Time for THAT Yet
Successful people know what to prioritize and not focus on. This message will help you break off the guilt, embarrassment, and inferiority created by things we are not even called to address at this time.
11/02/2023 • 22 minutes 12 seconds
Childlike Excitement and Wonder
Steve Backlund's definition of joy is this: It is the childlike wonder and excitement of working with God instead of working for God. In this message, Steve expounds on the various parts of this definition. Get ready to have your joy tank filled through this podcast.
03/02/2023 • 17 minutes 29 seconds
Say It To Them
Many people at funerals regret that they had not said more loving and appreciative words to the one. who passed away. This podcast will motivate and empower you to say what you need to say now to the people in your life.
31/01/2023 • 19 minutes 25 seconds
"Take every thought captive" (2 Corinthians 10:5). In this fun and powerful podcast, Steve Backlund shares the how and why of deleting the self-defeating lies that we are tempted to believe.
20/01/2023 • 24 minutes 40 seconds
One Idea Will Change Everything
"Steve, you do not need more money, you need a new idea." This is a good word to break out. of lack, but one idea can be the key to breakthrough concerning personal weaknesses, relational challenges, illnesses, and more. Join Steve Backlund as he inspires and equips you to become more creative in how you think and in what you do.
13/01/2023 • 23 minutes 38 seconds
Win Them to Yourself First
In 1 Peter 1, wives with unbelieving husbands are told to win the husband first to themselves and then to their words. This is a profound principle for those who want to increase their favor and be heard at a higher level. Join Steve Backlund in this powerful podcast that will help you to go to the next level of in relationships and influence.
06/01/2023 • 24 minutes 20 seconds
You Can Do It!
We all need "You can do it!" voices speaking into our lives. In this impactful podcast, Steve Backlund uses Joshua 1 to speak a timely and encouraging word into your life.
28/12/2022 • 24 minutes 22 seconds
2023 - The Best Year Yet?
In this podcast, Steve Backlund inspires and encourages us to stir up our hope for 2023. It will a major key to increasing our personal victory and influence.
23/12/2022 • 20 minutes 35 seconds
This is the Real Problem
Our hopelessness about a problem is almost always a bigger problem than the problem. Join Steve Backlund as he helps us identify what to prioritize as we seek to overcome problems or enter into a higher level of God's purpose for our life.
16/12/2022 • 20 minutes 17 seconds
The Epidemic Of Doubt, Insecurity, and Guilt.
09/12/2022 • 14 minutes 6 seconds
Speaking Life Over Your Christmas
03/12/2022 • 20 minutes 50 seconds
Influence in Sticky Situations
We all have "sticky situations" in our relationships. Whether it is in our family, at work, in our church, with friends, or with someone else, there are things we can do which will increase the likelihood of our having a positive influence on the relationship and situation. Steve Backlund shares six of these in this timely podcast that will help your influence go to another level.
25/11/2022 • 25 minutes 33 seconds
The Imposter Syndrome
Do you ever feel like you don't belong in the role you're in or that you are not good enough for job? That's a common feeling, but false humility and hiding our gifts is actually a form of selfishness.
18/11/2022 • 25 minutes 28 seconds
Arise, Fill Your Horn With Oil, and Go
In 1 Samuel 16, Samuel was neutralized by disappointment. The Lord jolted him out of despondency with new hope for the future. In this message, Steve Backlund will inspire and equip you to overcome disappointment and to move forward in purpose in this incredible season of your life.
12/11/2022 • 21 minutes 11 seconds
Five Beliefs to Have Right Now
In these challenging times, our beliefs are either going to be an anchor to our soul or they are going to create further problems for us. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares important beliefs for us to have in this hour.
04/11/2022 • 21 minutes 25 seconds
God Always Shows Up When . . . .
"I am an atheist." Levi responds, "Oh, really, that is so exciting. God always shows up when I am around an atheist." Join Steve Backlund as he gives you a key to how to flip seemingly difficult moments into opportunities for God to demonstrate His love and power.
27/10/2022 • 21 minutes 5 seconds
What Are We Magnifying?
Psalm 34:3 says, "Oh, magnify the Lord with me. Let us exalt His name together." We cannot make God larger, but we can see Him larger. The more we magnify Him, the smaller our challenges will seem. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares seven things we magnify instead of the Lord (making God seem smaller and our problems seem greater than they really are).
20/10/2022 • 22 minutes 3 seconds
You’re Lying to Me!
Our circumstances, feelings, past experiences, and words we hear are constantly trying to lie to us about our identity, relationship with God, and our potential. In this message, Steve Backlund will inspire you to not receive the negative messages these are trying to send us.
14/10/2022 • 20 minutes 24 seconds
Victorious Emotions With Wendy Backlund
Steve Backlund interviews his wife, Wendy, about her best-selling book, Victorious Emotions. Wendy shares why she wrote it and key truths in the book. This podcast has many gems of revelation in it that will bless your life.
05/10/2022 • 18 minutes 13 seconds
Hope is the Safety Net for Faith
Faith without hope is unhealthy. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares why and gives keys for increasing your hope and seeing your desires realized. Get ready to be inspired and empowered to abound in hope and to thrive while you are waiting for God's promises to manifest.
29/09/2022 • 21 minutes 30 seconds
Often our frustrations, lack of purpose, emptiness, and emotional challenges result from an anemic spiritual diet. It is surprising what happens when we increase our intake of good spiritual food. Join Steve Backlund on this inspiring message which will give you simple, but profound keys for breakthrough.
21/09/2022 • 24 minutes 16 seconds
In one of the churches we pastored, Wendy (my wife) and I started a group called Mediocre Anonymous. We did this because we noticed that most twelve-step programs tended to take people from crisis to average, and we wanted to establish a twelve-step program for people addicted to mediocrity to help take them from average to great. This podcast will share with you the tenets and twelve steps of Mediocre Anonymous.
14/09/2022 • 19 minutes 59 seconds
If God Wanted Us To Think Small . . .
If God wanted us to think small and with limitations for our lives, he sure did a bad job in telling us so. Join Steve Backlund as he shares some of his favorite Bible verses and key revelations that have ignited him to think and dream big.
09/09/2022 • 20 minutes 44 seconds
5 Ways Not to Have Flabby Beliefs
Our emotional load-bearing capacity is connected to the strength of our beliefs. In this message, Steve Backlund will inspire and equip you to have spiritual body builder beliefs.
02/09/2022 • 18 minutes 15 seconds
God Loves a Cheerful Decider Part 2
When we attach faith to an assignment, responsibility, or commitment, we will experience cheerfulness, energy, and power as a result. Join Steve Backlund as he further expands on one of the most life-launching truths in Scripture. This is a message for those who want to let go of mediocrity, passivity, victimhood, and double-mindedness. Get ready to be challenged and inspired by this great message.
26/08/2022 • 25 minutes 56 seconds
Why Do We Have to Fight For It?
Just as a butterfly in the cocoon needs the struggle to strengthen its wings to fly, we too need the struggle to be able to build the character, endurance, and load-bearing capacity to be able to keep and increase the blessing of our promised land.
19/08/2022 • 18 minutes 43 seconds
Positively Seeding the Clouds of Your Future
In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares about the power of attaching faith to future happenings (whether it is five minutes from now or 100 years from now). Get ready to receive one of the best keys for joy, victory, and influence.
12/08/2022 • 28 minutes 15 seconds
The Spiritual Rocket Boosters of Romans 14
Join Steve Backlund as he shares some transformational truths from his upcoming new book, Fully Convinced. Romans 14 is a vital chapter for those who desire freedom, joy, and increased influence. Get ready to be inspired and get ready to get spiritual rocket boosters for your life.
05/08/2022 • 33 minutes 11 seconds
Perfectionism: A Stronghold to Be Demolished
Join Steve Backlund as he shares the crippling effects of perfectionism and 5 ways to overcome it.
29/07/2022 • 27 minutes 9 seconds
Viktor Frankl’s Revelation of Hope
Frankl survived the Nazi concentration camps and helped millions afterward through his writings and through therapy to get hope. He had at the core of his therapy this truth: human beings are driven by their views of their own future. The more positive the future is seen, the more power and purpose there will be you for the present. Joni Steve Backlund as he shares another powerful message on hope.
22/07/2022 • 28 minutes 25 seconds
Warring a Good Warfare
The Apostle Paul told a young leader name Timothy "war a good warfare with the prophesies previously spoken about him" (1 Timothy 1:18). He was not to war against people or circumstances but against lies in his own thinking. Join Steve Backlund today as he shows you how to fight with God has said.
16/07/2022 • 20 minutes 22 seconds
7 People We Need In Our Lives
Steve shares a powerful principle he is releasing in his upcoming new book and online course, "Fully Convinced: The Art of Decision Making." The quality of our decision-making is greatly influenced by the quality of relationships we have developed.
08/07/2022 • 24 minutes 48 seconds
How to Make Incredible Decisions
Steve Backlund shares six traits of dynamic decision-makers. This is content from his upcoming new book, "Fully Convinced: The Art of Decision Making (Attaching Great Faith to Who We Are and What We Do)."
01/07/2022 • 29 minutes 4 seconds
The Confession of Hope
“Let us hold fast the confession of hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23). Join Steve Backlund in this podcast as he shares the why and how of being a "confesser of hope."
25/06/2022 • 24 minutes 40 seconds
A Different Kind of Repentance Meeting
The best definition of repentance is "to change the way you think." It is a lifestyle, not an event. Join Steve Backlund in this podcast broadcast that will challenge common views of what repentance looks like, and give you a catalytic key for your life.
17/06/2022 • 19 minutes 55 seconds
Joy Really is Our Strength
Join Steve Backlund as he shares how he became convinced of joy's importance for our physical, spiritual, and emotional health. He shares keys for how to increase joy in your life. Get ready to be inspired and empowered through this message.
10/06/2022 • 24 minutes 14 seconds
What Do You Need to Believe to Have Hope?
Join Steve Backlund on this podcast where he discusses one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves.
03/06/2022 • 20 minutes 56 seconds
Four Things to be Fully Convinced About
Join this simulcast of Steve Backlund's podcast. He shares from his upcoming book, "Fully Convinced: The Art of Decision Making." This message will strengthen you ability to attach faith to key areas of your life.
28/05/2022 • 30 minutes 24 seconds
Steve Backlund shares five keys to experience the rest promised to us in Hebrews 4.
18/05/2022 • 25 minutes 56 seconds
You Already Have It!
In this message, Beliefs Specialist Steve Backlund will help you break off the tendency of focusing on what you lack and actually see what you do have (which is the key to breakthrough and increase).
13/05/2022 • 24 minutes 22 seconds
Will You Just Decide!
In this message, Steve Backlund takes an excerpt out of his upcoming book and online course, Fully Convinced. He releases revelation and keys for breakthrough from Elijah's question in 1 Kings 18:21, "How long will you waver between two opinions?"
07/05/2022 • 23 minutes 21 seconds
Expect the Unexpected
"Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? (Isaiah 43:19). Preconceived ideas of how God is going to manifest and who He is going to use can be a big blockage in experiencing the "new things.". The Pharisees and Sadducees missed Jesus because He was not what they expected the Messiah to be. This message will greatly help you to not miss the new things God has for you.
28/04/2022 • 19 minutes 25 seconds
Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda
Steve Backlund attacks regret in this powerful message.
21/04/2022 • 18 minutes 24 seconds
The Lid is Off
Steve Backlund uses findings about fleas, elephants, and cows to help us defeat self-limiting beliefs. This fun-filled message has a key to your breakthrough and increased influence.
16/04/2022 • 26 minutes 28 seconds
Decide and He Will Provide
Steve Backlund shares this powerful message. Those who watch or listen to this will:
- Gain insight into what their life calling might be
- Understand that resources follow quality decisions, not the other way around
- Recognize the Book of Nehemiah is an important book in this hour
08/04/2022 • 24 minutes 39 seconds
Should You Feel Good About Yourself?
Good questions lead us into life-changing revelations. The question, "Should we feel good about ourselves?" is one of the best that we can ask. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares from his experience insights he has received on this great question.
31/03/2022 • 22 minutes 13 seconds
Defeating The Critical Spirit
In this podcast Steve Backlund shares what the critical spirit is, where it comes from, why it needs to be overcome, and how to overcome it. As you listen, you will be taken higher in your beliefs about God, yourself, and others.
25/03/2022 • 24 minutes 50 seconds
Anointing or Truth? What Makes Us Free?
What frees us from the curse of oppression, sickness, poverty, and negative habits? Is it the power of God or the truths of God? In this impactful podcast, Steve Backlund discusses the importance of each, and the priority of one of them.
18/03/2022 • 16 minutes 16 seconds
Positive Thinking Vs. Biblical Optimism
Optimism is hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. In this message, Steve Backlund compares biblical optimism with positive thinking. You will be inspired toward positivity in your life through what you hear, but it will be on the empowered through truth and the faithfulness of God.
14/03/2022 • 16 minutes 9 seconds
Why I Make Declarations Part 3
300th Podcast Episode!
Steve Backlund continues to share on the power of speaking faith declarations. In this podcast he shares four more reasons for doing so: 1) Declarations helps us overcome anxiety, 2) Declarations helps us to abide in the word, 3) Making declarations is part of taking up the sword of the Spirit, and 4) Declarations pull down strongholds, demolish arguments, and take thoughts captive.
05/03/2022 • 19 minutes 25 seconds
Why I Make Declarations Part 2
Steve continues his story on why he makes declarations and how they have changed his life. He shared part one at Bethel Church AM service on February 20, 2022 which can be seen via YouTube.
26/02/2022 • 18 minutes 21 seconds
298- 4 Habits of History Makers
Effective people have developed good habits in their lives. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares four habits of the Apostle Paul that are in Philippians 4. Get ready to be inspired and equipped in this message.
19/02/2022 • 20 minutes 26 seconds
297 - Go...Doubting Nothing
In this message, Steve Backlund extracts truth from Acts 10 and 11 which will help you grow in confidence and overcome doubt in your life.
14/02/2022 • 18 minutes 53 seconds
296 - It is Rarely Convenient To Do This
Felix told the Apostle Paul, "Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you." There is rarely a time when it is convenient to pursue radical growth, change, joy, or deeper heart connections with people. in this message, Steve Backlund will inspire you to not wait for ideal circumstances to move forward in powerful habits.
03/02/2022 • 18 minutes 4 seconds
295 - When You Feel Like Quitting
Steve Backlund will inspire you to not quit by releasing powerful truths and promises from Galatians 6:9. “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart".
26/01/2022 • 18 minutes 3 seconds
294 - 4 Life Changing Beliefs
I have been inspired recently by a strategy of personal growth by my wife Wendy. When she believes a message or audio book is something God has for her, she will listen to it over and over again until it gets in her spirit deeply. With that in mind, I want to revisit two of my favorite and my powerful teachings.
This podcast will release revelation and four beliefs that are truly life-changing.
21/01/2022 • 1 hour 21 minutes 9 seconds
293 - That’s It! That’s the Stronghold!
When the Bible talks about "pulling down strongholds," what is it really referring to? In this message, Steve Backlund shares one of the most important keys that has radically changed his life and increased his influence.
14/01/2022 • 18 minutes 46 seconds
292 – 6 Enemies to Good Decision Making
The quality of our lives is largely determined by the choices we make. One of the ways to improve our decision-making is to understand and overcome the main reasons why people make poor choices. Steve Backlund shares six areas we can overcome in our decision-making process.
05/01/2022 • 18 minutes 1 second
289 – Hope to the World
Steve shares about the incredible hope in the Christmas story, and he shares more about how to start the new year with a radical plan of growth and transformation.
15/12/2021 • 16 minutes 34 seconds
288 – 20 Catalytic Hope Quotes
Steve Backlund will ignite your hope in this podcast, plus shares a catalytic forty-day strategy for starting the new year off powerfully. To top it off, he shares his favorite hope quotes.
08/12/2021 • 17 minutes 7 seconds
287 – “You’re Lying to Me”
There is a message that frequently comes through our negative circumstances. It is saying, "These situations define you as a person and limit what your future can be." In this message, Steve Backlund brings a spiritual sledgehammer to accepting as truth these lies.
02/12/2021 • 18 minutes 2 seconds
286 – The Power of “Thank You”
As America celebrates Thanksgiving, Steve Backlund shares some powerful reasons to increase our saying "thank you" to God and to the people in our lives.
22/11/2021 • 16 minutes 48 seconds
285 – Standing Strong in the Evil Day Part 2
This is a continued blog/podcast from June 2020 which you can find here: https://ignitinghope.com/igniting-hope/standing-strong-in-the-evil-day/
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand...” (Ephesians 6:13). The "evil day” is not a single day but refers to the times in our lives where we are facing circumstances that seem overwhelming. In this message, Steve Backlund shares empowering keys of how to stand in these times.
17/11/2021 • 18 minutes 21 seconds
284 – Stop the Labeling
We become part of the problem, and not the solution when we "label" people in our thinking or words. Who hasn't heard or spoken labels like alcoholic, stupid, or Doubting Thomas? In this message, Steve Backlund will motivate you and equip you to overcome the tendency to judge and label others and ourselves.
09/11/2021 • 11 minutes 39 seconds
283 – Empowering Our Future with Mind Renewal Part 2
Proverbs 23:7 is a great verse for radical mind renewers to consider: “For as (a man) thinks in his heart, so is he”. In this podcast, Steve Backlund uses this verse to take us to another level in valuing intentional thinking and then gives keys for how to effectively do it.
04/11/2021 • 18 minutes 26 seconds
282 – Empowering Our Future with Mind Renewal
"Be transformed by the renewing of our minds" (Romans 12:2). Current mind renewal creates future experiences. This is true in the positive (truth) and negative (lies). Join Steve Backlund in this powerful message which gives inspiring and practical keys for how to bring true change (transformation) into your life.
27/10/2021 • 18 minutes 35 seconds
281 – The Power of Our Conclusions
What we conclude about a circumstance is almost always more important than the circumstance itself. In this inspiring message, Steve Backlund shares about the twelve spies in Numbers 13 and how two groups of people had a different conclusion which dramatically impacted what they experienced.
20/10/2021 • 16 minutes 19 seconds
280 – Letting Go of These 5 Things
The life of faith will cause us to have to let go of something before we can grab hold of the new things that we are destined for. In this message, Steve Backlund shares five things to release our hold on.
14/10/2021 • 19 minutes 40 seconds
279 – No Pain No Gain?
07/10/2021 • 16 minutes 58 seconds
278 – The “Never Enough” Lie
The "You are not doing enough" lie has robbed many of joy and having increased influence. When believed, it causes a lifestyle of doubt instead of faith in what we are doing. In this message, Steve Backlund shares how we can overcome self-condemnation and guilt regarding areas of life where don't think we are doing enough.
29/09/2021 • 17 minutes 4 seconds
277 – Getting Your Own Oil
The five wise virgins in Matthew 25 told the foolish virgins, "Get your own oil." In this podcast, Steve Backlund expounds on this and gives life-launching strategies for getting our own oil supply to overcome and live in God's fullness for our lives.
22/09/2021 • 16 minutes 9 seconds
276 – Receive Not
In Numbers 13, everyone but Joshua and Caleb received the negative report of the ten spies. God is raising up Joshuas and Calebs today who refuse to receive the spirit of fear and hopelessness. In this timely message, Steve Backlund will inspire you and help you overcome any tendency to receive that which is only hurting you.
18/09/2021 • 16 minutes 42 seconds
275 – Water It!
“I (Paul) planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:6). The four stages of growth and fruit-bearing are: 1) Planting, 2) Watering, 3) God supernaturally giving the increase, and 4) Fruit-bearing/harvest. Planting and harvesting are exciting events, but watering takes faith, work, and intentionality to do. In this message, you will be inspired by Steve Backlund to be an "Apollos" for your life and others.
09/09/2021 • 17 minutes 49 seconds
274 – Little Things That Make a Big Difference
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” (Napoleon Hill) Steve Backlund shares how enthusiasm for the seemingly small things we do is the training ground for our doing great things in our future.
02/09/2021 • 17 minutes 11 seconds
273 – Questions to Ask When Discouraged
Discouragement is a loss of confidence or enthusiasm resulting from doubting a certain desired outcome can happen. There will always be something for us to be discouraged about in our lives if we magnify the problem instead of magnifying God in our lives (Psalms 34:3). In this message, Steve Backlund gives you questions to ask yourself which will help you focus on the things which will get you out of discouragement.
26/08/2021 • 16 minutes 30 seconds
272 – Celebrating Our Weakness
The Apostle Paul made this astounding statement in 2 Corinthians 12: 10 - “So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me.” In this podcast, Steve Backlund gives six reasons why we should enthusiastically celebrate our weaknesses. Get ready to be inspired and equipped to see your weaknesses differently.
19/08/2021 • 15 minutes 53 seconds
271 – Thermostats Vs. Thermometers
Even though there are some benefits to being a spiritual thermometer, we are called beyond that to become a spiritual thermostat that sets better temperatures in our homes, churches, businesses, and everywhere else. In this message, Steve Backlund shares how we can become a thermostatic influencer who incredibly influences the environments we are a part of.
12/08/2021 • 16 minutes 54 seconds
270 – Jump-starting Your Prophetic Ministry
“Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy” (1 Corinthians 14:1). We all have the ability and invitation to prophesy. In this message, Steve Backlund shares why functioning in prophetic is so important, and then gives five ways to activate it in your life.
05/08/2021 • 16 minutes 39 seconds
Unhindered with Ash Lumley
This week, our podcast is from a recent Facebook live on our Igniting Hope Ministries Facebook page where Steve interviews staff member Ash Lumley on our newest course, Unhindered. Enjoy this powerful sneak peak of our 5-week course beginning August 2nd. Find out more here: https://www.ignitinghopeacademy.com/courses/u-n-h-i-n-d-e-r-e-d
28/07/2021 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
269 – Reading the Bible Prophetically
"The word of God is living and powerful” (Hebrews 4:12) In this message, Steve Backlund shares how to access this life and power in your Bible reading by receiving God's "now words" for you leading you into inner victory and increased positive influence.
21/07/2021 • 19 minutes 34 seconds
268 – Defeating the Giant of Negative Comparison
All of us are tempted to feel bad about ourselves when we see others doing what we do, but doing it better. In this message, Steve Backlund draws from King Saul's unhealthy response to David's success to inspire us to celebrate others and to attach faith to what we are doing now (even if it does not seem as successful as others).
14/07/2021 • 17 minutes 35 seconds
267 – Finding Your “Son of Peace”
In this message, Steve Backlund shares insights into Jesus' instruction to His disciples to look for a "son of peace" as they traveled into different cities and how it applies to us today. This podcast will give you a significant key for increasing your influence toward the people you are called to positively impact.
07/07/2021 • 15 minutes 54 seconds
We don't withhold approval from a toddler who is struggling to walk. No, we celebrate every step or attempt at making a step. Unfortunately, few apply this principle of celebrating progress to their own lives. In this message, Steve Backlund seeks to convince you of the importance of celebrating ourselves. Get ready to be inspired and equipped for a higher way of living.
02/07/2021 • 12 minutes 29 seconds
266 – Growing the Hero in You
There is a hero on the inside of each of us waiting to come out to bring freedom and deliverance to people like never before. In this podcast, Steve Backlund reveals an unsuspecting key to unlock our potential. Get ready to be inspired and equipped in this important teaching.
24/06/2021 • 15 minutes 35 seconds
265 – It Won’t Make Sense
The most important things we need to hear will sound ridiculous when we first hear them. In this message, Steve Backlund gives you biblical reasons and tools to not allow our experiences to dull us from hearing who we really are and hearing the mind-blowing plans God has for us.
18/06/2021 • 19 minutes 15 seconds
264 -The Powerful Weapon of “Thank You”
"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds" (2 Corinthians 10:4). The greatest strongholds hindering the promises of God are in the minds of people, but God has given us weapons of divine power to destroy these strongholds of negative thinking resulting from believing lies. In this message, Steve Backlund highlights one of the most significant, supernatural weapons God has given us in the words "Thank you."
09/06/2021 • 17 minutes 16 seconds
263 – The Cloud of Witnesses
The heroes of faith are in the spiritual grandstands cheering us on. “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses . . ." (Hebrews 12:1). In this message of massive encouragement, Steve Backlund speculates about what some of our favorite Bible characters are saying to us as they cheer us on in our spiritual journeys.
03/06/2021 • 18 minutes 12 seconds
262 – The Culture of Gladness
27/05/2021 • 14 minutes 32 seconds
261 – Pursuing Radical Personal Growth
In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares why systems are more important than goals in our lives. He then gives four systems he has developed for his own life which have made a huge difference.
20/05/2021 • 18 minutes 5 seconds
260 – Cancel the Cancel Culture
Many people cancel themselves and others by believing if we have made mistakes, we should be shamed and ostracized. In this powerful message, Steve Backlund reveals how we are called to restore, not cancel people. Get ready to be given a great key for increased victory and influence.
12/05/2021 • 16 minutes 52 seconds
259 – Identifying What We Really Believe
Current beliefs create future emotions and future experiences. In this message, Steve Backlund shares about the importance of identifying and replacing the beliefs causing a lack of hope and other non-empowering beliefs with the truth that will make us free.
07/05/2021 • 18 minutes 17 seconds
258 – 12 Spiritual Experiments to Try
There is no progress unless someone is trying something new. As we experiment with new ways of doing things, we set ourselves up for discovering keys that will change our lives in significant ways. In this podcast, Steve Backlund gives you twelve ideas for you to consider doing.
29/04/2021 • 16 minutes 42 seconds
257 – Valuing What We Have
Victorious people focus more on what they have than they do on what they think they don't have. This message will reveal why that is so important and give ideas for how to do it effectively. Get ready to be ignited with hope and purpose as you listen to this podcast.
22/04/2021 • 15 minutes 30 seconds
256 – “I Have To” Vs. “I Get To”
Our words reflect our deepest beliefs. In this message, Steve Backlund reveals how simply changing our language from "I have to" to "I get to" will cause us to upgrade our beliefs about our lives and commitments, which will then increase our personal victory and influence.
Many miss what God is doing and saying because of preconceived notions that He will only manifest or speak in certain ways (or only use a certain kind of person). This message will help you overcome any tendency you have in this direction and increase the likelihood you will embrace the new things God is doing.
08/04/2021 • 13 minutes 46 seconds
254 – Delight Yourself in the Lord
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalms 37:4). Join Steve Backlund as he reveals the importance of this truth and shares practical ways to implement it into your life.
01/04/2021 • 15 minutes 30 seconds
253 – Never Stop Starting
Everyone feels like quitting a good habit at times because of apparent failure. Whether it be a spiritual discipline, a beneficial lifestyle habit, exercising & eating right, prioritizing key relationships, writing a book, or something else, we will find ourselves not meeting the standard we have set for ourselves. In this encouraging message, Steve Backlund gives you six reasons why we should never stop starting doing the things we believe we are to do.
25/03/2021 • 15 minutes 53 seconds
252 – Taking the High Road
“If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:18). Taking the high road means maintaining integrity and honor even when others don’t. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares this vital, timely message for those who want to strengthen their ability to do relationships well, build trust in the eyes of others, and increase personal fulfillment.
18/03/2021 • 14 minutes 3 seconds
251 – Faithful in Circumstantial Prisons
But the Lord was with Joseph . . . and the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper (Genesis 39:21-23). Because Joseph was good in prison, he was promoted to a place of authority in the Palace. We all are in some sort of prison of circumstantial restriction in our lives. When we are faithful in these situations, it sets us up for unexpected promotion. In this message, Steve Backlund gives you vision and wisdom to thrive even in the prison situations of our lives.
11/03/2021 • 14 minutes 52 seconds
250 – Change Your Words, Change Your Life
"If we’re able to bridle the words we say, we are powerful enough to control ourselves in every way, and that means our character is mature and fully developed" (James 3:2 TPT). In this message, Steve Backlund unlocks the powerful spiritual law of words. Get ready to be inspired to "speak life" like never before.
04/03/2021 • 19 minutes 28 seconds
249 – Defeating Unsuspected Sources of Shame
Steve Backlund shares about areas almost everyone experiences some level of embarrassment, inferiority, and feeling less than others. He also gives insight into overcoming these feelings of low-grade shame in our lives.
25/02/2021 • 18 minutes 9 seconds
248 – Creating Urgency for the Important Things
The two most common ways to get urgency in our lives are vision and pain. This message will inspire and help equip you to develop the muscle of urgency for the important things in life. Get ready to never be the same again as you hear these practical but powerful truths from Steve Backlund.
18/02/2021 • 18 minutes 8 seconds
Dare To Believe Ft. Steve Backlund – Growing Big People
Listen to this catalytic podcast that Steve Backlund made a guest appearance in. This is from the Dare To Believe Podcast and you can check out their podcast by clicking HERE.
15/02/2021 • 59 minutes 34 seconds
247 – Right Living or Right Believing?
In this message, Steve Backlund gives a powerful argument for the necessity of primarily preaching a "right believing" message. Get ready to be inspired and challenged in this riveting message that exposes the lie that we are to be more concerned with what we are doing than what we are believing.
11/02/2021 • 17 minutes 2 seconds
246 – Cultivating Our Listening Skills
"Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger" (James 1:19). We many classes on how to speak well, but not so many on how to listen. In this message, Steve Backlund seeks to convince you that listening well is more important than speaking well. Get ready to be motivated and equipped to improve your relationships and influence through the power of listening well.
04/02/2021 • 17 minutes 35 seconds
245 – Two Incredible Habits
Steve Backlund shares about two of his most catalytic habits - attaching faith to what he is doing and encouraging others. This is a message for those who want to break out of average and move in abundant life living.
28/01/2021 • 15 minutes 21 seconds
244 – The Power of Negativity Fasts
Steve Backlund shares the why and what concerning negativity fasts and how it has powerfully impacted his own life. He shares about what a negativity fast is and what it isn't He also invites the listener to consider joining Igniting Hope's annual 40-day Negativity Fast & Positivity Feast starting on February 17, 2021. There are three levels including a free level and two paid levels with additional content and opportunities. Click here to register or to get more information.
21/01/2021 • 16 minutes 5 seconds
243 – “We Are Not Losers”
Steve Backlund shares from his experiences of playing and coaching sports to speak a word of hope and inspiration for times when might feel we are losing personally or corporately.
15/01/2021 • 18 minutes 18 seconds
242 – I Choose You Again
The quality of our lives is largely dependent on the commitments we have in relationships. In this message, Steve Backlund inspires us to continually choose to bring our best to the most important relationships we have in our family, church, work, friends, and beyond.
07/01/2021 • 15 minutes 38 seconds
241 – 5 Life-Launching Declarations for 2021
30/12/2020 • 17 minutes 47 seconds
240 – Get Your Momentum Back
People who are stuck in life tend to focus on two things: 1) what they have lost, and 2) negative things they believe are coming. They also are likely to devalue what they already have. This was true for the widow in 2 Kings 4. In this podcast, Steve Backlund releases a now word for people who want to re-establish or increase their momentum in life.
17/12/2020 • 16 minutes 51 seconds
239 – Overcoming 4 Big Christmas Season Lies
In this message, Steve Backlund shares how our beliefs are a key factor in having victorious emotions and blessed circumstances. He specifically addresses what beliefs will increase the likelihood of having a great Christmas.
10/12/2020 • 14 minutes 37 seconds
238 – Mental Conditioning
Athletes need both physical and mental conditioning to be successful. In the same way, it is not enough to simply have knowledge or skills, but we need to have conditioned beliefs to have resilience, endurance, and a strong load-bearing capacity.
03/12/2020 • 15 minutes 15 seconds
237 - 10 Keys for Life-Giving Communication
26/11/2020 • 17 minutes 43 seconds
236 – Welcome to the Club
One of the biggest lies many of us face is, "I am the only one who feels this way." In this message, Steve Backlund dismantles this falsehood and releases great hope as he does so.
19/11/2020 • 15 minutes 7 seconds
235 – Declare and Delight
"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalms 37:4). In this message, Steve Backlund will inspire you into greater confidence of future success by showing you how to combine faith declarations with delighting in the Lord.
12/11/2020 • 15 minutes 11 seconds
234 – Do Not Fear
The Bible says 365 times to not be afraid. The current political and media climate promotes a message of fear and doom and gloom. Steve Backlund speaks to this and shares powerful Bible verses to strengthen us so we can walk in peace, confidence, boldness, and hope.
05/11/2020 • 14 minutes 20 seconds
233 – “Steve, Why Are You Not Radically Joyful Now?”
Happiness comes from what happens to us, while joy comes from what we know. In this message, Steve Backlund shares why he believes joy is 1/3 of the kingdom as stated in Romans 14:17. Get ready to receive a radical personal growth and kingdom advancing key in this message.
29/10/2020 • 14 minutes 50 seconds
232 – Skilled in the Word of Righteousness
What is the New Covenant answer to overcoming sinful behaviors? It is becoming skilled in the word of righteousness. In this message, Steve Backlund unlocks one of the most important truths in the Bible.
22/10/2020 • 15 minutes 1 second
231 – The Reality & Power of Spiritual Laws
God's laws are not rules to be obeyed out of a fear of punishment mindset, but they are spiritual principles to be accessed for increase in our lives. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares life-changing insights contained in his book, Divine Strategies for Increase.
15/10/2020 • 18 minutes 27 seconds
230 – Spiritual Exercise Regimen
"Exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come" (1 Timothy 4:7-8). Steve unpacks this verse and releases life-launching revelation from it.
08/10/2020 • 14 minutes 46 seconds
229 – God’s Answer
“But when the children of Israel cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for them” (Judges 3:15). God's answer to the needs of the world is a person He empowers to go higher in influence than they thought they go. This message will help you access this and become His answer to the needs around you and in the world.
01/10/2020 • 15 minutes 29 seconds
228 – Joshua, Moses is Dead
"I wish things would be the way they used to be." Joshua had to let go of the past and so will we. This message will inspire you and help equip you to be able to do so.
24/09/2020 • 14 minutes 12 seconds
227 – Becoming Fully Convinced
Just because we are not fully convinced about God's promises now, it does not mean we are doing something wrong. Join Steve Backlund as he shares how God empowers us to strengthen our beliefs toward the goal of being convinced of our identity, His promises, and our assignments and callings.
16/09/2020 • 17 minutes 5 seconds
226 – How Often Do You Hear God Say “I Love You”?
Good parents tell their kids every day that they love them. Our Heavenly Father Is a good parent, and He is continually telling us this. If we are not hearing this, we will need to upgrade how we hear from God. This message will help you do so.
09/09/2020 • 15 minutes 10 seconds
225 | Worrying with God
God did not give us the imagination to be the devil’s playhouse but to be the womb of faith. Negative worry is imagining your future as if God does not show up. Positive worry is imaging your future as if God fully shows up. In this fun and enlightening message, Steve Backlund shares how to worry with God about your future
02/09/2020 • 14 minutes 40 seconds
224 | Giving God Something to Work With
God partners with what we give Him to work with. As we release love, prayers, faith, declarations, and other actions, we become catalytic for kingdom advancement. This message will inspire you to be more intentional to influence how much God will do in and around you.
27/08/2020 • 20 minutes 41 seconds
223 | When Did Joseph Become a Successful Man?
"The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man" (Genesis 38:2). It is enlightening and inspiring to understand when this was said about Joseph. Steve Backlund shares a powerful word on inner success which leads to others seeing that the Lord is with us.
21/08/2020 • 11 minutes 49 seconds
222 | 2 Transformation-Igniting Habits
We are promised that beholding the glory of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18) and renewing the mind (Romans 12:2) will bring transformation. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares about each of these and the importance of making sure both are in our lives.
14/08/2020 • 15 minutes 57 seconds
221 | Loving God and Loving Life
“He who would love life and see good days . . . ” 1 Peter 3:10). Many love God but do not love life. This is a message that will help convince you to love both God and life.
06/08/2020 • 15 minutes 27 seconds
220 | Here Comes Transformation
Many are waiting for God to bring transformation, but we are more in control of this happening than we might think. Get ready to be ignited out of passivity and unnecessary waiting in this timely message.
31/07/2020 • 15 minutes 10 seconds
219 | Staying Out of the Valley of Ono
Nehemiah’s enemies ask him to meet with them in the Valley of Ono. His response is a game changer that will help us to not let the “Oh no’s” of life move us into a valley of discouragement, fear, and feeling insignificant.
24/07/2020 • 16 minutes 3 seconds
218 | Finding Your “Why”
Steve Backlund shares about the difference between desiring a position or having a mission? If we do not have a compelling why for the blessings and favor we desire, then we could be wanting things to validate us instead of validating how good God is.
20/07/2020 • 14 minutes 59 seconds
217 | Do You Want to be Made Well?
“Do You Want to be Made Well? Jesus asked this question to the lame man by the Pool of Bethesda. It seems like the answer is obvious, but it really isn’t. Join Steve Backlund in this inspiring message that will help you demolish the victim mindset and its destructive effects on our lives.
10/07/2020 • 15 minutes 11 seconds
216 | You Can Do It!
We need “You can do it!” people in our lives. We need “You can do it! ” ministries consistently feeding into us. We need a “You can do it!” God that we are believing in. This message takes truths from Joshua chapter one to help us believe God is really for us, not against us.
02/07/2020 • 17 minutes 26 seconds
215 | Standing Strong in the “Evil Day”
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day” (Ephesians 6:13). The evil day represents those times when we face a seeming onslaught of uncertainty and testing. This “evil day” can happen to us personally, as a family, a church, or even as a nation. Many are currently experiencing an evil day because of what is happening in the world. This message will encourage and strengthen you. Attachments area
25/06/2020 • 15 minutes 48 seconds
214 | Why the Spirit Led Jesus into the Wilderness
18/06/2020 • 11 minutes 1 second
213 | Taking Thoughts Captive to What?
In this message, Steve Backlund looks at what it really means to “take every thought to the obedience to Christ.” It will take your renewing of the mind to the next level. This message will inspire you, plus ground you more in the grace of God.
11/06/2020 • 13 minutes 40 seconds
212 | Three Main Sources of Lies
In this enlightening message, Steve shares these three “kingpin” lies which are at the root of many of the falsehoods we believe; 1) the past experience lie, 2) the works of the law lie, and 3) the destination disease lie.
05/06/2020 • 15 minutes 56 seconds
211 | Versatility in Relationships
Successful people learn to relate well to diverse types of people. In this message, Steve explores the adaptability demonstrated by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 and gives powerful, practical application for us today.
28/05/2020 • 14 minutes 41 seconds
210 | Make Me an Answer, Lord
Each of us has unique gifts to be an answer to the world’s needs around us. This message will help convince you that this is true about you, and it gives wisdom for how to see it released.
21/05/2020 • 16 minutes 12 seconds
Keys for Becoming a Great Mentor
Steve shares some of his secrets in raising up great leaders and influencers, including his top three goals for intern development and the three most important things he does monthly with his team.
15/05/2020 • 18 minutes 32 seconds
208 | “My Laughter Feels Fake”
In this message, Steve Backlund shares powerfully about the benefits of developing the habit of laughing regularly, and he dispels the myth that it is inauthentic and fake to laugh when we do not feel like laughing.
10/05/2020 • 15 minutes 41 seconds
206 | I Have Healthy Long-Term Relationships
In this message, Steve Backlund unpacks this important truth and declaration for our lives.
25/04/2020 • 17 minutes 44 seconds
205 – Put On Your Oxygen Mask First
“In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, secure your own oxygen mask before helping others. If the bag does not inflate, oxygen is still flowing.” Steve Backlund takes this airplane safety announcement and gives some potent wisdom for personal victory and enduring influence.
16/04/2020 • 18 minutes 29 seconds
204 – Overcoming Destination Disease
In this message, Steve Backlund will inspire you to not wait for promises to be fulfilled to prosper in your soul.
11/04/2020 • 18 minutes 37 seconds
203 – How to Arise and Shine During the Coronavirus
Steve Backlund believes Isaiah 60:1-5 are vital verses for this time. In this message, Steve shares some vital insights from these verses, plus gives five keys to arise and shine like never before.
03/04/2020 • 18 minutes 10 seconds
202 – I Run at My Goliaths
This message will inspire you to overcome the fear and procrastination that wants to neutralize us.
29/03/2020 • 17 minutes 9 seconds
201 – Five Questions to Ask Yourself During a National Crisis
Steve Backlund presents five questions to ask ourselves during the Coronavirus (or any other national crisis) which will cause increased victorious mindsets, personal growth, and increased positive influence.
21/03/2020 • 13 minutes 24 seconds
200 – Creating Victory With These 4 Words
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). This is one of Steve Backlund’s favorite verses. In this message, Steve shares four “words” to live victoriously by.
13/03/2020 • 18 minutes 8 seconds
199- Repenting to Glistening Hope
Repentance literally means to change the way you think. In this message, Steve Backlund helps you see repentance as a positive and ongoing process that leads to true transformation.
09/03/2020 • 9 minutes 18 seconds
198 – I Encounter God by Faith, Not Feelings
Steve Backlund shares his own struggle in encountering God in powerful ways. Others seemed to easily receive, but the “there is something uniquely wrong with you” lie compounded his thinking and experiences. In this teaching, Steve shares how receiving by faith, instead of feelings, is the key for breakthrough in encountering God and in many other areas of life.
29/02/2020 • 14 minutes 19 seconds
197 – Demolishing the Roots of Dullness of Hearing
If we are going to experience something higher in our lives, then we need to believe something higher. If we are going to believe something higher, we must hear something higher than what we are experiencing. This message reinforces this truth, plus gives six causes of becoming dull in our hearing and ways to overcome each of these enemies to our personal victory and influence.
22/02/2020 • 17 minutes 47 seconds
196 – 5 Reasons to do a Negativity Fast with Others
Steve and Igniting Hope Ministries are known for the power of negativity fasts and positivity feasts. They host an annual online fast/fast every year for Lent, and they offer the opportunity for it to be done at other times of the year as well. This message will inspire you to see the value of doing the fast with at least one other person.
14/02/2020 • 13 minutes 16 seconds
195 – 15 of My Favorite Hope Quotes
In this podcast, Steve shares and expounds on some of his best life-changing hope quotes. This message will help convince you of the importance and power of hope, plus give you insights on how to increase it in your life.
07/02/2020 • 16 minutes 57 seconds
194 – The Second Most Important Question in Life
Who we say Jesus is the most important question in all of life. In this message, Steve Backlund shares what he believes is the second most crucial question in life. Get ready to be inspired and equipped to become what you never thought you could become.
31/01/2020 • 15 minutes 45 seconds
193 – Abounding in Hope and Joy
Steve Backlund unpacks one of his favorite Bible verses, Romans 15:13. This transformational message will equip you to increase your hope, joy, and peace.
24/01/2020 • 15 minutes 9 seconds
192 – Should We Really Get People’s Hopes Up?
People don’t tend to want to follow hopeless leaders. In this message, Steve Backlund shares how one of Jesus’ prime assignments was to give hope to people, and it is our assignment too.
16/01/2020 • 13 minutes 25 seconds
191 – Hey Flea, the Lid is Off!
Steve Backlund shares about fleas and elephants to inspire us to move past self-limiting beliefs in this new decade.
12/01/2020 • 16 minutes 14 seconds
190 – God Uses Unlikely People to Change the World
It is encouraging to see who God used in the Bible. If I was God, I would not have used half of the people He used. The Bible shares the good and the bad of our favorite biblical heroes. This gives us hope for ourselves. You will be encouraged to believe God can use you in incredible ways after listening to this inspiring message.
04/01/2020 • 15 minutes 52 seconds
Musings on This Past Decade
As the 2020’s approach, Steve Backlund reflects on the decade ending. In many ways, it was the best decade ever. He shares why he believes this, plus he reflects on a variety of topics ranging from the health of the church, social media, Donald Trump, Bethel Church, and revival.
28/12/2019 • 16 minutes 28 seconds
What to Believe This Christmas Season
Asking God, “What should I believe?” is more important than asking him, “What should I do?” This podcast shares beliefs to have that will dramatically increase the likelihood of breakthrough and blessing during the Christmas season and beyond.
19/12/2019 • 16 minutes 19 seconds
9 Times Not to Make a Decision
There are times it is very unwise to make a major decision or conclusion. In this fun and insightful message, Steve shares nine risky times to do so.
12/12/2019 • 13 minutes 9 seconds
186 – Come into the Party
“But he was angry and refused to go in” (Luke 15:28). The elder brother refused to go into his father’s party for the lost son who had returned. Learn in this message how this attitude can cause us to miss the good things in life.
07/12/2019 • 14 minutes 32 seconds
185 – Should I Feel Good About Myself?
Steve Backlund shares a main reason why many believers don’t feel good about themselves and then seeks to convince you why you should!
01/12/2019 • 15 minutes 11 seconds
4 Spiritual Reasons We are Tired
The remedy for tiredness is not always a medical solution or more rest, but it is often connected to spiritual factors that are very correctable. This fun, inspiring teaching will give you keys for walking in God’s strength and supernatural energy.
21/11/2019 • 14 minutes 5 seconds
183 – Five Excuses of the Victim Mindset
In this podcast, Steve Backlund goes after some of the common lies fueling the victim mindset, including “I don’t have enough time,” and “I don’t have enough money.” Get ready to be set free like never before from these and other faulty beliefs that restrict lives.
13/11/2019 • 15 minutes 46 seconds
182 – Interview With Igniting Hope Belief Trainer Yvette
In this podcast, Steve Backlund interviews Yvette Van Zyl, Igniting Hope Ministries’ belief training director. You will learn about this aspect of our ministry, plus you will get inspired and equipped to renew your mind in an incredible way.
07/11/2019 • 15 minutes 51 seconds
181 – Going or Sent?
Our favor and influence dramatically increase when we are “sent” (recommended and endorsed) by reputable people. In this message, Steve Backlund gives great insight into this, including what to do if we feel like there is no one who can do this for us.
01/11/2019 • 15 minutes 18 seconds
180- 7 People We Need in Our Lives
God promises to supply all of our needs (Philippians 4:19). This includes our relational needs. Here are seven people to believe for and pursue to maximize our lives and influence.
25/10/2019 • 15 minutes 3 seconds
179- Language That Empowers
“The future is in the mouths of intentional speakers” is something Steve Backlund says frequently. This message will inspire and equip you to speak empowering words to others like never before. Your family, your friends, those you lead, and future generations will be glad you did.
21/10/2019 • 16 minutes 26 seconds
178 – The Jonathan Factor
Jonathan is one of the most fascinating Bible characters there is. In this message, Steve Backlund speaks about Jonathan’s incredible decision to yield his inheritance of becoming king to David. This teaching will inspire you to see and commit to something bigger than fame, titles, or personal political power.
16/10/2019 • 14 minutes 13 seconds
177- Feelings Don’t Validate Truth, They Validate What We Believe
In this Podcast, Steve shares his transformational journey of breakthrough in emotions in a podcast that will equip inspire you to live with victorious beliefs.
03/10/2019 • 16 minutes 40 seconds
176- “I’m Winning Too”
In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares a humorous and enlightening story about his grandson that will inspire you to prosper […]
28/09/2019 • 11 minutes 42 seconds
175- God Loves a Cheerful Decider
In this podcast, Steve Backlund reveals a powerful principle about making decisions (big and small) in faith, rather than from duty or obligation. This message will inspire you towards embracing cheerfulness as one of the key indicators that we are giving our time, energy, and money in a healthy way.
21/09/2019 • 15 minutes 16 seconds
174- It Looked Hopeless, But It Wasn’t
Someone has overcome every negative circumstance we are facing. These testimonies of overcomers create hope we can overcome as well. In this message, Steve Backlund looks at some of the darkest moments in some of our favorite Bible characters, but he also shares how they came out of seemingly impossible circumstances. If they had breakthrough, so can we. Get ready for encouragement and hope in this message.
14/09/2019 • 14 minutes 33 seconds
173- Then You Will You Will Make Your Way Prosperous
Joshua chapter one is an incredible chapter for those who want to enter their promised land. In this message, Steve unlocks one of the strongest verses from this incredible chapter – “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Joshua 1:8).
This is a great message to inspire you to break out of ruts in your declaration journey. It will also help those who have never made declarations to understand why they are an important part of our spiritual disciplines.
29/08/2019 • 17 minutes 45 seconds
171- My Joy Level is Not Another’s Responsibility
In this message, Steve shares some of his favorite joy teachings, plus shares six steps of breaking any tendency we have of expecting others to meet our self-esteem and emotional needs (including our joy).
23/08/2019 • 14 minutes 28 seconds
170- Ask God for a Sign of His Favor
“Show me a sign of your favor” (Psalm 86:17 ESV). In this message, Steve Backlund will inspire you to ask and believe for supernatural signs concerning your identity, calling, and that He is working in matters which concern you.
12/08/2019 • 14 minutes 7 seconds
169- Seeing Problems as Opportunities
In this fun and practical message, Steve shares his journey of seeing problems as opportunities to see how big our God is. “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy.” This verse in Luke 6:23 caused Steve to do some radical things in his prayer times. You will be inspired to stir up the joy of the Lord in great ways through this message.
07/08/2019 • 14 minutes 1 second
167- “It’s Not Working!”
The biblical hero Hannah had a season of frustration where she concluded God’s ways were not working. Others (less sincere people around her) were blessed with what she wanted. All of us at times will experience what she experienced. In this message shares seven things God might be doing in us if we are feeling “It is not working!” Attachments area
31/07/2019 • 17 minutes 5 seconds
167- “What Do I Believe This Morning?”
The first question my wife Wendy would ask in the morning is, “How do I feel today?” She heard the Lord say, “That is the wrong question. The right question is, ‘What do I believe today?'” This podcast will open that truth up and help you believe the right things each day.
24/07/2019 • 14 minutes 1 second
161- Relational and Life Blowups Leading to Breakthrough
Sometimes things need to get worse before they get better. Often an argument, a failure, an exposure of sin, or some other kind of negative experience are the catalysts for godly sorrow, needed conversations, or the development of a needed plan for change. This message is not only a teaching, but it is a prophetic “now word” for what some of you are currently or recently experiencing.
17/07/2019 • 15 minutes 17 seconds
165- Draining or FulFILLING Relationships
Steve shares four pieces of wisdom for how to not be drained by the people in our lives (family, friends, and others). In most situations, if we are being drained in a relationship, it is because we have some bad beliefs or habits connected to our relationships. This short powerful teaching will help you upgrade how you do relationships and make them more fulfilling for you and others.
09/07/2019 • 14 minutes 57 seconds
164- Pushing Against Resistance Creates Muscles
If we want to increase our physical muscles, we push against resistance (i.e. lifting weights, doing pushups, etc.). As in the natural, we build spiritual muscles and increase our spiritual load-bearing capacity by pushing again resistance in our emotions and beliefs. In this message, Steve Backlund will give you knowledge and inspiration to seize key moments in your life to build the spiritual “buff” muscles you are destined to walk in.
06/07/2019 • 15 minutes 35 seconds
163- Thrive in Non-normal Weeks
I used to always to be a victim of weeks that were not normal when unexpected things happened or when I was more tired than I thought. I thought, “I cannot keep my commitments or a good attitude because of this.” Then I realized this occurred almost every week, and I had to find a way to thrive in non-normal weeks. Learn from me (Steve Backlund) some of the truths that have helped me much.
27/06/2019 • 12 minutes 52 seconds
162- A Secret to Answered Prayer
In this message, Steve Backlund shares an often overlooked aspect of seeing prayers answers. He also speaks of other truths about prayer to inspire you and build up your faith concerning the power of prayer.
20/06/2019 • 15 minutes 32 seconds
161- Stay on the Ship
What do you do when you have the correct counsel and then great problems happen because it is not listened to? This happened to the Apostle Paul in Acts 27. In this podcast, you will learn what he did to move from being ignored to becoming the greatest influencer on the ship and ultimately saving lives from disaster. What he did will inspire you to do the same in situations where your advice has little or no impact.
13/06/2019 • 15 minutes 49 seconds
160- Do Not Neglect This Part of Your Life
Successful people have a clear set of priorities. They find a way to do the important but not urgent parts of life. This message speaks of THE most important aspect of our lives to be prioritized. Get ready to be motivated toward the best things like never before through this message.
08/06/2019 • 17 minutes 4 seconds
159- Looking for Gold, Not Dirt, In Relationships
People tend to not mind you moving their dirt as long as they know you are looking for gold in them. As parents, leaders, and influencers, we are not called to be “dirt removers” in relationships, but we are commissioned to unlock people’s destinies by being able to see the gold in the dirt of people’s lives.
31/05/2019 • 14 minutes 11 seconds
158- Why Successful People Like to Fail
Those who succeed most also seem to fail most. Just like a toddler learning to walk, they see failure as the normal process of learning to walk at higher levels of living. This message will inspire you and equip you with the mindsets to embrace these failing moments with joy and purpose.
24/05/2019 • 14 minutes 31 seconds
157- Magnify the Lord, Not the Problem
16/05/2019 • 11 minutes 34 seconds
156- 5 Supernatural Ways to Walk in Greater Victory
Jesus not only paid our debt of sin, but He also released grace (empowerment) to live in victory in this life. In this message, Steve Backlund shares five unfailing biblical keys to access this supernatural empowerment into our lives.
08/05/2019 • 13 minutes 43 seconds
155- 5 Ways Not to Have Flabby Beliefs
One of Steve Backlund’s dreams is that beliefs training will become more popular than physical training. He believes no one wants to have flabby beliefs. He and Igniting Hope Ministries already have beliefs trainers available, and they are planning to make this more available to those who desire this. In this message, Steve five foundations of beliefs training. You can find out more about beliefs training at wwwignitinghope.com
02/05/2019 • 16 minutes 33 seconds
154- 5 Powerful Questions God Asks Us
The greatest questions of the Bible are not looking for information but for revelation. In this message, Steve Backlund shares five of the most penetrating and liberating questions in Scripture.
26/04/2019 • 15 minutes 12 seconds
5 Bad Habits in Relationships
1 Corinthians 13 says if we do great things, but treat people poorly, our great things “profit nothing.” The quality of our lives is determined by the depth of love we demonstrate in our relationships. Here are five relationship-busting habits to avoid:
Regularly Withdrawing Our Heart From Those Who Disappoint Us – “Love is patient” (1 Corinthians 13:4). Immature people and leaders frequently allow themselves to become distant and detached from people who do not meet their expectations. “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church” (Ephesians 5:25). The marriage relationship is an example of how we can live in all relationships. This does not mean we won’t have boundaries in our relationships, but it does mean we are to lean into heart connections and not away from them.
Talking More Than Listening and Asking Questions – “Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (James 1:19). Those skilled in relationship seek first to understand before they seek to be u
18/04/2019 • 16 minutes 11 seconds
151- Answering Six Objections to Making Declarations
Steve Backlund shares from his book Declarations about common concerns and questions people have concerning the spiritual discipline of making declarations.
12/04/2019 • 13 minutes 12 seconds
151- 5 Ways to Have More Energy
A lack of energy and motivation is not always a physical problem. In this enlightening message, Steve Backlund shares five often overlooked ways to increase your energy. Get ready to be infused with inner inspiration like never before.
10/04/2019 • 16 minutes 24 seconds
150- 5 Keys to Activate Powerful Biblical Meditation
Psalm 1 and Joshua 1:8 reveal tremendous promises for those who meditate on the things of God. Biblical meditation will propel us into fruitfulness, obedience, abundance, success, and more. In this message, Steve Backlund shares five keys to activate powerfully this important spiritual discipline.
26/03/2019 • 16 minutes 12 seconds
149- 5 Ways to Make Things Easier
Jesus said, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). God has designed us for things to get easier – whether it is riding a bike or doing conflict resolution. In this message, Steve Backlund gives your five keys for the things you are pulling and carrying in life to get easier and feel light
23/03/2019 • 11 minutes 37 seconds
148- 5 Things To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed
16/03/2019 • 13 minutes 29 seconds
147- 5 Life-Changing Revelations About the Power of Our Words
We cannot change our lives without changing our words. If something is going to happen, something must be spoken. We are not called to only describe circumstances with our words but to change circumstances with them. This message will help convince you to speak life like never before.
09/03/2019 • 17 minutes 40 seconds
146- 5 Bible Verses to Propel us to Celebrate Progress, Not Perfection
Just as we celebrate a toddler’s first steps, we are to celebrate our improvements in life. It is a process to grow into our gifts and into greater manifest victory. In this message, Steve Backlund gives you solid biblical support for the necessity of celebrating your progress and improvements.
28/02/2019 • 13 minutes 46 seconds
145- 5 Ways to Influence Your Leaders
All of us have leaders in our lives. As we do all we can to make them successful, we will increase the likelihood of our own success. In this message, Steve Backlund gives practical wisdom and the right motives to influence the great leaders in your life.
20/02/2019 • 17 minutes 50 seconds
144- 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
Great influencers understand the power of asking good questions to others and themselves. It is a key strategy for those who seek first to understand before they seek to be understood. Asking good questions to ourselves helps us to focus on what is really important. In this message, Steve Backlund shares five questions to help pull out the gold that is on the inside of you.
14/02/2019 • 14 minutes 43 seconds
143- 5 Keys to Thrive at Bethel Church
Many people are moving to be a part of what is happening at Bethel Church in Redding, California. It is a wonderful place of worship, revelation, transformation, and freedom. Even so, it can be challenging to thrive there because of wrong beliefs and expectations. This message will give you solutions to flourish at Bethel. Even if you are not part of Bethel, this message will help you thrive in the places you are called to.
10/02/2019 • 18 minutes 9 seconds
142- 5 Ways to Change the Channel in Your Self Talk
We have the power to change the channel on a radio to listen to what we want to listen to. In the spirit realm, both God and the devil have “channels” we can tune into. In this fun and inspiring message, Steve Backlund share practical and powerful concepts to help us change and keep listening to God’s truth in our self talk.
01/02/2019 • 16 minutes 46 seconds
141- 5 Ways to Defeat Passivity in Your Life
Passivity is a trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally. It manifests in spiritlessness, numbness, apathy, and indifference. People of faith are often passive because of false humility and a misunderstanding of the sovereignty of God in their lives. In this message, Steve Backlund gives you five powerful keys to defeat the self-limiting mindset of passivity.
25/01/2019 • 15 minutes 57 seconds
140- 6 Traits of Dynamic Decision Makers
The quality of our lives is greatly impacted by the quality of our past decisions. In this message, Steve Backlund shares keys for avoiding hurtful decisions, but more importantly, how to develop the proper decision-making habits that will lead in incredibly blessed living.
18/01/2019 • 17 minutes 18 seconds
139- 5 Way to Increase Intentionality in Your Life
Successful people are intentional (purposeful and proactive) in how they live their lives. Steve Backlund shares from his own experience how to increase this vital quality in your life.
12/01/2019 • 14 minutes 58 seconds
138- Going Against the Flow of Unbelief
Steve Backlund shares an excerpt from his book You’re Crazy If You Don’t Talk to Yourself about how we, like the salmon, are empowered to swim upstream against the flow of things which want to keep us from our fulfillment and fruitfulness.
04/01/2019 • 13 minutes 40 seconds
137- 5 Things to Believe in 2019
As we prepare for a new year, it is important to remember God’s purposes are primarily moved forward by good beliefs, not good behavior. The greater question of the hour is not, “Lord, what should I do?” but it is “Lord, what should I believe?” This message will help answer that question, which will dramatically increase the likelihood of God’s promises manifesting in your life in 2019.
27/12/2018 • 16 minutes 40 seconds
136- 5 Prophetic Revelations for You From the Christmas Story
In this podcast, Steve Backlund unlocks great truths from the Christmas story in Luke 2. He not only teaches but he releases prophetic insights that will speak powerfully to your life now.
21/12/2018 • 15 minutes 21 seconds
135- 5 Ways to Overcome Pessimism
Pessimism is a tendency to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities, or to expect the worst possible outcome in situations. It is an enemy to overcomers and great influencers. In this podcast, Steve Backlund gives great insight into identifying pessimism in us, and he gives powerful, practical ways to overcome it.
13/12/2018 • 14 minutes 42 seconds
134- 5 Keys to Defeat the Crippling Effects of Perfectionism
Perfectionism is a trait that causes us to not be joyful with ourselves or with others unless an unreachable standard is met. It causes to create a negative focus in our lives by making the avoidance of appearing like a failure a main goal of our lives. In this message, Steve Backlund will help free you of its effects by sharing five practical ideas for defeating this enemy of our souls.
09/12/2018 • 15 minutes 20 seconds
133- 5 Disappointments to Overcome
In the Old Testament, God’s people faced literal giants who were seeking to deny their entry into the Promised Land. In the New Covenant, the giants seeking to block us experiencing God’s promises are mindsets like pessimism, victimhood, unworthiness, and disappointment. The disappointed mindset is a great neutralizer to a forward moving life and dreams being fulfilled. In this message, Steve Backlund shares incredible insight on five areas of disappointment we are all empowered to overcome.
02/12/2018 • 15 minutes 25 seconds
132- It Is Getting Easier
We are designed for things to get easier in our lives. Whether it is riding a bike or cooking a meal, things that seem hard at first don’t remain difficult. In this message, Steve Backlund shares how practice and repetition cause us to move forward in the behaviors and beliefs necessary for victorious and influential living.
24/11/2018 • 12 minutes 46 seconds
131- Speaking to Things
Steve Backlund shares from his book You’re Crazy If You Don’t Talk to Yourself about the biblical model of speaking to things rather than just asking God to do things. You will learn an important ingredient for victorious living in this message.
09/11/2018 • 14 minutes 14 seconds
130- 5 Ways to Make People Not Trust You
The level of trust we have with others is largely the result of their experience with us. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares five dumb things to do if we want people to value and trust us. You will not only hear what not to do, but, more importantly, you will be inspired into the behaviors and attitudes that will cause people to respect you like never before.
09/11/2018 • 16 minutes 41 seconds
129- 15 Empowering Words to Speak
In this powerful message, Steve draws from his Culture of Empowerment book to share specific types of words you can speak to others that will help launch them into their God-given potential.
03/11/2018 • 16 minutes 42 seconds
128- 5 Promises Igniting Biblical Optimism
This message will inspire you and build faith in you through an increased revelation of the power of God’s promises. Join Steve Backlund as he demonstrates how to use the promises of God as the basis for our most powerful declarations.
25/10/2018 • 15 minutes 49 seconds
127- 15 Signs You Are an Empowering Person
Empowerment is not a management style, but it is a lifestyle. Empowering leaders are first empowering people. In this message, Steve draws from his book The Culture of Empowerment to help the listener understand and move into higher levels of being an empowering person.
19/10/2018 • 14 minutes 26 seconds
126- Victorious Leadership
Victory begins on the inside of us, and then manifests in our circumstances. From the biblical story of Joshua defeating the Amalekites because Moses kept his arms raised (Exodus 17:8-13), Steve Backlund shares four things victorious leaders do that creates this internal triumph and then radically influences that which they lead.
12/10/2018 • 17 minutes 34 seconds
125- 5 Reasons to Rejoice Today
From prison, the Apostle Paul said, “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). He reveals it is possible to have a lifestyle of intentional celebration “in the Lord.” This podcast shares about three types of joy (truth joy, Holy Spirit joy, and choosing joy), and it gives five reasons which will inspire you toward a radical rejoicing way of living.
06/10/2018 • 12 minutes 9 seconds
124- The Snoopy Anointing
Steve shares how Snoopy, once a family dog, inspired him to mix faith with the truths, testimonies, and possibilities he heard. This message will inspire you to hear at a higher level, and thus experience blessed living in greater ways.
27/09/2018 • 15 minutes 40 seconds
123- 5 Keys to Activating Your Prophetic Gift
The Bible says to desire spiritual gifts to operate in our lives, but especially prophesying (I Corinthians 14:1). The people around you need you to be operating in this gift. This message will ignite your prophetic ministry like never before.
19/09/2018 • 16 minutes 52 seconds
122- Walking in Childlike Joy
My (Steve’s) definition of joy is this: The childlike wonder and excitement of working with God instead of working for God. This message goes deep into that definition and give great insight into how to increase this kind of joy in your life.
13/09/2018 • 13 minutes 24 seconds
121- This is Greater Than Achieving Goals
Steve shares much in this message about how he structures his life to maintain priorities and accomplish much. He speaks of four “systems” that have been transformative for him, as they will also be for you. Get ready to hear life-changing wisdom as you listen to this podcast.
05/09/2018 • 14 minutes 58 seconds
120- 4 Reasons to Not Withdraw Your Faith
“My word . . . will achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). How long after we have proclaimed God’s word or prayed should we stay in faith that it will happen? Five minutes? Five days? Five years? Fifty years? In this faith inspiring message, Steve Backlund release wisdom and grace to overcome the tendency to withdraw our faith based on what we see or feel.
30/08/2018 • 14 minutes 31 seconds
119- 5 Things to Do When Feeling Like a Failure
One of the names for the devil is “accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10). One of his goals is for us to constantly feel like a failure. When we embrace this mindset, we are hindered greatly from our connection with God and our assignments in life. This message will disempower the voices of accusation and give you strategies for radical forward movement in your life.
23/08/2018 • 11 minutes 50 seconds
118 | Laughter’s Amazing Benefits
“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). Scientific research confirms what Proverbs said 3,000 years ago. In this podcast, Steve Backlund shares some of this research that he put in his book Possessing Joy: A Secret to Strength and Longevity. You will be convinced more than ever of the amazing benefits of having much laughter as part of your health and well-being plan.
16/08/2018 • 17 minutes 11 seconds
117 | Life-Launching Declarations
This may be one of Steve’s most important podcasts. He shares the key core values and beliefs that has created strong leaders from his influence. He gives you a power-packed declaration for each of these. As you declare them, you will increase your hope and then your influence. This message contains truths that will change your life.
09/08/2018 • 15 minutes 2 seconds
116 | 6 Leadership Core Values for Healthy Relationships
Steve extracts six core values from his book, Help! I Am a Pastor, to inspire you to live with greater intentionality in your leadership relationships. Whether you are a church leader, business leader, or leading in the home, you will be inspired and blessed by the principles he shares.
03/08/2018 • 15 minutes 31 seconds
115 | 5 Ingredients of Strong Relationships
Healthy relationships don’t happen automatically, but they result from being intentional in how we treat people and think about them. In this message, Steve Backlund draws from his own life experiences, and his years of pastoring and leading people, to give you five of his favorite core values for being relationally blessed.
26/07/2018 • 12 minutes 53 seconds
114 | Husbands and Wives Ministering Together
Steve and Wendy Backlund are known for their unique ability to teach on stage together. In this message, Steve shares the process they went through to do so, plus he releases vision for co-preaching (whether with your spouse or others) and how this can be done successfully.
26/07/2018 • 13 minutes 30 seconds
113 | 5 Ways to Increase Long-term Influence
Those who only think of influencing their current generation are thinking too small. God thinks long-term and works through multiple generations to accomplish His purposes and plans. In this message, Steve Backlund shares fives we can increase our influence for hundreds of years after our lives here on earth. Get ready to be inspired and equipped through this teaching.
12/07/2018 • 13 minutes 12 seconds
112 | Pre-Leadership Counseling
Join Steve Backlund as he muses about the concepts of pre-marriage counseling can relate to those who are saying yes to a God assignment in their life. Just as in marriage where couples are surprised by what they face, leaders often are surprised too with what they experience. This message will help you and help those you influence about preparing for their leadership assignment.
06/07/2018 • 11 minutes 59 seconds
111 | Overcoming Double-Mindedness in Decision Making
Double-mindedness (doubt in and after decision making) is the enemy of great influencers. In this teaching, Steve Backlund shares wisdom on how to make decisions in faith, and how to stay in faith after the decision is made. Get ready to have your decision making skills increase dramatically as you listen.
29/06/2018 • 13 minutes 39 seconds
110 | Hopefilled Bible Reading
Steve Backlund releases a powerful key in this message to experience radical hope every time you read the Bible.
22/06/2018 • 13 minutes 42 seconds
109 | 4 Signs You Are Ready for Promotion
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). Like Jesus, we are to grow into greater promotion and influence. Promotion is an advancement in our rank or position. True promotion first starts on the inside of us. In this podcast, Steve Backlund gives practical ways for you to increase the likelihood you will be invited into places of greater influence.
14/06/2018 • 13 minutes 57 seconds
108 | The Most Effective Spiritual Warfare
Paul the Apostle said, “I have fought the good fight.” We are in a battle between spiritual forces of good and evil. It is foolish and detrimental to ignore this. Even so, many of the explanations concerning this spiritual warfare have overemphasized the devil and underemphasized our beliefs. In this teaching Steve Backlund shares what he believes is the most effective, most biblical, and most life producing spiritual warfare in the world.
07/06/2018 • 11 minutes 33 seconds
107 | The Two Most Important Words In The World
Steve Backlund proposes his theory that “Thank you” are the two most important words in the world. Learn on this message the powerful personal and corporate benefits of intentionally increasing gratitude.
01/06/2018 • 5 minutes 17 seconds
106 | Practicing to Win in Life
Sports teams spend more time practicing than they do playing in games. They work on the fundamentals of their sport, plus they prepare for specific things they will face in upcoming games. People who win in life understand what they will face, and they prepare themselves in their beliefs and practices to be overcomers. Get ready to be inspired and instructed from this powerful teaching.
25/05/2018 • 12 minutes 12 seconds
105 | Why You Can Be Radically Encouraged Now
Great influencers learn how to inspire and encourage themselves. Those who are most effective at this are not depending on positive thinking, but they have clear reasons for this self-encouragement. In this message, Steve Backlund gives you seven reasons why you can be radically encouraged now.
17/05/2018 • 11 minutes 58 seconds
104 | “I Was Wrong. I Am Sorry”
Why are these powerful, life-giving words difficult to say? Whether it is a child speaking this to a sibling, a boss to an employee, or a husband to a wife, there is often a battle to speak them because of self-justification, excuse making, or victim mindsets. In this message, Steve Backlund shares from his own experience about the powerful benefits of taking ownership for our behaviors. He also identifies four likely healthy attributes of those who are willing to say, “I was wrong. I am sorry.”
10/05/2018 • 11 minutes 50 seconds
103 | 5 Keys to Effective Teaching and Preaching
If people don’t receive you, they won’t receive your message. In this message, Steve shares great truths on how to increase your favor on your speaking. These concepts will help all public speakers, not just those in the church. Get ready for your influence to go to the next level after hearing these keys.
04/05/2018 • 13 minutes 23 seconds
102 | 5 Reasons to be Optimistic
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23). God does not call us to positive thinking, but He does call us to biblical optimism. This powerful teaching by Steve Backlund will give you five reasons why we are to be the most optimistic people on the planet.
27/04/2018 • 10 minutes 53 seconds
101 | 5 Steps to Radical Mind Renewal
Romans 12:2 says, “Be transformed by the renewing of the mind.” Our current mind renewal creates our future experience. The key to biblical mind renewal is choosing to think and speak at a higher level than what we’re experiencing. In this teaching, Steve Backlund shares powerful, practical steps on how to renew your mind with biblical truth, to change your life.
19/04/2018 • 9 minutes 14 seconds
100 | One Hundred Declarations a Day?
This is our 100th podcast! We’re celebrating by sharing about our upcoming 30 Day Declarations Experiment, an annual event in which we challenge believers to speak 100 declarations a day for a month. Over 3,000 people joined us last year for this experiment on speaking life. Learn more about this upcoming event, the power of declarations, and receive new encouragements from Steve on this podcast.
12/04/2018 • 8 minutes 25 seconds
099 | It Will Get Easier
Steve Backlund reads the “It Will Get Easier” devotional from his book Victorious Mindsets. It is a revelation he received during a season when he was frequently riding his bike. You will be inspired to overcome “it will always be hard for me” lie.
05/04/2018 • 6 minutes 39 seconds
098 | Partnering With What God is Doing
Paul Manwaring from www.paulmanwaring.com often says, “We are not to build a structure and ask God to fill it, but we are to find out what God is doing and build a structure around that.” Whether in our personal lives, our families, or in our ministries & organizations, the key for us to see what God is already doing and partner with it. In this message, Steve Backlund will inspire you about this truth and give practical ideas for advancing in it.
30/03/2018 • 12 minutes 35 seconds
097 | 4 Areas Where I Have Experienced Shame
Shame is a painful consciousness of guilt or shortcomings. We all experience it. In this message, Steve shares about some of his own battles with shame. You will laugh, be able to relate to him, and you will get inspired to courageously overcome your own shame battles.
22/03/2018 • 9 minutes 31 seconds
096 | “My Faith Declarations Are Not Working”
Steve speaks to those who are feeling like speaking life is not working for them. The four truths he shares for them will also be helpful for all those who are using declarations as part of their life journey.
15/03/2018 • 11 minutes 5 seconds
095 | Hearing Something Higher Than You Are Experiencing
We cannot change what we experience without changing what we believe, and we cannot change what we believe unless we are hearing something higher than what we are experiencing. “God gives life to the dead by calling those things that are not as though they are” (Romans 4:17). One of the greatest purposes of making declarations and for prophetic ministry is to hear truths higher than the facts of our experience. This message will inspire you to value this hearing like never before.
08/03/2018 • 7 minutes 53 seconds
094 | Nevada Wolfpack Football Taught Me This
Steve shares about his favorite USA college football team and their journey of moving up into a higher division against better competition. Their beginning struggles in this taught him a principle that has profoundly impacted his life. Join him today in this powerful message that will inspire you to overcome apparent failure as you seek to live at higher levels of life.
01/03/2018 • 10 minutes 54 seconds
093 | The Science of Hope
Steve Backlund shares about some research he has been doing about some academic studies related to hope. In this message, he quotes Dr. Shane Lopez’s (former senior scientist at Gallup) definition of hope:” the belief that the future will be better than the present, along with the belief that you have the power to make it so.” Steve mixes some of his own revelations about hope in with what he has been learning from others. This is a powerful message.
23/02/2018 • 14 minutes 4 seconds
092 | No Limits!
If God wanted us to think small for our lives, He did a bad job. In this message, Steve will inspire you to think bigger for your life and those around you. He shares six reasons we might embrace limited thinking, and then unlocks four practical truths from scripture to help launch us to go where no person has ever gone in beliefs and experience.
15/02/2018 • 13 minutes 18 seconds
091 | Proclaiming Freedom to the Captives
In this powerful message, Steve Backlund shares a truth from Isaiah 61 that is a key to create freedom for ourselves and others.
08/02/2018 • 8 minutes 42 seconds
090 | 5 Reasons to Do Negativity Fast With Others
Igniting Hope Ministries annual Negativity Fast and Positivity Feast has brought breakthrough to many. In this message, Steve Backlund speaks of the benefits of doing this fast/feast, especially if done with others. This message will inspire you in both your belief journey and in connecting powerfully with others.
01/02/2018 • 13 minutes 9 seconds
089 | This Daily Habit Will Change Your Life
What is happening in us is usually more important than what is happening to us. And our response to something is almost always more important than the something. As we embrace these truths, we can develop a habit that will build our faith, hope, and love muscles in great ways. In this message, Steve Backlund shares from his own experience how to benefit from that which would normally discourage us.
26/01/2018 • 10 minutes 58 seconds
088 | Change the Channel
If we are listening to unhelpful things on the radio, we can and should change the channel. If we are listening to the wrong messages in our thinking and self-talk, then we can and must change there as well. In this message, Steve shares that we are listening to the right channel if what we are hearing gives us hope for ourselves, others, our circumstances, and for our nation.
18/01/2018 • 12 minutes 6 seconds
087 | Extracting Life From Your Challenges
“All things work together for good” (Romans 8:28). Steve takes a deeper look at this incredible promise. As you listen, you will be inspired with powerful wisdom to see the good in results in challenges faced in life.
18/01/2018 • 10 minutes 12 seconds
086 | 5 Reasons You Need to Celebrate Your Progress
Just as we celebrate a toddler who is making progress learning to walk, we are to celebrate our own progress. In this powerful message, Steve Backlund shares fives reasons why rejoicing about our improvements is important for our growth and influence. He also shares three reasons why many have difficulty in adopting this habit into their lives.
03/01/2018 • 13 minutes 52 seconds
085 | 2018: 4 Things We Must Believe This Year
When God asked Ezekiel in Ezekiel 37, “Can these bones live?”, He was basically asking, “Ezekiel, what you think will determine what I can do?” Those who are forward-moving and advancing in life understand that what they believe will greatly impact what they will experience. In this message, Steve Backlund shares four powerful beliefs to help 2018 become your best year yet.
27/12/2017 • 15 minutes 52 seconds
084 | 4 Christmas Season Lies Not to Believe
The dynamics of the Christmas season often create an atmosphere where lies concerning relationships, our circumstances, and ourselves often sound more believable than at other times of the year. In this message, Steve Backlund shares why this is so, and he also reveals four common lies to be prepared to overcome during this glorious time of year.
20/12/2017 • 13 minutes 1 second
083 | Four Catalysts for a Great Christmas
The Christmas season is a great opportunity to experience the things of God in incredible ways. In this message Steve Backlund shares four truths that will make a big difference during this glorious time of year.
14/12/2017 • 8 minutes 6 seconds
082 | Mr. Universe Belief Muscles
Steve goes deeper into sharing his dream that belief workouts will become more popular than physical fitness workouts. He also shares some powerful ideas for how to increase our “cave in” point and increase our spiritual & emotional load bearing capacity.
06/12/2017 • 9 minutes 41 seconds
081 | 5 Keys for Life Management
Steve Backlund some of his most powerful strategies for living well and accomplishing much.
29/11/2017 • 9 minutes 17 seconds
080 | Is This Our Greatest Purpose In Life?
In this message Steve is helping us to see what is a higher purpose in life, than the one we think it is.
23/11/2017 • 4 minutes 37 seconds
079 | 5 Steps to Breakthrough
In this message, Steve Backlund puts together in one brief message the five main truths regularly released through Igniting Hope Ministries (hope, identifying lies, joy & laughter, identifying truth, and declarations). These truths are timeless and will be applicable right now to what you are facing in life. Be blessed as you listen.
17/11/2017 • 6 minutes 22 seconds
078 | Only Seeing What We Are Looking For
Expectancy is another word for faith. What we expect in life, we will most likely experience. In this message, Steve Backlund reveals how the strongholds in our minds cause us to interpret life in ways that are not true. He also gives one major key for how we can start the process of developing positive strongholds in our lives.
09/11/2017 • 10 minutes 35 seconds
077 | You Cannot Have True Joy Without This
Join Steve as he shares how gratitude is at the foundation of true joy.
03/11/2017 • 7 minutes 18 seconds
076 | Overcoming Perfectionism
Perfectionism is the reason many fail to thrive in life. Perfectionists often live in a state of dissatisfaction, concluding they don’t have talents and abilities that they truly possess. Listen to this message by Steve Backlund to help you defeat this enemy of excellence, joy, and fruitfulness.
25/10/2017 • 8 minutes 9 seconds
075 | The Key to Increasing Your Influence
Our hope level determines our influence level. It is difficult to influence people we do not have hope for. In this teaching, Steve will give you a key to increasing the type of people you have hope for.
20/10/2017 • 10 minutes 16 seconds
074 | Practice Before Your Big Game
Steve shares his frustration as a youth basketball player when his coaches would have him spend so much time practicing the basics (fundamentals) of the game. As he grew older, he began to appreciate the importance of practicing well. This message uses this experience to unlock a powerful truth for victorious living.
11/10/2017 • 11 minutes 31 seconds
073 | The Incredible Power of Believing
Abraham believed when things looked hopeless. He is an Old Testament person who is our New Covenant example of focusing more on beliefs than conduct. Get ready to have your believing strengthened as you listen to this inspiring word by Steve.
06/10/2017 • 11 minutes 56 seconds
072 | The 3 Steps Into Prophetic Ministry (Supernatural Encouragement)
You don’t need to use King James language, have a beard, and be weird to be prophetic. In this message, Steve gives three practical steps to become highly prophetic and to release supernatural happenings around you.
27/09/2017 • 13 minutes 41 seconds
071 | Incredible Hearing
Steve shares a revelation he received from one of his former dogs named Snoopy about the importance of not becoming dull of hearing, but to have a lifestyle of incredible hearing. Jesus says our future abundance is linked to what and how we hear. This message is crucial for those who want to impact the world.
22/09/2017 • 10 minutes 42 seconds
070 | 3 Things That Decrease Favor
We are called to radically impact others and the world for Christ. It is difficult to do this without having favor. In this teaching, Steve Backlund shares three things not to do on our journey to steward our favor well.
13/09/2017 • 11 minutes 37 seconds
069 | Hopelessness is the Problem
Our hopelessness about a problem is a bigger problem than the problem. This message will help you understand why, and will give you insights into how to walk in great hope and transformation.
07/09/2017 • 8 minutes 34 seconds
068 | Yea, But . . . .
Great communicators anticipate objections and anxieties people have concerning what they are communicating about. Whether this is in family conversations or in groups, the effective speaker helps the listeners by addressing these concerns before the listener even voice them. In this teaching, Steve will help you go to the next level of favor in your relationships and public speaking.
30/08/2017 • 9 minutes 26 seconds
067 | Joy is 1/3 of the Kingdom
Romans 14:17 says the kingdom of God consists of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. We can safely say joy is 1/3 of the kingdom. In this great teaching, Steve shares his theory on why there are not more messages on joy, and he gives insights into increasing joy in your life.
23/08/2017 • 10 minutes 6 seconds
066 | When You Didn’t See It Coming
Just as a boxer sometimes does not see a punch coming which knocks him down, life sometimes brings unexpected events that wobble our lives. In this message Steve Backlund gives wisdom for what to do when this happens, plus shares three truths to help us recover and face life again with love, faith, and hope.
16/08/2017 • 6 minutes 49 seconds
065 | Progress Stops When This is Not Present
Steve goes deeper into the power of hope for our lives in this message.
10/08/2017 • 7 minutes 1 second
064 | Divine Strategies for Increase
It is unnatural not to grow and increase. In this teaching, Steve Backlund gives you a key to see increase in your life and in your influence. Get ready to be dynamited out of passivity and fatalism by listening to this teaching.