So looking forward to joining my brothers & sisters in North Carolina!! I will be attending and have the honor of serving and ministering at this beautiful location. I invite you to join me. Get ready to have a powerful encounter with the Lord!! 💥💥💥
Today is Pentecost Sunday!
“Pentecost is a Christian holy day that celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit 40 days after Easter. Some Christian denominations consider it the birthday of the Christian church and celebrate it as such. Originally, Pentecost was a Jewish holiday held 50 days after Passover.”
The Scriptures describing the day of Pentecost can be found in Acts 2:1-4.
“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4 NASB
LORD! We beseech You to move once again in POWER upon and in Your people! Empower us through Your Holy Spirit to be Your body upon this earth! May the FLAME of YOUR LOVE burn brightly within us!! RISE UP, most HOLY ONE, and show Yourself in all Your glory!! AMEN!!
May you be filled to overflowing today!! May the Holy Spirit empower you and prepare you for the destiny you are stepping into! Mold us and shape us, Lord, into a vessel that can carry Your FIRE!!
Looking forward to presenting God’s message to the youth at the Global Impact Celebration on May 11 in Baldwin, Florida!
Onward & Upward, mighty men and women of the Most High God!!
I hear the rain on the outside of my house pounding on the roof and watering the dry ground!
I sense the rain of the Spirit gathering up power and getting ready to pour out upon the Church; upon the government; upon our country and upon the world!
Can you feel the change in the air? Can you hear the distant rumbling?
Get ready! Get ready to receive and revive! Prepare your “house” and get ready to drink deeply!
The RAIN is coming!!
“…he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.” Psalms 104:4 ESV
“Revival as an event will not suffice anymore. Events come and go, but a people who keep the fire of God burning on the altar of their hearts actually carry this fire within them…wherever they go. What we define as revival is God’s pattern for normal Christianity.” ~Larry Sparks
REVIVAL! I, along with others, have been talking about revival…praying for revival…seeking revival. I love this quote from Larry Sparks. Revival is not an event that we should seek and then when it has run its course walk away from.
But, revival should be a way of life for us! We should individually (along with corporately) be seeking revival in our lives. We should be passionately, wholeheartedly, on fire with our love for almighty God! We should not accept anything else…anything less.
Fire gives light. When people are around us do they see the Light of Christ reflected in the things we say and do?
Fire gives warmth. When people are around us do they feel the warmth of God’s love flowing from us to them? Do we give off warmth or coldness?
Fire needs to be tended to continue to burn. What are we doing to “tend” the fire? What are we doing to make sure the fire does not grow cold? Prayer, Bible Study, and worship are three things that can keep the fire burning bright in our lives. Also, we need to make sure that we share the fire with others…we don’t keep it to ourselves! As the fire of God burns brightly within us and as we go out and minister to others…we will find that the fire is continually replenished…and new fires are started when we share our fire! Hallelujah!
A “cold fire” does not accomplish anything! It is a marker of once was, but isn’t any good in the present. O CHURCH! We need to rekindle our fire! We need to release a burning passion for the LORD and for His people!!
May we BE His ministers of flaming fire!! We carry the Fire of God within us! May we continually sacrifice on the altar of our hearts all those things that would keep us from being who God has called us to be! It’s time dear saints!! Allow the Ruah of God, the breath of God – His Holy Spirit – to breathe upon the cold embers of our hearts and revive us to a higher way of life, a deeper love, a greater obedience!
REVIVAL HAS COME!! MAY WE EMBRACE IT!!
I believe that many times when we pray for revival, we have an expectation of what that revival will look like. We have our own ideas of what should happen.
But, are we willing to accept revival on God’s terms? What has happened in the past may not be what God has planned for us now. We must beware of putting revival in a box that we expect God Almighty to adhere to!
His ways and thoughts are far above ours! He is a God of creativity, passion, and power!! Have Your way, Oh God!!
It’s the time of year when new life is bursting forth! I have found myself buying new plants and repotting them for my porch and patio and also repotting old plants to give them a new place to expand their growth. I also have been noticing many brown patches in my acre yard where the grass is suffering because of lack of water.
We don’t have in ground water sprinklers…so we either have to hook up the sprinkler every day and let it run…or I pick up the hose and water it myself. I have to admit that I truly enjoy standing in my yard, with the hose in hand, intentionally watering those spots that need it. As I am watering, I either am listening to worship music through my earphones or I am quietly reflecting on different things that come to my mind.
Most of the time, my thoughts go to the Lord and I talk to Him or position myself to listen to Him – position myself spiritually – intentionally turning my mind and thoughts and spirit towards Him.
A few days ago, as I was standing watering one of the bare spots in my yard, I found my eyes looking at the grass runners that were slowly beginning to reach out across the spot that needed the grass covering.
I began to get a spiritual application from the Lord. This is a frequent occurrence in my life – God revealing spiritual connections to me through physical things. [Thank You, Lord!]
We have “bare places” in our lives that need watering…that need the living water of the Holy Spirit to drench and soak so that new life can spring forth. As we position ourselves to receive the life-giving water from the Lord, “spiritual runners” will begin to not only fill-in the bare places in our own lives…but these “runners” will begin to reach out and connect with others!
The Lord is actively moving in our circumstances and lives to cover our places of lack and need with His abundant grace and provision! Hallelujah! We will begin to see these “runner connections” as we are divinely connected with others…one-on-one and corporately within our own churches and from church-to-church.
Now is the time to seek the Lord and to let Him fill our emptiness; cover our bareness; and release the “runners” of spiritual and physical growth in our lives!
The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him. John 7:38
And He said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water as a gift to the thirsty from the spring of life. Revelation 21:6
He turns a desert into a pool of water, dry land into springs of water. Psalms 107:35
After the charcoal had been lit… many times the lid of the grill was lowered so the coals could slowly smolder and become the right temperature.
Then the lid was opened…the coals were stirred…and the air that was introduced in the stirring would cause the coals to become hotter and ready for use.
The interpretation that I received was that WE are the coals! The Lord has strategically placed us in places where He will use us to help fuel the Fire that is coming!
Many of us have been going through a season of the “lid being down.” We have been “smoldering” with a hidden fire burning within us.
But, the Lord has determined that the time is right…the temperature is right…and He is getting ready to “lift the lid!”
There will be a STIRRING that He will do within us…within His Church…that will cause the WIND of His Spirit to fan the flame into a blazing FIRE that He will use to bring about REVIVAL!!
Oh LORD!!! Breathe upon the smoldering coals! Fan the flame and may Your Fire burn deeply within us!! Stir us, Lord, and may Your Fire spread to all the earth!