GET TOGETHER- YOU CAN’T STAY THERE
Ac 2:1 4 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Wow! J.J. and I had such a blessed time when we visited the Asbury Outpouring last week in Wilmore Kentucky. It was the first time that I had been back to Wilmore since graduating from Asbury Seminary in 2002. Time won’t allow me to say everything that I would like to say about our trip. But this is what I will say. It was such a beautiful time in the presence of the Lord.
As a matter of fact, I have wanted to go back. But the Holy Spirit said that the time of refreshing was to go back home and to offer Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting world.
I thought about the 120 who were in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost. Don’t you think that they would have loved to have just stayed in that moment as the wind of the Holy Spirit was blowing and the fire of God was falling in the room? But they didn’t praise God! They took the Gospel out in the streets. Three thousand were saved on that first day. And billions have been saved since that day.
I am sure that many of you reading this have had those special times in the presence of the Lord and you didn’t want to leave. But remember why Jesus told the disciples to go to Jerusalem : Ac 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Has there ever been a more desperate time than now for Spirit filled followers of Jesus Christ to take the Gospel to a lost and hurting world? Those special times of refreshing are to empower us to go and to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to others.
Yes, last week there were some times while we were there that in so many ways it was like Heaven on earth. And yes, I believe that the Holy Spirit wants and desires to move that way in lots of places. And He wants to do it to refresh and empower a church to serve Him faithfully in these last days. It wasn’t popular to be a follower of Christ then. And it isn’t popular to be a Christian in a lot of places now. Isaiah had a special time in the Lord’s presence:
Isa 6:5 -8 So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar.And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.”Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
May we as the prophet say “here I am Lord send me”.
Let Us Pray
Lord, we thank you that You are pouring out Your Holy Spirit in various places and in various ways at this time. May you continue to do that all across our, communities, our state, our nation, and throughout the world. May we all be filled afresh so that we can take the gospel to a world that needs it so badly
In Jesus Name
Love you all
Your Friend /Kinfolk
PS For those in Northwest Alabama our Broadcast Redeeming the Time comes on at 9:30 A.M. AND 9:30 P.M. on Sunday morning and Sunday night. That is on Spectrum Channel 10. In Jasper, it is on TV 16.
Please pray for the Lord to reach the lost through these broadcasts, and to encourage the faithful.
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