God is Moving in the Youth!

GodismovingOn Wed. Nite at United Youth we had a powerful move of God. My message was called, “The Right Kind of Heartburn”, as I preached on, “The Fire of God”. And I shared how John the Baptist said,

“I baptize you with water, but He… will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” [Luke 3:16].

After the Word I opened the Altar to those who wanted that Fire, and… [as the old-timers would say…] “The Fire fell!” Every person I prayed for ⎯ I could literally feel God’s Love for. Tears were streaming down my eyes, and you could see the effects of the Holy Spirit on them as well. There was no manipulation. The Holy Spirit was moving. Many were crying, bowing-down, collapsing under the power of God, and 11 received the gift of the Holy Spirit and spoke in Tongues for the very first time. There was no striving. It was as if God stepped into the room.

Even parents of the youth came in and wanted to receive prayer. One 19 yr old in particular just sat in his chair. I walked up to him and said, “I want to pray for you.” As I did I could smell the Marijuana all over him. I just hugged him ⎯ like a father of a wayward son, and just broke-down crying. After about 5 seconds this young man’s tears were all over me. His Mother then came in. He did something that I’ve never seen before. He grabbed his Mom’s hand and bowed his head in reverend submission to her. It was beautiful as they were re-united. That Mom came up to me today at Church and said, “Thank you, Pastor Robb. My son hasn’t smoked weed ever since that nite”. Tears were streaming down her face.

I’m telling you – seeing young people change so suddenly because of the reality of the Holy Spirit’s Love and Fire will do something to you!

Advertisements

Touched by the Holy Spirit

Have you been Baptized in the Holy Spirit? Are you on-fire for God? Are you ashamed of Speaking in Tongues? Then perhaps you need to be touched by the Holy Spirit.

Daily Bible Reading: Gal. 1-6, Ps. 36-40

SCRIPTURE

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Gal. 4:29 KJV

OBSERVATION
The Apostle Paul had come against so many naysayers in his day. After the crucifixion of the Master many were just content to be circumcised and pretend to keep the Law. But then along came the Apostle Paul who had been radically touched on the Road of Damascus. He fell to the ground, heard the voice of God, and was physically blind for 3 days. So powerful was this experience of his that he literally shook the world with the fire of God and preached the Word of God is such a way that people thought he was nuts! With the move of the Spirit in his life came also those who persecuted Paul. Today there are many who are not only content to live without the fire of the Holy Spirit, but they want to persecute those who have been touched by the Holy Spirit.

APPLICATION
I love the boldness of the Apostles of the early Church. They were so radical. They preached with unashamed passion! They brought new believers into the fullness of the Holy Spirit and led them into receiving the gift of Speaking in Tongues. It was liquid Fire coming down! How could anyone be the same afterwards? There is something stirring in me to walk in the fullness of the Spirit, to crave a fresh anointing that draws me deeper in prayer, deeper for souls, deeper into the Word of God – DEEPER!! There must not be a fear of man, nor can we be ashamed of God’s Spirit when He manifests the way He chooses. In a day and age when so many are excited about videos, dramas, and powerpoint presentations – we need a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit so much more.

PRAYER
“Holy Spirit, I am hungry for You today. I need Your wisdom. I need Your glory to overwhelm me and take me away in the Spirit. Away with stale bread, and left-over sermons – give me the New Wine of Your Spirit, and baptize me afresh with the River of Life so that I’ll never be the same again. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”

Flirting with the World

Are you a “Christian”, and yet you find yourself getting too close to the edge? You might be in danger. It’s time to decide which side you’re going to stand on.

Daily Bible Reading: Num. 22-36

SCRIPTURE

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Num. 23:19 KJV

OBSERVATION
In these chapters we see God sending Balaam to bless the children of Israel, but there was another person named, Balak, who was the King of Moab – enemies of God’s people, who wanted Balaam to curse God’s people. Though Balaam seemed to be someone who wasn’t really stable in his relationship with God, still there was a great spiritual gift in his life. It proves that God can grace a person with spiritual gifts, talents, and abilities, but it’s up to that individual to exercise their own free will to use them for God’s glory. So, Balaam asked the Lord, and basically the Lord said, “No, only bless!” Balak got pretty upset about it, but Balaam said, “Hey, if the Lord said He’s going to bless these people, how can it turn out any other way?!”

APPLICATION
Biblical illiteracy is at an all-time high. God has declared those in Christ, “You’re Blessed IN CHRIST!”, but still Christians walk around wondering if God is against them. Listen, if God is for you, then you don’t ever have to wonder about it. Just walk in the blessing, don’t compromise, and don’t hold hands with God’s enemies to go on a stroll down a prim rose path with them. Just stick with God’s Word!

PRAYER
“Lord, I thank you today that Your Word is forever settled in Heaven! Let me never get to the point where I prostitute the gifts You have given me to enable the enemy to do damage against God’s people, like Balaam. Let me be preserved and found faithful until You come. Give me a greater love for Thine Holy Word, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”