Guest Ministers Denise & Bryan Shaw from Adoration International taught on key concepts of prayer. The importance of developing a sensitivity to the spirit of prayer was discussed, as was the significance of the finding the sound in corporate prayer.
The Word of God promises that we who love Him and follow after Him will be the head and not the tail. We will be above only and not beneath, so how do we maintain that position of victory in the midst of all the chaos? Let’s take a look at that today.
Part of the role of the Holy Spirit is to lead us into truth and prompt us to follow Jesus. Just as yielding at an intersection prevents us from going straight through into a collision, yielding to the prompting of the Holy Spirit will help us to avoid a wreck. To walk in victory, it is important who and what we yield to, as well as who and what we resist. So, resist sin, the pull of the flesh, and the devil, and yield to God to experience life!
God always raises people up that He needs for every season. His remedy is the Holy Spirit for every situation in the world. We need His Presence or the Fire of the Holy Spirit to bring Heaven down to Earth. In Matthew 3:11 we see His promise to baptize us with His Fire and bring revival to a new generation.
The Holy Spirit plays several roles in our lives that gird us with strength and help us to live in the victorious life that Jesus died to give us. Because He is with me, the impossible becomes possible!
As God’s people begin this year by humbling themselves and praying, we are asking Him for an unmistakeable, undeniable move of the Holy Spirit across the land. We have an intense desire for all the predictions of the prophet Joel and the apostle Peter to come to pass. Only this will change the hearts of the people to seek after the only true God through Jesus Christ the one he has sent.
The lesson in this message is to seek God afresh about everything in your life and allow Him to direct you. He will lead you to victory upon victory!
While longing for another fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we should not be fooled by the counterfeit, nor should we miss what the Holy Spirit is doing in our day just because it doesn’t look like we thought it would.
Steve Sumrall is the founder and president of Provident Ministries and Feeding The Nations, and the senior pastor of Christ Chapel Church. Growing up on the mission field, he has lived in Israel, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, ministering alongside his father, Dr. Lester Sumrall. He speaks here about the Presence of God.
Today we celebrate Pentecost, the day of the amazing outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Shavuot as it is called in Hebrew is rich in meaning as a festival instituted by God in the Old Testament.