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.
Though Jesus purchased forgiveness for all who repent, many are still struggling to break the cycle of sin in their lives, still reaching for the victory described as walking ”habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways]” (Romans 6:4 AMP) Today let’s step into freedom!
The need for sustaining a move of God has never been more apparent than in these turbulent times. To keep revival fires burning, one must not only stoke the fire, but have an abundant source of oxygen, the wind of the Holy Spirit.
God’s quest to have a people of His own runs throughout the history of the Bible. In the Old Testament He took the nation of Israel as a jewel. Today He wants to make us something special, a treasured possession.
God wants to pour into you as a builder of builders and will help you not to fall back on the “Old Wine” of religious experience and to live by principles not by methods.