I am now convinced that God is about to do something amazing. I have watched Him line up events in our church over the past few months and He has made us ready for an outpouring of His Spirit. A few weeks back we ended a study on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. In that particular service, we prayed over hundreds of our people who had come to the place of absolute surrender. This past week, we had a service to celebrate our beginnings. In that service, we invited all of the people God had used to form our church. Many who were here were also at the first service of our church thirty-five years ago.
Also attending that service was our first pastor and some of our first elders and many of our first deacons. As we gathered to celebrate, the Father also had something else in mind. He wanted to make sure everyone who had ever been here was healed of past hurts. In hindsight, I find this to be very significant.
After we finished that service and I had some time to reflect on the day, the Father reminded me that He was up to something bigger than I could imagine. He reminded me of the order of things. He reminded me of the day when we prayed for His filling and that He subsequently used the next Sunday to pour out healing. In doing it in that order, He was setting us up for something amazing.
He reminded me those of us who fear His name can expect healing from His wings and that as healing goes out so will outpouring. He has shown me that we are perfectly positioned to receive not just a visitation from the Father, but a habitation from the Father. You see, it is never God’s desire to only visit a people. It is always His desire to make a home, a habitation with that people. Since we have now cried out to be filled and have obediently walked into our healing, He now wants to pour His Spirit on our church like we’ve never seen before. I believe we are ready!
But to you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. Malachi 4:2 (NKJV)