On the last night of the Minister’s Conference, brother Copeland gave his place to Richard Roberts. Brother Richard told us how his dad, Oral, spoke to him before he relocated to Heaven. Oral told Richard by the Spirit that he would do twice as many miracles as his dad. He told Richard that he would lay hands on few people. Instead he would flow in the word of knowledge and gifts of healings. Richard stayed by his father’s bedside until the day of his departure. When Oral died, Richard watched two large Angels come and carry Oral’s spirit off to Heaven. When he looked up, Oral’s mantle was falling from Heaven, Richard took it for his own.
When Richard was finishing his message, he began to flow in the gifts of the Spirit. I watched a lame man receive his healing and he laid his cane on the altar. I saw a woman healed of cancer and she left her walker on the stage. People came up and testified of how the Lord healed their eyes. I was in the back of the building and I could feel the waves of the anointing. The great outpouring has begun and it will increase wherever God’s people want it.
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto Me, unto the uttermost parts of the world.
Many Christians thought the witness part of this verse meant preaching to converts. The Apostles witnessed the manifestation of the power of Jesus. They gave eye witness accounts of what they saw Jesus do. You and I did not see what they saw but we receive their testimony because we are honest people. We are to testify of what we have seen Jesus do in our lives and the lives of the people we administered His power to. Not everyone will accept our witness, but those with a heart towards God will. People in most churches have no concept of God’s supernatural power. They need to hear the good news. They need to know there is more to God than boring ole religion. I left my dead church over thirty-five years ago because I heard God was doing miracles somewhere.
Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. Vs. 15 Let your light so shine before man, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.
The world and the secular churches must see and hear God is visiting His people with power. If they are criticizing you, that means they are hearing about the move of the Spirit. I don’t get angry with these people, I was just as ignorant as they were at one time. The devil has done a good job of keeping people ignorant of God’s Spirit. But he is losing converts and God is drawing men to Himself. It just takes time to change a hard heart and God is more patient than we are. Now there are some folks not even God will be able to persuade, but He will not withdraw His spirit.
Habakkuk 2:14 The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!