Is anyone else besides me fed up with all the fear, doubt and hostility?
The day that Pentecost exploded was a time of national turmoil and world conflict. Fear consumed the hearts of many. Darkness filled the city's atmosphere on what was meant to be a day of festival and celebration.
Let us learn from that day!
God interrupted fear, doubt and confusion with the birth of the church. What happened that day has now gone around the world in supernatural victory. It reminded me of my dear friend, Des Evans, when he wrote this description: "It started as a movement in Jerusalem, became a philosophy in Greece, evolved into an institution in Rome, became a culture in Europe and is now an enterprise in the U.S—what is it? Christianity. May the Lord return us to being a movement in our day and time."
The outpouring of the Holy Spirit happened in an upper room. In a moment, suddenly, God was touching ordinary people in everyday places to do extraordinary things and exploits in glorifying God.
It was no longer about a sacred place but sacred people. It was no longer about marvelous cities or extraordinary buildings or temples but about extravagant love, generosity and power, filling people who have open hearts and hunger for righteousness.
The fear of death was broken, doubts turned to faith, their mouths were beginning to be filled with the Word of God to stand before religious leaders. Governments could not stop the message of a risen Savior who had died on the cross for the sins of the world.
The message of God's love is on fire. Jesus, the messenger, is at the right hand of the Father, and the momentum of the Holy Spirit is released.
We have access to that same spiritual fire!
COVID-19, elections, terrorism, violence, explosions, earthquakes, murders, riots, anxieties and distress of nations are all a list of an exhausting cancel culture generation.
Do not be consumed by darkness. Now is the time to rise! Let the Holy Spirit fill you up; let it spill from the overflow of your heart.
Romans 8:37-39 says, "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities nor powers, neither things present nor things to come, neither height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Keep in mind:
—The Holy Spirit is a promise of God the Father.
—The Holy Spirit is the gift of God the Son.
—The Holy Spirit is the inheritance of every child of God.
—The Holy Spirit is given to those who ask, seek and knock.
—The Holy Spirit is for you today.
Have an awesome week! You are beautiful. I see Jesus in you.
Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the Book of Hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor's conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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