Friday, August 26, 2011

The Rain is Falling…Get your Umbrellas!

In some places, more then it should…from what news I'm hearing from the East Coast and Hurricane Irene that is about to make landfall. About 5,000 flights have been cancelled for this weekend and 10's of thousands are expected to be stranded. This is of high interest to me because I was scheduled to fly to Baltimore Maryland on Sunday as I had a meeting at the General Conference Headquarters on Monday. I'm beginning to think though that I might best stay put and not get stranded somewhere between here and there….we will see. Am still praying maybe God will work a miracle and turn that Hurricane back to sea.

This post is not about  about physical rain though… I'm talking about the spiritual rain that the Holy Spirit brings. It's even more powerful than anything any old Hurricane might do…

The picture above comes from a new website that our prayer team has recently launched, sharing some of the inspirational testimonies we've been collecting from United Prayer over this last year. (Click on the picture above to visit our new website! And thanks Raluca for helping get this going!) Actually… we are still have many many more testimonies to post. But at least you can start reading, if you are interested, and see what God is doing! It's amazing…

Let me leave you with a very inspirational Sabbath thought:

“The baptism of the Holy Ghost as on the day of Pentecost will lead to a revival of true religion and to the performance of many wonderful works. Heavenly intelligences will come among us, and men will speak as they are moved upon by the Holy Spirit of God. But should the Lord work upon men as He did on and after the day of Pentecost, many who now claim to believe the truth would know so very little of the operation of the Holy Spirit that they would cry, “Beware of fanaticism.” They would say of those who were filled with the Spirit, “These men are full of new wine” Acts 2:13…The great sin of those who profess to be Christians is that they do not open the heart to receive the Holy Spirit. When souls long after Christ, and seek to become one with Him, then those who are content with the form of godliness exclaim, “Be careful, do not go to extremes.” … But while we should be careful not to go into human excitement, we should not be among those who will raise inquiries and cherish doubts in reference to the work of the Spirit of God.” You Shall Receive Power, p. 322

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