Last Sunday began our 80th week since the Holy Spirit hit our church in powerful ways. The first Sunday of Jan. Corinne and I began our 3rd year of pastorate, who would have ever thought! Almost immediately after New Years, 2011, I was being stirred by the Holy Spirit about exactly how ripe the Harvest Field really is.
A passage of scripture that has been eating my lunch lately has been Luke 15, about the 1 sinner who came home and the 99 that has been left in order for that to happen. The real issue to me, where I've been hit between the eyes with conviction, is that there is more rejoicing in Heaven over that 1. So, in Heaven, there has NOT been too much excitement over what's been happening in our church! ouch!
For the past couple of weeks or so, I've been teaching/preaching on out reach, that this year God is taking us outside the 4 walls of our building. To be honest, I've never had a stronger anointing on me in this area ever before! It's like it's a fresh passion and the people, the revived people, of our church have been really catching it!
Last Wed. night a young man came to our meeting and powerfully gave his life to Christ. He prayed a sinner's prayer, but the Spirit was all over him, he was slain in the Spirit and as he was falling he was speaking in tongues. He testified Sunday how his life has been changed. Now... what happened in Heaven as a result? Dancing, rejoicing...maybe the Father, Son and Holy Spirit doing a a circle dance, holding each other's hands shouting, "Did you see that... another lost son has come home!" Now there was great excitement over what is going on in our church!
Last week we ended up with 4 new decisions for Christ. As of this morning, Friday 1/21, we've had 2 already. One young man got wonderfully saved last night at the end of our meeting! Our people are on fire! They are pumped! I've never seen a church ready to explode like we are. Tomorrow morning Corinne and I are leading some teams to the streets.
We have partnered with the Great Awakening Tour, NBF is being called a "Soul Winning Station." In case you don't know what is going on in Tampa, Rodney Howard Browne has been live nightly on CTN (Christian Television Network) from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. (eastern time). CTN has stated that there is no end in sight to these meetings. Many of our people have been watching these meetings and have called, "Have you been watching what's been going on in Tampa?" Rodney is being greatly used again in these days! I encourage you to check this out. I know Direct TV locally is airing these programs, as well as our local cable outlet. If you can't find them in your area, you can view by going to Rodney's website: www.revival.com
Last Sun. morning we had Evangelist Roger Webb in to help kick off the new direction our church is moving in. Roger Webb was completely astonished by what he saw from our people! During that meeting we had two adults saved, both who have terminal illness going on. Not only did they get saved, but it's looking good for their physical conditions as well! The couple are excited and are telling people that they will be in church Sunday morning!
OK... this is getting too long to be a "quick testimony!" But in case you can't tell, I'm pumped!
If you have any questions give me a shout. I'd love to talk more about what is going on here!