Tag Archives: Revival Shift

-Revival Issues: ‘As to The Lord’

St Paul's Cathedral dome from Paternoster Squa...

(St. Paul’s Cathedral London via Wikipedia)

 

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not vain.” -1Cor. 15:58

As the story goes the noted English architect Sir Christopher Wren was supervising the construction of a magnificent cathedral in London. A journalist thought it would be interesting to interview some of the workers, so he chose three and asked them this question: “What are you doing?”

-The first replied: “I am cutting stone for a shabby 10 shillings a day.”

-The second answered: “I am putting in 13 hard hours a day on this job.”

But the last said: “I am helping Sir Christopher Wren construct one of London’s greatest cathedrals.”

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One of the major issues of this current move of God revolves around where we spend the greatest amount of our waking hours. For most of us in America and in the Western world it is our jobs and occupations that take up the lion’s share of our lives.

Unfortunately it is a common attitude among Christians that work is a necessary evil that we do in order to support our families but it has no real eternal significance.  It is the few hours a week that we spend volunteering at church and involved in teaching Sunday school or some kind of ministry that is really important.

It is the imperative of this ‘Kingdom Come’ revival that we gain an understanding that everything we do is to be done “as to the Lord” and we are actually called to bring the Kingdom to work with us and expect to see the blessings of the Lord in a new way brought into the marketplace.

For years my day job was something to be tolerated and to get out of the way until I could do what was really important like teach a Bible study or preach a sermon or even play the big organ for the main service on Sunday.

Like most Christians in America I had the attitude that serving the Lord meant doing some kind of ministry. Then after pastoring for 3 years and finding out that it really wasn’t my calling I resigned myself to spending large amounts of time on a secular career that I never really ever wanted or prepared for but found that the Lord blessed it like I belonged there.

Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but feel like some kind of a failure of sorts even though I was immensely successful in a sales career and was able to touch more lives than I ever would have otherwise.

It has only been in the last several years that I have finally realized that I am right where the Lord placed me, doing what the Lord called me to do, both in my secular job and in the ministry in spite of my poor attitude over the years. Like two of the workers building the great cathedral in London I really didn’t see the vision of what the Lord was building in my life.

It is time that we all see the Kingdom come and His will be done at work for a change. That would truly be called revival.             *Top

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-The Door is Cracking Open

Open Doors
(Image by *Fede* via Flickr)

On Sunday VCC Pastor Mike Hudgins Told us something we all knew but really didn’t know the extent of. Over 70 folks have committed their lives to Christ in the last month at our services.

There are three worship services so most of us who attend just one are not always aware of everything that is going on in the congregation.

Pastor Mike has given invitations for salvation every week and at every service for years and I don’t think 70 have come to receive God’s free gift in a whole year to date much less in a month. Usually folks will come forward after the service to receive healing and further ministry but few in wealthy South Orange County California have come up front to receive God’s free gift. But all that has changed now and 7 more came up for salvation at the end of that 9 am service on Sunday.

As Pastor Mike was telling us about this development I saw a picture in my mind of a door just barely cracked open. Then the Holy Spirit clearly said to me that it wasn’t just here but all across America and North America for that matter—the door was cracking open.

What does that mean? And how should we respond? That’s what I asked the Lord.

First of all it is time to pray for all those children of ours and relatives who aren’t saved. Even the ones we have given up on. Remember also the friends and neighbors who have rejected the Gospel in the past.

It is a New Day in America and the Door is cracking open!

Jesus is standing at the door and knocking once more across this whole land. Pastors, Bible teachers, and leaders: Tell your church that it is a New Day!            *Top

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-R. Loren Sandford: “The Cloud of Glory Has Moved”

image Here’s a good Bible study but also a right on prophetic message from  R. Loren Sandford:

The Cloud of Glory Has Moved

Here’s how it ends up:

We have entered into a strategic time when we must move beyond the focus on personal healing and restoration—which has been the emphasis for most of my life—to a focus on the kingdom of God. The cloud of glory has moved into the age of the kingdom of God, an age in which we must cross boundaries and minister the power of the kingdom of God to a world that doesn’t know Him. If you don’t pack up everything and move with it, you will stink up your house and die.

Destiny is at our doorstep.

Response: Amen. This is exactly what the Lord has been talking to me about lately-Thy Kingdom come on Earth and Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom. There is a major shift going on and we better not miss it!            *Top

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