“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit…”
“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”
1 Corinthians 4:20
I cleaned our van recently inside and out and it’s funny how it seems to run better after a fresh washing. I know it’s not true but you feel like even the MPG’s, or miles-per-gallon are improved!
We just had an amazing weekend with Pastor Joe Warner and Dr. Ray Self from Orlando, FL. They brought instruction and a fresh visitation of the Holy Spirit’s power. All who came were given prophetic words and many were taught how to give a prophetic word! This was a rich time of receiving and giving through the power of the Holy Spirit!
All of this is in keeping with the vision God has given us. Add, Connect, Train and Send by the power of the Holy Spirit. The gifts of the Spirit are the tools the Lord will use to fulfill the vision He’s given us. People will grow a little by “eating and drinking” more sermons and by “talking” through more bible studies, but the real growth in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit comes by the power of the Holy Spirit!
As your pastor, let me encourage you to listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit as you’re with co-workers, family members, friends and each other within the church. I’m convinced the Lord wants to speak not just to us, but through us in supernatural ways using His gifts to let others know of His great love for them right now. It may be through a prophetic word of wisdom or knowledge in the form of a picture in your mind or a single word to encourage someone. It may be physical healing through the laying on of hands, or any of the many spiritual gifts. Whatever the means, one thing is clear, God has chosen you and me to be His messengers that run with great MPG’s or More-Power-of-God!