We just completed three wonderful days of meetings in our church. The Spirit of God moved in a powerful way. Folks were saved, healed, and delivered. It truly was a time of refreshing. God revealed Himself as Jehovah-Shalom, the God who is our Peace. Mental torments and anxieties were lifted. He reintroduced Himself as the God of all grace, freeing those trapped by worksy religion. He revealed Himself as our good and gracious Heavenly Father, bringing us a fresh sense of what it means to be a child of God and not just His servant. Physical healing flowed in every service by the anointing and by the gifts of the Spirit. I am always grateful when God manifests Himself in such a tangible way. I never want to take these times for granted. From Friday until the late hours of Sunday evening, God was there.
And then it was Monday. Monday is always problematic. There is no worship music playing save the melody I make in my heart.. The warmth and conviviality of the gathering of the saints is exchanged for an alarm clock and the imminence of the work week. The Holy Spirit on the mighty man of God is now revealed as the Holy Spirit in my own heart. The Word of the Lord comes from the page instead of the pulpit. Now I find out if I can keep what I received. Jesus said in Mark 4:15 that Satan comes immediately to steal the Word that is sown in our hearts. I believe this is a great spiritual truth that we often overlook. Every new insight, every new commission, every fresh touch will be tested and tried. There are many things we can do to resist the enemy when he challenges what we have received from God. We can rebuke him in the Name of Jesus, we can quote the Word on the subject, or we can pray in the Holy Ghost. But one of the most powerful things we can do is testify. Tell someone what God has done for you. It reinforces your faith, slaps the devil up the side of the head, and encourages the ones you tell that God is real. That is a powerful trifecta.
Scripture Reading: Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will declare what He has done for my soul. Psalms 66:16
Somebody Said: Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me. Dwight L. Moody
Make a better Monday this week. Tell somebody what Jesus has done for you. It will help you. It will glorify God. It will bless the hearer. Where’s the downside?
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