Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
God’s Plan and Purpose
In His Presence
Today at Open
Door Church, we enjoyed a large group from Jordan’s Crossing as our guests.Many were new to a PentecostalChurch,
but they entered in with their praise.
Pastor Allan was
excited as he had spent time in God’s presence and expected God to show up
today.In fact he said, “God is here.”The thing is; we need to begin to trust Him and to
act upon our faith.
A lot of churches
have been short sighted about the end times, and some have said, “What is the
point to build, to enlarge, to win the lost, because Jesus may return at any
minute.”They just gave up and went up to a
mountain to wait.
They forgot that
Jesus said;Mark 13:32 “But of that day and hour
no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,
but only the Father.
We are to be
prepared in our hearts for His coming, but we are to live with a good plan for
the future.As Christians we are not in
competition with one another. We are in unity.
“For I know the plans
I have foryou,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future.” 29:11
We must continue
to spend time in His presence and then be led of The Holy Spirit.
When we see God moving it is
time to get into the flow.
John 5:19 Jesus
told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the Son can do nothing
on his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing, What the Father
does, the Son does likewise.
We watch Jesus and see what
He is doing and He is our example to follow.
Jesus said, “Let
me show you how it is done.”He taught,
healed and delivered and then rested in the presence of His Father God.
We are at the head waters and
revival is here.Lives are being
changed.Nothing is too hard for
God.Let us build a relationship with
the Father and learn of Him.
Pastor said that he believed
in divine appointments according to God’s will.He has a plan, an agenda.You are
the church without walls.We are walking
in His purpose, His plan.
That makes you and me a
stranger to this world and its system.We are in a sense immigrants living on this earth to perform His will.
We must take off the rose
colored glasses, and take the Bible at face value.
Some have the mentality that
Pentecost is not for today, but I have good news for you.Understand what is going on here and open
your hearts to receive.God desires to
move but He needs willing and tender hearts.
We walk in a power base and
you are going to find the boldness and instruction.It may be in the form of family members, the
internet, just listen and obey.
You might find some
resistance perhaps from someone who will say you are crazy, and not being
realistic.They may say, “This is not
traditional.”Remember that Jesus was
mocked and criticized by the religious leaders of His day.They disapproved of His boldness and
Be sensitive to the Holy
Spirit and do not grieve Him.You will
know His voice and He speaks to us each in various ways.At times it is loud and clear, and at other
times only a soft whisper.Be open and
keep a teachable spirit and remain in His purpose.
Pastor began to call out
certain individuals and he laid hands on them and they collapsed onto the
floor.Members gathered around them and
prayed with them.This happened time and
time again as the service drew to a close.
Pastor said, it is time to step
out into the water and swim in the flow of the Holy Ghost.
It is time to receive His plan for your
future as you pray, "Not my will but thy will be done."Lift up your hands and receive His plan and