It's easy to become a bit 'seared' so that we read scriptures without allowing them full command over how we move.
Easy to be wrapped around the Truth and have all the knowledge but not be plugged into the Power that is both mandatory and necessary. Abigail did a great job last night bringing us back to the biblical anchor points of just how 'unsubtle' God was about demonstrating that the Spirit had landed.
That He is likewise uncompromising on the requirement that we
Most folks are simply too afraid to be out in the waves.
Too powerful, too unpredictable, too overwhelming and, well, far too BIG.
Yet for those with the courage and caliber, who choose to align in time to catch one....YOWZA! The breakout Wave of the Spirit will always generate that kind of bifurcated response.
We were never intended to be a people empowered by good intentions, good theology and good goals.
Those are needful but they were never
We need surfing coaches.
Can you sense where things are going in the bigger story of the culture and in time?
Can you feel that there must be a major Wave of the Spirit coming?
Are you ready? Not simply ready to move in and with the Spirit yourself: Are you ready to help others to grasp what is going on?
Are you equipped to guide them rightly past their biblical, theological, and emotional barriers and fears?
Can you do this with a clear handle on both Grace AN
Stand off or draw near: That's a pretty good synopsis of what is before you now. God time stamps 3 big events for this month: The encounter and covenant at Mt. Sinai. The celebration of Shavuot (known as Pentecost) The encounter, filling, and empowering by the Spirit in Jerusalem. Big picture: This is the month to move from 'leaving' to 'cleaving.'
Israel was sprung from Egypt, but they had not moved into the deeper waters with God.
He moved them from released to gat