Since the beginnings of my walk with God, the Holy Spirit has always been central to living a life of love, grace and overcoming. I simply cannot imagine walking with the Lord any other way. Jesus told His disciples to wait, to be clothed with power from on high, and to wait for the Holy Spirit to indwell them so they may be effective witnesses.
Acts 1:4-5 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be...(more)
The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon
A few nights ago, I had a dream that I was preaching. My eyes were closed and my hand was lifted high. My voice was loud and I was decreeing, "I see the flames of ten thousand torches being lit by the Holy Spirit!"
When I awoke from the dream, I was directed to the story of Gideon and the camp of the Midianites in Judges Chapter 7. The Lord wanted to give Gideon the victory over the Jews' oppressors, the Midianites. Out of 22,000 men, only 10,000 were brave enough to face the Midianites; but because their numbers were great, God cut the army's numbers down to 300 men so that they could not boast that they had won the battle on their own strength, but on God's. God told Gideon that he would deliver the vast horde of the Midianites into Israel's hands and...(more)