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Ben Lim: "The Suddenlies of God are Upon Us...Because of Years of Preparation"

Ben Lim
Jan 29, 2018

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Their hunger and zeal from God is something that we ALL need...no matter what our age range.

In his latest word Ben shares about the suddenlies coming our way in this new year and what he shares here is so vital:

The spirit of suddenlies is a spirit of power and promotion. However, it doesn't just happen suddenly. It happens at a cost. It happens at a time of being connected with the Savior. Suddenlies happen, not because it's a spontaneous happening. They happen rather because there's been a divine preparation in the heavens and in the natural for this phenomenon. Though it may seem sudden, it actually isn't. Though many be surprised at how sudden your promotion is, the Lord isn't. Most of the time, the person who is experiencing the spirit of suddenlies does so because he/she has been pressing and tarrying into the very subject and matters for years.

What wisdom! Don't be surprised when you see God's people suddenly promoted as if it just happened overnight...oftentimes they've been toiling and sowing for years, hidden, humble and paying a great cost. BUT then suddenly...God promotes them! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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There is a spirit of suddenlies that is overtaking the Earth. The whole Earth is being swept up in outrageous, fascinating and overwhelming creativity. The whole world is being taken away into new dimensions of God's glory. Not only is this a spirit of acceleration, but this is the spirit of God's suddenlies. This is the doing of the Lord.

The spirit of suddenlies is a spirit of power and promotion. However, it doesn't just happen suddenly. It happens at a cost. It happens at a time of being connected with the Savior. Suddenlies happen, not because it's a spontaneous happening. They happen rather because there's been a divine preparation in the heavens and in the natural for this phenomenon. Though it may seem sudden, it actually isn't. Though many be surprised at how sudden your promotion is, the Lord isn't. Most of the time, the person who is experiencing the spirit of suddenlies does so because he/she has been pressing and tarrying into the very subject and matters for years.

"We must put a high value on our prayer life, otherwise, we will not step into suddenly moments of miraculous manifestations."

Sometimes we step into a suddenly moment, not because we've pressed in, but because of the sacrifice that was paid by our fathers and mothers. It's almost like stepping into a vacuum and being shifted up into glory. All you have to do is show up and things happen. All you have to do is open up your mouth and things shift. Because there's a sound, movement and frequency inside of you, all you have to do is release it and in Jesus' name things seem to suddenly happen!

The Evangelist

How many times does the world-famous evangelist come into town and sweep up scores of souls? However, most people will know that it wasn't just the coming of the evangelist, but it was also the preparation of the intercessors that plowed through. It wasn't just the hard work of the evangelist who preached the Gospel of salvation, but it was also the prayer warriors who prayed blood, sweat, and tears that tilled the hard ground for glory!

You cannot have the spirit of suddenlies unless you've laid yourself down in the spirit of intercession. Your intercession leads you to your inheritance. Your intercession aligns you with your destiny. Your prayer life connects you to your suddenly moments!

Most people will only see the seasons of fruit and flowers blooming and blossoming. But most will rarely see and know the cold winter nights of toil and pain. Most will see the sparks of revival and testimonies, while not even recognizing the many years of rejection, pain, hatred and agonizing prayer that one had to go through.

There is so much more than what meets the eye. Things don't just happen on the Earth because God wills it. Things happen because His Church and prophets decree it and declare it. Things are established not by accidents nor by coincidences, but because of divine actions that are aligned with Heaven. When you are aligned with the heart of Heaven, you will experience its manifestation here on Earth. Most people will call this a sudden explosion, when in reality, there's been a shaft ready to ignite...that's been kept shut for years!

Prayer Activates Miracles and Glory!

There was a great revivalist, who was known as Charles Finney. He was noted to be the father of Modern Revivalism. He is also known as the leading minister and voice of the Second Great Awakening in United States. He would see masses of conversions and altars being thronged with crowds crying out in repentance. His ministry was mainly based around the areas of New York state. (Photo via Unsplash)

This man and his ministry would hardly be nothing, if it wasn't for the humble and hidden intercessor, known as Father Nash. It is quoted: [1] "While Finney was preaching to the masses and seeing remarkable conversions, a humble man was prostrate in a house nearby, in intensive prayer for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The story of the almost unknown Daniel Nash is the story of a very powerful prayer ministry. So important was Nash to Finney, that, a few weeks after Nash's death, Finney went back to an ordinary pastoral ministry."

This is a very familiar story that is recounted many times: [1] "Finney recounts one episode; "When I came to a town to start revival, a lady contacted me. She said, 'Brother Finney, do you know a Father Nash? He and two other men have been staying with me for the last three days, but they haven't eaten anything. I heard them groaning, so I looked in and saw them prostrate. They have been lying like that for three days. I thought something terrible must have happened, but I was afraid to go in and didn't know what to do. Could you please come and see if they are all right?' No, that's unnecessary, I said. They are only travailing in prayer."

[1]"Nash didn't just pray before Finney came. While Finney was preaching, Nash and other intercessors were in a separate room, praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the preacher."

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Where are the prayer warriors who will toil with agony in the Garden of Gethsemane? Where are the intercessors that will cry sweats of blood with Jesus in declaring, "Father not My will, but Yours?"

Third Great Awakening

Everybody is talking about the Great Awakening, but where are the Father Nashes? Where are the humble and hidden prayer warriors who will give the last seven years of their lives, to praying for the man of God and his ministry? We must put a high value on our prayer life, otherwise, we will not step into suddenly moments of miraculous manifestations. Don't neglect the tumultuous Father Nashes who prepared the way for Charles Finney. Don't neglect the John the Baptists in the wilderness preparing the way! You cannot have one without the other.

Suddenlies Change Everything!

"You cannot have the spirit of suddenlies unless you've laid yourself down in the spirit of intercession."

"When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4 NKJV)

Right before this passage, we see that the apostles and disciples were gathered in the Upper Room for a period of ten days. This outpouring of the Holy Ghost didn't just happen out of nowhere but it happened after days of tarrying. It happened after the air and the atmosphere was ripe with an open Heaven! It is said that the Believers were gathered in one accord for a period of ten days! Ten days they were stuck in the Upper Room, praying and tarrying.

In order to step into the spirit of suddenlies, here are three pointers that will keep you in the place of readiness and preparation for the Spirit's sweeping:

1. Prayer

Your suddenly moments are always defined by a period and process of prayer. Your prayer life will always produce an atmosphere for suddenlies. Your obedience will always align your heart for sudden moments of glory.

2. Pay the Price

It was during this ten day period, that the Believers in the Upper Room lessened from 500 to 120! There were many who left because they could not take the heat. Many wanted the blessing but not many were willing to wait. Don't give up your sudden moments because you're tired of waiting. Keep waiting, keep pressing in, and continue to count the cost. Don't give up your moments of miracles for a measly bowl of soup. Continue to prepare yourself for the more of the Lord. (Photo via Pixabay)

3. Heart Posture

The Bible says in Acts 1:1, that they were all in one accord. This is total oneness and, rather, total union. There was not a thing divided in their minds and in their hearts. Your heart posture will position you for greater glory. Your heart posture will position you for your suddenly moments. Once your heart becomes one with God, all of Heaven will be poured out. There must be a spirit of unity within you and within your organization before the blessings flow. Unity and oneness and alignment with Heaven releases suddenly moments in the Lord.

I pray that the spirit of suddenlies will overtake you in this coming season. I pray that you will step into moments of suddenlies that will transform you and your being like never before. Suddenly there came a rushing wind and tongues of fire upon the people...suddenly! Get ready for your suddenlies in Jesus' name! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

[1] (Quotes taken from Daniel Nash - God's Secret Weapon on Jesus.org.uk)

Ben Lim, Senior Pastor
His Way Life Church

Email: benjaminlim6@gmail.com
Website: www.B100lim.org

Ben Lim is a dynamic Millennial leader, who currently serves as the senior pastor of His Way Life, in Koreatown, Los Angeles. He is the director of Open Heaven Cry, a missions and revival network, and is a highly sought out international speaker. He is the CEO of Ben Lim TV and is the author of the book Men of Valor. He loves to live life in the fullness as a son of the Most High.

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