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Day 322/365

Preaching in Power

“For while I was with you I was determined to be consumed with one topic—Jesus, the crucified Messiah. I stood before you feeling inadequate, filled with reverence for God, and trembling under the sense of the importance of my words. The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit. For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but by trusting in his almighty power.” (1 Cor ‭2:2-5‬ ‭TPT‬‬)

I remember my friend Pastor Les Mitchell telling me a story once of how he’d been up all night praying for the next days service, but no matter what he tried, he couldn’t get any direction from The Lord. He was still confused by the time he arrived at Church the next day and sat watching all the teams preparing their paraphernalia for the day. Coffees and tea, Books, weekly notices, etc.

As the musicians began tuning up and practicing, he told me that he quite suddenly became upset with all the hoo har. He told me that ‘Something’ overtook him and standing up he told everyone to stop what they were doing and to please go sit down. Then he looked at one of the guitarists and asked him, can you sing and play? The guy reluctantly nodded. Good, said Les, that’s enough then, you can lead us into the Presence of GOD.

He went on to say that he believed that this sense of communal inadequacy brought about the greatest day the Church had ever experienced. Instead of just running into and getting lost in their usual groups, the collective Church actually experienced the almighty power of GOD’s Holy Spirit.

Child of the Living GOD, your Heavenly Father doesn’t want your ‘service’, he just wants ‘you’ - ALL of you!

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