Three more people committed their lives to Christ on Monday night during a young adults gathering at my house, another one last night at a church prayer gathering (he gave up a serious drug addiction)… that is 240+ new commitments to Christ in the past three months! There is a DFC church service scheduled for 7pm tonight!
Last night, I read a few verses to the group, from Luke chapter one. They were spoken by the mouth of Gabriel (an archangel), to the Father of John the Baptist, before John was conceived. Gabriel prophesied John’s future life and ministry… and offered us tremendous insight into the ministry of earthly mission of Jesus. Here are those verses…
Luke 1:13-17 “But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.’”
Hearts Turn When Jesus is Manifested!
From this we see that something epic started up prior to the revealing of Jesus as God’s Son and savior of the world. God anointed this man, John the Baptist and said that his preaching would, “Turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient [children] to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
God is Stirring Up The Spirit of Elijah, Again!
I believe that God is stirring up the spirit of Elijah once again! God is preparing the earth for the revelation of Christ! In a vision, I can see a sudden rise of radical preachers, with the spirit of Elijah—to prepare the way of the Lord one final time!
Desiring The Spirit and Anointing of Elijah
I read those verses several years ago, and wrote in my Bible, “I want this anointing on my life! I want the spirit and anointing of Elijah for my generation. I want my life and ministry to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the hearts of the children back to their parents!”
Last Night, We Caught It!
Last night, I pleaded with those young adults to pursue a new heart of love for their parents… and for their entire parent generation. I explained how their parents didn’t mean to mess up so badly. Life has a way of beating parents down and pushing a huge wedge in between them and their kids. I described life through their parents eyes and explained how some of them held the keys to their parents salvation, through their mercy and forgiveness.
We prayed for God to turn our hearts… and that is what He did! People were crying as they prayed… the moment became highly transparent. Last night, we caught it!
I suggested to those young people, that the greatest sign of true salvation is when the hearts of the parents and children are turned to each other. We prayed for the dividing walls to COME DOWN! We prayed for humility and forgiveness! We prayed for God to take away our rebellion and make us sons and daughter of obedience… that our godly lives would place a smile on the face of our parents. It was a very special moment.
This Christmas, Give Away Your Heart!
We are only a few days away from Christmas morning. If you act on this message, you still have enough time to build a homemade gift-your greatest gift! You can’t purchase this gift at Walmart, Kohls, or Target. It’s a gift that money can’t buy. It is the gift of your HEART, the gift of love, the gift of mercy, forgiveness, and reconciliation!
Pray about it. Act on it. Come back and tell me what happens!
Here is a great video for the moment, Misty Edwards-Arms Wide Open!
I just finished praying for you (with tremendous passion), hoping you really feel the difference. Please leave your comments here on this blog site so that we will always have a record of your beautiful additions.
Make this a most triumphant Wednesday! Do something FUN, it’s the Christmas season, remember?
With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!