The Drawing of the Holy Spirit
2009, in spite of the economic down turn (or maybe because of it) has begun with another marked increase of Holy Spirit activity! Every place we have been there has been a noticeable response of people to the moving and dealing of the Holy Spirit!
Last year we were in one revival service that you absolutely knew God was bringing conviction to sinners and drawing saints to move closer to Him! But many in this particular service were either oblivious to what the Spirit was doing, or totally disinterested in allowing Him to do it!
John 6: 43, 44 give us some insight:
Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. (44) No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
I understand for many different reasons, some in any particular service may, or may not sense the Holy Spirit tugging at their hearts (both sinners and saints alike). But there are times in which the Holy Spirit is dealing with people so strongly that you know people are on dangerous ground to reject His dealing at that particular moment! If any have an ear to hear, let him (or her) hear!
So how can people resist the wooing…the drawing and conviction of the Holy Spirit? People do it every week by resisting His dealings with us! You do not wake up one morning and decide "…I think I will resist and reject God's dealing with me today!" No, it happens over a period of time…He deals with you to repent and you resist or make excuse…he deals with you again, and you resist…then after awhile, your heart gets so hard, you can be in the middle of the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit the world has seen, and not feel a thing!
I am not preaching emotionalism nor am I hung up on a feeling; but when the Holy Ghost brings conviction into your life, YOU WILL FEEL IT!
There are a couple of reasons the Holy Spirit draws us to Jesus:
1. He is drawing us to awaken us! There is a distinct drawing of the Holy Spirit that IS increasing, and He is doing this to wake up a church that has gone to sleep in the success and prosperity she has enjoyed the last 40 years! He is setting us up for the next Great Awakening!
2. He is drawing us because He wants to dwell with us! Psalms 65:4: Blessed [is the man whom] thou choosest, and causest to approach [unto thee, that] he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, [even] of thy holy temple.
3. He is drawing us because He wants to keep us from calamity! Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
But the real question that burns in my heart today as I type this is: "If God's people won't respond to Him when He draws us, what makes us think the world will respond when He draws them?" Could it be we are doing so much that is right in our own eyes, that we don't want to be bothered with the Holy Spirit convicting us and showing us we are not where we need to be with Him?
Father, I pray right now that we will not harden our hearts to your dealings and your conviction! Our response to your conviction releases the comfort so many people need in this hour! WE open our hearts! WE open our lives to you and we say with one voice, do in us what needs to be done so Your Glory can cover the earth as the waters cover the sea!
February 1st the Revival Today radio broadcast began airing on seven stations across the U.S. Please pray that God will use the programs to ignite the fires of revival across the country! It's only a fifteen minute/once a week time slot; but we believe God will use it to touch hearts! The following is a list of stations Revival Today is aired on:
KLNG Omaha Nebraska KWDF Alexandria, Louisiana
WCPC Tupelo, Mississippi WITK Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
KCNW Kansas City, Kansas KXKS Albuquerque, New Mexico
WFAM Augusta, Georgia
Thank you to all our partners for your continued prayers and financial support! We never take anything or anyone for granted and know you could plant your seed anywhere; thank you for believing we are good soil and for listening to God's voice in you're giving to Revival Now Ministries!
David & Pam
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