Weekend Update

David Copeland June 27, 2006 8:32 am

We have just completed another great weekend in the Houston Texas area. On Sunday we ministered at New Life Christian Center in Cypress TX with Pastor Steve Weaver. What a wonderful spirit of worship and receptivity prevailed in both services. The altars were filled both times with hungry and thirsty souls seeking the face of our Father.

I ministered yesterday morning again on the Open Heaven. My definition of an open heaven is simply an unusual freedom to preach, pray, prophecy, worship, hear from and get closer to God. I want to add one more to that list. All of that plus obey the Lord in what He tells us to do. Obedience is still better than sacrifice!

I understand I am not as traveled across the U.S. as some are. But in my observation and after fasting and prayer, I feel there are three areas of the country to watch for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Ghost: Houston, Texas, Wytheville, Virginia (all SW Virginia)and Bedford Indiana.

It's interesting that Houston, Texas is the center of the oil industry. Yesterday afternoon, I felt like the Holy Spirit said, "…there is oil in this area that is yet to be found!" I do not know if that is natural oil or spiritual oil; I simply put this before you to pray about and see if this bears witness with your spirit. I hope it is both!

I also know that the outpouring of the Holy Ghost that the people at Azuza Street experienced was originally intended to manifest in Houston in 1906, but because of racism and educational bias, W.J. Seymour was rejected as a leader and moved to Los Angeles where the rest is history.

I am not saying God is not moving in other areas of the county. God is moving mightily where ever He can find a group of people who will walk in repentance and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth!

But these three areas of the country bear watching and praying over as I feel by the Spirit they carry a responsibility to birth something supernatural that will carry over to other parts of the country. I have ministered in theses areas frequently and there is an unusual hunger, freedom and anointing that I feel will translate into something the rest of the country will get to benefit from.

Again, I do not say this to mean one city or area is more important to God than any other: it simply means these areas have a responsibility to pray for, receive, then be obedient to follow God in allowing Him to do what He wants done!

Kingdom of God come, will of God be done, on earth as it is in Heaven!

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