For those of us who are pentecostal in our church culture and enjoy the flow and freedom of the Holy Spirit in our services, it is important that we know the moves and shifts of God. Many times, God blows on us to refresh our spirit and energize us. However, sometimes the enemy will send the distraction of emotionalism so that the people aren’t positioned to hear the Word that is needed for their true deliverance.
Those pastors/leaders who know God’s voice are sensitive to moves and shifts and will know how to operate therein to ensure that the people of the Lord hear and receive the Word of the Lord! The Psalmist David said in Psalm 119:25 (ESV), “My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!” The Contemporary English Version says it like this, “I am at the point of death. Let your teachings breathe new life into me.” Jesus Himself said in John 6:63, “the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life.” He also stated in Matthew 4:4 that man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
While emotionalism may help us to get in some good exercise and expend some energy, it profits little when your soul is dying. Have you ever tried to dance in chains, with fetters around your feet and shackles on your wrists? It has to be pretty difficult and make for hard work, leaving you worn out and tired from the effort. What we must do is allow the Lord to speak to our shackled soul through.His Word proclaimed by His man and maid servants (for how can they hear without a preacher), and let that Word quicken us to new life and make us free. For it is the knowledge of the truth of God’s Word that makes us free. Jesus is the Word made flesh. He is the way, the truth and the life!
Need to wake up and be made alive? Let the Word do the work! Then, we can be free to worship, free to dance, free to sing, free to lift our hands! FREE to have DAILY ENCOUNTERS WITH GOD!!