All of us have some leader that we look up to that closely resembles Christ. Or perhaps, it is many. But, who is the “wind beneath our wings?” Or at least, “Who should be our wind beneath our wings?”
So often, we let people’s sayings inspire us !live better–or maybe for you it is a meme on Social Media.
Well, we should actually be allowing the Word to be our “daily inspiration” book or our “motivational speech.” Even the hardest of sermons or passages of Scripture can be your “motivational speech,” because you are being convicted by the Holy Spirit to go higher. He shows you a sin or sins that you need to repent of and you will either do it or continue in them. If you continue in them, you would not be actually allowing the Word to motivate you to live the perfect life for lack of better words.
The above file that I attached here is from my old counselor from School, Cindy Allen. She tells of a time when the Lord taught her using geese a lesson about wisdom. Jesus says, “I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. He cares for the branches connected to me by lifting and propping up the fruitless branches and pruning every fruitful branch to yield a greater harvest. The words I have spoken over you have already cleansed you. So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine. I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you–but when you live separated from me you are powerless. If a person is separated from me, he is discarded; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire to be burned. But if you live in life-union with me and my words live powerfully within you–then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done. When your lives bear abundant fruit, you demonstrate that you are my mature disciples who glorify my Father! (John 15:1-8, TPT)
In We Are In Revival, Part 1: The First Wave, Part 1, you will hear of some dreams I have had and two prophecies I’ve prayed concerning. One of them is The Lost Art Of War, which will be !,do in its entirety and the other is Prophetic Word, Part 1: Seven Waves which was released by Jessi and Parker Green.
The Lord is drawing now a line in the sand. You will either follow Him or you won’t.
Also, in Joe Joe Dawson’s prophtic word, we hear the same thing we did when we heard Living The Kingdom Life by Pastor Judy. They talk about not living in unbelief, fear, doubt etc. and not living in the natural. We find that this is the number one thing we need to do in this season: read the Word for ourselves and take advantage of its promises. Perhaps you don’t gripe, complain or murmor but you still follow blindly the reformed Church’s teaching concerning these things. You can’t really “follow the Spirit” if you are stuck in the mud of “personal oppinion” or “church tradition.”
I want to now give you two more Sprinkles of Hope that you can read to put a little more encouragement in here.
Sunday night, I recorded We Are In Revival, Part 3: The First Wave, Part 3: The Lord’s Prayer Introduction, which talks about the same subject as Pastor Judy’s sermon. We learn that although the Church may have power to forgive sins, Christ is the mediator, not a priest. Christ is also our High Priest, which I may have forgotten to mention in this lesson (Heb. 3:1; 4:14). We also learn that all of us are kings, priests and saints. God made us holy through His Son. I also emphasize following the leading of the Spirit, which is why I post this on here for you to consider. Lastly, We Are In Revival, Part 4: The First Wave, Part 4: Christ Will Redeem You From Your Temptations, which was preached by my Grandpa, Pastor Mickey Banks of Preach Unto Them Jesus Church. I forgot to tell you before when inviting you that we have Church in the north building which we call the “fellowship hall.” God bless!