Message 03 | Holy Intrusion | Dr Jerry Savelle
Have Your way Lord. Touch every life tonight with Your presence and Your power and we give You praise for it in Jesus’ name. Can you give the Lord a good shout? Hallelujah. Amen. Amen. You can be seated. Praise God. So good to see you once again tonight. Trust you have had a great day – if not, it is not over yet. Praise God.
Tonight I want to talk to you about what the manifested presence of God can do, what the manifested presence of God can do. Let us open our Bibles to Acts 4. We are about to read an account of right after Peter and John had been called on the carpet so to speak about preaching in the name of Christ. (I am getting some feedback here. Can you turn that down or something? I just want to hear me once. Hallelujah.)
And the Bible says that after they were released they were let go and they went into their own company – company of believers. And in verse 29 they began to pray. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak Thy Word, 30 by stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of Thy holy Child Jesus 31 and when they had prayed, the place was shaken… (Acts 4:29-31). Have you ever been in a prayer meeting like that? 31 …the place was shaken where they were assembled together and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and they began to speak the Word of God with boldness. Then verse 33, 33 and with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:31,33). Notice after they had prayed, the place was shaken by the manifested presence of God. It was a holy intrusion. Hallelujah. God invaded the place. That is what I am looking forward to – God invading the services. How about you? Praise God. I have experienced it. I believe we have been experiencing it to a degree this week. But I believe, praise God, if we continue to hunger for it, it will become commonplace. It is not church as usual, but God will invade the place. Hallelujah. Interrupt all our plans and have His own way. Can you say Amen? Praise God. Lift your hands and say, “God, we are ready for a holy intrusion. I am open for an invasion of the Holy Ghost.” Let us go ahead and thank Him for what He did in advance. Praise God. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
I believe He still desires to do this with His people today if they would only hunger for it. The prayer of the church today should be like is recorded in the Book of Psalms. Psalm 85 says, 6 Wilt Thou not revive us again? (Psalm 85:6). 6 Wilt Thou not revive us again. Revived means to restore to life. It means to flourish anew. Revival is for believers first of all, not sinners, believers. You can not revive something that is never been ‘vived’ before. Amen. You have got to get the believers revived; come to life again; begin to flourish in their spirit once again and then it will flow over into the streets. It will flow over into the wicked, the ungodly. Amen. That is the way it has always happened in the past and I do not believe God is going to change the pattern. Praise God. So our prayer should be, will You not revive us again? Amen. Revival is an outbreak of the manifested presence of God. Then it is a demonstration of His great power. When our churches are full of His presence and believers are revived, then sinners will be attracted to us. They will be attracted to the church. Amen.
You know, a number of years ago, many years ago, Brother Copeland and I were preaching in Jacksonville, Florida, and he had rented the Jacksonville Beach auditorium. It is right on the beach and this was back in the 70’s. Between services, I would go out on the beach and just minister one-on-one. Just ministering to people – the hippie movement was still
going on. The drug culture was increasing, intensifying – so there is a lot of people. Just walking the streets, on the beach, well praise God this is a great mission field. So after each service, I would just go out in the streets and eventually I am beginning to teach others how to minister to people one-on-one. Then, we got a pretty good group of people that were going out in the streets after every service. We were winning several people to the Lord. In fact, I personally won over 150 people to Christ that week, just one-on-one – I am walking on the beach. And in the evening services, when Brother Copeland preached, I would invite all those people that I had won to the Lord. They were new converts. I would invite them to come to the meeting. I said, it is just right here at the beach’s auditorium and so a lot of them would come in there. They would come in their swimsuits. They would come in and you know, their flip-flops, and they came just as casual as you can imagine people that are hanging out at the beach.
One night, one of the guys that I led to the Lord, he was a beach bomb, he was a surfing bomb, you know, that is all he lived for – is to surf. And he had long blonde hair hanging down to here. I do not think I ever saw the guy. I do not know if he owned anything else but a swimsuit and flip-flops and that is all I ever saw him in. And he did not get to come to the service that night, but he was staying at a place across, a couple of blocks away from that auditorium. So he did not get to come for whatever reason. He was setting out on the front porch of the place, the house that he was staying at, and he was sitting out in a chair and he just began to pray for the meetings. Once again I am not sure why he did not get to come, but he sat out on the front porch. He could see the auditorium from where he was staying and he just stretched out his hands and started praying for the meetings. All of a sudden, and he testified to this later, all of a sudden his eyes got about that big and he looked and he saw fire coming out of the top of that meeting facility. He thought the place was on fire. He was surprised that he did not hear fire trucks come in. He watched this flame come out of the top of the auditorium and he kept looking. He rubbed his eyes and he kept looking and that is – it would not go away and he was concerned that the building was on fire and nobody was noticing. So he thought, should I run over there and tell them get out – the building is on fire. And finally, he realised what he was seeing was the fire of the Holy Ghost that had come into that building. Praise God.
At about the same time, he was seeing that happen, a lot of those people that we had won to the Lord – they were getting baptised in the Holy Ghost as Brother Copeland spoke, just like in the Book of Acts. As they spoke, the Holy Ghost fell and they were getting filled with the Holy Ghost and it looked like flames coming out of the top of that building. And when he testified to it, praise God, it was such a marvellous experience and we realised later that other people had seen it. Other non-believers. It attracted them. They saw the building did not catch on fire – it was not burning, but they were curious as to where those flames came from and it brought them in. Praise God. We had such a glorious meeting. A lot of people got born again, filled with the Holy Spirit, a lot of healings took place. Praise God.
I believe that we are headed for some Holy Ghost invasions. We are headed for a Holy Ghost intrusion. Hallelujah. Can you say Amen? Somebody say, “bring it on Lord. I’m ready for it.” Praise God. Amen.
I could tell you about a number of meetings that, that kind of thing is happening – not exactly that same way but a Holy Ghost intrusion, a Holy Ghost invasion. Amen. It happens when people are hungry for it. It happens when people pray it in. Can you say Amen? Say it again, “Lord send us a Holy Ghost invasion. Show us Your glory.” And give Him a shout of praise! Hallelujah. Amen. Glory to God.
Wilt Thy not revive us again? New life. That is what revival is all about. It is primarily for believers that have become lukewarm. Do not shout me down now. It is primarily for believers that have become lukewarm and I know that that is a few, that is not talking about the majority in here. I can tell that there is some fire in this place. Praise God. But
you can imagine, well I believe you could. You do not travel as much as I do, and see this as much as I do, but you can imagine the number of lukewarm Christians there are in the world today. Churches in America are full of them. Now I believe that it be safe saying it is the same way over here. Lukewarm believers – they are just satisfied with the status quo and it will not change. They do not want any more demands placed upon them. That is where I believe this seeker-friendly kind of thing came from. You know, there are large crowds in these seeker-friendly churches but the quality of the Word that is preached in them is minute in most cases. But there is some of the largest and fastest growing churches in the land because they do not require any kind of commitment. They do not require any kind of fervency and they do not preach anything that brings conviction. They do not want to scare them away. Amen. So if there is no conviction, then I question whether the Holy Ghost even goes to that church, because one of His jobs is to convict. Amen.
So we need to start praying for Holy Spirit invasions. I am praying. There is some of those churches, in fact, I did. I would be happy if all of them – when they do not preach anything about the Holy Spirit. They do not talk about praying in tongues, they do not pray for the sick and they sure do not cast out devils. I am praying, one day the pastor gets up and all of a sudden there is a Holy Ghost invasion. That is possible. I said, that is possible. Can you say Amen? But God needs somebody to pray for it. So why don’t you go ahead and say, “Lord: here am I, send me. I will be You… I will be the intercessor. I will stand in the gap. Hallelujah. Can you say Amen? Let us not just pray that it happens in our church, we want the whole world to experience a Holy Ghost intrusion. Can you say Amen? Praise God. Hallelujah. Lift your hands right now and begin to pray in the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah. Lord, we are believing for a Holy Ghost invasion. Hallelujah. We are praying it over every church in America; every church in South Africa; every church around the world where people gather. I believe there are hungry people in those churches and once they heard the Word, they would quickly surrender to Him. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Praise God. Amen.
So once again, revival is primarily for lukewarm Christians. It is an outbreak of the manifested presence of God and then from there it becomes a demonstration of God’s great power. So once again, if our churches are full of His presence and believers are revived – then sinners are going to be attracted to us. They are going to see our fervency. They are going to see our fire for God and it is going to happen in our day just as it happened in the Book of Acts. Acts 5, go there with me, you are very close to it. Acts 5:14-16, 14 And believers were added the more, to the Lord. Multitudes, both men and women. Hallelujah. Believers were added. How do believers get added? Well, the sinners started coming. Amen. The sinners start coming. Praise God.
And I saw in my spirit one time that we were having a church service and I do not know where it was. We were having a meeting and there was a Holy Ghost invasion. And the next night, the believers could not get in, because the chairs were full of sinners. Hallelujah. Glory to God. How would you like to come to church sometime – some of you may get a little upset – you did not get your favourite chair. Some sinner is sitting in it. You ought to welcome that. Praise God. How would you like to come to church sometime and you get out at the parking lot and the place is full and you are thinking – what is going on here? And you walk in and all them people that you have been praying for, that you knew were lost and undone, they decided finally to come. Hallelujah. And they took your seat – wouldn’t that be exciting? Praise God. Hallelujah.
“Say now, Brother Jerry, I think you are dreaming.” No, young men dream. I am getting older now. I am having visions. Praise God. Hallelujah. Praise God. So, let us pray for this Holy Ghost invasion to the point that it draws the attention of the sinners and eventually we will see a time when believers can hardly get in the building because it is already full of sinners. Hallelujah. And God is adding to the church. Can you say Amen? 14 … Both men and women and children. Praise God. Then he goes on to say – 15 in so much that they brought forth the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and couches that at
least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude… (Acts 5:14-16) Everybody say ‘multitude’. Then we are talking about some big events here. I do not call this a multitude, but it is certainly capable of becoming a multitude. Amen.
I preached to multitudes of people and, praise God, I have got a vision for it. Hallelujah. 16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks and them which were vexed with unclean spirits and they were healed, every one. Everybody shout – ‘every one’. Say it again – ‘every one’. How would you like to be in a service like that where ‘every one’ of them is healed instantly? Praise God. I will never be satisfied until I see it happening in every meeting I do. Praise God. I have seen it happen a lot and many of the people I pray for, I just have to stay in faith, and believe that as they go they will be healed, or in the self-same hour they will be healed. Not everybody got healed instantly in the ministry of Jesus, but they got healed in the self-same hour. As they went, they were healed. Praise God. But I believe God is turning the volume up on the anointing and praise God, we are going to see more and more services where ‘every one’ of them were healed. Hallelujah. I plan to be in those meetings. How about you? Glory to God.
So notice what the manifested presence of God can do. Hallelujah. These kinds of manifestations only take place when the church demonstrates a holy dissatisfaction with the way things are. That is what happened to Oral Roberts. I have read his life story many times. I have sit with him and had him talk to me about it. I have watched it where he recorded it on film. In fact, I take his life story with me everywhere I go and I read it often. It is inspiring. But he was not in the ministry for a number of years before one healing ever took place in his ministry. He was pastoring a little church in Eden Oklahoma and, just you know, normal run-of-the-mill kind of service, you know. Nothing ever happened that stirred people. He just preaching and just having church as usual. And one day he decided – if this is all there is to Christianity, I do not want any part of it. There has got to be more and so he began to experience this holy dissatisfaction. That is the only way I know how to say – it was inspired by God. And he came in and told Evelyn. He said, “do not prepare a meal for me today, I am going to our bedroom and I am going to pray.” He went to the bedroom and began to pray and the Lord said to him, “I want you to read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and the Book of Acts three times in the next thirty days and I will show you what I am really like.” And so he told Evelyn that he did not know when he is coming out of that bedroom, but he was not coming out until he sensed the anointing of God on his life. He said, “I have been preaching without the anointing all this time” and so he went into that bedroom and began to seek the Lord. And he laid his Bible on his bed. He got down on his knees in front of that bed and he began to read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and the Book of Acts and when he completed it, he started all over again – Matthew, Mark, Luke and the Book of Acts. And when he completed it, he started all over again – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and he said, Jesus jumped out of the pages. Hallelujah. Amen.
He saw Jesus like he had never seen Him before. Hallelujah. And his spirit was stirred and he came out of that bedroom and said, “Evelyn, make me something to eat, I am a new man. I will never be the same.” And she said later that when that happened to him and he began to preach with an anointing and not just, you know, a classical sermon or something that some denomination come up with. But when he began preaching under the anointing of God, Evelyn Roberts used to say, “that is not the man I am married to, that is a man from another planet.” Something changed in him – that is what the anointing will do. It will make another man out of him, make another person out of him. Amen. And then he said, “Lord if this is really happening, if I have really got it, then I am going to put forth a challenge.” So, he decided to rent the little auditorium in Eden Oklahoma. I have been there. Not at that time, this was back in the 40’s, late 40’s, and he rented the auditorium. Now back in that day they did that. The offerings at a church were small and he was probably making the equivalent of about $40 a week at that time. That
was stretching the church to pay that salary. So you can imagine, renting a convention centre, renting a meeting hall, that would seat a thousand people and his little church just had a handful and the cost of that was astronomical, even in those days. And he said, “Lord, if this is really You, then I am going to rip that auditorium and I am going to receive an offering and if it is really You, the amount of money that comes in in that service will be more than enough to pay the rent on this building.” And that was a major faith request. Amen.
And so, he said, “now Lord the second thing I am going to ask You to do, if this is really You, if I have really got what You want me to have – then I am asking You: fill the building up.” A thousand people. My goodness, can you imagine if you have never pastored over about 50 people and you are believing for 1 000 to show up in a little town that most people do not even know exist. You know desperate people take desperate measures. Amen. And then, he said this, “and Lord, if this is really You and if I have gotten what You say I have got – talking about the anointing – then I want somebody in that meeting to be healed and it be a notable miracle and nobody will be able to deny it. I want it to be somebody that people know that it was not possible if it had not been a miracle from God.” And he had never had, miracles before. So, three demands or requests rather: “I want the building paid for while we are there in that one service; I want it full of people, a thousand people; and at least one person with a notable miracle that will testify to the fact that You have called me to take healing to my generation.” So, they rented it for that afternoon, a Sunday afternoon. Mother Roberts prayed and then he went over to the auditorium. When he got there was one of the first things – how many people are here. And one of the guys at his church, one of the men at his church, a deacon at the church, he said, “Brother Roberts, do you want to know how many people are in the auditorium?” Brother Roberts said, “Yes”. He kind of swallowed real big you, know. He said, “Brother Roberts, there is a thousand and one people out there in that auditorium.” Hallelujah.
And so Brother Roberts went out to preach and his first healing message was this – what to do when you need healing. And he began to preach what to do if you need healing. Now take it back before he started preaching, let me get the order correct.
Before he started preaching, he walked out to the crowd and he told them what he had asked of the Lord. He said, “I asked Him for a panels of people – there is a thousand and one people here. The next thing I asked Him was for the offering to be large enough to cover the cost of this building. And we are going to receive the offering right now and the ushers are going to go count it and I am not going to start preaching until they give me the figure.” When they came back, after a while, they said, “Brother Roberts, we are $3 over the cost of this budget.” Hallelujah. Oh there is other rental on this auditorium. Three dollars ($3)! Man, his spirit was juvenated. He said, “now Lord, there is only one thing left to do – there has got to be a miracle take place in this service today. A notable miracle. So that all will know that it is You who is alive and well, still in the healing business, and You have called me to take healing to my generation.” And at the end of service, when he began to pray, there was somebody there that many people in that auditorium knew, and they knew that when this person shouted, “I am healed,” they knew that it was a miracle. A notable miracle. And that launched the healing ministry of Oral Roberts.
He left that church and he hit the road with the power of God, the anointing of God in his bosom, and one of the things that happened – an evangelist in Tulsa Oklahoma, was preaching and he asked Oral Roberts to come and preach one night. And Brother Roberts, it was under a big tent, Brother Roberts begin to preach and somebody in the audience jumped up. Had a pistol in their hand and shot at Oral Roberts while he was preaching and the bullet went right past his ear and they saw a hole in the tent. Somebody from the media was there, the press, and they put an article in the paper about having someone shot at him. The affiliated press picked it up and it went around the world and they called it – The shot that was heard around the world: Evangelist Oral Roberts. It put his ministry on the map around the world. Hallelujah. Amen. Glory to God.
You know, a lot of preachers, they said, “hey Lord, we want Your glory, but I do not want to get shot at.” You know, well that just took him to another level. He said, “well I know I have got something now, because the devil is out to get me. I am a threat to him.” Man, those campaigns – I have watched them on film. I did not have the privilege of being in them, you know, live, but I have watched them all on film. It was absolutely amazing, those Holy Ghost invasions that took place in those meetings. Now, right before Brother Roberts passed away, he was in my home and we were sitting at the table. Carolyn had made us a meal. Brother Roberts, Evelyn, Carolyn and I are sitting there at the table and I said, “Brother Roberts what is the last thing that Jesus has spoken to you about in prayer? What is the last visitation you have had of the Lord? Tell me about it.” He said, “Jerry, the Lord said to me, just recently, Oral, if you think you saw healings and miracles and signs and wonders under the big tent…” He said, “son, you have not seen anything yet, they are coming back big time.” Everybody say ‘big time’. I believe He was talking about our generation. Oral Roberts has gone home to be with the Lord. But, praise God, the anointing of God is still in the earth and, praise God, God still have vessels in the earth. God still have instruments in the earth. Hallelujah. I plan on being in that great healing campaign that God has reserved for our generation. Praise God. Amen. Hallelujah. Let us go ahead and thank God in advance for it. Hallelujah. Come on. Lift your hands and give the Lord a good shout of praise. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Amen.
All that was birthed out of a holy dissatisfaction. No longer wanting church as usual. When the Body of Christ gets to that place, even if the pastor do not want to change, he will be forced to. Amen. You get believers stirred up about revival, outpourings, the glory. Amen. God will honour their faith. They will honour their commitment, and He will either stir up that pastor or remove him, but he is not going to stop the move of God. Can you say Amen? Hallelujah. I believe I just prophesied: That some pastors will just simply be removed because they will not yield to the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah. Now, we must break loose from spiritual lethargy. Spiritual apathy. Study every move of God in the past and you will find out that, that was a major reason why it came. They began to break loose from their spiritual apathy and their spiritual lethargy. We must be willing to leave our comfort zone. Amen. Leave our comfort zone. Now, as a minister, I have had to do that many times. It becomes easy that, your ministry is at a certain level and it is prospering, and it is well received and people respect you. If you are not careful, you will just get to where you enjoy that and you are not willing to press on deeper.
I am not sure whether I shared this with you the last time I was here. Back, about a year ago, I was talking to my wife, and I even went before my staff afterwards, and said, “I think I am going to start slowing down somewhat and begin to enjoy the fruit of my labour.” There is really nothing wrong with that, and I noticed that the Lord did not say anything about it. He did not interrupt me when I said it, but He was real quiet. Sometimes you can get things from God when He says nothing. You just understand He is not in agreement here, and so I said to my wife, “sweetheart, I think I am going to start cutting back. I am not going to go as much. I have been doing this for 49 years now, and I average being gone 22 days every month and this is all we have known all these years,” and I said, “so I think I’m going to start cutting back some: not going to go quite as much.” My ministry, I have great partners, they support the ministry on a regular basis, I do not have to go anywhere to preach for an offering. I do not have to go anywhere to preach to keep my ministry sustained. I have had partners that have been with me for years and years and years and they believe in my calling, and they believe in the anointing, and they have linked up with me just like the church in Philippi linked up with the apostle Paul. Those were his partners. And I do not have to do this for an offering. In fact, many places I go, the Lord will impress upon me, “tell the pastor not to receive an offering for you.” And they are shocked. Sometimes I receive the offering and then I give it back to the church. One time I had a meeting and I had a bunch of pastors in the meeting and the Lord said, “don’t receive an offering for your ministry, receive and offering but tell all those pastors after it is received, come up and take whatever they need.” Hallelujah. Oh, that will get some more
pastors coming to your meetings. I do not do that all the time, but I did that time. I was in Denver Colorado when it happened. So I said, “Carolyn, I think I am going to just slow down somewhat, begin to enjoy the fruit of our labour.”
I have got 2 daughters, I have got 7 grandchildren, I have got 2 that are married, so I have got some – I still call them grandchildren, not grandchildren-in-law, they are my grandchildren. So, I have got 9 grandchildren, and some of them are still young, and they are very active in school, in sports and so forth. They love it when their grandfather gets to come to one of their games. Amen. And they love it when grandpa just hangs out with them. During the summer, in our summer time back home, as soon as school is out, then they know, we have been doing this for years, they know that grandpa and Mimi, they call Carolyn Mimi, Grandpa, they call me Pop. Pop and Mimi are going to come get all of you grandkids, and were going to take you to our lake house, and were going to stay for 2 weeks, and no parents allowed. And boy do we have a time! We water ski, we jetski, we fish and boy do we eat. We like to invent, you know what sundaes are? Yeah, we like to invent our own sundaes. I will take the kids to the grocery store, and let them pick out all the stuff and you think, dear God you do not want that on your ice cream. But they will make a sundae and I would think, dear Lord, we will have to pump their stomach after they eat this.
Of course, I come out of there after them 2 weeks and I have got to go on a diet again, but man do we have fun. Pizza every night, all kinds of fattening stuff, carbs, we just let it all hang loose. Hallelujah. Amen. And they love that. Now my grandchildren, they have travelled with me in various parts of the world. I have taken them, I brought my daughters here before, I brought some of my grandchildren in meetings I have done around the world. When my oldest grandson was just about 9 years old, I took him to London with me and all over the UK. So my grandkids travelled all over the world with me. They have been to Paris. They have been to Sydney Australia. They have been to some of the places that are well known around the world.
One day I had them there at the lake house and I said, “guys what is your favourite place that you have ever been to?” And they all spoke up at once and said, “Poppa’s lake house”. And I said, “above Paris?” “Yeah!” “Above Australia?” “Yeah, Poppa’s lake house.” And I have told them this when they were old enough to understand it. “Poppa’s lake house is where we go to make memories.” Amen. And they say every time, “Poppa let us go to the lake house.”
We have a son, a grandson, and he was named after Brynn. When Jerriann came here with me for the first time, she met Brynn when he was a young man. And she liked the name, and then she had a bunch of kids, and then this one son that was coming along, she wanted to name him Brynn. So we got a Brynn back home. And I am telling you that Brynn he is one character! I am telling you, he is one guy, I never know what that boy is going to come up with. (Pastor John: We do not either.) So he takes after this Brynn! Oh, he thinks he is the coolest thing on the planet. Okay. He has got other little boys coming up to him and saying, “Brynn, teach me how to be cool.” Because Brynn thinks that he is the coolest thing that God has ever made. And Brynn will say, “Number one, here is your first lesson in being cool, number one, get rid of the Pokémon T-shirt.” And you never know what he is going to come up with you know.
So one day, I was at our church there in Crowley Texas right outside Ford Worth, and I and the founder of the church, but I am the worst attending member. I am gone all the time, I only get to preach there about eight times a year. So our pastor, Justin Bridges, he knows if I am in town, if I want to preach, then he certainly opens the pulpit to me. Sometimes because I represent the apostolic authority I have a special message for the church, I would call him and say, “Justin, I know you are scheduled to preach, but I have got something to say to the church today.” And of course, he is very gracious, but I went to the church that day and Brynn was in the speakers’ room. I noticed that I have not seen him
in a few days, and I noticed he is fighting a cold. So I said, “Brynn, come over here and let Poppa pray for you,” So I took him up in my arms, and he laid his head on my shoulder. Then he raised up a little bit, and he said with this real weak voice, “Poppa, I do not feel good, but when I get to feeling better, let us go to the lake house and make memories.” Amen. Now how do you resist that? And then I would look around in meetings I am going to, and seeing kids the age of my grandkids, and that little sweetheart right there, and I am thinking you folks are on your own, I am going to the house. I have a family, I love my family, they love being with me and I love being with them. But there is a price to pay and my wife has paid it, my girls have paid it and my grandchildren have paid it. Amen. Because they know preaching the gospel and helping people to come into the kingdom and teaching them how to be winners in life, that is their grandfather, their father and their husband’s passion, and they are willing to release me to do that.
I came home one time when my daughters were about 9 and 10 years old and I came home just to change suits, get another suitcase, I was only home for a couple of hours, and I was taken off to go somewhere else. I woke the girls up, in the middle of the night, and I went into Terri’s room and said, “sweetheart, daddy’s home”. Terri said, “how long are you going to be with us daddy?” I said, “just a couple of hours sweetheart, I will see you in a few days.” “Okay daddy.” Then I went into Jerriann’s room and I woke her up and I said, “sweetheart, just wanted to tell you bye, I am getting ready to leave.” “But daddy you just got home?” I said, “yes but I am getting ready to leave.” She said, “daddy, Terri and I prayed this week and we gave you away.” I said, “you what?” “We gave you away.” I said, “what you mean by that?” She said, “well we know that Jesus has called you to preach to the world, and so we joined hands today and we said Jesus, we give our father to the world, we give our daddy to the world.”
I said, “well what do you believe for in return? Not another daddy is it?” They said, “no” and I will never forget what she said “more time with you”. She said “Jesus, we want a return, we want more time with our daddy. We are giving him to the world, so make it happen, that we can have more time with him.” Well, one of the ways that happened was, I got to start taking them around the world with me, praise God.
But my point is this; we can get in a comfort zone. I was thinking, okay, slow down, enjoy my family more. God just blessed me with a beautiful second home; we had some lake property that we owned for 30 years. It was about 40 miles from our primary home, and that is where we all went and made memories and so forth and had family events, and we sold it but less than 2 years ago. And the Lord blessed us with an even better place. Hallelujah. Oh dear Jesus. I am a country boy. I like my space. I grew up with cattle, I grew up with horses, I like my space. God knows the desires of my heart. I wanted a place in the country. If I wanted to get back in horses, I had room for it now. I used to own a lot of horses, cattle and so forth. And I said, “Lord I want a place that if I desired to get back into horses, I’ll have room for them. But also Lord, you know how much I love being by the water, so I need a place that I can have horses if I want them,” because my wife is praying against that, “you don’t need a horse Jerry”. “You are not my boss” “Lord, I want it to be on the lake or the river or somewhere.” The Lord blessed us. He just did exceeding, abundantly above we could ask or think. We have this beautiful home in this ranching community. All the houses around there are ranches, and all the people own several acres and my place, (I got the best place out there) it is on the river, so I got the best of both worlds. Now I like going there, in fact one of the problems I have: when I get there, I do not want to leave. Oh, the peace of God is on that place. Dear Lord! When I come up to the gate, the peace of God just swallows me. Then I know sometimes I only have one night to stay there, but oh, it is worth it. But then sometimes, I get to stay a whole week. Oh man, do I enjoy that. Then I am looking at my calendar and say, “Oh Jesus, I have got to leave tomorrow.” So, I am human. I like my comfort zones, but I have the call of God on my life. God does not mind me having things that are a blessing to my life. In fact, the Lord said to me one time, “if it blesses you, if it brings joy to you, it will bring joy to Me.” Amen. And not
only that, but He is the author of every good and perfect gift. If it is good, it did not come from the devil, it came from God. Hallelujah. Can you say Amen?
And so I am thinking you know, slow down some, enjoy the fruit of my labour, be able to stay down at the river house more, be with my grandchildren, go fishing more, ride horses, oh and ride motorcycles. Hallelujah. How I love riding motorcycles. Do not let this suit fool you. I am cool. There is just a stronger anointing in black leather. Hallelujah. I am the founder of the Chariots of Light Christian bikers, and we have got chapters all over the world. We do tours all over the nation. John got to be with us on one last year, and man did we have a time sharing the gospel from city to city, riding motorcycles and winning the lost. Hallelujah. Last year alone, through Chariots of Light, one-on-one evangelism, 62 000 people came to Christ, hallelujah, Amen. Just on a motorcycle. Praise God. So, I could just sit back and enjoy the fruit of my labour. But now, I have this calling: faith, real Bible faith is visionary. Real Bible faith will not allow you to stay in a comfort zone because the nature of faith is growth, increase. Amen. Can you say Amen? So we have to be willing to get out of our comfort zone. As laypeople, as Christians, believers, this goes for you too. You do not have the call I have on my life, perhaps, but it is easy for you to get into a comfort zone. I do not want to go to church this morning; I do not want to go Wednesday night. I do not want to go to that camp meeting, my favourite programme is on. Your body gets tired, and isn’t it amazing, your body gets tired, but you will make it do whatever you want to do, Amen. Come home from work, dragging and think, sweetheart, I do not want to do anything but go to bed. Well, I was hoping we could go do this, that, the other, and all of a sudden, supernatural strength came into you. You do whatever you want to do. Amen. Hallelujah.
So as believers we have got to be willing to get out of our comfort zones. If we want to see the glory like God wants to manifest it, then once again, we have got to be willing to get out of our comfort zone. It is time to seek God’s presence like never before. The Bible says in Ephesians 5. Turn there with me. Ephesians 5:14,
14 Wherefore he saith, awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. (Ephesians 5:14) He is talking about, not physically dead, but spiritual death. And he is talking to the Body of Christ. Wake up, arise! Get out of you sleep, out of your slumber.
Proverbs 6:9 says: 9 How long wilt thou sleep oh sluggard, when will thou arise out of thy sleep? (Proverbs 6:9) How long will we sleep, how long will we just be satisfied, with just going to church, hearing a little sneak sermon, saying a few hallelujah’s and a glory to God, and go back home? How long are we willing to be satisfied by that? Now, I am not willing, and I believe most of you are not either, praise God. Can you say Amen? Look at your neighbour and say, “awake thou sluggard”. No, do not tell him that, save that for real sluggards, okay. It is time to cry out to God: Lord take us to a higher dimension of your glory. Show us your glory. I truly believe that we have crossed a threshold in God’s timetable. He is ready to pour out His glory in the earth like we have never experienced before. Amen. New demonstrations of His power are awaiting us. New demonstrations of the miraculous are waiting for us. Some in the church today have become so content with the way things are, but at the same time, there is a army of believers who have awakened, who have arisen, who are stirred, who are revived, and they are no longer satisfied with the status quo. I do not know about you, but I am part of that group. Hallelujah. Amen. I am part of that army of believers that is going to pray the glory get down. Hallelujah. Come on give the Lord a big shout if you are part of that group.
I said this last night, but it is worthy of repeating Isaiah 60:1, 1 Arise, shine for thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:1) Arise, shine would imply that it is time that we stir ourselves up. Exodus 35:21, 21 And they came, everyone whose heart stirred him up… (Exodus 35:21) God had given them a command, a commission, an assignment. The Bible says that every one of them whose heart had stirred him up, or whose heart was stirred up, they came. Those who were not, stirred did not come. I am
part of that group that stirreth. Hallelujah. If God is waiting on me, then here I am. Glory to God. Can you say Amen? Do not become like the people in Isaiah 64:7. Here is what he said to them: 7 There is none that called upon Thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of Thee. (Isaiah 64:7) There is none. That is a serious indictment! Could it be said of the church today? Well maybe not none, but multitudes, many that refuse to stir themselves up. Sometime the attitude is, “well, if the Lord wants me stirred, He will do it.” That is not what it said. You stir yourself up. Hallelujah.
I was preaching in Little Rock Arkansas one time, number of years ago. Let us see, I have been in the ministry 40 years at that time, so it is about 9 years ago. A dear friend of mine, Happy Caldwell, had surprised me with a special anniversary party. He invited a lot of our minister friends from all over the country. When I walked in, I see minister friends that I had preached for and their churches from all over the country. I was a little surprised they were all in that one meeting, but he had arranged it as a surprise to me, to honour me on 40 years of ministry. I take it back, 30 years of ministry. Brother Copeland and Gloria was sitting out there, and Charles Capps was in the audience, and Fred Price and I mean, men and women that I had been co-labourers with for years and years. When they got through doing the celebration, Brother Caldwell said, “well Jerry you came with a message tonight, so go ahead and preach to us.” They have done all kinds of things for about an hour and a half there. And it is getting late now. And he said, “I know that you came with a message, because you didn’t know this was going to happen to you, so bring us your message.”
My message title was, Stir up thyself. I started preaching on stirring up yourself. Now I did not know this at the time, but Brother Copeland and Gloria was sitting back there. Brother Copeland told me after the service, he said, “in the natural I did not want to come, because I was worn out, I was tired, I have been on the road preaching every day, every night.” He said, “because it was you, I told Gloria we are going to go.” They said, “I am going to be honest with you boy, I did not want to come”. He said, “by the time they got through with all their celebrating, I was so ready to go the hotel, and go to bed. And then you got up, and said your sermon title was, Stir up thyself.” He said, “I did not want to hear it.” Now could you imagine, Kenneth Copeland not wanting to hear Stir up thyself? He said, “I wanted you to preach about, the Lord giveth His beloved sleep”. I did not know he was going through that, I did not have any idea. I am not preaching to him, I am preaching to the whole group, you know. So he is telling me after the service, and he said, “and you kept saying stir up yourself, stir up yourself”. Then he said, “do something to show someone next to you, you are stirred up.” He said, “I leaned over and looked at the guy next to me and said, I am stirred up. I looked at Gloria and said, I am stirred up.” He said, “it had about as much anointing as a duck has.” He said, “but you would not stop, you would not quit, you just kept preaching it, kept demanding it that we stir up ourselves.” He said, “in about 15 minutes I got so stirred up, I wanted to kick a chair in front of me. I got up, started running, dancing and shouting,” and he said, “I am stirred up boy!” He had to stir up himself. God is not going to do it for you. You are waiting on God to stir you up? You got a long wait. It is said there is none that layeth hold upon You, that stirreth up himself. So if you are going to get any stirring done, it is going to be you doing it. Can you say Amen? Hallelujah.
Are there any stirred up people in the place tonight? Are there any stirred up people in the place tonight? I am not convinced yet. I am not convinced yet. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. You do a lot better than that at the soccer game. Amen. I think we need to practice praise, practice thanksgiving at home. Go ahead and be seated, and when you get to church you will not find it being so hard. Can you say Amen? If we will stir up ourselves, then God promises to intensify the glory. Hallelujah. God will release new demonstrations of His power, new demonstrations of His presence, and new demonstrations of His goodness.
Psalm 31:19 says that we are to praise God because He has laid up goodness. (Psalm 31:19) That means that there are manifestations of God’s goodness that none of us have even experienced yet. It is laid up, it is in reserve. No matter how good God has been to
you up to now, you have not seen it all yet. It is in reserve. And I keep sensing in my spirit, that the reserves are about to be poured out on us. Hallelujah. The reserves are about to be poured out on us. Amen. Reservoirs of goodness. Hallelujah. Can you say Amen? Praise God. The Bible says we need to praise God for it. It is kind of like a trust fund.
You know I set up trust funds for all of my grandchildren the day they were born. I immediately went to my CPA and set up a trust fund, in their name. I contribute to it every month, faithfully. I set a time limit as to when they could start taking it, withdrawing it – when they reach 21. So my oldest grandson, he is 27 now. So he has already tapped into his trust fund. It was on reserve. Now he wanted it when he was three, but you do not give a 3 year old a trust fund. Some 18 year old, you do not give them a trust fund. Some 21 year old, you do not give them a trust fund. So I set it aside, put it in reserve until they reach a certain age. That is the reason why God had put it on reserve. He had been waiting for us to grow up. Hallelujah. The moment that a grandson turned 21, he had enough in his reserve, his trust fund, to pay cash for his first automobile. I wish my daddy would have known these things. It took me a long time to pay cash for my first automobile, but my grandson was able to do so with his first car. My next grandson, Preston, when he turned 21, he wanted to move to California. He got married to a minister’s daughter out there, and Preston has been studying acting, he is a Christian actor and he took some of his trust fund to make that move, and to get his first new car, and to pursue his career. Amen. He had it waiting for him. My oldest granddaughter, she turns 21 this month. I have already arranged, I arranged – I arranged it before I flew to South Africa. I have already arranged for her to begin to enjoy some of her trust fund. It has been waiting for her. Hallelujah. My next granddaughter, she just started her first semester at university. Her college education for the next 4 years is already paid for. Amen. It was in reserve. Amen.
God has had a reserve, a reservoir of His goodness, waiting to begin to disburse it, and I believe we have reached that place. Hallelujah. When we could show Him that we have reached of spiritual maturity, then get ready. Praise God. The flood gates are opening. Hallelujah. The flood gates are opening. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Amen. Do you receive that tonight? Amen.
Now, miracles will be on display for all to see. There is a shifting in the spirit realm that has already begun. The question is, are you hungry for it, are you ready for it? Understand this, Pastor John came over to where I am staying, this morning. We had a cup of tea together, and so forth, and Brynn and Joe were just having a great conversation, and I was telling him and the rest of the guys of the price for the glory. There is a price and not every person in the Body of Christ is willing to pay that price, and not every minister is willing to pay the price. But there is a price for the greater glory. Amen. We have to be willing to pay it. Sometimes it means coming to church when you do not want to come, coming to prayer meetings when you do not feel like it. Entering into praise and worship when you have had a horrible day. (Brother Jerry to Pastor John: Did I say all of that the way you told me? (laughing) No… he did not tell me anything. I have been around the block a few times. Amen.)
But listen what you can expect if we are willing to do it. Acts 2:16-19 and Peter here is quoting the Prophet Joel and he said, let me get to it so I can read it, Acts 2:16 and 19, 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith the Lord, I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh: and upon your sons and your daughters they shall prophesy and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams. Amen. Then He says in verse 19, 19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke’ (Acts 2:16, 19) and so forth. Notice He is talking about signs and wonders and miracles. Perhaps like we have never seen before. That is what God promises for those who are willing to pay the price.
Acts 5:12 says 12 and by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people. (Acts 5:12) Amen. Signs and wonders were wrought among
the people, but there is a price to pay, to experience that kind of move of God. So when the church throws off its complacency and begins to stir itself up, God promises to respond. He always has and He always will. Zechariah 10:1 many of you are familiar with it, ‘Ask ye of the Lord rain in the time of the latter rain, so the Lord shall make bright clouds and give them showers of rain’. (Zechariah 10:1) Now this is speaking literally but it is also figuratively, in the time of the latter rain implies in the due time or the due season or at the proper time and when the cry of God’s people is: “send the rain Lord, show us your glory Lord,” then God promises that He will respond. Rain many times in the Bible, is symbolic of the glory. Send the glory Lord. Let it rain, Hallelujah. Everybody shout: “Let it rain, send the glory Lord.” Notice he said ask for it. It does not happen until God’s people ask for it. Now people think, you know, and I have heard preachers say, “well God is sovereign, He’ll do whatever He wants to do, whenever He wants to do it.” Well why would He say things like this: ‘You have not because you ask not.’ He is not going to violate His own word. Amen. Here it says ask for it. Ask for the rain, ask for the manifestation of the glory of God. Once again rain in the scriptures is often symbolic of the glory of God, the manifested presence of God.
In Hosea 6:3, 3 then shall we know if we follow on to know the Lord… and He shall come unto us as the rain, (Hosea 6:3) and that is talking about the manifested presence of God. Ask for the rain and He shall come unto us as the rain, Hallelujah. Let us ask for it. Praise God. Let us make that our prayer every day. That is why the Lord said to me: “I want you to keep it on your lips and keep it in your prayers, ‘show me the glory, show me the glory, show me the glory’, every day throughout this year’ and it would not hurt to just make it a practice until the day you die. Hallelujah. Or until the Lord comes to take us home. Amen. Show us the glory. We are asking for the rain. Come on. Lift your hands and ask for the rain. Hallelujah. Send us rain God. Show us Your glory. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. He promised once again that He shall come unto us as the rain – implying that there will be an outpouring of His presence that will cause a great reviving among His people and it will culminate in the winning of multitudes of people to Christ. It always has. Every revival, every outpouring of the Holy Ghost. It affected God’s people and it culminated in affecting the non-believers. Hallelujah. Because they see our fire. Amen. You know fire has a way of attracting. Amen.
I was out on the freeway back home just a short time ago and a great big 18-wheeler truck caught on fire, and it stopped the traffic for miles. It was over on the shoulder. It was not on the highway. It was pulled over. I do not know what started the fire but the truck was burning up. He got out of it and the truck was burning up and you could see smoke from a long ways before we ever got to it and the traffic got slower and slower and we were inching away now. Nobody is hurt. It is not on the highway. It attracts people, there is something about a fire. They have got to watch it burn, running into people in front of them, but they got to see the thing burn, you know. That is what fire is. Our God is a consuming fire. If you get close enough to Him, you will burn as well. Amen. You are not going to burn out, you will burn up. Hallelujah.
So notice, this will culminate in multitudes of people coming to Christ. The greatest number of people coming to Christ will take place in these last days and it will outnumber all of those who have ever come in days past. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Heaven is not going to be an empty place. I am inviting you in advance to come see my mansion. Praise God. I plan to hang out at yours for a while as well. Amen. Happy Caldwell told me one time, he said: “oh can you just imagine what our mansions going to look like when we get to heaven!” He started describing all the things that he likes. He said: “I believe God is going to arrange mine with this, this, this, and that. He said Jerry what is yours going to look like?” I said, “well God knows I am into speed. I like fast, and one of the things I am going to do when I get there, after I spend quite some time with my Lord and Saviour and quite some time with God my Father, then I am going to ask if I could ride that chariot he owns, because the Bible says it is as fast as the lightning is from the east to the west. Oh I want to ride that thing. It will out drag a Chevrolet. Praise God. If He will allow me, being an old
paint and body man, I am going to paint some flames on the side of it.” Praise God. I said: “Happy, I am not only going to have a mansion, I am going to have a warehouse that is full of fast stuff and I am going to ask the Lord to put my mansion next door to you and every morning I am going to get up on one of my heavenly jet ski’s and get out in the River of Life and shoot rooster tails in your yard.” Happy looked at me and said: “That ain’t going to be heaven to me.” (Laughing) Amen.
A mighty outpouring of the Spirit of God that is going to cause a great revival among His people and a great bringing in multitudes of people to the kingdom of God. That is what Isaiah 60:3 says 3 and the Gentiles shall come to Thy light. (Isaiah 60:3) Only a heaven-sent outpouring of His presence can cause a great influx of souls coming into the Kingdom and God is telling us to simply ask for it. Ask for it, be persistent. Amen. Can you say Amen? I am about ready to close – the message, not the service.
The Book of Isaiah makes this statement: Isaiah 66:7-9, 7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain, she was delivered of a man child, And it asks this question 8 who hath ever heard such a thing as this? Who hath even seen such things? and what he is asking is this: a woman does not bring forth a child without travail, without birth pang and he says before she travailed she brought forth. That is not natural, the travailing takes place first. Amen. When Carolyn was giving birth to our first child, I still owned a paint and body shop and I was serving in the military at the time, well I did, I am sorry… I opened the paint and body shop after I got out, and I was not even home when Carolyn gave birth to our first child. I never saw her until she was three and a half months old, but my father-in-law and my mother-in-law told me what kind of travailing Carolyn went through. She had a hard delivery, but we got a precious beautiful daughter out of it, you know. So you do not give birth and then you travail, you do not give birth and then you have birth pains. The birth pains come first. The travailing comes first. That is the reason he asked the question: Who has ever heard of such a thing as this? Who has ever seen anything like this? But then he goes on to say, 8 …as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Amen. As soon as Zion, speaking of God’s people, as soon as she travailed. (Isaiah 66:7-9) We are talking about intercession, we are talking my prayer, we are talking about getting before God, asking for the rain, asking for the glory. Praise God. As soon as the church prevailed, then, she brought forth. Hallelujah. In other words, nothing happens in the earth until God’s people pray. Hallelujah. I said, Hallelujah. It is not going to just happen and one day we just walk into it. God’s people are required to pray it in. Hallelujah. As soon as they travailed, then, praise God, they brought forth. God is telling us once again that nothing happens until the Body of Christ begins to pray for it.
James 4:2, I already mentioned it: 2 you have not because you ask not. (James 4:2) Hallelujah. So when the Body of Christ becomes serious, hungry and desperate for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit, a mighty outpouring of the glory of God, then He will respond by showing His glory. Every one of you know this verse 2 Chronicles 7:14, If my people, if my people, Hallelujah. If my people which are called by My Name shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face, turn from their wicked ways then, (2 Chronicles 7:14) not before, then. So if the people are not praying we can not expect what happens after the word ‘then’. So we need to pray, we need to humble ourselves. To humble ourselves implies a willingness to submit to what God desires. A willingness to submit to what God desires and what does he desire? He wants us to pray. He wants us to ask Him for the rain. He wants us to ask Him to show us His glory… “And when the people began to pray and they submit their wills to the will of the Father then and the word ‘then’ implies subsequently, or soon afterwards. Then something happens big time. Glory to God. Can you say Amen? So you see, God is waiting on us. We are not waiting on Him. He is waiting on us. Praise God.
I want to, I am not going to take the time to do it, but you read 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 and you read Acts 16:25,26. Ephesians 6:18 says: 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication
in the spirit. (Ephesians 6:18) How often? Always. Praying always, with all supplication in the Spirit. Why in the Spirit? Because sometimes we do not know how to pray as we ought. Sometimes we do not know the exact will of God, but the Holy Ghost does and the Bible says that when a man prays in other tongues “he speaketh mysteries”. When you and I are praying in the Spirit we are tapping into the mysteries of God. The Holy Spirit is showing us how to pray the perfect will of God even though we may not know what we are saying, our mind may be unfruitful, but our spirit man is in direct communion with Almighty God. Hallelujah. Can you say Amen? Glory to God. Glory to God. At this point the Lord told me to stop… and have everyone begin to travail and pray in the Spirit. I said, did my mike go off…? The Lord told me to stop at this point and have everybody begin to travail and pray in the Spirit. Hallelujah. Just begin to pray in the Spirit.
Then the Lord said this to me: Joe come up here, Walter come up here, John come up here, Sharon come up here. Hallelujah. Brynn come up here. Glory to God. Everybody stand to your feet. Hallelujah. The Lord told me to bring them up and they are going to lead you in travail and praying in the Spirit. And each one of them is going to start and when they stop, the other ones going to step in. So I want you to just follow their lead. Praise God. And let us begin to pray in the Spirit. Here is what the Lord said to me. Before we do that, here is what the Lord said to me, in fact we were praying together this afternoon and it came out of my spirit: The Lord said, “tell them that the Holy Spirit wants them to pray and as they do they will be giving birth to some miracles where their children and their loved ones are concerned.” Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Come on, begin to pray. Begin to pray, begin to pray. (Tongues) [Applause]
Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Now praise Him. Now praise Him. Now praise Him. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory, glory. Hallelujah. Thank You Lord! Thank You Lord! Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Bless the Lord. Bless the Lord. O my soul! Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. What we just did in obedience to the Holy Spirit gave birth to miracles where children are concerned, where family members are concerned, where loved ones are concerned. You expect a miracle now. Hallelujah. Come on, praise Him again. Praise Him again. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. The Lord said to me this afternoon that as we did this, there would be thyroid conditions healed, cancer would be driven out of someone’s body, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness in the hands and weakness in your grip and family members and children that are going through… the central nervous system being healed, spinal cords being healed, schizophrenia being delivered of delusional attitudes and behaviour and hallucinating. Somebody’s child is getting delivered from drugs. Hallelujah. Hepatitis, inflammation of the liver, erratic behaviour, extreme temperament, unusual, being unusually fickle and hard to deal with emotionally and chronic pelvic pain and bipolar and manic depression – all of those are being healed. All of those are being healed. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. [Applause] Thank You Lord. Thank You Lord. Thank You Lord. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Praise God. Praise God. Praise God.
The last thing I want to say to you tonight and the Lord asks me to ask you this or told me to ask you this: Are you willing to be misunderstood? Are you willing to be ridiculed for what others think is being too fanatical? Well trust me, you will experience it. That is one of the prices for bringing in the glory. The people that are responsible for bringing it in, by asking, hungering for it, believing God for it. Those are the ones to get ridiculed the most. They will call you everything you can imagine. But I challenge you by the direction of the Holy Spirit, do not stop. Be persistent. Because God is depending on you. Do not allow anything or anyone to stifle your passion or your hunger for seeing the greater glory. God is going to honour your dedicated commitment. Give Him a good shout of praise. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. [Applause]
Now Walter, the Lord told me to lay hands on you. I know there has been a situation back home with a church member and possibly having to go back home early to do a home going, a funeral. But the Lord told me to lay hands on you before you left. Not only for your safe return back home, but He said you are going to take something with you. A fresh
anointing! Put your hands out like this. Do it Lord! Hallelujah. Come on, stretch your hands out toward him. Glory to God. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Thank You Father. Hey, where are the other ministers in here? You have got other ministers in here? Come up here real quick. I just heard the Lord say, “And it is not just for Walter alone.” Praise God. Stretch your hands out. Just come quick. In the Name, in the Name, in the Name, in the Name, in the Name, in the Name, hallelujah. Come on ministers come up here. What are you waiting on, in the Name, hallelujah, in the Name, in the name of Jesus. A fresh, new, powerful anointing, carry it back with you and do not let anybody stifle it. In the name of Jesus. In the name of Jesus. Hallelujah. Let us give the Lord a shout of praise. In the name, in the Name, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah! Lift your hands everybody and let us praise the Lord and let us thank Him for sending the rain. Hallelujah, glory to God. I am done. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Thank You Father.
Well those people that watched us on livestream and those people that were in Witbank on the Wednesday night prayer when I led the prayer meeting. Remember I said how the Holy Spirit is going to pull that plug out of us. We are going to flow, and we are there. We are there, we are there, we are there, we are there. We are not normal people anymore. We are not normal people anymore. We are supernatural super beings. I am proud to be called one that is misunderstood. I have been called that a long time already. I have had that persecution a long time already. Hallelujah. Praise You, Jesus. Praise You, Lord. Thank You Lord. Thank You Father.