Thursday, March 17, 2011

consuming fire

"So that the priests could not stand to minister by
reason of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD
had filled the house of God"
(2 Chronicles 5:14)
Our church has been in revival since Sunday morning. We have had 5 of the most powerful services that I have ever experienced. The fire of the Holy Spirit has fallen in our midst like never before. The move of the Spirit has been so strong and the anointing of the Lord has just been flowing like a mighty river.

Lives have been changed. Decisions have been made. Peoples hearts have been moved to action. Souls have been saved.

The revival has been held in our church sanctuary, but the people that filled up our pews have been from many different churches and several different denominations. We have come together as one body. The body of Christ.

Hungry for the fire to fall upon us and ignite us with a real and mighty move of God. Desperate for the Word of God to leap off the pages of the holy scriptures and bury itself deep into our hearts. Longing for a real change to take place in our lives. Yearning for a deeper thirst for the living water.

The glory of the Lord has filled the House. We have encountered the consuming fire of God. God has been speaking loudly from the lips of His anointed servant. Speaking truth. Speaking love.

Our services were to end tonight, but the move of the Spirit has been so amazing and the outpouring so strong, that no one wanted it to end. The revival pastor and the worship group said they would stay. We will be having two more services and will conclude on Friday night unless the Lord deems otherwise.

There is nothing I would rather do than worship my Lord. There is no place I would rather be than the House of God.

I am thankful that God is still moving upon His people. I am thankful that for such a time as this, He is doing a mighty work in our midst. I am thankful for the amazing grace that is my salvation.

Consume us, Lord, with the fires of revival.

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Mari said...

That sounds awesome indeed. It's been awhile since I've been in a church that has had such a moving like you describe. Shame, isn't it? This should encourage all of us to pray this would happen all over the world. Let is be so, Lord Jesus!

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Nancy M. said...

WOW! Sounds totally awesome! That's the way revival should be!

Bekah said...

I love that so many from different churches joined in. Fellowship and community are so important!

NanaNor's said...

Dear One, How I would have loved to be there with you and the saints falling on their knees before the Lord. How I long to partake of that outpouring of His Spirit. Praising God for you and your man and your obedience.
Hugs tonight. May His Spirit continue to rain down on your services and the lives of many.
Love you sis.

Nana Jul said...

That is astounding! May He fill you to overflowing sista!!
Can't wait to hear what He stirs in your spirit!

Saleslady371 said...

It always amazes me how the Lord pours our His Spirit when such unified hearts gather. He loves it when His people come together and it is so powerful. How wonderful!

Beth E. said...

How wonderful that your revival has been extended...oh, to have that hunger in our own church family! We're going through a challenging time right now. Your prayers for our pastor and us would be greatly appreciate, sweet Beth.


Yaya Yarns said...

\o/ Amen \o/ and Glory be to GOD, it indeed as been an amazing blessing!


Praise God! I pray for many more to repent and come alive in Christ.

Christina said...

I love "Desperate for the Word of God to leap off the pages of the holy scriptures and bury itself deep into our hearts." Such a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing the work God is doing!

Aliene said...

I'm glad our God is still alive and working in the midst of His people. We, too, have had services that we did not want to end. Surely the Presense of the Lord will be manifest if His people are in unity. We hate to miss a service because we are afraid we will miss out on God's blessings. So glad to hear that He is working in different places.
Yet some have not seen that out pouring of the Spirit.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

We've been praying for a revival to begin at our church (husband and me) since arriving here last June. So far, nothing as vibrant as you're experiencing at your church. It's been a struggle, Beth. We can't understand what's happening from God's perspective; we need him to move in here and stay! He's certainly willing; unfortunately, I'm not sure our people feel the same way.

Would appreciate your prayers for us and the church.