Asking For and Expecting More

Sunday March 27, 2011

Offering message: (Pastor Dale) I Kings 17:2 ff. The Word of the Lord is Jesus, not the Holy Spirit speaking. This is the time and this is the place. You must be in the place of God’s blessing. Pastor Dale told of a time when he and Bob Hawk prayed every Wednesday and everything they prayed was answered, because it was time. Bob Hawk delivered a word from the Lord about quickening, understanding, and His calling us. The order is to MOVE! Bob first shared that the river is here- now and in this place. Ezekiel 47:3-9. Sue Baughman told of the visions the Lord revealed to her about the river and fountain. Revival brings us to awareness of what God is doing, and He pours out resurrection power. Zech. 10:1-13 Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain. Luke 11:1 ff- Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray as John taught his disciples. We are to bring heaven to earth. Be shamelessly persistent. Keep asking. Keep seeking. Keep knocking for the things of God. Don’t give up! God wants a continual pouring out from our lives. Acts 3:1-11 The lame man was expecting money, but he received something greater, because of the authority in the name of Jesus Christ. We have that same authority. In Acts 4:23-31 the believers prayed for more boldness. The disciples had been filled with the Holy Spirit and had spoken in tongues at Pentecost, but they received another filling to speak the Word with boldness. Other scriptures: Mark 11:24; Matt. 21:22; John 13:14, 15; John 16:23; Jer. 29:11. Bob ministered to those desiring more boldness to speak the Word of God and to minister to others. He had a specific word for Lee Jones. Jim gave a word about God taking us at warp-speed to reach the end-time harvest. Vera Zimmerman told about seeing a river that even flowed uphill.