Spiritual Awakening or Outpouring? What do we REALLY need to be waiting for and praying for…?

I can’t just say what I feel like saying in a short FB message, thus this post today.

Here is what I believe.

When people say that a special OUTPOURING of God is taking place in a specific church or region, we need to make sure we are letting people know the OUTPOURING is NOT OCCURRING BECAUSE GOD LIKES THAT CHURCH OR REGION MORE, OR THAT IT’S SPECIAL, OR THAT IT’S HAPPENING BECAUSE SOMEONE “PRAYED THE PRICE.”

LISTEN, JESUS ALREADY PAID THE PRICE FOR FULL AND COMPLETE ACCESS TO THE OUTPOURING OF THE FULLNESS OF THE FATHER.

If you want to call your extended meeting an outpouring… fine. But don’t promote your meetings with an undertone that what is happening is somehow special or sovereign etc.

How can I have the guts to be saying this… Because of what I know of the nature of Father God.

God says that those who seek him will find Him. It’s that simple.

Here is what needs to stop in this OUTPOURING CULTURE that exists out there. We need to stop acting like what is happening at these outpourings is somehow an accelerated special occurrence when in reality what is really happening is that particular group simply DECIDED TO BECOME AWARE OF AND ENGAGED IN THE POTENTIAL OF GOD.

WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS THAT THE OUTPOURING OF GOD IS NOW. IT IS EVERYWHERE. IT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE. IT CAN BE ACCESSED FROM ALASKA TO CALIFORNIA TO FLORIDA TO MAINE AND ON EVERY INCH OF THE GLOBE.

I am not saying the we need to stop using the terminology outpouring. But I do want to say that what many people are calling OUTPOURINGS ARE ACTUALLY AWAKENINGS TO HIS OUTPOURING, THE OUTPOURING THAT HAS BEEN OUTPOURING SINCE JESUS RIPPED THE VEIL AND GAVE US ACCESS TO THE FATHER.

Another thing that happens is that once a group figures out (becomes aware) of what God has been doing all along, they get all excited and promote it and have a lot of meetings that last for a month or two and have famous speakers start coming in and get totally out of balance regarding what real sustainable life needs to be… AND THEN THE OUTPOURING ENDS –

HERE IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH ALL OF THIS… IF YOU THINK THAT THE OUTPOURING WAS SPECIAL AND SOVEREIGN, ONCE IT ENDS, YOU GO BACK TO WHERE YOU WERE BEFORE BECAUSE YOU DON’T REALIZE THAT IT WASN’T SPECIAL… IT’S ACTUAL WHAT THE FATHER WANTS TO BE YOUR NORMAL (balanced practically in life between family, business, etc.)

I just got asked to minister at a church that is having these type of meetings right now, and I said no. I told them that what is happening there is something God is doing THERE. You don’t need me to come minister at these type of meetings because I live in Texas. I don’t know much about your church or your city. Let the people who live and move and have their being in that city be the ones who carry this.

I am not saying that we can’t have a series of meetings that last an extended amount of time so that God can rally people together in a community. I think that is great. But I think those scenarios will only happen for a season to put things in place for a future that will eventually balance out and actually be more fruitful once people get set in place from the rally season.

But when you start promoting your regional meeting as a special move, and start inviting people to come from different states and regions and nations because God is REALLY MOVING HERE… That is a slap in a the face of a supernatural omnipresent God who can do whatever, wherever and whenever.

SUMMARY

GOD IS MOVING NOW. He is accessible to ALL who call upon Him. There is a great potential in the person and presence of God. You have access to HIS FULLNESS NOW based on the righteousness of Jesus Christ and HIS PERFORMANCE NOT YOURS.

There are expanded places and experiences in God that He longs to take you to. You can have those now, RIGHT NOW. I believe in AN OUTPOURING, BUT I AM NOT WAITING FOR ONE OR PRAYING THE PRICE FOR ONE BECAUSE JESUS ALREADY DID. ALL I NEED TO DO IS DRAW MY AWARENESS TO IT AND ENTER IN. AND IT’S THE SAME FOR YOU. AMEN

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Spiritual Awakening or Outpouring? What do we REALLY need to be waiting for and praying for…?”

  1. Love you bro! Look forward to catching up soon. I agree with many of your points of application in this blog but not all of the theology lol. The bible and church history actually say the exact opposite as far as there being special sovereign outpourings and moves of God in response to what you said “People drawing near to God and Him drawing near in a special way in response. I’m thinking of Acts 2, Acts 4, The first and Second Great Awakening, the Welsh Revival, Azusa St, etc, He does manifests Himself in varying degrees of power even through He is everywhere as you said. I totally agree that it is available to anyone who wants it and Jesus has paid the price for us to have full access to every spiritual blessing in His presence. But that has to be accessed through faith and obedience and many are not willing to “pray the price” or anything else that costs them anything related to obedience. I can see what lies you are coming against and I think that’s good, I just think you take it too far. We all have access, He longs to encounter anyone who seeks Him, He doesn’t want us to wait for a special meeting or promote something that should be happening on a regular basis. And at the same time He does move in special ways and does respond more according to spiritual hunger. There is so much more He wants to “Pour Out” and until our shadows are healing people, Cancer flees at the mention of Jesus, and limbs start growing back regularly in our meetings then we need a greater Outpouring or at least revelation that we have access to that outpouring now ; ) I think some of this is semantics, and we need to talk more over coffee soon. Love your heart bro, and respect the heck out of you!!!

    • Whatever going to far means, I just actually decided to go to far on this one on purpose, so it’s all good. Don’t get me started about the people who do what I am talking about purposefully…

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