Are you waiting for the power of God to come on you, so you can do the works of ministry?
I had been Born-again for 40+ years and I was not filled with the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.
I was a member of the First Baptist church in Port Angeles, Washington. In all those years I had never seen God do anything, not a single person healed or delivered. I had only read about miracles in the Bible, but had never witnessed one. No one in that church was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues.
The Lord called me to preach at 9 years old, a week after I was born again and baptized. But I evidently, was under the Spirit of Jonah; I ran from my calling.
I had moved to Las Vegas from Wyoming and started a new practice. While reading the news paper, there was an ad for a Kenneth Hagin meeting. When I saw that ad the Lord spoke to me and told me to go to that meeting. I was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues! My spiritual life began to change immediately. I had a strong hunger for the Lord and the Word of God.
The Lord spoke to me and told me to go to Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I sold my practice and moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. At Rhema I witnessed people healed and delivered. There were many miracle stories by students that God had moved mightily in their lives.
In my in my first year of Rhema Bible College I took a ministry trip to Peru. I witnessed God doing marvelous things but I still didn’t understand the power of God.
In my second year of Bible college I went to Panama on a ministry trip with my friend Jack Myers. The first night I ministered with Jack. Jack preached. I saw many miracle healings and several devils cast out. For the remainder of the two weeks we were there, Jack and I preached two services a day in different churches. We preached in small jungle churches mostly. We met at night for dinner and talk about the miracle healings and demonic deliverance.
For the first time in my life I witnessed the power of the name of Jesus.
The first day that I was to preach on my own. I was sitting on the edge of my bed in the morning. The devil was telling me that I had nothing to give. That I would be an embarrassment. I was questioning myself.
The Lord told me to turn to Acts. Peter had healed the man who was crippled from birth.
Acts 3:6 NKJV Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
Peter and John were then arrested and brought before the religious leaders.
Acts 4: NKJV “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.”
After I read these verses the Lord spoke to me and said: “Peter didn’t have anything to give either but He did use the POWER OF THE NAME THAT IS ABOVE EVERY NAME! “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
Then the Lord told me to turn to Acts 1:8.
Acts 1:8 NKJV “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Then the Lord spoke to me again. “Son, I just need a willing vessel who will use MY NAME, and release MY SPIRIT that resides in them. The POWER OF MY NAME and the POWER of MY SPIRIT will heal and deliver.”
I remembered Zechariah 4:6 NKJV “…‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.”
I repented in tears and ask the Lord to forgive me. All the services that I preached in had many marvelous healings and I cast out multiple demons. Jack and I would meet for dinner and we would weep because of the marvelous things the Lord had done.
I would lay in my bed at night and weep. For the first time in my entire life I understood the POWER in the NAME OF JESUS and the POWER OF THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD!
I have had many people tell me that the Holy Spirit has never directed them to pray for others and to cast out devils.
I would remind them of Mark 16:17-18 NKJV “And these signs will follow those WHO BELIEVE: In MY NAME they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
I’d tell them that they are greatly mistaken. The Holy Spirit has told them to pray for the sick and cast out devils EVERYWHERE THEY GO!
The LORD is looking for someone to work with so HE CAN CONFIRM HIS WORD!
Mark 16:20. “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs.”
Royal Friends, it is past time for YOU TO GO AND DO!
If YOU need to repent for any reason; (uproot the seeds of sin that you have sown) DO IT! YOU must turn from your sin, disobedience to the Word of God, and turn back to God, and make the choice to obey His Word; then ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus! Forgive everyone who has ever harmed you; forgive yourself for the hurt that you have done to others and to the heart of God.
Pastor Glenn Harrison
Author:”Two Wheels for Heaven”