Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Jesus Experience

 Q:  I can speak in tongues but I don't feel that sensation inside that others talk about and so I wonder if I'm even baptized in the Holy Spirit at all...

A:  "If we ask for the 'right thing', we will never get the wrong thing", is a great quote by Derek Prince, because it's true.  We know the promise of loaves and fishes and not snakes and rocks.  We also know from the Word....
James 1:5-8 "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."
The best way to 'feel it' is when it flows from worship, adoration and blessing the Lord.
I can go throughout the house with the burden (to do tongues) & just blurt it out,  or in praying for people & then switching over into it....but when I find myself saying 'I love you Lord', and then praise & etc.  that's when it floods.

Bind up doubt, perhaps repent of looking for 'feeling', and declare that rivers of living water flow from your belly because you have invited in the Holy Spirit to dwell within. (If you've asked you WILL receive.... reading this and not asked yet? Check out this Playlist.)

When we earnestly desire gifts it's like being at a concert & your favorite (Jesus) singer is on stage.... Your focus is not where you are in the concert hall...  ie: the person in the very back is not grumbling where they are more than focusing on the star...  No matter where we are in the place, we are enraptured with Jesus and we are pushing forward to the front row to see Him better, hear Him better, to hope we can catch a free t-shirt,  snag an autograph or even to be hand-picked for a backstage pass!  If we're too busy thinking about 'where we are', grumbling etc. and not on the star, we're missing the experience!

Sing along with the Str 
Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."


I fell asleep early last night... and then woke early.
I went to the computer and was drawn to watch a film about the devastating Tsunami of 2004.

In the back of my mind I was reminded of my son coming to me over the weekend; telling me of a dream of water flooding into the house.
...and then also a dream forum post where amidst symbolism of air strike and earthquake surmising... was mention of a tsunami. 
I was wondering... "are you saying something here Lord?"
I squeezed some tears & said, "I know bad stuff is coming Lord."
And then He reminded me of the first thing I saw when I went to my computer... email.
I was reminded of the quote by Derek Prince that leapt off the page to me...

"You see, ultimately we don't depend on our own effort, we depend on God's faithfulness, and God's faithfulness is committed to reward that which we do in His will. If we build in the will of God, the house will stand. If we watch in the will of God, the city will be secure. Security is found only in God."- Derek Prince

I went back to sleep and the next time I went to the computer I received a 'watch this video'... and when I went to see it... a video response to it was some of the very footage from the 2004 tsunami!

Videos I view are not listed under my 'activity'... I'd not even commented on the tsunami videos and yet here they are 'flooding me'.

Is one coming? 
I don't know, but I was very heavy with the magnitude of death and loss from the 2004 tsunami...

• killing over 230,000 people...
• inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (98 ft) high
• one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history
• the third largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph
• had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes
• nearly all of the victims were taken completely by surprise

What happens when the 'birth pangs' get closer together?
Are you ready?

"....If we build in the will of God, the house will stand. If we watch in the will of God, the city will be secure. Security is found only in God."- Derek Prince

My Plea to you...
You Must Abide in Him

*I am not interpreting tongues in this video (just so you know)
This is me praying after all this.