“By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving Him by spreading this Good News.” (Ephesians 3:7 NLT)
Yesterday I shared with you about my experience during worship. Today I’d like to tell you about another way God showed me a few things that I understood intellectually but needed to experience personally.
In Exodus 16 we’re told about the manna from heaven that God provided for all of Israel. Manna literally means “what is it?” Moses explained that it was their food supply, but they were to take each day only what they needed for their family, thus, everyone had exactly enough – no more, no less.
The Lord laid on my heart to give an invitation card to Easter services at our church to everyone in my neighborhood. At one point I had counted the number of houses, but on Sunday, when I picked up the cards, I couldn’t remember how many to get, so I just grabbed a few hands full. When I finished with the last house, I searched all my pockets, but there were none left. I had exactly the number I needed.
So, what’s the big deal about that? I had enough! It was as if the Lord was saying to me: “Every person in this neighborhood, that you’ve been lifting to Me every morning for months, is vitally important to Me. I want every single one of them to receive an invitation, because for those who accept, it will be life changing. I’m working in ways no one has ever seen before, but what I’m doing in Las Vegas is unique. I’m going to start a worldwide revival, giving people of the world one last chance to see Me and come to Me before I call a halt to life on this planet.
My love for the lost is beyond human understanding, but if you’ll obey Me in the seeming small things, like passing out these invitations, I will work in unbelievable ways. I will draw your neighbors to Me and show them things that they’ve never dared dream possible. I’m going to show up in Resurrection Sunday services all over the world in unprecedented ways.
I’m going to work powerfully, healing marriages, freeing addicts, delivering those with demons, and transforming the lives of those who will place their trust in Me. My Spirit will bring such conviction to those who are lost that they literally won’t know what’s happening to them. I’m going to send people who love Me and trust Me to let them know what they need to do to find forgiveness and wholeness the likes of which they couldn’t have imagined. I am coming soon for My Bride, and I want the banquet hall of heaven to be filled with those who are willing to put their hope of eternal life in Me alone.
I’m not looking for ‘miracle workers.’ I’m the only miracle Worker you need. I’m looking for vessels through whom My Spirit can flow without restriction. People who will obey me in the small details of their lives, so that I might work in unimaginable ways in saving, healing, restoring, and investing them in My Kingdom while there’s still time.”
What is the Lord prompting you to do? I’ve got to tell you; the devil was trying his best to discourage me. Everything from: “Your neighbors don’t care about Jesus; they’re going to run you off their property. You’re going to be the laughingstock of the neighborhood. You’re just going to make a fool of yourself” and on and on he went, until the last card was handed out. Then I saw a big smile on God’s face, and it was like He said: “You’ve done your part, now let Me do Mine!”
Whoever you are. Wherever you live. However long you’ve been walking with Jesus. I have a word from the Lord for you – “You’re enough!” I’m just an old man who loves Jesus, but God made it clear to me that I’m enough, when I’m empowered by His Spirit. And so are you, my friend, so are you!
Whatever you’re led to do that is in line with His will and Word, just do it! Don’t second guess and don’t question, just do it and leave the results to Him.
Wow! I can’t wait to see what’s coming. God is up to something really good and I’m grateful that He’s letting us be a part of it. It’s going to be “infinitely more than we can think or imagine!” Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Blessings, Ed 😊