Ephesians 5:18 – 20
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…
Ephesians 3:19 Amplified
[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
There was a well known minister. For years he had done healing crusades. They were predominantly teaching. However in his latter years – he began to add an additional type of service. They were called Holy Ghost meetings. The premise of these meetings was, “preach and teach and then give the Holy Ghost place to move.” As the word went forth – faith would arise. Then people were encouraged to yield to the Holy Ghost. This triggered an even stronger presence of the Holy Ghost – because now people WERE ACTING ON THE WORD. They were just sitting and listening – waiting for something to happen. They combined hearing the word with acting on the word.
This minister – Reverend Kenneth E. Hagin said that during that season – more people got healed than in all his healing crusades throughout the years – COMBINED.
ONE OF THE GREATEST ACTS OF FAITH YOU CAN DO IS TO SPEAK THE WORD AND THEN ACT ON HIS LEADINGS.
When you spend time SPEAKING HIS WORD ENCASED IN AN ACT OR ATTITUDE OF FAITH – THE HOLY GHOST BEGINS TO FILL AND FLOODED YOUR ENTIRE BODY – AND YOUR MIND WILL AND EMOTIONS WITH HIMSELF.
JUST LIKE THESE MEETINGS – THE HOLY GHOST WILL DEMONSTRATE HIS POWER.
One time I had a sinus infection. I used to get them all the time. They got so bad that my doctor told me I would have to go to a specialist because I had reached the top of the antibiotic list and couldn’t go any higher.
I started speaking the Word of God – worshipping Him with it.
It sure didn’t look like things were changing. In fact it felt worse. When you cant breathe its hard to sleep at night. I was getting no rest. BUT YOU KNOW – FAITH IS A REST. IT SEEMS LIKE THE DEVIL LIKES TO REALLY BUG PEOPLE AT NIGHT. WELL – I WILL SIT UP AND SPEAK THE WORD UNTIL THE REST OF FAITH KNOCKS ME OUT!
I was getting FILLED with the Word – clinging to the Word. The peace and joy of God were filling me up. The Holy Ghost had a place to stretch out until I became a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!
Symptoms were still horrible – but I kept thanking God that I am healed.
In the midst of all that – at work one night – I remember exactly where I was standing. A knowing filled with words FLOATED up to my brain.
Like how things float on the top of water. I was filled man. I was flooded man.
The waters – the rivers and geysers of the Holy Ghost had broken open through the hammer of the word.
These words floated up through the door of peace and joy.
THE WATERS BROUGHT WITH THEM AN UTTERANCE AND A LEADING.
IN THREE DAYS ALL YOUR SYMPTOMS WILL LEAVE.
Why three days? I don’t know. I don’t care. That was not my first response. My first response was JOY! AWESOME!
THREE DAYS LATER EVERYTHING BROKE OPEN. MY HEALING HAD MANIFESTED WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS OF MAN.
AND SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENED. I WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME. BECAUSE NOW – I HAVE A VICTORY. JUST ONE VICTORY – BUT ITS A VICTORY!! I PROVED GOD!! AND I KNOW THAT THE SAME FAITH AND LEADING OF THE SPIRIT THAT JUST PRODUCED THAT VICTORY CAN DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE!!!!
AND SO WE SPEAK AND YIELD! WE SPEAK AND YIELD UNTIL WE ARE FILLED EVERY MORNING! WE ARE CONSTANTLY TO BE BEING FILLED EVERYDAY.
NOT DRUNK WITH WINE WHEREIN IS EXCESS BUT FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST – NEW WINE. THIS WINE CAUSES US TO SEE STRANGE THINGS – THINGS CONTRARY TO THGE WORLD. THINGS LIKE SEE THAT WE ARE HEALED – PROSPERED AND OUR FAMILY WITH US AND THE LORD! THEN THAT WINE CAUSES US TO WALK FUNNY. THATS WAS THE WORLDS WINE DOES! WE START WALKING ACCORDING TO THE EYES OF OUR SPIRIT. THE WORLD WOULD SAY DON’T WALK AWAY FROM THE ANTIBIOTIC! WHERE ARE YOU GOING? BUT DADDY GOD IS BECKONING ME – LIKE A NEW DADDY AS HIS TODDLER TAKES HER FIRST STEPS. COME ON! COME ON!
YEP – JUST KEEP DRINKING, AND LOOKING, AND SAYING AND YIELDING AND WALKING AFTER THE SPIRIT – AND ONE DAY YOUR BODY WILL BE SO FILLED AND FLOODED IT WONT BE ABLE TO STAY!
GLORY TO GOD.
*PS. We are not saying antibiotics are evil. We are not saying doctors are evil. We are not saying don’t take antibiotics. Sheeeeeeesh
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.