June 15, 2011 Filed in: Ministry
A super-blessed Happy Birthday to Dennis Staysniak, my very good friend (and webmaster for my ministry site). God's richest blessings, and supernatural guidance for his purposes for God's glory!
I recently returned from a weekend of ministry in Clearwater, Florida at Flowing River Church (pastors Stephen & Kathleen Peck).
For the past couple months, I have been spending time alone with the Holy Spirit, and the Presence of the Lord has been increasingly kind and precious. A spiritual foundation is being established for this final phase of my life and ministry before I am fully launched once again into public itinerant ministry.
I am not in a hurry to abort what the Holy Spirit is doing in my life by quickly 'getting busy' with ministry ... however, because of my loving, close affinity with the church in Clearwater, I had a special yearning to be with them. Since returning home, I have simply continued staying home as much as possible and 'abiding in His Presence'. Concerning this 'abiding', by God's grace I expect to remain in this mode the rest of my life. May it never be quenched, even for a second--it is just so wonderful. Though my wife has gone away to Heaven, I am never alone. The reality of God's company is more than precious.
While at Flowing River Church, the thrust of my message was permitting the Holy Spirit to lay the foundation in each of our lives for endurance for our next phase of ministry--- which is simply "Abiding In His Presence", and remaining focused on the reality of "Christ In You".
For the Sunday a.m. & p.m. meetings I was told I spoke about 2 hours each time before ministering in the Spirit. Each time, I was shocked when they told me what time it was. I suppose I've been so deep into spending complete days alone with God, that my sense of 2 hours in His Presence in a public meeting now feels like hardly any time at all. The subject matter, though very simple, was yet quite profound in my opinion.
As my public ministry increasingly develops, I expect God to make provisions for videos + teaching materials to be made accessible on my website.
I cannot repeat or post much material of what I shared in those meetings, but here are a few things:
-- saying or singing "Come Holy Spirit" too often is not wise, since the
Holy Spirit dwells within us already
-- Moses said, "If Thy Presence goeth not with me, don't send me".
Not so with us in the New Covenant, for He lives IN us.
-- One who 'abides in Christ' all day doesn't like to hear what is often
said in meetings ... "Let's now enter His Presence".
-- It is not wise to say so much, "Lord, I want more of you" ... since the
Holy Spirit is a complete Person who lives in the saints.
-- One cannot use or misuse the Person Holy Spirit, but His power
has often been misused.
-- Praying in tongues throughout the day is a powerful key. Doing this,
one will notice an increased flow of Scripture revelation.
June 01, 2011 Filed in: Webmaster
To those of you who frequent the ministry website, I would like to apologize for the time lapse in posting to this blog.
The day after Elias sent me his blog for May, the hard drive in my laptop crashed without any warning. At the same time, I was confronted with two expensive vehicle repairs and my elderly father, for whom I am a primary care provider, had just had eye surgery.
Needless to say, with all of this transpiring, it took a few days to be able to get out to a replacement hard drive from our closest computer superstore (which is an hour away), then restore the data from the most recent backup and then add the latest changes to bring the site current again.
So again, my apologies on the tardiness of this latest post.