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Prove Me Now ..... A Spiritual Personal Journal #9 - Amazing
Several things have continue to amaze me. First, the answers to both short and long term prayers. The removal of a drug dealing dead beat Dad who refuses to work and lives off desperate single women has finally left the horizon of my world. This was an answer of prayers in the last 5 weeks.
Second, I prayed and prayed that my two family members would stop selling drugs. This has been a prayer for over four years. They have stopped selling and started working. Both are going to college to better themselves. Praise God for answering what seemed would cause an early end to their lives.
Tomorrow, I finish my last paper for Seminary for the semester. This will give me 31 days off before the next semester. Though I am still phyiscally not 100%....I have plans to spend it reading, praying, and conversing with God. I will be entering back into teachings that will definitely cause me to gain spirituality and persecution. Yet, I cannot be satisfied with being a church goer only.
Now for something that bugs me. When I turn on the TV, I see religious con artists all over the airwaves trying their best to stealing the money from viewers to enhance their temporal rich living. Then I look at the minister who bids his time doing what is necessary to keep his job. Both are the same kind of creature....powerless, not Spirit filled, disobedient, wolves in sheep clothing, and helping their people get directed to wide path marked "Heaven"....which is actually headed to "Hell".
Here in America, we have all the knowledge needed to know how all the great men and women of God became the way there were. We know how to become completely filled with the Holy Spirit and move mountains. We know about prayer and the results of spending hours a day before God and how He will bless the actions. We have a vast testimony of both the past and the living to show the way to 1st century spirit filled Christianity that comes with power and healings. Every minister who is not seeking after God for these blessings is chagrin that is allowing untold numbers of people to perish, and others to starve to death in the church.
I cannot be like these normal ministers who are powerless because they refuse to get from God the promises He is just waiting for someone to ask for and keeping asking until He gives the blessing. Whatever it takes......I will be like Jonathan Edwards and Samuel Chadwick....I will stay after God and He will show Himself strong through me and guide me anyway He wants me to go.
If God decides He wants me to stay for awhile longer...I will obey. Yet, I know that God will still reward me for being patience and diligent. Look at Brother Lawrence washing the dishes everyday and still being blessed with closeness to God through it all and in private off time. There is no vail to separate me from God's blessings but laziness, disobedients, or sins.
I have given God everything....and my palms are still up with all fingers extended towards God.
To God be ALL the glory!
Erlo Stegen - RevivalistErlo Stegen - Revivalist to the Zulu Tribe in Africa since 1966 and the revival is still going and...