Today has been a good day in the Lord. As the weather seems to stop the happiness of people's faces it does not stop the true passion and love of God. We are people filled with His spirit that has the power to do anything. There is no limit to God even the coldness of the air or anything we physically think can stop the movement of God. He is not able to be moved from His thrown, He is King with our without use His will, will be done.
On my walk to the supermarket I was looking at the ground as I normally do. It seems that I'm worried that I will trip over something but really I tried to walk on the way home from the train tonight without looking at the ground and it was almost impossible. Good thing that the Lord knows our faults and trains us up. Anyways this elderly woman was walking towards me as I was walking towards the supermarket and the Lord spoke to me and said "head up and smile" so I did. The smile of trueness came over me and I watched as this elderly lady gave me a smile of a true loving grandmother. You know the kind that you see on grandmothers faces when their little ones just did something so special to their heart. It was at that very moment that I realized that even if the weather is cold and the sun goes down at four o'clock God has declared His people who are walking with Him a light in the darkness. It was at that moment that I realized that I must pick my eyes up and watch for those who may just need a little glimpse of God. It was a blessing to know that God is always right on time and obviously it was what that woman needed at that moment.
Later on today I was reminded of something else. The Word says that these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mark 16:17-18) God's people are to be walking in spiritual ways that they shall be followed by things that are unexplainable and only God given. It is by our obedience to His spirit that we are able to partake in such things but it is what the people who are filled with His spirit will be known by.
We are called to be peculiar people and that we must be known by our Father. When we were baptized in Jesus name we were given a covering of our past, our backs. God gives His promise that He will have our backs that He will take care of the things that we can't take care of. The Word says that we must say get behind me Satan. Why? God has our backs through the repentance and covering of the blood… if he is behind us protecting us than Satan has no chance to tell us to do anything. Our God has given us the Holy Spirit for use to move forward and proclaim the promises of the kingdom of Heaven.
I am encouraged tonight as God is moving through out, to proclaim His ways true. It is the responsibility of the people in the church to prove that we serve this wonderful God. My prayers for Sweden are that the people will let the spirit rain down on this city and that God would be known through His people's walks… with their heads up and noses down. Letting God prove Himself through signs that will FOLLOW after them!
We are seeing great revival get started in Falun and I pray that I will be able to partake of the greatness of the filling of the Holy Ghost in Sweden. I am off for three weeks in Falun and will be updating you on the great things God is doing.