We had an awesome Revival this past weekend at Return Ministries. The LORD blessed us with His presence, His Power and His Person in all three services. We have received many testimonies of precious people that were literally set free by the preaching of God’s Word.
"And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
Other testimonies of people that were healed, delivered, touched by the grace of God, and many that were refilled with the Holy Spirit. For Revival has come to Return, and it is not over, but instead it has just began. Hallelujah to The Lamb!
A special thanks to Pastor Paul for preaching the Word of God to us with such sincerity, such clarity, such honesty, such transparency, and such power. Wow! What a wonderful weekend!
Also, a special thanks to Bro Tommy for doing a great job in leading our worship services and a big thanks to all of our musicians and sound techs for doing an outstanding job in helping with the worship service.
I am very excited as I prepare to preach a sermon this Friday night on “The Witness of the Holy Ghost”, from a purely Biblical perspective. I hope to challenge your thinking as we look at what the Word of God has to say about this very important ministry of the Holy Spirit.
What we are experiencing at Return was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah many years ago and now being fulfilled by Jesus Christ right in the midst of our hearts and lives today.
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations." - Isaiah 61:1-4
If you are experiencing a depressed mind or spirit, Jesus has some good news for you. If you have experienced a broken heart, Jesus wants to heal it. If you are held captive in anyway by the lies of the enemy, Jesus is here to bring you to freedom and deliverance. If you are a prisoner in your mind or your spirit Jesus wants to open the prison doors and set you free. Jesus is here to bring a Jubilee in our lives, a time of restoration and freedom like we have never experienced before. Beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, praise for heaviness, this sounds like a good trade to me. Plus the LORD wants to rebuild, repair and raise up the waste places of our past, the portions of our being that the enemy has torn down, destroyed or damaged. The LORD is mindful of all we have gone through in our lifetime. The things that have caused us to lose hope, the pain in our life that has caused us despair, the mistakes that have caused so much damage in our own hearts and in the hearts of others. Jesus is saying to us, "Come to me, and I’ll give you rest,” put your trust in me and I will do things in your life far exceeding all that you have ever thought or imagined. God is a miracle working God, and He wants to do a miracle in each of our lives.
Just return to what really matters, and that is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Return to the cross, Return back to your first love with Jesus and get ready for the most amazing spiritual journey of your life.
It is very exciting as we walk through this life being connected to Jesus Christ. Life is one great romantic adventure as we learn to lean upon the LORD with every decision as we listen to His voice and be led by His Holy Spirit and humbly obey His every desire.
With the Love of Jesus,