To preach Jesus in His love, grace and glory will allow the river of God to flow from His throne. The Father proclaims, “And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “ You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased. (Luke 3:22 NKJV) The pleasure and favor in the Father flows through exaltation of the Son – preaching, prophesying, singing, dancing manifested in a glorious way.
As Christians, we gather with expectation to allow Holy Spirit to flow. That is what we always expect when Rivers of Eden ministers. Is there any other way? Not for us. On this past Sunday, at Oak Valley Church in Oakdale CA, Holy Spirit flowed in freedom because leaders dropped their agendas and lined up with God’s way for that time.
I preach Christ, the center of my life, my all in all. He flows in revelation and it infiltrates every aspect of the service, in the atmosphere. I feel I am called to be a Holy Spirit conductor, following the flow of the Spirit, with wonderful effects in our midst. Prophetic songs flowed over people, over the congregation, bringing healing. When preached, the word was flowing with the sound of heaven imparting a kingdom dynamic in our midst.
Every minute detail of our Christian life, service, and our gatherings are to be centered and focused in Christ.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:15-18 NKJVS)
We preach Christ in unique creative ways as we gather. To preach means to proclaim openly with authority, words which must be listened to and obeyed. A river of divine love revealed Jesus and in the flow of this glorious grace, hearts turn and are healed and set free. Holy Spirit, I need you…how does anyone hold a service without Holy Spirit leading the way? You can’t but many do. Yet, I never will.
Radical? It is simply obeying Holy Spirit flow. Over the years, it cost us many times of ministry as fear or control in leaders held us back from walking in freedom. But this weekend, Rivers of Eden was launched out in prophetic word over our lives and ministry from the leaders and in that there is such great joy in me.
The manifestation of the Spirit during this gathering:
Prophetic songs flowing over people and into the atmosphere with a dynamic worship leader that simply knew how to follow Holy Spirit.
Prophecy – corporate and over individuals brings life. I prophesy UP – seeing people’s destiny, their lives, through God’s eyes, no matter where they stand in the present. This gives them hope and healing, a horizon line to walk through as pastoral ministry brings them into healing and restoration.
Rivers of Eden is flowing. I preached about being “Off the Grid” for so many years, all props removed from my life, all locators removed until the only One I could gaze upon was Christ Jesus. His way was revealed to me by Holy Spirit placing me in diverse places where nothing was familiar to me, nothing I could lean upon. Perhaps I will write out the message…………………let’s see.
This blog is a declaration to myself. I prophesy and encourage myself that God is faithful in all things and in all ways. Fresh start. New day. New way. Doors that God shut over the years were unable to be opened by man or any of my efforts. Now God opens doors that no man can shut..
How did this happen? I wonder. Suddenly. Here it is. God’s timing. God’s way.