Monday, January 18, 2010

day fourteen

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Day 14

Our strength has always been a group of people whose hearts are so hungry for GOD that they would inconvenience anything in their lives. They would pay any price. They would do anything. They were not satisfied with multitudes. They were not feeling superior to anybody else, but the truth is they could not just go to any church where you can go and hear the same old thing and be satisfied to be saved.


The real heart of Free Chapel, our fifty year heritage, is that somehow there is a core that makes it to that place of intimacy. It cannot just be the pastor. JESUS is the Bridegroom and we, the church, are the Bride. If there is no intimacy between the bride and the bridegroom there will be no children.


The way GOD told me to tell you,

Dad, Mom if there is no intimacy between you and the Bridegroom the result will be that you will look around and your children will not be coming up with the godly heritage you want them to have. I do not say that to make you afraid. I am telling you that intimacy must be the goal. We must hit the bulls eye.


Because, if I as a parent and if we, as a church, do not make it to the top of that place where there is intimacy with GOD that simply means the next generation will come along and not even know what it is to be baptized in the HOLY SPIRIT. They will not even know what it is to lay hands on somebody and see them delivered and set free. They will not know what it is to get in a HOLY SPIRIT service where the fire of GOD is falling and people are rejoicing, shouting, praising and magnifying GOD. They will not even know those kind of service because if the Bridegroom and the Bride are not intimate there will be no children. And the children will just come up behind us experiencing a

Sunday morning religion.


This devotion hit me hard! GOD convicted my heart about what example I am setting for Hudson. Does he see me as only religious on Sundays and Wednesdays? Would Hudson say that I have a daily relationship with CHRIST? Am I sharing the best things about life? Am I imparting the importance of JESUS and how much HE loves Hudson? GOD please help

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