"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord, in one place. And suddenly, there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing, mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it sat on each of them." Acts 2:1-3
A group swiftly gathered around the excited teen, as she exclaimed, "My face! Look at my face!! With eyes wide open and jaws dropped, those present gasped, as the Holy Spirit transformed that beautiful girl's deeply scarred facial flesh into that resembling baby skin. The Kentucky native, severely burned as a child, would never be the same, after that evening, having experienced a personal encounter with the Living God.
The young man sat before this evangelist with twisted limbs, in our Youngstown, Ohio, Miracle Crusade. Immediately, he jumped up and bolted around the large auditorium, his Roman Catholic grandmother praising the Father in tears. Those limbs, never enjoying a day without deformity, had returned to normalcy, at the Name of Jesus! Extensive surgery would not be required.
A Word of Knowledge emanated from the platform. That memory is so vivid in my spirit. Oh, what a high privilege and joy it truly is to dispense the Glory! God's precious voice was heard, ever so clearly, then shared with those present. A lady with a large cancerous growth, protruding from her neck, bolted to the front, in response to that rhema. Gently touching her forehead, the anointing freely flowed. Instantly, like sticking a pin into an over-inflated balloon, the hideous tumor, which had extended into both lungs, vanished, as she was gracefully overcome by the Power Agent of Trinity. She would live and not die, confirmed documented medical reports. Jesus became more real that day!
In contemplating the multiple thousands of hungry, hurting, dying people these hands, very ordinary hands, have touched in many parts of America and the world, I have come to a firm conclusion. The Savior is not looking for golden vessels. Neither does He necessarily desire silver vessels, but yielded vessels, poised to be in the right place, at the right time. The believer is present to work the works, stand in the gap, as an available conduit to bring Heaven to earth! So much hangs in the balance...souls, lives, destinies!
"And even greater works than these shall ye do!" That excites me! We haven't yet begun to witness what the Holy Spirit is about to accomplish in these final days. Yes, indeed, this is that long-awaited hour, when the earth shall be full of the knowledge of His Glory...signs, wonders and miracles.
What did Jesus do? In His three-and-a-half years of ministry, the Master preached the Gospel, healed the sick, cast out devils and raised the dead. That last one really excites me! And, what did He promise? Again, we are to perform even greater works than these, His mandate on that special day. Has the Church been manifesting those mightier exploits? No! But, she is poised for that magnificent outpouring, awaiting marching orders from Headquarters!
How long have we lived beneath our rights and privileges, insensitive to, if not unaware of, those nudgings and promptings on the inside? Pull that dream, or vision, down from the shelf. Allow the wind of the Spirit to blow off the dust of unbelief, representing years of discouragement and complacency. Gestate, nurture and protect His plan, seed of revelation truth, until the manifestation arrives. Remember, that which is seen, originates from the realm of the unseen. Which, in fact, is greater? The unseen! Dare to believe and step out in Jesus' name! The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ will freely flow from every pore, setting at liberty those who have been bruised by the enemy. And there are many!
Now, it's our time to walk in that Glory, a power so pure and full of the Presence of God, the devil will not be able to withstand it. The Father's plan is for us to live and operate in the light, as He is in the light, to walk in the Glory, as He is in the Glory (1 John 1:5-7). This is your time to shine! We have been equipped to do just that, here and now. So, stretch that capacity to conceive and believe. Study what the Word says about the Glory. Make it your aim to walk in the light. Dispense His manifest Presence. Freely you have received. Freely give!!!
Dr. Paul N. Gervais
Speak the Word:
I walk in the light, as He is in the light.
I walk in the Glory, as He is in the Glory.
1 John 1:7
For Further Study:
Ezekiel 1:1, 4-5, 26-28
2 Samuel 16-17
2 Corinthians 7