The account is in the black, make a withdrawal!

Here are two recent (February 2010)teachings by Bill Johnson from Bethel Church that I think dovetail quite nicely in giving us a sense of God’s purposes right now and how we posture ourselves to plug into it and become a conduit for it. Bill speaks specifically to his congregation, but the offer is always there: if this resonates with you, take it for yourself and your context…family, work, school, city, region, etc. If you’re aware of what God is doing in any space/time intersection , and that begins to resonate with you, what you’re feeling is God saying, “Yes! That’s for you too! Reach out and possess and pursue that particular promise right now!” God’s goodness and breakthrough power is always for now but we have to “plug into” that flow in some way to access it…the mechanics of “how” being less important than stepping out in some way, saying, “Yes Lord! I agree, I’m reaching out and laying hold of that purpose and promise!

Unclouded Sky (mp3 21Mb)

The Spirit of Breakthrough (mp3 20Mb)

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Catching up with the Elijah Generation

Just yesterday, here in France, we were praying for the various youth worship teams that are springing up at the same time that there seems to be a generation of youth that are rising up with such a profound anger in their hearts. These, “angry” youth (also in our Christian school!) unconsciously have a certain “vengeance” in their heart because they grew up without parental love. This is taken out on the teachers in our Christian school. Our teachers have the opportunity to be the vehicles of healing and reconciliation with respect to the generational divide sown so deeply in so many of today’s youth. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to love those who provoke you constantly…we all know that. What we’re seeing, however, is that a new anointing for worship is rising in younger and younger age groups. One of the things that comes with worship is the spirit of revelation…a revelation of who God is and who He has made us to be and a revelation of how we express Him in the times in which we live.

This worshiping generation is preparing the way of the Lord. I believe they come, as it is spoken of in Malachi 4:5-6, in the spirit of Elijah…the result being generational and family reconciliation. I believe this spirit of Elijah will, among other things, touch our teachers so that they realize that they can be the “fathers” whose hearts are restored to their children (their students) so that the reciprocal heart change can also take place and touch broken families and restore the destiny of a chosen generation.

This morning I re-listened to a teaching given by Steve Freeman this summer at Bread of Life church in Indianapolis about the Forerunner Generation that is arising now. It’s a wonderful teaching that begins with an overview of Church History that will stir your spirit. Steve then lays out the Forerunner Movement and the acceleration of God’s activity in the earth right now. It came together in my spirit that we’re seeing that right here…right now with this generation of young worshipers. Exciting times!

A Generation Calling – August 2009 – mp3 22Mb

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