We are just 1 day, and a few hours away from Zion’s River “Igniting the Fire” Conference! Anticipation has been building, and expectation is on the rise.
Recently, I heard a prayer regarding the 20th day, and becoming anxious when in a fast or a time of waiting it appears that what has been promised or “waited” upon looks as if it will not happen…and there is a tendency to give up…this prayer focused on waiting for the 21st day and believing that the promise will come.
Why am I bringing this up? Well, last week on Saturday I was struck with “the illness” (as we called it in our house!) Maybe you know it! The stomach flu…yuck! Moving on…I lay there on the couch thinking “…the conference starts next week, and I CANNOT BE SICK!” I began planning how I could find someone to fill my spot…etc…then I felt Holy Spirit on the inside say – WAIT!
The “illness” passed and Monday evening rolled around. I was enjoying an amazing time with one of my sisters and her daughter, and out of NOWHERE an event took place that rocked me, and brought up memories of my past, and once again I found myself thinking “…I may need to shift my plans for the conference…” BUT once again Holy Spirit said WAIT!
Today, I have been hearing of issues arising in relationships, irritations in emotions, unexpected financial issues, and so on…So, I cried out to the Lord just moments ago and asked “God, what is the word for your people today? How can I encourage your people in these final hours before the conference?”
He said “WAIT“…So I asked the Lord to back up His word through His Word…and this is where He led me…Beloved, let this encourage your soul…Here, Jesus is speaking to His disciples…
“And while staying with them he (Jesus) ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, ‘you heard from Me, for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now…” (Acts 1:4-5)
Beloved, in 1 day and some hours, many of you are going to be standing with us at Zion’s River for our “Igniting the Fire” Conference… However, there is still a time of waiting and preparation before this time. I believe SO STRONGLY in my spirit that what Jesus commanded his disciples, He is instructed each of us toward…
WAIT! For “…not many days from now…” We WILL encounter God! WE WILL be IGNITED with HIS FIRE! You will be baptized with the Holy Spirit…Chapter 1 continues on by stating…
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Beloved, “…not many days from now…” we will all come together to Zion’s River and, as we have been believing, “…we will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon us…” and we WILL be IGNITED with FIRE…and we will be sent out to be His witnesses to every place assigned…Yet…
We must WAIT!
Are you being bombarded with emotions, issues of the past, last minute things coming up that you did not expect? Are you contemplating not being at the conference now?
Beloved, YOU ARE CALLED for such a time as this! YOU ARE CALLED to this time to be ignited with His fire! Stand up, worship the Lord! Lift Him above EVERY trial, EVERY circumstance, EVERY thought…and DECALRE your commitment to God’s plans and purposes for this hour!
The leadership team at Zion’s River is praying for you and believing that God WILL MOVE! Stand…STAND…& KEEP STANDING! Hold up the arms of Pastor Jim & Lorelei and let’s believe together for the fire to be ignited!
Beloved, let’s be ignited for the story He wrote about US!