Repost: You Need Power…..


In this series, I’m reposting some of my earlier contributions to this space. First, so that some of the good stuff isn’t lost in the archives, but is exposed for all to see; and, second, to get the blog active again while I battle a couple of things (including writer’s block – again…)

So here is a repost of – “You Need Power! – Don’t I Ever!” (first published on May 28, 2008…

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I have not abandoned the blog… just have been hit with writer’s block *grin*

I’ve had a wonderful time assisting with a group deliverance on Saturday May 24th…. great to see how God moves. I was exhausted afterward, tho!

Ok, so enough of me. I will post the devotion from Today God is First (TGIF) by Os Hillman for May 27th. I liked it – we all need power from the Holy Spirit to do what we are called to do!

You Need Power
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
05-27-2008

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).D.L. Moody was a shoe salesman until God moved him into a full-time preaching ministry, often in the streets of Chicago. There came a point in his journey with God that he realized he needed more in his life than what he was experiencing. “At the close of the Sabbath evening services I remember two holy women they would say to me, ‘We have been praying for you.’ I said, ‘Why don’t you pray for the people?’ They answered, ‘You need power.’

‘I need power?’ I said to myself. Why, I thought I had power. I had a large Sabbath school and the largest congregation in Chicago. I was in a sense satisfied. But then came these two godly women who prayed for me, and their earnest talk about “the anointing for special service” set me thinking. I asked them to come and talk with me, and we got down on our knees. They poured out their hearts, that I might receive the anointing of the Holy Ghost. And there came a great hunger into my soul. I knew not what it was. I began to cry as I never did before. The hunger increased. I really felt that I did no want to live any longer if I could not have this power for service. I kept on crying all the time that God would fill me with His Spirit. Well, one day, in the city of New York – Oh, what a day! I cannot describe it; I seldom refer to it; it is almost too sacred an experience to me. Paul had an experience that he never spoke for fourteen years. I can only say, God revealed Himself to me, and I had such an experience of His love that I had to ask Him to say His hand.

I went to preaching again. The sermons were no different; I did not present any new truths, and yet hundreds were converted. I would not be placed back where I was before that blessed experience if you would gave me all Glasgow.*

*Elmer Towns, Understanding the Deeper Life, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1984, pp. 224, 225

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Are You a Threat?


Today’s devotional from Os Hillman’s email devotional Today God is First (TGIF) struck me in light of a prophetic word I had yesterday from one of my intercessors. In it, Os speaks of how it seemed as though his wife Angie was attacked in the spirit every time she went to travel on outreaches! This is the devotion:

Are You a Threat?
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
08-14-2008
“But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Cor 16:8-10).Angie and I entered the airport when suddenly she began to feel sick. “Honey, I don’t think I can go. I feel awful. I was fine driving down here,” she said. We stopped and prayed. She didn’t feel any better. She decided she would not go. Sadly we said goodbye to one another.About thirty minutes later I was sitting at the gate when Angie comes running up to me. “I am coming with you,” she said. “What happened?” I responded. “I asked the Lord if I was to go and He said ‘Yes.’ So, I am coming, despite the way I feel.”

We got onto the airplane and it was only a few minutes into the flight when she turned to me and said, “I feel fine now. I can’t believe how much better I feel.” Angie and I began to recognize a consistent pattern of this happening whenever we would go on our ministry trips. We have become increasingly aware of Paul’s admonition in Ephesians 6:12,13: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

How big of a threat are you to the kingdom of darkness? If you are pushing back the kingdom of darkness, then chances are you will have opposition in your life. The apostle Paul realized that as doors became open to him, so too were the adversaries in the spiritual realm to his activities.

Today, realize you are in a physical and spiritual battle and put on the armor of God.

Although I am in Barbados and my intercessor is in South Africa, God is everywhere! While we were talking over MSN, she started to sense a demonic presence – in fact, she felt it was trying to pass from my life over to hers! After we talked, she prayed for me and commanded these evil spirits out of my life. I sensed them leaving even before we prayed! They could not leave fast enough: I was yawning and my eyes were running (two common manifestations of spirits leaving after being cast out) while we were speaking in tongues in preparation for her deliverance prayer. Again I was struck by the power of connection, where the power of agreement defies hundreds of miles of distance to see someone set free from demonic oppression without being physically present.

Afterward, the Lord used her to prophesy into my life. Below is the text of what she told me under inspiration of the Spirit:

The Lord says that I am your spiritual detector …………makes sense?

He says that the devil may try with you – but your intercessor here over in South Africa has your back

You need not be concerned about the ministry – just go ahead with whatever you have to do – He will clear out the way for you

He has prepared the way for you – just walk strong knowing that He is with you

Don’t ever doubt that

I have blessed you many gifts and as you require them they will be handed out to you – like if you need the gift of healing then it would be so – the gift of prophecy and so on and so forth

Just trust in me – tune your ears to my voice – audible voice

i will speak to you directly says the Lord

and you will make no mistake that its me

don’t major on minor things

like this spiritual battle – the enemy is just trying to throw you off course

i have taken care of it – i’ve given you your [spiritual] sister …….haven’t I?

Stand strong my faithful servant……………It will be well!

“You need power!” Don’t I ever!


I have not abandoned the blog… just have been hit with writer’s block *grin*

I’ve had a wonderful time assisting with a group deliverance on Saturday May 24th…. great to see how God moves. I was exhausted afterward, tho!

Ok, so enough of me. I will post the devotion from Today God is First (TGIF) by Os Hillman for May 27th. I liked it – we all need power from the Holy Spirit to do what we are called to do!

You Need Power
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
05-27-2008

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).D.L. Moody was a shoe salesman until God moved him into a full-time preaching ministry, often in the streets of Chicago. There came a point in his journey with God that he realized he needed more in his life than what he was experiencing. “At the close of the Sabbath evening services I remember two holy women they would say to me, ‘We have been praying for you.’ I said, ‘Why don’t you pray for the people?’ They answered, ‘You need power.’

‘I need power?’ I said to myself. Why, I thought I had power. I had a large Sabbath school and the largest congregation in Chicago. I was in a sense satisfied. But then came these two godly women who prayed for me, and their earnest talk about “the anointing for special service” set me thinking. I asked them to come and talk with me, and we got down on our knees. They poured out their hearts, that I might receive the anointing of the Holy Ghost. And there came a great hunger into my soul. I knew not what it was. I began to cry as I never did before. The hunger increased. I really felt that I did no want to live any longer if I could not have this power for service. I kept on crying all the time that God would fill me with His Spirit. Well, one day, in the city of New York – Oh, what a day! I cannot describe it; I seldom refer to it; it is almost too sacred an experience to me. Paul had an experience that he never spoke for fourteen years. I can only say, God revealed Himself to me, and I had such an experience of His love that I had to ask Him to say His hand.

I went to preaching again. The sermons were no different; I did not present any new truths, and yet hundreds were converted. I would not be placed back where I was before that blessed experience if you would gave me all Glasgow.*

*Elmer Towns, Understanding the Deeper Life, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1984, pp. 224, 225