Jimmy Horton was a frontline soldier in the Vietnam War. While engaged in combat he often thought of how he longed to hear a tongue and interpretation. You see, Jimmy was from a Spirit filled church back home in America where they had constant manifestations of these things. The other gifts of the Holy Spirit were in operation there, too. When is the last time you witnessed a tongue and interpretation in a meeting?
Pastors will often tell you that these things happen as the Spirit wills. If your church hasn’t had these manifestations in 10 or 20 years, it’s not because the Spirit hasn’t been willing. The problem is on the receiving end.
Some say, “you can’t turn these things on and off!” But I have found from experience that the Holy Spirit is always on. The question should be: “Are YOU on or off?
How much value do you place on these things? In a day when church leaders are moving into a seeker-friendly type of philosophy, true Pentecost is no longer held in high esteem. I asked an old time Pentecostal minister what he thought of seeker-friendly churches, and he frankly told me that he thought it was a slap in God’s face. It’s telling God that we don’t need His precious gifts to get the job done. It’s telling God that we can do it by ourselves and we don’t need His help.
Jesus told the late Kenneth Hagin that if the move of the Spirit is not passed on to this next generation it will be lost. Let’s wake up to this light and walk therein! Get turned on because the Holy Ghost is always on!!!