As I sit in the restored lobby of the old Heritage Grand Hotel built by Jim Bakker many, many years ago and now owned by Morningstar Church, I feel like a man in the middle—I am not who I was yesterday nor am I yet ready to inhabit the man I will be in a few days. The middle is not so bad for a moment or two but not someplace I will set up my tent and begin a garden in by any means.
The occasion is the Worship and Warfare Conference sponsored by Morningstarand attended by people from all over the country and the world.
Jason Upton ministered in praise and worship yesterday morning and in process helped us reach the throne room of God if you believe in such a place. His authority in things spiritual is tangible—which means you can feel it in different parts of your body. His exhortation and obvious love for the church is very strong—he talks about spiritual things almost as much as he sings. He is a man on a mission for God—yet still a man with all of our shared flaws and so forth. But his heart is on the right track and he is an amazing example of what God can do with someone who has his/her heart turned toward Him.
Today, it was Todd Bentley dropping in from Abbotsford, British Columbia, to show us that we too can be a mighty force for God in the earth. Signs and wonders follow him and he is in high demand as a conference speaker—and for good reason. He is a man who spends a great deal of time with God and then imparting what he has gained in order to help others receive from the Lord themselves.
It is amazing to see how many people sincerely desire to be touched by God in order that their lives will be changed and they can touch others and bring peace and healing to them as well.
All in all it is pretty overwhelming and I haven’t not begun to process all that I am taking in. This post is just a brief update on my ride today. I do hope you enjoy yours as well.
May your ride today be on the wings of the Spirit; and these days be times of refreshing and renewal of your confidence and rest in the grace of the Father.
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