Sunday, June 5, 2011 | Guest: Next week on “Inspiration Today!” prepare your heart for Campmeeting with Spirit-filled, empowering worship! Live a victorious, Christ-centered life…starting right now, during Worship Week!
Where do you most need to experience God’s Resurrection Power in your life RIGHT NOW … to break chains of financial lack … release physical healing … restore your marriage … rescue a loved one who desperately needs salvation?
There are TWO INCREDIBLE Spiritual Truths I want to share with you that will profoundly impact your life FOREVER — and release His Resurrection Power over you and your loved ones!
First: God is a Covenant-Making, Covenant-Keeping God. He cannot and will not break His promises to you as you walk in a loving and obedient relationship with Him! His Word says:
“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.” —Deuteronomy 7:9
What an incredible truth! What an awesome blessing!
Second: God clearly states that He has established THREE times each year when He PROMISES to reward your obedience with special blessings (Exodus 23; Leviticus 23). It’s terrible that through the centuries, the Church has wrongly allowed His special times of blessing to become insignificant and forgotten. Sadly, most Christians now just don’t understand the importance of these special times to God, which He calls … “MY APPOINTED TIMES”!
Too many of us wrongly believe God’s Appointed Times to meet with us can be forgotten or ignored. But NOWHERE in His Word does God declare that these Appointed Times will ever cease or stop being important to HIM! In fact, God makes it clear His Appointed Times are to be celebrated “forever” — celebrated throughout all generations (Leviticus 23:14, 41)! These three special times are:
- The Feast of Passover
- The Feast of Pentecost
- The Feast of Tabernacles
Do you know that …
- Jesus celebrated the Feasts!
- The disciples celebrated the Feasts!
- Paul celebrated the Feasts!
- The early Church celebrated the Feasts!
I believe the widespread ignorance about God’s feasts is the devil’s strategy to keep you, His child, from experiencing the Lord’s blessings! You and I have an appointment with the Lord in just a few weeks when the Feast of Pentecost begins on June 8. God will be ready and waiting to keep His appointment with you. The question is … Will YOU?
God commanded them to bring the first crop and present it to Him as an offering. They were to do this to testify to His faithfulness (Deuteronomy 26:1-2). This is why Pentecost is also referred to as the “Feast of First Fruits.” When they obeyed Him, He promised to bless them in seven specific ways. And when you obey Him with your firstfruits offering, these promises are for YOU too!
1. An angel of God will be assigned to protect you and lead you to your miracles.
2. God will be an enemy to your enemies.
3. He will prosper you.
4. God will take sickness away from you.
5. You will not die before your appointed time.
6. Increase and an inheritance will be yours.
7. What the enemy has stolen will be returned to you.
Glory to God! But that’s not all …
The Feast of Pentecost is also spoken of as the day when our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ would be a type of “Seed” who would be planted by God Himself. Jesus would one day come to earth, live a perfect life, die, and then be resurrected as a “Firstfruit” from the dead (John 12:24)! Below is what the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians about this:
—1 Corinthians 15:20-23
God’s Resurrection Power is at the heart of this incredibly important Feast, and He wants to demonstrate this Power in your life today! Hallelujah!
And one thing more … it also was on the Feast of Pentecost that the Holy Spirit fell on Jesus’ followers who had gathered in the Upper Room to wait for the power Jesus had promised they would receive (Acts 1:8)!
Pentecost was the Church’s “birthday” when we were first filled with God’s power to reach out to “every tribe and language and people and nation” — which is what you are doing when you Sow financial Seeds into God’s Kingdom through the Good Ground of Inspiration Ministries. Together, we are impacting people for Christ worldwide through media!
And just as Pentecost marked the birthday of the Church, I believe this year’s Pentecost 2011 can be a time of re-birth for YOU as you experience God’s Resurrection Power in your area of need.
The Feast of Pentecost is YOUR APPOINTED TIME to meet with God and receive His Blessings!
Let me assure you, this isn’t abstract theory or theological wishful thinking. God’s Word shows us clearly that His promises of Pentecost are ours as we obey Him! According to Deuteronomy 16, part of our Feast of Pentecost celebration is to bring Him an offering. He is very specific about this:
“They shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.” — Deuteronomy 16:16-17
Your obedience, sacrifice, and trust in the Lord will release His SEVEN promised blessings in your life. Just as He showed His faithfulness to the Israelites and the early Church, He will show His faithfulness in your life today!
I’m asking you to take FIVE steps of faith today:
- WRITE your single greatest prayer need on our “Feast of Pentecost” prayer request form.
- ASK Him what He would have you give as your firstfruits offering to testify to His faithfulness.
- CELEBRATE this Appointed Time and honor the Lord by bringing Him your special Feast of Pentecost offering.
- EXPECT a Harvest of God’s Resurrection Power!
- JOIN us for our Feast of Pentecost celebration during Campmeeting, June 4–12, as we worship the Lord together and remember His faithfulness.
As we join together in honoring God with our worship, praise, and special Pentecost offering, Barbara and I will pray for God’s Resurrection Power and His SEVEN Promised Blessings to be released in your life!
When you take this step of faith during the Feast of Pentecost with a Seed gift of $30 (£18) or more, Barbara and I want to bless you with a Seed we can Sow back into your life: my life-impacting book BLESSED. I’m confident the 12 Scriptural truths it contains will release the Lord’s joy and His Harvest of blessings over you and your loved ones.
I’ll also include my teaching, “The Feast of Pentecost: God’s Promises for Your Protection, Prosperity, and Peace.” You’ll want to keep this powerful reminder of your SEVEN PROMISED BLESSINGS tucked in your Bible!