Last night was the second night in a row of Bobby Conner preaching at the Fire & Glory Outpouring and night 493 of the revival (and session 201 for me!). Bobby shared more of his personal testimony of God keeping him alive. (I’m pretty sure he’ll be back Sunday night the 26th, but check with Fire & Glory.)
We were invited to come up front and worship and I often see things “in the Spirit” when I worship now. Last night was no exception. One of the things I saw was a smiling sheep which was a representation of me. I am reminded of Psalm 121:8 (NASB) which goes like this:
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.
Jesus is the good shepherd and we are the sheep of his hand. The verse above seems written in the same vein, with Jesus being the shepherd and you (and me) being the sheep.
11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
7 For He is our God,
And we are the people of His [a]pasture and the sheep of His hand.
Today, [b]if you would hear His voice,
8 Do not harden your hearts, as at [c]Meribah,
As in the day of [d]Massah in the wilderness,
[ All passages are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) ]
While reading the quotes above I noticed Psalm 95:8 and included it because I think it’s a great gem of a reminder. To me, this reminder is extremely important.
Essentially: If you would [want to] hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.
The song of the day is [are you ready for this!?]…ta dah!…
Peter Frampton’s “Baby I Love Your Way”!
Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 (NASB)
If you’re like me you like to see different preachers throughout the year. We love Mike McClenahan at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church and Mark McElwee at Heart of God Church in Rancho Bernardo and others in our local area, but the Fire & Glory Outpouring has let us see probably 30 other preachers from around the world in the last year and a half.
Tonight we’ll see Charlie Robinson from Canada to close out that revival’s “I Got The Joy” conference.
This morning we decided to do something different and see Jack Hayford at Grace San Marcos. We even saw a friend from Fire & Glory who, when she saw us, said something like, “You guys are everywhere!”
My wife and I do get around and that led us to the 10 am service this morning as I really wanted to see Dr. Hayford preach because I had never had the privilege before today. We were greeted as soon as we came through the door by Brian Bauer and others. Brian is Jack Hayford’s grandson and the pastor at Grace here in San Marcos. You can read more about Brian and his wife, Melissa, at the Grace link above.
Personally, I urge you to see more than just the preacher at your local church. Even if you can’t attend you can watch a lot of preaching and worship on Youtube.
There’s a long list of wonderful speakers that I could share, but here’s a few to get you started:
Jerame & Miranda Nelson (Elisha Revolution/Fire & Glory)
Georgian & Winnie (Coco) Banov
Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda
David & Stephanie Herzog
I hope you’ll check out each one of them on Youtube!
By the way, we loved Jack’s preaching this morning along with the worship.
Here’s the song of the day which I searched out early this morning and finally found on this list from Air1.
Today I met with a buddy I’ve known for years to tell him I’ve made a big decision that I’ll talk about in a later post. I highly recommend V’s Coffee Shop at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo.
Right now my wife, Marianne, and our friend, Javier, are trying to get Youtube up on our TV and it looks like they’ve succeeded! We’re studying prophecy with some friends tonight and now we’ll have real “music television” for some worship time.
Earlier I was starting to memorize Psalm 8.
Before that I met with a coffee shop buddy who’s an atheist at the Blue Mug in Escondido and I shared a little about what I’ve been learning. He’s a very nice guy. He even helped deliver and move a couch into our house (when I wasn’t even home to help!) that another coffee buddy and his mom gave us before that buddy moved to Virginia Beach.
Very early this morning when I woke up from an interesting dream I sensed the song of the day in just a few notes. I “pressed in” and soon I had a little more and then a little bit more than that. That start to my day reminded me of 1 Kings 18:44 when Elijah saw the tiny cloud and he told Ahab to get off the mountain before the rains came.
Here’s “Run Devil Run” by Crowder:
Around 2:30 this morning my wife woke up and turned on the fan because it was too hot in our room. Seven years ago we got a memory foam mattress and it IS very comfortable. What we didn’t realize is that the memory foam retains a lot of heat. Apparently, we haven’t quite arrived in the “realm” of cold weather (or Southern California’s version of winter wonderland), when retained heat will be helpful.
Are you retaining your heat? Are you on fire for Jesus? I am.
Do you use different terminology that means the same thing? Hallelujah!
If not, I strongly suggest adding revival to your schedule. Check out ElishaRevolution.com and join us one night a week or more. Think of it as a mini-retreat. Or year-round summer camp.
The Fire & Glory Outpouring (Elisha Revolution) is currently hosted at Heart of God Church in Rancho Bernardo (San Diego).
If you’re on the fence, get off the fence!
Come and experience passionate worship of the Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.
Ivan Roman from Oregon is preaching tonight! I hope you’ll love this guy as much as I do! BUT, I’m sure he’ll keep pointing to Jesus.
Here’s the song of the day that the Lord gave me around 2:30 this morning:
Over the last couple months more often than not I sense the Lord giving me a song of the day. Usually this happens between 3 am and 6 am and today he gave me a repeat of the day before yesterday just before 6 am. Repeats don’t happen often, so I decided to take a closer look at the lyrics today. Here’s a You Make Me Brave lyric video of the song by Amanda Cook & Bethel Music.
Sunday’s song of the day was Be Enthroned by Jeremy Riddle. Enjoy.
Last night was night 450(!) for the Fire & Glory Outpouring and it was night 181 for me. (That’s right, my wife and I are still attending revival regularly!) On the way in a friend and I met Caleb, who has watched Fire & Glory online for four months. Awesome!
Joining worship online at home is wonderful, but Caleb decided to drive from the Ramona area to Heart of God Church in Rancho Bernardo and be physically present with us to worship Jesus in Spirit and Truth. Readers of my blog know that I have done both (including nearly 60 times from our living room or bedroom in our home). I have to give an “edge” to worshiping in the meeting “elbow to elbow” with all the other worshipers. Yet, even worshiping from home is powerful. I was blown away months ago when I first felt the presence of God in my living room while watching/worshiping online. If you are in San Diego County or nearby I encourage you to join us like Caleb did. Last night was night 3 for Caleb. How cool is that!?
What I’ve been told is that each one of us brings something different to worship and I guess that means that worship was a little better because Caleb was there Sunday night. Jerame Nelson also added his voice and preached not long after returning from the revival in London, England! Come and add YOUR voice to our worship!
Here’s one fun thing that’s been happening for me recently:
Maybe a dozen times in the last month the Lord has highlighted a song to me in the early morning. So far, every time it’s been a different song! Here’s this morning’s song – I Won’t Let You Go by Switchfoot.
While I was driving to Trader Joe’s this afternoon I heard Zach Williams’ “Chain Breaker” and told the Lord that it’s a nice song. I felt he said, “Yes it is!!!”
Here is Zach Williams’ “Chain Breaker”:
If you’ve been walking the same old road for miles and miles
If you’ve been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies
If you’re trying to feel the same old holes inside
There’s a better life
There’s a better life
If you’ve got pain
He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost
He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker
We’ve all search for the light of day in the dead of night
We’ve all found ourselves worn out from the same old fight
We’ve all run to things we know just ain’t right
And there’s a better life
There’s a better life
If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
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