God Will Bless You

Saturday night we had amazing worship as we frequently have at The Fire & Glory Outpouring. I’m not going to share all the details except to say that you should have been there! Many of you have been to concerts and events that you really enjoyed. I certainly have!

One time my friend, Stuart, urged me to go see Fleetwood Mac with him the day after Thanksgiving. I drove quickly to his house in San Clemente and we drove to L.A. and the concert was fantastic! Any other year of my life I would have said that was the concert of the year. Not that year. That year I was doubly-blessed because in September my wife and I went with him and his daughter to enjoy Paul McCartney in Petco Park in San Diego.

After that event I said that seeing Paul McCartney live was not just my greatest concert experience, but the greatest event I had ever attended. That changed in Pasadena in April of this year when I attended Power & Love! I’ll even be bold enough to say that even if you are so conservative in your faith walk that you are concerned about a secular concert, pray and see if God gives you grace to see Paul McCartney and then go! He’s so incredibly talented. God has given him real and lasting gifts and talent and people who see him play live are in for a real treat! In fact, a “treat” is not a big enough word to do justice to the experience.

All that aside, now I know of at least two or three events (not including astonishing family stuff like the birth of our son, also named Stuart) I would put above that incredible Paul McCartney concert. As I mentioned above, one was Power and Love in Pasadena. Another was Saturday night worship at The Fire & Glory Outpouring (Revival!) in San Marcos, California at Summit Church. If you’ve had truly powerful worship experiences then you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, well, keep pressing in with God.

Before Saturday night we experienced Friday night. At the end of the evening I was standing in line to buy a book and a DVD from David Herzog, the guest speaker. (If you get a chance to see David, take it, because he is not only a great evangelistic speaker, he’s truly funny.) I felt the Lord nudging me to buy the books and DVD of the lady in front of me. I asked Holy Spirit if it was Him and not just my mind and if he really wanted me to do this. He told me, “I will bless you.” So, I told the woman, who my wife and I had met weeks before, that God was telling me to buy her stuff. It didn’t cost that much and it’s consistent with what’s been happening lately. God’s been teaching me to be more generous and more obedient. The next night was the wondrous worship I mentioned.

This next part is really inspirational and emotionally moving to me. As everyone was starting to leave the same lady who was in front of me in line the night before stopped us and thanked me for buying her the David Herzog items. She told my wife and I that something changed for her. I believe she said that something “broke open” for her after I did that. Something was better between her and God (and I guess, life) because of my generosity. I could see that she was feeling encouraged. That generosity was because I’ve been listening for God and because I obeyed him. I didn’t know these things were going to happen. I should also mention that soon our son called to tell us he got the better of two jobs he wanted to help him on his path to becoming a doctor.

Last night I practiced giving a “word of knowledge” to a couple people online in a group where they let you practice usually one day during the week. I asked for feedback because I’m new at it and the man I chose said that my word about him and his evangelistic anointing was pretty close to right on. Remember, I don’t think I had heard the phrase “word of knowledge” before April.

There was also a woman online who requested a word so I decided to practice some more. Another woman chimed in to give me feedback before the first woman got back to me.

Here it is with different names:

Me (Charles Hicks-Moore)
Please give feedback as I’m new at this! God loves your heart for the poor and you are a light in your community. God loves your example of perseverance and God wants you to know that he has beautiful events for your life ahead.

Rita Lagos
Charles Hicks-Moore – GOD bless you charles for stepping out in faith! GOD wants you to know “you are an encourager”! All it takes is the “one” mustard seed! keep the faith and GOD bless you brother 🙂 …

Me
Thank you for encouraging me! Encouragers need encouragement, too! I hope this blesses you. https://youtu.be/Plngh8SkkA4

Betty Christian
Charles Hicks,: you are so right. He’s said he’s got some surprises for me. All what you’ve said is correct. Bless you.

Rita Lagos
Charles Hicks-Moore – I was giving a word to someone else when the LORD interrupted me and sent me to message you! And to ‘like’ your word to this sister as a confirmation that; that in fact was the LORDS word for her! Bless you brother 🙂 …

Me
Thank you both, sisters! This is so awesome! Bless the Lord! God bless you both mightily so you will be mighty blessings to others in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ! Lost souls will see God working in you, see signs & wonders and believe in Him. 🙂

Rita Lagos
Charles Hicks-Moore Sometimes just a word or a sentence is enough to sustain someone when the word is given! As you continue you will be fine tuned by the holy spirit, who will dance all around you! Now its time to worship for he is good 🙂 Sing brother; sing ♪ ♫ …

God blesses us. He has definitely blessed me and my family over the past few days!

God really loves you!

God will bless you.

(Sing along with Passion/Crowder as they sing How He Loves!)

DO In The Moment!

Sunday night my wife and I and her sister and two nephews were at the Fresh Awakening, which happens at the Fire & Glory Outpouring once a month or so. Thursday morning I had met a missionary whose name I won’t mention because his mission field is dangerous.

Sometimes I have missed moments in life, but not this time. Based on our conversation about Holy Spirit stuff I assumed he would be willing to pray over me. (But you never know the answer until you ask, right?) I decided to ask because I was pretty sure he was leaving the next day and I had no idea if or when I would ever see him again.

About 20 minutes before the official start time of Sunday night’s Fresh Awakening service I asked him and soon we were off in a corner and he prayed the most powerful and possibly longest prayer anyone has ever prayed over me. I sensed Holy Spirit speaking to me through him. It was truly amazing and my family watched as he laid hands on me, sometimes getting fairly physical. I don’t remember everything that was said, but I will never forget him praying over me.

If you have a chance to have a missionary pray over you, I highly recommend it!

Don’t miss those moments!

But if you do, don’t live in regret.

I urge you to take this to heart:

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1 NAS

God loves you!

Now for some music…

Your Heart Can Sing This Song To Holy Spirit

This morning Holy Spirit showed me a song I like in a new way. I laughed as I was getting dressed and my wife said, “What?”

So I told her that Holy Spirit had shown me this song when I was praying this morning. I shared that I was concerned at first because I had it mixed up with another song, but then I realized that the song that concerned me was “You’re Sixteen” and God was showing me “Only You”.

Listen and have your heart sing Ringo Starr’s version of “Only You” to God.

A New Dance To Watch And Learn

I’m dating myself with this post’s title. If you have ever seen The Archies television show that I watched on Saturday mornings during the 1970s(!), you’ll recognize those seven words as the start of the “new dance” portion of the show. I still remember seeing one called “The Touchdown” that featured Jughead prominently.

Oh, those carefree days before 1980 when terrorists in the U.S. like the SLA and others [Google It – The SLA] were homegrown and mostly stuck to robbing banks. (At least that’s how I perceived it in my preteen years. Wait. You didn’t realize that we had terrorism way back then? It’s not new. The faces are different as well as their beliefs. But I digress and manage to explain while still bleary-eyed…ANyway…)

Recently I’ve been sharing with people I know and people I meet in Vons and Trader Joe’s and other places how I never expected to be attending 3 1/2 hour long worship services, but that’s what I’ve been doing.

This is possibly a “new dance” for you as well. Here’s another “new dance” for you. Ready?

You can watch it live on Youtube!

That’s what I did last night because I was a lot more tired than I had expected to be. I tuned into The Fire & Glory Outpouring while it was happening last night. I got on a little late at 7:46 and was with them until they turned the audio off hours later when the guest speaker (guest blesser?), Ivan Roman, went from person to person blessing them by prophesying over them.

If you know me you realize that this style of worship is not something I’ve been practicing very long. I only started down this path in April of 2016 (this year!) and I continue to get more and more comfortable with worshiping God in this new-to-me, God-and-me-self-stretching, comfort zone-expanding style.

What’s the best way to watch The Outpouring live online? I’m glad you asked! But, some of you are not going to like this. Really ready?

DON’T multitask while watching.

If you have to get up and use the bathroom or get some water or check on the puppy or whatever, then ok. Turn up the volume, go do it and come right back without getting distracted.

What you really want to do is PARTICIPATE in worship.

I found myself saying “Amen” at least a couple times last night because I wasn’t merely “watching a show”.

My “rules” about watching are simply to help you get the most out of watching (PARTICIPATING) by having a real worship experience when you can’t make it to The Outpouring.

Soon The Fire & Glory Outpouring will be moving to Summit Church across from Cal State San Marcos. You can still catch it through Sunday night at Heart of God Church in Rancho Bernardo. Whether you attend before or after the move it will be Wednesday through Sunday nights at 7:30.

There’s also something you can get more details about at 6 pm on Wednesdays by visiting Living At His Feet Ministries to check the schedule.

The video below is from last week when I attended in Rancho Bernardo. If you watch you will eventually see me lay down on the floor in worship face down. That wasn’t a rule. I simply felt led to do it. Talk about stretching myself in worship! That was definitely a “new dance” for me.

God Bless You!

Be Filled With Wonder!

Charlie