Blessed Are They Who Know They Need Him,
For They Shall “See” The Kingdom!
~Their Hunger Was So Great~
Years ago I went to a tent meeting in Cincinnati Ohio conducted by an evangelist named R.W. Schambach. Many of you have heard of him. He has since gone to be with the Lord. In His day He would set up this tent that would hold thousands of people and when he did he would put it in the poorest places in the cities. The tent would be open every night until the meetings came to an end. If I am correct, I believe that they would sometimes be there for a very long time until the Spirit of God was finished with that city.
When I went into the tent the first time, I saw were thousands of people who looked and seemed as if they were desperate for God. They had nothing else in this world but Jesus! As the worship began I saw their hunger and desperation for the Savior that had brought them out of bondage. This desperation began to pull on the person of the Holy Spirit and He began to manifest in that tent meeting like I had never seen in my life! People were getting healed,delivered ,and set free like I had not experienced the likes of before! You didn’t have to beg them when the altar calls were made. They flocked to the front to be prayed for, and they received what they came for! You didn’t have to beg them to worship. Their worship was the purest that I had ever seen because they knew that He was all that they had! It wasn’t about the famous evangelist that night,but it was about getting to Jesus! In turn Jesus responded to their need of Him.
~God Is Not Moved By Formulas, But Desperation~
Sometimes we think that we have to go through a certain set of formulas and points to be able to move God but what moves Him is our faith and our hunger and thirst for Him. What moves Him is our acknowledging our Spiritual poverty without Him. Coming empty handed and saying Lord you are all I need! Jesus is the only answer to the worlds problems today!! He is the only one who can satisfy the longing in their hearts.
~ My Dream~
I dreamed of this last night. Then I woke up this morning hearing the words in Matthew 5:3 (NOG) “Blessed are those who recognize they are spiritually helpless.
The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.” Or rather “Blessed are the poor in Spirit”.
I woke up hearing this and seeing that great tent meeting that I was at many, many years ago.. I woke up remembering the desperation of those people! I woke up remembering not being able to stop crying for the feeling that I had of knowing that these people had God’s heart and that these desperate people were receiving like little children would receive from their Daddy. I remembered the feeling of realizing that all of my formulas were not what God was pleased with but what He was pleased with was, that I acknowledged my need and total desperation for Him! He is drawn to our hunger for just Him!
~A Word From The Lord~
The Lord wants you to know that, all that you have been going through in this season has been to stir up this hunger and thirst for Him! It has been a time of seeing that He is all you want or need.In time past you went to your other idols for answers,you went to other sources for help but He is looking for those who now understand and know that all that they need is Him! He is about to show His Kingdom to you and demonstrate it through you!! He is your healer,deliverer, your Husband, your all and all!! He is about to come to the desperate and to those whose hearts are longing to see His kingdom manifest in this earth realm! He is looking for those who know that He is the source of all Get ready you who are desperate for Him .You are about to see His kingdom manifest in Earth as it is in Heaven!
Isaiah 55 1-3 (Complete Jewish Bible)
“All you who are thirsty, come to the water!
You without money, come, buy, and eat!
Yes, come! Buy wine and milk
without money — it’s free!
Why spend money for what isn’t food,
your wages for what doesn’t satisfy?
Listen carefully to me, and you will eat well,
you will enjoy the fat of the land.
Open your ears, and come to me;
listen well, and you will live” —
– by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.