I woke up at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday with teary eyes.
I found myself troubled about the younger generation and the slim possibility of them ever coming to KNOW The LORD intimately like we did.
I will never forget my encounter with The Holy Spirit after reading the book ‘Good Morning Holy Spirit‘ by Pastor Benn Hinn.
A lot of people who have come to know The LORD intimately came to know Him through the ministry of this man of God.
He has a PRESENCE ministry . I am forever thankful to God for making me come across that book.
Have you observed that the ministry of The Holy Spirit is not much popular these days anymore?
Have you observed that our children speak in tongues because they heard us do it in Church and when they come home they imitate us?
Many of us think they are filled with the Holy Spirit but the truth is, majority of them are not!
They grow with that act and we enlist them in the choir or any department of service then bring them into leadership….
Besides this, the kind of ministry being planted these days are tomatoes ministries (ministry with very short lifespan’).
The kind of ministers being produced today know NOT The LORD but are merely motivational speaker.
To add, most young preachers SEEKS for fame, popularity and power (money) and are willing to go to the EXTREME to get it!
They have NOT the fear of God — they shear the skins of God’s people among themselves. Some even invite a guest speaker and give him personal information of his flocks so the pastor can call their names and phone numbers in the name of the prophetic and EXPLOIT them.
As I was getting ready for service, I heard The Lord say these words to me: “The leadership team of Jesus began with the ELDEST to the EDUCATED to the CLOSEST.”
I seemed to understand this. Of all the apostles of Jesus, Peter seemed to be the OLDEST of them, the came in the EDUCATED (Paul) and after that followed the CLOSEST.
There is the place for the ELDERLY in the ministry, and there is a place for the EDUCATED as well.
The CLOSEST to The LORD’s heart was John and it was he to whom The LORD revealed DEEP mysteries and through that level of intimacy, brought a sweeping revival to the then 7 Churches in the province of ASIA.
The Book of Revelation is full of mysteries and John was the man whose voice shook the foundation’s of the 7 Churches!
Read the four gospels and you will notice that while other writers concentrated on the healing ministry of Jesus, John FOCUSED more on the PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST.
Why? Who knew The LORD better than him?
This is what The LORD said to me: “The next wave of revival will be spearheaded by the closest.”
It’s time we go deeper than we have ever gone in The LORD….
God is counting on us…!
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.