What Does God Think He’s Doing?
A critique of the nay-sayers!
Ever since news began to filter through about the goings on at Asbury University eight days ago, there has been a constant clamour, from both sides, arguing fiercely about it.
Last night I was praying about this, especially about the doubters and critics, who are becoming ever more strident with their views.
As I was settling down to sleep, The LORD gave me my headline, “What Does God Think He’s Doing?”
I woke again with a start! “What was that? Was that you, Lord?”
“Yes, now grab your notebook!”
“Can’t you remind me in the morning?”
“No — get your notebook NOW!”
When The LORD says anything like that, I move!
“The Pharisees among you are very vocal. They are saying, “This cannot be, is not revival, because Revelation 8&9 haven’t happened yet!”
“This hasn’t happened!”….. “‘That hasn’t happened!”
What they’re really saying is, “What Does God Think He’s Doing? What is He thinking of? He’s far too early — this cannot be revival because . . . .”
“Well,” said The LORD, “This is what I’m doing. I AM pouring out My Spirit as promised in Joel 2:28-29.
“It will come about after this, that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your old men will have Dreams, your young men will see visions. And even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.”
He continued, “Your interpretation of My Word doesn’t concern Me. My Timing isn’t your timing. My Timing doesn’t have to match your assumptions and interpretation of My Word!
Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.” (Habakkuk 1:5)
And again, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakkuk 2:3)
“Who are these who speak as if I should obey their thoughts, their ways, their interpretation? My Time is NOW!” says The LORD.
Then The LORD spoke a confirmation this very morning through another prophet, whom we know well,
“Touch not My Ark! Touch not My Glory!”
So my advice to all you nay-sayers today is to quote Gamaliel in The Book of Acts:
“And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men…..
…… And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.” Acts 5:35,38-39
God bless you all.
Given in Love and in The Fear of The LORD.
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.
Amen, Bro Chris
Thank you, brother Chris and HKP. Is this the lamest, saddest element, for Christian doubters of God’s college movement?:
When believers put down the drown-us-out music, etc., to individually and collectively love on God, on deep levels, it seems the doubters don’t expect God to be moved. Wow.
Thank you Chris
God is sovereign.
He is on the throne!!
He pours out mercy grace and healing on who He wills.
We get to decide for ourselves what we do with it. (Fruit etc)
I have fallen many times but He has restored me every single time
I for one am not dismissing this outpouring – NO!!
I’m praying it will come here and to all who eagerly long for His presence
Blessings and the fullness of His Richness be on you
rather, everyone would be happy that this happens!!!!
let’s hope that the Lord’s seed will fall on many, many fertile soils, because of course, what will fall on unproductive, rocky soil, or on the far side..
and many seeds will not sprout right away, but will be embedded in the heart, and then make their way when the rain comes, the spring sunlight.
Let us rejoice that the Lord comes with his cleansing wind, blows away the filth, hopelessness, unbelief and brings clean air to many places.
We praise the Lord and call: more, more Lord, more wind, more anointing, come Lord with your strong presence on the whole earth, in every place, so that the earth is filled with You, as the waters cover the sea, according to Your timing and intention. Make the enemy so. like dust before the wind, drive away the rational voices. Thank you and bless you for your wonderful work!
AMEN! Did you see the launching sermon?
It was so absolutely God on love!
This timely word can be applied in so many ways! How often we try to force GOD to do what we want when we want it and even back up our demand with scripture, THUS SAYETH THE LORD, but did He say it and mean it like you are using it? Let GOD be truth and every man a liar.
Now faith is substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
The mistake many are making is they think they see God in what looks lively to them I am old enough to remember many such services 30 and more years ago. And almost nobody or real fruit from back them till now. Those same people I knew that sang all night and swore they would be serving and loving God forever mostly young then all became the walking dead when the music and the hype stoped. Let’s all see who has a chair when the music stops.
Totally agree, David. Not many are still walking with God, no real fruit or changed communities. Not sure why Joel is being quoted. Surely that scripture was fulfilled in Pentecost, wasn’t it? That’s what Peter said anyway. People have been being born again & filled with the Holy Spirit since then. More importantly, they have been preaching the gospel, otherwise we would not have heard it. Jesus said that in the end times the love of many would turn cold and to endure to the end.