Pentecost Sunday: The Miracle Will Come


ABOUT THIS MESSAGE: We split this message into 2 parts: The intro is the message, "The Miracle Will Come", followed by the Pentecost Message and our May Prayer and Pentecost Prayer. We were going to strictly do one short Pentecost page, but there's so much that people need in this season, we grouped everything here on one page - it's a bit long and covers a lot of different subjects, but we pray the Holy Spirit gives every person what they need in this season!

THE MIRACLE WILL COME

Have you ever noticed that when you ask God for more you go in the opposite direction? The caterpillar suddenly finds itself in a cocoon. The seed suddenly finds itself being pushed down. The clay is crushed and molded. The real question is, Are you planted in soil that's too small? Are you reverting back investing in little people and little ideas when God has called you to greater? Are you putting a plant like an avocado tree in a tiny pot? Do you know who you really are?

 


Come Forth

They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth. 2 Kings 19:3

A while back, I bought an avocado and saved the seed. When I put it in water, the sun was so bright outside my window that the seed sprouted and was suddenly about 2-feet tall! I didn't know what I had. I actually had to look it up online to learn that this wasn't a plant, but it would become a tree! I didn't know its potential or purpose, but I'm sure you can see  where I'm going with this...

There's a Christian movie called Born to Win about a man's journey into the role God had for him. He had to go through huge trials to learn his purpose. He went through tests that would bring him to tears (water to fertilize his seed) so he could come out better (we always do) and walk into his calling (what God intentionally meant for us all along). Like the seed that's pushed down, he didn't know he was now going to spring up and spring forth.

Lord, Make Me An Answer

One of the reasons we ask God to renew our minds and make us over is that everything you knew from your past is behind you. Like the seed that comes out of its shell or the butterfly that emerges from a cocoon, what left was supposed to leave because God is bringing you out into something better. You're going from a prisoner to being promoted. God's people are coming forth as the answer because we know the Word (Jesus). God either has or is about to put you into a situation where you are out of your element to do something that you've never done like never before. That's  the whole point. Believe the possibilities. We lean on God and not our own understanding. You see, when you face that mountain of "I can't do this alone" that's God. Never back down to only what you can manage or else you're relying on your flesh and feelings of comfort. God wants to throw you into the unknown that you can't manage on your own - because that's faith and you can do more with God by faith.

 

Gifts and Callings are Without Repentance

In growing in our walk with God, the enemy will try to get you to reject your position because he wants to bury us. You see, God gave us the authority in this world and we have God's authority in Jesus's name over demons. I didn't have this light-bulb revelation until I saw the singer, William McDowell on stage kneeling in prayer. He said, "We're praying for you Philippines." Then I heard Bishop William Murphy say, "We're praying for you Chicago," and I understood why God had me assigned to pray for Puerto Rico. We are the world's intercessors. Remember, Jesus said we will do what He did and greater works. That's why when you walk in all the attitudes start - The devil knows when you walk in a room.  He knows who you are and whose you are even if you don't know it fully yet. It's the anointing on you. I never understood it until I would go into work after revival and a coworker would start flipping out and yelling, slamming things on the desk. I say this humbly, as it's God's anointing which causes demons to become so agitated.

We're going into a season - - we pray for it to occur - - where we will receive a double-vision anointing where the latter rain and the former rain come together and God pours out His spirit on us like never before. As God positions us in these end times, that means that He will set us apart from the world because as the season shifts, more people will come to need Christ. I'm not sure how God will move, but I feel like He's going to shake up this earth with powerful earthquakes and tremendous storms!

Now will this shaking come with a change in the White House where the 7th king comes down and the 8th king who was the 6th rises up again and the Antichrist is revealed? Who knows, but God. Will it be that the Mark of the Beast will be visible on the foreheads of unbelievers? I don't know. That's God's timing. What I do know is that now is not the time to revert back but to stand and do the work you've been assigned to. You can't go home again, you can't climb back up in the nest, go back in the womb, or dig a hole in the earth and hide. You have to stand in prayer with the Full Armor of God and when you do know that God will not fail you. He is standing with us and He is coming to judge the world.

God knows all and sees all

The other night I read a disturbing story about 2 black men that were dismembered and killed. I prayed for their mothers. I prayed over this senseless and heinous crime. The devil is doing all he can to try to get people to war in the flesh or run in fear. As I went to sleep that night, I tossed and turned the whole night. When I did finally sleep, I had a dream. God showed me what men are doing, their sins, and these heinous acts of violence. They think they can escape God's torment. They prayed for the mountains to fall on them, but God was showing me that they were in torment that would not end. The Word says, the end thereof is destruction. There is no escape from hell except for Jesus and asking for forgiveness of sins. Everything that's done in the dark will be brought to light.

There's a shift coming soon where God's people will be elevated or put in the spotlight more - the first shall be last, and the last first. While we can't say that we know all that God is doing, I keep hearing the Holy Spirit say to so many, "Keep reading your Bible" and "You'll see why I said to never give up." Remember, God has made you an answer. He has made you a window for someone. He has made you the church. You might only see how broken you were and all your mistakes, but God is shaping you in every area of your life. Where the key didn't work before it will fit now. Where you failed before, do it again. It will work now. Last time was practice, this time you have to give 110% because the flesh (that shell, that cocoon) is broken away and they that serve God must serve Him in Spirit and in Truth. This is the season for you to come into the place that you were called. Don't forfeit your birthright in Christ but see your uniqueness as an answer and a gift - not the problem. If you keep seeing it as a problem you will stay in the prison of the past. Say "Oh God, I thank you for everything I went through because it prepared me for what you're about to do in my life." Pray, "Lord, please reveal what you are about to do in my life."

Your Miracle Will Come

For God's Children, now is the time to reap in joy, you have to make the transfer into joy, with joy, we draw water out of our salvation with joy. The water is the blessings, the promises of God, the amen. The more you're under attack, THE MORE YOU NEED TO WORSHIP.

Please know, the miracle will come. God's going to plant you like a tree. Don't listen  to other people, stand firm because the ground you stand on is yours in heaven and yours in the earth. Stand and don't give up what's yours. It's fertile ground. God's given us things that don't look like they are ours, but the devil is a liar, stand your ground. Remember, after Jesus died, man put the rock to block Jesus so the disciples couldn't steal his body in the middle of the night and then say He was resurrected, but the angels not only removed the rock, but they sat on the rock to be a witness that death couldn't hold him. Stand on your rock and let Jesus sit on you. The angels will deal with that thing that was trying to hinder you. This is what happened to me.

Having done all to stand, stand firm on God's Word

I was prepping for class when one of the editors I work with emailed that he was refusing the recent work I'd turned in. He made up lies and said there were typos, huge errors, grammatical issues, etc. Now, none of this showed up in 2 spell checks, their spell check, Grammarly, and so forth. Lies. The devil is the accuser of the Brethren. But God knows that because I was about to start focusing on the attack which would bring me into the flesh, I understood when the Holy Spirit said, "Walk away" from what I was thinking, but don't drop the project entirely.

As I got to class, I checked emails and realized the same editor was rejecting my work again and trying to get a reaction out of me which would make me look bad in front of the client. I was so preoccupied I wanted to respond but the Holy Spirit said again to "Walk away". I could hear my classmates loudly trying to get me to focus on the math homework. They were so suddenly loud I knew it was the angels trying to draw me back to what I should be focusing on.

The following morning, I heard the Holy Spirit say, "I want you to say something about the editor..." and I immediately jumped on the computer because I understood that now, I had God's permission and could respond. Please remember this: You can't and shouldn't do anything in your flesh. Like David learned in the Old Testament, with any battle, ask God first. Don't get distracted, but stand. You know, when we stand and put on the whole armor? Stand and wait for directions from God. When He gives the okay, then you know you can do a thing, but we have to do it God's way and remember to rebuke their personalities, meaning, don't let their words or attacks cling to you. So, I sent my complaint to the company and they approved my work and fixed the problem. I write this because there are people who are blatantly oppressing God's people, but like Uzza touching the Ark of the Covenant, don't put your hands on anything (even if you think it will help) until you ask God. Stand firm, be obedient and wait for God.

On a side note, there was an interesting article about a store being sued by the EEOC. The story stated that managers were not allowing Spanish people to speak in Spanish among themselves. It was causing panic, anxiety, and the Spanish employees were trying to change locations and they were denied transfers. Know that God knows all and sees all. Before you react or act on your own, ask God. Ask for His permission. Ask God for wisdom and direction. God will show you the way. Do not give up, do not go back or look back, don't wren your garments, don't commit suicide, and don't despair. This is a new season and the miracle will come.

The Devil Can't Touch You

We're including an excerpt from our May Newsletter here and the Holy Spirit said, "Keep reading your Bibles." He also said "stop being afraid of the police." Pastor Creflo Dollar had a recent message reminding people that when you let fear in it contaminates your faith and I saw this when I watched the movie Detroit about police brutality. While it dealt mostly with racism and violence against blacks, one scene that stood out was when a young black man prayed and said, "God please remove the hate from their hearts." The reason the devil is trying an old tactic in a new season is he's trying to get people to give up their faith and be filled with fear. If you have God, you never need to fear the wrath of man because God is always in control. That doesn't mean the devil won't try to cause fear and that there won't be attacks, but seek God out and stay close to Him. The devil is saying "Be afraid, be very afraid for what I can do to you," but the devil and man are all subject to God. Stand firm on God's Word which says, "No weapons formed against me shall be able to prosper and I refute every tongue that accuses me" and "The Lord won't let my foot slip" and "Touch not mine anointed nor do my prophets harm". 

The more you seek God out, the fire of God that's purging you and cleansing you will reveal and remove from you anyone or anything that's not God. The Holy Spirit keeps saying, "God will reveal Himself to you." Remember, in these last days we have to be 100% in the Spirit realm because our flesh wasn't designed for the loads we are carrying. That's why so many people say, "I can't do this," because they are working from the flesh and the physical instead of faith and the Spiritual.

You can come out from among them and we pray, "Lord, help reveal the areas we are struggling with. Help us overcome ego, false pride, and the flesh. Help us to separate from this world and to break free from these demons of oppression, the idols of addiction, and the chains of addicting demons that want to keep us tied to the flesh so they can hinder us, and hold us down. We can overcome them and be stronger in you, in Jesus's name, Amen."

 

Acts 2:1-34  (KJV)

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

 

OUR PENTECOST MESSAGE

Happy Pentecost Sunday! Holy Spirit, we pray, fall fresh on us!

Prayer: (Remember to cover your heads when you pray and go into the Most Holy of Holies) Father God in the name of Jesus, thank you for giving us 1. the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Tongues, 2. Wisdom, 3. Understanding, 4. Counsel, 5. Power, 6. Knowledge, and 7. the Fear of the Lord. Please forgive our sins that our prayers are heard and let no sin rule over us. We have the Archangel, Michael, guiding us and no weapons formed against us shall prosper. We pray, Father God, Lord Jesus, and Holy Spirit, that you fall fresh on us. Renew our minds, help us to focus on forward with you and not on the past. Help us to forgive, love, and heal, and never look back. We pray we are able to receive all that you have for us, and "may God reveal it to us" as we work to do your work and your will. Please keep us in your perfect peace and we rebuke every demonic attack in Jesus's name, the blood of Jesus, and by God's authority, Amen.

Receiving the Spirit of Tongues

If you ever wondered about the spirit of tongues, when you receive the gift of tongues:

Tongues is a gift of praise and you should yield to that gift. Ask the Holy Spirit for it, start with praise in your own words as you fellowship with God, yield to the leading of the spirit as you praise God,  and don't focus on the sound of your words as the Holy Spirit changes the words into tongues. Don't try to analyze it, just flow with the unctions of the Holy Spirit. It will come in time.

We've included a powerful sermon from Pastor Jentzen Franklin that explains the reason why we need the Spirit of Tongues, God's special language to communicate to and through us. He uses the example of the movie Windtalkers about how the enemy will try to decode what's going on in your life, but God has a secret place for us, and a secret language so we can communicate right with God through the Holy Spirit which is a gift Jesus gave to us:

 

The Purpose of Speaking in Tongues

  • You can speak in tongues when you initially receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4).
  • You can speak in tongues when you are talking to God supernaturally as it's your Spirit, the Holy Spirit within you, and God, (I Cor. 14:14).
  • You can speak in tongues to magnify God (Acts 10:45, 46).
  • You can speak in tongues for edification (I Cor. 14:4, Jude 20).
  • You can speak in tongues to pray in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18).
  • You can speak in tongues as a way to pray (Heb. 12:9, I Cor. 14:14).
  • You can speak in tongues to fill your Spirit with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18).

     

    Various Kinds of Tongues

    I Corinthians 14:22 reads, "Wherefore tongues are a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe."

    There are different kinds of tongues: 

    • Prayer Language (Groanings and Intercession) - Rom. 8:26
    • Tongues of Angels - I Cor. 13:1
    • Tongues to Do Spiritual Warfare With, Speaking with Power and Authority
    • Speaking a Language of Another Nationality - Acts 2
    • Singing in Tongues and Worshipping God - I Cor. 14:15, Acts 10:46

       

      There is also the gift of tongues for ministry and to edify yourself as previously mentioned, meaning it's to strengthen and build up your faith. This "sign gift" is very distinguishable and particular as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. It's a unique ministry that hasn't been used in any other dispensations. It's only used by the Church and began in the New Testament with Pentecost. It's a supernatural utterance that comes right from Father God through the Holy Spirit. It's then directed through the Spirit of man and manifested in a spiritual language as a divine communication that's different from your own language. The more we use this powerful gift, the more it grows and we can better understand  its power and potential in our lives.

      See this video example of how the Spirit of Tongues fell on the disciples in the clip below:

       

      Our May Prayer and Pentecost Prayer

      Father God in the name of Jesus, Lord we come to you and give you all the glory, honor and praise due your name. Father God at this season of Pentecost, we pray for more holiness in our lives so we can be more like you. Help us Lord to break free from the flesh and worldly desires so we can cling to the rock from which we were cut. You are covering us and we thank you. Lord, we also pray for the miracles you provide. The Holy Spirit said to pray for the miracles to come and I'm hearing "It will come fast." In every area where people are struggling and need a miracle, break through and shine forth in their lives, Lord. Give them the miracle they need. You are pouring out your Spirit on your sons and daughters and we praise you because we know you are the Way Maker. Where finances are lacking, Lord, you are God of your promises. Give them more than enough. In areas where there is drought, Father, God in Jesus's name, I hear the abundance of rain for every believer. Where there are dry bones, Lord, breathe life, increase wisdom and heal marriages, heal hurting hearts and hurting families, heal relationships and the divide. In areas where your people are being oppressed and held back, we ask for your mercy and know you are releasing them from bonds, chains, and demons of oppression. Every attack of the enemy will be exposed. Every secret area where the devil is oppressing, Lord saturate it with your light. Expose the devil and we arrest those demons and cancel their assignment in Jesus's name. Where people are still saying in their hearts, "Not fair, not fair," help heal their hearts so they are not filled with bitterness, Father. Don't let them give up. Show them signs that you are there, bring healing to them, Lord. Send special signs so they will know and see your Glory. Help the unbelievers, Lord. You are the God of more than enough. You are our Savior, our Provider, our Healer, and we know the devil can't touch God's servants. Increase their anointing, Lord. Help them to want to read their Bibles more and draw closer to you in prayer.


      We know sudden, violent storms and massive earthquakes are coming. We speak and declare peace in these areas. There is going to be a massive earthquake and you've already mentioned tornadoes. We pray for Hawaii, California, New Zealand, the Midwest, Yellowstone and any other area that's vulnerable. (Massive earthquakes can also be in the spiritual realm as the White House is shaken up). We ask for signs about the 7th and 8th kings. Lord, help us to prepare your people as a massive shake-up is coming to the White House. I hear the Holy Spirit saying "God is about to reveal Himself to us," and "It will happen fast." Please let us know what this means so we can prepare your church. I also hear you saying to "read your Bibles more," and "watch your pocketbooks and spending." Also, He's saying "They're so competitive," but remember, we're not competing with each other. We are all under God in Jesus's name and no flesh can stand before God. We rebuke the flesh and egos in Jesus's name.

      We pray for our nation and our planet, Lord. We know there is so much poverty and sexual sin in India and other areas of the world, so we pray for the babies, children, and teens. We pray for the mothers, Lord. Please help them provide for their families. We pray for the fathers, Lord. Please give them jobs and the strength and encouragement they need so they can provide for their families. We pray for teachers to be treated better. We pray for peace and covering in the classrooms. We know Puerto Rico is still having trouble rebuilding after Hurricane Maria, but we see 100% recovery in Jesus's name. Where there is drought and famine, give them rain and provision. Touch every heart, Lord, we pray. Shine your light on every area where there needs to be a sign. We pray Father God please send the former rain and the latter rain to us. In the lives of your prophets and believers, please send the double-vision anointing that we may be able to do your work and your will. We rebuke satan, demonic oppression, demonic thoughts of depression, suicide, retaliation, and other satanic acts and secret attacks in the lives of believers. We pray and cancel the devil's assignment in every area of our lives, Lord. I hear you saying, "Look for your windows" and to "rebuke every spiritual attack." We give you all the glory, honor and praise due your name, in Jesus's name and by the blood of Jesus, Amen!

      Anything in bold above is something the Holy Spirit may have mentioned or revealed in a dream to pray about.

      The Prayer of Salvation

      If you haven't said the Prayer of Salvation, now's the best time: Father God in the name of Jesus, Lord, I ask forgiveness of my sins. Please come into my heart. I turn my back on sin and I make you my Lord and Savior. I want to follow you for the rest of my life. Please give me eternal life through you in Jesus name, Amen.     

      Re-dedication to Christ Prayer

      If you need to rededicate your life to Christ because you feel like you've been sinning or haven't been living right, pray: Father God in the name of Jesus, I ask forgiveness of my sins and I turn my back on sin. Please help me to overcome ---- and I want to lead a better life through you. I decree and declare this day I have overcome ---- and I have the victory in Jesus name, Amen. 

      Stay in God's shadow, stay away from sin and temptation, keep reading your Bible and keep seeking God first. 

      Be ye doers of the Word... We pray this message blesses you today!

      If you need prayer, please call the Bill Winston Prayer Center at (877) 543-9443. You can also check online for Joyce Meyer's prayer request form and other sites that can pray for and with you. You are more than a conqueror!