The Wind of the Holy Ghost
by Sis. Jane Kimmes | February 19, 2015
We were honored to have Apostle J. R. Bowens and Pastor Regina Bowens with us today. We have been strengthened and encouraged by the Word brought to us from this Man of God. Don't you feel compelled to go deeper with the Lord? God really moved for the men today at GWOD. It was so exciting to see our men loosed and on fire running through the building. I could feel God's strength and protection coming through these men. Don't lose this Men of God, we need to see all of you strong in the Lord. The men were exhorted to be the head of the home. 1 Cor. 11:3 "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." However, we are to remember that in the Spirit in the church there is neither male nor female. Gal 3:26-28 " For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Radical praise went forth before Apostle Bowens spoke. The more we praised God the more He responded and filled us with His Spirit to do His work. Pastor Crowder had eyes to see and ears to hear, demonstrating and correcting us in this area of listening to God in order to have His eyes and ears before moving out to minister to souls in need of prayer or deliverance. She encouraged us to let the service move ahead by the Spirit only and to not go ahead in the flesh just because you have a "Title" or a "Gift." Pastor Crowder said, "We must hear from God and be more sensitive to what God wants and let Him move. Religion fights against the true Gospel. It feels it is already delivered and won't reach out for more. A doubtful spirit should not be praying for a soul. Everybody does not have the gift of casting out devils, so don't do anything out of ignorance. When God has you praying with a soul, stay there praying for that soul, the anointing doesn't run away, flesh runs away too soon!" She stirred us to get all of God that we can; reach for more, even if you were full of Him last night, reach for more today. You can never have too much of God. We can't get enough of God! Release yourself when you come up for prayer and take all you can get!
Co Pastor McCarty added that dynamite is dangerously powerful when you set it off. If we all let the Holy Ghost loose in here there would be a Holy Ghost explosion. It only takes one person to be in control of the dynamite and that is God. Let Him control it.
Apostle Bowens gave honor to Pastor Crowder and our Leaders for continuing strong in the deliverance ministry, saying that it is important to recognize people of honor, they did not get "voted in" but were chosen by God. He said there are so many "new" ways for deliverance out there now and that church has become like a theatre or a celebrity hour. A lot of letter but no power. God wants the church effective and you must have deliverance in the house. The Kingdom is about souls, and everybody must be delivered, made free, and made holy. He put all of this in perspective by saying, "If it is new it isn't true." We know there is nothing new under the sun! Being saved and not filled is a religious spirit. You have to get filled. There is a generation that does not know about the Holy Ghost. "It is not about how much you know or how well you sing or preach, if you don't have the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues you are going to hell." There are preachers preaching the Gospel with no Holy Ghost, sexual abusers and everything else in the pulpit all for monetary profit.
Apostle Bowens' message of encouragement and strength "God Meant it for Good" came from the following Scriptures:
Gen 50:20-21 "But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them."
Psalm 119:67 "Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word."
Psalm 119:71 "It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes."
He went on to say that Intercessors are going to be born, not any "Title stuff" but instead people whom God chooses who will get up at night and cry out to Him, praying so hard that Glory comes in and changes the atmosphere of that place. You must be worked on to preach. You must go through trials to preach. God is telling us "The thing I took from you, I meant it for your good. The pain you have, I mean it for your good. Don't let any of these things stop you from coming to church, I mean it for your good. Instead pray and fast, intercede."
He prophesied that there is going to be a revival, a different kind of revival where only the Holy Ghost functions in His church, not flesh. The Holy Ghost will talk! Don't be moved by what is going on all around you in the world or in other churches. You are in a deliverance church, be Praising God everyday. Shout even when you don't feel it. Pray and demand that the Holy Ghost shows up. God will correct us to get the "bad" out of us and He will allow afflictions to bring the best out of us. We must "die" and give God everything. He gives us cars, homes, etc. and we don't give Him our cars, homes, etc. These things are given to us for His use and we are selfish.
We were "cleaned up" today by the Word and encouraged to reach deeper and higher in the Holy Ghost in our work and dedicated service for the souls of men. We have been encouraged to breathe again, a second breath, a second wind. Be Blessed and flow in the Wind of the Holy Ghost. Continue to pray, praise, worship and let God have control. He knows best. Let's walk in His truth and love at all times. I love you much.