“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24 (HCSB)
When the power of the Holy Spirit is combined with the Word of God there is a divine combustion on earth. There is a move today where more and more churches are becoming both Word and Spirit focused. And I believe we will begin to see even more churches awakened to this, releasing revival and harvest in our land and beyond!
Smith Wigglesworth prophesied in 1947 that “when the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen.”
RT Kendall spoke similarly when he declared that, “by word I mean the centrality of the gospel. By spirit I mean signs, wonders and miracles. I believe that it will mean spontaneous combustion of power and authority for the Church and a wake-up call to the nation.”
And Derek Prince said, “This outpouring of the Holy Spirit is not only an outpouring of blessing – it is an outpouring of authority. God is establishing spiritual authority in the earth that He may, in this hour, bring into existence His kingdom in power and answer the prayers of multiplied thousands through the centuries who have interceded by crying, ‘Thy kingdom come!’”
(Btw, these quotes were found in Wanda Algers excellent book, Moving from Sword to Scepter.)
These two ingredients, like gun powder and flame, or baking soda and vinegar, cause a combustion to occur. We need both these ingredients for revival, awakening, transformation and harvest. And today, we are about to see that divine combustion occur!
Pray for more of the Word and Spirit in your church, coming from the pulpit, the platform and even the small groups, through the youngest to the eldest. Pray for more of the Holy Spirit in the worship and ministry time. Pray for signs, wonders and miracles to increase in your church, for healing and deliverance to become more expected. Pray for the Word, the full Bible, from front to back, from Genesis to Revelation and everything in between, to be embraced and taught, even the hard and perhaps offensive bits. Pray with the saints “Father, let Your Kingdom come, in our time, in our city, in our church and in my life!”