The Lord Breaks Out at Dallas Hotel

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  1. Jerome

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    http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=41247

    "The presence of the Holy Spirit abounded during a two-day meeting of senior pastors to pray for revival and spiritual awakening, a key organizer of the gathering recounted."There were many who believed this was an epic moment," Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, told Baptist Press.

    "Some even declared it was the greatest spiritual experience with their peers that they had ever had, anywhere, at any time," Floyd said."

    "The Lord broke out tonight" tweeted Senior Pastor Les Hughes of Highview Baptist, Louisville.
     
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    Maranatha!!!!!!!!
     
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    Does the "breaking out" mean tongues, shouts, or exactly what though?
     
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    Ronnie is a relentless self-promoter, but he IS familiar with the Spirit working amongst a group of people. Ronnie was my pastor in the 1980s when we had a major move of God in our church over a period of about two years. There were special meetings, but mostly it was a quiet renewal that began when the men of the church had an all-night prayer meeting and asked God to do a special work in our midst. It wasn't a passive kind of prayer that asks for God to send "revival", but was a dedication of ourselves to the purposes and plans of God to use our church and our means for His glory. Thousands of lives were changed during those two years, including mine, and the arc of my life was changed forever.

    Ronnie didn't "bring God" to our congregation, but he does know what it is like when the Spirit manifests Himself.
     
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    I have no idea what that fellow is describing, but when the Spirit has manifested Himself in our congregational meetings, it actually gets rather quiet and people find it much more comfortable to be on their knees instead of standing or sitting in a pew.

    It is a sense of awe, love and terror at the same time. You know you are loved and significant to God, but at the same time you are very much aware of your smallness and pettiness. In the midst of these experiences, one of the most common things to happen is that people who have wronged each other spontaneously find those they have wronged and ask to be forgiven, restoring the fellowship.

    It is tough to describe unless you have experienced it, but it is very real.
     
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    If one really wants a deflated sense of self importance then come to places like ND, SD MT and WY. Church is not cultural there.
     
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    I have nothing against praying for special works of God among His people (i.e. "revival"), but I've noticed that many people who talk about revival are very passive in their spiritual life... apparently expecting God to do something without their participation.

    If we commit ourselves to discipleship to Jesus and growing in grace, we won't need "revival" for ourselves. Moreover, we can be the agents of God's work inside and outside of the churches.

    It's fine that the pastors have gathered to pray for revival (and thank God for what people are describing as revival), but we shouldn't sit around waiting for God. The Spirit is among us and within us and we have everything we need now.

    We simply need to be about the tasks of discipleship and evangelism.
     
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    Great Commission Chairman Ronnie Floyd blogged afterward how what's really needed is a man:

     
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    Jesus was the greatest leader who ever lived and still reigns. There were places he went where people were hardened against him and other places where they embraced him. While God uses leaders it is not just about leaders. In the OT are the prophets who led and spoke up but were executed. The leaders are only as effective among the people as the people following.

    Scripture teaches the harvest in plentiful. When I look at a field and know the harvest is ready that means it is ready and the need is for harvesters. Those harvesters are workers who help with the task.
     
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    Of course it is supplied to help with the $175/night (not including tax) for the room at the Hilton.

    It would have been great is they could have found a less expensive place for lodging.
     

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