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700 Club Interactive: Welcome Holy Spirit - Oct. 7, 2013

One church shares their unique way of worship. Read Transcript


Gordon: OUT OF THE

MOUTH OF BABES.

I'M LEARNING HOW TO DREAM

DREAMS AND SEE VISIONS.

Gordon: MEET AMERICA'S

NEXT SPIRITUAL LEADERS ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

AS A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER,

KELLY WHIMBERLY WANTED TO

GIVE THE CHILDREN IN HER

CLASS THE BEST EDUCATION.

BUT SHE JUST DIDN'T WANT HER

STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT

GOD.

SHE WANTED THEM TO

EXPERIENCE HIM.

Terry: AFTER WATCHING

CBN'S SPIRITUAL GIFTS

WEBCAST, KELLY GOT AN IDEA.

SHE TOLD HER SUNDAY CLASS TO

PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER, AND

THE RESULTS WERE AMAZING.

*

*

JESUS IS OUR KING, OUR

SAVIOR, OUR HEALER, AND OUR

FATHER.

I'M LEARNING HOW TO DREAM

DREAMS AND SEE VISIONS.

I LOVE JESUS BECAUSE HE

BROUGHT ME INTO THE WORLD.

HE IS MY HEAVENLY DADDY, AND

HIS LOVE WILL NEVER CHANGE

FOR ME.

GOD IS AWESOME.

*

I STUMBLED ON THE

SPIRITUAL GIFT WEBCAST

PROBABLY ABOUT A YEAR AND A

HALF AGO.

I WAS WATCHING GOD TV, AND

THEY DID A SEGMENT ON

ISABELLE ALLEN, AND IT

REALLY SPARKED AN INTEREST

IN ME BECAUSE SHE WAS

TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU COULD

OPERATE IN THE PROPHETIC

EVEN IF YOU WEREN'T GIVEN A

GIFT FOR OPERATING IN THE

PROPHETIC.

SO I WANTED TO FIND OTHER

THINGS SHE HAD DONE, SO I

JUST GOOGLED HER NAME, AND

IT PULLED UP THE SPIRITUAL

GIFT WEBCAST BECAUSE SHE WAS

TEACHING ON THERE.

I NOTICED THAT'S WHAT THE

WHOLE WEBCAST IS ALL ABOUT.

IT JUST A WHOLE WEBCAST

FILLED WITH TEACHING PEOPLE

HOW TO ACTIVATE AND BEGIN

OPERATING IN THE GIFTS.

SO WHEN I THEN WENT AND SAW

THE VERY FIRST ONE, IT WAS

ON SOAKING.

AND I HAD NEVER HEARD OF

SOAKING.

I NEVER KNEW ABOUT IT.

I DID NOT EVEN KNOW OF THE

CONCEPT OF SOAKING.

I WATCHED THE SECOND ONE --

I THINK IT WAS THE SECOND

ONE THAT THEY EVER DID, AND

GORDON WAS TEACHING ON

MOVING IN THE PROPHETIC

GIFT.

AND IT WAS VERY SIMPLE.

I ACTUALLY MADE NOTES FROM

IT AND SHARED THOSE

SCRIPTURES.

I PRETTY MUCH DID THE SAME

LESSON WITH OUR KIDS.

LET'S GO FROM THAT AND

ASK GOD.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I

LOVED ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL

GIFT WEBCAST IS HOW WHEN

PEOPLE FELT VERY TIMID ABOUT

SOMETHING, GORDON WOULD SORT

OF PUSH THEM, AND PUT THEM

ON THE SPOT AND PUSH THEM

PAST THEIR COMFORT ZONE.

SO IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME

THAT MARGUERITE OR ONE OF

THE GUESTS WOULD HESITATE IF

GORDON WAS SAYING SOMETHING,

AND HE WOULD SAY, DO YOU

BELIEVE GOD CAN DO THAT.

OF COURSE GOD CAN DO THAT.

DO YOU THINK HE COULD DO

THAT THROUGH YOU?

YOU COULD SEE IT.

I WAS, LIKE, OH, HE'S GOT

THEM.

HE IS ABOUT TO MAKE THEM

STEP OUT AND DO IT.

BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE, LIKE,

YEAH, HE CAN USE ME.

AND HE WOULD BE, LIKE, OKAY,

GET READY.

AND I LOVED IT BECAUSE I'VE

ALWAYS BEEN THAT TIMID

PERSON THAT IS JUST SCARED

TO STEP OUT THERE.

DOING IT WITH THE KIDS HAS

ACTUALLY HELPED ME A LOT OF

THAT HAS BEEN MY MOTIVATOR

OR MY PUSH BECAUSE I CAN'T

TAKE THEM WHERE I'M NOT

GOING.

AND SO IF I'M TELLING THEM

TO PRAY FOR PEOPLE DURING

THE WEEK AND BRING BACK

TESTIMONIES, IF I DON'T HAVE

A TESTIMONY MYSELF, THEN,

YOU KNOW, IT KIND OF MAKES

ME LOOK BAD.

I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO LEAD

BY EXAMPLE.

*

* HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

WE STARTED OUT TEACHING

ABOUT THE BAPTISM AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

BECAUSE I JUST THOUGHT,

WELL, IF YOU WANT TO MOVE IN

THE GIFTS, YOU NEED THE

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.

THAT'S THE FIRST STEP.

THERE IS PROBABLY 90% OF THE

KIDS NOW THAT ARE

CONFIDENTLY -- THEY

CONFIDENTLY PRAY IN THEIR

PRAYER LANGUAGE.

LET'S GO HIGHER.

LET'S GET THIS ATMOSPHERE.

WE WENT FROM TEACHING ABOUT

THE BAPTISM AND THE HOLY

SPIRIT TO TEACHING ABOUT

HEALING.

THEY BEGAN TO PRAY FOR THEIR

PARENTS AT HOME, IF THEIR

PARENTS WERE SICK.

THEY WOULD SAY, WELL, CAN I

PRAY FOR YOU.

I SAID, CAN I PRAY FOR

YOUR HEAD.

AND SHE SAID SURE.

SO THEN I PRAYED FOR IT ONE

TIME.

AND SHE SAID IT WAS ABOUT

SEVEN.

BEFORE SHE SAID IT WAS ABOUT

SEVEN.

AND I SAID, IT'S GOING TO BE

ONE TO 10.

AND I SAID 10.

AND THEN I PRAYED FOR IT ONE

TIME, AND SO THEN SHE SAID

IT'S ABOUT SEVEN.

AND THEN I PRAYED AGAIN,

IT'S 10, IT'S COMPLETELY

BETTER.

THE PICTURE OF THIS FOOT

JUST FLASHED AT ME.

AND I WENT TO SCHOOL, AND I

WENT TO MS. ROGERS, AND I

SAID CAN I PRAY FOR THIS

GIRL OUTSIDE THE CLASS.

AND SHE SAID YES.

AND SO I PRAYED FOR THE

GIRL, AND I ASKED HER TO GET

BACK UP AND WALK BACK TO

ME.

AND SHE WALKED BACK TO ME

AND SHE SAID -- SHE WAS SO

WOWED.

HER FACE WAS, LIKE, WOW.

AND SHE SAID, IT IS 100%

BETTER.

AND SHE WAS FEELING GREAT.

AND THE NEXT DAY SHE CAME

BACK TO SCHOOL WITHOUT A

CAST OR A WHEELCHAIR OR

ANYTHING.

WE REALLY HAVE SOME

AMAZING KIDS IN OUR

PROGRAM.

THEY'RE HEARING FROM GOD

THEMSELVES.

A LOT OF THEM ARE

EXPERIENCING THINGS THAT

MAYBE EVEN THEIR PARENTS

AREN'T EXPERIENCING YET.

I'LL JUST THROW OUT THE

QUESTION, WHAT IS GOD DOING

IN YOU?

HOW DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE

GROWING SPIRITUALLY?

WITHOUT FAIL, SOMEONE IS

GOING TO SAY BECAUSE I'VE

GOT MY PRAYER LANGUAGE.

BECAUSE I CAN PRAY IN

TONGUES, I NOW KNOW HOW TO

PRAY FOR SOMEONE.

ONE THING THAT BEGAN

HAPPENING, AFTER THE KIDS

WERE BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT, AND WE BEGAN TALKING

ABOUT PRAYING FOR PEOPLE FOR

HEALING, IS IN THE CHURCH

SERVICE THEY BEGAN TO

JUST -- WHEN AN ADULT WOULD

GO TO THE ALTER, THEY

STARTED -- I MEAN, NO ONE

EVER TOLD OUR KIDS YOU CAN

GO PRAY FOR THEM.

THEY JUST STARTED DOING IT.

THEY BECAME SO CONFIDENT IN

IT, THEY WOULD JUST GO DOWN

THERE AND START GATHERING

AROUND AND PRAYING IN THE

SPIRIT.

I BELIEVE THAT THE GIFTS

ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO THIS

NEW GENERATION.

OUR KIDS ARE LOOKING FOR THE

SUPER NATURAL, AND THAT

INTRIGUES THEM.

WHEN THEY BEGIN TO

EXPERIENCE FOR THEMSELVES

THE POWER OF GOD, AND THEY

HAVE EXPERIENCED GOD HEALING

THROUGH THEM, WHEN THEY GET

TO COLLEGE OR OUT OF THE

HOME, AND MAMA IS NOT THERE

TO MAKE THEM GO TO CHURCH,

AND THEY HAVE PROFESSORS

TELLING THEM THAT THERE IS

NO GOD, THEY'LL SAY, WHAT DO

YOU MEAN THERE IS NO GOD?

I'VE SEEN HIM HEAL.

HE TALKS TO ME.

HE HAS SPOKEN TO SOME OTHERS

THROUGH ME.

THEY'VE ENCOUNTERED HIM.

THEY'VE HAD MORE THAN

INFORMATION ABOUT GOD.

THEY'VE SEEN THE POWER.

* HERE I AM

* YOU'RE MY GOD

Gordon: KELLY LEARNED

THE SECRET.

IT IS THE EXPERIENCE OF

GOD.

IT IS KNOWING HIM.

KNOW THOSE THAT KNOW GOD

WILL DO EXPLOITS.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

SO OFTEN WE SPEND A LOT OF

TIME TRYING TO MEMORIZE THE

BIBLE, LEARN THE BIBLE.

AND ALL THE BIBLE IS IS

POINTING TO JESUS, POINTING

TO THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND

POINTING TO GOD, THE

FATHER.

AND GIVING TO YOU THE

EXPECTATION THAT THE SAME

EXPERIENCE THAT THE PEOPLE

HAD IN THE BIBLE YOU CAN

HAVE.

IT IS JUST A WITNESS.

AND IT'S POINTING TO THE

GREAT EXPERIENCES YOU CAN

HAVE WITH HIM.

WELL, IF YOU WANT TO DO WHAT

KELLY DID, AND SAY, OKAY,

I'VE BEEN CHALLENGED, HOW DO

I HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE?

HOW DO I START MOVING IN THE

GIFTS?

WELL, WE'VE MADE IT EASY FOR

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

cbn.com/7CI.

AND ON THAT SITE WE'VE

COLLECTED THE BEST TEACHINGS

FROM THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS

WEBCAST.

THEY'RE ALL AVAILABLE TO

YOU, THE TEACHINGS ARE

THERE, AND THE SCRIPTURES

SUPPORTING THE TEACHINGS ARE

ALL THERE.

YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF AND

GO THERE YOURSELF, AND THEN

YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO SHARE

IT WITH OTHERS.

SO IF YOU'RE A SUNDAY SCHOOL

TEACHER, YOU CAN START

SHARING WITH THE CHILDREN.

Terry: THAT MUST BE SO

SATISFYING TO YOU.

THAT MUST BE THE WHOLE

REASON YOU STARTED THAT

BECAUSE THERE IS SUCH

CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT IT

MEANS TO RECEIVE THE GIFTS

OR TO BE A BAPTIZED IN THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

AND YOU'RE SEEING EXACTLY

WHAT GOD HAS SPOKEN TO YOUR

HEART ABOUT THAT IS BEING

WORKED OUT.

Gordon: IT HAPPENED

WHEN I WAS TRYING TO TEACH

MISSIONERIES IN PHILIPPINES,

AND HE HAD HOW TO TEACH THE

BAPTISM AND HOW TO RECEIVE

IT AND HOW TO SHARE IT.

AND IN THE MIDDLE OF

WATCHING IT, THE HOLY SPIRIT

STOKSPOKE TO ME, THAT

WONDERFUL SMALL VOICE.

AND HE SAID IT'S THE SAME

WITH ALL OF THE GIFTS.

ALL OF THE GIFTS CAN BE

TAUGHT.

IT IS MORE THAN ARE THEY

CAUGHT.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT SOME

KIND OF DICTATOR THAT

OVERWHELMS YOU AND SAYS I'M

GOING TO DO THIS WITH YOU.

YOUR TAUGHT HOW TO DO THE

GIFTS.

AND THE MORE YOU'RE TAUGHT

AND THE MORE YOU USE IT, THE

MORE YOU GET.

MY FATHER CALLS IT THE LAW

OF USE.

WHEN YOU PUT THINGS INTO

USE, THEN INCREDIBLE THINGS

CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

DO THAT, AND REALIZE THESE

EXPERIENCES CAN BE FOR YOU.

WE'VE GOT SOME IN-BOX

QUESTIONS, AND I'LL ASK THIS

ONE.

NELLIE ASKS, "I'VE ALWAYS

BELIEVED THAT THE HOLY

SPIRIT DWELLS IN US THE

MOMENT WE ARE SAVED.

HOWEVER, MY PASTOR

DISAGREES, AND SAYS WE GET

SAVED AND LATER INVITE THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

I'M CONFUSED."

NELLIE, LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE

CONFUSED BY THIS.

LET ME PUT IT TO YOU SIMPLY:

BOTH OF YOU ARE RIGHT.

AND WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND

THAT.

WHEN YOU RECEIVE JESUS INTO

YOUR HEART, THE BIBLE SAYS

IN HIM DWELLS THE GOD HEAD

BODILY.

AND SO WHEN YOU RECEIVE

JESUS, YOU GET THE TRINITY.

YOU DON'T JUST GET JESUS.

YOU GET THE HOLY SPIRIT AND

GOD THE FATHER.

WHEN YOU BELIEVE AND ARE

RECEIVED INTO THE FAITH,

THEN YOU GET ALL THREE.

NOW, THERE IS ANOTHER

EXPERIENCE WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND JUST AS YOU GO THROUGH

WATER BAPTISM AS A SIGN

YOU'VE RECEIVED JESUS INTO

YOUR HEART AND YOU'VE

RENOWNED THE WORLD AND ARE

REBORN INTO LIFE IN HIM,

THERE IS A BAPTISM IN THE

HOLY SPIRIT WHERE YOU

LITERALLY GET IMMERSED.

IT IS AN INCREDIBLE

EXPERIENCE.

DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPEN TO

DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

BUT ALL COME BACK AND SAY I

WAS OVERWHELMED WITH THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

NOW, THIS IS NOT A ONE-TIME

THING.

WHEN YOU GO TO ACTS 2, ALL

OF THE APOSTLES, THE WOMEN

THAT WERE PRAYING WITH THEM

IN THE UPPER ROOM, THEY WERE

ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

AND THEN IN ACTS 4, THE SAME

GROUP OF PEOPLE.

THEY WERE ALL FILLED WITH

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT IS AN ONGOING

EPISODIC THING, WHERE

LITERALLY YOU CAN BE

OVERWHELMED WITH THE

PRESENCE OF GOD AND THE

TANGIBLE SENSE THAT HE IS

THERE WITH YOU.

AND I ENCOURAGE ALL

CHRISTIANS, IF YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH A DRY PERIOD, GO

BACK INTO THAT BAPTISM.

GO BACK INTO THAT TOTAL

IMMERSION INTO WHAT GOD HAS

FOR YOU.

IT'S THERE.

IT'S TIMES OF REFRESHING IN

THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD.

AND SO VIEW THAT AS AN

ONGOING EXPERIENCE THAT YOU

CAN HAVE MULTIPLE TIMES AND

ENJOY IT BECAUSE IT IS

WONDERFUL.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE MADE

FOR.

WE WERE MADE TO HAVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM.

SO HAVE FELLOWSHIP.

THE NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM

BETSY, "I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE

SAY THE HOLY GHOST, BUT I

THOUGHT A GHOST IS A DEMON.

IS THAT TRUE?"

THIS HAS TO DO WITH WHAT IS

ESSENTIALLY AN ATTEMPT AT

TRANSLATION.

YOU FIND THE FIRST USE OF

HOLY GHOST IN THE KING JAMES

VERSION.

IN THAT TIMEFRAME, THEY

DIDN'T REALLY HAVE ANOTHER

NAME FOR SPIRIT EXCEPT

GHOST.

GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL

GREEK AND THE ORIGINAL

HEBREW.

THE GREEK IS NUMA, AND THE

HEBREW IS RUHA.

AND BOTH CAN BE TRANSLATED

BREATH, WIND.

AND SO IT'S THAT KIND OF

THING, SOMETHING INVISIBLE

THAT LI LITERALLY BLOWS IN

AND CAN TRANSFORM THINGS.

WHEN JESUS BAPTIZED HIS

DISCIPLES, HE BREATHED ON

THEM -- THIS IS AT THE END

OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN -- HE

BREATHED ON THEM AND SAID

RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT.

SO WHEN YOU GET THE SENSE IT

IS A BREATH, A NUMA, A WIND

THAT BLOWS THROUGH, BUT IT

IS AN UNUSUAL ONE BECAUSE IT

HAS A PERSONALITY.

THAT GIVES YOU A BETTER IDEA

OF WHAT THE BIBLE IS TRYING

TO DESCRIBE WITH THE TERM

HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, HE

WAS A WITCH DOCTOR, AND SHE

WAS A FERVENT CHRISTIAN.

FIND OUT HOW THEY BECAME A

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN, AFTER

THIS.

Terry: ANDREW WAS A

WITCH DOCTOR IN NIGERIA, AND

HIS WIFE WAS A CHRISTIAN.

THEIR MARRIAGE SEEMED

DESTINED FOR FAILURE UNTIL

THEY TURNED ON THE

TELEVISION AND SAW A

FAMILIAR FACE.

Reporter: ANDREW IS

GRATEFUL FOR MANY THINGS IN

HIS LIFE, HIS WIFE,

CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND

THE FARM THEY RUN TOGETHER.

I LOVE MY LIFE.

I HAVE A WONDERFUL FAMILY,

AND I HAVE PEACE.

Reporter: BUT NOT LONG

AGO, ANDREW'S LIFE WAS VERY

DIFFERENT.

AS A YOUNG MAN, ANDREW HAD

JOINED A CULT, LED BY A MAN

NAMED JOHN ALIPO.

HE WAS THE GRAND MASTER

OF THE CUNLT H CULT, AND HE

ORDAINED ME AS AN AGENT OF

THE DEVIL.

I PRACTICED BLACK MAGIC AND

CAST SPELLS ON PEOPLE.

Reporter: ANDREW'S WIFE

WAS A CHRISTIAN, AND SHE

SPENT 12 YEARS PRAYING FOR

HIS SALVATION.

HE FINALLY GOT TIRED OF HER

PRAYERS AND KICKED HER OUT

OF THE HOUSE.

BUT ANDREW SAYS HE STILL

LOVED HIS WIFE AND VISITED

HER.

ONE DAY WHILE HE WAS AT HER

HOME, HE TURNED ON THE

TELEVISION AND SAW HIS

FORMER CULT LEADER, JOHN

ALIPO.

HE HAD SEEN "THE 700 CLUB"

AND GIVEN HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST.

NOW HIS STORY WAS AIRING ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

ANDREW KNEW GOD WAS CALLING

HIM TO MAKE THE SAME

DECISION.

AS I PRAYED, I FELT LIKE

I WAS BEING IMMERSED IN COLD

WATER.

ALL OF THE ANGER LEFT ME.

I EXPERIENCED PEACE AND

JOY.

Reporter: ANDREW GAVE

UP BLACK MAGIC AND THE

OCCULT, AND ASKED FOR HIS

WIFE TO FORGIVE HIM.

MY PRAYERS WERE

ANSWERED.

MY HUSBAND HAD BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, AND NOW WE

EXPERIENCE PEACE AND LOVE AS

A FAMILY.

BECAUSE OF CBN, MANY

PEOPLE LIKE ME HAVE ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Terry: ISN'T IT

WONDERFUL TO KNOW, "700

CLUB" PARTNERS, THAT YOU CAN

TAKE THE MESSAGE OF THE DPP

GOSPEL TO THE FAR CORNERS OF

THE EARTH.

THERE ARE STILL MANY, MANY

PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD

OF JESUS.

MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE MAYBE

HEARD OF HIM THINK IT IS

ANOTHER SAVE, BUT THEY DON'T

UNDERSTAND HE HAS COME TO

SET THE CAPTIVE FREE, AND

THERE IS ETERNAL LIFE TO BE

HAD.

YOU'RE HELPING US TAKE THAT

MESSAGE ALL AROUND THE

GLOBE.

YOU SAW IT IN THE SPOT THAT

RAN BEFORE THAT, AND IN

ANDREW'S STORY.

THIS PROGRAM AND OTHERS LIKE

IT GO OUT TO COUNTRIES

AROUND THE GLOBE.

AND IT IS YOU WHO MAKE THAT

POSSIBLE.

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR

THAT.

WE ARE ALSO REACHING OUT

WITH AID AND HELP FOR PEOPLE

WHO ARE HURTING, AND WHO ARE

IN HELPLESS, HOPELESS

SITUATIONS.

WE ARE TEACHING PEOPLE HOW

TO FISH SO THEY CAN FISH FOR

A LIFETIME.

TO BE A "700 CLUB" MEMBER IS

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

WHILE THAT MIGHT NOT SEEM

LIKE A LOT, WHEN WE ALL JOIN

TOGETHER, WE REALLY CAN MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

IF YOU'RE WATCHING AND YOU

HAVE NOT YET JOINED WITH THE

REST OF US, THINK ABOUT IT.

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND IT IS SO EASY TO DO.

ALL YOU DO IS CALL THE

TOLL-FREE NUMBER THAT IS ON

YOUR SCREEN,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

THEY WILL GLADLY WELCOME YOU

TO THE FAMILY OF MINISTRIES

HERE.

YOU'LL LITERALLY BE JOINING

WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO

ARE OUT TO TOUCH THE WORLD

WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS.

SO CALL NOW.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING

FROM YOU.

Gordon: THIS IS "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE," WHERE WE

INTERACT WITH YOU.

SO WE'LL BE BACK WITH YOUR

CHAT QUESTIONS ALL ABOUT THE

HOLY SPIRIT, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: WE'VE GOT

IN-BOX QUESTIONS AGAIN.

YAMI ASKS, "I'VE BEEN

PRAYING FOR THE BAPTISM OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT SINCE LAST

YEAR, BUT I'VE STILL NOT

RECEIVE IT.

I'VE WAITED AND FASTED, BUT

STILL NOTHING.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?"

YAMI, YOU'RE NOT DOING

ANYTHING WRONG.

STOP PUTTING IT ON YOU AS TO

WHAT ARE YOU DOING.

AND REALIZE, YOU KNOW,

THE -- BACK IN THE '50s,

'60s, AND '70s, THERE

WERE PLENTY OF WHAT THEY

USED TO CALL TERRYING

MEETINGS, AND WE NEAT TO

TERRY AND THE BAPTISM OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT ONLY COMES AFTER

MIDNIGHT AFTER YOU'RE BEEN

PRAYING ALL DAY.

IT IS A WORKS-ORIENTED

MENTALITY AND IT IS MISUSING

WHAT THE SCRIPTURES SAY.

THE FEAST THAT DECLARED THE

OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT, THE FEAST OF WEEKS,

ROUGHLY 50 DAYS AFTER

PASSOVER THAT PENTECOST HAD

NOT REALLY COME.

AND SO IN GOD'S TIMETABLE,

THE FULLNESS HASN'T HAPPENED

FOR THE OUTPOURING OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

BUT NOW THAT HAS HAPPENED.

PETER DECLARED THIS IS WHAT

THE PROPHET JOEL PROPHESIED,

AFTERWARDS I WILL POUR OUT

MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE THAT AND BELIEVE IT

IS FOR YOU.

AND CLAIM THESE TWO VERSES,

"I BELIEVED IN MY HEART,

THEREFORE I SPOKE."

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE

DISCIPLES AT PENTECOST, THEY

SPOKE AS THE SPIRIT GAVE

UTTERANCE.

YOU HAVE TO INITIATE THINGS

AND UNDERSTAND WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT, HE IS YOUR HELPER.

HE IS NOT YOUR DICTATOR.

HE IS NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU

DO SOMETHING.

BUT WHEN YOU INITIATE IT,

THEN YOU'LL GET THE

UTTERANCE.

SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU

JUST START.

AND IT COULD BE AS SIMPLE AS

USING THE GREEK WORD FOR

DADDY, "ABBA."

ABBA FATHER.

AND BEGIN TO WORSHIP HIM AND

UNDERSTAND HE IN HABITS THE

WORSHIP OF HIS PEOPLE.

AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART

AND THEN SPEAK, AND YOU GET

THE RELEASE.

IF YOU WANT MORE ON THIS, I

CAN'T RECOMMEND MORE HIGHLY

HAROLD BRADISON'S WONDERFUL

VIDEO ON THIS VERY TOPIC,

HOW TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISM

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT AND

SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.

HE MAKES IT SO EASY.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO

GET OFF YOURSELF, AS IF

SOMEHOW YOU'RE GOING TO

PERFECT YOURSELF ENOUGH

WHERE THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL

BE KIND ENOUGH TO FILL YOU.

NO.

HE WANTS TO DO THAT.

WHAT HE IS WAITING FOR IS

FOR YOU TO BELIEVE IN YOUR

HEART AND PUT IT INTO

PRACTICE.

IT IS THE SAME FOR ALL OF

THE GIFTS, WHETHER YOU'RE

TALKING HEALING OR

WHATEVER.

AT THE END OF THE GOSPEL

MARK, IT SAYS THAT JESUS

HIMSELF CONFIRMED THEIR WORD

WITH SIGNS AND WONDERS.

WHEN YOU START REALIZING GOD

HAS ALL OF THE POWER.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY.

BUT IT IS WHEN WE IN FAITH

SPEAK, AND THEN HE CONFIRMS

THE WORD, AND HE IS THE ONE

THAT PERFORMS THE SIGNS AND

WONDER.

YOU INITIATE, AND HE COMES

THROUGH.

AND THE MORE YOU TRUST HIM

IN THAT, AND YOU TRUST THAT

EXCHANGE, IT IS LIKE RUNNERS

IN A RELAY RACE.

YOU HAND THE BATON OFF TO

HIM, AND LET HIM TAKE IT AS

FAST AND AS FAR AS HE CAN.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

INITIATE AND HE DOES THE

REST.

LET'S GO TO THE CHATROOM

WITH STACEY.

WE HAVE A CHAT FROM

MELISSA WHO SAYS, "HOW CAN I

HEAR MORE CLEARLY.

I'M DESPERATE.

I'VE BEEN PRAYING AND

PLEADING WITH GOD FOR HIM TO

HEAL ME.

IT HAS BEEN 15 YEARS.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?"

Gordon: OH, BOY.

MESSAGE, YOU'RMELISSA,

YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING

WRONG.

THE MORE YOU'RE LOOKING AT

YOURSELF AS TO WHAT IS WRONG

WITH ME, THE MORE YOUR

CONFESSING THAT THE WORK OF

JESUS ON THE CROSS WASN'T

ENOUGH.

SO IT IS GOING TO BE JESUS

PLUS WHATEVER YOU'RE TRYING

TO ADD TO THAT EQUATION.

AND REALIZE THERE IS NO

SENSE IN ADDING ANYTHING TO

IT IS.

WAS THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST

ON THE CROSS THE PERFECT ACT

FOR ALL TIME, FOR ALL

PEOPLE?

WELL, MELISSA, IT WAS.

WELL, THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO

DO ANYTHING BUT JUST LOOK TO

HIM, THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER

OF YOUR FAITH.

AND IT IS FINE TO PRAY,

LORD, GIVE ME MORE FAITH.

IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU'RE

LACKING IN THAT.

GIVE ME MORE.

HOW DO YOU GET MORE?

FAITH COMES BY HEARING,

HEARING BY THE WORD.

AND I LIKE TO ADD ANOTHER

PART TO THAT.

WHO IS THE WORD?

AND WHEN YOU START

UNDERSTANDING JESUS IS THE

WORD, THEN THE MORE YOU LOOK

TO JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH, WELL

IF HE IS GOING TO START IT

AND HE IS GOING TO FINISH

IT, IS HE GOING TO DO A GOOD

JOB?

YEAH.

LET ALL OF THAT SELF-EFFORT

JUST DROP OFF OF YOU AND

BECOME JUST LIKE A LITTLE

CHILD AND SAY, LORD, I

BELIEVE.

I BELIEVE.

AND JUST LEAVE IT THERE.

AND I BELIEVE IN YOUR

PERFECT TIMING.

I BELIEVE IN YOUR LOVE.

I BELIEVE IN YOUR CARE FOR

ME.

AND JUST LET THAT WASH OVER

YOU AND TAKE ALL OF THE

SELF-EFFORT OUT OF THE

EQUATION AND LET HIM DO IT.

LET THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER DO IT FOR YOU.

LET'S GO BACK FOR ANOTHER

CHAT QUESTION.

MARIE HAS JUST WRITTEN IN

AND SAYS "IS THERE EVER A

WRONG OR INAPPROPRIATE TIME

TO SPEAK IN TONGUES OR CAN

WE GO TO GOD WHENEVER?"

Gordon: YOU CAN GO TO

GOD WHENEVER.

BUT LIKE WHAT THE APOSTLE

PAUL SAYS, IT NEEDS TO BE

DONE IN TIME.

GOING OUT TO THE STREET

CORNER AND SHOUTING OUT IN

TONGUES TO THE PASSING CARS

IS PROBABLY A BAD THING TO

DO.

REALIZE THE PRAYER LANGUAGE

IS FOR THE PRAYER CLOSET.

AND IF THERE IS NOT GOING TO

BE AN INTERPRETATION OF THE

TONGUES THAT UNBELIEVERS CAN

HEAR THE MESSAGE AND HEAR

THAT IT IS GOD AND DECLARE

THE GLORY OF GOD, IT IS BEST

FOR YOU TO DO THAT ON YOUR

OWN.

AND REALIZE WHAT IS TONGUES

FOR?

THERE IS A PLACE FOR

TONGUES, FOR THE

PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL,

IN THE HEART LANGUAGE OF THE

PEOPLE YOU'RE TALKING TO.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED AT

PENTECOST.

BUT THERE IS ALSO A PLACE

FOR TONGUE, WHERE IT IS FOR

THE EDIFICATION OF WHO?

YOU.

IT IS FOR BUILDING UP YOUR

SPIRIT.

THERE IS JUST THIS

MIRACULOUS TRANSFORMATION

THAT COMES FROM EXTENDED

TIME IN TONGUES WITH

SPIRITUAL SONGS AND BLESSING

THE LORD AND PRAISING HIM IN

YOUR PRAYER LANGUAGE, WHERE

YOU INCREASE, AND IT'S FOR

YOUR EDIFICATION.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JOHN 14: "I WILL

ASK THE FATHER, AND HE WILL

GIVE YOU ANOTHER ADVOCATE

WHO WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.

HE IS THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHO

LEADS YOU INTO ALL TRUTH."

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