Purple Ark Ministries PAVE Devotional

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November 19th 2009

by Danny Smith

This devotional is dedicated to the memory of my

Aunt Roberta Fairley, may she rest in peace.

Storm of Deliverance

"The Spirit of Evangelism"

 

Luke 5:1-11 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets." When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!" For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people." When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed Him.

There is a movement of God emerging in the seas of souls; the water of life is springing up from the outside into the church of God. The prophetic gifts are beginning to burst upon the pews, releasing a supernatural power of God. What a beautiful manifestation of the Holy Spirit!  I invite you to look beyond the simplicity of normal occurrences and believe that God can do profound miracles in your lives. The overflow of the Holy Spirit is causing waves of healing and deliverance in the most usual places. I want you to journey with me into the deep water that Jesus invited Simon Peter into. Let us explore the deep rivers of broken communities and families that are falling apart from spiritual poverty. Peter was half hearted, but proceeded in obedience to Christ, but what of the many who refuse to break away from their old traditions and false religions? Forgive me if I have an opinion with a bird's eye view but, we have work to do before time expires.

The seeds in the vineyard are at risk because they have not received the water of life which is Christ Jesus. An uncultivated soil hinders the harvesting of souls.

In the spiritual sense, evangelism gives us divine work experience to serve the needs of a body in spiritual poverty. How can we deliver a harvest if we do not go out into the field of souls? In the south of North Carolina, my family worked in the corn fields. Imagine looking out at two hundred acre of corn and telling one missionary that he has a lot of corn to pull. People of God, us folks need HELP! Inclusively, we must begin to harvest the fields of our community in regiments. We no longer have the time for one person to pick a whole field of corn! I am trying to be gentle with my words! Let us consider going out in twos to proclaim the gospel and return the experience back into the church? It works! I have seen churches filled up because of the desire to go out and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe it is the duty of the church to harvest the field of souls surrounding its foundation.

Do take notice that you are going to have a daily dog fights with the enemy every time to help a soul reach to the altars in our churches.   Some of us will take off the armor and shield after a few fights. I tell you that it does not get easier, but in your refinement by fire, you will learn to walk through the affliction and not be moved.

Let us Pray:  Father God, I stand in your refinement ready to move forward no matter what is going on in the valley and shadows of death. I am yours to command dear Father!  Send me again; I will go!  I am standing on a hillside watching and waiting to welcome the angel of war that will fall upon the land that God created!

The leaves of my tree have fallen and I am holding on to the substance of my faith in You dear Father. My heart is broken, so many have died already, but with my shield and sword, I am ready to fight again.  Send Your Holy Spirit to expose the enemy in the light of deliverance. Let the praying begin, Let the fight drive the enemy back into his den!  Praise and Glory to our Father in Heaven!

In Jesus Name Amen

 

PASS THIS ON

"Every week we have seven days to find one soul that doesn't know the love of God"  Ask God to show that one soul that need to be found.  Take the time to share the gift of love and fellowship.  Allow your heart to embrace the suffering of others.  Share the gift of Thanksgiving this year.