Glory Stories: 13 Year Old Boy Receives the Baptism Of the Holy Spirit
LISTEN NOW! John, Greg, and Pat discuss stories of the manifestation of the glory of God. John begins by sharing and encounter that occurred first thing that morning. He shares that while he was in his office abiding he heard a knock on his door and it was his 13 year old son Elijah. Elijah came in and asked his dad for the next discipleship booklet as he has been abiding with the Lord daily before school. He then shares with his dad, John; that he had been abiding and wants to be filled with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and wanted to receive this gift. He says I have the faith dad. So John asks Elijah to pull up a chair and he prays for Elijah to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. John shares how they began praising God and worshiping him and then Elijah stepped out in faith and began to pray and was filled with Spirit of God and began to pray in the Spirit. John shares how his son is not a talkative young man but God overtook him and he prayed on his own for over fifteen minutes. He describes how the glory of God filled his office. As Elijah finished praying he begins to say Holy, Holy, Holy; Come Jesus Come. They describe how important it is not to go in your head and try to figure out what God is going to do. They also share how Pat was filled by the Holy Spirit the night they anointed the borders of Escambia County. Up until this point, Pat had been praying for three years to receive the baptism of the Spirit. They continue to share how this night of praying over the four borders of Escambia County and how it was Pat’s time. They share how while they were driving to one of the borders to pray for the blessing of this county and dealing with spiritual wickedness in the area Pat had an encounter. Somehow Pat’s 32 ounce ice cold cup of soda fell right into his lap and almost at that exact moment he got out of his head began to pray in the Spirit. They share how that night was powerful for so many reasons. They shared the importance of getting out of your head when it comes to the things of God and to receive what God has for you by faith and watch God move on your behalf.
John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
1 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Gog and Magog Are Gathering Up the Nations?
Greg, John and Pat share a Biblical perspective to current events revolving around Syria, the United States, and Russia. They discuss what is happening as to why the United States really wants to strike Syria. Are they trying to wipe away any evidence that would prove allegations correctly that the United States was reportedly arming the rebels with arms through Libya. What we are seeing today is not a mystery as to what nations are involved and what are their intentions as Gog and Magog the Bible speaks of in Ezekiel to be modern day Russia. Not too long ago we saw the President of the United States speak quite forcefully that there would be a strike on Syria because of President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his own people. Now we see Russia come in and begin proposing opportunities for our President not to take action. Russia is working on gathering nations to herself. Things have just shifted into overdrive. Don’t think for a moment that anyone is pulling anything over on God. The President of Russia has just commanded the Commander and Chief of the United States to back down. Vladimir Putin just recently wrote an Open ended letter to the United States Citizens in the NY Times rebuking our President for the thought of striking Syria. In this letter Putin says that if America strikes that would only be cause for more terrorist attacks. Greg also shares how he had a dream some time back where a General in the military wasn’t even being listened to and the citizens took over. This day has come. Just yesterday General Petraeus while walking in Manhattan was followed by an angry mob yelling at him and calling him a murderer amongst other names. At a time when very few citizens actually support a strike on Syria, Russia comes in to save the day and gives America a way out while at the same time gathering nations to itself. Things are changing but have hope, God is in control and nothing that is happening escapes his eyes.