God is a loving God, and He chooses to use us to share Him with others; sometimes though He reminds us that He can move without us and Benny Hinn shares how that happened to him. He has traveled the world and seen thousands of healings take place and he knows that when he hears God speak, he must listen right away.
“One time for the Lord to wake me up, He kicked me off the platform! He told me to get off the platform. I sat down. He said, ‘I told you, get off.’ So, I went off. He said, ‘I mean out.’ I went to the green room. He said, ‘No out!’ I went to my hotel, and the healings were still happening and people falling with nobody there touching them…what the Lord said to me was, ‘You tell them I am now behind the pulpit.’” The healings continued for at least two hours. Benny said that “God wants to show us it’s not us. When you focus on an individual, that’s when you don’t get it. You got to focus on Jesus.”
It can be easy when we are always in the glory of God to be familiar with it. Bill Johnson, Pastor of Bethel Church, shared recently how he was internally thinking wrong about a woman who was speaking. She was different than what he was used to. Heidi Baker was beside him and shared that this woman was in prostitution for many years and that she is now free from that. Bill said, “I forgot what the sound of freedom sounds like.” We must guard ourselves not to be familiar with God and His glory! In the words of Jesus:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7:21-23
We must do what God has called us to do! Have you seen in your life where you have been familiar with God? If that is the case, you can repent now and get back in right standing with God. We want to hear from you! You can write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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