I miss John — a great trailblazer in doing the greatest commandment — learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit!
I’m transcribing some of John’s statements:
Saw for the first time the stars and the constellations emanating from Someone.
John got to a place where he loved the institution more than the body of Christ. He understood he had begotten something that wasn’t of God.
“‘Here I am trying to serve You, but it just doesn’t taste good. … What happened, God? How did it get all twisted around from ‘God, I’ll serve you’ to this? How did I get here? And I began weeping before the Lord, and asked direction.”
“So God has been ‘saving’ people in our midst from day one, but not because we were focused on that — but because we were focused on Him. And as we would come into His presence and worship Him, and gather and collect, and just give ourselves over to worship, He would just come and rest on us. …the air would thicken up. We could feel His presence in the room. God was with us. We knew it. But we didn’t know that the presence and the power was the same thing.”
“He said, ‘John, that’s My mercy. For some people it’s a blessing, and for some people it’s not.’ He said, ‘John, don’t ever beg Me for healing again. Look at it. There’s plenty for everyone. John, the problem isn’t on My end. The problem is down there where you are.’ And that was one of the most profound and moving experiences I’ve ever had. And I’ve never looked at healing the same way again. … I know the problem isn’t on His end. Our God has sent mercy in the Son. He sent His Word to heal them. Jesus has come. He brought a message of love from the Father. Healing is here. The problem is appropriating it, getting blessed in it, receiving it.”
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Powerful pre-pastor and while-a-pastor testimony!
Published on Jan 31, 2013
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