This past sunday, during our evening church service, I had the proud emotions of a spiritual father. As this young, energetic, and anointed young man stepped up to the stage with his rock style of christian music in the background, I knew this was going to be a new kind of service. The message was on point, the delivery was on fire, the devil was on heels, and the altar was filled. What an amazing site as this young man took the platform for the first time and ministered in the gifting of the Lord.
It feels like only yesterday, when I conversed with this young man and spoke into his life that God had a preaching anointing for him and challenged him to step forward in this ministry. As a spiritual father I could not be any prouder (you theologians fuss at me all you want to about believers not having pride, I am extremely proud) of this young man and his stepping forward to this new level of ministry and becoming all that God has destined for him. And God has many more, just like this young man, to whom He is calling and anointing to wage war and advance His Kingdom in these last days.
The Church of God; Cleveland, TN has a long and vast heritage as a movement likened to an army. The official history book of the denomination is rightly titled “Like a mighty army”. In fact, even a hymn was written hitting this truth with the first line stating “Like a mighty army moves the Church of God”. Sadly, especially here in America, it seems as if this army has died and been laid to rest and taking its place is a weak, civilized, overly cautious church just keeping face. Like what Ezekiel saw in the valley, God’s army is scattered, dried-up, and dead. [vimeo:http://vimeo.com/30484462%5D But today, God is raising up a new Mighty Army who will go to battle for the Lord and His righteousness. He is breathing out a fresh wind and new life is springing up as the Glory of the Lord falls on his soldiers.
God spoke to his watchman, Ezekiel, and commanded him to “prophesy”, to speak into the dry bones causing them to rise up and live. As a spiritual watchman for His church in these days, I am prophetically speaking into my readers lives this day saying ‘Rise Up! Be Alive! Move forward in the ministry God has destined for you. The scripture declares for us all to “do the work of an evangelist”. Join this mighty army and impact your community for Christ today!’