There was a season in the late John G. Lake's life and ministry when all he did was travel throughout North America and fellowship with ministers and good friends. He said it fulfilled such a need and ministered a satisfaction to his spirit. He had been ministering and pioneering a work in Africa for years and pouring into others before coming off the field to just travel around the nation and fellowship with those of similar precious faith.
Carolyn and I haven't traveled in over a year. We've been in and out of hospitals a good portion of that time. Thank the Lord our health is improving. She's no longer in excruciating pain, and my sleep patterns are nearing normal, plus my memory is getting better. Praise God! But we miss the face-to-face fellowship with some of our dearest friends and fellow ministers. This connecting and joining of kindred spirits is something the Holy Spirit is highlighting in this hour.
In prayer, Carolyn and I have received much revelation and understanding concerning this vital aspect of our Christian walk. The people of God are connecting more deeply with one another in the spirit of truth and genuine brotherly love as a divine dissatisfaction with the spirit of the world and of its religious and political systems fills us. This is the attitude that will bind kindred spirits and those of similar precious faith in this hour and mushroom into a mighty move of God.
The real unity of the Spirit is not ecumenicalism, where people with various religious beliefs are brought together through man's efforts. It's relationship-based Christianity and activity in the Holy Spirit that connects spirits to spirits. This is real unity in the Spirit.
Here's an excerpt from a recent word from God that we jotted in our prayer journal:
You see, I've brought you into relationships that are after Me, and you stir one another, for this is what I've ordained for My body to have—spirit to spirit communications and activations. For it is only then that there is a move of My Spirit and revelation knowledge of the things I am doing. That is why when you hear of someone who is moving with Me your spirit is stirred, and it causes you to move with Me, too. This is why you can only go to places now where I've made that spirit to spirit connection even through your writings and teachings. For the things that others also hear from you causes an activation of My Spirit in their spirits, and this is what causes the communications and them to reach out and connect. For if you can see what it looks like in the Spirit realm—it is the moving of My Spirit and the activation and the life that comes forth...and it even goes through the phone lines, I see, for there is no distance in the Spirit.
Services, meetings and conferences where we receive teaching and spiritual impartation are great, but we also need to realize that much ministry and life are imparted and activated through our fellowship in the Spirit with those of similar precious faith. It enriches us and deposits things into our spirits that are eternal and profits us much in this life.
I could tell you so many unforgettable accounts and examples of this in our own lives through the many years of serving the Lord. I know, even since being home from the hospital, I've connected with minister friends in America and in other nations through social media or via phone who were quickened by something I wrote or said or vice versa, and we were both enriched and even received direction from the Lord.
Please don't neglect your God-ordained relationships; they multiply who you are and add an important element of life and wisdom to your spirit.
Bert Farias' books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and turning away from the truth we are seeing today. The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond is his latest release to help believers navigate through the new decade and emerge as an authentic remnant. Other materials/resources are available on his website, Holy Fire Ministries. You can follow him personally on Facebook, his Facebook ministry page or Twitter.
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Bert Farias' books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God, and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and turning away from the truth we are seeing today. The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond is his latest release to help believers navigate through the new decade and emerge as an authentic remnant. Other materials/resources are available on his website, Holy Fire Ministries. You can follow him personally on Facebook, his Facebook ministry page, or Twitter.
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