From the Pastor's Desk
As we come through the July 4 holiday, we reflect on the condition of America. America has a sin problem. We talk about being a divided nation. But our most serious division is not political or racial, though there may be issues there. Our biggest division is a matter of contrasting ideological viewpoints. The spirit of antichrist is taking its mask off and stepping into the open in a greater way than we have ever seen in our lifetime.
Perhaps the most important thing we can do in addition to prayer, is to pay attention to our own mindsets and the transforming power of the Word and the Holy Spirit. Peter promised us the sanctification of the Spirit (1 Pet. 1:2). We must be so careful to ensure that our thinking is not being shaped by the spirit of the age. Please allow me to share with you a few quotes from Smith Wigglesworth: "I want you to see that this Holy Ghost, this divine Person, has to get so deep in us that He has to destroy every evil thing." "I had been reading this Word all my life as well as I could. Then the Holy Ghost came and took hold of it." "Now the Holy Ghost will take the Word, making it powerful in you till every evil thing that presents itself against the obedience and fullness of Christ would absolutely wither away." "The Holy Ghost will so take charge of you that you will be filled to the uttermost with the overflowing of His grace." I pray for that to happen in me. How about you?
Pastors Mark and Jennifer