CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 45. ( Less is Greater, Greater is less ).

Being on fire for Jesus!

Jesus is the solution.

Pentecost is celebrated this weekend.

The disciples locked down in the Upper room had been awaiting the advocate that Jesus had promised them .

They were afraid of being killed by the authorities and so were in hiding in Jerusalem which was full of people from many other places.

This was God’s timing and early morning, not yet 9.30am, He sent his Holy Spirit as a Mighty Wind roaring and as Fire to those waiters in the Upper Room.

Flames which alighted on each of the disciples heads emboldening them with power and they all began speaking in many languages.

Totally fearlessly they erupted out of the upper room and into the streets. The amazed onlookers not only saw but heard them praising God in their own languages.

When the crowd accused them of being drunk Peter boldly denied this and preached to them for the first time with such boldness and authority that 3,000 also became followers.

Daily thousands were added to their numbers all being enabled by the Holy Spirit to return later to their own countries and travel and spread the Gospels.

The Church and Christianity had been birthed.

I get a sense that God in this coronavirus lockdown has been preparing us for a new time for our Church to burst forth and move forwards now in a different way.

Many more people are seeking.

Many more people are praying.

Many more people and generations are accessing church and faith on line and finding a more current and meaningful mode for this century to relate to.

Many more people have been moved to action, empathy, compassion and entered in to church initiations to help the sick, the needy, the poor, the elderly, the marginalised.

Oneness, togetherness cemented in love.

Jesus is the solution

Perhaps this time it will be the Spirit as rain and tears cleansing us and our nations.

The illustration of people praising and worshipping and being on fire for Jesus.

The spectrum representing the Holy Spirit.

Fire purifies and cleanses.

Fire spreads and is all consuming.

Two scriptures that come to mind are:

“John said, “I am just baptizing with water. But someone more powerful is going to come, and I am not good enough even to untie his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭CEV‬‬

“Suddenly there was a noise from heaven like the sound of a mighty wind! It filled the house where they were meeting. Then they saw what looked like fiery tongues moving in all directions, and a tongue came and settled on each person there. The Holy Spirit took control of everyone, and they began speaking whatever languages the Spirit let them speak.”‭‭Acts‬ ‭2:2-4‬ ‭CEV‬‬

The New Wine Song linked to the blog: Wildfire.

https://youtu.be/8oBebZd5WQQ

2 thoughts on “CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 45. ( Less is Greater, Greater is less ).

  1. Good morning Jan What a post of faith and hope x Blessings to you my dear. I am really enjoying your worship song choices too. I hope you are well and still enjoying this good weather. Sorry I have been quiet. I have been in deep reflection and melancholy. Getting through Andrew’s birthday was  a huge mountain to climb.I am reading a beautiful book Good Grief by Malcom Duncan , an Elim church Pastor. It is gentle and helpful.I am still painting – and loving it!

    Sending Love Jude x

    Regards Judith Jones

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    1. Hi Jude, I’m so pleased to hear from you I could tell your turmoil in your blogs which seemed to lift a little again over the past couple of days. I’m pleased you are finding snippets in my blogs which speak to you and in a way you and a couple of other pointers encourage me to carry on producing them because I have been sensing that as we lift out of lockdown the daily attempt to generate being positive during Coronavirus is not as necessary. It was part of my mission! I also wondered if people tire of something so I have been pondering whether to stop at Pentecost or at no: 50 blog but I am now sensing perhaps not to stop but to proceed but leave the Coronavirus title behind!! Also to perhaps not be daily? What do you think?
      Love it that you like the music it is a big part of my life.
      Was delighted you had found Malcom Duncan’s book useful.
      I’ve known him many years from going to Spring Harvest and he has certainly endured much in his bereavements which I’m sure you will relate to. He has shared quite a lot of it in his seminars at Spring harvest and my heart went out to him.
      You came to mind strongly last Sunday because at 9.30am I watch the HTB. Holy Trinity Brompton live on line service as I VE done international leadership training conferences there to train for leading Alphas in the past. You can probably find them to listen to on their website post the date bu last week their guests were Rick and Kay Warren who lost their son in similar circumstances about 7 years ago. I felt you would relate to what they said especially relating to how time softens to fit to a transformed you and becomes more comfortable. You undoubtedly change and can’t go back but the new skin firs too eventually. Worth a listen if you can find it. Rick Warren wrote they book Divine Purpose that I read years ago and was very good from a life and spiritual journey and purpose point of view.
      Hope you get this reply will copy and paste to email too!
      Take care and blessings
      Love Jan x

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