How is it okay that today’s ‘churches’ no longer have the presence of the Lord?
“In 1975…, I walked into a Bible study with Keith … during worship…, and I felt the presence of the Lord. And I thought ‘I don’t know what these people have, but I want it.’ … So it was the presence of the Lord that touched me before I ever heard the gospel. … So worship is an essential part. …
There’s something that the presence of God, and worship, and prayer touches in our spirit….”
James explains what has happened since 1975. God can’t live where people hate one another, raising unholy hands.
Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don’t they come from your pleasures that war in your members? 2 You lust, and don’t have. You murder [James-3 curse] and covet…. 4 You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously”? 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Melody Green Speaks via Skype
Nov 10, 2012
This is Melody Green, via Skype, at the Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace 3rd Annual Partners Banquet. David Bradshaw is interviewing.