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If you sense a fight going on in your life…the fight is REAL…and it comes in response to what God is DOING IN YOU.

This is the time when the Lord is preparing his people.
He is getting us ready for what is next.

The Lord is preparing the harvest, and he is preparing the outpouring.

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Jesus desires to fill his people and pour himself IN and THROUGH them.

You can know that when you are facing a battle, that you are ON THE WINNING SIDE.

The enemy of our soul knows he doesn’t have long to keep up his program of intimidating the church and the people of God.

So what will the enemy resort to?

  • Trying to war and do battle in your mind.
  • He tries to place thoughts in your mind.
  • He wants to sway you from what is TRUE, HOLY, and RIGHTEOUS.

But there is a remedy…there is a solution…there is a WAY to win the battle and allow God to move in your life.

THE KEY IS THE HOLY GHOST.

If you have not been filled with the Spirit of God, now, more than ever is the time to get filled, be filled, stay filled, and live filled.

Why?

Because the Holy Spirit will enable you with power, and turn on the mind of Christ in your life.

Where the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy…the Spirit of God will begin to bring LIFE.

In your thoughts he will bring life.
In your heart he will bring life.
In your situations he will bring life.

The Spirit of God ACTIVATES, the mind of Christ, the purpose of God, your assignment from God, the gifts of the Spirit in your life, and the ability to know the truth, live the truth, and understand the truth.

THE KEY IS THE HOLY GHOST.

Now MORE THAN EVER, we need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit of God.

He is the divine agent of power FOR and IN the church.

Jesus said…

Acts 1:4-8 NKJV
[4] And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; [5] for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” [6] Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” [7] And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. [8] But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

The Holy Spirit is the POWERHOUSE of the church.
THE KEY IS THE HOLY GHOST.

God spoke a word to my heart for this message…

“I am calling my church to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Be baptized FRESH and NEW.

They need fire in their life that will burn away the things of the flesh and the worldly inclinations.”

We all have battles.
We all have weaknesses.
We all have places where the enemy of our soul fights against us.

But the divine POWERHOUSE of the church…the Holy Spirit…gives you power, not only to be a witness, but also to live a HOLY LIFE.

  • He himself is HOLY, and he has the power to make US HOLY.
  • He himself is TRUTH, and he has the power to put TRUTH IN OUR HEARTS.
  • He himself knows the mind of God, and he has the power to reveal the mind of God TO US.

Scripture declares to us…

1 Corinthians 2:10-16 NKJV
[10] But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. [11] For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

Did you hear what scripture said?
The Spirit of God KNOWS the things of God!

He is able to guide you into ALL truth, because he knows everything about the Lord.
He IS God’s Spirit!

[12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

The Holy Spirit not only knows the things of God, but he reveals them to US!

The things that God freely and openly desires to do in your life, the Holy Spirit will reveal in your heart.

This is why we need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
This is why, if you are already baptized with him, you need to spend time in prayer and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

[13] These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. [14] But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The only way to ultimately learn and discern the things of God is THROUGH and BY the Holy Spirit.

Yes…when we are saved, the Spirit of God comes into our heart and life, but I’m encouraging every person to pursue something deeper, and seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the fire of God, just like they received on the day of Pentecost.

[15] But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. [16] For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

We have this mind of Christ BECAUSE of the Holy Spirit!

God longs to FILL HIS CHURCH once again with fire and power that comes through the Holy Spirit.

Power for holiness.
Power for righteousness.
Power for the miraculous.
Power for knowing the truth.

Scripture declares…

Isaiah 35:1-2,4-10 NKJV
[1] The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; [2] It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, The excellency of our God. [4] Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”

This passage speaks to us about the work of Jesus in our life that comes through the power of the Holy Spirit.

[5] Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. [6] Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert.

If you need the water of God to burst forth in the middle of your dry places…the Holy Spirit IS the key!

Scripture says…

[7] The parched ground shall become a pool, And the thirsty land springs of water; In the habitation of jackals, where each lay, There shall be grass with reeds and rushes. [8] A highway shall be there, and a road, And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, But it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, Shall not go astray. [9] No lion shall be there, Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it; It shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk there, [10] And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

We obtain ALL THESE THINGS through and by the baptism in the Holy Spirit!

The Lord spoke another word into my heart for this message, and it is this…

“Let your life be an epicenter for the move of God!”

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How Do We Do That?

As the Holy Spirit comes in he shakes the ground of your life, leveling the things that must go and causing the sin and shame to be dashed to pieces so that the holiness of God can flow in your life, like fresh springs of water on parched ground.

That’s why the scripture says…
“…the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”

Because the Holy Spirit moves like an earthquake in your life…

  • Destroying the corruption.
  • Destroying the works of the flesh.
  • Destroying whatever is not holy.

Just like an earthquake has the power to form openings in the ground, so the Holy Spirit, like an earthquake, shatters the barriers of our heart, and he opens us up to the moving of God in our life.

God desires to make your life an epicenter for the moving of his Spirit!

It is vital that God moves in us PERSONALLY.
We cannot simply sit by and hope for God to move on the church or the world corporately…but we must get into the move of God FOR OURSELF.

Why? Because…

  • Your life touches others.
  • Your life is the testimony of God’s powers.
  • Your life is a catalyst for the things of God.

IF your life becomes an epicenter for the move of God, you should know that:
SHOCKWAVES MOVE OUT FROM THE EPICENTER.

People will feel the power of God that comes from YOU.

  • When he heals you.
  • When he helps you.
  • When he works in you.
  • When he changes you.
    As it happened on the day of Pentecost.

The outpouring of God’s Spirit began with a small group of believers but it SPREAD…as shockwaves of the Holy Ghost penetrated the surrounding communities.

This is the HOPE for your community.
The Holy Spirit is the HOPE for our nation.
The Holy Spirit is the HOPE for the church in this last day hour.

Let me remind you in closing of what the Lord spoke for this message…

“I am calling my church to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Be baptized FRESH and NEW.
They need fire in their life that will burn away the things of the flesh and the worldly inclinations.”

“Let your life be an epicenter for the move of God!”


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Larry Shankle

My heart is for the church that Jesus is building and returning for...the church that the gates of hell will not prevail against.
More than anything, the desire of my heart is to see the greatest revival of the Holy Spirit, salvations, spiritual awakening, and for the miraculous to come back to the church, preparing believers for the return of Jesus.

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