This Changes Everything
Tonight in Tulsa the power of the Holy Spirit came down drenching the audience with miracles. Many of you may know that I was supposed to continue with our outreach to Santa Rosa for another week. I felt strongly that we were to resume the meetings in Santa Rosa on July 1-4. Tulsa was an important commitment and it there is no doubt now that it was the right move.
Pastor Bob Yandian’s son Rob has just taken over as Pastor of Grace Church. The Holy Spirit ordered me to issue an unusually straightforward challenge to this congregation in transition. Tulsa does not need another seeker church. It needs a church ablaze with revival and miracles.
In the last three weeks that Rob Yandian has begun regular duties as pastor, healings have started appearing in every service. It was my hope to simply intensify the momentum that was already here.
I told them that this moment in history is a good news bad news situation. The good news is that God is pouring out His Spirit in an unprecedented way the bad news is that this outpouring is because of the disaster that our nation is facing.
The message entitled, This Changes Everything talked about the man who gave a great banquet in Luke 14: 16-23 “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, 17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ 23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
He was outraged that they would prefer mundane things to the sublime. Out of his anger, he gathered his staff and changed their job description. They would go from domestics to public relations. Vs 21 “said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’
The goal is a full house: He had a hatred of empty seats: Verse 22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ Verse 23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
That America prefers banality to Jesus changes everything! That churches prefer insipid social klatches to revival changes everything! That our government wants a Godless culture changes everything!
Then out of nowhere miracles broke out. By the power of Jesus alone I asked a woman on the front row to stand. A litany of words poured forth. The Holy Spirit revealed the length of her illness, all of the places that she suffered and instantly all pain vanished from her body. Before the audience could recover from this, it happened again, and to God be all glory, yet another had minute details revealed about her diseases. A wife grieving over her husband’s heart condition was overjoyed when the exact word for him came forth. In one person, the Spirit required me to list all 14 ailments in their body.
Just when it seemed it would stop another wave of healing came crashing in engulfing the entire church in a heavenly presence of God and healing. On and on it went until it was undeniable that miracles had taken place in every part of the church!
The most wonderful part of the night was when we saw lost souls line up across the front of the church and shed old fashioned tears of repentance.
Pastor Bob Yandian has asked me to return in the near future for a weeklong meeting here at Grace. I am returning to California knowing that we are at the point where fire will break out no matter where we go!