How can you prepare for a move of God?

How can you prepare for a move of God?

Mark 1: 4-8 “And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

How can you prepare for a move of God?

  1. People need to visualise what you are saying. The need for change was easily depicted in a dry and barren land.
  2. People need to be mobilised. Rural and city people began to journey to the wilderness. People can create movements, but it takes a voice to call them to move.
  3. People need to identify their need for change. I wonder what sins they confessed and how they began to bring change.
  4. People need to be free from the distraction of destructive desires of gain that does not match up with the message. John’s lifestyle meant he didn’t need to fundraise for personal jet planes or the latest sports car for the ministry. No one wanted his ministry.
  5. People need to be given a message of hope. A message that Jesus is coming, He is greater, it is about Him. That He will do more than cleanse actions for He will cleanse the heart. For Him it is more about who you are. It is a perfecting of identity rather than actions. His baptism does that!

How can you prepare for a move of God?

Visualise – Can they see?

Mobilise – Can they hear?

Readiness – Are they willing?

Focus – Are they sacrificial?

Hope – Can they believe again?

 

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