Praise the Lord for The Great Awakening. I am so excited to see what God is doing here at the River Church of Tampa Bay and all around the world. What an amazing thing that God has done by opening a way to TV broadcast through CTN to reach the world about the good news of Jesus Christ. I am praying that not one soul that passes by the CTN station can move from the channel but that through the Holy Spirit they will be saved. I am so thankful for Pastors Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne and for never deviating from the true meaning of fulfilling the great commission. Savings souls are the heartbeat of their ministry for Jesus Christ. This is the 5th night of services and the testimonies are life changing. The responses of salvations around the world are uncountable. Even to distances unknown. I know that God is doing something so BIG and it is just the beginning. I haven’t been able to get to the night services but I watch into the late night and feel the anointing of God. The freedom of Jesus Christ is being sent around the world. Hallelujah! I was lost but now I am found! A touch from God has changed my life! He is real, so real. The Holy Spirit and the gift of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is real. Jesus has come and has saved me! Everyone needs to know that He died for them. The greatest gift ever given was Jesus. –Sarah H.
Wow… what an amazing time in the presence of the Lord. On Sunday when the Great awakening began on Sunday night, I worked in the call center till 3am and that was truly a live changing experience! People got so hungry for God on the phones. Thursday night I was just ready to receive what God had for me, little did I know it was going to be totally life changing. God worked in an awesome way and He just made that consuming fire on the inside of me burning bigger and bigger. When you allow God to work in your soul, everything will change around and in you. He is such a loving and compassionate God, you won’t want to settle for anything less. When you first experienced that anointing, you won’t want to leave. When God steps in the picture everything changes for the good. Rivers of living water will flow out of your belly and you will just feel God’s presence in such an awesome way that you would trade it for nothing. Get hungry for God; just get more and more hungrier so that God can do His supernatural work. Let Him mold and shape you. He sees the potential in us and nothing is more satisfying for Him to see us use it to benefits His kingdom. We just need to press in more and get that hunger on the inside of us to just be what God wants us to be.- Zante P.
I am native american chippewa/cree and i believe the lord is going to move on the first nation’s glory to god thank you brother rodney i can feel it and god bless you chief Jacob Bernice McLean We are Ojibway Indians from Manitoba Canada. We live in Denver Co. We really appreciated watching one our Grand Chiefs Matthew Coon Come. We are very excited about what the Lord is doing with our First Nation People of North America. We need more of Big Holyghost. PTL and may God Bless your ministry brother Rodney.
Pampenella Adonica, thank you for spending time talking to me and praying for me this afternoon, you have no idea how much it meant to me.
Sunday, February 01, 2009 Thus says the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place? 2 For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being [by and for Me], says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard: he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at My word and reveres My commands. Isaiah 66:1-2 AMP
Almighty God created everything that exists—the universe and everything in it—including man. As He has declared: heaven is My throne and earth is My footstool! Yet men have not reverentially feared the Lord, as they should have and as He is worthy of, and have exalted themselves, thinking that they are more than what they really are. This was the devil’s mistake. He dared to exalt his throne above the throne of God!
The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines. 25 Neither is He served by human hands, as though He lacked anything, for it is He Himself Who gives life and breath and all things to all [people]. Acts 17:24-25 AMP
Men have exalted themselves by casting God aside—the very God to whom they owe their very existence; the God who gave them their life and breath—treating Him as if He is irrelevant, ignoring and disregarding Him as if He is only an invention of man. On the other hand, men have exalted themselves, believing that they could actually build Him buildings that could contain Him. There is no building that could be built—no matter how magnificent by man’s standards—that is a worthy dwelling for our God! So great is He!
Just because you think you are really something—doesn’t mean that you are. You can choose your own way and your own path, but it is the road to nowhere. God is not interested in what you can do for Him or impressed by what you can build for Him. He is only interested in what is in your heart. The man or woman whom God will regard, whom He is looking for and whom He cares about, are the ones who are altogether humble before God. There are many who claim humility, and yet are not, because they are proud of their humility. It is only a surface humility and makes God sick. He especially hates hypocrisy. God has respect and regard for the one who trembles at his word and reveres His commands!
If you are indeed a humble person, you will highly respect God’s word. God, and the rest of us, will all see and know this when we see how personally you take His word to you. We will see it by whether or not you act on God’s word, instead of just talking about it, and we will see it by how promptly you obey His commands. This is the only true measure of humility. John 4:24 AMP says that, “God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).” Worship that is acceptable to God is worship that is absolutely sincere, coming straight from the heart.
But in every nation he who venerates and has a reverential fear for God, treating Him with worshipful obedience and living uprightly, is acceptable to Him and sure of being received and welcomed [by Him]. Acts 10:35 AMP
God is NO respecter of persons. Anyone—no matter who you are; no matter what you have done; no matter what your nationality—can be acceptable to God on the basis of worshipful obedience!
And a sense of awe (reverential fear) came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were performed through the apostles (the special messengers). Acts 2:43 AMP
So the church throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was edified [growing in wisdom, virtue, and piety] and walking in the respect and reverential fear of the Lord and in the consolation and exhortation of the Holy Spirit, continued to increase and was multiplied. Acts 9:31 AMP
The respect and reverential fear of God was a hallmark of the early church. When Jesus is your First Love, you will give Him the place of honor in your heart and life!
Therefore, since these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1 AMP
Let’s not miss out on any of the wonderful things God has in store for us. Let’s consecrate ourselves afresh to reverence Him—to humble ourselves before Him, to get rid of all sin and pride, and to remind ourselves how precious, how wonderful, how powerful and how magnificent our God is and how worthy He is to receive all our praise, honor, adoration and obedience!