Thursday, July 4, 2013

Let's go fly a kite!

Have you ever tried to fly a kite when there was very little wind? I have and it takes a lot of effort and bears very little fruit. You can run really fast and the kite will go up a little but as soon as you stop running, it comes down again. When the wind comes however, the kite will literally go up in the air on it's own and stay up with very little effort on our part. 

I believe the latter is like the season we are coming into in the Church. When the wind of the Holy Spirit shows up, his graces for healing, miracles, prophecy, etc. will easily be available and more prevalent (1Cor.12). It may not happen as suddenly as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and other Protestant movements but it will be longer lasting and have more depth (see my last post about pick up sticks). I believe it is something that has just begun and will happen gradually until that "kite" is all the way up in the air and these signs will be common place among believers (Mark 16:15-18). The cross will be the central focus and therefore Jesus will be lifted high and glorified (notice the cross providing the frame for the kite)! Come Holy Spirit!!!