Why is there a shortage of Power in the Church?

I was thinking about, why arent’ there a lot of churches flowing in the power of God? We have pockets here and there but never really a pure move and flow of the Holy Ghost, (the Anointing) in the Churches.  I was at a service recently and just standing in the place I felt the Power, it was like electricity flowing in the room and the atmosphere was charge yet everyone was calm and acting normally and just proceeding as normal. I asked the Lord what happened in the service and why have I not been seeing this in other churches? Well if you know God the answer was simple and profound but also compelling enough to make me say Lord I want your power what ever it takes.

The Lord said for the vessels that desire to be used in the areas of flowing in the power of God, Miracles, Signs and Wonders and any of the gifts there must be an abundance of the Word of God in their lives.

The Word of God is life and if there is going to be anything happening it will be because of the Holy Ghost moving on the Word.

The Lord continued to share with me while driving home, many churches are not balanced properly. Many Churches have the Holy Ghost but those churches lack a complete knowledge of the Word, and then there are churches that have the Word but they don’t believe in the Baptism of the Spirit or the spiritual gifts functioning as they should be functioning. So there is an imbalance.

Then there are churches that could have the Word and the Holy Ghost but  allow carnality to come in and stop them  from flowing in the power of God and because they get caught up with things that make the Word of God of none effect.( you hear that the Word is not effective to do what it needs to do.)(Matthew 15:1-9)

So I have said and will say it again and again Oh Father in Heaven I desire to allow your power to flow in me and out of me that my brothers and sisters can be blessed,edified and set free from sickness, illness and disease, and to come into the fullness of your will, walking and looking like our big brother Jesus, help us Father by the Word of God and by the power of God to be committed with staying balanced and fleeing from carnality that the Word of God and the Power can be effective in my life and in the lives of others.  Thank You Father in Jesus Name i ask this AMEN.

Let’s Test your Spiritual Development

Grace and Peace be unto you,

As I was praying and asking the Lord what to blog next, He showed me the quiz I just gave to my students in a Spiritual Development Class I’m teaching. so I want to be obedient and put this out. See if you have the anwers …..

1. Name three Attributes of God the Holy Spirit?

2.Who did the Charismatic Renewal Affect?

3.What was the tangible eviedence of the Charismatic Renewal that God gave ?

4.Speaking in other Tongues is what type of language?

5. When you speak in Tongues you are speaking from your ?

6.The gifts of the Holy Spirit can be centered arounf the Pastor of the Church. T or F

7. Name two primary virtues that are needed for the gifts of the Holy Spirit to function and flow in the life of the believer?

8.Without looking in your Bible can you name the 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit?

9.Give me the names of the Five-fold Ministry gifts to the body of Christ.

10. Explain or think on this: God is Body Concious.