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2020/5/13 Continuing to Press In to Pentecost

Ron Sawka Ministries

May 13, 2020; Iyar 19, 5780

Counting the Omer: Day 34 (16 More Days to Pentecost)

“Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You” (Ps. 70:4).

“When Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed” (Exod. 17:11).

“In God we boast all day long, and we will continually give thanks to your name” (Ps. 44:8).

A Time to Surge

I believe many of us will look back on this coronavirus time and realize that the Lord has been re-shaping us, and positioning us for a great surging ahead. Most Christians that I talk to are all saying the same thing—that this has been a time of seeking the Lord, of learning to rest in Him, and coming to new levels of confidence and faith in Him. He is preparing us. This all leads up to Pentecost, a time of more release of the power of God through His Holy Spirit so we can surge ahead.

As such, I want to invite you to join Catch the Fire’s online event, The Surge, this Friday. Details are as follows:

Rachel Sawka writes, “This week was going to be the launch of the integrated movement of Catch the Fire, Partners in Harvest, and Arise 5. It has moved online and will be a two-hour presentation of what God is doing in CTF around the world. It will be broadcast at 7 p.m. (Japan Time), and you will need to register to watch it. If you register, you can watch the recording at any time. It is time for us to surge forward into this new season that God has for us!” Register here to watch:

I love that word surge! I picture it as a tsunami of the Holy Spirit hitting our nations. I actually saw and experienced that devastating tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011. It was fast, huge, and unstoppable. It destroyed everything in its path. You could say it resulted in a complete restructuring of every city along the coastline that it touched.

That is how the surge of the Holy Spirit will be. Only it will be totally positive. It will come quickly and powerfully and will be unstoppable. It will destroy structures the enemy has built up over long generations, resulting in a restructuring and building of the kingdom of God. This is the surge we can and must expect as we come to Pentecost.

Continuing to Press In to Pentecost

Here are some simple keys to remember as we continue to count down to Pentecost:

  1. Be Joyful—Yes, we are seeking the Lord, but continually remind yourself to be joyful. A religious spirit will attempt to make us overly serious or somber. That is not what the kingdom of God is about. “Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You” (Ps. 70:4).

  2. Keep Those Hands Lifted Up! Stay in faith and war against that anti-Christ spirit which continually questions God, continually tries to make us think God is not with us, or that He has nothing to do with our specific problem. Exodus 17:8–6 describes Joshua fighting against the attacking Amalekites, who were trying to cut off the stragglers. The more you lose sight of the fact the Lord is with you and wants to be involved in/has a solution for every problem, you will find yourself “lagging behind.” We read, “When Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed” (Exod. 17:11). Always remember that the Lord’s name is Jehovah-Nissi, Our Banner. He will always be there for us! Stay in faith.

  3. Leave No Room for Niggling Worries—I suspect that some people still worried—despite the miracle of the Red Sea being divided so they could cross on dry ground (see Exod. 14). Maybe they would be too slow and Pharaoh’s chariots would still catch up to them. Ridiculous, really. If God opened the Red Sea for them, surely He would see they were safely through to the other side. So instead of enjoying the miracle, probably a lot were still frantic with worry. We must leave no room for any kind of worry. It only steals joy and faith.

  4. Magnify the Lord—Celebrate and Boast in His miracles—I have had to drastically revise/reshape how I talk about miracles that God does for me. I used to (mistakenly) feel I should not say too much about an answer to prayer or something that God had done for me. Actually that came from a kind of pride—a not wanting to be thought of as one who “said too much.” That actually is insulting to the Lord. Rather, we should speak it loudly, clearly, and often. Let’s be like David who said “In God we boast all day long, and we will continually give thanks to your name” (Ps. 44:8). The results?

  5. It will bless people around me.

  6. It weakens the work of the flesh and the enemy.

  7. It strengthens me.

  8. It opens the door for me to get more revelation from the Holy Spirit.

Thanks so much for praying!

Ron and Teddy

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2020年5月14日 聖書暦5780年イヤルの月20日

オメルを数える:35日目 (ペンテコステまで15日)






まず第一に、Catch The Fireのオンライン集会 THE SURGEに招待したいです。

レイチェル・サーカ:今週はCatch The Fire, Partners in HarvestとArise 5の統合の立ち上げとなります。今回はオンラインで世界中のCTFの働きを2時間で紹介します。日本では5月15日(金)から開催され、事前に登録する必要があります。