When Robert Hyslop became a Christian and felt the call to serve God for the rest of his life, his response was, ‘Anything Lord.’ His Heavenly Father recognised the sincerity of this commitment in His child and took him up on it. ‘Anything Lord’ meant setting out with a new wife to a tropical country to teach a remote tribe about Jesus.
Many aspire to greatness; however, only a few ever attain true greatness in their lifetime. Yet what would take a man from nothingness to greatness, from grass to grace is not based on worldly standards. It is not borne on the wings of strife, or competition.
One of the greatest challenges in the Church today is how to get provision for ministry. God’s resources for life and ministry are diverse. It is not only money. Except there is a revelation of how God provides for the work He has initiated, we cannot do it right. “Who is that man that goes to war at his own expense?”
Anointing is the one and only ingredient which every minister patiently waits to receive from God. Hence anointing attracts heaven, men and hell to anyone who dares to pursue it until it begins to drop on and drip from his head.
When He Comes, several things turn around… He has been coming severally to wake up His church in our care… but the “Marthas” have always stopped Him and kept Him on the same spot because of unbelief that manifests itself in conservatism, tradition and lethargy to change and to learning anything seemingly new!
Men of the force; whether police force, air force, naval force or the several security forces and para-militaries, do also have issues and difficulties of life that the forces of gun and other weapons of war cannot resolve.
When the heavens are closed is a practical answer to several perplexities in our present day spiritual experiences. Every man operates under a “heaven space”. Men of old succeeded in their ministries operated under “open heavens”. No man ever succeeded in his service as long as the heavens remained closed to him. Do you yearn for a revival in your life, community and in your generation…?