An Excellent Spirit
How important is preparation for a move of the Holy Spirit? Romans 16:19, 20 declares: (paraphrased) “Be excellent at what is good, be innocent of evil and the God of peace will crush satan underneath your feet.” In this passage Paul was writing to the church in Rome about the importance of an excellent spirit. To be excellent at something means to have the highest importance on being prepared. A lot of preparation goes into our services at The Outpouring and our ministry. Hours of prayer, studying, Praise Team and band rehearsals, media preparation and communication. When we arrive on Sunday, the atmosphere is set for a move of the Holy Spirit! There are two parts to the miracle of worship, God’s part (He always does His part) and our part. We must do everything that we can according to scripture as well as our own education and ability to be ready and prepared to allow the Holy Spirit to use us. An excellent spirit defeats the devil! Our best attitude, best praise, best giving, the best we have to wear, etc. needs to be brought to the House of God every time we meet! The Lord does not deserve left overs! He deserves our best! Excellence will show up! Our minds and hearts need to be focused on good things. We are not in denial of all the negative but we magnify the Lord and understand God is bigger than all that the enemy can bring. So, remember to prepare with an excellent spirit and get ready for victory!