By Richard Shakarian
Following in my father’s footsteps, I was the Layman Chairman of many crusades by famous evangelists. During that time, many secrets of the Holy Spirit were learned.
Dr. Morris Cerullo was preparing to speak. Several hundred people had come together in Detroit for a miracle service. We were sitting on the stage and Archie Dennis was singing healing songs one after another.
As he sang, my back began to be very hot. Since it was cold outside, I thought there must be a heater right behind the curtain. Archie continued to sing healing songs and my back began to burn. I moved my chair to get away from the source of the heat. It only got hotter.
Touching the drape behind me, it was ice cold. Then I realized that the heat was the Holy Spirit. Suddenly the music switched and Archie changed the type of song he was singing. Immediately my back turned cold. I asked the Lord what was going on.
Then I introduced the speaker, expecting that he would not preach, but immediately launch into miracles. However instead, it seemed that he struggled for about 30 minutes and then the miracles came.
That day the Lord taught me something that all the Bible teaching, schools and seminaries never teach. I learned that the Holy Spirit has His own plan for every service.
We can learn that those who are participating must sense the flow of the Holy Spirit. That they must conduct that meeting as the Holy Spirit wants and not according to their own desires.
The Holy Spirit is a gentleman. He makes his presence known so subtly that if we are not sensitive to Him, we will miss God’s best.
Sometimes in situations where men are in control instead of the Holy Spirit, He just flies away. All of us need to remain very sensitive to the Spirit. Trust the Holy Spirit and He will lead you into great blessings.
There are many subtle ways of the Spirit. He is so sensitive that His best plan for us – can be missed by us going down a good road, but not going where He is taking us.
My prayer for you is – God by His precious Holy Spirit will gently guide you into all good things. That the fullness of the Holy Spirit fills your life completely. That as you flow with God, your barns shall be full of souls.
That your life will be greatly blessed. That His peace and anointing shall flow upon your family, and you shall be healed.
I remember the old song –
PEACE, PEACE WONDERFUL PEACE
COMING DOWN FROM THE FATHER ABOVE
SWEEP OVER MY SPIRIT FOR EVER I PRAY
IN FATHOMLESS BILLOWS OF LOVE