Wind and Fire

What a wonderful image Luke gives us of what happened in that Upper Room nearly 2000 years ago on The Day of Pentecost.

“1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.”

The image I selected for the Featured Image of this blog is from our Revolution Movement ministry logo. It represents the Wind and Fire of the original Pentecost and how what God did that day could not be contained in the room He did it.

There is Fire!

There are varying intensities in the Fire!

There is movement in the Fire because of the Wind!

There were “about” 120 believers assembled together in one place on that day! The Wind and the Fire on that day propelled those believers into leaving the safe confines of their supposed sanctuary.

It is time for God’s Wind and Fire to propel current Christians into action and be activated into His Majesty’s Public Service!

To “hell” with the danger!

Granted there wasn’t a viral pandemic at that time but the threat to their lives was more real than the threat to our lives right now, at least for those of us in the United States.

I am so thankful the day of Pentecost did not wait for today. The Holy Spirit would have had a hard time finding 120 faithful saints assembled in the same place!

We are facing unparalleled times because of COVID-19. All over the world church services have been stopped and many churches will be shuttered.

In California the governor ordered no singing or chanting and now he has ordered no assembling! Californian Christians are not the only ones in the United States to have been ordered not to assemble.

The United States is the land of the free and the home of the brave. I guess we are no longer as free because we are no longer as brave.

Cities and States are releasing prisoners because of the threat of COVID-19 while Christians are afraid to assemble for fear of being put in jail!

And there does not seem to be any end in sight for “allowing” Christians to meet together in the same place at the same time.

Maybe this is a sign from the Spirit of the living God! You may be asking, “What sign?” The sign the Spirit has shifted “church” from large gatherings to small assemblies. That is the way the church has functioned for a long time in areas of the world where real danger is ever present to the real believer.

Revolution Movement is just the vehicle for the Spirit to implement that shift. We meet with individuals, couples, families and small groups of no more than 12 people.

Did you notice the “we meet”? We have continued to meet in person with those who are local and we will continue to meet with anyone who joins our Movement if they are not living in fear of personal contact and ministry.

For those who are out of our region we can do video call meetings as we have done with those in our Movement who do not live in our region.

We meet for the sole purpose of discipling saints to the Lord Jesus Christ and to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

There are other genuine personal disciplers out there. Pray! Seek God! Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in these tumultuous times to where He wants you to go and get trained in Biblical Christianity.

If Revolution Movement is that place we are here to serve you with all of our heart!

Here is just one testimony of a couple who live in another state that we have worked with since January 2019:

Kevin and Donna steward their relationship with the Holy Spirit in a way that they genuinely carry the heart of the Father for His children and are able to facilitate growth to restore and love them to right relationship with God. Their years of Bible study and their own personal growth allow them to help you think with a different perspective on studying the written word of God, how to pursue a kingdom mindset in your own life, and how to have an impact on the relationships in your sphere of influence. Their desire is to bring others to deepen their own personal friendship with God and to see His kingdom come fully on earth!

You can contact us by visiting our website – http://www.revolutionmovement.org/contact-us

Receive and steward God’s passion, power, presence, priority, process, promises, protection, provision, pruning, purging, purity, and purpose!

Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin
A radical spiritual revolutionary
Revolution Movement Co-Founder
http://www.revolutionmovement.org
kdrury@revolutionmovement.org

You say you want a revolution! Join our movement and turn your world upside down so God can turn His world right side up!

PANDEMIC

Pandemic!

Pandemic is the new term for “heel!”

All the government has to do now is say there is potential for harm and society comes to a halt, or they heel!

The problem with heeling is if the government becomes increasingly hostile to the heelers it will be difficult to remove their heel so that we can unheel.

There is ongoing conflict over power. Who has the power, the State or the people? Who has ultimate power over people, the State or God?

It now appears, at least for the moment, all of the 7 mountains are back firmly in the grip of the State.

It seems the church went without even a whimper!

What convinced them? Was it their 501c3 designation that whispered in their ear?

How many, especially of the signs, wonders and prophetic streams heard God say, “Submit to the governing authorities?”

How many said, “Folks, we have taught you to hear from God. We will have services and if you believe God said to attend then we will see you at our normal times. If you do not feel God wants you to attend in person we will live stream so you can participate with us.”

When Egypt was thrust into a darkness so deep they could not see their hand in front of their face, Scripture says that darkness could be felt. That is dark folks!

Yet, Israel [God’s people] had light, meaning they lived life like they had every other day!

Thank God for the technological advances that allow for people to participate in a “church” service while sitting in the safe place of their sofas. Glory!

Safe place and saved people are a dichotomy!

Selah

The word now being proclaimed in some churches today is how the Lord prepared them for “this day” by planning and providing an online community [church membership] so that the people can still be reached via the internet [live streaming].

Do these leaders not realize the same government that “suggested” you not assemble can also pull the plug on the internet. It is happening in China now. The liberal Democrat governor of Michigan is toying with martial law. Exactly!

I learned a valuable lesson when Hurricanes Matthew, Irma, and Matthew hit the Southeastern USA. I evacuated with Matthew. All the prophets [weather prognosticators] said, “Evacuate” so we did. Our area got hit. There were down trees and power lines as well as structural damage. But the time and money spent evacuating, as well as the re-entering mess made me stop and evaluate why I left.

I did not evacuate with Irma and Michael. The reason I did not evacuate with Irma and Michael was I believed the Lord said to stay put, so I stayed put.

After learning the lesson of those three Hurricanes I taught two sermons, 1] Who is Leading Us, and 2] Who is Misleading Us.

The main point was about who was influencing the decisions we make and how does that influence affect our daily lives. On their best day the government [or weather prophets] does not know what is best for me, nor can they predict the future [they can’t predict where a hurricane will hit exactly even the day of impact]. A small move one direction or the other means little to no impact or a greater impact. They do not have ultimate authority over my life. God fills all of those places and needs in my life.

We have a Constitutional right to peacefully assemble. The writer of Hebrews tells us not to forsake the assembling together of the saints. In that day, some had chosen to stop assembling, not because of the threat of a pandemic, but the threat of persecution from family, friends, others in society and the ruling government of their day – Rome.

Today, our government suggests we not assemble when the threshold of 200-250 persons is reached. By the way, I spent four hours on the beach yesterday and there was no sign of the social separation [distancing] we have been encouraged to practice.

Think of that phrase – SOCIAL SEPARATION!

What if tomorrow the threshold is lowered to 2 or 3?

Two or three are important quotas in Scripture.

  • Everything is to be confirmed by 2 or 3 witnesses
  • Agreement needs at least 2
  • Jesus promised to be assembled where 2 or 3 assemble together in His name [meaning the people there are there for Jesus and the exact purpose He is there]

The church thrives in nations where Christian worship and assembly is forbidden. The Holy Spirit leads saints to services where various numbers of believers meet together.

Those numbers may be the 2 or 3, or much larger. No one knows until they get there.
They assemble, under the threat of prison or death, to worship and study God’s Word together.

Could the church in the west function under those conditions? I doubt it!

The reason I have no confidence in most believers successfully navigating those troubled waters is that they are too conditioned to rely on the government of man instead of the government of God. Or worse, they follow leaders who are led by the governments of man instead of the government of God.

Again, thank God we have the internet and live streaming platforms to do church when we don’t physically assemble. Remember folks, those very platforms that allow us to reach the multitudes over the internet are already silencing Christian and conservative content.

Selah

Lastly, those believers who assemble under threat of prison or death, assemble in the nations where most if not all of the pandemics originate.

Selah

I pray we in America never have to find out under the most extreme conditions because what I am finding out in our current condition is sad!

Receive and steward God’s passion, power, presence, priority, process, promises, protection, provision, pruning, purging, purity, and purpose!

Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin

A Radical Spiritual Revolutionary

Revolution Movement Co-Founder

http://www.revolutionmovement.org
kdrury@revolutionmovement.org

You say you want a revolution! Join our movement and turn your world upside down so God can turn His world right side up!