While some will read the title of this post and immediately think of drugs or alcohol, I just want to say that drugs and alcohol are the counterfeits of the real fulfillment that comes through a real relationship with Jesus Christ!
The hunger for Substance isn’t about drugs or alcohol! The real hunger for Substance is about a Supernatural Encounter with Jesus Christ and God the Father by the Power of the Holy Spirit!
For what seems like generations now the church has been primarily found within the confines of the 4 walls, up until recently. Now that same church is almost being forced to come outside of the 4 walls just as it was in the Book of Acts.
“But Saul shamefully treated and laid waste the church continuously [with cruelty and violence]; and entering house after house, he dragged out men and women and committed them to prison. Now those who were scattered abroad went about [through the land from place to place] preaching the glad tidings, the Word [[d]the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God].” Acts 8:3-4
While the persecution was harsh and unwarranted, (much like what we’re dealing with now), it was a catalyst for Revival to break out all over the earth, and the Gospel Spread as a result.
There’s a Supernatural Hunger rising in the earth, right now, but it’s not a Hunger for programs or entertainment, it’s not a Hunger for bigger buildings and more conferences which continue to preach and teach the same things which have been doing for the last 60 years, but IT IS A HUNGER FOR THE REAL DEMONSTRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND POWER OF GOD HIMSELF TO MANIFEST!
We’re not going to preach and teach this generation of people into the Kingdom. Many of those same people have been in the church structures and been wounded there and will most likely never return, but WHEN THEY EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HAVE A SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST THEY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!
While teaching and preaching have a place in our lives as believers, it isn’t necessarily what is going to bring in the Lost. Jesus Christ said it this Way:
“If I am not doing the works [performing the deeds] of My Father, then do not believe Me [do not adhere to Me and trust Me and rely on Me]. But if I do them, even though you do not believe Me or have faith in Me, [at least] BELIEVE THE WORKS AND HAVE FAITH IN WHAT I DO, in order that you may know and understand [clearly] that the Father is in Me, and I am in the Father [One with Him].” John 10:37-38
Over the course of the last 2 years, I have been traveling all over the USA preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and while I have seen incredible impact because of it, it is the Demonstration of the Holy Spirit and His Power that has been transforming the skeptics, the unbelieving and those riding the fence spiritually.
As the Holy Spirit begins to demonstrate His Power through Signs, Wonders, and Miracles, those same skeptics are captivated by His Love for them (1 Corinthians 2:1-8)! They aren’t looking for religion, THEY’RE LOOKING FOR SUBSTANCE!
This generation is Looking for Demonstration, Substance, Manifestation of the King and His Kingdom and in response, God is Answering that call, by Restoring the Demonstration of Spirit and Power back to those carrying real Relationship with Jesus Christ!!!
IT’S NOT THE END OF THE CHURCH AGE, BUT IT IS THE FULL-BLOWN EMERGENCE OF THE BODY OF CHRIST WHICH IS MANIFESTING RIGHT NOW!
HUNGER AND THIRST ARE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH AND THE FIELDS ARE WHITE FOR HARVEST! WATCH AS GOD IGNITES HIS PEOPLE TO BURN WITH A PASSION FOR HIM AND THEY BEGIN TO DEMONSTRATE THE SUBSTANCE OF GOD WHERE PROGRAMS USED TO BE!