Thursday, July 13, 2017

ALL IN


By Richard L. Spangler
Many in the church are asking, praying, and believing for a great global awakening. Many prophets are hearing from God that he is indeed moving and a billion souls will be coming to Christ in this awakening. How is this going to happen? Is God, by the Holy Spirit going to move in a great massive move on people’s hearts, and instantly be a billion conversions to Christ happen? God could do that, but he wants to do it through you. His call to you is to be “All In.”

The phrase “All in” means to be totally committed to something.  Prime examples of this are found in 2 Chronicles 2 – 7:3. King Solomon and all Israel were totally committed to building the Temple. We see the results of being “All in” in 2 Chronicles 5:11-14, “the glory and brilliance of the Lord filled the house of God” This happens again after Solomon’s prayer of dedication 2 Chronicles 7:1-3. A fire comes down from heaven consumes the burnt offerings, and the sacrifices. The Shekinah fill the House of God and all the people see it and worship God.  

Another example is found in Acts 1:12-Acts 2. There were 120 disciples gathered in the upper room waiting for days for the promised Holy Spirit.  They were “all in.” Remember they were in Israel, to say the least, a very warm location at that time of year. A room with a 120 people in it was hot, cramped, and uncomfortable. They gave up their normal lives. They knew Jesus and were committed to waiting for the promise. We know the results of their being “All in.” The Holy Spirit came, and the church was born, and 3000 were added in one day.

God is calling us to be “All in,” committed to having an intimate relationship with Him. Listen to His voice and do what he says. Be a part of this great global awakening that is coming.  Billions of people are hanging in the balance. The question is, “Are you willing to be, “All In?”


 
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