On Wednesday we had an amazing time during our youth meeting. It was very unusual and thank God we followed the Holy Spirit’s leading. Before the service started, I felt a huge heaviness in my heart but I couldn’t tell why. A desire to worship came in and we went with the flow. As we were worshipping, the Holy Spirit dropped this scripture in my heart which I shared with the youths. But few minutes ago this scripture and same interpretation came again in a different form and I felt the same heaviness I felt during the youth meeting. I feel the urge to share this message on a platform or platforms where more people can hear it. I deeply cherish moments like these because yes the Holy Spirit speaks to me often but not often do I have these tangible and powerful encounters. This is not an everyday experience for me so when it happens, I ensure I pay keen attention and obey whatever I am being led to do. The scripture the Holy Spirit gave me is;
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32 KJV
The Holy Spirit explained this scripture to me in a way I have never heard or thought of. He said we need to lift Him up in our characters. The way we live, talk and relate with people. The brightness of our lives will attract others to us and they will want to know more about us. As this happens, the God shinning through us penetrates their hearts and softens it, making it fertile and ready for the seeds we will plant in them to grow. The light which is God is what does the “drawing”. We do not have the ability to draw people to God. Any attempt to do this will lead to arguments and frustration. We need to stop arguing and trying to force God on people. When we focus on living lives that pleases Him, that is what ignites the light that becomes difficult for darkness to overcome.
Prior to now He’s been telling me about being audacious about my faith. Friends, there is a lot of pain and confusion in this world. People need Christ but they don’t know they do. People want to hear the truth. The devil is putting fear into us and putting up barriers to intimidate us from winning souls for Christ. He is doing this because he knows there is a lot of harvest. We need to make our lives become so radiant that people will not be able to resist the brightness of them.
I pray this word challenges us to do better. Have a lovely day.