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We are a starved generation!

Posted by appolus on August 29, 2017

We are a starved generation that has never seen the glory of God. We have men and woman in their 20s and 30s who have never seen the glory of God. They’re Christians, they’re in Bible schools, but they have never seen the glory of God. They have never known what it is to be in a service where the presence of God is so awe-inspiring that you cant speak aloud.

They have never heard God preached about so high and lifted up that they went home in silence and wouldn’t talk. When A.B.Simpson preached in Buffalo, New York, he preached on the glory of Jesus Christ and when he was finished , they dismissed the meeting and no one got out of their seats. They sat there because they were afraid to get up and walk around in the presence of God. But a whole generation of young people have never seen anything like that. “Oh God restore thy glory by whomsoever thout wilt restore thy glory.” (A.W.Tozer-Fellowship of the Burning Heart)

Tozer was writing about the problem of the age. Can I suggest that it is a deeper problem today. The departed presence of the Living God from Christendom is now almost complete. The stage is set. We have louder more professional music. We can get people to jump up and down. We can turn the lights down, we can have laser shows and dry ice to create smoke and try and conjure up something that resembles the Spirit of God, but God is not conjured up, He is called down.

The Living God is found among the humble and the contrite and the lowly in spirit. He is to be found in the silence and the quietness that accompanies a heart that longs to be found by Him. As the deer pants for the waterbrooks so must our souls longeth after Him. It is the truly hungry that finds a table set before them. It is the truly thirsty that finds living waters flowing from a river that makes the heart glad.

All of this is true personally and corporately. My suggestion is that you dismiss all of your professional “worship leaders.” Call for silence from the congregation. Let them wait upon the Lord to move. Empower them to stand up and begin to sing as they are led by the Spirit. As He lays a song upon their heart then let the congregation join in worship. Now brothers and sisters, the Lord is your worship leader. As you allow the Lord Jesus to be preeminent, then you will see the Spirit of God move among His people. They will not be entertained, they will be captivated by the power of His presence and they will be awe-struck.

3 Responses to “We are a starved generation!”

  1. Fiona Burky said

    After reading this, I can’t help but find myself feeling very sad for this generation. They have been given entertainment as a replacement for the presence of God. Their leaders don’t have the ability to bring in the presence of God, as they have never sought it for themselves. I can’t help but wonder how this present generation is going to stand up to any persecution. It is only when one has experience the presence of God and knows the sweetness of that, that it gives one the strength to stand up to face all persecution, regardless of where it comes from. It’s being in that presence that gives one the strength to walk away from father and mother, brother and sister, and friends if need be. Where does one find the strength and determination that they need if they have never been in the presence of God, so sad!

  2. Prayergate said

    Though she was (and still is) a controversial figure to many, Kathryn Kuhlman services were saturated with the presence of God. She wasn’t a great teacher, but her love of the Holy Ghost invited a powerful anointing upon herself and those present. I used to just sit there and weep tears of worship before the Lord because of the moving of the Spirit of God upon the congregation. Once a Christian truly experiences the presence of the Lord, he will not trade it in for all the music, dry ice, gold dust and fire tunnels in the world. With the presence of the Lord (combined with the knowledge of the Word of God) comes “discernment” … which is probably the single most attribute missing in the modern-day church world.

  3. exposeevil said

    Reblogged this on Light In The Darkness.

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