And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
(Isaiah 49:5 - TNIV)
And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
(Joel 2:28, 29 - TNIV)
As has already been observed, today is BLOGINTHENOW's 8th monthaversary...a big thank you to all of you who are a part of this cyber-community...
We are currently in a great move of the Holy Spirit, and are beginning to fully understand now why Jesus said, "It is necessary that I go away, for if I do not go, He cannot come..."
In the same breath, Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth (The Message says "into all the truth that there is"), and would testify of Him...so now we can rejoice that the glory of the Lord is being revealed to all flesh...all humanity...all people...and that His Spirit is being poured out on all mankind, as the prophet foretold.
Here are a couple of messages that I received about the GPF that I wanted to share with you...
The Global Peace Festival in Atlanta was yet another
breakthrough in this exciting global movement that is
hastening the full blossoming of the Divine spirit and
light around the world. Abraham set out on a mission
over 3000 years ago to fill the spiritual void of his
homeland in present day Iraq, but by leaving his own
family, he came to Israel incomplete, and that lack of
wholeness in himself led to conflict, jealousy, and
strife between his progeny that ultimately became
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The Atlanta festival was a symbolic welcoming home of Abraham and a fulfillment of his mission as people of all faiths,cultures, and nationalities were welcomed in a
celebration of faith and spiritual completeness.
The husband and wife team of Bishop and Pastor Swilley
made everyone feel part of this global family and at
home in the south.
Moshe Landman, Washington D.C.
Bishop Swilley - I am sitting here on my computer reading the anointed comments about the GPF from your congregation - and all sorts of watery stuff keeps pouring out of my eyes.
I praise God for the work He is doing in Conyers, in America and across the globe.
The Spirit of the Living God was present with us Tuesday. One member of my congregation said he was "breathless" the entire program. Another said the program started with engines running hot and strong and it kept going from one crescendo to another until the finale.
God has been preparing you and your lineage for hundreds of years for just this moment. It was beautiful to hear your father say how proud he is of his son. We all long for dad to say, "I am proud of you, my son."
We have embarked on a project - working with the Living God - to establish His Kingdom of Heaven on this very Earth.
I praise God and thank Him for Bishop and Pastor Swilley. And I thank Him, too, for my beautiful brothers and sister of Church In The Now....for we are truly "One Family under God."
Tom Cutts, District Director
Universal Peace Federation
I have a great word for you tomorrow, and gospel recording artist, Ted Winn, will be ministering in the service, as well. Hope to see you ITB...