Tuesday 10:45 pm: I’m back from speaking at the Korean Pastors Intensive at IHOP. I spoke on being New Testament Levites, and Gatekeepers of God’s house. The sound system was challenging, especially for the translator, but we made it through. The connection with the group seemed good. Afterwards, as is so typical of the Koreans, everyone came forward at the end to receive prayer ministry. Such hungry, eager saints, I love it.
Friday morning: Today I’m flying to Orlando, to be (for the second time) at the Orlando House of Prayer. This HOP meets in a city west of Orlando called Ocoee. This is not a large group, I’m thinking around 75 give or take. The last time I was there, they were so easy to minister to, and very responsive to the word. So I’m looking forward to this time of reconnecting. I sensed a change of direction in the message, so have prepared to speak on the chastening of the Lord. Thanks for praying into that — for the wisdom and strength of the Holy Spirit to be with all of us.
Friday 11:00 p.m.: Excellent night. The Lord helped me to share, and the group received the message very warmly. Who would think that people would receive a message on the Lord’s chastening warmly? But when we understand His heart in it, we see His goodness and feel His love.
My driver, Omar, will collect me at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and drive me to Sarasota. This is something like my 8th visit to Fellowship of Believers in Sarasota, a connection originally made through my friend, Don Richter, who lives there. Since my last visit, the assistant has become the senior pastor, so it will be good to see how the work is doing after this significant transition.
Two meetings are planned: Saturday at 6 pm and Sunday at 10 a.m. I’ve prepared my heart to speak respectively on Illegal Prayers and The Power of Perspective.