Devotionals

The Holy Spirit Wants the Platform Back!

I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep, as I knew that I had to travel on a ministry assignment the next day. All of a sudden I felt a major prompting to get my phone and begin to record what the Lord was speaking to me.

It was almost midnight as I began to write. The Lord said to me that this is an urgent message to relay to His people in this hour. His words shot off like blasts of fire in my spirit.

"I want you to give those pastors who have been called to a power ministry permission to launch forth! I have placed divine gifts of faith, healing and miracles in their bellies. Give birth to it—step out—conduct miracle services—launch forth—embrace the mandate. Many have been pressured by the people they are leading to conduct themselves in a certain way and it is stifling the rich flow of the Spirit that I have for them."

The Father showed me that there are many pastors and church leaders who are being called to the supernatural. As He said, "Give them permission," it made no sense to me. Then He nudged my heart that they need a confirming word to say: Go for it! Launch forth. Press for miracle ministry. This is the hour; this is the time. He continued to speak to me:

"I desire to demonstrate My wonders! I desire to move in power and rock communities with My glory. I am searching for a people that will allow Me to do what I want, a people who will cast their plans to the side and obey Me. Many have shut down the moving of My spirit for fear of man and pleasing man—this grieves My heart! I want to do the impossible and show forth My love in this hour."

"I am visiting pastors and church leaders to move deeper. I am visiting gatherings with My presence. I am visiting worship leaders with My songs and sounds. I'm searching for a people who will allow Me to move freely without restriction! Tell My people: Open up the doors! I know how to heal your wounds and bind up your brokenness. Quit boxing Me in! Quit quenching My Spirit and placing restriction on Me, start taking the boundaries off.

"Tell My people to call for miracle services and pray, believe and dream big! Let My hand move! Sing of My wonders, declare My majesty and then get out of the way and let Me have the platform. Those who will obey Me in this hour will tap into it—they will tap that which they need—provision, promotion and My presence. My presence will rise like a swelling sea in the places that are hungry and it will be void in the places that restrict Me."

Open Up the Doors and Let Holy Spirit Have His Way!

As the Lord encountered me with this word, I felt such strength and authority. Our hearts need to be grieved about our confidence in our own ability and our lack of dependence on Him. We have built the Church in many ways in this generation on our wisdom, programs and plans. We have boxed Holy Spirit in and reaped the consequences.

Yet there is a call in this hour. It is an urgent call to open the doors and invite Holy Spirit to have His way. He said to create the atmosphere for His presence and then give Him the platform. There must be a reform, a change in operation, in order to receive all that we are asking of Him. He knows how to heal the sick, raise the dead and deliver the oppressed! We must just allow Him to have His way.

I was reminded of when Oral Roberts had the prophetic dreams about shaking in America some years before his death. He said the Lord showed him that America needed preachers with fire in their bellies. I see the Lord stirring a miracle- and power-based ministry in the hearts of many in this hour! He is releasing a fresh fire in our bellies. We must be willing to take the plunge and go for it.

There is urgency upon this word. There are regions, states and nations that are being prepared for outpouring and great harvest, but it is going to take some people who are brave in the Lord, some who have been touched by His fiery coals and willing to move at the sounding of His voice. Do not be sidelined by humanistic thinking, or the pressures of people. Leap forward and obey Him! Move with Him! It is a time of Holy Spirit power and miracles.

Ryan LeStrange has been preaching the gospel for more than half of his life. He is the co-founder of AwakeningTV.com and a leader in the New Breed Revivalist Network. As a young man, God led him to leave his home and travel to Tennessee to study and train under Dr. Norvel Hayes, who later became his spiritual father. Pastor Ryan shares the apostolic call of Dr. Hayes to establish churches, ministries and Bible colleges, and to train leaders in the body of Christ. Ryan hosts a weekly television show on God TV called Power4Today. Ryan is the apostle and leader of Impact International Apostolic Fellowship, a network of churches and ministries around the world with a single vision to birth revival. He has founded two Bible colleges, served as an associate pastor and traveled as an evangelist. Visit him online at ryanlestrange.com, join him on Facebook and on Periscope: @ryanlestrange.

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