We just got back from a stupendous trip to Bogotá Colombia. I had never been to South America, and was honored that God brought me there this week.
Apart from the fact that Bogotá has too many cars and too little roads, the experience was unforgettable.
Bogotá is a beautiful city perched on a large savannah and surrounded by mountains. Its sights are breathtaking, the food exquisite, and the people are courteous, humble, well learned, talkative, smart, and inviting.
Impressive was the scarcity of text messaging and cell phone conversations. The people are simply more interested in socializing with each other.
From the moment that we landed to the one that we departed God brought beautiful people to drink from the power of His Holy Spirit.
Holy Ghost meetings were organized every day. Every meeting had new faces, all of them very hungry for God! Most were Catholics, who had never experienced the power of God, being slained in the Spirit, or being touched by healing prayer, or getting a word of prophecy.
Some had a blend of Catholicism and new age stuff, others were atheists, and most of them had never opened a Bible and did not know what they were coming to the meetings for. But the one denominator was hunger for more, hunger for the God whom they did not know, and a humility and openness to receive and be taught. And guess what? God moved! Yes, God moved mightily. After the power stopped, the tears were wiped and many picked themselves from the floor, then they sat for hours to listen to the word of God which they had never heard.
Not one was offended by God’s power and His sometimes weird manifestations and prophesies. As matter of fact, everybody loved them and wanted more. Even the atheists! LOL!
In thirty three years I can count on one hand those whom have been offended by the Holy Spirit’s power and it’s never been a Catholic.
Its behooves some of us Protestants, who want the squeaky clean 60 minutes, services, colored by the civility of the Holy Ghost’s absence, to learn from Bogota’s scripturally untrained Catholics, new agers, and atheists who are humble and hungry for the unknown God. With them this God, Christ Jesus, is moving like wildfire.
Are some of us indoctrinated Protestant Christians committing spiritual suicide by drinking the potion of apathy, debate and unbelief against the living God?
We need to be careful that God does not leave us behind and move on to those who really hunger for Him. Lord take me back to Bogota in 2012!
Mat 21:31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to Him, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that the tax-collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Mat 21:32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him. But the tax-collectors and the harlots believed him. And when you had seen it, you did not repent afterwards so that you might believe him.