By Pastor Steve Bagdanov
God has a worldwide purpose which is rooted in His eternal plan. It might be outlined as follows:
- Penetrate all human cultures with the reconciling gospel and power of Jesus Christ so as to
- Persuade all kinds of peoples to become obedient disciples of Christ and responsible members of His Church where they live, so as to
- Project into every society the redemptive alternatives of God’s Kingdom against the destructive forces of evil, so as to
- Press the course of history toward the climactic return of the Lord Jesus to reign visibly over His victorious Kingdom, so as to
Permeate the whole earth with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the seas.
That is from “In the Gap” by David Bryant. What a remarkable statement. In worship we align ourselves with the purpose of God. The Holy Spirit is the vehicle through whom the Church fulfills the purpose of God in history and the world. Today we learn about the not-so-mysterious Holy Spirit. He wants to use us to change and transform the world. The Bible tells us that He is like the wind, so stop fighting against the wind and submit to the movement of the powerful wind of God’s Holy Spirit this morning.
He is here, He is not silent.