I was blessed this week to be invited to speak at a church in Sacramento. It is a Russian Pentecostal Church, the Pastor asked me to speak on hell. So I got busy studying and praying. This was the result. This is the first time I ever preached with a translator. May it bless someone.
I wanted to give a little of the church testimony. They immigrated from the former Soviet Union where they were greatly persecuted for their faith. The Pastor told me of many signs and wonders that God began in the early days. He likened the 'moves of the spirit' today to someone shaking a tree to make it appear windy. The church he reminisced of had a glorious brokenness,
a genuine repentance.
He said because the new generation is becoming "Americanized" he fears losing the next generation. There was a powerful presence of God in this church. It is amazing how family oriented they seem to be. We Americans could learn much from these brothers and sisters from across the water. The American church has a generation of children in the same state and the Pastors here are not alarmed. Why?
We should ever be about our heavenly Father's business.