Several months ago my TV died. I went to turn it on only to hear “white noise” and see no picture. Over the next few days I began to research TV’s and prices, when I felt convicted by the Holy Spirit. I felt like the choice for me was clear: More wasted time with TV, sowing to the temporal and the flesh OR more time with God and spiritual things, sowing to the Spirit. Galatians 6:7-8 (NKJV) says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Hmmm…did I really want a move of God in my life or the church I pastor, or was I satisfied with the same routine week after week?
I decided I would answer the call. If the wind of the Holy Spirit wanted to blow our way, then I wanted to put up my sails and flow with Him. Since then, I’ve spent more time sowing spiritually. I’m feeling more revived personally, more in touch with God and what He is doing, and I am seeing the effects in our church. His wind is not only touching me, but my family and the church. There are so many miracles, healings and supernatural things happening right now—it’s more than I have ever seen in my 30 years of ministry. God is truly up to something and it is exciting!
I am sensing the urgency of the hour like never before. As Noah preached, it’s time to get into the Ark before God shuts the door. God has led me to streamline my life and dedicate myself to His purposes like never before. Is it possible that God is speaking the same to you? If so, answer today!
Pastor Brent Oliver grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and is an Ordained Minister through the Assemblies of God. Before embarking on God’s plan to establish a church in Delphi, Pastor Brent served in both Peru and Logansport, Indiana encompassing over 29 years of fulltime ministry. His vision and creativity has been the benchmark for the growing ministry at Delphi First and after 23 years, his passion and leadership could not be stronger.