Many times, we may worry about the enemy attacking us, but Pastor John Kilpatrick of Church of His Presence gives us a new perspective on the attack of the enemy and encouragement that the attack will end!
Pastor Kilpatrick is speaking on The Jim Bakker Show as he shares this wisdom with us. “Satan’s attack against you will always be in regard to your future, not your past. Your past is done, you have already lived your past…but the future is why the devil will attack you because he sees your future path…”
He shares how one day he was worn out and weary during the Brownsville Revival. Some of the people whom he had loved and respected and even supported their ministries were the very ones who were being used by the devil to attack him and Steve Hill. “I said to the Lord I am so weary of attack and being attacked by people that I love and people that don’t even really know me…I said Lord how long is this going to last?” The Lord’s response to Pastor Kilpatrick was something he would never forget; He said that just how you can go in a grocery store and see a date on the items that you purchase, and the date tells us when the item expires is how the attack of the enemy is. The Lord continues speaking to him, “Every attack that you go through has a shelf life. Every attack that the devil brings against you is not open-ended; it will not last forever. It has a shelf life, and when that shelf life is up, times up, things are going to change and start evolving for the better.”
Pastor Kilpatrick shares how every attack will have a different time frame; his attacks during the revival were around two years in length. During a time where he was completely worn out and weary again from one of these attacks, Brother David Ravenhill came to him and said, “Brother John I want to tell you like my daddy Leonard Ravenhill told me, you never come into your fullest anointing until you go through your greatest attack. I promise you this is going to work in your favor.”
Pastor Kilpatrick continues, “But, what I thought was going to destroy the Church, actually was fuel. It didn’t destroy it whatsoever, as a matter of fact, it didn’t even turn it. That thing had gotten so much momentum it began to leapfrog into greater and greater things. The crowds grew, the miracles grew, and the presence of God grew. So, don’t be discouraged, I don’t care what you are going through, and I don’t care what the devil intends to destroy, and he means it for evil. God will take that thing and use it for fuel to bless you. Be encouraged today!”
Greg and John talk about how real the glory of God was in the Brownsville Revival. Greg describes it as an electrical current that would come as the glory of God got stronger. It could turn a person’s joints to rubber which would make it hard to stand in the presence and glory of God. While at the same time people in the Church were being set free from sin, and many salvations took place. It was a powerful time that they were able to experience.
When you are in the middle of an attack, hold on and don’t give up! Trust God through this time and don’t allow the enemy to twist things to cause you to perceive your future differently because you don’t want your future to be messed up when you come out of the attack. Survive the time! Hold your post and just be who you are.
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