LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTHJesus Himself promised those who love Him, that if they would obey His command, He would ask God the Father in heaven to send that them another Counsellor, to be with them forever. The Counsellor that the Lord was speaking about is the Most Precious and Mighty Holy Spirit of God Almighty. Although this statement may have been taken lightly by todays church, it brings to the fore front the most important secret to receiving the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Here, the Lord was pleading with the church to love Him that the gates of heaven may be open to her. What a novel principle to teach the youth of this dispensation? In order to veer back on course, our youth church desperately needs a mighty Holy Spirit visitation.
Only the Spirit of the Lord can generate the momentum that would sustain a youth revival as they turn away from the life of defilement that currently characterizes their living. While they may talk of loneliness, the youth must be awakened to the fact that the Holy Spirit of God is their Counsellor and Comforter. He is also their Present Help. We cannot afford to lose sight of that critical moment when Israel was allowed by the Lord to move in and possess the Promised Land. At that time, the Lord promised them a great increase and that all would go well with them, only and only, if they would love the Lord their God with all their hearts, and with all their souls, and with all their strength. Considering that Jehovah God was hereby promising Precious Israel, a land flowing with milk and honey (unlimited provision), a great increase (productivity), and that all other things would equally go well; then it beats the mind why the church has not presented this with clarity to the youth. The youth today are grappling with issues of provision, productivity and everything else is going wrong. Conceivably, the greatest message that from this day on be resonated into the youth church, is that God now commands the youth to love him with all their hearts, souls, minds, and youthful strength (Deut 6:1-9; John 14:15-21). Instead of giving all their heart, and spending all their mind and strength on todays internet technology, and browsing the social networks, if the youth church would devote her entire effort to serving the Lord their God, what an awesome revival that could have animated in the church of Christ? And what has never ceased to amaze is the extent at which the adversary has engaged the youth in the worldly things, to the point that they are willing to give their lives for the sake of sin. We are constantly reminded of how Paul became devoted to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, to the point of being willing to lose his life. Paul was then able to do great exploits for the Kingdom of God. If you did not know, Paul wrote almost two thirds of the New Testament of our Lord Jesus that has continued to transform lives todate. The youth church too can devote her entire life, heart, soul, mind, and strength to serving our Lord Jesus.Take action now.GOD blessJOHN.