Holy Hurricane

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Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind –

no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building.

Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks and they

started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.

Acts 2:2-4 THE MESSAGE

 

 

Let My Divine Wind blow through your life and cleanse you of iniquity.

I sweep away moral trash if you turn your heart in My direction.

I move you toward My will if you turn your heart away from all evil.

I flood you with light if you firmly refuse to walk in perverse darkness.

I purify you if you let My holy hurricane roar through your inner being.

I burn away undesirable elements if you let Me baptize you with fire.

I reassure you of My love if you nestle near My heart and detest sin.

I give you joy too wonderful for words if you trust My omniscient mind.

 

 

Let My Vitalizing Breath ignite your passion and set your soul aflame.

I resurrect you to new life if you desert your egocentric deadness.

I soak you with My Spirit Rain if you grow tired of emotional drought.

I help the young envision a brighter future if you believe My promises.

I help the old dream of a painless, tearless, deathless day if you trust Me.

I let you find life’s noblest purpose if you serve Me wholeheartedly.

I enrich your life infinitely more than you could ever ask, wish, or imagine.

I embolden you to live courageously if you hold My omnipotent hand.

 

 

Let My Holy Spirit change you from the inside out and revolutionize your life.

I cheer your heart if you become intoxicated with heaven’s sweet wine.

I lead you to know the truth if you turn a deaf ear to Satan’s propaganda.

I help you speak My native tongue if you are weary of the Devil’s dialect.

I teach you to speak beautiful languages if you really want to learn them –

sacrificial love, not selfish talk;  invulnerable joy, not ungrateful whining;

calm peace, not restless chatter;  lasting patience, not ignorant criticism;

kindness, not insensitive small talk;  lavish generosity, not stingy self-talk;

dutiful loyalty, not dropout talk;  angelic gentleness, not rude sarcasm;

supernatural self-control, not indulgent devil speak.

I inspire spontaneous creativity if you do not extinguish My eternal flame.

I energize you to do what pleases Me if you rely on My unlimited grace.

I empower you to accomplish all I ask if you trust My almighty power.

I steady your life as your Center of Gravity if you practice My Presence.

I grant you the pleasure of my company if you seek My omnipresent Spirit.

 

 

© 2013 Johnny R. Almond

Pastor, Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church

Author, Gentle Whispers from Eternity

 

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Johnny R. Almond earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge. After pastoring churches for a decade, he served the Air Force as a military chaplain in worldwide assignments. After retiring from the military in 2000, he began serving as pastor in Virginia. He currently serves as pastor of Hull's Memorial Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He and his wife, Beverly, have four sons, three grandsons, and two granddaughters.

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