Outpouring of the Spirit
By Benny Hinn
With a God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills and has reservoirs larger than all the oil cartels combined, why is it that the church, the body of Christ, is deficient? Why are so many lamps on the verge of losing their flame?
It is time to realize that your fuel is not self-generated. Your intellect, enterprise, and connections are hollow shells and empty in the sight of God. Total reliance on Him is your only salvation.
Isaiah put it this way, "Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD" (Isaiah 31:1).
Poured from on High
We cannot ignore the counsel of the spirit or become dependent on the flesh. It is like adding sin upon sin. "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin" (Isaiah 30:1).
This is the situation that will remain unless there is a turnaround -- until the curse is transformed into a blessing. For a road map that will guide your steps, follow the directions given by the prophet Isaiah.
He told the people to tremble, shudder, and put on sackcloth, for "upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left.... Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field" (Isaiah 32:13-15).
Showers from Heaven
The solution is a fresh outpouring of the Spirit. Only the Lord can take a barren, forsaken land and cause it to prosper again. And He will do the same for you. Your heavenly Father won't give you just a bountiful harvest. He will keep showering you with blessings until "the fruitful field be counted for a forest" (Isaiah 32:15).