Praise the Lord!
I had an awesome time at summer reformation. I preached on Saturday morning in Murfreesboro, TN, so I did not arrive at the conference until Saturday evening. I want to share with you a few things I learned at this conference.
1) Praying for others is one of the most exciting things you will ever do
During the conferences, I serve on the Altar team. This is a tremendous honor. I am always excited about praying for others to be touched by God. On Saturday evening, there was an altar call for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Hundreds of young people were baptized into the Holy Spirit. I would say that nearly every person that came up received it. It was so awesome to see that many young people hungering for God. Their hands were lifted high and eyes filled with tears to be touched by God. Praying for other people is exciting and helps you focus on why God called you. God calls us to be His hands and feet. Praying for other people is part of this.
2) An encounter with Jesus does the Body good
During the Saturday evening service especially, I had a tremendous experience from God. I was touched by the glory so heavy that I could not stand up. Next, my eyes started to burn. I discerned this was from God. I felt the fire of God burn even into the back of my eyes and the nerves that connect the eye to the brain. It was something I never experienced before. I believe that God was opening up my spiritual vision even more than ever before. I will never forget this moment!
3) A Fire tunnel
In one of the services, we did something called a “fire tunnel”. This is something I had never heard of. In the fire tunnel, you get the ministers and servants of God to line up across from each other to form a tunnel. People then walk through the tunnel to be prayed for. All of the people forming the tunnel lay their hands on these people so that they get touched by God. The goal is to keep the people moved so that they get prayed for by everyone. We had two tunnels, so each tunnel prayed for about 1,200 people. I was soaked with sweat. Again, it was an exciting experience. I was so excited that I was ready to pray for 1,200 people all over again!
4) Iron Sharpens Iron
The bible discusses how Iron sharpens Iron (Prov. 27:17). During the conference, I got to spend time with Ricky Scaparo and Jason Armstrong. Whenever we get together, it is like iron sharpening iron. Each one of us had experiences that sharpened the other. It was like a cycle of power and revelation that flows through each one of us as the services go on. I am looking forward to what God is going to do in the future through us!