In Southern Manitoba we are seeing a sovereign move of God as the Holy Spirit touches lives and transforms them. This is not something that we have brought about by programming or personality. It is a sovereign move of God touching the lives of all those whose hearts are searching for more – more of God than they have been experiencing recently.
God has raised up local and trans-local leaders for such a time as this. They are not “leading” per say but are simply helping people understand what is happening and how to respond properly to the move of the Spirit. These leaders are sensitive to the moving of the Spirit and, in many cases, have been through several past moves of God – times of refreshing, renewals, and even revival. These leaders see this encountering God and His empowering His people as the “norm” and what Christianity should be and should look like. They are simply guiding and directing those who are being touched and transformed by the power of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
This current move of the Spirit is seriously touching young people who are hungering for more than what ‘religion’ offers them. They want to experience God and His power. They are not looking for information about God – they want to encounter Him firsthand. However, what God is doing is not limited to just the young but is touching and empowering anyone who is “young and heart” and is desiring more than what they currently know and are experiencing of the Lord.
As this move of the Spirit – I prefer not to call it a ‘revival’ – continues, religious people are finding life and liberty. They are discovering the freedom that is available when one follows Jesus and is building a solid, daily, personal relationship with Him as a disciple.
As they do they sense freedom from religion and tradition as they walk in new light.
Churches (groups of disciples meeting together) are being planted and true fellowship centered of Jesus is being experienced. Leaders are being quickly raised up for each of these groups – meeting in coffee shops, people’s homes, garages, yards, and church buildings.
People who had no interest in God whatsoever are encountering Him and the power of the Gospel and receiving salvation. People who have been born again are being baptized in the Holy Spirit and equipped with the nine supernatural gifts of the Spirit.
Young and old alike are being equipped and trained to minister as they become an active part of the priesthood of all believers. And, Southern Manitoba is being changed as God prepares it for a major role in what He is planning to do in Canada, the United States, and overseas.
This is biblical Christianity happening today – the Book of Acts continuing to be seen as the Holy Spirit powerfully touches lives and frees people from spiritual darkness and the grip of religion and tradition.