Wow! This is the word I keep on telling myself after attending a 2-day conference called “Presence Driven with Heidi Baker” with speakers, Pastors Hiram Pangilinan, Jerome Ocampo, Paul Yadao, and Worship Leader Rick Pino last the 7th and 8th of January, 2017, held at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
The first day of the conference kicked off offering Daddy God with Praise and Worship songs and right at that moment, I could immediately tell that His presence was already so strong! Such an intense worship moment! Right after, Pastor Jerome Ocampo (founder of Jesus Revolution Now) came up as our first speaker for the day. He talked about not losing the language that made us (believers) victorious. He made Nehemiah 13:23 his reference.
“23 About the same time I realized that some of the men of Judah had married women from Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab. 24 Furthermore, half their children spoke the language of Ashdod or of some other people and could not speak the language of Judah at all. 25 So I confronted them and called down curses on them. I beat some of them and pulled out their hair. I made them swear in the name of God that they would not let their children intermarry with the pagan people of the land.”
He also pointed out the importance of speaking the language in our home and that we must be free to show the body language (fruits) of the Holy Spirit; since the language that we speak becomes a part of us. He also stressed that if we will get our children full of the Holy Spirit, they will never be successful sinners later in their lives.
“The sugar does not make the coffee sweet, it is the stirring that makes it sweet.”
Precisely! You can try it yourself. In your next coffee, even if you put two or three tablespoons of sugar in it but you don’t stir, it will just taste black coffee! It is like the Holy Spirit in us (we know that when we got born-again), being the “sugar” but if we do not acknowledge and practice His presence, He is in us but it as if He is not in us! It’s like we have a friend visiting us in our house but when we enter, we see our friend but we did not acknowledge him. But he was just sitting there.