Our New Book Has Arrived!

I am so excited about our new book, The Altar of His Presence. While it won’t be available at Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Amazon and Target until July 17th. But, I have some wonderful news…you can receive your own advance signed copy today!

 

Without hesitation, I can say that the message of The Altar of His Presence will help you find the secret to living the “altar’ed life.” Like Enoch who walked with God, if you are willing to walk with God, He will take you. He will take you places you cannot possibly visit or live without Him. He will lead you into paths of righteousness–for His Name’s sake! He will take you to ascend His holy hill and into His marvelous glory! I can promise that you will find yourself in the very “secret place” of The Most High!

 

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This new devotional book will truly inspire you and enable you to experience intimate encounters with the Glory of God. In the book I lay out a revelatory blueprint for how you can take your intimacy with God to new, marvelous and wonderful levels. I am confident that by reading the book, you will:

 

  • Receive new revelation on how to experience the Holy Spirit more deeply
  • Gain new clarity in how to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading
  • Experience deep spiritual fulfillment as you learn to fellowship with God on a more personal level
  • Enter into greater depths of worship where you can witness God’s glory more powerfully

 

To order your advanced signed copy, visit our online bookstore today at: www.thealtarofhispresence.com

LISTEN TO WHAT MANY CHRISTIAN LEADERS ARE SAYING…

 
“I highly recommend this book both as a study guide and a daily devotion to discover the beauty of God’s Presence more fully. It will truly alter your life.”
– Charles Patterson, Pastor Emeritus, Church of the Hills, Charles Patterson Ministries

 

“I would personally encourage every serious man of God to get a copy of this ever inspiring devotional book. I can promise that you will be blessed each time you read through it.”
– Bishop McOwen Andrew S. Mwale, Senior Pastor of Katawa Jerusalem Temple, Mzuzu, Malawi and a Former Division Director, Northern Region of the Malawi Assemblies of God

 

“The Altar of His Presence is not for those who wish to be motivated by other people’s stories. Instead, Robert Stone skillfully weaves life lessons of his own, richly seasoned with Scripture, in order to lead the reader into an altar’ed life.”
– Ric Shields, President of Doorways

 

“Follow these principles through study and reflection in each chapter and find a whole new way to experience Christ and the dynamic of the Holy Spirit with life changing results.”
– Doyle Fulkes, Superintendent, Southern Idaho Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God

 

“In writing The Altar of His Presence, Robert Stone has put biblical truth at our fingertips. This is a valuable read for all Christians.”
– Fran Bates, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

 

“I encourage everyone to read this book with an open heart. I can promise that by doing so they will find that it is not important where we build an “altar” and that by doing so they will be positioned to receive the best of blessings from Him— His Presence.”
– Dwight Karm, Retired Owner, Paramount Construction

 

“In his new book, The Altar of His Presence, Robert Stone provides a pattern and a process to establish a growing, intimate relationship with God by experiencing His Presence.”
– Reverend Alton Garrison, Assistant General Superintendent, The General Council of the Assemblies of God

A Tribute to My Dad

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day here in the United States. Father’s Day is always celebrated the third Sunday of June. It is a day in which we give honor to the dad or dads that raised us. Today I would like to tell you about my dad and invite you to purchase a copy of my new book on our new bookstore website.

 

Fourteen years ago today something very special and odd happened to me. While I was picking out a Father’s Day card in a card store with my wife Susan, the manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit overwhelmed me. Standing there in His Presence, He spoke to me. I have heard Him speak to me several times, but I have seldom heard His voice that clear. In fact, His words were so clear, I immediately turned away from the card stand. Hot tears filled my eyes as I turned and walked directly outside.

 

ScannedImage Dad, Mom and We Boys in Our Sunday Best!

 

What did the Holy Spirit say that day? He said, “This will be the last year you will buy a Father’s Day card for your dad. Choose wisely.” Over the years I have forgotten the name of the store and its address. I will never forget that day. I first hoped I was imagining things. That is why I walked out of the store. I wanted to make sure I had heard correctly. A minute later my wife Susan, who had followed me out, asked me what I was doing walking out of the store without giving her even as much as an explanation. When I shared what I had heard with her, she asked, “are you sure?” Yes, I said. I wish I wasn’t. But, I was sure.

 

Fifty-one weeks to that day later I conducted dad’s funeral. And, like I shared at his funeral, I want you to know that my dad was a good man and a godly man. He was married to my mother for forty-eight years. With mom, he raised three boys and spent most of his life working in a bakery. For most of his life dad’s skin smelled of flour, of the shortening that he fried his donuts in and of fresh baked bread. He was up between one and three a.m. most mornings and asleep in his chair by eight most nights.

 

Wayne Stone was born during the Great Depression to tenant farmer parents who lived about forty-five miles south of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The youngest of six children, my dad’s early life was extremely difficult–to say the least. These were the days of the famed Dust Bowl. Dad’s father then had a stroke when dad was only five. Because of his father’s paralysis, the family had to leave the farm and move to another state where they could be near his mother’s family. Little work, food being in short supply, worn out hand-me-down clothes and the beginning of World War II created more stress than the little family could almost take. But these circumstances were used by the Holy Spirit to bring dad’s mom to the Lord Jesus Christ. And, when my grandmother, Mae Stone, was gloriously saved, she immediately led my dad and her other children to the same saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

ScannedImage-65 Dad and Mom in Later Years

 

Dad served the Lord Jesus every day of his life. To dad, Jesus was more than his Savior. Jesus was Lord. Dad loved his wife and family with all of his heart. An avid church goer, dad served as a deacon, softball coach for the church’s women’s softball team and substitute Sunday School teacher. One of dad’s finest moments came when he was voted “Father of the Year” at our home church in Nampa, Idaho. He loved being outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. But most of all, dad loved the Lord Jesus.

 

It has been thirteen years since dad went home to be with the Lord. I still miss him. I miss the funny way he looked when he wore his Bermuda shorts and cowboy boots (at the same time, no less). I miss his pudgy build and “bird legs.” I miss his whistling. I miss his kind words. I miss fishing with him on the middle fork of the Salmon River in late August and hearing about a new kind of bread he had learned to make. But more than anything, I miss listening to dad pray.

 

In the introduction of my new book, The Altar of His Presence, I write about dad and what it was about his praying that touched my life. As I said earlier, dad loved meeting with the Lord. In the church I grew up in my dad could be seen sometimes before, always after, and from time to time during a church service kneeling with his handkerchief out, tears flowing down his cheeks with his heart open to God. I heard Dad pray thousands of times at church, at home, before a meal in a restaurant and even before he died. His altar time was always filled first with thanksgiving and praise for the Lord and Savior he loved, honored, and adored. Within a minute or two from the start, Dad’s voice would break and tears would fill his eyes and begin spilling down his cheeks. Dad’s tears were seldom a result of sadness. Sadness held no place with Dad. His brokenness was a result of his having a contrite spirit.

 

ScannedImage-11 Dad and His Boys a Few Weeks Before His Death

 

Dad’s prayer time wasn’t filled with fear or remorse over some terrible secret sin that had infected his life. No, his brokenness came from spending time every day in the manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit. To begin, Dad would recall how his Savior’s love had changed his life, his mother’s healing of milk fever, and his gratefulness to the Lord for giving him his wife and sons. Decades after his salvation, Dad would consistently thank his Lord for bringing about the circumstances that brought his family to God. His thirst for more of the glory of God was born out of his desire to be filled to overflowing with the righteousness, peace, and joy that only the Spirit of the living God could bring.

 

It is no wonder that I identified the altar with being in God’s Presence. During our nightly prayer meetings I came to understand the need to be filled full of God’s grace and glory. It was with dad in the secret place of the Most High that I was first given experiential knowledge of the Holy Spirit.

 

So today I honor my dad, Wayne Stone. I honor him for the example he set before me. I ask you to honor him too. How? You can honor him by reading more of his story in my new book, The Altar of His Presence. You can also purchase your copy of my book at our new website: http://www.thealtarofhispresence.com.

 

If you choose to purchase eight books we will not only pay the shipping and handing, but we will include our new revised version of my book, Gifts from the Ascended Christ.

 

Take time to honor your dad this week. If he is still with us, take time to tell him how much you love him and thank God for him. If he has passed away, honor him by telling others admit him. Again, don’t forget to visit our website by clicking on the book cover below or by going to: www.thealtarofhispresence.com today!

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A Tribute to My Dad

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day here in the United States. Father’s Day is always celebrated the third Sunday of June. It is a day in which we give honor to the dad or dads that raised us. Today I would like to tell you about my dad and invite you to purchase a copy of my new book on our new bookstore website.

 

Fourteen years ago today something very special and odd happened to me. While I was picking out a Father’s Day card in a card store with my wife Susan, the manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit overwhelmed me. Standing there in His Presence, He spoke to me. I have heard Him speak to me several times, but I have seldom heard His voice that clear. In fact, His words were so clear, I immediately turned away from the card stand. Hot tears filled my eyes as I turned and walked directly outside.

 

ScannedImage Dad, Mom and We Boys in Our Sunday Best!

 

What did the Holy Spirit say that day? He said, “This will be the last year you will buy a Father’s Day card for your dad. Choose wisely.” Over the years I have forgotten the name of the store and its address. I will never forget that day. I first hoped I was imagining things. That is why I walked out of the store. I wanted to make sure I had heard correctly. A minute later my wife Susan, who had followed me out, asked me what I was doing walking out of the store without giving her even as much as an explanation. When I shared what I had heard with her, she asked, “are you sure?” Yes, I said. I wish I wasn’t. But, I was sure.

 

Fifty-one weeks to that day later I conducted dad’s funeral. And, like I shared at his funeral, I want you to know that my dad was a good man and a godly man. He was married to my mother for forty-eight years. With mom, he raised three boys and spent most of his life working in a bakery. For most of his life dad’s skin smelled of flour, of the shortening that he fried his donuts in and of fresh baked bread. He was up between one and three a.m. most mornings and asleep in his chair by eight most nights.

 

Wayne Stone was born during the Great Depression to tenant farmer parents who lived about forty-five miles south of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The youngest of six children, my dad’s early life was extremely difficult–to say the least. These were the days of the famed Dust Bowl. Dad’s father then had a stroke when dad was only five. Because of his father’s paralysis, the family had to leave the farm and move to another state where they could be near his mother’s family. Little work, food being in short supply, worn out hand-me-down clothes and the beginning of World War II created more stress than the little family could almost take. But these circumstances were used by the Holy Spirit to bring dad’s mom to the Lord Jesus Christ. And, when my grandmother, Mae Stone, was gloriously saved, she immediately led my dad and her other children to the same saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

ScannedImage-65 Dad and Mom in Later Years

 

Dad served the Lord Jesus every day of his life. To dad, Jesus was more than his Savior. Jesus was Lord. Dad loved his wife and family with all of his heart. An avid church goer, dad served as a deacon, softball coach for the church’s women’s softball team and substitute Sunday School teacher. One of dad’s finest moments came when he was voted “Father of the Year” at our home church in Nampa, Idaho. He loved being outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. But most of all, dad loved the Lord Jesus.

 

It has been thirteen years since dad went home to be with the Lord. I still miss him. I miss the funny way he looked when he wore his Bermuda shorts and cowboy boots (at the same time, no less). I miss his pudgy build and “bird legs.” I miss his whistling. I miss his kind words. I miss fishing with him on the middle fork of the Salmon River in late August and hearing about a new kind of bread he had learned to make. But more than anything, I miss listening to dad pray.

 

In the introduction of my new book, The Altar of His Presence, I write about dad and what it was about his praying that touched my life. As I said earlier, dad loved meeting with the Lord. In the church I grew up in my dad could be seen sometimes before, always after, and from time to time during a church service kneeling with his handkerchief out, tears flowing down his cheeks with his heart open to God. I heard Dad pray thousands of times at church, at home, before a meal in a restaurant and even before he died. His altar time was always filled first with thanksgiving and praise for the Lord and Savior he loved, honored, and adored. Within a minute or two from the start, Dad’s voice would break and tears would fill his eyes and begin spilling down his cheeks. Dad’s tears were seldom a result of sadness. Sadness held no place with Dad. His brokenness was a result of his having a contrite spirit.

 

ScannedImage-11 Dad and His Boys a Few Weeks Before His Death

 

Dad’s prayer time wasn’t filled with fear or remorse over some terrible secret sin that had infected his life. No, his brokenness came from spending time every day in the manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit. To begin, Dad would recall how his Savior’s love had changed his life, his mother’s healing of milk fever, and his gratefulness to the Lord for giving him his wife and sons. Decades after his salvation, Dad would consistently thank his Lord for bringing about the circumstances that brought his family to God. His thirst for more of the glory of God was born out of his desire to be filled to overflowing with the righteousness, peace, and joy that only the Spirit of the living God could bring.

 

It is no wonder that I identified the altar with being in God’s Presence. During our nightly prayer meetings I came to understand the need to be filled full of God’s grace and glory. It was with dad in the secret place of the Most High that I was first given experiential knowledge of the Holy Spirit.

 

So today I honor my dad, Wayne Stone. I honor him for the example he set before me. I ask you to honor him too. How? You can honor him by reading more of his story in my new book, The Altar of His Presence. You can purchase your copy today at our new website at: http://www.thealtarofhispresence.com.

 

If you choose to purchase eight books we will not only pay the shipping and handing, but we will include our new revised version of my book, Gifts from the Ascended Christ.

 

Take time to honor your dad this week. If he is still with us, take time to tell him how much you love him and thank God for him. If he has passed away, honor him by telling others about him. Again, don’t forget to visit our website by clicking on the book cover below or by going to: www.thealtarofhispresence.com today!

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Praying in the Spirit excerpt from The Altar of His Presence

Last week I wrote about praying the Scripture and how that coming into agreement with God’s Word releases the power of God in your lives. This week I want to share an excerpt from my new book, The Altar of His Presence. If you are interested in purchasing a copy or several copies of this dynamic new devotional study visit our online store at: www.thealtarofhispresence.com.

 

PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT

 

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18

 

We have learned that the altar was first a place where stones were piled, where wood was laid, and a sacrifice was offered. The Lord Jesus Christ laid down His life on the Cross as the supreme sacrifice thus becoming an altar’ed Person. Now, as altar’ed people it is important for us to pray in the Spirit on all occasions.

 

Praying in the Spirit can include the Holy Spirit interceding for us, the Holy Spirit enabling us, or the Holy Spirit speaking from us. Sometimes He prays with groans that words cannot express (see Rom. 8:26-27). At other times He gives the utterance or ability to pray in an unknown language or tongue (see Acts 1:4). Praying in the Spirit will always build a believer up in their most holy faith (see Jude 1:20).

 

Praying in the Spirit is the last piece of the armor of God listed by Paul in his Ephesian letter. Each of us must stand against the devil’s schemes. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Along with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the readiness that comes from the Gospel of peace and the shield of faith, we must take up the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Praying in the Spirit enables us to evaluate and determine satan’s line of attack as well as enabling us to stand against all assaults (see Eph. 6:10-18).

 

The Spirit enables us because He knows what we ought to pray for. He searches our hearts and knows the mind of God because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will (see Rom. 8:26-27). Each activity is performed by the power and enabling of the Holy Spirit. In the most practical terms it means that the Holy Spirit inspires, guides, energizes, and sustains our praying. Paul prayed that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ would give us the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of our hearts enlightened so that we may know what is the hope to which he has called us, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us obedience because obedience is not optional in the kingdom life.

 

Praying in the Spirit necessitates a relationship with the Spirit. Our praying relationship cannot be founded on only making requests of Him but on learning His ways. Begin by praying for wisdom and revelation, then pray through a passage of the Bible. Take time for the Spirit to emphasize or illuminate a word or phrase. Concentrate on what He is revealing and pray accordingly. Ask Him to pray through you. Open yourself to His leading, His language, and His Presence. Wait on Him. Rest in Him. Pray in the Spirit. Embrace and enjoy, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

Let us know what you think about this message or another one of Robert’s messages at: info@altarofhispresence.com

There’s Power in Praying the Scripture

There are passages in the Bible that describe the special privileges and advantages to those who are born again and continue to grow up “in Christ.” The Scripture tells us that by being born again, we are given the privilege to become sons or the offspring of God (John 1:12). The Apostle Paul said that maturing sons are those who put to death the misdeeds of the body, who have received the spirit of adoption, who know in their spirit that they are God’s children and are led by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:13-16).

 

Such people understand that as sons of God, they have been made to be kings and priests unto God our Father (Revelation 1:5-6). And, as kings and priests, we have been given the right to come boldly to the throne of grace. Hebrews 4 tells us that we should come boldly because God’s Word is alive and powerful within us. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. Therefore, when we (as kings and priests) declare, agree with and pray the Scriptures, we come into agreement with God, and His power is released to answer our prayers.

 

Not only does He hear our prayers, but He also promises to answer them when we pray in line with His will (1 John 5:14). He will give us the desire of our heart when our delight is Him and His Word (Psalm 37:1-5). That which the Lord has declared (His Word), He hastens to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). That is why praying and declaring the Scripture is so powerful. When we pray the Scripture we are putting ourselves into that which the Lord has declared. This kind of praying causes His power to be released into our lives and circumstances.

 

The greatest purpose of such prayer is to help guide us in our relationship with the Lord. Praying the Scripture helps us to be better acquainted with our heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Scripture (we cannot separate God from His Word!). Prayer is fellowship with God. Prayer combined with Praise is key if we want to abide in His Presence. For in that place we have constant communication with Him. This supernatural communication is vital to our spiritual health. The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:12 that He is actually watching us, anticipating our call and looking to hear what we have to tell Him, because He wants to be with us and answer us when we call.

 

Here are some more benefits of Praying the Scriptures.

 

·        Your praying becomes the overcoming “word of your testimony” (Revelation 12:11).

 

·        Your soul “believes” what it hears (Romans 10:17).

 

·        You “agree” with what God says about you and your life (Matthew 18:19).

 

·        God’s Word will not return empty, but will perform its intended purpose (Isaiah 55:10-11).

 

·        Your praying will assist you in memorizing Scripture and knowing the Word of God (Psalm 119:11).

 

Praying the Scriptures will cause you to learn what God says about certain situations, and by praying His Word you will see His results. His ways are higher than our ways. His thoughts greater than our thoughts. Praying the Scriptures brings interaction with the purpose, power and Presence of the Holy Spirit.

 

I encourage you to make a commitment to pray the Scriptures out loud every day in June. I promise if you will pray this way for a month, you will find yourself aligned with the powerful force of God’s Word and you will find yourself living in His Word, His Will and His Way. The result will be victory in your life, in your home, and be able to handle situations as easily as the Lord Jesus would handle them.

 

If you can’t wait until June 1st, start today! Start with Psalm 23 or 91, Joshua 1 or Romans 8. You will be glad you did!  I love you and bless you in Jesus’ Name!   

Listen to What People Are Saying…

The Altar of His Presence will be available through our bookstore after June 20th. You can view it and my other books at http://www.thealtarofhispresence.com.

Here is a sampling of what people are saying about this dynamic new book…

Rev. Doyle Fulkes, Superintendent of the Southern Idaho Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God in Nampa, Idaho said, “Prayer is the power that sustains change, drives commitment, and creates the Christ-likeness for every Christian. Robert Stone has laid out the process, potential, and practice of prayer for the believer using systematic and biblically based principles in a devotional form. Follow these principles through study and reflection in each chapter and find a whole new way to experience Christ and the dynamic of the Holy Spirit with life changing results.”

Charles Patterson, Pastor Emeritus of Church of the Hills and Founder of Charles Patterson Ministries (in Austin, Texas) said, “Many people today are often intimidated by the idea of developing a personal and intimate relationship with the Lord. A relationship within which one can actually experience His Presence and recognize His voice as He speaks in many different ways. Robert Stone skillfully opens Scripture to reveal that this idea is actually God’s. Furthermore, as God’s invitation to us becomes our priority we discover God’s purpose, pattern, and path-way to know and experience Him in a new and very intimate way. I highly recommend this book both as a study guide and a daily devotion to discover the beauty of God’s Presence more fully. It will truly alter your life.”

Jeff Knebel from Cedar Park, Texas said, “Robert Stone is a revolutionary. In his new book, The Altar of His Presence, Robert gives insight to mankind’s ability to commune with God on a personal and unprecedented level. Robert can take the most difficult biblical concepts, particularly involving the wonderful intervening Presence of the Holy Spirit, and make them seem extraordinarily simple for the average Christian. Robert’s teaching that each of us can experience the manifest Presence of God through a loving relationship with our Lord is truly life-altering. I encourage everyone to join the Lord at the altar of His Presence (the meeting place of our heart). Thank you, Robert, for another “altar’ed” work. Your message has forever changed my view of the Holy Spirit and His work in my life.”

Mike Valiton, Pastor of Finance and Operations, Lake Hills Church in Austin, Texas said, “The Altar of His Presence is a powerful, passionate, and uplifting read that inspires the reader to come experience the manifest Presence of God. This book is rich with spiritual guidance, biblical truth, and practical application. Robert leads us through a journey into the proper order of God and His will for our lives. The book details God’s promise to meet us, deliver us, heal us, and create in us a new heart and mind. All we have to do is believe!  Author Robert Stone uses Scripture, stories, and vivid word pictures to wonderfully illustrate how much God loves us and wants to bless us with a personal relationship with Him. This book is motivating, captivating, encouraging, and invigorating. Finally, The Altar of His Presence reminds us that through God’s grace we not only have a place, a person, and a people to meet the Lord, but most importantly we have God in us, and that is where God ultimately wants to meet. There’s no better time than now!”

Finally, Ministry Partner Dwight Karm from The Woodlands, Texas said, “The Altar of His Presence is one of the best books I have read. The book is full of insight born out of Robert’s research. He presents it in a very understandable way. The information about the materials and manner of how the people in the Bible built historical altars fascinated me. I was inspired to learn how God blessed every one of His people who came to the altar and that He gave many of them a special ability to communicate with Him and other believers. The book also reminds the reader that an altar can be built anywhere and at any time. The promise of God is true. If we will come to the altar, the Lord will always meet us there.”

To Order Your Copy of The Altar of His Presence click here or go to www.thealtarofhispresence.com.

I had an “altar’ed moment” last night.

I had a very special “altar’ed moment” last night. The Presence and Glory of God was so thick that I fully expected to visibly see the glory cloud of shekinah at any moment. For several hours I watched people of every race and color being saved, healed and delivered. On four different occasions a supernatural sound filled the auditorium. The only words I have are awesome, wonderful and glorious!  Where did this “altar’ed moment” take place?

My family and I experienced this tremendous move of the Holy Spirit during Tye Tribbett’s “Bloody Win” tour stop at Grant A.M.E. church here in Austin. The praise and worship was dynamic. The music was the best I have ever heard. In response to the glory of God that poured into the room hundreds of people celebrated the victorious and ascended Lord Jesus Christ. We literally stood in awe for hours.

It is evident that Tye Tribbett is an anointed young man and songwriter. He has considerable spiritual depth and insight. I first met him years ago. And, he continues to be a spirit-filled vocalist who knows how to get worshippers rejoicing. Tye has a  passion for the gospel that infuses everything he does. I like what he recently said, “things in the world can come against us so aggressively. Whether it’s bills or health or personal struggles, it can get harsh, but hold on! Hold on! We’ve got to sing louder for the God who is stronger!”

Several times this morning I have felt impressed to pray for Tye and the ministry God has given him. I truly believe that the Holy Spirit is giving him a “sound” that will reach this generation. The “sound” is more than his music, Tye spoke powerfully last night about the solutions that this generation must embrace to experience true spiritual revival.

His message reminded me of similar words given to me by the Holy Spirit. In my upcoming book, The Altar of His Presence, I wrote, “We often wonder why God has not done anything to change many of the issues in the world. We wonder why God hasn’t brought peace to war, overturned abortion laws, stopped the violence in our cities, or brought revival to our land. Many of us are waiting for God to take action when in fact God is waiting for us. God is waiting for His people to call upon Him. He is waiting for His followers to genuinely repent of lives that have become too busy, too focused on success, and too measured by how much money we make. He is waiting for us to humble ourselves and return to the altar of His Presence.”

We must remember that ALL the promises of God are Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus. Just as the Lord promised Jeremiah that He would answer his prayer and tell him of great and unsearchable things (see Jeremiah 29:12-13), He has declared the same to us. If we will ask, it will be given to us. If we will knock, the door will be opened. If we will seek, we will find.

The Lord wants to have a meeting with us. His will is not that we seek Him out only on Sundays or when we are having problems. He loves for us to be in His Presence. He loves to cover us with His wings. If we will draw near to Him, He has promised to honor us with His Presence, glory and power.  If we will come with a pure heart, call to Him and seek His face, He will listen to us and answer us in wonderful dimensions of goodness, grace and glory.

Pray for Tye. Pray for his ministry team. Pray that the Lord will use him to speak to and reach this generation with the gospel.

Pray for me. Pray for my new book. Pray that tens of thousands of copies will fill the earth with the message of meeting with the Lord. Pray that people all over the world will be inspired to experience intimate encounters with the glory of God…every day…and every hour.

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I love you!

Robert.