The Whisper of God's Voice

I'm not special; I've just been ruined on religion. Once God "got ahold" of me, I discovered that I am interested in only one thing: I want to see the heavens break over a city. I have a strong conviction that they won't break open because of me or you; they will break open in spite of us. The best thing we can do is to discard our programs, shred our syllabi, slide off our pews, and fall on our knees.

A preacher asked me one time, "Tommy, do you really mean that?"

I said, "You don't know how much I mean that."

"You mean that if you had your way," he continued, "you would really want to turn every service into a prayer meeting?"

I said, "Oh, yes, because I have a whole lot more to say to Him than I do to anybody else." I say that because I have never yet seen, heard, or read about any preaching meeting that triggered a major outbreak of God. Preaching may have occurred in the process, but the fire broke out first at prayer meetings. It happened that way on the day of pentecost in the book of Acts, in the Great Awakenings, on Azusa Street, in Great Britain's New Hebrides Islands, and in South America.,'

That is why I often tell people in our meetings, "If at some point the whisper of God's voice to your heart gets louder than my amplified voice up front, then just tune me out. Find a place where you can go after it with Him. If this whole auditorium turns into a prayer meeting, then it is possible that your entire city may be transformed into an altar." I confess to you that this is the very thing I'm after. How about you?

Excerpt from The God Catchers, p. 52,53 Author, Tommy Tenney PO Box 3355 Pineville, LA 71360 318-442-4273

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