We are praying for revival and believe it is coming!!
Monday, August 27, 2007
Dear Dr. Rodney Howard Browne,
Thank you for your faithful service to the Lord and for allowing the
Holy Spirit to flow through your meetings unhindered. During the Friday
night service in Ocala, you spoke out about pastors who were afraid to
launch out and let the Holy Spirit flow in their church services. The
exact words you used to describe the intimidation these pastors were
facing was what was being said to me by other leaders. "Three songs, a
quick message, let the service end in one hour. "
I had recently been asked to take over a small church in Salt Springs
at a resort. What you described was the type of service the people were
used to. I was beginning to think I had better submit to this directive
until I heard you say those exact words and then declare, "It's dead, a
dead church. Let it die." I knew God was convicting me for considering
letting others dictate what He did at church.
After repenting that Sunday I declared to the entire church that the
church was given to me and I had given it to Jesus. I explained that He
was welcome to move whatever way He wants. I taught on what happened
when Jesus went to church and showed them that it got pretty messy and
very loud. The church response was enthusiastic and the Holy Spirit
began moving immediately through words of knowledge. Since then there
has been a steady growth and a deep hunger for His presence. We are
praying for revival and believe it is coming!!
Again, thank you for your strong stand and bold words. They set me
free. You are in my prayers. I watch your service on TV faithfully and
am touched each and every time.
Salt Springs, Florida