- Looking For a Spirit Led Evangelist
This question, “we are looking for a spirit filled evangelist” came up thru my search statistics this morning. To even ask this question in a public forum shows a total lack of understanding.
- Jehovah Jireh
The only right way to find a spirit filled evangelist is to ask it of your Heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, [who provides all things].
- Who is the boss?
Who is running your life [or your fellowship] – you or God? If it is you, you certainly aren’t ready for a spirit filled evangelist – such a preacher would expect to find a readiness to learn and submit and to accept God’s will. If it is God, then what on earth are you poking your nose in for? Don’t you trust Him?
- Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, and all these things will be added unto you.
This is the best piece of advice [Matt 6: 25-33] in the whole Bible. It comes in the passage styled “Do not Worry”, and is part of God’s advice about provision – you know, the bit about; “don’t worry about what to eat or drink or put on [or where to find evangelists], your heavenly Father knows you need these things; but seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, and all these things will be added unto you.”
- Spirit Filled = Spirit Led!
If you asked the question above, you have implied that you are [or you want to be] “Spirit Led”. This is what Spirit led people do, and this is how Spirit led people are made, they are constantly attending to His will – and if you are doing that then your needs will all be met anyway! Everytime YOU try to make plans and actively seek for things yourself you are effectively shutting God out. You and God can’t both be “deciding what’s next”! That was the whole point of your baptism, remember; that you surrendered your life to God?
- Answers to Prayer
You can surely share your longing for a spirit filled evangelist with God in prayer, but it is not part of your brief to go out and look for one. Whether it would be good for your fellowship right now to have a spirit led and fired up evangelist is not for you to decide! Your fellowship may not be mature enough yet, and to import such a polarising and positive speaker might actually empty your pews!
- Pray About It!
So the question inherent in we are looking for a spirit filled evangelist can only be answered by that great old standby; “take it to the Lord in prayer!”