At “The Send” Jordan felt like the standard was being raised for every one in the Body of Christ. There was an emboldening of the Spirit coming on people and he felt deeply challenged: “What am I doing? I can burn hotter! I can turn up my gage. I need to stop asking the Lord to make me burn hotter when it’s my job to turn up my fire. And I did. I just cranked it up!”
Jordan remembered being a young, zealous kid who “didn’t care and had no fear of man”. Now, as a pastor, a husband and a father, he felt things had changed. Wearing all these hats, leading a team, having to pull back and watch over the flock, had in some way dampen his initial passion: “It is like I’ve had this tendency to allow my responsibilities to supersede my fire”.
He decided he was not going to do that anymore.
“What is the Lord doing for the nations of the world? He is baptizing and commissioning the Body of Christ to go get his kids. He is pouring out His power and boldness, but with power comes a greater call to holiness. God is stripping back the things that don’t belong, even if they’re good. I realised that in my own life I am doing things for God without God and I don’t want to do that anymore. I have dampen my flame because I have let the weight of responsibility rest on my shoulders too much.”
Sunday night, Jordan and his team were invited to a meeting organized by Michael Koulianos’ Ministry. There were thousands of people there and around 600 people still outside the building, waiting to go in. Many people started leaving, because they couldn’t fit anyone else in the building, but there were still around 400 people outside when Jordan was moved with great compassion: “God feeds the hungry and we can’t turn these people away”. So he and his team came up with a plan.
They got a pick up truck, parked it by the lawn where people were gathered waiting and started preaching and leading worship from the top of the pick up truck, as if they were having their own revival group service right there.
During the worship time, people were so hungry for God’s presence that many others who were walking across nearby streets were stopping and asking “what was happening?”. Their questions were answered with the preaching of the Gospel. There were many who listened and received Jesus.
“One of the greatest privileges of my life was to take this girl, who had just received Jesus, through a packed auditorium, all the way to the front, to be prayed for by fiery revivalists. Eyes full of tears, face shining with joy, her hands raised while she was being touched by God. It marked me for life. Evangelism is easy. It’s not a hard sales pitch. People were just walking across the streets and saw a group of passionate ones and were drawn in without anybody shouting at them or inviting them to come. There is something in the heart of humanity that is longing for the presence of God”, says Jordan passionately.
There were salvations, healings and deliverances. All happening outside the church walls, Sunday night after “The Send”. There is a greater measure of the outpouring of the Spirit happening throughout our nation.
Jordan’s prayer over you:
I pray for radical encounters with the Father’s embrace. That He meets you and fills the room with His presence, fills the room with heaven. I pray for a fresh touch of fire. I pray for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit grab them, embolden them, baptize them in love and in power and begin to fan the flame of love in their hearts.
Holy Spirit, increase upon them and increase through them. God raise the standard in their life, put the torch of the Gospel in their hands and break off the fear of men. Give them the ability to take off the hats of responsibility, and the ability to break the idol of their own dignity. Anything they go to before they go to you, may they break that idol and may you become the One they desire. That your face, your gaze, your presence becomes the one thing they are after. Wash them with the blood of Jesus. May the oil of heaven come and drench them from the top of their head to the soles of their feet. Give them more than what they are asking for. Overwhelm them with your presence, your peace, your love, your goodness, your glory.