Sunday, July 25, 2021

Presentation Is Everything (Part 2)

In this series I am covering 3 points: 1. You are dead to sin. 2. You are alive in Christ Jesus. 3. Sin is no longer master over you. This applies, of course, to those who are born again/saved. In this session I cover points 1. and 2. My prayer is that you will be encouraged to live a powerfully victorious life, following after Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thank you! Website: www.stevehutto.com, www.harvestmissions.org

Monday, July 19, 2021

Rejoice! It's Monday!

Good Monday morning to all! It is a great day. Know why? It's the day the Lord has made, and we are to be glad and rejoice in this day. Lots of folks don't like Monday because for many, it's back to work. But since God made today for you and me to breathe His breath of life (and He doesn't make junk), we can celebrate this day!

Why not celebrate the fact that you actually woke up this morning! Or perhaps rejoice in the fact that you have a job. But above all, the gift of this day is packed with opportunities to live for Jesus. If Jesus presented you and me with no opportunities to live out loud for Him, we most likely wouldn't have awakened this morning.

Live today with expectation. Anticipate God to move in and through you. Many people will be watching you. You just may be the one He chooses to change someone's life this very day.

Never forget, Jesus can do all things. Nothing is impossible for Him! But He does it through you and me! So rejoice in the fact that we've been given another day! Celebrate the truth that nothing is impossible with God as you embrace this gift of Monday!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

What Does Heaven Sound Like?

Have you ever wondered what Heaven sounds like?  Not sure about you, but I have.  Sure, Heaven will sound wonderful because there will be no pain, no suffering, no tears, and no sin.  And definitely Heaven will be filled with voices of the redeemed, and the heavenly host of all God's created beings offering worship and praise to Him continuously.  But what will that sound like?  I think we will be surprised one day to discover that much of what Heaven sounds like...we've already heard...at least to some degree.

Recently during a very powerful time of praise and worship to God, His life-changing presence was very tangible. No one could deny that He was in the room that day...no one. We were not physically in Heaven, but certainly a measure of Heaven came to us. In the midst of it He spoke something very clearly to me. He said, "You are hearing the sound of Heaven." I began to ponder this as we all continued to worship and the presence of His Spirit became stronger. "I am hearing the sound of Heaven" I thought. "What does this mean?" Then it began to come to me!

I was reminded of the thunder. Before the storm arrives and before we even see the lightning, we hear the thunder. When we hear the thunder...we know the storm is not only approaching, but it will come. Before a train arrives, we hear the blast of the horn and the rumble of the big diesel engines. And even though we know the train is approaching, it is even more certain to us that the train will arrive. Why?  Because we're hearing the sounds of the train.  

The sounds I just described establish the genuineness of the sources producing the sounds. In other words, we know the storm is real because we hear the thunder. And we know the train is real because we hear the horn and the rumble of the engines. There could be no denying the genuineness of Heaven in our gathering recently.  Why? Because the room was filled with the sound of Heaven!  I heard it! I helped to make the sounds! (Excuse me while I ride out a few chill bumps!) What were the sounds of Heaven? The voices of people glorifying God with an intensity that was growing. You could say there is something "heavenly" about the sound of people audibly worshiping God. Of course you can! Those are genuine sounds of heaven! The book of Revelation tells us that even now, the heavenly host surround His glorious throne night and day and give praise, worship, glory, honor, and power to the Lamb who sits on the throne. When they do, the 24 elders cast their crowns of authority at His feet and fall on their faces before Him. Obviously this is heavenly worship and I'm sure sounds incredible! But very recently I too heard the sound of heaven, because we too were casting our crowns of pride and our own personal authority before Him, falling on our faces as we offered to Him that same adoration.

God said to me, "It is the sound of heaven that draws the lost souls to Me.  As the worship goes up, My glory comes down, and the reality of Heaven is revealed to the world." I can't wait to gather again with God's people to make and hear the sounds of heaven!