Archive for July, 2011

Jul 22 2011

In the early days, the Lord began to talk to me about waiting on Him….When we first came to California, we had a little house with a big fenced-off yard, a garden, and a chicken house. We cleaned the chicken manure out of the little chicken house, put a window in it, and made it a little place for me to just go out and wait on the Lord. I fasted and prayed there, sometimes taking nothing but water for days or weeks at a time, seeking the Lord and waiting on the Lord. It’s where this ministry was really born, in the old chicken house. I’ve never talked to you much about it, but that was important.

  • John Robert Stevens, "Our Spirits" 1982
    John Robert Stevens, "Our Spirits" 1982
    Excerpt from the This Week "Our Spirits" by John Robert Stevens, Copyright © 1982 by The Living Word, a California non profit Corporation. Used by permission.

 

Jul 11 2011

Although I was not born until about twelve years after the Azusa Street moving of the Holy Spirit in Los Angeles, I did have the privilege of attending church with some of the families who laid the foundation where that breakthrough came. In an old livery stable where mules and delivery wagons were once kept before the days of combustion engines, these people were so met by God that they never lost what they had gained from Him. Other people later came into that moving of the Spirit and described it as “back at Azusa Street this happened.” But those first families did more than talk about it; they walked in their Azusa Street experience. As a boy I listened to them. Some of them were old by that time, but they still had a glow because they had been obedient.*

  • John Robert Stevens, "What Does He Want?" 1978
    John Robert Stevens, "What Does He Want?" 1978
    Excerpt from the This Week "What Does He Want?" by John Robert Stevens, Copyright © 1978 by John Robert Stevens & The Living Word, a California non profit Corporation. Used by permission.