POSTED | Rev. Gordon Williams
Bring the Little Children. Matthew 19:13-15
A woman brought her seven year old son and nine year old daughter for prayer. When I asked the children what they wanted prayer for, they were shy about answering. Their mother intervened, “They would like to be Baptized with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues."
I looked down at them to confirm: “Is that what you both would like?” Both heads bobbed up and down in agreement. The children prayed along with me while we asked Jesus to forgive them for any bad things (sin) they had done. Then I prayed with them to receive the Holy Spirit, and they both began to speak in tongues with ease as the Holy Spirit enabled them.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" (Matt. 19:14) He went on to further say, "Truly I tell you, if anyone does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child, he will never enter it" (Luke 18:17).
We all need to go to Jesus like little children. Regardless of who we are, "Jesus died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them." (2 Cor. 5:15).
Yours in Jesus,
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