Recently, there was an event in the news that really caught America’s attention. While our national news is daily giving reports of companies downsizing, filing for chapter 11, and even shutting down, the news told of a company in Chicago, Republic Windows and Doors, that literally closed its windows and shut its doors to its 240 employees by filing bankruptcy and closing its plant. The 240 unemployed workers staged a sit-in at their former factory refusing to leave quietly. Daily, America watched these strikers as they adamantly defended their right to due compensation. The end result gave each former Republic employee eight weeks’ salary, all accrued vacation pay and two months’ paid health care, said U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who helped broker the deal. He said it works out to about $7,000 apiece.
I love this story! These former employees are my heroes. They were unwavering in their pursuit of what was owed to them. They refused to be denied.
How does this apply to ushering in a last day Holy Ghost children’s revival? Let me ask you this question. How unrelenting are you for the fulfillment of God’s promise given through the prophet Joel for this generation? How desperate are you for God’s Spirit to freely flow in your services and children?
Too often, it is so easy to have a Que será, será whatever will be, will be attitude. We need to recognize that those with an “if it happens, it happens” mentality will never see revival. Those that allow circumstances to dictate the outcome will constantly be denied a true move of God.
The purpose for Billy Burns Ministries is to connect people who have a kindred heart and passion. I contend that all across the globe there are individuals and groups who are much like the former employees mentioned above. We are like Jacob of old who after wrestling with the messenger of the Lord declared that he would not be denied. We refuse to sit back and watch what is due this generation of children go unfulfilled. We are people who are adamantly and vocally contending that this generation will not be denied a genuine move of God.
Remember, if you can be denied, you will be denied. Don’t allow pacifism to creep in. Let’s stand up and unrelentingly use our voice and actions to remind God, Satan, and anyone else who will listen that THIS generation will know and flow with the Holy Spirit. We will NOT be denied!