What an amazing month the Tug Valley has experienced. God has shown one of the many facets
of His character in astonishing proportions. One attribute is Grace. This Awakening literally has
reached Biblical magnitude. Over three thousand souls saved in this area is equal to the number
of souls that came forth in the Bible in the book of Acts Chapter three during Peter’s sermon at
Pentecost. As we read on to Acts Chapter four we read that five thousand men came to Christ.
Yes, as the old songs says “His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.” It goes on to
say “I sing because I am happy, I sing because i am free”. Isn’t it great to feel hope growing and
singing because you are happy? For surely if His eye is on the sparrow He is watching me.
I want to state that God not only brought an Awakening to this area for salvation. It certainly is
the greatest gift bar none that God provided to man through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
God has also filled this area with hope again. How long has it been for the Tug Valley that
excitement was nearly palpable. We have suffered so much loss and so very little things are left
to find hope in. Until God came to town. Awakenings like the one we are experiencing are
almost always follow by economic and social awakenings as well. When God sends the Holy
Spirit to to perform specific actions and miracles then you can believe He will accomplish what
He was sent to do. The Bible teaches in John 16:1314 “ Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is
come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall
hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall
receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”
I cannot fully explain God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in this article. They
are the Holy Trinity, The Triune God. But John 16:1314 displays the work of the Holy Spirit in
an elementary way: He is Humble. He speaks of matters that He hears in Heaven. However, He
does not exalt Himself. Christ states plainly that the Holy Ghost would glorify Him (Christ). So
as we examine the Awakening we must be careful to remember that the Holy Spirit is not
looking to be exalted. He is there to accomplish what God the Father has asked Him to which
should result in praise to Christ. One of the greatest quotes I have ever read regarding the Holy
Spirit was actually the name of a book about the Holy Spirit, The title was “Gifted to Serve”.
We sometimes pray for the Holy Spirit to work in us like a lion when sometimes He wants to
work in you like lamb. In corporate worship we must be careful to say and do things that edify
the body of Christ and understand 1 Corinthians 14 is as much God’s Word as John 3:16.
Without the order of 1 Corinthians 1214 doors are opened for confusion. God is not the author
He is certainly the author of the Awakening though. Most of the readers know I was raised in
the Church of God served as an Ordained Bishop. I saw an article running on Facebook (not
COG) stating “Pentecostals leading the way in West Virginia”, I am being kind with this
statement. I know this story was written in innocence. However, statements like above are what
drives divisions in the body. The Holy Spirit, who speaks of what He hears and speaks to
Glorify Christ was probably not to happy with that headline. It brought glory to Him and He
isn’t seeking it. Maybe the better headline is “Christians leading the way in Revival”, See that is
not divisive. The name of Jesus is always in order. Also, why can’t we all just be Christians??
Let us save our titles for the gatherings in the walls we belong to. It is my prayer that this article
has lifted your Spirits, informed you and explained some of the actions that can do to keep this
Awakening Spreading like wildfire!! Be Blessed!