Gen.28:16,17 – Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”
Victory Fellowship is a very special place. Now, I may be a little biased (I am the Pastor) but I have never seen another place like it. Of course there are plenty of good churches in New Orleans but none are quite the same as Victory. Did I say New Orleans? Only the Lord would place a church like Victory in NOLA. What a contrast between the darkness of the world and the outpoured glory in this place. We have experienced the distinct, unusual manifest presence in this house since August of 1994. We are still contending for Revival. Here are some thoughts on places and times of visitation from Adam Clarke.
“The Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. That is, God has made this place his peculiar residence; it is a place in which he meets with and reveals himself to his followers. Jacob might have supposed that this place had been consecrated to God. And it has already been supposed that, his mind having been brought into a humble frame, he was prepared to hold communion with his Maker. How dreadful is this place!. The appearance of the ladder, the angels, and the Divine glory at the top of the ladder, must have left deep, solemn, and even awful impressions on the mind of Jacob; and hence the exclamation in the text, How dreadful is this place!”
This next week we will be hosting my friend Rodney Howard Browne for a week of Holy Ghost meetings, I feel like we are standing on the edge of history. It was after I attended his services in Rockwall, Texas in August 1994 that the outpouring of the Spirit happened at Victory Fellowship. At first, many other pastors and churches attended the meetings. As time passed by, many returned to their ‘same old same old’. Apparently the price of contending for revival was just too much for most. That brings us back to this next week and the growing anticipation. Another generation of Christians has emerged since 1994 in our church, many of whom have were too young to experience that last wave of the Spirit. The good news, the Lord is faithful to visit every generation and the season seems right to touch this one right now. I’m just glad that I am able to jump in for myself and watch as another generation is surprised by joy.