Having an Encounter with God

Your life will never be the same!

  • Each person, regardless of the past, needs an encounter with God
  • One touch from Jesus changes everything
  • Kingdom of God is in power

When you encounter the Lord, it will have an impact on every area of your life!

“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.” ‭Acts‬ ‭9:1-9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  • Before Paul’s encounter with Jesus, he was an enemy of the church
  • After his encounter with Jesus, Paul was a powerful instrument in God’s Kingdom

Religion opposes this encounter making it empty structures without life.

“But Jesus replied to them, You are wrong because you know neither the Scriptures nor God’s power.” Matthew 22:29 AMPC

  • Religion will leave you dying, suffering, and bleeding on the side of the road (Luke 10:30-35)
  • Religion will cause you to behave as Paul did before he encountered Jesus, in rage.
  • When you have an encounter with Jesus: things change radically!

“I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”2 Corinthians 12:2-4 KJV

  • When the Lord touches your life, you’ll be caught up in the heavenly life away from the natural and earthly life.
  • .. and as a result, Your life will never be the same
  • When Job had an encounter with God, he admitted that he had spoken about things he knew nothing about (Job 42:3, 5)

“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” 1 John 5:12 KJV

The ingredient to have an encounter with the Lord is hunger.

  • When you have Jesus; you will have LIFE, LOVE, PEACE, ABUNDANCE, JOY, POWER. 

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6 KJV

“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” John 7:37 KJV

Let your prayer be:

“Lord, I want an encounter with you. I’m hungry for you. I’m thirsty for you.”