There is a gospel preached today that does not convict.
The scriptures are meant to bring us into conviction
There will be something that is preached that should ring a bell somewhere. If it does not then it is a popular gospel. We all need a nudge from the Holy Spirit about something in our lives that needs to go.
A popular gospel will not do that. It is just nice to listen to and nothing within us will be brought to our mind. Do not get me wrong, a strong gospel should stir our hearts. also it will put us on the right path with God.
There needs to be Holy Ghost fire in a message. Enough to want us to hear more and get on our knees before God. And want to repent what we are convicted of.
“After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31
This is what happened after a prayer like this.
Acts 4.29. And now Lord behold their threatening and grant unto your servants. That with all boldness they may speak your word.
30. By stretching forth your hands to heal: and that signs and wonders may be done. By the name of your Holy child Jesus.
That was a simple enough prayer. It is often the honest and short prayer that touches the heart of God. They asked in faith believing that the answer would come. Can we envisage that happening to ourselves.
Well my God is no respecter of persons. Faith in increased by hearing and reading the word of God. As we go deeper into the word of God and believe what it says. The buildings will shake and fire will come down from heaven.
Not only buildings, ourselves as well. That will be the spirit of God at work. Jesus promised it and none of his promises have been broken.