by Kevin Campbell
In the last couple of weeks we have seen people changed by the Grace of God. The reports of others is that those people went wild when they got changed. It’s amazing what happened. One guy I talked to who got saved a few weeks back. It’s amazing the cycle of what happened. He went into the weight room. Now, we are talking about a fellow that was on fire for the devil to start with. He was on fire for the wrong thing. He was partying. He was getting all decorated up with tattoos etc. like most of the young people now days. If you were to meet him you would have said, “This is somebody I don’t want to be around”. Grace came on this individual with nobody telling him about Jesus.
Did you hear that? Nobody told him about Jesus. He just felt in himself all of a sudden. What causes that? Remember I taught you about Grace. You can’t tell Grace where it can’t go. Grace tells you where to go. It just goes. It comes on who it wants to. You can’t stop it. It can come on your worst enemy, the most ungodly individual, like Saul was. Grace just comes on them and completely changes their world. There is nothing you can do about it. That’s the last person you wanted saved.
Anyway, he got saved. He gave his heart to the Lord. Now something inside of him is different. He went to the same weight room he had gone to just a couple days before. In comes walking this guy. Just a few weeks before this he had fought with this guy several times. He had been in several fist-fights with this guy. They are both big strapping boys. Young guys about college age. All they do is lift cars for a living. They have big arms. That’s the problem: all muscle and no brain.
This guy walks in that he had been enemies with. In his words, “this stuff like fire was in me. I just started melting. The more I looked at that guy the more I started melting. This stuff in me started twirling me. Before I knew it I was standing right in front of this guy that I had just had a fistfight with a couple weeks ago. He was just looking at me like “what do you want? Are you wanting to fight again or what?”. I said, “Man, I’m sorry, I’m sorry for the way I treated you. I shouldn’t have done what I did.”
The guy said, “What? What happened to you?” He said, “Well, I’ve got Jesus in here now. I feel like I need to apologize to you.” The guy said, “That’s interesting. I just got saved too. When did you get saved?” They got saved the same day. Grace came on them both and they both got saved the same day. He said, “I stopped drinking.” The guy said, “I stopped drinking too. When did you stop drinking?” It was the same day. He said, “I stopped cussing”. He said, “What day was that?” Same day. Grace, the Holy Ghost can do whatever He wants, whenever He wants, to whoever He wants.
While you are sleeping the Holy Ghost is working to save people’s lives. Do you know why you are here today? It is because the Holy Ghost brought you here. You had a divine appointment to be here. I welcome you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Excerpt from Kevin Campbell’s sermon
Truth, Life and Life Mission. December 2012