Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The surrendered life...given through the example of Brother Hubert Lindsey

No man would know more about the surrendered life than Brother Lindsey who was totally given to Christ in both word and deed. Hubert declared often, “God can use a sanctified man”. Hubert’s reasoning was the surrendered life of a believer was totally yielded to the Spirit of God. Hubert’s life of surrender was a man totally controlled by Christ. His selfishness from Adamic life was gone. His body and his actions in the physical were controlled by the Spirit of Christ. Before sanctification the old Hubert wanted to hang on to the things of the world. After sanctification the new Hubert let go. Hubert’s life of surrender proved there was no more conflict with the Old Hubert. Hubert always preached the Old Hubert was dead. He insisted the old life of Hubert Lindsey was buried. Hubert’s renewed life was a living sacrifice to Christ that brought forth fruit from the Holy Spirit and not from the flesh. Entire Sanctification allowed Brother Lindsey to stay unattached to the things of the world. Hubert’s personal plans, his personal interests, his personal habits, his personal ambitions, his personal family ties, and his appetite for the material things of the world…were gone. The surrendered life of Hubert Lindsey proved he was renewed by Spirit after he was entirely sanctified!

• Rom 12:1-2…I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

In 2003 at Brother Lindsey’s memorial service in Newark Ohio, a certain testimony touched this writer. Christ was in it! There was young man that gave testimony on Hubert Lindsey’s behalf. He testified that in 1987 Hubert had been traveling, preaching, and promoting the Kingdom Series books. Hubert had stopped to preach in Florence, Ky. He was accommodated by the Dennigan family where he was given an invitation to preach at an Assembly of God Church in Florence, Ky. The pastor’s son’s name was Mike Dennigan Jr. He was very young at that time. The pastor who invited Hubert to stay in his home was Mike Dennigan Sr. During Hubert’s stay with the Dennigan’s, all young Mike Dennigan could do was talk about was a new bicycle. Hubert preached that weekend but when he was departing he made a point to give young Mike Dennigan a new bicycle. The bicycle and Hubert’s deed of giving stuck with young Mike Dennigan’s heart all those years. Mike’s testimony at the Memorial service for Brother Lindsey touched this writer. Hubert was a very kind individual but from a monetary standpoint had very little to give… but he gave! That godly gesture was a witness for Christ to young Mike Dennigan’s heart for life!

Mike’s testimony about Brother Lindsey was a witness for Christ that stuck with this writer’s heart! Hubert’s kindness and compassion for the boy was fruit from the Holy Spirit’s witness. The surrendered life of Hubert Lindsey allowed Christ to manifest through Hubert’s action which continued on through young Mike Dennigan’s testimony. The affects from those works continue on the pages of this biography.

• Rev 14:13…Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

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