Jesus Christ appeared to Dr. Kenneth E Hagin prior to Campmeeting 1988 and told him some things and showed him things about the upcoming meeting. He showed Dad Hagin what would happen and how it would happen and told him what He wanted him to preach on. One of the things Jesus said to Dad Hagin was this: “I bless all of my people as far as I can. But the reason there is not the move of God and the depth of the flow of the Spirit and fullness of the manifestation of the Holy Ghost today is because men do not take time to hear from me.” This is what Jesus said. “And they do not take time to follow my plan set forth in the scriptures. The more closely you follow my plan, the more my power will be in demonstration and in manifestation. Many times the reason people fail and the reason ministries fail is because they have the wrong plan, purpose, and motive.”
Whatever you are doing for God, ask yourself if this is God’s plan. What did He say is the number one reason why the Holy Ghost does not manifest itself more and we don’t have the fullness of the manifestation? “Because men do not take time to hear from me and they do not take time to follow my plan set forth in the scriptures. The more closely you follow my plan, the more my power will be in demonstration and in manifestation.”
Now there’s no condemnation here to anybody. I’m not talking condemnation. I’m talking victory and freedom because it belongs to you, and it belongs to me. After this vision, Dad Hagin said he spent extra time praying and stirring himself up. He stirred himself up, not someone else, not God. He did it. He spent extra time praying, stirring himself up, seeking God and fasting. There is something about the Lord, there are just some things He won’t tell you unless you ask Him because He’s a perfect gentleman. No, He won’t intrude upon you and interrupt you. The Holy Spirit won’t do that either.
What do you want to know? Take time to find out God’s plan. I’m talking about plans, God’s plans. We often do things because we think that’s the way it ought to be done. But take the time to find out what God wants done. In other words, take time to find out God’s plan for you. Get down on your knees and find out for yourself what God’s plans are for you, because God will only put His approval and His blessings on His plans. God’s plan works so much better. If you’ll get a hold of God’s plan for your life or for your church, it will work and it will produce results. But if you try to build your house yourself, you will labor and labor. You may finally get it all built, and it may look good, but it will all be in vain because the Lord wasn’t in any of it.