The Power of
God CAN be Trusted
Wade E Taylor
He stands behind our wall – This wall is all the things
that hinder, our involvements in temporal things. When we
seek the lord, there is an enemy that will come and tell us
all the reasons why we can’t. If I were to say to you,
today, the Lord is going to move powerfully in your life,
you would probably tell me six or seven reasons why He couldn’t.
We all have our reasons. We know that there are things that
we are involved in that are hindrances.
The wall is the conditions, the barriers, the hindrances;
it can be doctrinal, or things that we were taught.
Back in 1953, while attending a full Gospel church, I began
praying and seeking the baptism in the Holy Spirit. A denominational
minister told me about these Pentecostal people: they never
took a bath, they rolled on the floors, they all lived on
the other side of the tracks, and they swung on the chandeliers.
He really went overboard to try to scare/keep me from receiving
the baptism. He told me that all these horrible things would
I am seeking the baptism and I am praying for the baptism,
and all at once – up comes this wall – all the
things I had been told – the terrible things that would
happen. The power of God would start to move and there is
a sense of loosing control.
When the presence of God touches you when you are prayed
some go down. Why do people go down when they are touched?
There is a reason why you go down. Before the astronauts
go up into space, they put them in a tank to practice weightlessness,
so they know how to function. We are seated with Christ in
heavenly places, far above. Far above what? Far above gravity.
So we are influenced by gravity.
We are able to walk and stand. Walking is actually a process
of falling down.–
When you take a step, you are standing here. You lean and
you start to fall down, so when You do, You put your foot
out and you catch yourself. Then you bring your other foot
up, then you start to fall down, and you put your foot out
and catch yourself – that is walking! You walk by falling
down, you lean and then you catch yourself and then you go.
When the power comes, you sense you are loosing control,
and when the presence of God comes, if we are seated in heavenly
places, and a heavenly environment comes on, in that heavenly
environment, you are lifted above what? Gravity. So if you
are lifted above gravity, what happens? You begin to float!
I once asked my daughter, Nancy, my daughter, if she ever
prayed for anyone and they fell down? She said, “No.”
I picked a person that I knew went down real easy and I said
Nancy, “Pray.” She started to pray and the next
thing I know, she is going over backwards. She is at the close
to the area where there was all kinds of equipment and stuff
and over she goes, right in it.
I wasn’t expecting that. That was not what was supposed
to happen. Later, she asked, “Who caught me?”
I said, “No one. No one caught you.” She said,
“No, someone caught me. I felt a hand. Someone caught
me.” There was no one there, but there was, there was
an angel. She felt a hand, and in the spirit, you don’t
It is being lifted above. We are being released. The problem
is this when I begin to loose control, something within the
soul, the “I,” doesn’t like that. There
is something within us that wants to be in control, so when
I am praying for people some go down and some, when the power
of God begins to move on them, rather than yield to it, they
take a step forward. When they take that step forward the
I pray a polite prayer and say thank You. They take a step.
They re-establish their balance, which means the “I”
comes back into the control. The desire of the Lord is to
take us beyond self-control into the Spirit where we trust
Nancy experienced that trust. When she realized what happened,
she knew from that day on, that she could yield and that there
was a higher power in control and that she could trust that.
In yielding to the spirit, I have noticed this happen. Ten
people line up – seven go down – the next one
you pray for I still standing. The one left standing there
says, “What is wrong with me?” Well, answer is,
there is absolutely nothing wrong. The person still standing
may have gotten more.
Sometimes there is such a yielding and receptivity, that we
can receive and the Lord is doing something different within
our lives and meeting our need uniquely with a different type
of anointing or moving.
He stands behind a wall –We need to come to the place
where we can trust the supernatural, the power of God. I have
seen powerful manifestations of the power of God and things
happen that have actually scared me out of my wits. But, I
can honestly say, in looking back, and without exception,
it came out right. It was scary at the time, because the Lord
is dealing with the human element. but it would come out right
and that person would have a clear testimony that they had
met the Lord beyond anything that had happened previously.
Israel said to Moses, “We don’t want to shake,
we don’t want to tremble, we don’t want this.”
The Lord said, “Okay, I will give you what you want.”
An outer court, where the people could gather, a holy place,
where the priest came once a day and then a holy of holies,
a ten by ten cubical where the Lord moved into and where the
high priest would enter once a year in behalf of the nation.”
Well, the Lord wants to come out – because His original
intention was not a holy of holies – a ten by ten cubical
where He would abide, but in the original, He said I will
come down in the sight of all the people. That was His desire
then and it is still His desire today.
People are hungry for the power of God, not just the letter
of the Word, but the spirit of the Word that flows out of
the presence of God. The world is seeking that too, but they
are seeking it all in wrong ways. They are seeking manifestations
and empowering, all that without paying a price, which is
the occult world. They don’t want to pay the price of
a separated life so they are seeking to come into it in some
I would start to pray and the power of God would start to
move on me and I would freeze and I would catch myself and
freeze, because I have been told see there was a wall. I had
been told all these terrible things and I would freeze and
then it would be gone. Now once I realize it is gone, I would
say, well that is really what I really want. So I would start
over again. I began to wait and it would start to build and
it would get strong then I would panic, because all these
things would come up. And I would freeze, well this went on
for a month and every time and I would go back to that church.
And I would begin to pray and the power of God would start
to move and I would feel it and then, I would remember and
I was afraid I would loose control and all these things would
begin to happen and I would freeze and finally the Lord gave
me a verse.
If we ask for (Matthew 6 or 7) bread, He will not give us
a stone. If we ask for fish, He will not give us a serpent.
And I started to repeat that. Lord, I am asking for bread
and I am told that You will give me a stone, but You said,
in Your word, that You will not do that. Lord I am asking
for the moving of Your spirit, Your presence, I am asking
for fish, the reality and I am told that I will get a scorpion,
that I will get devoured, but You said in Your word, that
I would not, so Lord, I am going to believe You. Well, after
I said that about a hundred times, I started to believe it.
And I came through to a powerful baptism in the Holy Spirit.
But I had to get through that, that wall that had been built
– that barrier and we all have them in some measure
and we are living now at this present time – no other
generation has had the opportunity, but through all the things
that have been going on there has been these little doubts
and fears and we have heard horror stories – most of
which is a valid explanation – because the power of
God can be trusted.