On Mother’s Day in 1980, John Wimber, former National Director of the Vineyard Movement, had invited a young preacher named Lonnie Frisbee to minister at his church in California. Frisbee read Isaiah 60:1-3 to the congregation.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
And nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Frisbee then asked all those who were younger than twenty-five to come forward for ministry time. It was during this ministry time that he prayed a simple prayer, “Holy Spirit, Come.” What followed afterward would be the birth of a movement through the ministry of John Wimber which continues to grow in influence to this very day. Wimber popularized the phrase “Come, Holy Spirit,” a simple, intentional invitation for the Holy Spirit to move in power among a willing and open people.
Come, Holy Spirit Ministries continues to press forward with an emphasis on the intentionality of being a Spirit-filled people. This intentionality is seizing every opportunity and avenue to teach, preach, demonstrate, and reproduce both individuals and ministries driven by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Before you explore this site any further my simple request is that you take a moment and with an open and intentional posture simply pray these words, “Come, Holy Spirit!”
John Manning, MDiv