Is Jesus more real to us than he was with the disciples? They saw him in the flesh, we see him in and as the holy Ghost. He was with them from time to time in person, yet he is constantly with us at all time. His power and presence with us is the ultimate revelation of his person “God is with us.” Why then do folks still want him to come back in person, if he is already here in person! If his abiding presence is greater to us than his physical presence was to the apostles why should he come back? Thirdly, is not his kingdom in us and his not his city his church? Thought provokers her on Pentecostal.tv Exalting Jesus as God! NOW
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8;16-17).
I want to challenge you on who you really are, before you became pentecostal, before you became an apostolic. Who were you when God knew you in your mothers womb? Are YOU the person now he knew then. What are you becoming? I say this for I see many living way below their calling in God. Sure they are in ministry but they are living below their calling in God. Men are dying with unborn dreams, pastors are living with unborn sermons, prophets are living with unborn prophecies, sons are living with unfulfilled prophetic words that were spoken over them, because many of us do not have the mentality of an Heir. Sure we believe we have the position in Christ as Son’s but we don’t have the mentality of an Heir. If we had the mentality of an heir we would not fear building megachurches and not criticise those who had ones either. We would not put up walls when it comes to talking about prosperity if we had an heir’s mentailty!
I once heard a pastor asking his congregation to support his building fund, then he added, “now I’m not preaching prosperity, I don’t believe in that.” Then he continued to beg for money and asking for folks to give. Hmm, I thought, isn’t that a double standard? Planning for expansion and growth while denying man’s right to be prosperous. Surely he don’t want his folks to remain broke while they support his growth and expanding vision. I mean, what’s good for one is good for the other and broke people can’t help no body no matter how much we beg! SURELY IF GOD GIVES BIG DREAMS THEN WE MUST HAVE A BIG MENTALITY to match. What’s the point of believing Big yet living broke!
Oh how easy it is to say “God is BIG” yet it’s hard for us to say “He can make me rich.” Oh God is BIG but wealth (what he can give) “o that’s not for me!” Is this then reason we live and not see many miracles, be that physical or financial? congregational or personal.
I always understood that IF HE IS ABLE then I am ABLE
I read words like like now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all…. and I know that refers to God’s ability but i have to ask if I’m a son and he is God in me than why cant I take that scripture as referring to me too. I could read it this way, Now unto him that that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all... God you can do exceedingly more and yet I can do exceedingly so little, BUT you said…… Now unto him that is ABLE…and I AM ABLE
I don’t know about you but I want to go from strength to strength and faith to faith and glory to glory. Not only do I want to but I have to. I want my light to shine and life to matter. Living at my level is optional living at God’s is not. I have to enter the world like him and be a partaker of the inheritance among the saints.
If Children, then heirs; heirs of God, then Join heirs with Christ. (Romans 8;17). We are not old testament “servants” we are new Testament “Sons” Don’t you know sons have a higher place than servants, more privileges, they have a greater inheritance, a higher calling, they partake of a greater reward. Why even the servants of the Old Testament or covenant or I like to say the Old table, had a reward, and since God had pleasure in the prosperity of his servants who sat at the old table how much more does he take pleasure in the prosperity of his sons who sit at his table today. O but brother Paul I’m just a servant, that’s what Paul taught. I understand my friend yes we are serving God but we are heirs who serve God now, not servants who have neither inheritance or reward. I’m asking the Lord to take us to the table where we see what’s really ours in him. There are many of my brothers and sisters who have big dreams, they have big hearts and big plans, but live with empty pockets on barely get along street because we have not grown into heirship as much as we have grown into servant hood.
We know much on what it means to suffer but we know little on what it really means to be rich in Christ and Joint heirs with God. We have understood what it is to serve and be broke and stopped there, we have not partaken of the finer things of the kingdom because of the fear of the responsibilities and opportunities that come with being blessed.
I can do so much more with wealth that I could ever do while I’m broke. Being broke is not a kingdom benefit or a kingdom position.
PRAYER; O God deliver me from the poverty mentality and all the hardship that come with it, in Jesus name Lord I desire to help others but I need finances to do this I need wealth to do the great things you called me too. If you an own the cattle on a thousand hills and the wealth in every mine then surely it is not wrong to desire wealth so that I can be a kingdom investor a global preacher a soul winner who does more because I have more. God from today I will take my position as a son and not as a slave.
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Khan the London Mayor says “the capital has uncomfortable truth with historical links to slavery.” May I suggest that the discomfort is felt not because of a statue but because those with issues of hatred and bitterness in them fail to deal with their own historical past. I’m talking of your own personal history. You have to pull down the image you have of yourself first, the image that you are nothing, the image that you are a failure, the image that you are no good. It is a pointless endeavour to take down statutes when the real core problem lies in human heart and soul.
History cannot be obliterated and that’s the problem folks have with themselves yes themselves. Folks fail to confront their own past hence they go on a rampage to tear down the physical while themselves remain a slave in their heart to their own past.
History is a reminder not to repeat the past. and those that don’t recognise it will become victims of it. The statutes teach us about the good times and also the bad times and history cannot be eradicated. History is not our history, history is essential to our wellbeing now and teaches us how to deal with injustice and wrongdoing.
Pull Down your Image and Statue First! the one you have of your Past failures, injustice done to you, abuse you received …
When I first went to America in the 90s I was happy that there americas had so much pride in their history, I love history. The very fact that America loves a hero, fascinated me. land of the free! when folks demonstrate because they hate statues, just agues me to think that these same folks have no pride in their nations history, they cant celebrate it, yet they choose to live there? Thats hypocrisy, better for the hypocrites to leave and allow folks who love the US to enter in. I for one would exchange with you. If you dont like your freedom then emigrate to Europe or China. Then lets see if you will complain!
Heres the issue, If you want justice, deal with you own personal past first. Ask God to forgive you, and then forgive others who have hurt you. Go on your own riot, start with you, your attitude, anger and hate. START A PERSON RIOT OVER YOUR OWN ISSUES. Ask god for forgiveness and healing. This alone brings freedom from one’s past. Pull down your own statutes first!
The Snare of the fowler
FOWLER: trap-setter, hunter, one who catches birds of prey. The snare of the fowler,
The believer is a eagle, nothing should stop our flight and fight. Yet as online preachers we have surrounded ourselves with our adversaries, as we seek to go into the world’s territory there are many traps that are hidden to us online. Enticements lie all-around us, news too. We are constantly bombarded with news, fake and real. Every friend is now a reporter who gets their news from mr and mrs unknown, Preachers have become reporters NOW telling us what we already know, they have quit sharing the gospel, for that requires effort, study and time with God, its easier to catch the latest virus of fake news and fear and take on the peddling and meddling of their Fake and break narrative.
One pastor talked today of folks telling him they were “tired” “Everyone tells me the same story,” he says. “I’m tired” it used to be “I’m busy,” now they have less work and some no work yet folks are tired. Could it be that the constant bombardment of news has wearied everyone down? I watched two preachers today (sunday) preach online, they looked beaten down, I felt for them, but I see what’s happening, the cares of the world are coming on us and they are not ours to carry. It’s our job to worship, It’s God’s problems to sort out the world. The race issue cannot be solved by demonstration. Never has and never will.
I have listened to preachers this last week on facebook, most seem to be overcome with the Black and white issue. Believers in Jesus should never have a black/white vocabulary or black/white issues…. we don’t think that way. The true church has no colour issues because we who once were alienated from the kingdom of his son have been made nigh by his blood and has made us all one in him (Eph 2;13) and hence torn down the dividing wall between us (v14).. True believers stand for truth and that truth is we are one. So Christian let the world make their comments, our commentary is Christ. He alone solves the issue.
Now I’m not saying that preaching on these things is wrong, I just saying that a constant stream of the same thing is wrong when preachers just comment on the worlds situation and do not provide a godly solution ie in the form of instruction, counsel and wisdom. I have one friend who preaches against these things and he offers a solution in his sermons, he’s real with it and certainly not biased. That’s different. I’m talking about folks who have become TRAPPED, preachers who have become victims of the worlds behaviour and have so aborted preaching truth and life and now become gossipers and news commentators. The constant barrage we face on facebook from these believers yes so called believers is sickening,
For example I gently corrected a brother for constantly referring to the black white issue in favour of blacks, He went off at the tail end. He may have thought I was racist, I’m most certainly am not, just angry at how everyone jumps on the bandwagon when one man unfortunately and sadly dies because of police brutality when white men who suffer the same never ever get the same attention from these preachers. It’s wrong and evil. The only way we are ever going to conquer societies woe’s like this is to a love the brethren, all brethren and live as if there are no black and white issues between us. In Christ there are no black and white issues. if there is I doubt your conversion.
The fowler is out (trapper, bait-layer) He lays his trap all around us and the first thing he wants is your mind and your attention. then your voice and your earthly wisdom. if he can get your mind he has your pen, he has your platform he has your voice.
THE WAYS AND SNARES OF THE FOWLER
1. The spirit of the fowler snares a man first with his words.
“you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth (Prov 6;2). ENSNARED: to lure, entice, snare, lay a snare or lure, set a trap 1a) to lay snares (fig. of devices of wicked) 1a2) fowlers (participle) 1b) (Niphal) to be ensnared, be caught by a bait 1c) (Paul) to be entrapped (strong).
“When preachers become reporters and commentators of todays worlds events they become part of the fake media who offer no life or hope, rather they become victims of the very delusion they claim to preach against… Preacher, deliver yourself. clean up your act. We don’t need any more social commentators we need real Jesus preachers.#mymindmatters ” (my twitter quote)”
2.The spirit of the fowler Lures the believer into transgression
“An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,But the righteous will escape from trouble. (Prov 12;13 NASB). “By transgression an evil man is ensnared,But the righteous sings and rejoices.” (PROV 29;6 NASB). “Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.” (ECC 9;12 NASB).
3. The spirit of the Fowler wants your partnership.
The enemy of your soul is not happy till you demonstrate with him. You become active with worldly demonstrations. He desires that you should seek the arm of the flesh to solve cultural issues. He receives his enemies reward and draws favoUr from him. “Ensnared”…(Hithpael) to grasp each other… as one making an allegiance with the enemy. He promotes his haters agenda. And so receives his haters reward.” My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,” (Prov 6;1). DELIVER yourself. make no alliance with a fool lest you take on his ways.
4.The Spirit of the fowler hates correction
Spiritual death comes his way. “He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.” (Prov 5;23). He is overcome by his rage. he looses focus on that which God has called him to and so hates correction forma loyal friend.
5. The Fowler has an unclean spirit
It’s more than black v white its the work of an unclean spirit. it shows partiality to no one. It make a man mess with history in order that he can abort his destiny and so make him as much a prisoner as his ancestors. The blind fall into the trap “For evils without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, so that I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed within me.” (Psalm 40;12).
6.The Spiritual fowler LOVES ENGAGEMENT
Don’t participate in the counsel of the ungodly. Separate yourself from the way of sinners. Sinners know not the ways other Lord neither do they have the peace of the Lord. Don’t be ENTANGLED. Don’t get caught up in their ways. Don’t become a victim of whats going on. Don’t make the words problems yours.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful” (Psalm 1;1) “The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.” (Psalm 119;110).
7 GO DELIVER THYSELF
The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of chaos overwhelmed me. 5The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. 6In my distress I called upon the LORD and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.… (Psalm18;5). “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.” (Psalm 91;3 NIV).
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence! Save us O God from the fowlers snare. Keep us pure and clean from worldly contamination and let our praises be always to thee.