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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

THE POWER OF JESUS IS PRESENT TO HEAL

Take time to reflect upon Luke 5:17-26 -The story of the healing of the paralytic. In verse 17b it is recorded as ...'the power of the Lord is present to heal......'I believe in our society that is a message that needs promotion . Jesus 'power is present to heal , there is so much brokenness & wounded spirits  that need to experience the healing touch of Jesus .The sad issue in the Luke account was that the 4 stretcher bearers could not get their paralysed friend to Jesus , basically because the Pharisees and religious leaders were blocking the doorway . Thank the Lord that they were determined to get their friend to Jesus and were not put off in any way . There are many people who are paralysed in body , mind and spirit , do you know some of them .             God is calling His people to be stretcher bearers for the Kingdom of God .   Please hear clearly and obey boldly when God's Spirit brings people's names and faces to you as you pray . Take time to reflect again upon this reading and ask Jesus how to bring these people to His feet .Praying for you as you obey .






Sunday, March 16, 2014

WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLES ARE YOU PERSONALLY MAKING &WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLES IS YOUR CHURCH MAKING ? ... think about it

I often ask myself this question ( amongst many others). Every individual Christian and Christian community embodies a gospel ,the question is .. is it The Gospel that Jesus preached , lived & died for ?
When Jesus called / calls us to in Matthew 28:18-20 , highlighting verse 19 "Go therefore & make Disciples of all nations , baptizing them in the name of the Father & of the Son & of the Holy Spirit ,v.20 teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you ... "
He was commanding us to make in His name for His glory full Gospel disciples according to the true Lord Jesus.  
For Jesus, the Gospels reveal His definition of Discipleship : a person marked by Holiness , someone who is captivated by the Kingdom of God and passionate about seeing God's Kingdom
come to earth . Relentless love is a non-negotiable mark of all  authentic Disciples of Jesus Christ , radical , palpable passion for God ,  prayer , & integrity flow forth out of Disciples of Jesus .
Justice , mercy , compassion , lost for the unloved , rejected , and marginalised are conspicuous  by the very presence are a daily awareness that is ALWAYS producing fruit of obedience .
A servant's attitude is authentically present even when the said Disciple is often unexpected .

Transparent Disciples of Jesus die to themselves daily , hourly ( if required) and  give Jesus the throne of their lives .

So how goes your journey of Discipleship ??? Let Jesus show you His glory as you live for Him .
Praying

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

HOW TO ACTIVATE & BE CAPTIVATED BY GOD'S WORD

Want to claim the power of the Living Word JESUS and  the written Word ?Here is how this can be your testimony :
.Come with a pure heart , willing to submit and be cleansed by Jesus.
.Repent & renounce any sin that you are aware of in your life , relationships ,
behaviours , attitudes .
.Deal with idolatry, immorality, broken covenants, besetting sins through the cleansing BLOOD of Jesus.
.Hear clearly the promises of God & obey boldly .
.Passionately pursue God , His Holiness , His Holy Spirits' presence and power .
.Invite Jesus wholeheartedly to consume you with His Fire , Purity, Word ,Grace , Truth and Love
.Pray ... Pray ... The Word ....
.Believe  and claim the promises of God in any & every circumstance of life .
.Bring every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ...
. Allow The Holy Spirit to teach you the truth of God's Word

Hebrews 4 :12 ''For the Word that God speaks is alive & full of power - making it active , operative, energising and effective ; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life ( soul)and ( the immortal ) spirit, and of joints and marrow ( that is , of the deepest parts of our nature) exposing and sifting and analysing  and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart."      Amplified version
Praying

Sunday, August 25, 2013

RADICAL OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S WILL OR RADICAL REBELLION ?

I have been ministering recently with people who have either radically rejected God's will for their lives OR radically been obedient to the call of God .

There are consequences to both choices :
Radical Rebellion brings so much heartache not only for the person , but for those around them , marriages breakdown ,hurt comes , disappointment after disappointment occurs in their lives . Deception abounds and worst of all there is zero peace in their lives . For a New Testament example read Galatians 3:1-4 read it , allow  Jesus to speak to you through it . There is a very big price tag to not obeying the voice of the Lord.Also James 1:22.

Alternatively for those who relentlessly choose to listen to God's voice and out of  a heart of love for Him .... obey , life is completely different .
O ld Testament Joseph is a prime example of relentless obedience to God's perfect will in his life , and even though the enemy of our souls served up some fairly challenging "life circumstances" , Joseph scaled the wall of hardship and clung onto the promises of GOD .
Read Genesis 50:20 - Adversity even in obedience can bring great glory to JESUS .
So today which will you choose RADICAL OBEDIENCE from a heart of love OR RADICAL REBELLION ??
I am praying you will choose to  love JESUS with all your heart , all your mind , all your will .