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Believing in the Gravity of Jesus

On earth gravity is always present. We cannot see it but we know it’s there because we don’t float off into outer space.
On earth Jesus is always present in every believer. We cannot see Jesus but He’s there because He does miracles through us according to the degree that we believe that He wants and can perform these miracles through us.
Science is continually proving what God’s Word has been saying all along. Yet based on the lack of the power of the gospel being proclaimed both inside and outside the walls of a church building, most Christians it seems believe more in gravity than they do in Jesus. At least they may believe Jesus died for their sins and allows them eternal life based on their believing in Him and confessing Him as Lord (Rom 10:9) but that is where it stops.
Gravity hasn’t given us a great commission. Gravity is not offensive. Gravity doesn’t expect of us. Gravity serves us instead of us having to serve it.
The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few Jesus said.
I feel both sad and angry that a lot of God’s sheep have fallen astray to false doctrine. It is so important that we are taught by a preacher who is moving in the signs and wonders of Christ, because that is someone who understands, at least in part, the power of God’s Holy Spirit to set people free from the various forms of bondage.
But even demonstrations are not enough. They have to be accompanied by pure and unapologetic teachings of the Word of God. No believer is excluded from the Great Commission of Jesus. If a ship is on fire the captain orders “ALL HANDS ON DECK!”
Jesus has commanded All believers to LAY ALL HANDS ON THE SICK. Mark 16. Matthew 28.  No excuses.
So why do we not see this commonplace in our walks of life? Poor shepherding by teachers of the flock. Laid back Christians just waiting to hand their ticket to the angel at the gates of Heaven. Christians not researching the gospel for themselves to see if what they are hearing is lining up with what God has said.
Christians giving up when they don’t see results. (the world is ahead on this one. They say ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try try again!)
Jesus never threw in the towel for us. So since when do we believe we have a choice to not do the right thing when we see a situation that God wants us to do something about?
Where has God said that we can be laid back and treat His commands of the great commission as optional tasks?
I am glad Jesus didn’t see the cross as optional. I am blessed to know He loved me regardless of me sinning against Him.
You ministers teaching that prophets or pastors don’t have a responsibility to heal the sick or cast out demons or even lead someone to Christ. You best repent and put down the microphone for a season, get back in the Word before you cause less laborers in the harvest. Evangelists are also supposed to be Prophetic. We are all supposed to be leading people to Jesus. Telling of the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Saints lets be responsible. Let us wake up. Let us charge forward by force and take back the territory the powers of darkness has stolen from underneath your watch.
Let us be the warriors, the army of God that we have been called to be. There was a reason God’s Word says that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. It’s not just for things on this earth but for enforcing the defeat of Satan and his pathetic excuse for a demonic realm.
Let us son and daughter “up” and no longer allow death and hell to keep walking on us and God’s Creation.
Repent. Turn about. Turn back to Jesus. Forget the past. Walk lock step with your Lord! God is trying to create today and tomorrow as Co laborers with you based on how you want it to be. And hopefully, like Jesus, that is according to God’s will and not your own.
Pastor Marc

 

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The Word of God – Forever Settled in Heaven

Our amazing Father, the Most High God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Creator of the universe, and more importantly the Creator of YOU, has placed His own Word above His name.

Psalm 138:2 (NKJV)loveneverfails2

I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.

While some of us may have had the bible on the shelf collecting dust, the Words inside the covers are truly living and are sharper than a two-edged sword (Heb 4:12)   But having the Word of God come alive in your life only works when you begin to believe them.  In particular, when one reads, understands and carries them out.

Carry what out?   A couple of examples are Jesus’ commandments:

Matthew 22:37-40 (NASB)

37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

The Word of God is so powerful, it is more than sufficient enough to change our lives for the better, but we must (1) believe it and (2) act on it.  It is not enough to simply read or even memorize the passage in Mark 16 on Jesus’ Great Commission where Jesus tells his disciples to:

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

We do not see the sick getting healed by merely believing (or memorizing) this set of scriptures.   We have to actually go and do this, just as Jesus instructed and commanded us to!  Only then will we see the sick getting healed by Jesus and his Holy Spirit working through us.   Healing is but one example of seeing God’s hand at work through a believer who is willing for God to use him.

It is pointless showing up to church week after week, being a hearer and not a doer. That person is deceiving themselves. (James 1:22).

I encourage you today to spend more time in God’s Word.  You will help your mind become renewed quicker (Romans 12:2), and the enemy will have fewer ways to cause you to stumble since you will know better.  You will be able to enforce the defeat the devil has already suffered because by reading the Word, you who will know who you are in Christ (Gal 3:29; Col 1:27).

Be Blessed by your Father’s Word, and we thank you Jesus!  Hallelujah!

Pastor Marc