Jesus Recruitment. Jesus is recruiting now. Many positions open; and you are qualified.
1 Corinthians 3:18 – For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.
Feeling you dont fit in and there is no work for you in Church? Yes! Jesus is recruiting now. Many positions open; and you are qualified. Jesus, and the Church need you. “There is no such thing as unemployment in the kingdom of God.God has a work for every one of His people” (Bob Gordon). Working for Jesus and working with Jesus is truly the best work in the world.
Prayer Father forgive me for just being a consumer of church stuff, a spectator. I want to participate but more than that I want to be used for Your Glory . Employ me today iam applying in Jesus Name Amen.
Look whose talking. Children can and do hear the voice of God. Never underestimate that or write it off.
1 Samuel 3:3 – The lamp of God had not yet gone out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was lying down When the Lord called, Samuel! And he answered, Here I am.
You know the story well. Hannah had cried out for a son God answered her prayer. She then gave her firstborn for service in the church. Samuel was young. He was doing all sorts of stuff in church. Serving and ministering to the Lord and Eli. But he did not know God personally.
You know you can be in church. Doing all sorts of stuff. And I believe the children should be doing everything in church. But you can be faithful, work hard and do loads of stuff for God but not know Him.
God’s answer to a time when the word of the Lord was rare ..was a child Samuel. But as yet he didn’t know God. You know I dont want my children and the children of my generation to do all the church stuff without knowing God. Samuel needed an encounter with God himself. I believe each young person needs their own individual encounter with God to hear His voice. I dont want children to grow up without knowing Jesus personally. I believe God calls people at an early age. My job is to connect them with the voice of their heavenly father.
Children can and do hear the voice of God. Never underestimate that or write it off. Just look whose talking.
Prayer Father thankyou that children aren’t the church of tomorrow but the church of today. Thankyou that You still call children to encounter You and work for You. Help me not get in the way of that today in Jesus name Amen.
Time to get Cross. There is still time to get to the cross for salvation from hell and to be given salvation and eternal life!
1 Corinthians 1:18 – For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
The Message that points to Christ on the Cross seems like sheer silliness to those hellbent on destruction, but for those on the way of salvation it makes perfect sense. This is the way God works, and most powerfully as it turns out.
You know we need to speak on, share, and preach on the CROSS; Jesus Christ crucified. There’s power in the blood of Jesus, there’s power in preaching on the cross. Its seems sheer silliness, absolute absurdity to speak about sin, torture and death. But there is truly power in the message of the cross.
The Gospel is we are all sinners but Christ died on the cross and took my sin, your sin on himself. Theres only one remedy for sin, one cure and it is the cross. You cant by pass Jesus and the cross. We have to come to the cross that’s Jesus sacrifice for us. Believe He died for us and ask Him to forgive us.
Time to get cross.
Prayer: Father thankyou that Jesus went all the way for me to the cross. Thankyou for the power of the blood of Jesus and the cross. I believe Jesus You died for my sin, forgive me, wash me clean, be master of my life. Thankyou for the cross in Jesus name Amen.
Peace is a weapon! With God’s presence you can have peace in the storm!
Roman’s 16:20 – And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you.
When we walk right with God we can be assured that God will crush satan for us. The problem is often than not we want to fight for ourselves, get all worked up, be upset and disturbed. That’s the enemy’s plan for us. He wants us disturbed and upset. In that way we can’t enjoy Jesus and we take our aim off the ball.
As long as we are fearing and stressing and taking things into our own hands God isn’t. But as soon as we surrender everything to God He gives us a peace beyond understanding. We don’t need to fight our battles. We don’t need to lose our peace.
Maintain your peace. Cast all your cares on the Lord. Submit all your plans and issues to Him. And trust Him to fight for You. Peace is a weapon. You can have peace in the storm. Know this today that the God of peace is soon to crush satan under your feet.
Prayer: Father I submit my fears, my stresses my problems to You. Thankyou that You fight for me. Thankyou that You are the God of peace and thankyou for great peace today in Jesus Name Amen
Matthew 15:6 – So for the sake of your tradition (the rules handed down by your forefathers), you have set aside the Word of God [depriving it of force and authority and making it of no effect].
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
There are some traditions that are totally based on the word of God. Others are based on past revivals and moves of God. But some traditions have avsolutely no biblical premise or revival history at all. In fact some traditions just get in the way. It’s easy to get in a rut, and do things ‘just because we’ve always done it this way.’ But I want to be totally directed by the Holy Spirit.
You know at Radical we have traditionally done a sunday school. But at the Chapel there is no room for this and we are now doing different. And I feel it’s such a blessing. We have started family church. The children are encouraged to take part in everything to include doing overheads, worship team, praying for people, sharing etc etc.And they are doing it.
You see children aren’t just our FUTURE church they are the church RIGHT NOW. I don’t want children entertained and baby sat. I want them ministering. I want them to encounter God and be on fire for Jesus right now. And then minister to others.
Traditionally we have entertained and dumbed down Sunday school and children have got to 14 or 15 got bored and left church. Well let’s stuff tradition. We don’t need to compete with the world. We need a counter-culture. Let’s see our sons and daughters prophecy; children operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Seeing blind eyes see and deaf ears open, demons cast out is so much more fun than an Xbox 360. Let’s ditch the 360 and do a 180. For God’s sake lets dare to do different.
Prayer Father forgive me for staying in a rut. I don’t want to grieve or quench You Holy Spirit. I don’t want to do different just for the sake of it. But I am open to Your direction that we might let the Word of God be unleashed in our generation in Jesus Name Amen.
Deuteronomy 8:2 – Remember every road that God led you on for those forty years in the wilderness, pushing you to your limits, testing you so that he would know what are you made of, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
He puts you through hard times… In between the promise and the fulfilment is something in the middle called the ‘process.’ (D Thompson.)Everyone wants the promise no one wants the process.
The bible calls the process the wilderness. After Jesus was baptised and the Holy Spirit came upon Him He was lead into a place of testing called the Wilderness. The wilderness is not avoidable its part of the plan;it will bring out the good and bad in you . When your squeezed hard enough it will result in what’s in you coming out.
The Holy Spirit will push you to your limits – testing and proving you so you know what your made of and your confidence can be upon Him and His Word. (In temptation He will always make a way of escape.)
Are you going through hard times, testing times. Let it humble and prove you. Know that it’s all part of His plan and you will come out stronger developing spiritual muscles and being more reliant on His strength .(that’s made perfect in your weakness).
Prayer: Father Thankyou for the promise but Thankyou also for process,the wilderness . Thankyou that you are with me in this and I will be taken to my limits but not beyond. Thankyou that Iam being refined and with You it’s all going to work out great;in Jesus Name Amen.
In Genesis 15 we read of Abraham driving the vultures away. Abram was cutting covenant. But between the covenant and the promise being fulfilled the vultures came. He, Abram had to chase the vultures away.
Genesis 15. – Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.” And he said, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?” So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
You know on journey back in Botswana we came across a dead cow. The cow was about to be devoured by about 20 vultures. As soon as we stopped the car and I got out the vultures took off. I was reminded about this in the above passage where Abram was cutting covenant. Between the covenant and the promise being fulfilled the vultures came. He, Abram had to chase the vultures away.
You know God gives us promises, agreements even prophetic words. The devil then comes to try to steal the word, the promise, the agreement. We have to then chase the vultures away. We have to say “you know what God has promised me my family will be saved so devil get off the promise now.” “God You have promised me health and healing so devil get off my body right now.” Don’t let the vultures steal Gods Word, Gods promise for you and your family. Chase the vultures away.
Prayer : Father thankyou for the promises that You have given for me and my family. I choose to chase off doubt, fear, worry and all attempts of the devil to steal them from me right now in Jesus name Amen.