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Scripture reading: Acts 1:8

The ministry of the evangelist is that which takes to the church the revealed word of God. In doing this, the evangelist must be equipped not only with the power of the Holy Ghost, but with the gifts of the Spirit, sufficient to vindicate the Gospel in the wide range of circumstances into which he will fall.

The ministry of the evangelist is by far above the ordinary, evangelistic outreach of the local church. This ministry must be one of extraordinary power to cope with the hurdles which the enemy will set in its way. Jesus, in speaking to the apostles just before His resurrection, gave them some idea of the preparation which precedes an evangelist going into “all the world.”

Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judeae, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Jamaica is my Jerusalem, but for you, some of my readers, it might be your Judea, Samaria, or the uttermost part of the earth.

There is a deep revelation in this, which is the reason behind this instruction.

Where you are born is your Jerusalem (where you grew up). The people of your town, county and country who know not God submit to that prince of devils which rules over that part of the world. For you to preach the Gospel effectively in your own hometown, state or country, you must first overcome this devil to a marked degree. After this is done, God will lead you to the area of a neighboring spirit (not necessarily geographically), one allied to the type of sin that overcomes your people.

When you have overcome this Judean spirit, then God will lead you on to also battle and overcome the Samaritan spirit, the spirit of witchcraft.

After you have gained these three notches in your gun, the Lord will lead you into all the World.

Whenever this process of training is not accomplished in the life of the evangelist – that is, he went without being directly sent of God – then he generally makes shipwreck, and sometimes causes a lot of heartache and confusion in the body.

(Excerpt from The Pattern, pg. 75-76)

Thought for today: For you to preach the Gospel effectively in your own hometown, state or country, you must first overcome the prince of devils which rules over that part of the world to a marked degree.

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:11

Yesterday we talked about “having your loins girt about with truth” and about following the true apostolic leading. Let us look today at more “truth” and the other ministries described in Ephesians 4:11.

We have the prophetic ministry but we do not respect them. If somebody prophetically comes and tells me something, for example my wife, I say, “Now, where did you get it? Is it you or from the Lord?” She says, “Well, it just comes to me.” I say, “Well, that is good enough for me.” The prophetic ministry is not only speaking through the prophets, but it is speaking through the hearts of all the brethren, because the spirit of prophecy is the Spirit of Christ (Revelation 19:10)! When the prophetic ministry speaks, I have already had the word inside of me. The Christ in me says, “Aha!” I am afraid to do anything against what is said by a prophetic ministry! We have to begin to believe God.

“…and he gave some evangelists…” There is a brother I know who is going out as an evangelist. I noticed that when he goes, God makes it a point to give him some substance wherever he goes. I am not talking about people with whatever faults we have, but I am talking about “God in us.” I am talking about “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Christ moving in you and Christ moving through you! I have no business with your faults! God will take care of them! MOVE AS GOD WOULD HAVE YOU TO MOVE, AND STOP SUBMITTING TO THE SPIRITS OF UNBELIEF! Hallelujah! Instead of sitting back on your haunches and criticizing everything that everybody does, get up and do something! Amen!

“…and he gave some shepherds…” You know, we lack shepherds. Oh, we lack shepherds! There is nobody who loves the people, who will lay down their lives for them, who will go and seek them out in the darkness, who is looking after them. I think that the poverty of this specific group is the lack of shepherd ministry. Does anyone care? Do we really care? There is such and such a one and we have not seen him for a while; he has not come back to service. We do not know what is wrong with him; and then a little news might come around that he is out there eating dirt—and nobody goes after him! We cannot allow them to stay there! We will not allow them to stay there! Somebody should say, “Lord God, kill me unless such and such comes back!” But do you know what? If you just say it of yourself, you are a goner. You are going to die. That is, if you say it of yourself. You need to have the spiritual energy that comes from God, which gives you the real compassion for that person. Compassion that rises to a level that you put your own heart and life on the line! Not one should die in our midst. Many are walking in the ways of death and hell, but we need to reach out to them.

We pray for the people, because these things are being done by spirits. The spirits are even going as far as dressing up the people like spirits. Have you ever looked at the costumes the children wear at Halloween? These are the spirits that are reigning and ruling in the world around us, the powers of the world (the “cosmokratoras”) that are binding us, binding the church, and stopping the church from going. God Almighty is speaking a word to get the church loose. THE CHURCH MUST MOVE OUT NOW AND BREAK THE POWER OF THE DEVIL IN OUR LIVES! Amen!

If you find yourself cursing, you know that it is something that is wrong. A brother once said that he found himself cursing, having profanity in his mind. He said that he would not talk it out and nobody would hear, but it was in his mind. That shows that there is a demon ministering death to his mind. This brother was only the mouthpiece to talk it out, of that which goes through the minds of some of the brethren.

“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…” If you do not have the truth, if your belt is not properly girded, then you have left a space for Satan to administer DEATH to you. Do you understand? You have left a space! The truth MUST be there! Question everything that you hear, and question it and question it and question it until it becomes LIFE to you! The clean animal chews his cud. So CHEW YOUR CUD!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 55-57)

Thought for today: Trust the ministry that God has ordained in the church and chew the cud until it becomes life to you.

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Scripture reading: Acts 1:8

The ministry of the evangelist is that which takes to the church the revealed word of God. In doing this, the evangelist must be equipped not only with the power of the Holy Ghost, but with the gifts of the Spirit, sufficient to vindicate the Gospel in the wide range of circumstances into which he will fall.

The ministry of the evangelist is by far above the ordinary, evangelistic outreach of the local church. This ministry must be one of extraordinary power to cope with the hurdles which the enemy will set in its way. Jesus, in speaking to the apostles just before His resurrection, gave them some idea of the preparation which precedes an evangelist going into “all the world.”

Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judeae, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Jamaica is my Jerusalem, but for you, some of my readers, it might be your Judea, Samaria, or the uttermost part of the earth.

There is a deep revelation in this, which is the reason behind this instruction.

Where you are born is your Jerusalem (where you grew up). The people of your town, county and country who know not God submit to that prince of devils which rules over that part of the world. For you to preach the Gospel effectively in your own hometown, state or country, you must first overcome this devil to a marked degree. After this is done, God will lead you to the area of a neighboring spirit (not necessarily geographically), one allied to the type of sin that overcomes your people.

When you have overcome this Judean spirit, then God will lead you on to also battle and overcome the Samaritan spirit, the spirit of witchcraft.

After you have gained these three notches in your gun, the Lord will lead you into all the World.

Whenever this process of training is not accomplished in the life of the evangelist – that is, he went without being directly sent of God – then he generally makes shipwreck, and sometimes causes a lot of heartache and confusion in the body.

(Excerpt from The Pattern, pg. 75-76)

Thought for today: For you to preach the Gospel effectively in your own hometown, state or country, you must first overcome the prince of devils which rules over that part of the world to a marked degree.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:11

Yesterday we talked about “having your loins girt about with truth” and about following the true apostolic leading. Let us look today at more “truth” and the other ministries described in Ephesians 4:11.

We have the prophetic ministry but we do not respect them. If somebody prophetically comes and tells me something, for example my wife, I say, “Now, where did you get it? Is it you or from the Lord?” She says, “Well, it just comes to me.” I say, “Well, that is good enough for me.” The prophetic ministry is not only speaking through the prophets, but it is speaking through the hearts of all the brethren, because the spirit of prophecy is the Spirit of Christ (Revelation 19:10)! When the prophetic ministry speaks, I have already had the word inside of me. The Christ in me says, “Aha!” I am afraid to do anything against what is said by a prophetic ministry! We have to begin to believe God.

“…and he gave some evangelists…” There is a brother I know who is going out as an evangelist. I noticed that when he goes, God makes it a point to give him some substance wherever he goes. I am not talking about people with whatever faults we have, but I am talking about “God in us.” I am talking about “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Christ moving in you and Christ moving through you! I have no business with your faults! God will take care of them! MOVE AS GOD WOULD HAVE YOU TO MOVE, AND STOP SUBMITTING TO THE SPIRITS OF UNBELIEF! Hallelujah! Instead of sitting back on your haunches and criticizing everything that everybody does, get up and do something! Amen!

“…and he gave some shepherds…” You know, we lack shepherds. Oh, we lack shepherds! There is nobody who loves the people, who will lay down their lives for them, who will go and seek them out in the darkness, who is looking after them. I think that the poverty of this specific group is the lack of shepherd ministry. Does anyone care? Do we really care? There is such and such a one and we have not seen him for a while; he has not come back to service. We do not know what is wrong with him; and then a little news might come around that he is out there eating dirt—and nobody goes after him! We cannot allow them to stay there! We will not allow them to stay there! Somebody should say, “Lord God, kill me unless such and such comes back!” But do you know what? If you just say it of yourself, you are a goner. You are going to die. That is, if you say it of yourself. You need to have the spiritual energy that comes from God, which gives you the real compassion for that person. Compassion that rises to a level that you put your own heart and life on the line! Not one should die in our midst. Many are walking in the ways of death and hell, but we need to reach out to them.

We pray for the people, because these things are being done by spirits. The spirits are even going as far as dressing up the people like spirits. Have you ever looked at the costumes the children wear at Halloween? These are the spirits that are reigning and ruling in the world around us, the powers of the world (the “cosmokratoras”) that are binding us, binding the church, and stopping the church from going. God Almighty is speaking a word to get the church loose. THE CHURCH MUST MOVE OUT NOW AND BREAK THE POWER OF THE DEVIL IN OUR LIVES! Amen!

If you find yourself cursing, you know that it is something that is wrong. A brother once said that he found himself cursing, having profanity in his mind. He said that he would not talk it out and nobody would hear, but it was in his mind. That shows that there is a demon ministering death to his mind. This brother was only the mouthpiece to talk it out, of that which goes through the minds of some of the brethren.

“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…” If you do not have the truth, if your belt is not properly girded, then you have left a space for Satan to administer DEATH to you. Do you understand? You have left a space! The truth MUST be there! Question everything that you hear, and question it and question it and question it until it becomes LIFE to you! The clean animal chews his cud. So CHEW YOUR CUD!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 55-57)

Thought for today: Trust the ministry that God has ordained in the church and chew the cud until it becomes life to you.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Acts 1:8

The ministry of the evangelist is that which takes to the church the revealed word of God. In doing this, the evangelist must be equipped not only with the power of the Holy Ghost, but with the gifts of the Spirit, sufficient to vindicate the Gospel in the wide range of circumstances into which he will fall.

The ministry of the evangelist is by far above the ordinary, evangelistic outreach of the local church. This ministry must be one of extraordinary power to cope with the hurdles which the enemy will set in its way. Jesus, in speaking to the apostles just before His resurrection, gave them some idea of the preparation which precedes an evangelist going into “all the world.”

Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judeae, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Jamaica is my Jerusalem, but for you, some of my readers, it might be your Judea, Samaria, or the uttermost part of the earth.

There is a deep revelation in this, which is the reason behind this instruction.

Where you are born is your Jerusalem (where you grew up). The people of your town, county and country who know not God submit to that prince of devils which rules over that part of the world. For you to preach the Gospel effectively in your own hometown, state or country, you must first overcome this devil to a marked degree. After this is done, God will lead you to the area of a neighboring spirit (not necessarily geographically), one allied to the type of sin that overcomes your people.

When you have overcome this Judean spirit, then God will lead you on to also battle and overcome the Samaritan spirit, the spirit of witchcraft.

After you have gained these three notches in your gun, the Lord will lead you into all the World.

Whenever this process of training is not accomplished in the life of the evangelist – that is, he went without being directly sent of God – then he generally makes shipwreck, and sometimes causes a lot of heartache and confusion in the body.

(Excerpt from The Pattern, pg. 75-76)

Thought for today: For you to preach the Gospel effectively in your own hometown, state or country, you must first overcome the prince of devils which rules over that part of the world to a marked degree.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:11

Yesterday we talked about “having your loins girt about with truth” and about following the true apostolic leading. Let us look today at more “truth” and the other ministries described in Ephesians 4:11.

We have the prophetic ministry but we do not respect them. If somebody prophetically comes and tells me something, for example my wife, I say, “Now, where did you get it? Is it you or from the Lord?” She says, “Well, it just comes to me.” I say, “Well, that is good enough for me.” The prophetic ministry is not only speaking through the prophets, but it is speaking through the hearts of all the brethren, because the spirit of prophecy is the Spirit of Christ (Revelation 19:10)! When the prophetic ministry speaks, I have already had the word inside of me. The Christ in me says, “Aha!” I am afraid to do anything against what is said by a prophetic ministry! We have to begin to believe God.

“…and he gave some evangelists…” There is a brother I know who is going out as an evangelist. I noticed that when he goes, God makes it a point to give him some substance wherever he goes. I am not talking about people with whatever faults we have, but I am talking about “God in us.” I am talking about “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Christ moving in you and Christ moving through you! I have no business with your faults! God will take care of them! MOVE AS GOD WOULD HAVE YOU TO MOVE, AND STOP SUBMITTING TO THE SPIRITS OF UNBELIEF! Hallelujah! Instead of sitting back on your haunches and criticizing everything that everybody does, get up and do something! Amen!

“…and he gave some shepherds…” You know, we lack shepherds. Oh, we lack shepherds! There is nobody who loves the people, who will lay down their lives for them, who will go and seek them out in the darkness, who is looking after them. I think that the poverty of this specific group is the lack of shepherd ministry. Does anyone care? Do we really care? There is such and such a one and we have not seen him for a while; he has not come back to service. We do not know what is wrong with him; and then a little news might come around that he is out there eating dirt—and nobody goes after him! We cannot allow them to stay there! We will not allow them to stay there! Somebody should say, “Lord God, kill me unless such and such comes back!” But do you know what? If you just say it of yourself, you are a goner. You are going to die. That is, if you say it of yourself. You need to have the spiritual energy that comes from God, which gives you the real compassion for that person. Compassion that rises to a level that you put your own heart and life on the line! Not one should die in our midst. Many are walking in the ways of death and hell, but we need to reach out to them.

We pray for the people, because these things are being done by spirits. The spirits are even going as far as dressing up the people like spirits. Have you ever looked at the costumes the children wear at Halloween? These are the spirits that are reigning and ruling in the world around us, the powers of the world (the “cosmokratoras”) that are binding us, binding the church, and stopping the church from going. God Almighty is speaking a word to get the church loose. THE CHURCH MUST MOVE OUT NOW AND BREAK THE POWER OF THE DEVIL IN OUR LIVES! Amen!

If you find yourself cursing, you know that it is something that is wrong. A brother once said that he found himself cursing, having profanity in his mind. He said that he would not talk it out and nobody would hear, but it was in his mind. That shows that there is a demon ministering death to his mind. This brother was only the mouthpiece to talk it out, of that which goes through the minds of some of the brethren.

“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…” If you do not have the truth, if your belt is not properly girded, then you have left a space for Satan to administer DEATH to you. Do you understand? You have left a space! The truth MUST be there! Question everything that you hear, and question it and question it and question it until it becomes LIFE to you! The clean animal chews his cud. So CHEW YOUR CUD!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 55-57)

Thought for today: Trust the ministry that God has ordained in the church and chew the cud until it becomes life to you.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Acts 1:8

The ministry of the evangelist is that which takes to the church the revealed word of God. In doing this, the evangelist must be equipped not only with the power of the Holy Ghost, but with the gifts of the Spirit, sufficient to vindicate the Gospel in the wide range of circumstances into which he will fall.

The ministry of the evangelist is by far above the ordinary, evangelistic outreach of the local church. This ministry must be one of extraordinary power to cope with the hurdles which the enemy will set in its way. Jesus, in speaking to the apostles just before His resurrection, gave them some idea of the preparation which precedes an evangelist going into “all the world.”

Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judeae, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Jamaica is my Jerusalem, but for you, some of my readers, it might be your Judea, Samaria, or the uttermost part of the earth.

There is a deep revelation in this, which is the reason behind this instruction.

Where you are born is your Jerusalem (where you grew up). The people of your town, county and country who know not God submit to that prince of devils which rules over that part of the world. For you to preach the Gospel effectively in your own hometown, state or country, you must first overcome this devil to a marked degree. After this is done, God will lead you to the area of a neighboring spirit (not necessarily geographically), one allied to the type of sin that overcomes your people.

When you have overcome this Judean spirit, then God will lead you on to also battle and overcome the Samaritan spirit, the spirit of witchcraft.

After you have gained these three notches in your gun, the Lord will lead you into all the World.

Whenever this process of training is not accomplished in the life of the evangelist – that is, he went without being directly sent of God – then he generally makes shipwreck, and sometimes causes a lot of heartache and confusion in the body.

(Excerpt from The Pattern, pg. 75-76)

Thought for today: For you to preach the Gospel effectively in your own hometown, state or country, you must first overcome the prince of devils which rules over that part of the world to a marked degree.

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