Sunday, August 23, 2015

Condition and Recognition


Be planted and rooted in Jesus
 
The Sunday service at Open Door Church was sparked with a thick awareness of God’s presence.  I took notes and relay Pastor Allan’s sermon digested to fit my page.  Pastor stated that for many months, he has been seeking God’s presence.  There are different levels of God’s manifestation.  The deepest is an intimate personal level.

Pastor said, he had a relationship, but lacked the intimate intensity.  Our walk is important, and are you willing to be called crazy?  Can you handle other’s criticism of your walk with God?  Drop those things that God puts his finger on.

A healthy church reaches all walks of life including all ages, ministers, teachers, leaders and followers.  The church must also have a heart for those who have messed up their lives and desire to find Christ.  The church must have a love for the lost, the unlovely, and those with addictions.  To be ready to go after the backslider and bring them back to Jesus. 

When Jesus ministered on this earth, the Religious leaders “knew it all,” with their study of the scriptures, but they failed to recognize their Messiah.

Understand that God recognizes and sees potential and something greater in every soul.

God can use a small band to do great things in this city.  Let God use you where you are and make God happy.

God desires to break the chains that bind, and release the captives through you.

Isaiah 58:6-8 Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?  Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh??

When the storms come, trust in the Lord, and He will give you strength.  I am reminded of the scripture, we shall be like a tree planted by the water. 
 
God is not the author of confusion, and if He says to do it, and it seems hard, He will be with you.  If you know it is the voice of God, then trust.  God will use teachers, councilors and leaders to confirm and encourage. 

Pastor said, he was crying in the shower and his wife asked, “What is going on?”  He replied, “I am in my prayer closet.”

We realize that America is sinking, but we must pray for our leaders.  We may not agree with them or like their serious mistakes, but we can pray that they have wisdom.

Pastor said, the more he gives the more God gives back.  It is important to help one another.  God wants our church to support other ministries, such as our local Hope Center and Rescue Mission.  Pastor was made aware of two young ladies who are committed for a two year mission in the heart of ISIS.  They need prayer for protection, provision, anointing and wisdom.

The rain drops are falling, and they are getting bigger and more intense. 

Let God use you in the spirit of Nehemiah to rebuild the walls.  Our vision is to see our city restored.  It will happen one neighborhood at a time.  It is Harvest Time and time to work while you pray. 


 

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for always sharing your wisdom. I sometimes wonder what could have happened if they recognized Jesus as the Messiah.then.

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  2. I love your Church and the way Holy Spirit is invited in. That's when HE always shows up!

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  3. Wonderful words of wisdom from your pastor and you. God help us all to be diligent to step away from our apathy and pray fervently in these perilous times.

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  4. Excellent Word, sister. I too am praying for a revival in my area and this entire nation.

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  5. Trusting the Lord is all we can ever do. Thanks for sharing.

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