mikehill4jesus “Christ appearing among his People part 2 and a Ministry Trip”
6th August 2016 (14.50) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
WHY ALL PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE THE POWERFUL LORD JESUS CHRIST SERIOUSLY
Well, there are many Christian Leaders who need awaking to the truth!
John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
All people are in one or other of these two verses, for there is no Neutral Position – You are for the LORD JESUS or you are against HIM.
The Lord Jesus is in total Command and provides ministers for His Body.
Ephesians 1:22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Colossians 1:24 Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
Jeremiah 3:15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.
Ephesians 4:11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Yes, he gives HIS CHURCH ministers who act for him in his Spiritual Body. BUT they are not there to use Him, but to be used by Him. The Holy Spirit is not a TOOL to be used when we choose. He, the HOLY SPIRIT, is part of GOD! The Ministers are to do the will of the Holy Spirit, not to get Him to do our will – the WILL of the FLESH. They are to have the same heart of their Lord and Saviour.
The Lovers of Jesus are baptised into His Body by one Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:13 For we were all baptised by one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free–and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
Revelation 3:19 ‘Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.’
That members of his Spiritual Body who have allowed unconverted Christians to have control of them are to be disciplined by the Lord. The corruption of Christ’s Body is impossible, but those members who try to defame it, dishonour it, shame it, pollute it with worldly inputs, THEY will be rebuked and disciplined – and that day nears.
So we are not talking about unconverted Christian Leaders
They are already being punished by the Lord God.
What about Christian Church Leaders who bring Evildoers into the Leadership? Evildoers who physically, mentally, financially and SEXUALLY abuse both saved and lost souls.
WHAT IS THE LORD GOING TO DO ABOUT THEM?
Malachi 3:1 ‘I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,’ says the Lord Almighty. 2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, 4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord, as in days gone by, as in former years. 5 ‘So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud labourers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,’ says the Lord Almighty.’
I will continue on this theme of “Christ appearing among his People” tomorrow and God willing through the next week.
Myself and Others who are also in the Spiritual Body of Christ [John 14:23], are being motivated by the Holy Spirit to spiritually gather for the coming visits of the Powerful Lord Jesus. The Spiritual Warfare will be intense but the LORD GOD will be fighting at our head.
The Holy Spirit will become visible to all who have incurred God’s wrath [John 14:24], that they will shake in terror and repent. No longer to live out their self-delusion and lies but to grasp the SOUL SAVING GOSPEL with all their being before they are destroyed.
My next Ministry Walk, with some cycling to save time, on Saturday 6th August 2016.
More details here
My Tribute to the Rev Ken and Jean Newton, once of Wholeness Ministries International in Southport, Nr Brisbane, Australia.