The world is enveloped in gross darkness, Jesus could stand right in front of them and they wouldn’t know Him. They hear snippets of God and His supernatural power but they understand nothing. “I guess if God wants me in heaven, He will put me there”! I understand the ignorance of people because I had a degree in spiritual stupidity. Religion presented a God to me that they didn’t even understand, they made Him up as they went along. I don’t fault my spiritual leaders, they just taught me what they were taught. The Apostle Paul established a church in the city of Corinth and he was very cautious of what he told them.
1 Corinthians 2:4 My message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit.
Paul knew that if he would make Jesus the center of attention, the Holy Ghost would confirm the Word. Let me tell you a little secret, it is not our responsibility to convince the world of Christ, it is the ministry of the Holy Spirit. No man can say Jesus is his Lord but by the Holy Spirit. Our part is to present Jesus exactly as He is, if permitted God will do the rest. Some of the things people say about God need to be rejected but not the truth. One day I complained to the Lord, “How can people ever know the truth on account of all the false doctrine circulating?” The Lord responded to me with this: If a man wants to know the truth I will show him just like I did for you!
Luke 4:14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about.
Jesus is alive and He is still doing miracles so His fame (reputation) ought to be growing. Jesus has commissioned His body to complete His ministry and even do greater works than Him using His Name. The church at large has never been taught of the supernatural power of God. Jesus healed the people and then He was able to teach them. He could then present His Father to them. If a man is touched by the power of God but is not told who healed him, who will he glorify? The devil puts hell in people’s lives and then uses religion to reveal God as the culprit. The devil needs to take the blame for what he does and God should take the blame for what He does. I am a born-again Christian, I am going to heaven and I blame God for His mercy and love.
Philippians 3:7 What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
How do you present someone to anyone if you don’t know them? The better you know your Lord Jesus, the more convincing you will be when you share Him with someone. Some men think God is too good to be true but if they hear enough of Him they will believe. The world needs to see what He did in us without pretense, we don’t need to embellish Jesus. He is perfect just the way He is.
I tithe by my faith in God,
He will open the windows of Heaven.
He will give me many blessings, He will honor my faith.
I cannot please my Father without faith, so I lend my ear to His Word.
My faith will not fail me
because my Lord will not fail me.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF AFGHANISTAN
“SO PETER WAS PUT IN PRISION, BUT THE CHURCH WAS EARNESTLY PRAYING TO GOD FOR HIM”!
BOLDNESS: Repeat the prayer of early church in Acts 4:29: “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness!”
PROTECTION: For missionaries, pastors, and leaders trapped. Heavenly authorized jail breaks as in book of Acts. Heavenly and angelic interventions. Taliban - Saul to Paul encounters!
UNITY: Churches in America and world united in prayer. Kingdom issue revival across Middle East! Underground church will continue to grow and expand.
GOD GLORIFIED: He is the King of Kings/Lord of Lords no power or evil can match His might. He will be glorified as World watches.
“THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND SPREAD!” Acts 12:14