I feel such an urgency, a very intense battlefield constantly waits for us. Sheep among wolves, a spiritual war zone. We must be well prepared and equipped to live every day in victory, burning for God. A transformed life by what the Spirit of God teaches us, a paradigm shift. There is so much more God has for us. What if we just pushed with all our spirit soul and body to see what more of God we can discover. Realms we have not ever encountered. What could happen? It is of utmost importance that the Holy Spirit can move in our lives. He has brought us from death to life. I am showing the devil I am still alive when I rejoice in Jesus, that my generation is still alive, alive spirit soul and body in love with Jesus.
We are change agents. How you see life is how you make decisions. How you view your life is what you will spend your time doing, where you will go, who you will be with, and even what you will read. Getting hung up on and being confused of our purpose in life is all an illusion to bring confusion from the enemy. Everything we need to know about our life is in the Word of God. He says this is the way, walk in it. He wants to see us walking in what He has clearly given us in our guide the Bible.
18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo,I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
This verse should compel us and motivate us in our decision making. We should not only have this memorized but it should be ingrained in our very being. He wants us to be soldiers crossing enemy lines bringing captivity captive and bringing victims back into camp to raise up more soldiers to repeat it all over again. He wants to give a passion to spread for His kingdoms advancement. Its not about basking in our own freedom. The works not finished until we burn to touch others and bring them to experience the glory of God like we have experienced in His presence. The enemy clearly identifies the enemy as the father of lies, there is no truth in him and everything he says is a lie. The enemy works to keep us content. He works through culture, influence, worldly people, to get us satisfied that we are saved, to intimidate us that we can really have authority. He is trying to hold us passive, to make us mediocre, to walk the earth and never really burn. How said to live a life without urgency to do something in the kingdom of God. We are indifferent to our high calling. take it or leave it? Not an option He gave. the great commission is not above marriage and its not an option. Nothing comes before the commission He has given to go and make disciples of all nations. The enemy says we can’t do that you know nothing… whats the answer? LEARN something! We have a responsibility to our selves and others to read the Word of God, so we can teach other people.
God looks for someone to send. Jesus was the greatest missionary who ever lived… what does missionary mean? Sent one. We don’t have to go to the cannibals, but we are sent to our schools, work, or community. Some are sent to the nations. Jesus says whoever seeks to cling to his life will lose it, we must give up our life to Him, if we want real life to experience abundant living, give it all up to receive what He has for us. Give up our right to decide, our little plan, and let Him direct our life!
Jim Elliot…. He was a man that was possessed, driven and consumed with the call of God, motivated and compelled to make disciples. Every moment was driven to reach the lost. He had no burning bush experience he simply read the Bible and said I will go meet the need I see. He spent his life.. he went to Wheaton college and went to the cannibals in Ecuador. to a people that were completely unreached. When he was 27 years old after preparing for years he gets out of the plan with 4 other people. He meets the people and they spear them to death. No one knew hi at this time, he wasn’t famous. He was simply driven to reach the lost. His death sent a ripple effect among the nations. His death is inspiring people to lay down their lives for the sake of the gospel, We are not called to strategize and plan our lives so we can have influence. We are to seek to obey His word to be compelled by the Word of God.
There is a need for people that have not been feed… do not even know the real God. They worship some god hoping tis the right god. We are called to the world. If there are ten people trying to carry a log and 9 are on the light end, which end will you choose to help? The one end that is heavy carried by 1 person or the light end carried by 9 people? Where will you go… The enemy will say your not called to missions, its not who you are your a worship leader or a pastor. I know there are different calls but what do you say to Jesus who said to all those disciples who were prophets teachers preachers and so on… He said to them go into all the world and make disciples. What are you burning for? What keeps you up at night? What do you cry over besides your own problems? Where does your money go?
This generation of Christian is responsible of this generation of souls, its not about your own salvation its about being brave and rescuing people from darkness. Like it says in Jude, snatching them from the flames. When you walk with God, He reveals hat part of His passion He wants you to carry. God reveals His will to the person truly WILLING to do HIS WILL! He needs a yes not a maybe or a sometimes.
God works through the hungry submitted person doesn’t matter age, race, or gender. Its not His will that any should perish. He has given us everything we need to meet the need for revival in our nation and every other nation. The enemy keeps us small minded, keeping us from the truth. God will make you brave if you allow Him.
Jim Elliot was a man possessed by a burning desire to live for God and give his life to find the lost… and he said this… surely those who know the passion and heart of jehovah must deny there own loves to share in the expression of his consider the call from the throne of God, go ye… (theres so much more to this quote)
This is a gospel of risk. So ONE might be saved we may lose all we have for the kingdoms sake. There are plenty of reasons why God can’t use you but those can be brought down by the Word of God. Our lives are not our own if we give them to Christ. We should be dead men walking. We may lose friends, family, money, and even our lives. This is a gospel of risk.
8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
God is merciful for those who are willing. Whats keeping us from burning?
Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him.
I say no to fear, and yes to love. He makes me brave when He calls me beyond the shore into the waves. I am ready!