"Let us cross over to the other side."
“WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?”
Jesus and His disciples had been ministering to the multitudes all day. In the evening He told His disciples to get in the boat and “Let us cross over to the other side.”
God had a plan!
Jesus was on assignment to deliver a tormented man who lived in the tombs in the area of the Gadarenes. A great windstorm arose and these long-time fishermen began to fear death as the boat filled with water. “Teacher, don’t you care that we are perishing?” Jesus rebuked the wind and spoke to the sea. “Peace be still!” Then He asked them a question He might be asking His disciples in the year 2016.
“Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark 4:40
THE CHALLENGE OF OPPOSITION
That which came against Jesus and His disciples was not visible. Demonic forces had a stronghold over the area. They tried to stop Jesus from setting the man free.
His deliverance would also clear a path for people to hear the gospel message!
That day Jesus called the man into ministry. “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the LORD has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.”
THE CALL — REVIVAL!
I think it is safe to say that the man was anointed to preach when Jesus gave him the instructions, “Go … and tell them ….”
God always accompanies an assignment with power.
The same anointing was on the seventy disciples when Jesus sent them out ahead of Him into the cities where He would go. “ … heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” Luke 10:9
They were laying track for Him … REVIVAL!
Citizens of Heaven: Philippians 3:20
When you and I were born again we became citizens of the Kingdom of God.
At that moment we received an assignment as Ambassadors for Christ.
All assignments have to do with God’s will … the ministry of reconciliation.”
(Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-20.)
Something else was deposited into our spirit man at the new birth ... “God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” Ah, there’s the power, the anointing of the Holy Spirit!
That’s the provision for the assignment … “having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them …” (Romans 12:6)
2016 and THE END OF DAYS CHURCH
The Four Blood Moons
The Four Blood Moons that occurred on 4/15/14, 10/8/14, 4/4/15, and 9/27/15, were signs in the heavens – and each one occurred on a Jewish Feast. The odds of that happening are beyond our comprehension!
Why did God have this take place?
They are a wake-up call to the nations and a notice that changes are about to take place. What tragedies we have seen in the last year ….
On the other hand, we need to keep in mind how significant our being born at this time is. We also need to take our thoughts captive to the truth that God has a plan for our generation!
When the Father sent Jesus and the disciples to the evil region of the Gadarenes, it certainly wasn’t for them to be drowned in the sea.
Just because there is opposition doesn’t mean God has left us alone!
We are well equipped to overcome all adversity, but don’t think you can be lazy and neglect doing those things you have been trained to do. The power within us needs to be re-charged with the Word of God every day.
Why? Because we are continually releasing faith.
Warning: If you spend many hours each day focused on news programs and other things that are joined to this world’s system, you will begin to wobble for you are sitting on a fence between two opposing elements. One foot in the world and one foot in The Church may have you start thinking differently and begin “building your house on shifting sand.” And we know that building a house on sand is ignorant! No stability. No foundation.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Fear comes by hearing also!
Fear can creep in by hearing life-less words that are continually being spewed out of the mouths of people blinded by an anti-Christ system, who are full of fear yet bent on living life in a secular system that wants nothing to do with Jesus Christ! Remember the Garden of Eden? This is eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
THE DIVIDING LINE
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Now there’s the solid Rock we build our house on: JESUS CHRIST!
But God has given us the freedom to choose.
Choices come to us every day. For a Christian to get enveloped with the world and the way it thinks will slowly be life altering. No word? No conviction!
Some large denominations have already abandoned what scripture says is sin to embrace worldly ways. Jesus told us ahead of time that one generation would see the demise of godly principles. “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:37
At the SAME time, God has a generation of holy people called out to serve Him fervently and unashamedly.
God has a plan!
This same generation will have the privilege of bringing the harvest of souls into the Kingdom of God.
ONE GENERATION: Take Heed!
“Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
"But take heed to yourselves,
lest your hearts be weighed down
with carousing, drunkenness,
and cares of this life,
and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
For it will come
as a snare
on all those who dwell
on the face of the whole earth.
and pray always
that you may be counted worthy
to escape all these things
that will come to pass,
and to stand
before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:32-36
Waiting for the Fullness of the Gentiles – Romans 11:25
“See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” James 5:7-8
Definition of Stamina: endurance, strength of constitution, vigor, sturdiness, hardness, staying power, ruggedness, energy, perseverance
When so much evil is taking place in the world, what should we be doing?
- Remember, Jesus told us in the gospels this was coming upon the last generation of His church.
- He has given you His Spirit to strengthen you with might in the inner man. (Ephesians 3:16
- Build yourself up by praying in the Holy Spirit more. (Jude 20)
- Be strong in the LORD and in the power of His might. (Ephesians 6:10)
- Be not anxious or worried. Pray! Meditate on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4-9)
What did God do in the beginning when He saw disorder?
God spoke light over the darkness to bring about the change that He wanted.
As people of prayer, we are to administer light into the darkness by releasing prayers of intercession into our cities and counties. Let the word of God dwell in you so richly that when you pray, the living Word of God comes forth from you as the “Sword of the Spirit.” (Ephesians 6:17-18)
The armor of God is not only to have you stand in the evil day; it is spiritual prayer armor to equip you in praying prayers that change things, especially to be praying in tongues, for then we speak mysteries , not to men, but to God. (1 Corinthians 14:2) And the devil can't steal what he doesn't know.
When an old house needs a total renovation, a construction crew goes in to demolish walls that need to come down. They remove the old to make room for the new. That can seem like everything is disheveled and in a terrible mess when actually a process has begun to restore that which has been neglected.
Take NO care! God is healing the land!
The Call is Greater Than the Man
Don’t be disheartened concerning our political problems and the upcoming election. God is at work. The call is greater than the man. In other words, the call in itself has the ability to change a yielded vessel. Look at what it has done with you and me! Selah
“We’re going over to the other side.”
That’s the word of the LORD for you and me today. God is with us!
Follow Jesus, one step at a time. Be patient. Stay on prayer assignment. Be listening for that “phone call from Heaven” when He sends an urgent request for prayer. Cover your counties in prayer every day. This is vital!
Together we’re marching forward toward a spectacular finish!
God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh and bring in the great harvest of souls!
GOD HAS A PLAN!
“To Him who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations …” (Revelation 2:26)
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