Remember the fun of your parents putting you on one of the carousel horses and hearing the loud organ music play? Excitement increased as the carousel began to move. Soon each horse was going up and down. Then we were going around faster and faster. You laughed and waved at your parents each time you went by. What fun!
Now, if your parents took you to the carousel every Sunday and every Wednesday, year after year, it might not be as thrilling as it used to be. After all, everything is exactly the same, over and over again.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
The LORD gave me this analogy of the merry-go-around because many churches are going round and round every week while church-goers are happy one day, down the next. Gatherings of God’s people come to hear the same style music, bland teaching with little mention of scripture, then go their separate ways without any impact from the anointing or fresh fire from the Holy Spirit who has been sent to reveal the Kingdom of God to His children and the nations.
“So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding.” (Hebrews 6:1-3)
Someone said, “Well, at my church the Gospel is being preached and once in a while someone gets born again.” That’s great, for without being born again “you cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) But Holy Spirit must be allowed to do ALL that He desires in our church services rather than being locked up at the back of the sanctuary.
The Church is not some place we go to every week, but rather who we are.
Our mission: Bring the Kingdom of God into every service and into every place we go… touch everyone you meet with His presence and joy.
THE END DAYS CHURCH: ADVANCE!
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14) Jesus won’t return until this is accomplished.
We who are on earth at this time are called to manifest the Kingdom of God as a witness, and we need to do it quickly as time is accelerating and the birth pangs are increasing. The fulfillment of God’s will must become first place in our lives so that when we stand before Jesus we will receive the crown of life. (James 1:12) Know the season you are in!
MANIFESTING THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Jesus Christ, His twelve apostles, then the seventy disciples, then the believers in the Book of Acts, all MANIFESTED the kingdom of God. They didn’t only preach a salvation message; they demonstrated the power and authority of God’s Kingdom over the curse!
As the End Generation Church matures and “does the will of My Father in heaven,” and “hears these sayings of Mine and does them,” (see Matthew 7:21-27) we will advance to the next level. But, “… if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?” (Luke 16:11)
What are the true riches? The anointing of the Holy Spirit! That means miracles, sign, and wonders are in manifestation.
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38) Jesus was anointed and so are you. “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” (1 John 2:20)
Jesus desires to work through His Body in the same manner He did while walking on earth. The Church in every nation has His assignment to fulfill.
PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” (Matthew 9:35)
GET OFF THE MERRY-GO-ROUND!
DO THE GREATER WORKS!
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”(John 14:12-14)
Jesus has given you His Spirit…“the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” (John 14:17)
Ok, we are called to do the greater works. How do we change from going round and round, up and down, the same old thing at church every week?
You are vitally important. You must know who you are …in Christ. Jesus knew who He was in the Father.
“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” (John 5:30)
Make changes in your lifestyle. Turn off your phone! Set aside more time in study/fellowship with Father. Fast and pray for yourself once a week. Seek the LORD with all your heart for an outpouring of His Holy Spirit in your life. Desire the Kingdom of God to be revealed through you. Look for opportunities to bless ... listen for the LORD'S direction.
The traditions of men choke the Word of God and block the release of His Kingdom into this realm! Pray for your Pastor to yield to God’s will. Some Churches and Church leadership are hindering the Holy Spirit. The Glorious Church is made up of many members with Jesus as the Head. It’s time for Holy Spirit to lead and move as He wills not as man wills.
If not, Jesus may remove His candlestick from that Church. (Revelation 2:4-5)
This is that…which must be released for time is short.
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all…”
(1 Corinthians 12:7)
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