Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The In-Filling And Power Of The Holy Spirit - Keith Daniel

"You're as real as your quiet time was this morning. That's how real you are with God. You're not as real as how you were saved or what you changed years ago. You're not as real as how you are being used. You're as real as your quiet time. If you soak yourself in the Bible as the greatest priority of life, the most guarded thing in your day, everyday of your life that nothing will keep you from...You're as real as your quiet time." - Keith Daniel

This message blessed me so... I pray that you are transformed as I am by the ministry of the living Christ.

To Know Him...
Josh Helm

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Am I a disciple of Christ?

Disciple of Christ - What Does It Mean to be a True Christian?
Do you consider yourself to be a disciple of Christ? "Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? -- unless indeed you are disqualified" (2 Corinthians 13:5).

In this day and time it has become more and more distorted as to who is really on the Lord's side. With an estimated 85% of people in America professing to be Christian it makes you realize there is something seriously wrong with that statistic. Where is the fruit? It seems as if we have made wide the door for people to claim the title Christian but we don't challenge people to count the cost of discipleship. Over the last year in my life I have had to do a whole lot of soul searching and examining myself such as 2 Corinthians 13:5 suggests. I was not pleased with what the Spirit of the Lord revealed to me as only the Holy Spirit can do according to John 16:8 But at the same time there is a joy when Jesus lifts the yoke and breaks the chains off of your life. We need to count the cost of discipleship so that we don't profane the precious name of Jesus.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Learning to Yield

I can't even begin to tell you about the things that God is revealing in those that are obedient to lean into His calling. Isn't that what we are supposed to do anyhow? James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

What good is it for the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead to dwell with us if we never allow that Spirit to have his way?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Resting in Him

1 Peter 5:10
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you

This scripture brings a rest in me for a couple of reasons.

1. The God of all grace is the one who makes you perfect

God is the one who performs His work in us. There is peace in this verse. I know myself when I miss it and I quickly realize that I don't have the ability to accomplish what is set before me.

I am a dead man!

I am a dead man. The more I realize the purpose that I exist on this earth the more I understand that its not about what I can obtain or how smart other people think that I am. It's not about the accomplishments that I achieve or the awards that I can win. It's not about fulfilling the desires of this carnal appetite. After all does any of these things move us up in rank in the kingdom of God?

Cheap Grace Vs. Costly Grace

There is a cheap grace gospel floating around today. Cheap grace means the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner. Grace alone does everything they say, and so everything can remain as it was before. Cheap grace is not the kind of forgiveness of sin which frees us from the works of sin. Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance. Its grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without the fellowship of Jesus Christ dwelling and living on the inside of us captivating our every thought and being.

Jolt The Church

"0 God, give us more men aflame for Thee!-men sick of the monopoly of the devil here and everywhere else; men with burning hearts, brimming eyes, and bursting lips; men who fear nothing but sin, love nothing but Thy supreme will, desire nothing but to die that other men might live. Holy Father, I ask Thee in Jesus' Name to give us these men, lest the church continue to drift farther and farther from the norm as revealed in The Acts of the Apostles. O Lord, awake us, lest we finally have to confess, 'I spent my lifetime twisting dynamite into curling papers'!"

Leonard Ravenhill