Archive for the ‘Worship leader, Gospel Preacher’ Category

May 8, 2010

In the name of Jesus people pray, teach, preach, praise, sing, clap and dance in corporate worship. But even after participating in all these acts of faith, a true worshiper’s inner man endlessly craves for a fresh encounter with God face to face. He discovers immeasurable favor of God through constantly hungering more of Christ. We can do all things for Christ without intimately uniting with HIM in the Spirit and truth. In the act of worship, if we present our minds and bodies without a sacrifice to please God by doing the perfect will of God, then we worship God in vain.

In person get united with Christ intimately and get filled with the fullness of the knowledge of Christ. A trillion Thesis’s of Christology means nothing without a saint eternally becoming a true companion of Christ in real life. Check out what A W Tozer said,“The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.”  – http://www.vjtraven.com

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In 2010, “PREACH THE WORD OF GOD” !!!

December 29, 2009

Apostle Paul said, I CHARGE [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His coming and His kingdom: Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable.
Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong. And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching- [2 Tim4. 1-2]

So, those who are called and equipped and sent out to preach the Gospel in 2010, “ARISE from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life! Shine, be radiant with the glory of the Lord, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!” – [Is 60.1]
If we preach Word with deep conviction and power, then people will receive the fullness of grace to get deeply rooted in Christ. The Testimony of Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy. The Word who manifested in the Flesh is faithful to send His Holy Spirit on all the flesh who accepts His Name and Lordship. Christ, the last Adam, is a life-giving Spirit. He will impart His life on those who conceive His Word as it is declared by us. He gave His life on the cross to save us. By His stripes we are healed. So go with boldness and grace to illuminate the nations with the Mind of Christ. Let your lips proclaim the eternal truth in love. Let people submit to God and obey His Word in their own free will and get blessed eternally.

But telling people only what their ears are itching to hear derails the application of God’s purposes in the lives of people. God pleasing leaders don’t entertain ecstasy seekers. And the ecstasy givers create spectators who are not God pleasing followers.  Compromises pollutes the mindset of the believers like  poison from a Snake bite. This causes contagious spiritual diseases. This has made some Church Leaders spiritually sick and terribly corrupt. The unsound doctrines mute the Prophet, deceive people and cause spiritual blindness and deafness. This leads to spiritual insensitivity and slow spiritual death in the local Church!!!
The only medicine to heal this deadly sickness is through getting back to the purpose of preaching. Paul said, “The object and purpose of our instruction and charge is love, which springs from a pure heart and a good (clear) conscience and sincere faith – [1Tim 1:5]”. If what you reaped is not pure heart, good conscience and sincere faith, then what you sowed is not the seed of God. Yes in all generations, Preachers are accountable to God. As messengers of God and ambassadors of Christ they have received special messages to deliver people from lack of vision. The Word set the captives free from all evil imaginations and deceptions and give people clear direction. So it’s time again to wake up. Arise and shine, preach the Word and let there be Light!!!
Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven – [Mathew5.16]. Let the people who sit in the darkness see the great Light, let those who sit in the shadow of death get illuminated by the Light of Life.
But consider, what Jesus said about the eyes of the body. Christian Leaders must be visionaries who can see through the thick dark walls of the evil world. They need to patiently wait upon the Lord and truly rejuvenate their spiritual life like an Eagle. They should carry penetrating Scriptural insights as the watchmen over the walls of Jerusalem. Such God conscious servants guard the Kingdom of God with a Soaring Eagle’s eyes. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is sound, your entire body will be full of light. But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very light in you [your conscience] is darkened, how dense is that darkness!– [Mathew 6.22-23].
So Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved, a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth- [2Tim 2.15]. We need to do this with the same flame of passion burning in the heart of Christ for the Temple of the Living God. “For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold”.
Paul said, “They will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions. As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry” –[2Tim4.3-5]
Jesus the Righteous Judge said, “The basis of the judgment (the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works were evil” – Jn 3.20
The new year messages for today’s Local Churches are already spoken before two thousand years. Check this one out for 2010, “And to the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see. Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne. He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches)”.
May God bless you and enable you to commune with Christ throughout 2010 and forever. Let there be Light and let there be Delight in the heart of God and His worshiper!!! Amen, Amen!!!

The Bride of the lamb and her sensitivity to the Holy Spirit!!!

December 25, 2009

The Bride of the Lamb is a living body which constantly walks in submission to Christ the Head. The Bride denies herself to follow the Spirit of God every single day. By His power she deadens the works of the flesh and obeys the Word of God with no compromise. She keeps herself separated from the ways of the world and she overcomes the evil one by always abiding in Christ. This makes her remain spotlessly radiant and flawlessly Christ perfect. For the fulfillment of God’s purposes, God pleasing Church leaders and congregations completely allows the Holy Spirit to flow beyond their experiential Xerox’s of human understanding.

Move of the Holy Spirit can be very radically new, but it is forever driven by the same Holy purposes of God and it never contradict the great Biblical Principles. One day in a Pastors conference, someone introduced me as a mighty man of God to the audience. I felt a little awkward and shy, because the intro was over emphasizing the servant than the grace of the Master. I humbled myself and gave Father God all the praise and honor in advance for everything He is goanna do using me as His servant. I am scared of the introductions that create negative impacts. It can send wrong signals to the audience until you break the ice and delete the non-sense from the minds of people.

As I went up on stage to minister, I told myself, “You are just a weak donkey, but don’t worry, the One who sits on you is a Mighty Lion”. When I entered the pulpit, God’s Presence and His Lordship was very evident, the atmosphere was ready to explode in the fullness of the Holy Ghost. I understood I need to stand still, so I was speechless and there was pin drop silence for few minutes and it supernaturally continued. I saw people crying and listening to God. The manifestation of His awesome presence led people to an intimate conversation with God. And If I speak a word, I may be disturbing their intimate communion with God. And then Holy Spirit the Counselor told me wait for few seconds more and utter these words. “Breathe Christ, the very Breath of life”. I said that and I saw everyone started to breathe heavily!!! What was done as an act of faith in obedience to what Holy Spirit said led us to a time of celebration of great Joy. An extra-ordinary anointing fell on the people as I started ministering. God broke the bondages, healed wounded hearts and transformed lives like never before and we were all blessed by the great move of God in that night.

But this Divine experience cannot be duplicated by human will in some other place. It can form a new doctrine which is not at all scriptural and also not prompted by the Holy Spirit. God can do something new every day, sometimes He may do the old things again in His Sovereign will. Jesus Christ is the Lord, we are not. Don’t pretend as the Master, we are called to be His bond servants. Here we need to seek God with all our heart and remain sensitive to the Holy Spirit to execute His perfect will.

The style and directions of His moves may change every new day, but His motives are clear and pure forever. If the move is from the Head, it illuminates the whole body of Christ. Therefore, follow the Holy Spirit in every breath we breathe and every thought we think and every word we speak and every step we take. We should remember, the first century Saints never had the printed Bible like we have it today. But the Sons of God meticulously followed the Spirit of God the Teacher who imprinted the teaching of the Word of God in the hearts of the Saints. When they obeyed the Word in union with Christ, that history was written in the Breath of God and it formed the pages of the Bible we read now. Today we have Bibles in many versions and hundreds of languages. But unlike the first century saints, today we lack the deep conviction about the written Word and we miss the inseparable communion with the Living Word. If we are not desperate we won’t be able to catch up with the brand marks of the Bride.

And these days, be watchful of people who overdo teachings and distort Biblical Principles regarding the moves of God. Paul said to Timothy (1Tim 1.3-8) ” Instruct certain people not to teach any different doctrine, and not to occupy themselves with myths and endless genealogies that promote speculations rather than the Divine training that is known by faith.

Here Paul exposes the sharp motive of the teaching. He says “The aim of instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience and sincere faith. Some people have deviated from these and turned to meaningless talk, desiring to be teachers without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make assertions.

Paul who wrote half of the New Testament says, I want to know Him more deeply and intimately, through the power of resurrection and for that he was willing to pay the price. He expressed his willingness to share in the sufferings of Christ. Let’s be God conscious than people conscious for the perfecting work of God to be done in us. His touch can accomplish greater things according to His will than hours of human counseling or preaching.

In 2010 a remnant church that is hungry for God’s word and thirsty for His Holy Spirit is goanna rise up. More than self pleasing, people or world pleasing they will be deeply concerned about pleasing God through every move of the Holy Spirit. The Bride is always ready to obey the Word and follow the Holy Spirit every day. Hello…what about you ?!!!

May God be with you to teach you and guide you through in 2010 and for ever. Amen!!!