|Wolf in sheep clothing or real !!|
|The main purpose and work of a pastor or predecessor is to save souls. I assume, as a sure fact, that he is not a straightforward predecessor when he does not feel that. Do not talk to me about the man's disposition. Everything can be done according to the rules. One can hold him for a respectable man. But if the saving of souls is not his predominant passion and is always a recurring thought, he is not a true preacher of the gospel. He is then a hireling and no shepherd. Municipalities may appeal to him, but he is not called by the Holy Spirit.
Is it his primary purpose to lead a service or to keep a number of sermons? Is it merely to administer the sacraments or to commit to marrying? They are sent to bring people from darkness to light and power of satan to god. They are sent to convince people to flee for the wrath that will come across the world. They are sent to deliver the people from serving the world and bring to service to God, the Lord. Paul summarizes this as follows: I have become weak for the weak to win the weak; For all I have been everything, in any case, to save some. (1 Corinthians 9:22)
Do not think that everything is in jugs and jars, when we have organized all kinds of services and convinced people to attend them. Do not think everything is fine when the church is full and many go to the Supper and the Sunday school is well stocked. What matters is the working of the Holy Spirit among men, a clear sense of sin, a living faith in Christ. A change of our heart, taking a clear distance from the world and not forgetting a holy walk with God
|The Weight of the Dearth|
|The Bible does not say that God punished the human race for the sin of a human, but that the sinfulness of sin, that is, my claim to self-determination, the human race has come through a human being, and that another human is the sin of humanity gender to take her away (Hebrews 9:26), - a revelation that is much deeper. Sincerity for sin is not in immorality and in doing evil, but in the mind of self-sufficiency: I am my own God. This attitude can manifest itself in a decent moral or in an indecent morality, but they have the same basis, n.l. My claim to self-determination. When our Lord came to the people with all the strengths of evil in them, and toward those who lived pure and were moral and righteous, he did not pay attention to the moral moral of the one or the highest moral of the others; He looked forward to something we did not see, that is, to the attitude.
Sin is something I've been born with and what I cannot control. God touches sin in salvation. In the Cross of Jesus Christ, God has redeemed the entire human race from the possibility of being condemned as a result of inheritance. God does not charge anyone in the world that he is obedient to inheritance. The condemnation is not because I was born with inheritance, but if I am aware that Jesus Christ has come to deliver me from it, and I refuse to let Him do that, then I will start from that moment to bear the seal of the damnation. "This is the judgment (the critical moment)" that the light came into the world, and the people had darkness rather than the light "(John 3:19).
|Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest that he send forth workers in his harvest. Matthew 9:38.|
|The secret of the missionary issue has God in hand, and that secret is prayer, and not work, that is, no work as one usually understands that word, because it could mean a failure to focus on God. The key to solving the transmission problem is not in common sense, in the medical mission, neither in civilization nor in education, even in evangelism. The key is the prayer. "Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest".
Of course, prayer is not a practical method but a foolishness; We must realize that prayer is foolish when one sees the matter from the common sense. As Jesus Christ sees the things, there is no mention of nations but of the world. How many of us pray without regard to the person, only with respect to a person, Jesus Christ? Home belongs to the harvest ripened by repulsion and sin consciousness, and for this harvest we must pray that workers are sent out to bring him. We are seized by all kinds of activity, while around us people are ripe for harvesting; and we do not get from within, but waste the time of our Lord with excessive activity. Imagine that the crisis would come in the life of your father, in the case of your brother: are you there as a worker to get the harvest for Jesus Christ? I actually have something very special! No Christian has something special to do. A Christian is called to belong to Jesus Christ, and may not stand above His Master; Jesus does not write what he intends to do. Our Lord does not appeal to a special work; He calls on Himself. "Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest" and He will guide the circumstances and send you out.
|He who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do, and greater than these, because I go to the Father. John 14:12.|
|Prayer does not mean that we are able to do larger works: praying is the bigger work. We think prayer is a logical exercise of our higher functions to prepare us for God's work. In the preaching of Jesus Christ, the work of the miracle of salvation in me prays, bringing the miracle of salvation to others through the power of God. These fruits can only be preserved by prayer, but remember that this prayer is based on the soul anxiety of salvation, not on my own anxiety. Only a child receives a hearing on his prayer, a wise human being.
Prayer is a fight; Where you are, it does not matter. How God leads to the circumstances, you are called to pray. Never let the thought come true that few of you go out, because there can certainly not be anything from you where you are not. Pray, in what circumstances God has placed you, call Him "and what you will pray in My name, I will do" (verse 13). We only want to pray if we experience emotions; This is the worst form of spiritual selfishness. We must float as God's guidance tells us, and He says "Prayer": "Then pray the Lord of the harvest, that he may send forth workers in his harvest" (Matthew 9:38).
There is no emotion in the work of an ordinary worker, but it is the ordinary worker who allows the ideas of the genius; and it is the ordinary worker in the Kingdom of God who allows the ideas of his master. Your labor consists of praying, and from God's point of view, there are results all the time. What will surprise you when the veil is lifted and you will see the souls harvested by you simply because you simply received your commandments from Jesus Christ.
|My Kingdom is not of this world John 18:36|
|The greatest enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ in our day is the perception of practical work that is not based on the New Testament, but on the methods of the world, with particular emphasis on developing a great activity, but not on a personal life with God. Emphasis is placed on the wrong point. Jesus said, "The Kingdom of God does not come to the fore ... because, see, the kingdom of God is with you" (Luke 17: 20-21), a hidden mysterious thing. An active worker in the Kingdom of God lives too often in a glass house. But the living power of God originates in the inner of the inner.
We must get rid of the miserable religious spirit of our time.
In the life of our Savior there was no trace of that great activity, with all the hunting and the hustle of which we look so high, and the disciple must be the Master. The central point in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is a personal bond with Him, not public utility to humanity.
The strength of this Bible study school is not in practical work, its strength lies in the fact that you are laid before God in the week. You have no idea where God will lead your circumstances, you do not know what pressure he will put you here or overseas and if you turn your time into exaggerated activities instead of the great fundamental truths of God's salvation in you to work through, then you will turn off as soon as the pressure comes; but if this time is consumed with God, it is being - rooted - rooted and grounded, then you will keep him faithful in whatever happens.
|Associate of God in the gospel of Christ 1 Thessalonians 3: 2|
|After your sanctification it is difficult for you to determine what your purpose is in life because God has taken you into His plan by the Holy Spirit. He now uses you for His purposes throughout the world, as He has used His Son for the purpose of our salvation. If you seek great things for yourself, "God has called me this or to," then you prevent God from using you. As long as you focus your attention on your own character, or on something that sets your ambition, you cannot come to terms with God's interests. You can only come by giving up every dunk of yourself forever and by allowing God to take you directly into His plan for the world, and because your hallways are ways of the Lord, they can never understand.
I have to learn that my life goal is God's purpose and not mine.
God uses me from his comprehensive personal viewpoint, and all he asks of me is that I trust him, and I will never say, "Lord, this gives me so much heartache." When I speak this way, I get a block. Only when I stop telling God what I want, He can use me unrestrained for what he wants. He can make me small or raise me, He can do anything with me what He chooses. He only asks me to believe unconditionally in Him and in His goodness.
Self-complacency is from the devil; If I go out of this way, I cannot be used by God in His plan with the world. Then I live in "a world in the world" and God will never be able to get me out because I'm afraid to come to bed.
|Associate of God in the gospel of Christ. 1 Thessalonians 3: 2|
|After your sanctification it is difficult for you to determine what your purpose is in life because God has taken you into His plan by the Holy Spirit. He now uses you for His purposes throughout the world, as He has used His Son for the purpose of our salvation. If you seek great things for yourself, "God has called me for this or to," then you prevent God from using you. As long as you focus your interest on your own character or on something that sets your ambition, you cannot come to terms with God's interests. You can only get there by giving up every dunk of yourself forever and by allowing God to take you directly into His plan for the world, and because your hallways are ways of the Lord, they can never understand.
I have to learn that my life goal is God's purpose and not mine.
God uses me from His comprehensive personal viewpoint, and all that He asks of me is that I trust Him, and I will never say, "Lord, this gives me so much heartache." When I speak so, I become a block on the leg. Only when I stop telling God what I want, He can use me unrestrained for what he wants. He can make me small or raise me.
He can do anything with me what He chooses. He only asks me to believe unconditionally in Him and in His goodness. Self-complacency is from the devil: if I go out of this way, I cannot be used by God in His plan with the world. Then I live in "a world in the world" and God will never be able to get me out because I'm afraid to get in the cold.
|Concentration of Spiritual Power ... other than in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 6: 14|
|If you want to know the power of God (that is, the resurrection life of Jesus) in your mortal flesh, then you must delve into the suffering tragedy of God. Stop observing your own spiritual symptoms and immerse yourself in the suffering tragedy of God with all your mind; then God's power will be in you at the same time. "Turn to Me"; watch the Source outside us, then the subjective power within us will reveal itself. We lose strength if we do not focus on the right point. The fruit of the cross is salvation, sanctification, healing, etc., but we must not preach everything, we must preach Jesus Christ and those crucified (1 Corinthians 2: 2). The proclamation of Jesus himself will do his work. Concentrate in your preaching on the center of God, and although your hearers may seem to pay no attention to it, they can never remain the same people. If I bring my own message, it is as important to you as your message would be to me; but if I proclaim the truth of God, you will have to do it again and again; and that's the way it goes. We must concentrate on the core of spiritual power, the cross; we must remain in contact with that center where all power is contained, then that power will be poured out. In sanctification meetings and spiritual revival movements, one comes so lightly to focus less on the cross of Christ than on the practical fruits of the cross.
In our day people are criticizing the powerlessness of the churches, and that criticism is justified. One of the causes of this powerlessness is that the concentration of spiritual power has not been there; we have not gone deeply into the tragedy of Calvary and in the sense of redemption.
|Christian Perfection Not that I would have already obtained it or would already be perfect ...Philippians 3: 12.|
|There is a danger in the opinion that God wants to make us perfect examples of what He can do; God's purpose is to make us one with Him. The main idea of sanctifying movements is soon that God makes parades of holiness, to give them a place in His museum. If you continue to focus on that idea of personal holiness, the main purpose of your life will not be focused on God, but on what you call becoming God's public in your life. "It can never be God's will that I am sick," says you. If it were God's will to crush His own Son, why should He not crush you? What is of value to God is not your tough adherence to your concept of what a saint should be, but your real relationship to Jesus Christ and your surrender to Him, whether you are healthy or ill.
Christian perfection is not human perfection and can never be. Christian perfection is the perfection of a bond with God that manifests itself in the seemingly senseless things of human life. If you obey the voice of Jesus Christ, the first thing that strikes you is the seeming futility of the things that you have to do; and the next thing that strikes you is the fact that other people seem to have a perfectly coherent life. Such lives can give you the impression that we do not need God, that through human effort and dedication we can reach the height that God desires. In a fallen world that never succeeds. I have been called to live in perfect communion with God, so that my life in other lives generates a desire for God and no admiration for my person. Thinking about myself stands in the way of my usefulness to God. God does not want to make me a perfect human being as a model in His showroom. He brings me to the place where He can use me. Let Him do what He likes.
|The Offensive against Natural Life For those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5: 24.|
|Natural life is not sinful; we must have come to a complete break with sin and have nothing to do with sin in any form whatsoever. Sin belongs to hell and the devil; I belong, as a child of God, to heaven and to God.
It is not about giving up sin, but about giving up my right to myself, my natural tendency to independence and self-preservation, and on those points the struggle must be fought. It is precisely the things that, from a natural point of view, are right and noble and good that keep us from the best that God gives. The discovery that our natural virtues are hostile to our surrender to God brings our souls into the focus of its most severe struggle. Few of us transpose with the mean, the bad and the wrong, but we do transpose with the good. Good is the enemy of the best, and the higher one enters the ladder of natural virtues, the more fiercely the opposition becomes against Jesus Christ. "For those who belong to Jesus Christ have crucified the flesh"; it will cost your whole natural man and not just a part of it. Jesus said: "If anyone wants to come after me, he denies himself" (Matthew 16: 24), that is, he denied his right to himself; and a person must clearly realize who Jesus Christ is before he gets there. Be careful not to refuse to go to the funeral of your own independence.
Natural life is not spiritual, it can only be made spiritual by sacrifice. If we are not determined to sacrifice the natural, the supernatural can never become natural in us. It does not bother us; we all have it in our own hands. It is not a matter of praying, but of doing.