Let the river flow refers to the flow of the holy spirit. The gift of the church is the holy spirit and the gift of the world is Jesus Christ. The weakness of the church is that we are attracted to the works of the holy spirit rather than the person of the holy spirit. Those that believe in Jesus Christ must receive the holy spirit. When one is born again the next step is the baptism of the holy spirit. Baptism in the holy spirit will awaken your spirit (Acts 19: 2). Speaking in tongues signifies baptism of the holy spirit. Speaking in tongues connects us to the spiritual dimension.
To enter and experiment new things from God you are to be thirsty for the Holy Spirit. When you are thirsty you do not remain indifferent for transformation requires thirst. When you have a great desire you become innovative. To live in the prophetic: 1. Be conscious of the person of the Holy Spirit. 2. Be available to the Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit will seek and use those that are available.
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Theme for 2018 - PUSH which stands for "receive Power and Unleash it for the Salvation of Humanity". Our mandate is to "Worship God. Win our generation for him". Efforts in 2018: 1) Soul Winning - love and flexibility. 2) Service and 3) Salvation Benefits. 2018 will be a "Glorious year; year of laughter".
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
"We are all driven by a noble desire; a desire of Fulfillment and Fruitfulness or satisfaction and significance. But the way to get what you want is to reach out first to what you need." Reach out first to what you need - 1) The invitation: a) Universal b) Conditional c) Inclusive and d) Limitless. 2) The offer: a) New relationship with God. b) New reality of life. 3) The response: a) Indifferent b)Self content c) World content and d) DESIRE DRIVEN.
Our behavior betrays our belief in the promise. If we know that God is working for our good and that all things work out for our good then we should not worry. The promise gives us access but we also have a responsibility and have to apply effort to get hold of the promise. There is an eligibility clause we need to fulfill before we can access the promise - love of God. The love of God is different from expressions of love. The love of God is not meeting his needs, loving his gifts or the things he prompts us to do. But the love of God is an internal intangible disposition of heart.
How does a blessed person look like? On what basis is someone blessed? A blessed man does not: 1) Walk with the wicked. 2) Stand with mockers. 3) Sit in the seat of mockers. A blessed man: 1) Delights in the law of the Lord. 2) Meditates on the law of the Lord day and night. Then he will be fruitful and productive in all seasons.
We have been given all authority to GO and make disciples of all nations. The baton has been passed onto us: 1) Respond to the call to make disciples of all nations - invading territories with the Gospel. 2) Go with the intention of making
disciples of all nations. Share what we have learnt with others and connect with people - first we have to connect to Jesus Christ. 3) Know that Jesus Christ is with you. People matter to God so should they matter to us.
Every child of God should be ready to unashamedly proclaim the gospel to all; as a person who possesses and can share what can impart life, I am indebted to the people of my generation. I owe it to my God; I owe it to my Lord Jesus Christ; I owe it to the people of my generation; I owe it to the intrinsic power of the gospel
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
Seemingly impossible crises can be turned around through prayer and hard-work when people are determined to trust and obey God, and when they put His interest first. A nation in crisis is a result of: i) A discourage leader. ii) A demoralised army. iii) A devastated population. To turn everything around, we need a Partnership of trust with God.
To partner with God, we need to have: 1) Courage of conviction. 2) Careful selection - for some people are - i) Hold-backs ii) Sell-outs iii) Hide-outs iv) Sold-outs. 3) Confident approach - i) Strategic and ii) Decisive. We have great needs, but even a greater God. God uses the bold actions and fighting spirit of His people.
Sun, Jan 07, 2018
Some of the most amazing success stories have often come out of incredible crises.
Every crisis is an opportunity in disguise to learn, to adjust, to change, to improve, to grow, etc..., or even to refocus on what truly matters to the individual or the organization
Therefore don’t react to it, rather respond appropriately