Posts tagged ‘great commission’

Christian You Have an Eternal Purpose Here and Now

This means, if I have the opportunity to fill some of the needs of people in my church who have true needs, I should do so. It also means that I should reach beyond the walls of my own local church to reach people who are unchurched but whose needs are just as real, just as palpable. If I can meet some of those needs, I have an obligation to do so. The Christian’s purpose is two-fold: 1) to take care of those within the Body of Christ, and 2) to reach out to the lost. This is built into the Great Commission. If you’re “going it alone,” you’re doing it wrong, I’m sorry to say. Concerned about what your local church teaches or believes? Find another. Can’t find one? Then start a group in your home with other like-minded Christians. We are a body, connected with one another. We are not meant to “go it alone.”

Continue Reading May 23, 2016 at 11:39 AM

How to Ignore the World, Its Lies, Its Folly in All Forms

What else has all of this information overload done for us? Aside from keeping us in a constant state of worry and fear, we have lost our ability to evangelize the lost, if we’d ever had it. That’s on the back burner because there are more pressing things for us to we believe. We’ve got to change society. We’ve got to elect the “right” politician and for many Christians right now, that correct politician is Donald Trump. Why? Because several “prophets” and “apostles” have said so, that’s why.

Continue Reading May 23, 2016 at 7:41 AM

Signs, Wonders, Tongues, and Miracles of Today, Part 3

Jesus used miracles to authenticate His credentials and ministry to the leaders of Israel. They rejected Him in spite of those credentials. Jesus spent His ministry meeting needs of the average person. Miracles mean nothing without actual love for people. Yeah, they can be exciting, noteworthy, and uplifting. The problem though is that miracles in and of themselves do not necessarily convince people that God is God. Often, it takes someone who is willing to spend time with someone, listen to them, and even help them in their need. This is exactly what Jesus did.

Continue Reading May 19, 2016 at 1:27 PM 2 comments

It’s All About Dominionism, Kingdom Now, and the New Apostolic Reformation, Part 3

People like C. Peter Wagner do not appear to understand why things are unfolding as they are unfolding in the world. I believe the reason has to do with an erroneous focus of Scripture. These folks see the Great Commission as a tool to increase the Lord’s Army in order to take the world back for God. They do not necessarily see the Great Commission as an end in and of itself, one that brings tremendous glory to God as more lost souls are brought into the heavenly kingdom via salvation.

Continue Reading May 11, 2016 at 11:34 AM

It’s All About Dominionism, Kingdom Now, and the New Apostolic Reformation, Part 2

Evil isn’t winning. Though it may seem that way, it is far from it. It’s all part of God’s plan and He does not need any of us to carry it out though He has chosen to use some who will answer His call. In fact, while He graciously allows us to be part of the picture (and doesn’t have to), He in no way expects us to carry the brunt of the work anymore than He expects us to earn our salvation. You didn’t earn your salvation, right? Jesus literally bought it for you. You received it what He bought. Satan will receive the consequences of Christ’s victory at some point in the future. For now, God allows Satan to live as though he is still in control, but his end is certain (Revelation 20:10).

Continue Reading May 10, 2016 at 7:33 PM

What Are We to Think of the Prophets and Apostles that Exist Today? Part 4

But here we are because we think the Holy Spirit lives within us (He does if we are actually saved), then He will guide us into all truth. We discount our fallen, sinful natures that exist right alongside of our new natures deep within us. Feelings will lead us astray. God’s Word won’t, if we are willing to obey it.

Christians need to stop focusing on things that cater to our fallen natures. Feelings or emotions – when used to determine truth – will fail more times than they might succeed. We must use His Word, not the way we feel about something. His Word will not fail. Rather than give heed to some person who believes they have been given apostolic authority or mantled with the title “prophet,” take what they teach and actually compare it to God’s Word.

Continue Reading May 10, 2016 at 11:21 AM 1 comment

How Evil Can Society Become?

Selfishness abounds. Violence in society stems from that. The more people seek to elevate self, the greater the violence in society will become. We can argue until we’re blue in the face about the fluctuation of crime and why this exists. We can talk about whether stronger gun laws would help or if the ability to carry a weapon becoming easier would help. In the end, it doesn’t matter because what we are seeing taking place in society is the growing phenomenon of relentless selfish pursuits. The more selfish people become, the less they will care about anyone other than themselves.

Continue Reading April 18, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Ins and Outs, Debates and Arguments Related to Eschatology

Folks, we need to get rid of the acrimony within Christendom. Frankly, I would choose never to preach on the last days again except to note that Jesus is coming back one day and He will reign over all the earth if that eliminated at least some of the acrimony that exists. The rest of Eschatology is up for grabs even though I have strong views concerning it. If discussing it does not cause me to be more loving to my brothers and sisters in the Lord, then I should not discuss it. End of story.

Continue Reading April 13, 2016 at 7:34 AM

All You Need to Know About Conspiracy Theories, Part 7

When we speak of God’s sovereignty, we are referring to the fact that ultimately, all things work together to bring God glory. In other words, though things seem out of control in many ways now, we know that this cannot be what is actual. God is allowing discontent to build up in the world. He is allowing circumstances to develop so that a one-world governmental system will come into existence. He is allowing things to occur that will one day bring the “man of sin” to the point of ruling the entire worlIn short, God is giving Satan as much leash (and he is remains on a leash) as needed in order for Satan to attempt to bring his promises of Isaiah 14 to fruition.

Continue Reading February 2, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Satan Will Use Whatever He Can to Fill Spiritual Holes in People

Satan doesn’t want people to become Christians. That his secondary agenda, with his first being to thwart God at every turn, including doing his best to keep Jesus from returning to this earth physically during the Second Coming, which occurs at the end of the Tribulation period. One of the best ways Satan can keep people from becoming a Christian is to keep them as far away from Jesus as possible. Obviously, if Satan can create ways for people to kill themselves (even accidentally, through illicit drug use), then he’ll go for it. One less individual who will make it into heaven.

Continue Reading December 21, 2015 at 7:57 AM

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