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JUST DANCE YOUR DANCING STYLE 

Date: 22nd Of April 2018

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Today marks the 12th anniversary of my face to face encounter with Jesus Christ with was Saturday , 5am, 22nd April, 2006. Christianity became a matter of complete conviction for me.
Summary of the message for me and the body of Christ is “look for churches that are discipling and be one.”
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Today’s Key Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
 
If Soul winning is God’s number one (1) agenda, it will make sense to partner with him to achieve that objective. But How Monday? I will say Find Your Dancing Style and Exploit It based on Romans 12:3-8. One jacket fit all evangelism style will not work for everyone. Jesus did not do that and His first set of disciples didn’t. To one He says ” today, I will eat at your house” and to another “give me water to drink.
The Holy Spirit has equipped the body of Christ with gifts for equipping and reaching out to the lost. We should ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to discern  and yield ourselves as vessels to obey when situation demands it.
Whilst we are evangelizing or discipling converts, we must as much as is in our ability, by the grace which Christ provides to be authentic, compassionate and sacrificial in words, thoughts and deed. 
Here are seven (7) evangelism personality style from scripture and see if that is your style and get resources to help: 
1) Peter’s direct approach 
Acts 2:37-39
37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
All Peter needed to take action was to be convinced he was right, and there was almost no stopping him. He was confident, he was bold, and he was right at the point. Do you realize there are people in our world that would not make a decision for Christ until someone like Peter holds their feet to the fire? If you think this approach is for you, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to know how, when, and where to direct your words as well as wisdom you will need to do it with an appropriate mix of grace and truth. The Holy Spirit is waiting for you to ask in the place of prayer. visit the following Jesus page https://www.otakada.org/resources-following-jesus/ or self paced online course https://www.otakada.org/otakada-online-courses/
2) Paul’s Intellectual Approach
Acts 17:22-23
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;
23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you:
Paul was an educated Jew and his organized mind and prove it to me kind of person even informed the approach Christ used to reach out to him on his way to arrest Christians in Damascus. Paul’s presentation of the gospel was logical and reasoned and Christ sent him to philosophers in Athens. Is intellectual approach one that fits you? Are you an inquisitive type who enjoys working with ideas and evidence? This style has become more important as our society has become increasingly secular. Seekers need to hear the gospel not only declared but also defined and defended. You can visit our apologetic page https://www.otakada.org/ministry-muslem-1-world-apologetics-discipleship-institute/
3) The Blind Man’s Testimonial Approach 
John 9:24-26
24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”
25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
No theological debate for the Blind man. He spoke from his experience and confidently declared, “One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” Could that story be yours? Do you, like the man who had been blind, feel comfortable telling others how God led you to Himself? Stories like yours can be powerful tools. Otakada has stories from other Christians as well that could help spice up the discussion visit @ https://www.otakada.org/my-story-whats-yours/ or send yours
4) Matthew’s Interpersonal Approach
Luke 5:27-29
27 After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.”
28 So he left all, rose up, and followed Him.
29 Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them.
In Luke 5:29, he put on a big party for all his friends and invited Jesus in. He relied on his relationship circle to have someone with the tools to do the speaking. Are you the people kind of person? Why don’t you partners with the local church or persons that could communicate the gospel clearly to be part of your celebration and give room for the gospel to be shared at some point ? If you can’t find one, we have materials at http://www.otakada.orgusing the discovery process and have Jesus speak for him self and have any of the facilitate using links on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wOtakadaDBSMovementApp_6996986
5) The Samaritan Woman’s Invitational Approach
John 4:39
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.”
Do you have conviction that Jesus is the Messiah? Then why don’t you invite people and tell them about Him, share your encounter and have Him speak to them? You can begin a discovery process by allowing people to discover Jesus for themselves from the pages of the bible. You can visit http://www.otakada.org/dbs-dmm or download the app
If you need help, we are available to walk you through
6) Tabitha’s service approach ( Acts 9:36) 
Acts 9:36
36 At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.
42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.
Are you passionate about works of charity? Can you give and out give without complains? Then you already have a platform to reach others in your community like prisons, the homeless, those in hospital, orphans or even your neigbour in need , driver, security man, house help , work colleague , the list is endless. 
7) Be Yourself approach
John 8:57-59
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
To be yourself, you have to know yourself and the gift the Holy Spirit has deposited within you for service. There are people you cannot reach by direct contact. Just be available and praying can initiate the process through another person. Sometimes, it takes Jesus to intervene directly. Key word is to be willing to join the army of laborers and be available to do what it takes online and offline . 
Apart from the self discovery process, we several approaches to witnessing that you might do good to review and use what works for you… 
Hereunder are 3 videos that could aid explaining the good news to children and adult. It works for children and it will work for you or find using below blog link to get full length.
 
Explaining the Gospel message 12 minutes
 
Explaining the gospel 9 minutes
Explaining the gospel message – True Consequences 4 minutes
Shalom!
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Vision Of Glowing Bible On The Pulpit – 6659 of 7000

 

Download Discovery Process On Luke 15 – The Prodigal Son Discovering Foundations #2 In English, French and Arabic

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God’s No. 1 Agenda: Making and  Multiplying Obedient Disciples : Luke 15:1- End ; Matt 28: 18,19
Does Today’s Church ( Body of Christ – You and I Believers ) Agenda Agree with God’s No 1? If Not, Why Not? How Then Can We Do This Without Breaking The Bank Or Breaking Ourselves In The Process? If You Are Not At All Concerned, Please Don’t  Read Further. If You However Need Some Help and Some PUSH, This Piece Is For You.
 
My Story: The VISION of The Glowing Bible On The Pulpit In April 2017.
 
About a year ago in April towards the end of my season of waiting and praying for the body of Christ and church leadership, the Lord opened my eyes to the vision of a glowing bible on the pulpit. I stood behind the pulpit and I could not speak while this was ongoing. After this, I could not give a satisfactory interpretation of what this meant until five months later.  But before the interpretation, read the following seven scriptures below, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you where you are at and help you discover what these means to your work and walk with Him and let us commit to obey all. To help our discovery process find attached a discovery process using Luke 15 from otakada site at http://www.otakada.com/dbs-dmm. Any study can be generated in any language. Attached is a simple process in English, French and Arabic, can be printed for offline study, read off devices or get the app on android using group code 777 to join , learn or start a discipleship group at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.our.discoveries , need a coach to start, visit https://www.otakada.org/request-for-coaching/
 
 
Jeremiah 23:28-29
28 “The prophet who has a DREAM, let him tell a DREAM; And he who has My WORD , let him speak My WORD faithfully. What is the CHAFF to the WHEAT?” says the LORD.
29 “Is not My WORD like a FIRE?” says the LORD, “And like a HAMMER that BREAKS the ROCK in PIECES?
 
Hebrews 4:11-12
11 Let us therefore be DILIGENT to enter that REST, lest anyone FALL according to the same example of DISOBEDIENCE. 12 For the WORD of God is LIVING and POWERFUL, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the DIVISION of SOUL and SPIRIT, and of JOINTS and MARROW, and is a DISCERNER of the THOUGHTS and INTENTS of the heart.
 
2 Timothy 2:14-15
14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about WORDS to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.15 Be DILIGENT to present yourself APPROVED to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, RIGHTLY dividing the WORD of TRUTH.
 
John 16:12-13
12 “I still have MANY THINGS to say to YOU, but you cannot bear them now.
13 However, when He, the SPIRIT of TRUTH, has come, He will GUIDE you into ALL TRUTH; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
 
2 Corinthians 4:5-6
5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
 
Hebrews 8:10-12
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
 
Luke 15:7
7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
 
Today, with our hyperactive lifestyle, we can get so easily entangled and ensnared in the internal issues, agendas, programs, activities, questions, and personal situations in our churches that it’s hard to remember that the primary reason we remain on this planet as Christians is to reach the people “out there.” We as individual Christians and collective churches need to recalibrate our sight on the mission God has given us born again believers: reaching spiritual lost people. We have witnessed and are witnessing in interviewing people Jesus is encountering, not in visions or dreams but in real life. Jesus is speaking to people and giving them clarity without a preacher or a teacher but by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit using the instrumentality of the bible. This is the glowing bible I saw in vision. Disciples are being made by people discovering God by themselves through the pages of the bible without a preacher. Or job as preachers, leaders and evangelist is to be part of the discovery process, while providing oversight. Pastors, ministers, missionaries, church leaders are noticing burdens taken off their back as they allow Jesus take back His church.  These encounters are occurring both with adults and children cutting across cultures, religion and denominational lines. It is time to rethink our strategy again to reaching the lost, allowing the Holy Spirit work in us and through us and we ourselves staying and walking in the straight and narrow path. We have put together a discovery bible process with content that is already helping us be disciples and multiply disciples by discovering Jesus anew through the pages of the bible and helping others discover God for themselves. What we discover, we own and run with it. Join this process today to reach the lost for Christ. Jesus is speaking life to disciples and to the lost, one at a time. We will be bringing you stories and testimonies from the field in the coming days and weeks of the lives that are been transformed supernaturally. Expect these content once a week or follow the blog at https://shop.otakada.org/blog or at http://www.otakada.org/category/blog.  Again Visit http://www.otakada.org/dbs-dmm and avail yourself of the DBS resources. Or Get the app on android using group code 777 to download, join , learn or start a discipleship group at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.our.discoveries , need a coach to start, visit https://www.otakada.org/request-for-coaching/
 
 
Watch the 4 minutes video to give you a clearer perspective.
 
Remember this formula of the importance of salt and light and how it should be applied using (High Potency (HP)+ Close Proximity (CP) ) Salt + ( Clear Communication (CP) ) Light = Maximum Impact (MI) 
 

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Construction Engineer Joey Carlos Is Bringing Thousands To Christ Through His Professional Network. 12,300 converts in 3 years

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Construction Engineer Joey Carlos Is Bringing Thousands To Christ Through His Professional Network. 12,300 converts in 3 years. How Exactly Did He Do It? What Can We Learn? Watch This 11 Minutes Video And Be Inspired

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Jesus Risen! What then does that mean to ME and YOU as Christians?

The work of the Lord is NOT my work! (1 Cor. 3:5, 7, 23) It is the Lord’s work! The work of the Lord affords me an exclusive opportunity and beautiful relationship: to labor together WITH God! (2 Cor. 6:1) When I labor in the work of the Lord: It is God who works in [me]…mightily…what is well pleasing in His sight (Phil. 2:13; Col. 1:29; Heb. 13:21) I get to work WITH God while He works IN me! I belong to God! My work belongs to God!

#service #selfless_service #laborer #vineyard #abide #mystory #witnessing #church #compromise #died #dead #death #decay #faithful #5022-7000
Date : 1st of April 2018

Yes, Jesus Died, has Risen and Sits at the Right Hand of God in GLORY. The One Million Dollar or Naira Question Is, “what then does that mean to ME and YOU as Christians?”
Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5022 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ are hardworking, productive LABORERS for Gods kingdom.

John 12:20-21 There were some Greeks in town who had come up to worship at the Feast. They approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee: “Sir, we want to see Jesus. Can you help us?”

22-23 Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip together told Jesus. Jesus answered, “Time’s up. The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

24-25 “Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.

26 “If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then you’ll be where I am, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. The Father will honor and reward anyone who serves me.

Comment: Let us read above scripture several times over meditatively and using other versions if possible to gain clarity. What are we learning from above scripture in relation to being a Christian and what Jesus desires of us? Is it possible I have missed the plot as a follower of Christ? What amendment(s) and commitment(s) can I make in the place of consecration or separation and service unto the Lord as a LABORER in the vineyard? Am I really ready to be a LABORER for Jesus, daily going to construction site of the earth and being paid the least,but doing most of the work? Can I do something that does not benefit me directly,but for the benefit of others who are unappreciative, insultive, and still do it wholeheartedly anyways? In doing that, am I willing to die, real death in the process ? This is what Jesus did and is calling all of us disciples ( laborers) to do in comfort and discomfort. This is what we call Christianity. May He find me you and I faithfully planting the seed in the harvest field of life as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ in Jesus name, amen.

P.S – How about you? Don’t abide alone, don’t die a lone Christian for whom Jesus died. Go and multiply yourself till Jesus returns. Happy Resurrection Sunday.

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GOOD FRIDAY? What is so good about a day when someone special died?

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GOOD FRIDAY? How can the death of someone special be a good day that warrants celebration?

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Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5021 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ dies daily to self to be effective in the supreme call over all disciples of Christ. The place of death, is the place of increase and multiplication of fruits and more seeds. The place a disciple is alive is the place of stunted growth, corrupt fruits and seeds.

John 12:23-26
23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
25 He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

John 12:32
32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”

Luke 9:23-26
23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.

Comment: 2000 plus years ago, Gods seed was killed and buried but on the third day, He resurrected. Despite intense persecution against the WAY all through history, that single seed is still speaking life and bringing to life billions in darkness and death who are then bringing forth more seeds and harvest into the kingdom. God’s wisdom is foolishness to the world.
Lord, I receive grace to die to self daily as I follow You for effectiveness in the place of multiplication and increase of godly seeds in the earth in Jesus name, amen.
Are you willing and ready to die to self daily or just when it is convenient?

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How can I tell I am a Lukewarm Christian that is going nowhere in God?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How can I Tell I Am A Lukewarm Christian That Is Going Nowhere? Lets read the letter to the Laodicea church followed by 18 indicators that will help us look ourselves in the mirror and make necessary amends as we celebrate this Easter the one to whom we must give account of our pilgrimage.

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Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5020 of 7000 – The obedient disciple of Christ in the marketplace leaves no room for lukewarmness. Lukewarmness makes us indecisive. Lukewarmness is a fence position in the realm of the spirit and that is the enemy’s territory. 

James 4: But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Revelation 3:14 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning andAuthor of God’s creation:

15 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!

16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!

17 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.

18 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.

19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince andreprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest andburning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].

20 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.

21 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.

22 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).

Here are 18 indicators of lukewarmness. Lets look at the mirror and see if we fit into the warning to the church in Laodicea. Lets BEGIN! 

1\. Lukewarm people attend church fairly regularly. It is what is expected of them, what they believe “good Christians” do, so they go. Isaiah 29:13
 
2\. Lukewarm people give money to charity and to the church as long as it doesn’t impinge on their standard of living. If they have a little extra and it is easy and safe to give, they do so, After all, God loves a cheerful giver, right? 1 Chronicles 21:24, Luke 21:1-4
 
3\. Lukewarm people tend to choose what is popular over what is right when they are in conflict. They desire to fit in both at church and outside of church; they care more about what people think of their actions (like church attendance and giving) than what God thinks of their hearts and lives. Luke 6:26, Revelation 3:1, Matthew 23:5-7 4.
 
4: Lukewarm people don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin. They don’t genuinely hate sin and aren’t truly sorry for it; they’re merely sorry because God is going to punish them. Lukewarm people don’t really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one. John 10:10, Romans 6:1-2.
 
5\. Lukewarm people are moved by stories of people who do radical things for Christ, yet they do not act. They assume such action is for “extreme” Christians, not average ones. Lukewarm people call “radical” what Jesus expected of all His followers. James 1:22, James 4:17, Matthew 21:28-31
 
6\. Lukewarm people rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends. They do not want to be rejected, nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talking about private issues like religion. Matthew 10:32-33
 
7\. Lukewarm people gauge their morality or “goodness” by comparing themselves to the secular world. They feel satisfied that while they aren’t as hard-core for Jesus as so-and-so, they are nowhere as horrible as the guy down the street. Luke 18:11-12
 
8\. Lukewarm people say they love Jesus, and He is, indeed, a part of their lives, their money, and their thoughts, but he isn’t allowed to control their lives. Luke 9:57-62
 
9\. Lukewarm people love God, but they do not love Him all their heart, soul, and strength. They would be quick to assure you they try to love God that much, but that sort of total devotion isn’t really possible for the average person; its only for pastors and missionaries and radicals. Matthew 22:37-38
 
10\. Lukewarm people love others but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves. Their love for others is typically focused on those who love them in return, like family, friends, and other people they know and connect with. There is a little love left over for those who cannot love them back, much less for those who intentionally slight them, who kids are better athletes than theirs, or with whom conversations are awkward or uncomfortable. Their love is highly conditional and very selective, and generally comes with strings attached. Matthew 5:43-47, Luke 14:12-14
 
11\. Lukewarm people will serve God and others, but there are limits to how far they will go or how much time, money, and energy they are willing to give. Luke 18:21-25
 
12\. Lukewarm people think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven. Daily life is mostly focused on today’s to-do list, this week’s schedule, and next month’s vacation. Rarely, if ever do they intently consider the life to come. Philippians 3:18-20
 
13\. Lukewarm people are thankful for their luxuries and comforts, and rarely consider trying to give as much as possible to the poor. Matthew 25:34, 40, Isaiah 58:6-7
 
14\. Lukewarm people do whatever is necessary to keep themselves from feeling too guilty. They want to do the bare minimum, to be “good enough” without requiring too much of them. 1 Chronicles 29:14, Matthew 13:44-46
 
15\. Lukewarm people are continually concerned with playing it safe; they are slaves to the god of control. This focus on safe living keeps them sacrificing and risking for God. Matthew 10:28
 
16\. Lukewarm people feel secure because they attend church, made a profession of faith at age twelve(12) or fifty(50), were baptized, come from a Christian family.
 
17\. Luke warm people do not live by faith; their lives are structured so they never have to. They don’t have to trust God if something unexpected happens- they have their savings account. They don’t need God to help them—they have their retirement plan in place. They don’t genuinely seek out what life God would have them live—they have life figured and mapped out. They don’t depend on God on a daily basis-their refrigerators are full and, for the most part, they are in good health. The truth is, their lives wouldn’t look much different if they suddenly stopped believing in God. Luke 12:16-21
 
18\. Lukewarm people probably drink and swear less than average, but besides that, they really aren’t very different from your typical unbeliever. They equate their partially sanitized lives with holiness, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Matthew 23:25-28, Luke 14:34-35

Prayer: Oh Lord God,  I earnestly do not want to be part of these 18 classes above, as I make a solemn commitment today to stay out. As You see my willingness, help me to stay completely true to You and set me on fire for You in Jesus name, amen. How about You? Commitment to Christ and His standard signifies to Him that I am ready, willing and need help. He will then release the needed grace to do as anticipated. Are you sincerely willing? May He meet you today at this point of need in this easter season.

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Can i keep some old and some new?

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Can I keep part of my old self and part of the new or do I need to be whole faithfully? The Church in Philadelphia had something for every church to mirror

Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5019 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ knows that failing in one is failing in all. God looks at our total being to see if we are wholehearted towards Him.

Revelation 3:7-8
7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”:8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’

James 2 :1-4 My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. If a man enters your church wearing an expensive suit, and a street person wearing rags comes in right after him, and you say to the man in the suit, “Sit here, sir; this is the best seat in the house!” and either ignore the street person or say, “Better sit here in the back row,” haven’t you segregated God’s children and proved that you are judges who can’t be trusted?

5-7 Listen, dear friends. Isn’t it clear by now that God operates quite differently? He chose the world’s down-and-out as the kingdom’s first citizens, with full rights and privileges. This kingdom is promised to anyone who loves God. And here you are abusing these same citizens! Isn’t it the high and mighty who exploit you, who use the courts to rob you blind? Aren’t they the ones who scorn the new name—”Christian”—used in your baptisms?

8-11 You do well when you complete the Royal Rule of the Scriptures: “Love others as you love yourself.” But if you play up to these so-called important people, you go against the Rule and stand convicted by it. You can’t pick and choose in these things, specializing in keeping one or two things in God’s law and ignoring others. The same God who said, “Don’t commit adultery,” also said, “Don’t murder.” If you don’t commit adultery but go ahead and murder, do you think your non-adultery will cancel out your murder? No, you’re a murderer, period.

12-13 Talk and act like a person expecting to be judged by the Rule that sets us free. For if you refuse to act kindly, you can hardly expect to be treated kindly. Kind mercy wins over harsh judgment every time.

Prayer: Spirit of the living God, help us, your church to be whole faithfully unto the Lord in Jesus name, amen

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Can there really be a dead church?

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Lord, You mean a church can just die out and you permit it, ain’t we supposed to be engraved in the palm of your hands? The church at Sardis ignored warning and died of her own choosing.

Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5018 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ must be fruitful and productive unto the Lord knowing the mind of Christ that anything that is not fruitful or productive as it concerns the kingdom is permitted and set aside for decay, die a natural death or perishes.

Matthew 21:19-20
19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”

James 1:2-4 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

Revelation 3:1-6
1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’

Comment : The “dead” church The church at Sardis was described as being “dead” (3:1). It appeared to be alive – had “a reputation of being alive” – looked spiritually vibrant on the outside – but was spiritually lifeless. There is nothing in scripture that says once saved, forever saved. This a lie to cause Christians to live compromised lives. God will be unjust to permit enthronement of wickedness and iniquity in His body without doing something about it. Heaven will be filled with overcomers and not fly by night Church goers who are not committed to Jesus Christ in thought, words and deeds.
Heavenly Father, I desire to be constantly productive and fruitful in your kingdom, help me to so do for You are no respecter of persons but only those who obey you totally in Jesus name, amen.
How about you? How productive and fruitful are you? Let’s make amends TODAY tomorrow might be TOO late.

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Are You Compromised?

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How resolute is my allegiance to God ? Let’s get a glimpse at the compromising Church in Thyatira.

Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5017 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ does not compromise with the aim of pleasing people or avoiding disagreement.

Revelation 2:
18 Write this to Thyatira, to the Angel of the church. God’s Son, eyes pouring fire-blaze, standing on feet of furnace-fired bronze, says this:

19 “I see everything you’re doing for me. Impressive! The love and the faith, the service and persistence. Yes, very impressive! You get better at it every day.

20-23 “But why do you let that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet mislead my dear servants into Cross-denying, self-indulging religion? I gave her a chance to change her ways, but she has no intention of giving up a career in the god-business. I’m about to lay her low, along with her partners, as they play their sex-and-religion games. The bastard offspring of their idol-whoring I’ll kill. Then every church will know that appearances don’t impress me. I x-ray every motive and make sure you get what’s coming to you.

24-25 “The rest of you Thyatirans, who have nothing to do with this outrage, who scorn this playing around with the Devil that gets paraded as profundity, be assured I’ll not make life any harder for you than it already is. Hold on to the truth you have until I get there.

26-28 “Here’s the reward I have for every conqueror, everyone who keeps at it, refusing to give up: You’ll rule the nations, your Shepherd-King rule as firm as an iron staff, their resistance fragile as clay pots. This was the gift my Father gave me; I pass it along to you—and with it, the Morning Star!

29 “Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.”

Comment: The church in Thyatira had love, faith, persistence and service but a very strong desire to carry everybody along. They were a compromising church .This is very subtle position to be in and requires the searchlight of the Holy Spirit to expose falsehood from truth. That church was wiped out.
Lord purify my heart , cause my motive for serving you to be motivated by undivided loyalty, lacking compromises in Jesus name, amen

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