Leadership Process – Servant Kingship!

Leadership Process – Servant Kingship!
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1 Cor 4 : 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

How life changes as we grow up. We first come to Jesus, and the whole world lights up. The sun seems brighter, the flowers more beautiful, the sky clear, and we simply want to love the whole world. Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. He loves me, He loves me, He loves me!
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May this love ever burn in our hearts! May this love compel us to action!

Yet, quickly, we also discover, there is great evil in the world. Fallen men, empowered by their sin nature, and devils do abominable things! Babies killed, abused, wars, carnage, greedy people raping others, the land, for their own selfish carnal desires to be met.

Then, someone teaches us that we have authority over the devil! That we have something to say in this world! We can exercise God’s authority in the earth, because we have read:
Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
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Re 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Indeed, we are kings before Him! Priests of the most High God! Offering acceptable sacrifices of prayer, praise, worship, and service, through Jesus shed blood!

1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
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We have been given authority over the works of darkness, positionally, and we begin to walk it out!

Luke 10: 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

We are those who hear His voice, and we get filled with the Holy Spirit, and experience His power in our lives. Signs and wonders start to happen, daily in our life!

Mark 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
We pray, and heaven opens, and we see visions, experience living revelation from a very living God.
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Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Yet, after some years, God decides on a specific calling for our lives, something for us to do individually…He speaks to us, and sends us….

The word apostle, simply means: ‘sent one’.

Now, I can send my children to the refrigerator for milk, making them the apostle of milk!
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In our reading today, this is not what Paul is talking about here. There is five fold ministry in the earth, set in place by the hand of God, to govern His church.

1Co 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
1Co 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
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Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

These offices are the government of God in the earth, with the authority, power, and grace from God, to accomplish what He needs established.

Rather than divert from the clear direction Holy Spirit is leading me today, please read: http://www.amazon.com/He-Gave-Gift…/…/0892765178/ref=sr_1_1…

Today, I am led to share about the journey from revelational position and spiritual authority, to practical authority, responsibility, and seasoned leadership, in authentic five fold ministry gifts operating in the earth, now.

Paul discovered himself, initially, in his early years of ministry, to be great in the kingdom, called of God, with both spiritual and earthly authority. He was a king, priest and lord, subject only to the King of all Kings,High Priest we confess, and the Lord of all Lords!

2Co 11:5 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

What caused the apostle Paul, to call himself the ‘very chiefest of apostles’?
He had a revelation from heaven, and it was incredibly great!

Yet, the character of the Master, must become the character of the servant.
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By the end of his life, we read, the same apostle Paul:
1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

The journey of life, from chief apostle, to chief of all sinners….

From king, priest and power, to
1 Cor 4: 9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

Did his identity change? Did God demote him?

Ro 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Nope, promoted him actually, so much so that he wrote over half of the New Testament.
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God did not change, but Paul did!

Consider carefully these words of Jesus:
Luke 22: 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

What I want you to see, is this. Your eternal rank, privilege, and reward, are given to you by God Himself, AS A SERVANT!
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Ro 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

I have discovered this as a missionary, first back to Canada my home country, and now to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the United States of America, and the nations, that my heavenly office, authority, and position are secure.

Yet in the natural order of life, my day to day walk, I have become a spectacle unto the world, a laughing stock from my family, colleagues from college, former business leadership friends, where I am at best, misunderstood.

Even angels, that minister to me, my family, and the nations through me, are probably amazed at what I put up with, and undergo, to obey God, intimately, personally, daily, as even my fellow brothers and sisters at my church, probably question my sanity (Gotta admit, I question it some days too!), as again, and again, Jesus speaks, leads, and moves me far outside my comfort zone, as my deeper insecurities, need for control, position, and pride are stripped away, that the love of the kingdom of God, through pure motives might shine through me.

If you are called to lead, He is doing the same thing in you, too.

The great violinist, Niccolo Paganini willed his marvelous violin to city of Genoa on condition that it must never be played. The wood of such an instrument, while used and handled, wears only slightly, but set aside, it begins to decay. Paganini’s lovely violin has today become worm-eaten and useless except as a relic. A Christian’s unwillingness to serve may soon destroy his capacity for usefulness.
J.K. Laney, Marching Orders, p. 34.

Not sure who this is for, but the very call of God upon you to greatness, has actually produced the deeper workings of the cross in your life, as you seek to obey Him intimately.

Dreams and visions that did not come to pass in your timing, produce a quiet peace, trust, and revelation of His Lordship, that He will make everything beautiful in His time. He has eternity on His mind, and a people on the other side of your obedience.

Obedience is the Word of the day, for if you are truly called of God, there is no other way, to get from here, to where you know you need to be, otherwise.
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1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
Have a Happy Death!
Ga 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,

Let’s pray:
‘”Father, I embrace the cross. I receive your process, and provision for the process, as I quietly hear, and obey, your voice, today. Jesus, you are my good Shepherd, may I clearly hear your voice, and fully obey you, today, Amen’

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Our Mission – The Great Commission!

The Great Commission

The Call

The Command

The Commission

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The Reception

The Call:

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Isaiah

Isaiah 6:1 ¶  In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4  And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 ¶  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

6  Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7  And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

9 ¶  And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Samuel

 

1 Sam 3:1 ¶  And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

2  And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;

3  And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;

4  That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

5  And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.

6  And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.

7  Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.

8  And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

9  Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10  And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

11    ¶  And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

 

Paul

 

Acts 9:1 ¶  And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

2  And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

3  And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:

4  And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

5  And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

6       And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Three men, all servants of God, suddenly were faced with the presence or voice of God Himself. Isaiah, Samuel, and Saul. All obeyed, and they each went on to do great exploits for God.

The Scripture is our guide, yet as great as these records of the call of God upon these men’s lives is, it’s your turn now. God is calling you, specifically, and He will reveal to you, the reason you were born, the high calling you are destined to live!

 

In the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria grew tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch. He made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to be accepted as a contemplative and spend the rest of his life in the monastery. “Your Majesty,” said Prior Richard, “do you understand that the pledge here is one of obedience? That will be hard because you have been a king.”

“I understand,” said Henry. “The rest of my life I will be obedient to you, as Christ leads you.”

“Then I will tell you what to do,” said Prior Richard. “Go back to your throne and serve faithfully in the place where God has put you.” When King Henry died, a statement was written: “The King learned to rule by being obedient.” When we tire of our roles and responsibilities, it helps to remember God has planted us in a certain place and told us to be a good accountant or teacher or mother or father. Christ expects us to be faithful where he puts us, and when he returns, we’ll rule together with him.

Steve Brown, Key Biscayne, Florida.

Some think that the only way we can truly serve Jesus is in the vocation of ministry, yet ministry simply means: ‘to serve’. We can all obey Jesus and serve in whatever vocation He calls and commissions us.

The Command

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Mark 16:15  And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 ¶  So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20    And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Matt 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

This is the great commandment, that we call the great commission. All of us are called into this work, and it is the last days:

Pack, Pay for someone else to go, or Pray fervently for those of us who have already gone!

The Commission
Heaven invades

Luke 16: Heaven and Hell. Hell is real. Lazarus made heaven, the rich man burns in hell to this day. He prayed that someone be sent to tell his family about Jesus, than they not come to Hell. People in Hell are praying you go to their families and bring the gospel to them!

1 Tim 2:1 ¶  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

3  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9       Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Romans 10:8  But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Salvation: Must Believe (that God raised Jesus from the dead)

Confess (out loud)

Jesus is Lord (not just the Lord, but your Lord, must put Him in charge of your life)

11  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

13 ¶  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

Must believe and speak

Rom 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15  And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

16  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

16    But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

This is the process of the gospel.

1.People must hear the voice of God, and be sent.

2.They must obey and actually go.

  1. Once they go, they must preach!
  2. The people they preach to must hear.
  3. When they hear, they must believe.
  4. When they believe, they must Call upon the name of the Lord.
  5. There will be a glorious echo from heaven, and all who call upon the name of the Lord, will be saved!

Can people believe and not speak?

Yes, but they will not be saved. Silent prayer will not cut it.

John 12:36  While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

37 ¶  But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

38  That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

39  Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,

40  He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

41  These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

42 ¶  Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

43    For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

44 ¶  Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

45  And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

46  I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

48    He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
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Can someone hear and not believe?

Matt 13: 11  And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

12  that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Mark 4:14  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15  For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

17    But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

God’s side is that anyone, anywhere, at any time that turns to Him and calls upon the name of Jesus shall be saved.

Can people be around Christians and not hear? Yes. Like Jonah many of us go into our day to day worlds, and we do not preach. People literally are going to hell around us simply because we refuse to tell them about God’s plan of salvation. We must preach.

Are there Christians who don’t go? Obviously! How many us will go to the person next to us at work and tell them about Jesus? If we won’t go to the person next to us at work, how can God ever send us to China or the uttermost parts of the earth?

Acts 1:8  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Can anyone say that they have not been sent by God?

Not after tonight! Jesus, King of glory, your Lord and Master sends you to tell others about Him. Matt 10:6  But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7  And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

7       Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Now all of this is going to take the Holy Ghost in order to accomplish anything.

The Reception:
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Acts 10:1 ¶  There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

2  A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

3  He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

4  And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

5  And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:

6       He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

Angels are not instructed to preach the gospel, but assist us in our responsibility in preaching it. All over the world are Cornelius’ type people. People honestly seeking God that God is visiting and drawing to Himself. God may well be speaking to them about you!

Acts 8:27  And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

28  Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

29  Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

30  And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

31  And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

32  The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

33  In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

34  And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

35    Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

This Ethiopian was already reading the Bible, seeking God. God sent Philip to Him. There are Ethiopian type people all over this region who are seeking God. God wants to send you to them.

Acts 16:6 ¶  Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,

7       After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

Go!
Ever tried to steer a parked car? It’s hard.

start Ever try to steer a docked ship? It’s impossible.

Vehicles need to MOVE in order to be directed.

You too, need to move, and have faith that God will direct you to the right people, places and situations that are ready for Him, and for you!

Acts 5:32  And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

As you obey, He will show Himself strong on your behalf.

Daniel 11:32  And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
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I believe in you here. That you are a people of destiny, a doer of daring deeds. A history maker and nation shaker designed to make eternal impact with your life!

I want to pray for you tonight a commissioning prayer. A fire send-off if you will. An endowment of power from heaven for your life:

Act 4: 29  And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

30  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

31  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Let’s pray:

Father, speak to me about my part in the Great Commission. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, and grant me all boldness to speak your word, with signs following, bearing witness that you Father, raised Jesus from the dead, Amen’

GO!

GO!
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Mark 16 :15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 ¶ So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

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This is the great commission, there is only one question: Where will you go to preach the gospel tomorrow?

Doesn’t matter whether you feel like the tortoise or the hare, Go anyway, for in Jesus you are a winner!
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Whether at work, over a neighbors fence, in the bus stop, or in a prison, a project, a job site, a hospital, across town, another state, or in my case, to other nations, we must go and tell the good news, the simple eternal story: Its all about Jesus, God the Son, the baby born at Christmas, with no earthly father, the seed of God.

The One who lived without sin, and who did miracles, showing us how to live, the One who died upon a cross, giving His life as a ransom for you and me, that we might be forgiven and reconciled to God. The One who was raised from the dead, alive forevermore, The Eternal King who Reigns on High, and who loves and lives to make this world again, a place of righteousness and holiness.

He is Lord! Will you recieve Him? Serve Him? Live for Him? Love for Him?

Perhaps, you simply want to Go, on the internet. OK, I get it. Let me make it simple for you. Simply copy and paste this link, and share it with your friends by email, text, or Social Media.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-gospel-the-power-of-god/

‘Let’s pray:
Father, I have received Jesus, and I believe you raised Him from the dead. Now, I GO into my world. Use me for your glory, put your words in my mouth, and perform those words with signs, wonders, and miracles, today, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen.’

Run your race of faith, share the gospel!
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Tuesday, April 5th – Annual Missions Banquet – AOMMinistries

Chris and Karen Walsh

539 E 26th Place N

Tulsa, OK, 74106

Email: chris.aomministries@gmail.com

Donate on-line: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=95XHSDDXDS7MC

 

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Annual Missions Banquet –

When:Tuesday, April 5th, 7-9PMPM

 Where: ‘The Clubhouse’, Stonebrook estates, 7818 S. Indian Ave, Jenks, Ok.

Why: To share the vision, testimony, and on-going mission of AOMMinistries

Cost: Free! A freewill offering will be taken.

Newsletter – AOMMinistries – Feb/March 2016

Chris and Karen Walsh

535 E 26th Place N

Tulsa, OK, 74110

Email: chris.aomministries@gmail.com

Donate on-line: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=95XHSDDXDS7MC

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Hi everyone,

We have been very busy these past months, writing and editing many blogs. I will include a list of some of these at the end of this, for despite their primitive formatting, seems they are reaching around 120,000 people each day. Seems the blog desperately needs to be upgraded, as the free version of WordPress produces a format that appears garbled and is difficult to read. I’m told the paid version will alleviate this…like the verse says: Ecc 10:19 money answereth all things.

This personal time with Jesus each day in His word, and then typing up what I believe He is showing me, has become the heart of what I do. Seems revelation is greater than sweat, and somehow, He takes these teachings and puts them places around the world that I could never fathom.

WOG grew

Our family has settled in nicely in this garage apartment here at the Lyons, and we really enjoy serving alongside them as the Lord is raising up Zoe Life Church of Tulsa. Pastor Richard and I finally got around to issuing ordination certificates, and registering at the courthouse downtown so that we can legally perform marriages here in the state of Oklahoma.

Chris marriage liscence

This was prompted when Cody and Ariel (Richard’s daughter and son-in-law) moved up their wedding date. I married them last Monday night at 9:30Pm as this was the only time everyone was off of work.

I love working part-time for Randy Branstetter, building a beautiful house for Dr. Kim and his family in South Jenks, and it is fun being involved in the complex world of high end, precise construction, serving alongside designers and craftsmen of excellence. I love what we do, and this could be a wonderful answer to prayer as I move towards enrolling in my MDiv at ORU this September. I have completed the admission requirements and have been nominated for several scholarships, that would cover my tuition and books while there. Pray God provide and give me grace and favor for the schedule…

Almost every day I preach somewhere, and God does what He can only do, healing the sick, performing miracles, and forgiving people and meeting their needs. Some of this is formal, most is on the fly, as the Lord sets up incredible divine appointments through out my day.

In December, AOMMinistries formally decided to partner with and support monthly, Grace Child Development Center in Karimnagar, India, under the leadership of Prasad Johnson. There are presently 10 children they are caring for daily in temporary living quarters, they need around $2000.00 to build a permanent facility.Seems clay bricks can be used but windows and roof still cost money.

We have committed to $50/month, and this provides basic food and clothing. My faith is to raise this to $300/month, so that a Christian school can be raised up. Also, Keila wants me to take her there on a missions trip at some point, so I have learned to never despise the faith of my children. We will probably end up in India at some point… By the grace of God, we will help them build..these people are prayer warriors, and as they have prayed and fasted for us, I have literally felt their prayers. So grateful! Thank you for your support in helping us with this!

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Here are a couple of the activities we are planning:

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SWAT – Two Rivers Native Training Center is doing a one week intensive leadership training session, March 7-11th, in Hectorville, OK. We have committed to serving there as needed, from 9-12AM that week. That means I will work and they will homeschool afternoons that week.

Annual Missions Banquet – Tuesday, April 5th, ‘The Clubhouse’, Stonebrook estates. 7818 S. Indian Ave, Jenks, Ok. We are looking for table sponsors at $150/table to help cover the costs of catering.

The Call – Los Angeles – April 9th

http://www.thecall.com/video/road-azusanow

Last year, I had the privilege of spending 8 hours with Lou Engles at the ‘Gathering of Eagles’ leadership summit in Ottawa put on by Kenny and Louise Blacksmith. Lou spoke that night to the youth, and called natives to a 40 day fast, and over 300 answered the alter call. Across the US, 100 college campuses have committed to a 40 day fast for God to intervene and save America. This event is the cumulation of that fast. 120 native tribes are expected to attend….

We plan to attend, and minister in Los Angeles as the Lord opens doors. My sister Wendy Walsh lives there, and I would love to see her and her children, and I am sure she would love to see my family, as we have not been together since 2003.

We are considering ministry trips to Branson, Virginia, Canada, and possibly Oregon this year.

Needs:

  1. Prayer! Without Jesus grace and power, we are nothing.https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/the-supply-of-the-holy-spirit/
  2. Finances – Gas, motels, and meals cost money. We are called to travel, and it takes money.
  3. Electronics- Because we homeschool through Epic Charter Schools, a portion of the children’s schooling is on-line. Jedi is back in piano lessons again, and needs an IPad to view his music while the metronome is keeping him on beat. Two of our laptops are not working presently, so we need at least one more of these. It would also be wonderful if Karen has a telephone.
  4. Vehicle – We do what we gotta do to make life happen in our 1998 Jeep with around 300K miles on it. While I am grateful for all the mechanical help people have given us this year, Dave, the missionary mechanic from Victory said bluntly last time we spent 6hours in the cold fixing shorts in the wiring harness so I could have lights, that ‘This vehicle is beat, you need to be trusting God for something more reliable’.
  5. House – While we love the Lyons deeply, and are committed to helping them do life and the church, it is time to find a place we can unpack our stuff and establish a strong home base here in Tulsa. Either God provides us a house for free, or increases our income so we can afford to rent one.
  6. Blog and Ministry – To upgrade the blog, and pay the various ministry liscencing fees due, costs $500.
  7. Books to Africa – To send 50 copies of the Worship book I co-authored with Rev. Siv Adoks in Port Harcourt, Nigeria costs $300.

Blogs

EVANGELISM

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/jesus-went-to-hell-so-that-you-dont-have-to/
https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/the-blessing-of-ismael/

MANHOOD

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/fathers-lead/https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/husbands/https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/mad-at-life/https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/sharpen-your-blade/https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/warrior-strength/

Revival

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/revival-or-riot/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/true-grace/

 

HOLY SPIRIT

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/the-anointing/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/hunger-for-the-power-of-god/
https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/he-is-still-teaching/

PROSPERITY

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/money-simply-makes-more-of-you/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/prosperity-power-with-god/
https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/the-blessing-of-abraham-produces-wealth/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/ministers-dont-manipulate-people-for-money/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/kingdom-business-outreach/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/the-lips-of-the-righteous-feed-many/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/wealth-gods-way/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/good-gold-money-with-a-mission/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/wisdom-for-biblical-prosperity/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/prophetic-prosperity/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/prosperity-prayer-and-confessions/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/gods-promises-of-provision-from-scripture/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/the-money-test/https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/what-spirit-do-you-serve-with-your-money/

LEADERSHIP

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/casulties-of-war/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/negotiations-not-every-offering-is-acceptable/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/the-invisible-kingdom/https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/tried/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/visions-of-glory-walking-out-your-heavenly-vision/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/the-lips-of-the-righteous-feed-many/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/as-sucessful-as-the-cross/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/god-goes-to-work-with-us/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/timing/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-whole-counsel-of-god/

NATIVE

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/indian-giver-not/

HEALING

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/pure-lives-deliver-people-lay-hands-upon-the-sick/
https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/an-offering-that-prevented-sickness/
https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/the-place-of-marah-bitterness/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/the-divine-order-of-healing/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/gods-medicine/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/jesus-heals/

 

 

 

 

 

Ministers – Don’t Manipulate People for Money

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If people in ministry have not learned the principals of tithing, giving, exercising our authority in prayer in the financial realm, dispatching angels, binding devils,and putting pressure on prayer and promises, all that is left, is the desperate, manipulative ways of man, as they sidle alongside potential donors, attempting to get their ministry needs met.

From the age old ‘selling of indulgences to rescue perishing souls from purgatory’, to the latest book or tape offer, ministers have used various techniques attempting to get people to give them money. It is a horrible sight, and brings great reproach to the gospel…

Yes, those of us who preach the gospel and who live by the gospel, are worthy of support, and yes, we depend upon the donations of God’s people that we might Go into all the world…

In a church, this is simple, people are conditioned to ‘bring their whole tithe into the storehouse’, and this offering supplies for staff support, lights, building, etc.

Yet, what about those of us who are five fold ministers, who are not pastors? There are four other ministry offices represented in the Body of Christ, and each of these is worthy of financial support.

In a perfect world I guess, everyone in the kingdom, would tithe and give offerings, and there should be such an abundance in the house of the Lord, that missions are easily funded, evangelistic crusades are paid for, compassionate ministries (hospitals, schools, orphanages, food banks, prison outreaches etc) are funded, and elders are only concerned with managing money well enough to ensure everything flows correctly, so that there is no lack of supply for kingdom initiatives, but for those of us serving as leaders in the Body, we quickly discover the brutal truth – many of God’s people do not tithe, and there are huge screaming financial needs all around us as we try to alleviate human suffering, and we need to be aggressively in the face of God to both ensure our personal needs are met, and then the needs of the helpless we are called to serve.

In the book of Acts, clearly the work of God was demonstrated in great power, and there was no financial lack:

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Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

I have learned that I MUST consistently obey and demonstrate great power with God among people, and great grace and supply supernaturally happens. It takes the power of God to shake devils free of the money they control!

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And yet we see the fund-raising appeals, the telemarketing letters, the tele-thons, and the carefully planned meetings with potential donors…Ministers chasing money, instead of people with money chasing them!

We do a yearly missions banquet, where we show pictures of our missions trips, and present our vision for the upcoming year. We post often on Social Media, and send out a monthly newsletter, showing what God is doing through us, and encouraging people to give.

Gal 6:6 AMP The one who is taught the word [of God] is to share all good things with his teacher [contributing to his spiritual and material support]

This is why I stay faithful to the Word of God, digging deep into mine of revelation contained there, seeking fresh living teaching to feed the people of God, this is why all the books, blogs, and myriads of Social Media posts, this is my way of teaching, training, equipping, and ministering to people the Word of God….

True Faith places pressure on God’s promises in prayer, never upon people.

Holy Spirit is well able to speak to people to give, when our ministry is fully obeying God.

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I took the time to research 100 verses promising God’s provision. Here, is the promises that will provide for you, for Jesus is faithful to His word, He cannot lie.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/gods-promises-of-provision-from-scripture/

I then took these verses, personalized them, and they have become my sword of the Spirit, my confessions of violent faith as I exercise His authority through His Word, from before His throne, into the earth.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/prosperity-prayer-and-confessions/

I have learned that as I become more accurate in my Spirit led obedience, God has been faithful to provide what I need, as He graciously deals with others to give into our ministry.

No, as we work, preach, travel, and perform the works of compassion required of us, Holy Spirit will deal with men’s hearts about our support.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
I guess if anything I have written has blessed anyone, trained, equipped, or helped them walk with God, then they will be moved to send in donations and offerings to our ministry. If they don’t give, and yet somehow, I am able to encourage someone to believe God, get their needs met through His promises, my reward will be in heaven, for He sees, He knows, and He provides.
The gospel will never have a price tag upon it, for what price can one place upon eternal life?
Freely we are given, so freely we give…trusting Jesus for both the power to perform what we preach, and power to supply our every need, so that we can preach…
We all have out part to play in the kingdom…
Let’s pray:
Father, I trust you again with this day, to perform Your Word, with signs following. I trust You to provide for all the needs of my life, my family, and every family who has in any way received from this ministry. Together, our eyes are upon You, purposed to obey, in whatever path You have called us to walk in this life. Thank you for clear direction, and I believe I receive it for I ask again, in Your precious name Lord Jesus, Amen’

 

Revival or Riot!

Great Dissension!
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Act 23:10 And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle

Notice here the ministry of the apostle Paul! Seems that everywhere he went, there was either revival or riot, and he obviously preached with fire, fervency, and passion!

Notice in this account (read Acts 23) the actions and reactions of the apostle: He begins to speak gently, and gets punched in the mouth for it.

He rebukes the high priest according to the Word of God, but I have learned, that religious people generally don’t want truth, as much as they want power and control: when we confront their little empire, they attack.

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Paul does not back down here, but instead of looking for a soft answer to turn away wrath, he stirs up the crowd: v 6 ¶ But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

Sure looks like he stirred the crowd up on purpose, with passion, to the point where it looks like the people are going to literally tear him into pieces. God had to send soldiers, to prevent him from being killed.

Now, surely, with all this controversy among men, Jesus must have rebuked Paul, right?

v11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
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My version of Jesus conversation with Paul is this: “OK Paul, I sent you here, and you have obeyed me fully, and borne witness of me and my name, your testimony establishing eternal record of me in this generation. Cheer up! If you think that was a wild ride, now I am sending you to Rome!”

Well, we’ll read it: shipwrecks, prison, beatings, you know, typical five star travel on the way to Rome…

Now I have never been shipwrecked, beaten, sent to prison, nor attempted to be torn asunder by the crowd, for preaching the gospel, but my boldness has indeed stirred up great controversy in many places in the earth, and will do so again, in many more places in the earth, as I hear the voice of Jesus, and obey: boldly, preaching His Word, with signs following.

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We walk in love, but we preach the truth, no compromise, honestly not trying to offend anyone, but not ashamed of the gospel when we do.

Question: What happened to you when you stood up for Jesus?

Let’s pray:
‘Father, grant me boldness to speak your Word, with signs, wonders and miracles following. Uncompromising truth, bathed in the tears of compassion, passion, and zeal for you and your kingdom, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

God goes to work with us…

God at Work

There are trendy words these days, like ‘Marketplace Ministry’, yet let’s read:

Acts 18:1 ¶ After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;
2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.
3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Interesting thoughts on Aquila and Priscilla. Paul went to Corinth to go work with Aquila, and they opened their home to him, and eventually the must have got saved, discipled, and raised up a church there. They discipled Apollos, and became a missions sending church and supporter of Paul, right out of their home.

Thought of the day: Simply going to work with someone, might have great eternal value, if you are allowed to teach them the word of God. Who knows how much fruit they may bear for the kingdom of God, eternally?

Let’s go to work with Jesus today, seeking to reach the world, through the person working next to us.

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, I commit to fully obeying you in the workplace. Help me to live, work, and minister to the people around me in such a way that I make headlines in heaven today. Bless the work of my hands that I be fully provided for, and am able to send missionaries around the world, in Your name Lord Jesus do I pray, Amen’

 

Newsletter – January 2016 – AOMMinistries

January Newsletter – AOMMinistries

Chris and Karen Walsh

535 E 26th Place N

Tulsa, OK, 74110

Email: chris.aomministries@gmail.com

Donate on-line: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=95XHSDDXDS7MC

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Phew – been a busy month.

The Highlight has been the event ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ in Canyon Lake, Texas.

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Pastors Dave and Annette Tackett, friends from Rhema did a first time event. It was a series of revival tent meetings on Lois Lane, and it was an adventure! We all stayed at Dave and Annette’s home, and that amounted to four meetings a day most days. Morning prayer at 7:30Am, Services at 10AM, 3PM, and 7PM. We had many adventures, like when the storm blew in and destroyed our tents, and it took us a couple days to get rebuilt.

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Services continued in the Tackett’s office building though, and we preached and heard many, many great messages. (With 48 time slots for God to speak in, Jesus surely imparted a few things to all of us)

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We spent Christmas morning there, then felt an urgency to get back to Tulsa, immediately.

By the time we reached Tulsa around midnight, it was raining, and we learned that twin tornados struck outside Dallas a couple hours after we blew through. Taillights went out in the Jeep, and we used a couple of those headlights the HVAC guys use strapped to the back hatch and drove.

God is never late!

Got to attend a service at Victory San Antonio, with pastors Alan and Mary Smoot, and they are precious people with a very gifted congregation. They took us out to lunch and we walked Riverwalk in San Antonio, and street preached at the Alamo.

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God’s Word never returns to Him void. After preaching, we met a young lady crying on park bench, who had been abandoned by her friends driving from Redding California, to Houston, in San Antonio. Prayed with her, and led her to Jesus, and gave her the gift card we had just been given.

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The Word of the Lord to us for January is to FAST. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/when-you-fast/

I would encourage you to read this article, and ask Holy Spirit what He would have you to fast, to ensure we get correctly directed, into His exact plans and purposes In 2016. With the rise of Islam in the US and simply the prophetic time clock of God, these are the last days, and Scripture is clear, dangerous times. We must be sensitive to Holy Spirit, alert, watchful and prayerful.

Here is a simple example. Our coffee pot broke this week, and rather than head directly to work, I decided to stop at McDonalds for coffee on the way in. While there, I met pastor David Johnso. n of Northside Church of God in Christ. He invited me to sit with him for Bible study with several other pastors. While we were there, a man came running into Mcdonalds asking us to pray for a serious automobile accident that had just occurred.

We walked across the street to see a 4 car pile up, initiated by a ¾ ton Chevy that had apparently run the light, and taken out three other vehicles, a bus stop, and that was now over the embankment, crumpled up in the trees. The Fire department was there trying to get the two men out. They used pry bars and the jaws of life, and got the passenger out, but his face and head were pretty bloody, and he kept losing consciousness. Finally, when his eyes rolled back in his head, I slid alongside the EMSA and fire workers and gently said: ‘I am a minister, and I am going to pray for this man’. I grabbed his hand and commanded life to come into him in the name of Jesus, and he regained consciousness immediately. Amazingly enough, Richard and Cher Lyons were there, and Richard captured the event on his  IPad. When we rev iewed the video next day, it was amazing to literally see Holy Spirit touch this man.

Just another day of walking in the Holy Spirit I guess….Signs and Wonders still follow those of us that believe…

 

Seems I will be continuing the Bible studies and blog. I have published 5 articles in 2016 already. As God gives them, I type them up and post them. ..there are 3 more coming that I know about.

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/taking-the-fear-out-of-sin/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/the-power-of-a-lie/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/the-subjection-of-women/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/and-god-said/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/good-gold-money-with-a-mission/

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Donate on-line: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=95XHSDDXDS7MC

Give in faith!

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.

I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…

As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.

Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:

Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Before my friend Tom Leding died, he laid hands upon me at one of his meetings and prayed: ‘Father, may the anointing of financial increase that you have placed upon my life, be imparted to Chris, right now!’ As you know Tom has served on the board of Rhema for many years, and has walked in financial prosperity for many decades.

It’s working! I have heard wonderful testimonies of financial miracles, as we have prayed for people, everywhere we go!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!