Sunday, 23 May 2010

The Lord Speaks to Us

The Lord Speaks to Us
1 Kings 19:11-13…….The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by."
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

Make no mistake about it, the Lord speaks to us. He speaks to us all the time not only on rare occasions and He wants us to hear what He has to say. The problem is, we do not always know how to hear Him.
The Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth, is so creative that He is not limited in the methods He uses to communicate. As in the case of Elijah above, a prophet who regularly heard from God. The Lord could have easily spoken through the phenomenal display of dramatic events that preceded what He had to say but, instead, He chose to speak in a gentle whisper.
Often we have a mindset about how God will speak to us and because of that we limit God to our mindset and we miss what He has to say. It is, therefore, important that we remove our mindset and prepare ourselves to hear God by any means that He chooses to use.
If you are born again and baptised in the Holy Spirit you can hear the Lord speak (although He may have begun to speak to you even before that). As Christian believers how can we pray effectively, or minister in any way, if we do not hear from God?
God loves you and He wants you to know it. He will speak into your heart and into your spirit through the Holy Spirit. It is not common to hear God speak in an audible voice.
Prayer is dialogue with God. The bible says that we should pray continually. This means that we should be in constant dialogue with God. In a dialogue one person speaks and the other listens, then the listener responds back to the speaker and so on. This is how the Lord wants us to live out our Christian lives; being led by the Holy Spirit in a continual dialogue with God.
If you just pause for a moment and listen; be still and listen. You will hear God speaking to you in the breath (Hebrew = ruach) of His Spirit. Can you hear that gentle whisper? What is He saying to you? Let the dialogue, a conversation between two lovers, begin…..
Lord Jesus, thank you for speaking to us, please help us to hear you. Amen

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Saturday, 22 May 2010

The Lord Speaks to Us

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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

New Messages - Journeys

I posted new episodes to Peter Stanways Podcast.
There are five messages that look at emotional, physical and spiritual journeys through life.
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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Two New Episodes on Peter Stanway's Podcast

I posted two new episodes to Peter Stanways Podcast: 'Jesus Christ the Rock'. Please follow this link to hear it:
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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Jesus Christ the Rock

Jesus Christ the Rock
Exodus 33:21-22……Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
This amazing Old Testament scripture speaks so clearly of Jesus Christ. He is the Rock of our salvation. When we put our faith in Him, when we stand in His truth, His character and His lordship, we cannot be shaken.
This scripture, however, says a lot more than that. It was on the cross at Calvary that Jesus Christ was glorified….’wait a minute’ you may say, but it is true. In the midst of all the blood and anguish; in the drama of the fiercest spiritual battle ever, Jesus was glorified.
The cross was His place of coronation. Jesus was not only crowned King of the Jews, He was also crowned King of Kings. Some could only see what was happening in the natural realm but others, with the eyes of the Spirit, could perceive the revelation of what was happening in the spiritual realm and they beheld His glory (John 17:5…. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.)
Jesus was pierced for our transgressions; the Rock was cleft for us. Every Christian believer has their identity in Christ. We have been placed into Him, into His wounds that He bore on the cross for us. We have been sealed into Christ by God and our lives are now hidden with Christ.
Christ Jesus who has triumphed over sin and death is now seated at the right hand of God and we are with Him. We can stand firm in our position of freedom and victory. We can shine in and for His glory.
Thank you Jesus, we have been placed in the Rock of our salvation. Amen.

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Friday, 14 May 2010

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Life or Death

Six new episodes called ‘Life or Death’ to Peter Stanway’s Podcast.
These six short messages look at how life and death is in the balance in the circumstances of our life.....
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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Urdu Podcast

I posted a new episode to TheWayCM's Urdu Podcast - 'Escapology versus Eschatology'....runtime - 9:23
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Liberia Broadcast (English) - 'Escapology versus Eschatology'....runtime 9:14
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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Escapology versus Eschatology

Escapology versus Eschatology
Romans 8:19……The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
Jesus is coming back soon. The bible has told us what to watch out for and the signs are clear for all to see. What is not so obvious is the answer to the question; at what point will Jesus take the church away from the earth?
The scriptures tell us that there is a time of terrible ordeal to come. It is called the time of tribulation or distress. Matthew 24:21 says…For then there will be great distress, unequalled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equalled again.
Christians and theologians have debated over this issue for a long time. The branch of theology that is concerned with the End Times and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is called eschatology.
There are basically three points of view on the timing of the return of Jesus to take away every Christian believer (the church), they are; pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation or post-tribulation. I believe that God is a good and loving God who does not want His children to unnecessarily suffer; therefore, I side with the pre-tribulation camp.
I have used a play-on-words to help illustrate this….my eschatology is synonymous with escapology. I believe that the church will escape the coming wrath.
The earth will not be a place to be once the church has gone. The dispensation of grace will have come to an end and those left behind will come under the judgement of God. Do not wait until it is too late. Avoid the wrath of God. Make sure that you will be in that number when the saints go marching into the presence of God.
Jesus is coming back soon, do not delay. If He is not your Lord and Saviour, ask Him into your life today.
Lord Jesus, thank you that you are coming back to rescue those who know and love you. Amen

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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Monday, 3 May 2010

Jesus was Resurrected

Jesus was Resurrected
1 Corinthians 15:52…… in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
Jesus was not resuscitated, He was resurrected. There is a huge difference. Resuscitation brings the dead body back to the life it left; same body, same defects and the same limitations.
Resurrection raises us up from the dead in a new, transformed body. The resurrected body is able to do things that our old body could not. Jesus was able to hide his identity as on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:15-16). He was also able to enter a locked room as He did in the Upper Room when He appeared to His disciples after He was raised from the dead (John 20:19).
After the Rapture, when every Christian is with Jesus in heaven, our new resurrected bodies will not know sickness or decay. We will live with Jesus for ever.
When I was talking about this on TheWayCM Spanish Podcast, I discovered that the word for resurrection and resuscitation are the same word in Spanish; resuscitation. I was shocked, how misleading is that? This is what motivated me to film and write this week’s Gist. As I said earlier, resuscitation and resurrection are not the same; they are very different.
If I am not raptured before I die then on the sound of the last trumpet, when Jesus comes back for all believers both dead and alive, I want to be resurrected, not resuscitated.
Come Lord Jesus and take us to be with you in new, transformed and glorious bodies just like yours. Amen

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