We live in a day and time where there is no time to play church or even entertain the tricks of the enemy. The end of all things are at hand. Christ return is soon! There is a great work to be done and a great harvest of “Souls” to be reaped. The world greatest “Soul Winning Revival” is about to break forth and we must prepare the “Souls” for His return. It’s so important for you to be free from everything that is keeping you bound. That include past hurts, failures, strife, envy, confusion, discouragements, disappointments, and so forth. Those are just a few of the many things that will keep you bound and distract you. You have to avoid distractions at all cause. Don’t entertain it! It’s a big distraction. You have to let the past go if you’re going to reign with Christ and be a part of His Winning Kingdom. There are specifics things God has called you to do. His will is what enable you to get Him involved in His plan and purpose for your life.Jeremiah 1: 4-5,the Lord gave me a message. He said, I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the World.You see, God had already purposed a plan for Jeremiah life before he was even born, and just like He had purposed a plan for Jeremiah’s life He has purposed a plan for your life. And since we have been surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses (Moses, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Enoch, Isaac, Jacob, Abel, Joseph and etc.) to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down. Especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us (Hebrews 12:1). You have a particular race that God has set before you to run. It’s a race that has to do with the divine destiny God has already planned for you to fulfill. In other words, you are to fulfill God’s plan and purpose for your own individual life. You are not to run someone else’s race or finish someone else’s course. For God has set a different course for you.Jeremiah 29:11-13, says 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.God has set the purpose and plan for your life. He has set the race for you to run and it’s your responsibility to discover the race that has been set for you already. And you can discover that race by spending much time in God’s presence. When you’re in His presence He will begin to speak to you and show you the race you’re supposed to run. In addition, God has given you His Word so you can know His Will. Once you discover it! Run with it! That’s the Vision! It set the pace for the directions in your life, which is the unfolding of God’s Master Plan for your life. Once you discover the will of God for your life you can be a witness in the world, on your job, in your home, and with those you meet on a daily basis. Many people already know what God has called them to do but the excuses and procrastination gets in the way. You can’t be afraid to miss it in order to pursue it! God Plan will still come to pass one way or another even if He has to raise up someone else to do it! He can raise up the next world changer overnight. It will come to pass with or without you! God will not allow anyone to fight Him over His Plan. He will move one out the way and bring in another. So if you choose not to do God’s Will He will raise up someone else that will say yes and obey Him! He already have a replacement. The Gifts and calling of God is without repentance. God doesn’t change His mind! People do! Many people have gone for their choices rather than God’s plan and purpose for their lives. Whatever God has called you to do hold a future and will bring you the greatest fulfillment in life. You will love doing what God called you to do! It’s that unspeakable “Joy”! You’ll have a burning passion deep down on the inside of you! In fact, you’re incomplete if you don’t do it! That emptiness you may be feeling, it might be because you’re not pursuing His Will. He call you to do something that demands your presence in the earth and will bring Him all the Glory! Everything God promise you is wrapped up in His Will! The “Will” comes first! That’s the way God planned it. Don’t procrastinate! Don’t postpone it! Rather jump on it! And do whatever God tells you to do!
It’s time to get back to praying. Let the power of God’s Fire ignite in us to get back to praying like we use to years ago. When the enemy turn up the heat, you have to turn it up in prayer! When things are not going the way it should be going in your life according to the Word of God, an enemy has done this! Somewhere you gave the enemy access. Get back to praying and take the keys back. Take back everything the devil stole from you. You can no longer do things the way the world does it. The world says it doesn’t take all that! God says pray without ceasing! Because there’s a devil going around like a roaring lion seeking whomever he can devour. He come to still, kill, and destroy (1 Thessalonians 5: 15-18). We should never get slack in praying. Don’t stop praying. You can’t afford not to pray. A pray less life is a defeated life. When trouble is all around you check your prayer life. Are you praying like you use too when you got your first breakthrough or did you get your breakthrough and then you said you was through? Don’t you know what you did to get that first breakthrough you will have to continue to do the same thing for future breakthroughs? Never get to a point where you feel like you have arrive without prayer. Prayer has to become a lifestyle and not something we do every now and then. If I can add, we really should be living a life of fasting and praying. Because Jesus said some things require fasting and prayer. When you’re living a life style of fasting and praying your spirit is in tune with God’s Spirit. You can hear from God clearly. You can think clearly. You have a keen spirit whereas you’re sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. When the attacks and storms of life comes your way, you’re better equipped to handle it when you’re plugged into the power of prayer. Prayer changes everything. When you live a life of fasting and praying you’re not ignorant of Satan devices. Exactly what is prayer? Prayer is our direct communication line with heaven. It grant us access to God. Prayer is the process that allow us to talk to God and God talk to us, and we hear Him. It involves praying the Word of God. Saying to God what He has already said to us in His Word. Prayer is a divine connection with the Father. Spirit to Spirit. Your spirit bear witness with the Father’s Spirit and His Word. It’s a time of meditation and concentration. It’s in the presence of God where God is going to speak to you. It’s in His presence where He will give you clear directions and instructions concerning the will of God for your life. It is in His presence He rebukes and correct you because He loves you. In His presence He comfort and strengthen you when you’re going through. When coming to God in prayer it’s important to make sure we cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. Perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1). Otherwise, our prayers will not be effective. As the psalmist writes, if I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me. (Psalm 66:18). The Scripture tells us … therefore that men pray everywhere lifting up holy hands without wrath and doubting. (1 Timothy 2:8).People in the Bible prayed during battle, in a cave, in a closet, in a garden, on a mountainside, by a river, by the sea, in the street, in Hades, in bed, in a home, in a prison, in the wilderness, and inside a fish. There’s no reason as to why you can’t pray. You have to make time. Daniel prayed to God three times a day. We should pray for each other. Jesus set an example for us on what to pray. He prayed for His disciples and for every generation to come that would follow Him. His prayer was that God protect and strengthen them as long as they were in this world. Jesus also prayed for those who would come to believe in Him through the Gospel message (John 17). When a person is without a prayer life you give the devil access into your life. You give the enemy permission to enter your home and or possibly even wreck your home. He already peeped into your future and he see how God is getting ready to elevate you. Satin can’t operate without a body so don’t grant him access. Get back to praying and pray without ceasing. It’s your battle ground! Because whatever you allow God allows it! The bible also tells us to watch and pray! Many of us are watching but we’re not praying. When you’re prayed up you’re strong in the Lord and in the power of His might; therefore you take on the whole Armor of God so you’ll be able to stand in the evil days when the enemy throws his attacks on you. Because the attacks, storms, and persecutions will come. It will form but is shall not prosper when your loins are girted up with truth and you have on the breastplate of righteousness. In prayer your feet will be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. In prayer you take on the shield of faith where you’ll be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. It is In prayer you put on the helmet of Salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. In other words, if the devil even thinks about coming near you or your family; he will blow up! Because you’re like a talking; walking; atomic bomb ready for battle with the sword of the spirit. Therefore, pray always with prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all Saints. (Ephesians 6: 10-18) Prayer now days doesn’t seem to be a necessity for many which is a trick of the enemy to make you think you can do it without God. Not so! It’s to a point whereas people can’t even seem to pray for 15 minutes yet alone an hour. The way things are in the world today we must pray without ceasing. We’re dealing with big demons from day-to-day. Spiritual wickedness and principalities in high places. It’s bigger than you and I! It is a necessity to labor in prayer! When you are a person of prayer, no weapon formed against you will be able to prosper (Isaiah 54:17). The weapon may form but is shall not prosper! A praying person shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water. You will continue to always flow in the Anointing of God with Power; Holy Boldness; the Fire of God; Grace Anointing; the Wisdom of God; the Strength of God; Increase Faith, and Divine revelations that flows from God when you live a consecrated prayer life. You will bring forth your fruit in your season. Whatever fruit you’re supposed to bear in your season it will come forth. Your leaf shall not wither. You will never dry out or run out because whatsoever you do it shall prosper! Let’s get back to praying and empower yourself in the War Room!
Street ministry and outreach is something I have done for nearly 20 years. It has been and continues to be an enjoyable experience for me. I get a chance to meet people from all backgrounds of life and to be a yielded vessel for Christ. I’m always asking people “have you received Jesus as your Lord and Personal Savior. Many of them would say, “Well I go to church and I’ve been baptized”. That’s all good but going to church and being baptized alone does not qualify one for salvation. The person goes down as a dry sinner and come up as a wet sinner. If the individual never believed in their heart and confess Christ with their mouth that God raised Jesus from the dead, according to Romans 10: 9 and 10, the person still not saved. I’m reminded of a situation that happened to me years ago. I visited this particular church because I knew something was missing in my life and me not knowing I needed a Savior at the time. However, at the end of the service the pastor asked the congregation to check with the person next to them to see if they were saved or received Jesus as their Lord and Personal Savior? And if not, to extend the invitation for them to receive Him. Well, the person who was in a leadership position asked me if I was saved? I said “I don’t know if I’m saved or not” I said “what do you mean saved”? Sad to say, the gentlemen couldn’t tell me what it meant neither could he lead me to Christ. All he did was hold my hands and smiled in my face. I stood there amazed saying to myself “are you going to tell me”. However, he kept on smiling. He was smiling and I was confused! So I left the church lost and confused even the more. So many people today feel the same way I felt years ago! Lost without a Savior! They go to church on a regular basis; they have been baptized, sing in the church choir, serve on the usher board, and or serve in different areas of the ministry, but yet they really don’t know what it means to be saved or even if they are saved themselves. Growing up in the church the few things I can remember is that I had to pay church dues, join the church, and or sing in the choir. Nothing wrong with all of that and etc., because the seed was planted, and I thank God for the elderly women of the church that took the time out of their schedule to make sure my sister and I was at church every Sunday. And my precious Granny who made sure we were all well dressed and ready to go on time. I don’t take any of that for granted. However, we can’t leave out the most important part of the message (Salvation). Because there’s no true deliverance apart from Christ!
Salvation is deliverance from the power of darkness (sins). Deliverance from everything that goes against the Word of God. The Greek word for Salvation is “soteria”, which means deliverance, redemption, safety, preservation, or defense. To be totally delivered from the power and effects of sin and translated into the light of God’s divine protection through His Son Jesus Christ. It means to repent! You change your heart, mind, and directions to the things of God and His Kingdom! Salvation is God way of thinking and doing things. Being Kingdom Minded. The individual has to believe it in their heart and confess it with their mouth Romans 10: 9-10, and begin to apply the principles of God’s Holy Word to our everyday lives.
To continue…I was reading a story once where God showed this person in a dream (true prophetic vision) that many people (people who went to church on a regular basis) believed they were saved and going to heaven. The Lord showed the person that some of them had never given their life to Christ. They were deceived into thinking just because they went to church, sang a song, and listen to the Pastor, they would be safe from that place called hell (eternal darkness). Some thought they were saved because they were good people or had given to the needy. In the dream, she stood in horror watching people slide off a dump truck into a big black hole. As they fell into the hole, they screamed for help as burning and in agony and terror on each face. She turned the other way and looked up to see Jesus with His hand on the shoulder of a man. She somehow knew the man was a Pastor. This Pastor was very happy because Jesus was taking him into heaven. Just then, Jesus turned him around so that the Pastor could see the people (the lost souls in the black hole). The Pastor’s smile then turn to tears when Jesus said, “these are the ones you didn’t tell the truth about Me when you had the opportunity to lead them to Me. The Pastor received Jesus as Lord; however, he never extended the invitation to the congregation (the flocks). He preached a good shouting sermon but many of the flocks were still lost. They never believe and confess Christ! Jesus came to seek and saved the lost. In addition, to altar call for prayer and joining the church, it’s very important to extend the invitation for Salvation to the people. Lead them to Christ! Do not assume that everyone in your congregation is saved. You might have visitors who came for that purpose just like I did years ago to give their life to the Lord but the invitation was not extended, and or the person in leadership position didn’t know how to lead the person to Christ. The mandate was given to every born again believer! Can you imagine how that person might have felt when they left the church? They felt good for the moment, but as the hours pass, the darkness is still there. I encourage you to open the doors of the church for Salvation. I have come across too many people who has never confess Jesus as their Lord and personal savior. Especially those who goes to church on a regular basis. They all have the same story. Jesus went to the cross that all would be saved and spend eternity with Him. Let’ not His work be in vain! Lead that lost soul to Christ! Romans 10:8-13.