15th of November
I said last time that we are created to have communion with God, our Creator and our Daddy.
He wants us to multiply and bear fruit and we are supposed to walk in deeds that are already prepared for us. We are supposed to take back all what the devil destroyed in the great fall of mankind. That goes for almost everything. Jesus made that possible by carrying all the sins of the world and all our sicknesses and all the curses. We can read Matt.16:18+19 where Jesus said to Peter: “On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
THE BODY OF CHRIST OR THE BRIDE OWNS THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND IS GIVEN THE POWER TO BIND AND TO LOOSE. If you are a member of the Body, the gates of Hades does not need to have power over you. We have the power to bind and loose. Only you and I decide how much power we allow the devil to have in our lives. He does not have any rights unless we give him an opening.
God has commissioned His children to help Him populate the Heaven. If we were not here, the world would look terrible and people would not hear the Gospel and could not get to know Jesus and receive Him as Lord and Savior. Mark 16:15-18 gives a very clear description of our duties as Christians. It says that we should go into the whole world and preach the Gospel. Those who believe shall cast out demons and they will speak in new tongues. They will take up serpents and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them. We should lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. I am so happy that this is a confirmation and not a question mark. Many Christians are sitting on the couch, feeling depressed. They might wonder why God does not use them, but maybe they have not started to practice Mark 16. This is a duty for all the believers. Do you know anybody who is sick? Maybe you are afraid. Maybe you think that it won’t function. The Word says that it will function and you have to hold on to that independent of what you see and feel. Healing might not take place right away. The word does not say that healing will come immediately. I belong to a big congregation, but I do no hear so often that individual members go home to people and pray for the sick. Some people believe that this is only for the pastors, but Mark 16 states the fact that this is for EVERYBODY.
I have met many believers and some of them have never cast out a demon. They say that God never asked them to do it. That is a lie. Jesus has asked you to do it. It belongs to the service of the believers. You might say that you do not know how to do it. I would first of all recommend you tostudy the life of Jesus. How did He do it, what did He say. You can ask your Helper, the Holy Spirit. Maybe you can ask somebody else with experience. You might use the e-mail on this page. Jesus has given you His authority and He has given you permission to use His name. When you command a demon to leave in the name of Jesus, it has the same power as coming from Jesus Himself. You can use the Word. Jesus said to the devil: “It is written.” There is great power in the Blood of Jesus and we can use that for protection and as a weapon in spiritual warfare. You can also read what I have written in the beginning about “spirit, soul and body.”
God wants His children to be free and that is why He has asked us to help each other in this process. It is not difficult to find a person who is bound. The fact is that most of us has an area where we need deliverance. LET US ALL BECOME OBEDIENT AND PRACTICE THE GREAT COMMISSION.
It is written that we all should go into the world and preach the Gospel. That does not mean that all of us should travel to other countries as missionaries, but we should all preach the Good News. This is not only for evangelists, but for all believers. Many people make this into a complicated task and wonder how to do it. The apostle John says in 1.John 1:3 that I only tell you what I have seen and what I have heard. John had lived and walked with Jesus and he had been an eyewitness to His ministry and it was what he had seen and heard that he shared with others. Do you live with Jesus? Do you have any experiences with Him that you can share with others? As a Christian you for sure have the experience of salvation. Could you think of living without Jesus? What does Jesus mean to you? Maybe you should reflect on that. Maybe somebody has experienced healing in your family or an economical miracle. I am sure that you have many things that you have seen and heard from and about Jesus that you can share with others.
Some people say: “But maybe they will not listen to me.?” You can look up John 3:32. John the Baptist says that Jesus only testified about the things He had seen and heard, but nobody received the testimonies. In this case he referred to the Pharisees. Did that stop Jesus from testifying? No. We should ask the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom. Many people have acted in an unwise way, but we do no throw the child out together with the water he bathes in. In Acts 1:8 we can read: “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” Here we can read that we should receive POWER to be WITNESSES. Have you received this Power? Are you using this help? Have you tried to lift something very heavy?
Isn’t it much easier when somebody comes and help you?
WE ARE HERE ON THE EARTH TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS.
I can assure you that there is a million times better to be in Heaven than here on the earth. If this wasn’t an important job for the Christians, we could die the day we become saved. The apostle Paul had a fight with this, but he chose to stay for the sake of the other believers. They needed to grow in maturity in Christ. He also chose to stay for the sake of the non-believers in order for them to hear about Jesus. The unsaved can very seldom see Jesus in any other way than through us who have received Jesus. Quite often do they see something else than Jesus in us and they turn away instead of being attracted to Him. MAY GOD HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE HERE ON THE EARTH FOR OTHERS AND NOT FOR OURSELVES. WE ARE HIS MOUTHPIECE HERE ON THE EARTH.
In one way we are the mouth of God here on the earth, but the Body has many other functions. I have already mentioned the hands. We should lay our hands on the sick and they shall recover. It is not written that we should pray long prayers, but we should use our hands. Our hands can also be used in giving love. We use them for cuddling and caressing. We are created for physical contact and when we love somebody, we hold the hand of the person. When I visit my old aunt, she really wants me to hold her hand. That gives her love and a sense of security. I am sorry to say that the same hands can be used to hit and harass.
GOD HAS GIVEN US HANDS TO SHOW LOVE.
LET US USE OUR MOUTH AND OUR HANDS IN SERVICE FOR THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!!