Pastors… and the Challenge of the Edge (pt2)

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If you want  to be the best you have to penetrate the edges. You have to break the mold especially new one’s. The danger of  having new ways is that when their time is over, we still use them as if they God’s new thing! Compliance to a thing is dying, believers who complied to dogmas and man-made system, are waking up to the fact that some things just don’t work anymore!  For us the challenge is getting back to Acts in both ability and influence, doctrine and demonstration It has the model for what has worked. That should be our goal, a ministry as in Acts that works. Nothing else pleases God or lines up to his program! and there are edges we have to challenge if we want A book of Acts ministry.

EDGES……

* Why not have the miracles they had in Acts rather than just seeing folks falling down when they are prayed for, which has become a substitute move of God. Lets keep it real. If its in Acts it’s real! (Acts 3:6-8. 5;5,16).

* Why not have a baptism pool on in every meeting, where the repentant are baptised right there and then and receive the Holy Ghost  the same day. No hindrance, no distance, a right here and now revival (Acts 2:38 5:36).

* Why not have church where “asking Jesus into your heart” was not the salvation message? A message thats not in the bible is not for us. Why not preach a salvation that is for us! Salvation as it is in Acts 2:38 and Acts 120 with a baptismal pool ready so that all who call on his name are baptised in his name, for the remission of their sins, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost as they came out of the water.  (Acts 2;38 Acts 10:44-47). Imagine church like this next sunday… why Not?

* Why not have church where the gifts of the Holy Ghost are evident, tongues and tongues for interpretation, working of miracles and faith, the word of wisdom and discerning of spirits etc, notable miracles? Why just have church that fits into a tv slot. Why not have church that fit’s into God’s lot? (Acts 4:16. 9:34 1 Cor 12:14).

* Why not have church where the preacher doesn’t sit there and spectate while the crowd is exhorted to stand and worship? Why not have church where the preacher is the first to get down and cry before God… (Acts 4:31).

* Why not have church where Leadership come from God’s Ghost not man’s talk. Where the worship leader never tells the congregation to shout, say something, raise their hands, say amen, repeat after me! Why not have church where the Holy Ghost says it all? and if God’s not talking the leader says nothing. His job is to worship God not manipulate others with well worn wearisome jargon. Where is the shift, where is the refreshing that will replace the boring. Who will get out of the rut and let the Holy Ghost take over.

The future don’t belong to those in a rut, it belongs to those who challenge the edge

Paul.


  1. Pastor Philip Roman Avatar

    Again, great word for the day! It all starts in the Word of God. People need to read the Bible daily. They can’t fast the bible and just have it open on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s. Fasting the Word of God will lead to spiritual starvation and death. If people want an acts Revival their hearts have to change about reading their Bible and meditating on those words daily. People can’t come to church to watch. It’s not a spectator sport. They need to be ready to move out in the Spirit of God. Good word Paul!

  2. Paul Avatar

    Amen Pastor Phil, I felt the Lord telling me as I’m reading your reponse… “The leaders have to get uncomfortable first”.. I must admit hitting an issue head on is uncomfortable for me. But that’s how we move forward. isn’t it?Many thanks for your commentPaul.

  3. Bishop O.W. Prince Avatar

    AWESOME! SOUNDS AS IF WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE IN THE SAME BOOK AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE SAME TEACHER (THE HOLE SPIRIT). AWESOME CONFIRMATION!!!THANK YOU!HALLELUJAH!!! AMEN!!! WORDS DO NOT ADEQUATELY EXPRESS OR LEND THEMSELVES TO CONVEY THE JOY MY HEART FEELS AT YOUR POWERFUL WORDS. I HAVE BEEN TRAVELING THROUGH SPIRITUALLY LONELY, DRY PLACES AND ROUGH TERRAIN BUT I DON’T FEEL ALONE ANYMORE. I KNOW NOW THAT GOD HAS OTHER WITNESSES WHO ARE NOT AFRAID TO SPEAK HIS WORD OF TRUTH. AND HE HAS ALLOWED ME TO CONNECT WITH FELLOW SAINTS ACROSS UNKNOWN MILES AND VAST DISTANCES THROUGH THE VEHICLE OF THE INTERNET. ALL PRAISE AND GLORY TO GOD BY CHRIST JESUS, AMEN!

  4. Paul Avatar

    Bishop thank you I know God is speaking through your reply. I too have been very much of a loner in ministry as a travelling preacher. I know God is doing something new and I dont believe its a coincidence either. I know that out of encouragment comes possibility and a new expectation.. Theres something coming our way and if we faint not we shall reap in due season…. Thankyou for your impartation. I recieve it as from the LordPaul

  5. Bishop O.W. Prince Avatar

    To God be the glory in the name of Jesus Christ.

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