“Rich and poor have nothing to do with meeting need. For all are in need. And the man of God is supposed to recognize that Jesus is waiting behind that face. And some of you say, ‘Gosh, I really don’t see Jesus. I don’t connect with him. I don’t feel him.’ Want to know why? Because you never risked entering the needs of another person without expecting something back or to advance your agenda.”
“Understand that the flow of history is the flow of “His Story”- the story of God and of man. And the only place you can get that story definitively is in this book and it’s batting a thousand. And it’s headed that way.”
“One of the most destructive cultures of men in the world are Christian men. Who have a form of godliness, but deny it’s power. They practice Las Vegas Christianity- what happens outside of church stays outside of church. And then, we lose our witness. There’s a verbal commitment, with no life commitment. Is that you? Because if it is, I wan to tell you my brother, repent.”
“When God reveals something, it’s to be received. When God reveals his son, it is to be received and integrated. And so there are two choices in the great reveal. You can accept it or you can reject it. And God’s saying ‘I’m sending my son. I want to receive you into my family. And his words are my words and if you receive him, you receive me’.”
Spiritual growth and power comes from keeping the main thing the main thing with God. Know him. Be with Him. Take in, listen to, and receive his Word. But Jesus said there will be no benefit or blessing from that without a personal connection and partnership with the Holy Spirit. This main thing is what POWERS all the others. Are you Spirit-Empowered? Listen and find out!
“Do you know what makes salvation meaningful? Persecution. Persecution is the context of salvation. When you get there, overjoyed at being there and that bond when you look at the face of the suffering servant as you yourself suffered. And you’re overjoyed in the moment that you suffered together.”
“We have to abandon this mentality that Christianity and comfort are synonymous. But you know, when Jesus called people to commit, he said, ‘Deny yourself. Pick up your cross. And follow me.’ That’s just like saying, ‘self limit, and go get your electric chair, and then come and follow me.’ It wasn’t for the wimpy.”
“Isn’t it easy when you are in the middle of a trial, a temptation, or delay, a difficulty, or a personal conflict to scenario build. And all of a sudden, you find yourself angry and bitter – versus what? Seeing the situation for what it is. Trying to reconcile and find agreement. Forgive. Release. Pray for that person and be healed.”
“I’ll tell you how to define and target a cult. They add to the Gospel. They subtract from the person of Christ. They multiply the requirements to be saved. And they divide for themselves a separate future. These deceptions, these benevolent forces that are offered to man, they are from the Devil.”
“You know what? I know who the accuser is. And he wants to exploit your own situation and your own negative feelings and he wants to take those hostage and make you a critical person and spread the misery. Versus what? Trust the LORD. Go and get his plan, and his power, and his presence towards your situation. And give away the encouragement, comfort, and acceptance that God has given you.”
God desires to have a conversation with you. The main thing in life is to be with God but when He speaks to us how does he want us to receive what he says? Join us for Part 2 of our series “The Main Things”. Find out exactly what He wants your reactions to His Word He is looking for.