April 10, 2020
Today’s message is the closing of previous two days’ messages
We are discussing God’s call for His church to change the frequency of the messages delivered, from merely about success, achievement and blessings or wealth to a victorious life in the Word, self-denial – bearing the cross and emptying themselves from various forms of self and set life only for God and the fulfillment of His plan.
1. Leaders or preachers must begin to change the frequency of the preaching or teaching that they’ve been carrying in the church; must be replaced by God’s voice frequency!
2. God is raising one of His servants to blow the trumpet and mobilize the soldiers and heroes of the faith.
3. Let all the helpless, say: I’m a mighty man!
It is the time for God’s church to make empowerment and to equip the life of the congregation to be the main focus of the various activities and ministries of the leaders.
All this time there are many believers whose lives are only ‘shepherded’ – read: directed his way to heaven, but not empowered or equipped so that their daily life become effective for the kingdom of heaven.
All this time there are many believers live carelessly, just pursuing wealth or mere personal success; and when faced problems, they ask God’s servants for prayer. But when the pressure is gone, they busy again for their own business – do not want to know about what is really the purpose of their lives in God, what is their destiny in God, so that their existence remain useless for the kingdom of heaven – no matter how much success they have achieved in the secular world.
When the congregation is empowered, they gave themselves to be trained, disciplined to live by the Word, to pursue God’s reality and to give themselves to function in fulfilling God’s plan, I am sure – slowly but surely – all aspects of their lives will become more divine!
They will experience how the power of the Word and grace that work in their lives will position them to keep experiencing various breakthroughs and enlargements of capacity or ability or competence so that their existence in the secular world also continues to be established by the sovereignty of His own hands. And when they begin to climb the ladder of success in this world – but by following God’s work patterns – their lives will be more impactful and lead to a more optimal lifestyle. The success they achieved in the secular world, made the influence of the kingdom of Heaven established even stronger! Their daily lives truly represent the glory of heaven! They are no longer individuals who merely succeed in achieving world success; but they are righteous who take advantage of their success from God to ‘enlarge the influence’ of the kingdom of heaven on earth!
It is through their existence that the glory of heaven will become more obvious in daily life, become real in the secular world. The darkness that so far has dominated politics, business, justice, law, education – and various other areas of life, will begin to disappear! The existence of trained righteous people that is equipped to live in faith, would light all these areas of life in the world. And the darkness does not comprehend the Light of God!
Psalm 85: 9-13 (NKJV) “Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, That glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yes, the LORD will give what is good; And our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.”
Ps. Steven Agustinus
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