Summary: When basketcase holders become basketcases.
#4 BASKETCASES HOLDERS, Becoming Basketcases.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
Dear friends: Part#4 Basketcases holders.
Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
31. That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judea and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
32: That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. 33: Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Col. 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
2 Corinthians 11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.
Matthew 10:42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of COLD wateronly in the name of a disciple, very I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
1Chron.16:22 ... Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
Part 4, Basketcase series.
Today I will close my pondering, the basketcase series, I am not finished, but I hope to keep a few readers.
My writings are worthless, unless God gives me readers, and if my readers will not enlarge my hands and pass the writings for others to ponder, my work is limited.
I have fasted my TV time to minister on the computer for a space of time.
I don’t ask you to agree with everything I say, but I do ask you to ponder and think about what I say.
May my words birth new depth in our spirit man that will launch a greater servanthood for Jesus?
Some never read, others read every word and ask for more.
I give my time and effort freely.
If no one reads a word I am richer for giving. I sow the seed, it is not in my hands--- what becomes of it, only God can give the increase.
Again, this series is not a lesson on how to determine who is and who "ain’t" the man/woman of God.
(For the sake of space, I call it a man of God, but God uses women, also.)
Some said, but Lord we healed and cast out demons in your name.
Jesus said, I am sorry, I don’t know you.
So, it appears there are some active workers that lack proper motives and personal experiences.
I will assure you someday, the Lord of the Harvest will separate the wheat from the tares, until then we must be about our Father’s Business, which is to seek and save that which is lost.
I want to lay a BIBLICAL FORMULA to lift God’s men.
Paul was the basketcase preacher that was given a support group to hold his rope. (Text 2 Cor. 11:33)
Paul’s work was advanced as little people contributed and supported and thus enabled and enlarged the arm’s reach of the man of God.
Any real man of God’s vision will reach far beyond his ability, and far beyond his supporters abilities into the realm of ONLY GOD.
The question boils down to this:
Can God? Or God can!
Here is a BIBLICAL FORMULA established by the man of God for the people of God to pray informed and in agreement to push the man of God to new heights.
This is a 5 fold prayer that the nucleus of supporters should pray on a regular basis for the men of God.
We must teach this, and ask others to do this. Once a year I make an appeal, I duplicate this basic prayer and give a copy to every one as I seek a support prayer team.
#1) PRAY FOR UNITY
(Rom.15:30 ---for Jesus Christ sake, and for the LOVE of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me.)
United we stand, divided we fall.
The enemy can quietly sneak into the church and discord be sown and limits the growth of any church.
We must pray and seek unity earnestly.
Amos 3:3 How can two walk together unless they agree?
For good, that will endure time and test we must come together in unity.
We must divorce ourselves from our ideas and programs, and allow room to agree to disagree and not take as personal attacks?
Where two or three agree as touching--- again we established the man of God is not always right, but we can’t practice spiritual abortion over disagreement.
We need healthy discussion and freedom to express our opinions, but we must know how to submit.