Summary: An Evangelistic message for the Church.
The power of the Church Where is the Power of the church, has it become the fear of the world, or just another religious entity? Where has your ordination come from, man or God is it paper or rock, is it a river of life or a stream of corruption? ORDA’INED, Appointed; instituted; established; invested with ministerial or pastoral functions; settled.
(KJVA) Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you
I (Jesus) have chosen you, and ordained you.
By whose authority do you minister, testify and teach? By whose rules do you subject these people too? (Ref. Matthew 21:23-27) Hard questions for hard times. Jesus was asked a lot of hard questions. (ISV, Matthew 15:5-6 But he answered them, "Why do you also disregard the commandment of God because of your tradition? does not have to honor his father.’ Because of your tradition, then, you have revoked the authority of God’s word.) Who has the authority to revoke Gods word, which has the authority to say the scripture is incomplete, under whose authority do you call Gods word lacking in principle. Who gives you the authority to doubt the almighty God, who gave you the authority to say, He didn’t deliver this word, you have in your hands today, suitable enough for our salvation? Matthew 15:9 Their worship of me is empty, because they teach human rules as doctrines (Policy, Guidelines, Rules, Canon, standard).” Is there any word of Jesus, in the Bible, that does not concern us? No, I haven’t found any, but there have been and will continue to be many that consider the words of Christ to be of no importance to us. Who has the authority to say that the words of, the Prophets ( Old Testament), Paul, John, Matthew, Mark and Luke are not the words of Jesus? 2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: They are the words of our savior. “And the Word became flesh (Jesus) and dwelt among us”
“When man doesn’t find relevants in the knowledge of Gods word, he tries to eliminate the barrier to his lack of understanding.”(Ars) They teach the words of Christ to Nicodemus to be “ of the past” John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Doesn’t a man have to be born again today or is it just for those in the past? Many teach, Conversion without rebirth. Conversion to a religion does not assure salvation. Without the rebirth of the spirit and soul a person is still lost. They teach, we can’t believe ,1Cor. Cpt. 12, to be for us, it’s for those of the past. Chapters 2 and 3 of Revelations has no meaning for us, it’s of the past. And Matthew 23:9 doesn’t mean anything to us. Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Act 15:24-25 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
And the place where they prayed was shaken, Why? They were attending to the perfect will of God, being in one mind and one accord in one place, the place of the heart. I’ve traveled from Europe, Canada, Mexico and from Maine to California, and when I get into a praying church that is in the will of God the place rumbles with the power of the Holy Ghost, you can feel the power flowing from one person to the next, chills, tears, shouts of joy, light in peoples eyes as they Glorify the name of God, it’s a wonderful sight. Act 4:31-32 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. What was the key?
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. The Holy Ghost (Spirit) was invited into their congregation, given free reign, and all opposing spirits were removed out of their way. They had the power of God in their midst. The Father inhabits the praise of His children.