Friday, January 4, 2008

God Said Go!!!

God Said Go!!!
Matthew 28:19 Go Ye

He said in Luke 4:18-19 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Jesus said in Luke 19:10 The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

The church-the called out body of baptized believers-have been commissioned-that is we have been granted power and authority to transact God’s business here on earth. In a parable in Luke 19 He said, “Occupy till I come.” He said that to His 10 servants to which He delivered 10 pounds or 10 minas which is money.

Now occupy till I come means to busy oneself with, i.e. to trade. God has invested His resources in us and He is looking for a return on His investment. He has given you, as a Christian, Spiritual gifts, personal skills, talents, and abilities, and other resources such as time and finances to accomplish His will of lifting up the name of Jesus that He may draw all men unto Himself. We are to let our little light shine for Christ. God made an investment in us and Jesus is coming again to see how much every man has gained by trading.

Now many of us in the body of Christ have gotten hung up on ourselves. Many have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. Being ignorant of God's righteousness, and have gone about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted ourselves unto the righteousness of God. Churches have become man centered, rather than Christ centered. Meaning we are catering to people by allowing them to dictate church operation rather than catering to God by obeying His commands.

A church is a people who are associated together for the worship and service of the Lord. We want to worship but we don’t want to work. We like to sing but we don’t like to serve, unless we can be the boss. We like doctrine but we don’t like doing it. Faith without works is dead. We want God to work for us-like a personal slot machine and body guard. God was not created for us. He created us for Himself. John the revelator records in Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.

People are bold to tell folk off in the church and scared to offer Jesus to someone as a personal Savior. We like to hear the Word, but we have fear to carry the Word to the ones who need it…The sinners-the unsaved-the lost-the one’s that sin has held captive. They need preaching to. We spend most of our time preaching to the choir. God has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of power love and a sound mind. These tools should make it easy to evangelize. Evangelism has been put on the shelf. We have left off building God’s Heavenly kingdom with souls to build our earthly kingdoms with stuff…

I have been commissioned…you have been commissioned…The church has been commissioned…The deacons, the mission, the ushers, the choir, the mothers, the youth…all Christians have been commissioned… To Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel men and women, boys and girls, doctors and lawyers, the workers and the unemployed, teachers and students, black, white, yellow, and brown men…Go and compel them to come in, that God’s house may be filled.

Some of us worry about insufficiencies…I don’t know what to say…I don’t know what to do…Jesus has the answer for your problem…Acts 1:8 says ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. God the Holy Spirit is your vehicle, your translator, and your motivator…Lo, I will be with you. God said Go and we all ought to be on the move…

God said G.-O. God Ordered Matthew chap 28 says Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. por-yoo'-om-ahee – means depart, go (away, forth, one's way, up), (make a, take a) journey, walk.

God said G.-O. Grand Opportunity Men everywhere need to be saved.
Isaiah said All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way
Peter said The Lord is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Paul said God will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth

God said G.-O. Get Out Your Comfort Zone, that pew, your rut, small dreaming, narrow mindedness, church stunting, laziness, pettiness, selfishness…Moses had issues with going…the church today has similar issues…Young Jeremiah- thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

God said G.-O. Get Onward Now is the time…don’t put it off until tomorrow, don’t wait to see who will help, don’t call a meeting and take a vote, move now…today if you hear His voice harden not your heart…Arise, take up thy bed, and walk…families are starving for salvation, fatherless children-need mentors, bosses need Jesus, enemies need Jesus, robbers, addicts, murderers, need a sanctified, Holy Ghost filled witness…Arise and Go Jonah to folk that treated you wrong…Arise and Go…

God said G.-O…God Owns You…God said G.-O…Good Occupation… God said G.-O…Great Obligation…We’ve been bought with a price…The reason I like to G.O. is because Christ went for me…He went out on Calvary when God the Father said GO!!! And you know what He did??? He died!!! They Got Him Off the cross and put Him in the grave and 3 days later He Rose…Do you know He rose with ALL Power…All Power…All Power in His hands…Hallelujah…Hallelujah…Thank You Jesus.

I Owe Jesus