Ministers of a New Covenant

Significance Is As Significance Does.

Believe this or not but a lot of Christians get into service not in the Christ life but rather to bring significance to themselves. They have a deep seeded need to feel important and to be needed by others. Most aren't even aware this is what they are doing. They serve in the church, on the board, in the choir, on the prayer team as well as other positions in the body. There are pastors, Sunday school teachers, deacons and evangelists. All working in their own flesh, their self-effort, to feel like they belong to something greater then themselves, to make their own life significant.

Many Christians use this self-significance as their identity. They serve because it gives the purpose and it appeases their flesh. It gives them false security, It makes them feel good and, they think this service is needed for their salvation.

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To Beg For Or To Be The Revival?

I hear so many people continually say we need to pray for a revival in our nation. That we need an out pouring of the Holy Spirit to get us back on track. I agree this country is in a great decline and we do need a revival of sorts. But what exactly is this outpouring of the Holy Spirit and is begging God to give it to us the way to get it.

"It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. Joel 2:28-29

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Eyes To See or Have We Lost Sight.

There once was a man who apparently at one time could see but had lost his sight.

Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road. When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!" And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him here." So they *called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you." Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus. And answering him, Jesus said, "What do you want Me to do for you?" And the blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!" And Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road. Mark 10:46-52

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One Thing You Lack Follow Me

As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. “You know the commandments, ‘DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.’” And he said to Him, “Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth up.” Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property. Mark 10:17-22

We hear sermons about this rich young ruler and most tell use the lesson is, live by the Ten Commandments and/or giving up things of the world and following Jesus and this is how we inherit eternal life. There may truth in this however, the Holy Spirit has revealed this to me.

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Family dysfunction is not un-common and is one of the leading causes of childhood addiction. I am not un-common in that I had a very abusive childhood from as far back as I can remember.

Michaels Testimoney