For real, people are NOT thirsty and hungry for church. People are thirsty and hungry for GOD. Church doesn't heal, deliver and make folks whole. Abiding in GOD does that.
We need to keep the church buildings in perspective. The preachers ain't the answer, the usher board ain't the answer, the anniversary committee ain't the answer, the building fund ain't the answer, the hospitality ministry ain't the answer, and the choir ain't the answer.
The only true answer is Jesus Christ and that we live and share the gospel of the kingdom of GOD. That sets the captives free and makes people whole.
The days of just getting our shouts on in church buildings and going home to Sunday dinners ain't it...
We need to hit the streets in full armor Holy Ghost force. Take the gospel to more places, such as barber shops, hair and nail salons; Lord knows bunches of His people spend lots of time in those establishments. How many are leaving manicured, pedicured, and haired up but other folks up in those places are hell bound?
Minister to the dudes on the corners drinking forties and smoking blunts with their underwear showing. GOD needs them reached and some of them ain't going to church buildings...
Hit up the hotels and motels where the hookers and johns engage. Minister at the malls. Some Christians need to do much less shopping and much more ministering.
What about the public parks and tourist locations? Tourists need to be ministered to, as well.
And it's so generous when we rally together to help those affected by tornadoes, and floods etc. But some folks right in our communities have "tornadoes" in their home lives and NOT enough food and money to reasonably stretch through each month. How much rallying and steadfast help is being given to those folks?
So many veterans, senior citizens, and single parents are struggling. The list goes on.
Again, for real, people are NOT thirsty and hungry for church. They are thirsty and hungry for GOD - and the demonstration of the gospel of His holy kingdom.
In the Holy Bible, Jesus commands, "Feed my sheep. Feed my lambs."
How many saved folks are consistently feeding sheep and lambs in neighborhoods, in the streets and the highways and byways?
Jesus, help us please to minister first to GOD, You and the Holy Ghost but then to lovingly and boldly minister to sheep and lambs in ALL the world...
Written Thursday June 6, 2013
Copyright 2013 - S. Hicks
HALLELUJAH PRAISE REPORT:
After I posted this, our Lord had me to read of a young man, Roy Costner IV, valedictorian, who shared the gospel in his graduation speech. Roy stood at the podium, ripped up his pre-approved speech and recited the Lord's Prayer. The audience heartily applauded and responded with pleasure.
That's what our LORD IS TALKING ABOUT - taking His gospel outside just the walls of the church... Glory to GOD, Roy's action went viral and got more than 230,000 views.
Here's a youtube clip of Roy reciting the Lord's Prayer to hearty applause and cheers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np2WQ_ImhLQ
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