Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Covenant evangelism...

This is New Covenant evangelism . . .

"I was called to the home of a dying elderly man to sing and pray with him. A few folks from church came with me. At the house the man had lots of family around, inside and outside the house. Many were smoking outside and wouldn’t come inside with us, so I asked everyone to come outside for a moment. I told them all “I want to share great, great news. The gospel is not understood by most but the message of the gospel is our sins are already forgiven and I can tell each one here, your sins are forgiven. You don’t need to be forgiven, you already are. The gospel is not to make us ashamed and guilty but to take those things away. All you have to do is acknowledge that, believe it because it is true.” I used the thief on the cross as the example. Many of them wept and it was so easy and exciting to share the gospel this way. We had a great time with the old man and we shared it all with him as well. It felt as natural as when Jesus looked at people and told them their sins were forgiven."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bliss, faith-filled and effortless

Its by grace through faith...To accept the finished work of the cross, is to believe by faith that God in His awesome grace has completed the work that was needed to fulfill the law on your behalf...

Now by faith we live with that reality...that reality, once it becomes revelation will change the very fabric of your existence...

Instead of living to please God, you will live knowing you are pleasing to God because God in Christ IS pleased with you, who are IN CHRIST TOO...

Every work that flows from that reality is bliss, faith-filled and effortless!! Every sanctified behavioural change is bliss, faith-filled and effortless...

Praise God for his indescribable gift...JESUS !!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The wall of hostility

The law divides, it is THE dividing wall of hostility...

Eph 2: 14For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace"

When Martin Luther brought "disunity" to the Body, the then Roman Catholic Church, it was a good thing, otherwise we would all still be Catholic.

Martin Luther's main point of reference, the scripture God had opened his eyes to, was Rom 5:1 "1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a]have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand." that's the gospel of grace right there baby!!

When he started preaching that, it showed just how much "unity" there was!!

Now, was 'ol Martin bringing disunity?

Well lots in the church at the time would have accused him of it, accused him of heresy, of not being a son in the house, of deserting the people, of not loving the people, of not playing team, being rebellious, selfish...


NO, he was not, God was, through him, bringing genuine Spirit-filled unity, not "surface-smiley-everything-is-fine-until-you-start-preaching -your-gospel-of-grace-and-messing-with-the-10 commandments" unity

Jesus himself brought down the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. He paid the biggest price for that...When men bring the law back into the church, they are the very ones who are bringing disunity...not those preaching to get it out!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Clear as clean crystal !

"Over and over again in the New Testament, Paul is absolutely clear that the gospel is simply grace. Anything else does not merely fall short of the full gospel, it is actually opposed to it."

Friday, August 13, 2010

OH the bliss of it all !!

We have had people from the USA, UAE and Singapore contact us via our Contacts Page and say they have been impacted and changed by coming across our site, downloading the free mp3's and listening to them...

We have had a man from the USA... ask for details as he wanted to deposit money into our account, this being someone we had never met nor spoken to! We have had over 7000 visitors on our blog in the last 2 years, that's almost 10 hits a day! We have people being impacted in Sydenham, Durban, because they have listened to our CD's, testimonies from people we have never met...

You guys are boasting now, some might say....Yes we are boasting, we are boasting in what He has done, boasting in the Goodness of God, Jesus Christ Himself and His finished work!! OH the bliss of it all!!!

These are testimonies of His faithfulness to His message, signs that make you wonder...We have had financial testimonies, healing testimonies, relational testimonies but more importantly we have had testimony after testimony of people coming into a revelation of their righteousness, of their freedom in Christ, of His love for them and that they are falling in love with the Father more and more...

OH the bliss of it all!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Want solid food ?

Heb 5:12 "...teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil."

The bible says teachings of righteousness is the solid food. Anyone who is still and infant and immature, is not acquainted with the teachings of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, solid food is the teaching of righteousness. The more you teach righteousness the more you will be giving people solid food. Anyway, who is still and infant is not acquainted with the teaching of the gift of righteousness. We need to teach the gift of righteousness.

Why? Because we are transformed into His glory as we encounter His face. 2 Corinthians 3, says we become like Him when we encounter Him. How? - by revelation that we are free, that we are righteous in Christ, so that we can come boldly into the throne room of grace and encounter God, not in shame, in grace, there is nothing in the way of me going before God, as we encounter Him we are transformed into his likeness and what is that, maturity -being transformed into His likeness is maturity. The more we encounter Him the more we are transformed into His likeness!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Abundance of Grace

"FEEBLE believer, there is " abundance of grace" for you! It is in Jesus, and in Jesus for you. The little grace you have received has brought you out of the world, has led you to His cross, and has enabled you to trust your immortal interests in His hands. But your faith is weak, your fears are strong, your doubts are painful, your inward conflicts are severe, and you often think you shall be obliged to give up all for lost.

But hear what the Apostle James says, "He gives more grace!" He who gave you what you have—will give you more. Fear not, for the grace of God is sufficient for you, and He will make His strength perfect in your weakness. He is able to do exceeding and abundantly above all that we can ask or think; yes, He is able to subdue all things unto himself. Look to Jesus, and He will save you... save you with an everlasting salvation"

By James Smith, 1859

Monday, August 9, 2010

What is the Gospel of the Grace of God?

"What is the Gospel of the Grace of God? In short, the Gospel of the Grace of God is the Gospel the Apostle Paul preached to Jews and Gentiles and wrote about in his letters. It is not the same Gospel Peter, James and John preached and wrote in their letters. All of Christ's Apostles (i.e. Peter, James, John, Paul, etc.) preached Christ, but they didn't all have the same Gospel message. They didn't have the same purpose or audience either.

That may seem like a shocking statement, but it's not. It just seems that way because a lot of people aren't saying it. In fact, the statement is Biblical and provable"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Apostle to the Gentiles

The Apostle to the Gentiles

Have you ever considered that the Apostle Paul had a unique ministry that was to be taken to the Gentiles?

Read the following from Eph. 3, 2-4

"If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given to me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in a few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)." (KJV)

The dispensation in which we now live is "The Gospel of the Grace of God" and the instructions given to us by God for this time in man's history come from the writings of the Apostle Paul. The rest of the Bible is important, as it is all the Word of God and is background for our understanding of this age of grace. However, the most important directions for us, God gave to us through the epistles of Paul, Romans through Philemon."