GOD’S PLAN FOR THE CHURCH…


Revelation 2:29 – “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  NASB

Our LORD instructed John to write, “He that has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the church.”  In John’s writing in the first two chapters of the Book of Revelation, he speaks in very plain language and lays out the plan of God.  The plan is incredibly simple and when followed in parts one and two, part three becomes possible and probable.

TO THE PASTORS – “Angels” – – Speak Up!

God makes a powerful declaration in Jeremiah 3:15 – “Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.”    Jesus instructed His followers of their mission and commission in Matthew 28:20 as He told them that they were to go, “teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 

Our mission and commission are to proclaim Jesus as Savior and Lord of all.  We are to instruct others of the benefits, blessings, and truth of God’s Word.  In Salvation, we have Freedom beyond anything we have or could ever know.  We have moral freedom, spiritual authority, positive self-acceptance, and can become mighty in God through the power of the Holy Spirit.  We are to warn of the pitfalls and obstacles presented by sin. We are to expose rebellion and the results of that path and the benefits afforded believers through obedience.    So, pastors, it is time for you to Speak Up!

TO THE MEMBERS – – Shape Up!

God is not playing a game and fellowship with Him has some requirements.  He is Holy and wants us to be holy.  The apostle Paul declares in Romans 13:11-14 – “And this do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now, salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. 12 The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.”

We discover a powerful revelation in Titus 2:11-14 – “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” 

We dare not overlook the powerful directive found in Hebrews 13:17 – “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” 

The desire and requirement of God are that we walk in obedience to Him embracing His appointed leadership allowing ourselves to be lead deeper into His presence and grace.  There are incredible blessing and benefit that come through Obedience to God, His Spirit, and His Word.  Our acceptance into Heaven demands that we walk in obedience to Him.  We never want to be broken cisterns that can hold no water but vessels of honor for His Glory!

TO THE DEVIL – – Shut Up!

When pastors and teachers present the Truth of God explaining the benefits, blessings, and pitfalls something powerful happens.  When the congregation hears the truth of God’s Victory and the devil’s defeat something powerful happens.  When the Word goes forth people hear it, faith is developed in the heart, courage is inspired and the anointing comes!  The mouth of the enemy can be silenced by God’s people who know the Truth and know Who and Whose they are!

Satan has no right to say anything.  He has no power to overcome us because we are ‘more than conquerors through Jesus.’  It is important and imperative that we commit ourselves to Him and determine to walk in obedience to God’s plan and enjoy the benefits not only for ourselves but for the lost and all of humanity. 

May God inspire you to press into His presence and live in the Atmosphere of Heaven and allow the Holy Spirit to develop the culture of the Kingdom in you!   

Have a fantastic day!

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