There is just something about spending five days without electricity, a bathroom, running water, or electronics.
There is just something about having nothing else than to talk to people.
There is just something about realizing that the night sky is not black, but gray from thousands of stars.
There is just something about seeing the edge of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
There is just something about not hearing the noise of television.
There is just something about not getting a phone call.
There is just something about eating meat which had been slaughtered on that day, or vegetables which have been picked on that day, or drinking milk from a cow, on that day.
There is just something about eating fresh tilapia from Lake Victoria.
There is just something about grabbing a flashlight and roll of toilet paper in the night to do number two by squatting and aiming into a hole.
There is just something about kerosene lamps.
There is just something about taking a bath with birds chirping above and hens running around.
There is just something about drinking fresh spring water.
I have been so fortunate to enjoy these privileges which most white people will never venture out to get.
Ezekiel 47:2 And he took me out by the north doorway, and made me go round to the outside of the doorway looking to the east; and I saw waters running slowly out on the south side.
3 And the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, and after measuring a thousand cubits, he made me go through the waters, which came over my feet.
4 And again, measuring a thousand cubits, he made me go through the waters which came up to my knees. Again, measuring a thousand, he made me go through the waters up to the middle of my body.
5 Again, after his measuring a thousand, it became a river which it was not possible to go through: for the waters had become deep enough for swimming, a river it was not possible to go through
12 And by the edge of the river, on this side and on that, will come up every tree used for food, whose leaves will ever be green and its fruit will not come to an end: it will have new fruit every month, because its waters come out from the holy place: the fruit will be for food and the leaf will make well those who are ill.
This is exponential or hyper growth of life in the new creation.
This could be the millennium, or heaven.
But it’s something that a person can take a hold of now, if he chooses to.
One thousand cubits represent a third of a mile.
In one and one third mile, the depths of waters of life from this river had up surged from slowly running waters to ones so deep that one could only swim in them
The trees yield a new monthly crop.
This is impossible by our standards.
This is a foretaste of life in the Spirit which man can enter into when he is done with the old creation, which Christ did away with.
Our lengthy warfare is one of stripping from this old creation.
Only a life which is immersed in the Word of God can achieve this
The present danger of our Facebook society is saying that God loves me just the way I am.
And He does.
But let me tell you, that if you are satisfied with only that premise, you will never experience a foretaste of this form of life.
Acceptance by God, and living this kind of God realm are two very different animals.
We are living in the midst of a social revolution. Whether you like Face Book, Twitter or Google Plus, it’s a fact that the whole world is on them.
I connect with people in Africa, Nicaragua, New York, New Mexico and England to name a few, on Facebook.
We post all our church events on Facebook and Google Plus.
I post my blog articles in most social media channels
We do conference calls on Google Plus.
Yesterday I gave a prophecy to a man in the Philippines on Skype.
Let’s face it folks, whether you like social media or not, the whole world is on it.
In some way you must develop a habit entitled, “a super connector.”
The church as local congregation’s is for the most part very poorly connected.
There is no more powerful institution on the earth as local churches when they work together as the Body of Christ to display the Kingdom of God in the Person of the Resurrected Christ.
The local church suffers from a malady called (TMS). This stands for Tribal Mentality Syndrome.
Most local bodies are disconnected from other local bodies in the same community.
The local church is busily promoting its local body and vision within her local walls. It’s an entrenched my church, tribal mentality.
One of the globes most challenging jobs is to bring pastors to unite under a common God given strategy within their community to bring revival to it. This is a very sad statement to the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ has not called the local church to primarily be tribal, but kingdom minded.
Within the framework of an individual vision for the individual church, there must be a greater kingdom vision adopted by all churches within a community to effect a revival
If for nothing else, a local church must become a super connector with other churches within the community.
What if churches became super connectors with other churches within the state where they are at?
Churches finding out how they can help each other and meet each others deficiencies.
How would the kingdom of God look in that state?
Could revival come?
What then if churches could become super connectors with other churches globally.
I have included link to a fascinating man whom I know very little about.
This man is taking the idea of super connector to a hyper level.
I am not called to do what he does.
But the link is here as food for fodder and brainstorming in your own super connector endeavors. Enjoy!
The church is going to make the “Big Turnaround” and come back to the Word of God.
The desperation of a world, and a church at large that has lost the fear of God is bringing people back to that fear.
We are recognizing that without God, all is doomed.
The world hungers for creative ideas, and nothing is as entrepreneurial as the application of God’s Word. The awareness is coming back!
The church’s deviancy from God’s Word to accommodate political correctness is resulting in the anticipated flap. “I told you so!”
Relevancy does not come through succumbing to political correctness but through the loving demonstration of the incorrectness that made it great.
The world is not getting better through its rebuff of God. This is the most dangerous time to be alive since I was born.
I am ready for the Big Easy, The Big Turn Around, back to the matchless Word of God.
It is time to fall back in love with the Word of God!
Acts 2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added.
With pleasure, welcomed God’s Word! Do you welcome God’s Word?
42 And they were continuing in the teaching of the apostles, and in fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
To continue, is to enthusiastically persevere in Bible teaching, fellowship with other like minded believers and in praying.
What if the world beheld this type of community in its midst?
Community, to be validated, must function not only in the walls of the church, but in the market place. A functioning community, which only feeds itself is a ghetto. The church is becoming a ghetto. We must stop this trend now, if she is to be relevant.
43 Then fear came upon every person, and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
44 Now all who believed were together, and they had all things in common,
45 and they were selling their possessions and goods, and were dividing them among all, to the degree that anyone had a need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were sharing food with joy and simplicity of heart,
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to the church daily those who were being saved.
Sacrificial love in a community at this level of unselfishness added people to the church.
Jack Frost defines love: “The meeting of another’s need at my own expense.”
Is this a big definition of revival? Yup! How incredible creative for people to love each other in this dimension.
Acts 4:32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things belonging to him was his own, but they had all things in common.
33 And with great power the apostles were giving forth their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.
34 Nor was there anyone needy among them; for all who were owners of lands or houses were selling them, and were bringing the proceeds of the things which had been sold,
35 and were placing them beside the feet of the apostles; and they were distributing to each, to the degree that anyone had need.
What if there is such a viable Christian community in the market place? What is the impact?
Is this model attractive to people? It is! It’s huge. It is the greatest ideas to hit the planet. Love is the greatest!
Who will run with these ideas?
Where is the Christian entrepreneur of 2014?
This is something for your radar screens!
I am praying about doing Google+ video hangouts and video screencasts starting in March!
The hangouts will teach you the basics of the New Testament Greek.
John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”
- Jesus told us that it’s not the truth that sets us free, but our knowledge of it.
In the verse above, the word for knowledge is one which we acquire progressively, as in a school class.
- God is a Spirit, and He speaks to our spirits by knowledge which brings revelation of His truth.
- God reveals knowledge that will specifically minister to our needs.
- It is the knowledge which ministers to these needs through the Holy Spirit’s revelation that frees us.
- The revelation of this knowledge exponentially increases when you study the Bible in its original languages.
There is no way to become freer than by the study of God’s word in the original languages!
- I want to share the knowledge of twenty five years of studying the New Testament in its original language of Greek with you.
- These Google hangouts will teach you the basics of the Greek grammar.
- I will teach you how to use the Strong’s Concordance numbering system.
The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance is the second most important book in the world after the Bible.
James Strong coded every Bible word to a numbering system and then defined them in their original languages.
Most Greek resources are connected to Strong’s numbering system. Once that you can use the Strong’s concordance you can use most Greek resources.
- Secondly, what are the available Greek resources, which ones I recommend, and how to use every one of them?
My screencasts will show you how to download and give you “hands on” training on the amazing, and totally free internet Bible programs available to you.
- The Online Bible
- The Interlinear Scripture Analyzer
- E Sword in conjunction with its amazing Biblesupport resources!
- The Logos Paid Bible Program
Finally, I will be doing Google hangouts on the basics of social media.
- We live in a day where the world is connected to social media.
- I was just in Nicaragua on a mission trip. Virtually everybody is on Face book. It’s crazy!
A fundamental grasp of the social media resources will increase the effectivity of your ministry, and it’s all free!
The Google hangouts will train you in the following.
- Facebook Business for your ministry.
- Twitter Business for your ministry.
- Google Plus Business for your ministry.
- Pinterest Business for your ministry.
- Instagram Business for your ministry.
- Youtube Business for your ministry.
These classes are free, but a donation to our ministry is encouraged as God leads you and you are able to.
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