Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
DISCIPLESHIP: The Forgotten Discipline
A Timely Word from Bro. Brendon Patrick....
IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE
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The organized church as a whole has
walked away from discipleship.
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The plain words of CHRIST are ignored and
people are taught that if they attempt to actually do what JESUS taught,...
to actually live the way HE+ taught ... they are legalistic and are
On the other hand, the
organized "church" will teach that you are under"grace" and
can ignore the teachings of JESUS as relating to real life!
can ignore the plain teachings and commandments of the ONE+ Who+ saved you by
Grace with HIS+ own Body and Blood!
Untrue of course.
JESUS our LORD did all of
HIS+ part.HE+ will not do our part for us.
HE+ will not be HIS+ own Disciple
HE+ will, however, give us Divine help in every way in the Power of the
Holy Spirit toreallyfollow HIM+ and be Disciples in the Way HE+ has taught us.
JESUS plainly said, "If
anyone will follow ME+, he MUST deny himself, take up his cross and follow ME+." This is NOT taught in the modern churches ... and that is an
understatement, at best.
The Power of the Eternal SPIRIT of GOD was evident in the
ancient Church in all Followers of JESUS, both in their daily lifestyle and in
the Supernatural Gifts and working of that same Holy SPIRIT.
The things that
JESUS did, they did.
This was SO evident to those around them
that the pagans were the first ones
who referred to them as "Christians" ... because they were so much
HIS+ SPIRITwas in them reproducingCHRIST.
The necessity of discipleship for EVERY follower
of CHRIST has been removed from the modern church and has left it floundering,
focusing mainly on theological systems that were formulated 1,500 years or more
after The SON+ of GOD delivered the Gospel of Life to the world.
This modern church, this religious system, does
not even resemble the original church, of course. We have the same Gospels, the
same Apostles’ writings, and the same Prophetic writings that the ancient
Pre-Nicene church had, but our "battery" is dead, so to speak.
It has been drained with the cares of
this life and the deceitfulness of riches.
We must HAVE OUR BATTERY
CHARGED and RECONNECTED
TO THE POWER SOURCE
and SANCTIFICATION of LIFE.
We must learn to YIELD to CHRIST so
that the Strength and Power of the HOLY SPIRIT can flow through us as it
did through the ancient Christians.
Yes! Unclean spiritual forces do manifest
themselves in religious systems and in their adherents’ lives. They have given
themselves over to those spirits and agreed that satan’s lies are “truth”
These same unclean spirits came at JESUS,
accusing HIM+, threatening, challenging. These unclean spirits have not gone
anywhere. They watch for gullible humans to control and inhabit.
As we can see, whole "churches" can be
built on the foundation of demonic teaching and control.
QUESTION: Are we ready to do as JESUS
taught and deny ourselves, pick up our Cross, and yield ourselves TOTALLY to
HIM+ so that we will be equipped and prepared to stand against the reality of
unclean spirits confronting and challenging The Body of CHRIST on this earth?
Believe me, it is going to get worse,
much worse, than what we now see.
Scripture teaches that JESUS will Baptize us
--- immerse us --- into the HOLY SPIRIT and FIRE. I can tell you that we
ARE GOING TO NEED THAT!
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Heavenly FATHER, please help us to walk before
you as your Beloved SON+ has taught us to walk and to forsake the false
teachings of men.