mentoring

WHY EVANGELIZE?

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New Classic Photos: Billy Graham Library Charlotte, NC
New Classic Photos: Billy Graham Library Charlotte, NC

Here I am Lord!  Here I am; a tree planted firm, standing in the wind as the seasons turn, the Christ within me remains my hope of glory.  I shine even more brightly as the day approaches as I step forward; reaching towards Christ, clinging to Him who first loved me.  I share the gospel with those who are lost and the Church, the body of baptized believers, sanctified for God’s service.  The Church is the spiritual seed that communes with God.  Therefore there must be a connection to the True Vine.  We can do nothing without God.  Evangelism must be a primary concern!  Does the Church lack the staff for outreach, mentoring, ministry preparation and sending out individuals?  Failing to set a precedent for serving God in spirit and truth, I’ve observed disjointed auxiliaries squabble, bringing confusion.  After we’ve worshipped on the Lord’s Day, I’ve observed us enter our places of employment Monday thru Friday and other frequently visited areas and build amiss.  We render service to our clubs, groups’ fraternities and such; without regard, to the entire body of Christ.  There must be a communication breakdown within the highly developed infrastructure which appears to be in place but is apparently an illusion.  Does spiritual content from God have an inadequate vehicle to flow through, in a course towards those who are lost? 

    To add insult to injury an archenemy of the church: nepotism, is strengthened because apostles build their own house instead of seeking the lost.  The scattered seed without is our responsibility, it  rests within the hands of the people of God, but no one’s seeking mentees to deposit wisdom.  Many Elders rather die with wisdom than transfer want they’ve learned to the qualified ones disguised as the lesser in society. 

     We need to see what God sees in individuals, building amiss among the chatter of our own resistance.  If only we sought God as He was worthy.  Poverty will be eradicated.  This shall not be because of the ferocity of man’s insatiable appetite to be praised.  Theft of God’s glory is a high crime; that borders upon the unpardonable sin.  Personal advancement is like a knocking on the door of no return, wherein one is ravished by injustice and excited by sin.  Never forget where you came from and what was sacrificed for you to be strong, people of God; the Saints of the Most High and Children of the King. 

Centurion Prayer

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“THEY WERE ALL MEN OF GOD” (Alma 48:17)

 All of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his, prepared for the terrors of night.     SONG OF SONGS 3:8

LORD SO COME, SO COME

So Tired So Tired of my soul being a sounding board for those souls practicing for perfection, walking inept, misled messengers, wandering souls looking for happiness

inside of a dark world full of webs and traps, nets and snares.

I long to walk in the light of God’s glory with those of like distinction walking with me on the narrow way holding hands praying and mentoring me for perfection without malice walking on the pureness of Him who was sent by God, The Son of God to redeem the world from its Medieval trappings lusty and demented.

So come and walk with me

So come let us walk into His

Glory together.  His presence is here so let us go into His presence. (1a)   I arise on this beautiful Morning to gaze upon the Royal Blue skies in your firmament above.   Many clouds move forming an outline of your glory seen from here on earth.  Yet I aspire to transcend to your throne by grace to enter your presence on this beautiful morning.  I ask of you to protect my family and guide them.

To you I ask that no harm befall them as I stand in the clear air of this morning priceless in all creation is this time, the time my character is reformed again creating tension in the adversary s’ camp as I am being completed by you as I hold fast to your will.

Oh beautiful mornings I love then again, morning after morning to greet the day in your presences with fortunes on today and dominating misfortunes by your Spirit relieving me from all tension down here in the heat of the day and that which lurks at night, lifting me up to thee Oh Lord I pray in Jesus name, Amen. (1b)

Undulating in this atmosphere the same place we breathe, undulating in this atmosphere to God I cleave.   Holy Spirit, lead me and guide me, keep me on a rock when others I see are on sinking sand.   Hide me from the lion in the gate make me hold my peace when the wiles of the destroyer run rampant.   Still the scorpion as he is set to sting, dismay the enemies of the saints when they come against us in a team.   Gird your Centurion from limb to limb and strengthen the army behind him, whether blood or friend as we go.   Unite us all with the momentum to flow whether to forbear or fight the enemy in this season.   Grant to us our virtuous wives with tender eyes to wait and to love us more when we see them.   How do you give us our strength to overcome sin?   Create a harmonious union among the brethren as we start the day in prayer.   Strengthen us to combat mischief and create wealth, while together in feasting or fasting altogether in good health.   Anoint us and appoint us in all that you lead us to do. (1c)

Because every step I take every breath I take I do it for you.  Even when I awake I count it to thee Lord.  And the food I take and bless or forsake it’s because of you Lord.  Whatever I take from this earth belongs to you because I do too.  Take me Lord, use me Lord, whatever you say, I’ll obey, it’s because of you Lord.  I would have been lost today if you would not have been there for me.   Oh Lord, that is why I can’t afford to take the battle, it belongs to you Lord.   Bless me today and in every way I submit to you Lord. (2)

Lord Help Me to maneuver the weight of the anointing I bear through the onslaught of the enemy, at times bob wired within his territory whether in the heat of the day or the chill of night, guide his arrows shot to destroy away from thy servants.   The missiles from lightening war, the mine fields and explosions, let them be exposed as mere mirages.   Then Lord let your Word go forth into the air that we breathe and into the heart of those being used by the enemy to confuse his attack to create tension in the darkened spirit.   Making spots of light widening in circumference, destroying the evil from within, healing those who once attacked, mending breaches and making the crooked places straight as I arise and greet my former foe I hope to greet him as a brother.  My prayer to you Lord, save the unsaved starting in Bethlehem. (3)

 

ENDNOTES

1a A WAY ON THIS EARTH

1b MORNING PRAYER

1c. UNDULATING IN THE ATMOSPHERE

2. ALL I TAKE 8/17/08

3. PRAYER OF WAR: PRELUDE TO WAR 8/9/08

 

ALTAR CALL FOR THE KILLER

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You once dwelled in unhealthy and unsafe environments, where evil was praised.  You’ve made it out alive, but at the cost of your freedom.  When you are deceived into thinking that to live in bondage is better than death you create a lifestyle through personal choices that place you in situations that compromise your earthly existence.  It is as if you forfeited your own life when you kill someone.  You have voluntarily given your freedom into the hands of others; that brutally abuse their authority and inflict unrighteous burdens upon you, without any regard to your well being.  You now stand, imprisoned, convicted and condemned by the world.  You are at a cross road, while among the steely stares of felons and the greedy glances of cell mates.  You turn side in your spirit and you look to see God reaching His hand out to you as he did for Moses on Mt. Sinai.  At that same moment you also see bunk mates binge at mid-night from the spoils of the weak, while a haunting laugh of a guard turns your stomach after it becomes pitch black.

Through Penitence, God walks into your life, but strangely the crime remains fresh and the punishment remains firm.  After seemingly wrestling with yourself or an angel as Jacob did at Mt. Penuel you are changed and called by another name as your outlook now reflects an essential relationship with God, you now approach a Great Piercing Light that is both frightful and glorious.

If you’ve been sentenced to more than a decade, a score or a century in prison, it benefits one greatly to develop a personal relationship with God.  Developing spiritually is a life-long process for anyone with hope intact and grace abounding.  Many have escaped the snares of a seemingly unfruitful life by building oneself inside-out; spiritually then physically.

It would benefit the convict to change.  You receive no mercy from anyone but God who’s out stretched hand has been there all the time.  The ones you gave your freedom to do not hear your pleas.  Those wretched demons fled leaving you alone as the destroyer, but God knows your situation.

At the time you were not where God wanted you to be, but the act was done indeed.  Your youthful exuberance exacerbates with despair because you have become another person away from your family and far, far away from that memorable day that shattered your future.  Later as time stretches out and the years pass, it become inevitable that you learn that you live better when you treat people better, but things worsen in seasons of great depression and negativity.

Give your life to Jesus!  Being a spiritual force that the powers of darkness have to recognize is your future.  Let God mold you so that you can help others who were weak and ignorant like you were.  Shedding tears can only change a person in prison when they become mixed with clay as if you were being shaped in God’s hand.  This great power is at your fingers and inside your heart.  It is the Righteousness of Jesus.

You are made righteous by The Blood of Jesus, which is complete and needs no improving.  This Righteousness is what God sees and is the final seal of God needed on earth before entering heaven.  Learn to live a life of holiness regardless of those in your old neighborhood that squawk and balk.  They too need to be helped out of spiritual bondage.  Set yourself apart now for God even when facing the power of lightening like that harnessed by the likes of yellow mama already used five times in the 21st century at Holman Prison in Alabama USA.  Let those that pull the switch and the ones watching know that you are a new creature in Christ and that your sin debt is paid by the blood of Jesus that reckons you to be the righteousness of God and soon you’ll be in paradise with Him with all His saints.