Your Identity IN Christ

The goal of this piece is to help people understand who God says they are through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Video created by Cleone that I found through our dear friends in Christ, Joe & Lydia Nickelson, currently in Virginia, who I met at my first kickstart in San Antonio TX March 2016.

And the rest is HIStory as we say 😉

Be doers of the word

Kickstart San Antonio March 2016
Kickstart San Antonio March 2016

For years, in the workplace I had been the person who managed the quality systems, created standards and processes, to make sure we had a system to produce repeatable products and services.

As the quality manager, I was conditioned to make sure all products and services were delivered “right first time”. So as a disciple, I thought it would be best to invest time to make sure I had no remaining knowledge or experience gaps, and would not need to go back and get more training, so I could be perfected as a disciple, capable of performing God’s work on the streets and in the neighborhoods of healing the sick, casting out demons, and preaching the gospel.

Functioning as a quality manager is about control and standardized processes for everything. Living by the Holy Spirit is very different life.

I remember sitting in the audience at the West Palm Beach, Florida kickstart and hearing the Holy Spirit say to me to let go of having to have audio recordings and videos and processes for everything, and trust Him alone for all.

Earlier today I was reminded in a Facebook message from some friends in the city that Pete Cabrera is speaking Wednesday-Friday at a church in North Kansas City sharing at his identity training.

Because Pete’s identity training would help me, as I believed ‘make sure I had no remaining knowledge gaps’, I contacted my partner to let her know I would not be joining her for our usual Wednesday night dinner with her Mom, because I was going to go to the training.

Even though my flesh wanted to ‘get more training’ and ‘make sure had no remaining gaps’, I sensed Holy Spirit redirect me to learn to deliver the kickstart seminar as the priority, and go out daily anywhere to be His hands and feet, because if I continued to be dependent on classes and processes and videos, or ‘have to have someone else to go with me’ I would never learn to disconnect and depend on Him alone as my guide that He is…

“Now as for you, the anointing that you received from him resides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things, it is true and is not a lie. Just as it has taught you, you reside in him.” 1 John 2:27

…else I’d continue to be like what Paul talks about in letter to Timothy:

“always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.”‭ 2 Timothy‬ ‭3:7‬

I have arrived at the knowledge of the truth, and the season for training is over, and the season of doing has arrived, as James says:

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” ‭James‬ ‭1:22-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Training upon training upon training is no different that sitting in a church, being talked at week in and week out.

What about you, how many classes have you been to? what is the ratio of classes taken to action taken? did you lay hands on the sick and they were healed? when was the last time you shared the gospel? this week? this month? this year?

The time for training is over. The time for doing has arrived. Let us all be doers of the word, not just hearers.

 

Can you share the Gospel?

Cups gospel kit

“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.”

‭‭John‬ ‭17:14-19, 24‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Does the world hate you because you share the word. Word is truth.

Does the world hate you because you share the truth?

Can you clearly articulate the gospel?

I couldn’t but now I can.

Learn here how to clearly present the gospel

 

Sunday Baptisms in Raytown MO

Thank you Jesus you healed and we baptized 5 people at Bradley & Cassandra’s place in Raytown, MO on Sunday afternoon.

We only met them on Thursday last week on the phone when we prayed for their mother’s thyroid to go down and it did. Praise Jesus!
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Speaking the Word of Faith By Norman P. Grubb


My Waterloo came when C.T. Studd in the heart of Africa was “glorified” (the way we always speak of the “death” of God’s servants), going to the Lord in 1931 with “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” as his last words. He had commissioned Pauline and me to return to the home base in England and carry on the Crusade with the 35 workers in the Congo, and just we two at home. 

Difficulties had greatly weakened us at this point, so that in the first month at home we received a total of only 42500 for the 35 workers for one month! And it was precisely then, as it were at the bottom of a dry well, that the way I had learned to look up to the glimmer of light at the top, I was now challenged to put into practice on my own. 
I am writing this not from any special interest in the incidents, but because it illustrates the putting into practice of exactly what we are talking about— how to use the word of faith in crisis, as well as in ordinary situations in our lives, as I learned from the Bible and Rees Howells
The way we did it, our first practical lesson from the bottom of that apparently dry well, is the way I and so many others still do it today. Not one iota of difference. That is why I have confidence in mentioning it in some detail as an example of practicing the faith way as the only sensible and workable way of living in every detail of our lives, and then helping many others onto this same way. 
We, four of us together, did it one day at the house which was our London headquarters in 1931, when, as I say, things were at the bottom. There were Pauline and I, together with one missionary recruit and one missionary on furlough. First we faced our negative. Things were at the point of collapse: trouble had arisen, many had left us, and money was practically nonexistent. We had plenty of advice which we had to ignore. The advice was to close the small mission or offer it to others. This situation was just the same kind as we are all confronted with in our pressing negatives, disastrous negatives sometimes. What shall I do about this mountain, this hopeless situation, this impossible person? 
Well, I had learned the first step from Rees Howells. Not calling on God and asking Him for deliverance, not listening to man, but listening to God. In other words not what we think about it, but what has He to say to us about it. What’s up, God? This is revolutionary and has remained so, because it reverses prayer. It is not we talking to Him and bringing needs to Him, but giving Him the chance to talk to us.
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