Thursday, November 29, 2012

The God Factor


John 21
1  After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
2  There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
3  Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
4  But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
5  Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.
6  And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
7  Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
8  And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
9  As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
10  Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
11  Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
12  Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
13  Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

My Quiet Time Journal Entry for Wednesday, November 28, 2012: - 6am

There is a huge God Factor in what we do.

We are looking for those who don’t know what they are looking for – they are looking for us. Those who are ready and ripe, many of whom are completely unaware.

We are Angels on assignment.

Take away God from our formula and we are nothing but needles in a haystack. But add the God Factor and we are a miracle revealed; the Christ that people find; the Bread of Life to a starving soul; salvation to a lost world; Salt and light to a dying generation; we are hope fulfilled.  

Unashamed and without complaint we are wholly dependent on God and we are giving Him all we've got.

Make no mistake - God is mobilizing the Church for true mass evangelism in these last days and we are a part. We are designed by God to reach those who sit in darkness who have no other hope that someone will come to them and bring them Jesus.

We are entering great days of mass evangelism. God has prepared and positioned some for just such a time as this.

There has always been a mark on our hearts, a call woven into the fabric of the vision of our church - a call to the nations as fishers of men.

“My Church” History & Continuing Ministry for the year - 2012
·        A Mission’s Pastor as First Staff Member
·        A Church Planting Church
·        Project 237
·        Agua Resources
·        Church Online
·        My Online TV
·        KE Resources
·        Postcards From The Bible
·        COTR Food Bank
·        World Wide Television Programs
·        Widow/Orphan/Human Trafficking Relief
·        Daily Devotionals in 7 languages – print & online
·        RU 100% Sure
·        Foreign Bible Schools
·        COTR Health Services
·        Disaster Relief Efforts Worldwide (Philippines; Haiti; NYC; NO; etc)
·        Missions Ambassador Council
·        International Church Planting Efforts
·        Thailand/Cambodia/Laos Radio Station
·        Missionary Sending and Support History
·        Worldwide Pastors and Leadership Conferences
·        Life Shape Personal and Family Growth Series
·        2013 Life Shape Prayer and Discipleship – A Call to the Nations!

More than sending mere money to uninspected spiritual adventures, we impact the world with boots on the ground giving spiritually motivated humanitarian relief while enhancing and advancing the Gospel in every corner of the world, everyday. But this has all been but preparation …

God has prepared and positioned us, along with many others, for such a time as this. He has also been preparing a world by opening hearts to see the light, feel the spirit, and hear the word. We will bring it!

Mark 1:17  Then Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men."

Again I say: There is a huge God Factor in all we do.

John 15:5  "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

Nothing we do makes a difference without God.

Matthew 16:17  Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

Romans 10
14  How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
15  And how shall they preach unless they are sent? …
20  But Isaiah is very bold and says: "I was found by those who did not seek Me; I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me."

2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

God is mobilizing the Church for true mass evangelism in these last days and in that respect we have been equipped to call the nations to prayer and discipleship.

There is a huge God Factor in all we do – for without Him we can do nothing – but with Him and through Him we can do all things.

Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it …

We have not been laboring in vain over this past quarter century but rather God has been preparing and positioning us even when we did not realize.

Luke 10
2  Then He said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

All the Lord needs now is laborers. Will you pray with me for laborers? Laborers to be identified and come forth from all nations … we are prepared to mobilize and equip them to reap the harvest.

2013 Life Shape Prayer & Discipleship – A Call To The Nations