I FROWN at Comedy, Comedians and Comedy Shows brought into the Church! It is not right! Never has been, Never will be!
Everything has its place. Let’s put things in their proper place. Christians can watch comedy on TV, go for comedy shows organised by these talented folks, but to bring that into Church?
Some call it strategy for soul winning! That’s ridiculous!
That people answered an altar call does not mean they got saved. It is what they hear that determines that. If We are serious about soul winning We should do what the Word says: PREACH!
“ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”: Mark 16:15 “ And he said unto them, Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”
We MUST Train Our members to win souls and disciple by Preaching and Followup (Teaching, Prayers, Visitations etc), not by these funny gimmicks!
The bible way is not as expensive as paying comedians!
If Our members are sad and stressed there is more than enough Joy in the Holy Ghost that can make us laugh AT WILL, than any comedian can cause during Our gatherings! This joy of the Lord strengthens Us!
A gathering of saints should be distinct! Let’s STOP this bad behaviour in Church Ministry! What is bad does not have any other name – IT IS BAD!
P.S – This post was inspired by a conversation with a few young folks who had genuine concerns about this subject. Any form of coincidence was not intended but is not regretted!
A CLOSED MOUTH IS A CLOSED DESTINY – words activate faith!
I can imagine the hopelessness and stagnation Joseph felt in his life over the years of rejection, displacement and slavery. I can imagine the thoughts that flooded his soul, seeing his dream crushed by circumstances and family. I bet sometimes he regretted speaking out or sharing his dreams even to the people he thought loved him! Sometimes he might have thought, maybe the devil aborted his dream because he revealed it prematurely and should have kept quiet.
But let me shock you child of God.. If Joseph kept quiet he wouldn’t have been sold, and ended up in a place his dream would be actualized.. Sometimes God uses the mistakes we made to launch us where we should be! Whether you feel like you’ve been driven further from your dream by circumstances, the truth is; All things are working together for your Good!
A CLOSED MOUTH IS A CLOSED DESTINY – words activate faith!
God’s purpose will always prevail, as long as you don’t give up and lose HOPE… See Faith is the substance of things “HOPED” for… without Hope, Faith can’t be actualized! The only thing the enemy can do is to bring you into a state of Hopelessness, because He knows without Hope, faith can’t manifest, and without Faith it’s impossible to please God!! Never lose Hope no matter what…
The artificial manifested presence of God produces an emotional high more than a knowledge of who God is, and if not careful we can miss out on God. The Israelite’s saw the manifested presence as a Cloud during day and Pillar of fire in the night and even food raining from Heaven daily for forty years yet they failed to know God and died in their unbelief. Why? The emotional high blinded their ability to believe and walk by faith.
When Peter saw Christ transfigured at the mountain, the emotional high struck and he was ready to build three tents in honor of Elijah, Moses and Jesus but could not see the Fundamental truth of what he was seeing THE GLORIFIED CHRIST!
Immaturity hangs onto the presence and not the Person of Christ. Every time the presence manifests, we scramble for what can benefit us instead of worshiping WHOM HE WHO IS.
Remember when that worship song ends and everybody wants to be healed and we want to cast out devils and thinking of the feeling of Him being around means its time to get our stuff!
We forget that we are standing on Holy ground and that it’s not about us but Him! Instead of a Holy fear towards God and His will, we develop a passion on how our desires and dreams can be fulfilled! Oh how the church is dying because of unbelief and not because we lack miracles, signs and wonders but because we have no knowledge of the WORKER.
We no longer go to church in worship but that we may get something and no wonder we attend about ten churches and fellowships. When people flock to our churches, we think they are hungry after God when in reality we have created an atmosphere that allows them to hunger after things and not God. We are trapped in the emotional high like the Israelite’s in the wilderness and like Peter on the mountain! When the Son of man returns, shall He find FAITH?
Disaster after disaster overwhelms us: Our loved one’s health deteriorates. Medical bills pile up. Insurance balks at paying. Our spirit plummet. Then the car won’t start. The circumstances of life seem to crash on us like enormous waves over a small fishing boat. We feel like Jesus’s disciples on the stormy Sea of Galilee, while Lord sleep.
We desperately scamper to solve our own problems. We try to keep our heads above water on the tumultuous sea of life. We pray like the frantic disciples prayed: ” Lord, don’t you care that we are perishing? Or we say like Martha did after her brother, Lazarus died ” Lord, if You were here, things wouldn’t be like this.”
In all things, God commanded us to count it all joy and exercise faith.
James 1:2 says: ” Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kind.”
How to determine your fate with faith – with faith, what we see is not what we get, we may see frustration but it is blessing in disguise. With faith we get God’s full attention and every spiritual blessings, which then manifest in material abundance. so stop looking at circumstances, start looking at God and activate your faith with works. He is in control. Have faith.
Romans 8:2; “2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death” (NKJV).
The law of the Old Testament judged with death penalty when broken, and this curse of the law could not be broken or be forgiven by the blood of any animal, but could only be covered (atoned) by the blood of the animals. It could only be taken away by the blood of a righteous man…this was the great sacrifice Christ paid, by giving His life for the past, present and future sins of the world, to activate grace, preach the truth and share the love.
Folks! You are entitled to this, just connect, obey and activate your inner joy. Maranatha!