Lesson 20


  We have covered in this book the foundations of serving the Lord effectively.  Firstly, the protection of the armour of God.  Secondly, the power of the Holy Spirit where every Christian should be confident of walking in.  All Christians need the gifts of the Holy Spirit just as foot soldiers need artillery against the enemy.  The only difference is that, in Spiritual warfare, the artillery is replacing evil with good. For example “sickness” with “healing”, the “demonic” with “freedom” from it, “sin” with “forgiveness” and “death” with “eternal life”.
  In the second part of the book, we then cover the authority of the name of Jesus, which is a higher word than power because it means taking command in the name of  Jesus over sickness, demons and even over the force of nature.  Every disciple should walk in the authority of Jesus as the Lord's commanders.
  Then in the third part of the book we covered a higher word than authority which is the love of God.  God's love makes things happen and gives us the endurance to never give up, but to go the extra mile. This should be the aim of every Christian and every evangelist, to grow in Jesus and become one of His Generals.
  God has given us His salvation, His grace and His love.  We should give back to God in return, our love, out of our relationship with Him.  This is similar to when a bride prepares for her bridegroom or king.  This will get us ready for the great marriage feast in heaven.  Out of our relationship with God comes our service to Him.  There is a devoted obedience that comes from relationship with God which results in a glorious working together in unity, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  As you yield to God, even as a highly schooled dressage horse yields to the rider, there comes an unity of moving, as dancing in the spirit, in oneness with your Creator in beauty, holiness and love.
  When we learn to move, with our Creator of the universe, in the joyful submitted obedience of love, the results of our work for Him becomes so beautiful that it actually draws the eyes of the world to see Christ in us, and in turn, they respond to Christ themselves.
  This is what we are created for, to worship the Lord both in love, prayer and service (in our love for God and others). We can then become more and more filled up with the fullness of God.  We become grounded in His love as it says in Ephesians 3:14-19
'For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,  that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,  may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.'

  The Lord gave me a word in Bible college in 1982, in the form of a poem, which has now been fulfilled.  The Lord has opened to me a ministry of training thousands of evangelists to plant churches in remote villages, as well as caring for 1,049 orphans in Uganda and Pakistan, if the Lord can use me, he can also use you.



My greatest moment

What would be the greatest moment,
I could ever know?
To wash the feet of Jesus,
with tears of joy of love.
But my child, He says,
you can do that now.
See the feet of my children,
feet that walk this earth.
Serve them with this joy,
give to them with this love.
Then as you do,
so shall My feet be washed.
By your tears, my child,
of your joy your love.

Congratulations, you have now worked your way through the first part of the Pastoral Course!

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