Archive for April, 2010
“Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.” (Ps. 118:27)
I was watching Daystar the other day when Pastor Tom Deuschle began preaching on crucifying the flesh. In the Old Testament days, he said, there were hooks that would bind the flesh of the sacrificed animal to the altar.
The altar speaks of God, The flesh speaks of worldly desires that consist of lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and the pride of life. (1 John 2:15-17)) With so much of stress-inducing factors around us and temptation to consume in the hope of being ‘happy’, people miss out on real joy (read Happiness vs Joy). True joy comes from crucifying the flesh and being in communion with God. And the key to communion with God is to be rooted in His Word. His Word is the hook that binds us to Him. The flesh is naturally inclined to get swayed away from God. But the Bible helps us stay centred in God.
Unlike the sacrificed animal flesh, our flesh has life in it. Keeping it hooked requires an act of will. Standing on the promises of God’s Word is the surest way to bring our flesh into subjection to our will and in line with God’s Word. The Bible holds the key. God has magnified His Word above all His name. (Psalm 138:2) Praise the LORD!
“…and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Tele-evangelism has put the gospel vehicle in top gear. Missionaries through the centuries have sown the seeds of Jesus’ Great Commission the world over. Many have even lost their lives in the process. As we head closer to the Rapture and Jesus’ return, the Good News is spreading through T.V., radio, the Internet and other electronic media. Bad news is transient – it keeps changing with the headlines, “on the hour, every hour.” But Jesus Christ’s finished work communicated across the globe is reaping a harvest, seeing which the Enemy can only gnash his teeth in frustration.
Getting back to tele-evangelism… Some of my favourite tele-evangelists are Joseph Prince, Andrew Wommack, Kenneth Copeland, Paul Dinakaran and Pat Robertson. Who are yours? And what do you think of tele-evangelism?
Andrew Wommack is one of my favourite tele-evangelists. I have begun to appreciate his teaching even more since I began using the free stuff put up on his website www.awmi.net.
You can check out teaching material in text and audio formats. The audio teachings probably run into hundreds of hours, covering topics like “A Better Way to Pray,” “Revelation Knowledge” etc. Don’t miss the 4-part series on healing, titled “God Wants You Well.” Those 4 hours of solid teaching have actually opened my eyes in many ways.
There are doctrinal differences with the church I attend. But I believe that there really is only one doctrine – the doctrine of Jesus Christ as taught by the Holy Spirit. Andrew Wommack teaches boldly yet without sensationalism. I’d suggest you go check out his website and get built up!