The Gospel

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:2 KJV

Preachers have a resposibility to declare the whole truth to the listeners; the whole counsel of God which reproves, rebukes, and exhorts.

The Gospel is not just sweet words that tickle the ears but it is powerful to deliver, cleanse, and make whole.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16 KJV

The tendency of our society to reject anything that makes them uncomfortable is extremely destructive. They are, then, drawn to purveyors of heretical error.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2 Timothy 4:3 KJV

Be teachable. Yield to the whole counsel of God. Be set free from sin and death.


An Ear to Hear

He That Hath

Over and over again, the Lord admonishes us to Hear what the Spirit of God is saying. Each time we press in and pay attention with a hearing ear we are given a charge and a promise of eternal worth:

Rev. 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Could it be that a person living in the 21st Century can hear the Voice of the Lord? We confidently and boldly answer, YES!

Rev. 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

We must also learn to hear that still, small voice speaking Spirit to spirit. It will never alter nor contradict the written Word but will bring specific insight, direction and encouragement to each individual that will dare learn to listen.

Rev. 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Prayer and fasting can, and will, help to tune one’s ear to hear what the Spirit is saying. God is speaking. But, are we listening?

Rev. 2:29, 26 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. … And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Hear

Just recently the Lord spoke to Pastor George that the scheduled Conference in Legaspi, Philippines should be canceled. Pastor Sharon and others had a similar leading. Had they not listened to the Voice of the Lord they could have been among those evacuated from the villages surrounding the Legaspi area as the Mayon Volcano erupted.

Rev. 3:5, 6 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

As we learn to listen to the Voice of God we need the balanced help and instruction of others more experienced.

Rev. 3: 12,13 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Be a student of the art of communication. Conversing with another human being or with God Himself is a skill that takes a life time to perfect. Enjoy the process!

Rev. 3:21, 22 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.