Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Empowered and Free 5

"The first thing Jesus did for you, we’ve already talked about.
1.     Jesus came directly to His people, (NO MEDIATOR             REQUIRED).
1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ”

Jesus came to His people personally.  He came to every man and woman and received them openly.  No longer would God trust any religious order to represent Him.  He represented Himself. 

God, through the Father and now in the Spirit comes to you without a mediator. 

Even though God set up His church to have apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and others, to:
Administer the sacraments
Preach the gospel
Tell forth the truth
And teach the tenets of faith
No longer would they, (the prophets, pastors, teachers), do this work as a mediator, but as a servant.
God did this so that His people, (you and I), would have a group of servants lifting them up, not the other way around.
God would make sure that this time, His people would have the pre-eminence over His servants.  God wants His people to be empowered and free, not bound and gagged. 

As a child of God, you already have the potential to do mighty things for God, to heal, to prophesy, do miracles or anything else that God will call you to. 

God will give you the education, the power, the passion, the persistence, the ability to do whatever HE has fitted you for.

Is it because you are good enough? No
Is it because you are fully prepared? No
Is it because you are great? No
Is it because you are especially smart? No

Although there is nothing wrong with any of these attributes, God is going to give you what you need because you are here.  Just like Jesus chose His disciples, He chooses you and I.  He came directly to them and He comes directly to you. Jesus has already done that in your life. What did you answer Him when He called you; that's what you should be thinking about." 

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