Christians need to “walk” in the things of God as a lifestyle rather than having to “change gears” when trouble comes. This is the difference, and you can check yourself out, between acting “religious” and “being” a Christian (like Christ). I’m not saying that we won’t experience difficulties in this life. You know better than that. Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” We have overcome by the blood of Jesus and WALK AS OVERCOMERS!
We know from Ephesians 4:11-12 and 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 that all believers are ministers. My job as a pastor/leader is to see the potential in people. I believe that there are many ministry opportunities to equip others. All Christians must focus on the harvest. Many laborers working together will cause the church to grow and the kingdom to be advanced. Anything that is not growing is dying. Pastors’ greatest fear is that people will come into a building, settle in, and become nice and cozy and be satisfied with “normal” Christianity. At least that is my position as a pastor.
God-filled words, faith-filled words, spoken by human lips, will produce miracles! I would like to bring you a brief teaching about what is necessary for us to enjoy the abilities of the supernatural life of God through Jesus Christ.
“For we walk by faith and not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7. After 27 years of ministry, dealing with people, and teaching the Word of God, I have come to the conclusion that the number one problem in the church today is an unrenewed mind. Christians make life and their problems bigger than they are. They even talk themselves into defeat and despair. People (Christians) forget who they are, what they have , and what they can do, or they’ve never taken the time to renew their minds to those facts or truths. The above scripture says we walk by faith. What does that mean?
“However when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is of Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that he will take of Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13-15. NKJV.