The Power of God Through Ministry

I am on a roll today just thinking and letting God just enter my mind with great words and thoughts and I have seen and heard of a few things late and had some new ideas and I just want to share with you all just a little bit of what God has put on my mind.  For some time now I have been thinking about starting my own ministry specifically aimed at young women because there is just so much going on today in the lives of young women that really isn’t healthy or helpful for their spirit, mind, or body.  One day as I was sitting down talking to my fiance about some things that a couple of my old friends and I had gone through when were were younger and I God was speaking to me saying you and your friends’ testimonies could be so much help to so many other young ladies out in the world today.  So after a long thought process I came up with this idea to start bible studies at my house with any ladies that were willing to come out and hear the word of God and let Him just open their hearts and hopefully through doing this I could really spread the Gospel and give god the Glory and praise and worship he deserves.  Wee serve an awesome God one that really loves us! Christ is sooooooo faithful and so worthy to be praised.  A man who lived to serve God so perfect and so pure. A man who was made a sacrifice for us sinners and gave his life to save ours.  His own father CRUSHED him because on that cross he became the very thing God hated which was sin and it was a powerful thing he did that should make us feel so grateful and and so love first of all. How many of us can say that we would die for someone. How many of your friends would actually die for you?  Let me just say that God definitely still got the glory after doing this to his only begotten son and because of this we should all be bowing down to this Man.  A man who loved us so much he that he  paid a dreadful price for our sins. Then this man rose!!!!!!! And when he rose many did not believe this! He rose and lives eternally in heaven with his holy father!  He is the reason we live! He will be coming back and may of us are not prepared for this.  so many people are still drenched in sin thinking that they are going to make it to heaven but they are not.  Now I am in no way saying you should be saved so you can just go to heaven because then you are giving your life to Christ for the wrong reason.  Even if God sends you to hell you should fear him and love him and worship him, why? Because no matter what he will still be an awesome most powerful merciful graceful God and still be your master.  You get what you deserve and all of us are not going to be in heaven especially if our lives are not lived according to how God wanted us to live. Now, I bring up the Gospel because I want everyone to know that its the basis of our lives as Christians.  We cannot go on as Christians without knowing about  who Jesus was and who he came to be.  He is our savior and we need to know why and how.  Now, being a disciple to someone or a group of people is not an easy task. Jesus had 12 disciples and many of them went on to preach about Jesus and his miracles  and about the Gospel and they did this knowing that they could be persecuted, made fun of, mistreated and called liars and blasphemers and everything under the sun but these men were unashamed and they helped so many people see that Christ is real. In a ministry there should be discipleship also. We can’t have people leaving the ministry with empty minds and empty hearts.  They should be filled with the holy spirit and too many times we see a ministry that leads people especially young people no where towards the path of righteousness.  I feel that a ministry’s job is to show people how to live a life that is free of sin and to make sure that people receive the word of God in the best way possible and learn how to apply it to their lives.  In a ministry for young women I want to make sure that I am helping these ladies to learn about the true Gospel and to create a discipleship hopefully with some of them if not all.  I want to make sure first and foremost that I can relay the right message from God to these young women and let the holy spirit fill my heart and the hearts of the young women so that I can sink deeply into the word of God and help them to see how they can apply the word of God into their own lives.  A lot of times there is no reality in what a lot of pastors and ministers preach to these young women and therefore they begin to feel as if there is no connection between how they are living and what God says in the bible.  Through my testimonies I hope to get through to these women and in no way do I want to force into anything. But I do want to allow them to see what Christ has done for me in my life and how I overcame many things.  As I previously stated I want to start off with a bible study group and just have prayer meetings and things of that sort.  I want to start out with young women I know like my friends that have not quite accepted Christ into their hearts yet and those that think they’re Christians but they are still living carnal lifestyles.  And for those who are reading this I hope to maybe give someone the idea of starting their own bible study group or ministry.  I think there needs to be more Christians out there who are willing to do as God wants us to do which is spread the  Gospel.

Scripture of the day:  Matt 21:43-44

43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. 44 And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”

Craig Lewis and EX Ministries–What are you doing?!?!

Ok so I’m sure a lot of you have heard of G Craig Lewis and his EX Ministry and all of the videos he has out exposing a bunch of people in the music industry mainly hip hop artists and exposing pastors he claims are false prophets and such.  But I am not here to tell you about his videos and such I don’t even want to insult him or anything and he obviously does a great job exposing people so I am sure he isn’t new to what I am about to do; EXPOSE HIM!  So here is this pastor telling people about hip hop and why its bad and exposing pastors that have said and done things that contradict the word of God and go against the teachings of the bible.  Now i guess this man has good intentions but how am I to know that if he isn’t trying to tell anyone about being delivered or coming to Christ.  Most of his messages are about exposing artists like Jay Z and Kanye and even rappers that are preaching the gospel in their music like Lecrae.  I’ll admit I used to think this guy was speaking some truth and I actually agreed with a lot of what he was saying and he did back some of what he said up with scripture in some of the videos that I’ve watched. But when everything you say is all about exposing people and illuminati and even bashing hip hop calling it satanic you do your followers no favors by only highlighting the bad.  How are they to know how to be delivered from sin if all you talk about is not listening to secular artists cause they will lead people to hell.  Well duuhh we all know that secular music is not music that is of God.  But not all secular music is destructive to one’s spirit.  First of all how can he call hip hop satanic if its really just poetry with a beat behind it.  We should not judge the artist based of of the genre they are listed under but rather the content of the music they put out.  I had a huge problem when He started attacking Lecrae and Reach Records. First of all just to tell you a little bit about Lecrae and the Reach Records artists, the are all Christians and nothing the rap about has anything to do with worldly things.  They rap about desiring Christ and living of Christ and they even back up a lot of what they say with scripture.  The content of their music is what I wish young people now a days would listen to instead of popular hip hop that only talks about money sex drugs sensuality and even atheism.  The artists of Reach Records and other Christian artists have all done a great job ministering to a lot of people in ways that some pastors can’t what with all the corruption we have in churches today where pastors are leading most of their members straight to hell.  What makes Craig Lewis any different from those pastors if he isn’t teaching people anything about repentance or about the Gospel for that matter.  We can listen to this man expose people all we want but what good does that do a sinner who is looking to Jesus to come into his heart and change his life.  He also made a claim that he delivers people and he can’t be more wrong.  The only one who can deliver people from sin is JESUS!!! I once heard a sermon by Paul Washer who is one of the best pastors I have ever heard preach in my life, and I say “one of” because there are two other ones that are also very good by the names of John Piper and John McArther.  Either way Paul Washer said “You have the authority to tell [people] the Gospel, You have the authority to tell [people] how to be saved, You have the authority to teach [people] biblical principals of assurance, BUT You have NO authority to tell [people] they are saved! That is the work of the Holy Spirit!”.  Now its interesting that Paul Washer says this because they are so many pastors out there who are telling people they are saved but God did not give them the authority to do so.  Also they leave people stuck without any direction as to where do they go what do they do how do they do what they are suppose to do as a new creature in Christ.  That’s why there are so many Carnal Christians in the world today.  They are people who call them selves Christians but still live a very worldly lifestyle and don’t bear any good fruit.  Now, after watching this video I took away from it one very important question and it was “Can a Christian live in a continuous state of carnality all the days of their life and not bearing  fruit and truly be a Christian?” and the answer is “Absolutely Not”.  I say bring this up to say this: Craig Lewis is sitting here talking about how he delivers people but how if it is not your duty to do so!?  Also how can you sit and talk about what these people are not suppose to be listening to and who they aren’t suppose to follow and not tell them about any other sins and how they are not to be of this world and that they are suppose to be in their spiritual minds not the natural!! If they truly accept Christ in their hearts and can call themselves true Christians they would know not to listen to that kind of music in the first place. That should have been taken care of! Therefore all that’s left for him to do is to to preach the word of God and help steer the hearts and minds of Christians to God.  But I just pray that anyone who listens to this man and hangs on his every word knows that he isn’t teaching you anything valuable at all.  Learn all your lessons from the word of God and know that there are false prophets every where.