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EVANGELIZATION

EVANGELIZATION

THE PRINCIPAL AGENT OF MISSION

The coming of the Holy Spirit makes them witnesses and prophets   Acts 1:8; 2:17-18. It fills them with a serene courage which impels them to pass on to others their experience of Jesus and the hope which motivates them. The Spirit gives them the ability to bear witness to Jesus with “boldness.” When the first evangelizers go down from Jerusalem, the Spirit becomes even more of a “guide,” helping them to choose both those to whom they are to go and the places to which their missionary journey is to take them.

EVANGELIZATION

MAKING THE WHOLE CHURCH MISSIONARY

The Holy Spirit, who distributes His gifts as He wishes for the good of all, provides the tools needed to do missionary work such as the gift of healing. Christ stirs up a missionary vocation in the hearts of individuals, and at the same time raises up in the Church those institutes which undertake the duty of evangelization, which is the responsibility of the whole Church, as their special task.”  Evangelization will never be possible without the action of the Holy Spirit. 

 Peter explains this event as the fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel: “I will pour out my spirit.” (Acts 2:17) Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit so that he can speak to the people about Jesus, the Son of God. (Acts 4:8) Paul too is filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:17) before dedicating himself to his apostolic ministry, as is Stephen when he is chosen for the ministry of service and later on for the witness of blood. (Acts 6:5, 10; 7:55) The Spirit, who causes Peter, Paul and the Twelve to speak, and who inspires the words that they are to utter, also comes down “on those who heard the word.” (Acts 10:44)

It is in the “consolation of the Holy Spirit” that the Church increases. (Acts 9:31)The Holy Spirit is the soul of the Church. It is He who explains to the faithful the deep meaning of the teaching of Jesus and of His mystery. It is the Holy Spirit who, today just as at the beginning of the Church, acts in every evangelizer who allows himself to be possessed and led by Him. The Holy Spirit places on his lips the words which he could not find by himself, and at the same time the Holy Spirit predisposes the soul of the hearer to be open and receptive to the Good News and to the kingdom being proclaimed.

 Without the Holy Spirit the most convincing dialectic has no power over the heart of man. Without Him the most highly developed schemes resting on a sociological or psychological basis are quickly seen to be quite valueless.

EVANGELIZATION

Evangelii Nuntiandi

It must be said that the Holy Spirit is the principal agent of evangelization: it is He who impels each individual to proclaim the Gospel, and it is He who in the depths of consciences causes the word of salvation to be accepted and understood. But it can equally be said that He is the goal of evangelization: He alone stirs up the new creation, the new humanity of which evangelization is to be the result, with that unity in variety which evangelization wishes to achieve within the Christian community. Through the Holy Spirit the Gospel penetrates to the heart of the world, for it is He who causes people to discern the signs of the times- signs willed by God- which evangelization reveals and puts to use within history.

OF HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI (December 8, 1975)

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”                                                                                                                                       Romans 15:13

     JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU

SUNDAY: A SPECIAL DAY

Empowering you to Proclaim My Message

“I love you.  You are dear to Me. 

About two-thirds of the population of the world do not believe in Me, their Savior. I want a new awakening in every country of the world.  Continue reading EVANGELIZATION

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EFFUSION: A YOUTH HAPPENING

 A YOUTH MISSION

Our poor parish priest has his hands tied. He doesn’t know how to attract the youth to his church.

EFFUSION YOUTH

The most important element is prayer. We would ask all the elders of the church to pray and fast seriously for a new Pentecost experience, EFFUSION. The area of the church is blessed with holy water or holy oil in preparation for this Event.

EFFUSION YOUTH HAPPENING

The other proviso is that the parish has to encourage at least six youth in a team with a youth minister or youth leader. This team will continue the missionary work in the parish after the EFFUSION Event.

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WALKING IN THE POWER OF GOD

POWER OF GOD

Walking in the Supernatural Power of God

God gave gifts to people in the Old Testament to enable them to lead the people of Israel in difficult times. The Spirit gave leadership not only to judges, but to people with political power, like kings. . God gave prophets the ability to speak about future events.

POWER OF GOD

Today’s church is not reaching many of the lost, sick, and hurting because believers are not taking the authority and power they have been given through Christ and going out to the world as His body.

What it means to be Born AgainPOWER OF GOD

Yes, you were baptized with water probably as a baby. But so were those who were baptized by John the Baptist. Many of those were also present at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit showered His gifts and power upon most of those present.

Scripture explicitly states that we must first be born again. In order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, we must first be committed to new life in Christ. This is when the real transformation begins.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ John 3:6, 7 “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”                                                                                                                 Acts 13:52 Continue reading WALKING IN THE POWER OF GOD

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AMAZING GLORY of the HOLY SPIRIT

THE HOLY SPIRIT & CHARISMATIC CHURCHES

Why hasn’t the Glory of the Holy Spirit visited charismatic churches in a big way?

Dynamic Christianity is not merely joy and glory: it is actual and practical power through the glory of the Holy Spirit. We are without strength and we have the deepest need for spiritual power: “all the power is given unto Me in heaven and earth” Matthew 28:18

Power of the Holy Spirit

ANOINTING

  1. Many of these churches do not know the importance of anointing, fasting and praying in preparation for the presence of the Holy Spirit. Every dynamic parish needs prayerful giants, who come from the core membership.
  2. Christian Executive Leadership is required, who have the gift of healing with other gifts from the team. These leaders are Christian Lay Missionaries who are obeying the Great Commission.
  3. Many of these churches are not accomplishing the Great Commission themselves: “Go into the entire world and proclaim the good news; … by using My name, they will cast out demons; … they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”                                                                                                                       Mark 16:15-18:

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  1. Preparing for the anointing of the Holy Spirit and the Glory of God:
  • At Pentecost, the apostles prayed together with the only prayer they knew, “The Our Father”: they prayed over and over again for the coming of the Holy Spirit
  • The whole church membership (especially the core members) must prepare for this anointing: a 21 day Daniel fast of something that hurts:”no pleasant bread”. Daniel 1:5-16 and outwardly by fasting and abstinence from all carnal comforts and delights”Leviticus 23:27,
  • Special prayers by members asking for the Glory of God to descend: Acts 2:2Anointing of Holy Spirit
  • The church leaders shall walk around the area that is to be anointed in preparation for the Glory of God: seven times.                                                                                                                       Joshua 6:15-20
  1. Impartation of Gifts to disciples: “For I am longing to see you so that I may share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen you.” Romans 1:11, which is done in advance of the first anointed assembly.
  • Literature prepared for Anointed Assembly of the Holy Spirit: in the form of Ticket to Heaven with dates at the bottom
  • Impartation to new Healing Ministers: those who eventually wish to become lay missionaries and who have always had a heart for healing
  • Body of the Service of first anointed assembly

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CAN THERE BE JOY IN SUFFERING?

WHY SUFFERING?

We will all experience pain at sometime or other in our lives. Whether this pain is our doing or God’s doing, which is something entirely different. Why an all-good, all-loving God does allow us to suffer?

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Easy! He allows us all sorts of things because we have the freedom to behave as we will. He has also provided a place with the greatest contentment that we can imagine, if only we listen to Him. God wants us to return to Him, but He cannot force us to take this action.

SUFFERING JOY

SUFFERING AND JOY

God changes what suffering can do; it can make us one with God.

We are all called to the perfect joy. The Holy Spirit changes our sorrow and suffering into joy. “But the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”                  Galatians 5: 22-23

Fear not“, because God  is always with you, even in times that seem very obscure to you: “They do not know My ways. Psalm 95:10

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and she was asked, How could God let something like this happen?‘ (regarding Hurricane Katrina).  Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response..  She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out.  

How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?

SUFFERING JOYSuffering does not Rob you of Joy. Continue reading CAN THERE BE JOY IN SUFFERING?

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AMAZING BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

HAVE YOU EVER HAD BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT?

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”                                                                                      Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE? 

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is not a sacrament, but it is related to several sacraments. It is God’s answer to this malfunctioning that has grown up in the Christian life in the Sacrament of Baptism. We believe that being Baptized in the Holy Spirit makes real and revitalizes our baptism.

I. You First must be “Born Again”:

BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”                                                                                                                                         John 3:16

BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

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IMPORTANT BAPTISM of the HOLY SPIRIT

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT” …you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”                                 Acts 1: 5

Paul’s main argument is this: isn’t it true that you experienced the work of the Spirit among you.  “… does God give you His Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?”                                                           Galatians :1-5

“I will send you what my Father has promised, but you must stay in Jerusalem until you have received that power from heaven.”                                                                                                                                             Luke 24: 49

“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.”                                                                                                                                         John 14:16-17

We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.”                                                                                      1 John 4:13  

Christians begin to experience something different in their  God prefers to give the gift of prophecy to a body through an individual, not to an individual for his own use. So that each spiritual gift is a working of the Spirit which is given to build up the Church. “For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body… and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”      Corinthians12:13 

“And John came and laid hands on them ‘and they received the Holy Spirit Acts 8:17 Some experienced a deep peace or joy.  Some even laughed. Some experienced one’s whole life begins to change completely different.

” 4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit...

 8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

 9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

 10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:  11 But all these worketh that one and the self same Spirit.”                        1 Corinthians 12:4,8-11

Paul emphasizes the need to seek spiritual gifts. A community of Christians need special gifts from God to know the Bible in order to preach it. They need to have their preaching accompanied by signs so that others will believe.

And he preached, saying, One cometh after me, that latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. 8. I indeed have baptized you with water: but He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.”  Mark 1:7-8  In other words, Jesus is the baptizer with the Holy Spirit.

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Baptism HOLY SPIRIT

      Baptism is Necessary for Salvation.

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BORN AGAIN FOR DUMMIES

BORN AGAIN

“You are born again by the Spirit of God. ”                            John 3: 3-6   

“The instant that I was born again, I felt wonderful. It was just like a two-ton weight had rolled off my chest. I was rejoicing and I felt happy spiritually.”              I BELIEVE IN VISIONS by Kenneth Hagin

BORN AGAIN
BORN AGAIN

There’s Got to be More to Christianity!

 “’Consider carefully what you hear,’ He continued. ‘With the measure  you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.‘”           Mark 4:24

God gives us the oil of holiness. We become like new wine skins , not by your own strength. This means there is no self-effort. But it also means there is no more agenda. Once you give God everything that you have, you die to yourself. The old wine skin has to go.

There may be a period when your faith is trained and tested. God only wants to get your attention.

We must keep going and seek Him. God said that you should seek and you will find.  This is an authoritative statement with only one proviso: it must be done on God’s timing. He didn’t say seek him until you find Him. With holiness, you will see Him.

“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.”                                        2 Corinthians 9: 10

So if you believe a little, you will get a little, but if you believe a lot, you will get a lot. Once you soak yourself in the spirit of holiness, you will receive perfect love, which was given at Pentecost.

When you receive Jesus as our personal Saviour by faith, His life enters your spirit. You are now what Scripture calls born again. John 3:1-9. You have Christ’s brand new life inside you. His purity, love, peace, truth, and blessings are now inside your spirit. You are beautiful and perfect within.

As a child of your Heavenly Father, you are invited to communicate with Him through prayer. Prayer is easy — you simply share your heart with Him. He loves to answer our desires. Prayer is very fulfilling and powerful.

BORN AGAIN

You will also want to meet some other Christians who understand the love of God. Fellowship can be great fun. Visit some of the churches in your areas. Christ’s Holy Spirit dwells within you, and He will direct you to a good fellowship if you ask Him to.

Just like a newborn baby needs nourishment and care, so do new babies in the Lord. The Bible is full of truth that is like fresh milk and food for you . As you read it each day, it will nourish you and reveal wonderful things about God’s love and His ways. Here are the gift, which you will discover by reading the Word of God, which:

Frames the will of God                                                                     Hebrews 11:3

Brings light into darkness                                                         Psalm 119:130

Is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path  Psalm 119:105

Secures blessings                                                                              Ephesians 1:3

Creates                                                                                                     Romans 4:17

Ensures answers to prayer                                                                John 15:7

Dispatches angels                                                                           Psalm 103:20

All of God’s goodness belongs to you when you are in Christ; so enjoy!

Who are You in Christ?

The Lord loves you with an everlasting love and has promised to give you a future and a hope. With loving kindness, He has drawn you to Himself.  It is through this love that He has called you to be His dear child.

God’s love toward you is patient and kind. His love will never fail. His love for you is so rich that He gave His only begotten Son. You now have an unbreakable, eternal covenant with Him:

  • You are born again by the Spirit of God.                             John 3: 3-6
  • You are a child of God; God is spiritually your Father.                                                                                                                                      Romans 8: 14,15
  • You are God’s workmanship , created in Christ for good works.                                                                                                                    Ephesians 2: 10
  • You are a member of Christ’s body.                        1 Corinthians 3:16
  • You are a friend of Christ.                                                            John 15: 15
  • You are chosen and ordained by Christ to bear fruit.  John 15: 16
  • You are the salt of the earth.                                                 Matthew 5:13
  • You are the light of the world.                                           Matthew 5: 14
  • You are a recipient of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.                                                                             Ephesians 1:3
  • You are a new creation in Christ; old things have passed away and all things have become new.                                          Corinthians 5: 17

The Lord is the strength of your life.

Nothing can separate you from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, your Lord. You are not under any guilt or condemnation.  Romans 8:1  Refuse discouragement because it is not of God.  God is a God of encouragement.  You flee from temptation in Christ. James 4:7 But if you do sin, you have an advocate with the Father, 1 John 2:2 who is Jesus Christ. Confess your sins and forsake them. God is just to forgive and cleanse you.

Because Christ has set you free, you are free indeed.        Romans 8:2  You have been delivered out of the domain of darkness and you now abide in the Kingdom of God. God has not given you a spirit of fear but of love, of power, and of a sound mind.                         2 Timothy 1:7

He will make your path straight.

Because Christ dwells within you, you know wisdom and instruction. When you lack wisdom, ask in faith and it is given to you generously. James 1:5 Jesus will make His words of wisdom known to you. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all of your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.                                                                 Proverbs 3: 5,6

God knows what you need even before you ask.

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