CHECK YOUR WORK – Be Honest with Yourself

CHECK YOUR WORK:::: There’s at least 6 levels of ministry work you can do if you are a servant of the Lord: Gold, Silver, Precious Stones, Wood, Hay, and Stubble. The first 3 last thru the fire, the second 3 get burned up.
Its easy to lie to yourself and say that everything you have ever done for the Lord was Gold, Silver, and Precious Stones instead of Wood, Hay & Stubble. But if you take an honest look at your discipleship fruit and use discernment, you will see areas where some of the work you did did NOT last… some was fleshly, some of it was error. If all your disciples fall away from the faith or get caught up in sin or go back into the love of the world, something is wrong. Don’t be so impressed with yourself that you can’t see that some of your work was worthless!
Instead of lying to ourselves, lets listen to the Lord and make the improvements that will cause our fruit to REMAIN, and cause our work to STAND thru the fire! That way our reward is MAXIMIZED and we are getting into the kingdom of heaven having done much more than barely making it in, having done nothing valuable for the kingdom. Check your work!
1 Corinthians 3

 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Our Politics is IN Heaven

Political Liars will Impact your Character

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
If you are over 35 and you have been thru 3 election cycles and you still think a politician is going to solve your problems, I question your character. 

At a certain point, when you choose to believe in a liar, you take on the same character of the liar.

Our Politics is IN Heaven

According to the authority of scripture, we are not to follow the example of those that are earthly minded in political matters. We are not to follow in the footsteps of the enemies of the cross who can be identified by their passion for earthly politics and temporary power. Why? Because our political affiliation is in heaven! 

The word transliterated as “conversation” in Phillipians 3:20 is actually “politeuma”, and this is the Greek word for a political government. This is the one and only time the word “politeuma” is used in the New Testament. The bible is clear that our political passion should be “IN”HEAVEN.

Anyone that tries to get your heart tied up into an earthly political authority is the enemy of the cross of Christ!

Philippians 3

18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

CONVERSATION:

Politeuma 

pol-it’-yoo-mah Noun Neuter

Definition

the administration of civil affairs or of a commonwealth

the constitution of a commonwealth, form of government and the laws by which it is administered

a state, commonwealth

the commonwealth of citizens

study history – avoid the manipulations of nostalgia

You really have to know history to know truth, because when time passes people will paint a picture of perfection that wasn’t reality.
Don’t let anyone make you a prisoner of their nostalgia without doing some research.
Ecclesiastes 7

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

MIGHTY WORKS flow from God when Teachers and Prophets UNITE

Oh how I wish the teachers and the prophets would combine their gifts for the glory of God instead of staying divided and conquered!

Then God would be able to do a MIGHTY work. Not a MARKETING work.

Back in Bible days, teachers and prophets were able to combine their gifts for the glory of God and God was able to do mighty works. They didn’t call each other Pharisees. They didn’t call each other Wolves in sheep’s clothing. They were mature and were able to sharpen each other, and God sent out the most effective ministry in the New Testament from that humility. If the Mind says to the Eye, “I don’t need You” and the Eye says to the Mind, “I don’t need you” Then we don’t have an effective Body.

Acts 13

1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

When the teachers and the prophets came together in Acts 13, God was able to do the most powerful work of all time: Barnabas and Paul sent as Apostles. They reached almost the whole civilized world with the gospel of the kingdom. Meanwhile we focus on our brands and our videos and our albums and our media and our dvds, in competition and strife.

Let’s Get Our Brains Back

Media and Entertainment has severely impacted our logical thinking capabilities and provided an easy replacement for real relationships. We want shortcuts to everything.

We barely think for ourselves, and biblical concepts are foreign to us. We only repeat, or fight against, what we see in movies, tv shows, videos, or news brainwashings.

Why teach the bible patiently, or do life-on-life discipleship when we can shock people with images, and then brand our ministries on their foreheads?

Believers we can’t “take over” mountains that have taken us over.

How about let’s get our own brains back, our own focus on the Bible back, and our own families back?

are you IMPRESSED with the Workers of Iniquity?

The Apostles weren’t excited when Simon the Sorcerer (the greatest influencer in the city) was impressed with their ministry. They had a different kingdom that they were already impressed with. So therefore, they didn’t lose focus on commanding ALL men to repent.
Rejoice with them that rejoice, but remember love rejoices NOT in iniquity, but only in truth. Remember the kingdom you really represent.

Revival is Simply Bringing Dead things to Life after Destroying Corrupt things that are in the Way

Spiritual Revival is simply dead elements of the kingdom of God coming back to life. If we are not willing to uproot and destroy the counterfeit and useless corrupted elements of our Religion, then we can never replace them with the Revived original life giving elements, and we will not see Revival until we make room for those things. No matter how much we pray, until we respond with obedience to God’s response we won’t see those things Revived.
jeremiah 1

9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.