Most people who attend prophetic and deliverance ministries normally invite people to come for prayer to receive jobs, to be healed, to be delivered, for their business to prosper and forget to invite them to come and receive Jesus. John 6:26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
When you receive Jesus Christ, it’s a package. In Him, there is healing, deliverance and Him, there is prosperity.
The fact that you don’t drink alcohol, smoke and fornicate does not make you a Christian, it is through faith in Christ that we Christians. There are sins of the heart which we don’t see with the physical eyes. A relationship with God is a heart issue.
Galatians 3:19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.
Following the law does not guarantee us salvation, it is through believing Jesus Christ that we are saved. Galatians 3:22,27 But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.
One cannot have have Christ in him but continue with his old ways. Christ in us will help us move away from sin.
Isaiah 1:18-20 “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Jesus has His hands wide open to welcome all of us. If we repent and turn away from sin, there is still a chance for salvation. Ecclesiastes 9:4 There is hope only for the living. As they say, “It’s better to be a live dog than a dead lion!”
It’s better for Jesus to come and find you with 20 faithful congregants than to host thousands who are not saved because instead of correcting them you entertain their behavior. 1 Thessalonians 2:5 Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you well know. And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money! Don’t compromise the Word so you can keep members and boast about capacity of your congregation.
1 Chronicles 28:9 “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.
Romans 8:6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
What makes matters worse are pastors who ascend the pulpit without a calling. When you preach the message from your own understanding, you’ll hurt people. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.
When the disciples went to preach, it was the Lord working through them. Mark 16:20 And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.
The preaching must be followed by confirmation by signs and wonders