Having Therefore Boldness Part 6 Bold In His Goodness – Ps Sharon Bendixen (WTB)
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 NKJV
19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; 20 and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; 21 to those who are without law, as without law (without covenant) that I might win those that are without law; 22 to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23 Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.
We have been given a mandate by God that we must become all things to all men that we might win some. It doesn’t mean to say that we must become less Christian or be less spiritual or it must prevent us from being authentically Christ-beings. On the contrary, because I’m so strong in Christ, I can show Christ to any group of people at any place, anytime, anywhere, so that I might win some. For those that are under a bondage of religion, I become someone who understands those people who are under religion, so that I might win them to be free in Christ. For those that are bound by habits and by oppression and by many things that have overtaken their lives, I must be understanding of where they come from so that I can preach the Gospel to them. I don’t have to become like them. I don’t have to identify, necessarily, what they’ve been through, but I need to be in a place where I can minister Christ to them because of the authentic Christ that is in me.
There is nothing about this thing that has happened to the global community that is of God. We need to be clear about this, Church. This is something that is founded deeply spiritually. The devil is the author of all sickness and disease and he’s the author of all destruction.
Jesus is the Author of life, prosperity, and blessing of all things good. The enemy is the author of stealing, killing, and destroying. So this thing that has hit the planet is not something that is authored by Jesus. This is something that is authored by the enemy of Jesus with the purpose to oppress and destabilize economies, families, and relationships, in every area of life. And to cause major destabilization, major distraction, major division, disease, and death.
There is one group of people that can stand between death and destruction and the life that God is and that’s the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. That means you and me. That doesn’t mean to say that it happens at church on a Sunday. It happens wherever you are, every day, everywhere, all the time. It means that you don’t talk death like the world talks. You don’t talk about what effects the disease is having on your finances. You have to talk about what God talks about: you are taken care of and He will never leave you or forsake you; He’s always going to be there for you; always, in every way, in every circumstance.
I am pressing in to the Lord and asking Him to show me where is the new door and where is the supernatural increase, because I refuse to let the enemy of God steal six months of this year from us for what God has for us. Supernatural increase has been happening while the rest of the world has been struggling to survive. If we open our eyes to see and we open our hearts to receive and we have ears to hear, He’s going to lead us step-by-step into new things so that we can become all things to all people. Not criticizing or judging or having even pity on those, because pity doesn’t have any value. Making a difference has value. Speaking life has value. Being the Life of Christ has value.
We’ve got to just be ready in our hearts that whatever God wants for us, that we’re ready to walk into it without holding onto anything in the past, without being afraid of what lies in the future, having the courage to step in and step through and go into the new place, because it’s only in the stepping, it’s only in the walking, it’s only in the getting out of the boat that you actually see the miracle of God. You can’t stay in the boat and see the miracle of God.
You won’t experience the miracle of God until you get out of the boat.
I pray that the Heavenly Father will bless you. That His peace will rest upon you and that as things might happen to you, you will just turn to God, you will turn to His Word and that the Holy Spirit will guide you and lead you. And as you are lead by the Holy Spirit, the peace of God comes upon you, the knowledge of what God wants you to do rises up inside of you. No weapon formed against you will prosper. The blood of Jesus surrounds you and protects you. You will be blessed going out and blessed coming in. Whatever you put your hands to, God is going to bless that, in Jesus’ name.