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Thursday, 11 April 2013

STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD.


"Wherefore I put thee in  remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. for God hath not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind; be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou
partaker of the affiliations of the gospel according to the power of God: who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling to  his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by  the appearing of our saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death,
and hath brought life and immorality to light through the gospel: whereunto I am appointed a preacher and an apostle, and a teacher of the gentiles. For the which cause I also suffer these things: Nevertheless am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus" Verses 6-13. I emphasize on verse 6 "Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands" Paul, writing to young Timothy, saying, Timothy, you have been saved. Timothy, you have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, God has called you into His service, I place my hands upon you as a token of God's call. Now Timothy stir yourself up and do what God asks of you, Here is a picture
of a fundamentalist by the name of Paul writting to a young fundamentalist preacher by the name of Timothy. Both believed the word of God, believed in God or  Christ, and were saved and called of God. Paul was seeking to stir up this young man. In first &second Timothy he kept on exhorting him, “Endure
hardship as a good soldier … Study to shew thyself approved" What was he doing? The very thing we have to do. If we don't stir up people, move people, we have failed, if you can preach on Sunday morning, Sunday night and all the rest of days and no one is stirred to go out and do what God says then you
haven't done much. Paul was doing this at all time. He wrote to the Christian in the church at Rome, at Corinth, at Philippi, at Ephesus, in the same manner- to stir and move and shake them. People don't want to be shaken;they would rather sit still. They want to come to church every time and listen to you for an hour, get up and walk out the door, go home and eat dinner, and forget about what God asked we must stir people either they like it or not. Moses had that in his mind when he said, “beware, lest thou forget the Lord" Deuteronomy 6:12. He was stirring them up and we must do the same. Today fundamentalists need to be stirred. There are things that ought to stir us. We ought to be scared by sin. This is a Wicked day, Immoral day, Loose day,
Dirty day, Radio, Television, Magazine, Books, most of thing is turning people away from God. The sin of this day is deception. It is a day of shadows and that should trouble us all. Some people just don't seem to get bothered. They go on their way, well, the child of God should be stirred to a holy compassion, a condemnation of Sin an acknowledgement of what he believes in his own heart. The indifference of this day should stir us. Paul said, “For all seek their own not the things which are Jesus Christ" Philippians 2:21. We are not concerned, we see selfishness on every hand. People don't want to be stirred They have gotten in a rut. A rut is a grave with both ends knocked out. Do we pray "O GOD, stir my heart, O God, Move me? O God let me be what you want me to be" O Father, stir us onto Repentance, Here is the word of God " Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing, 2corinthians 7:9. We put
 emphasis on worldly things, but we are not putting emphasis on the things of God, on the salvation of souls and on winning people to the Lord. Instead, we have thought of money {power to get wealth} possessions and buildings.e.t.c.Christians need to be stirred to repentance. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all
 unrightteousness"1john 1:9. Confess the Coldness of our hearts, our critical Spirits, our lazy, lukewarm attitudes. Confess the sins of commission and the sins of omission, There is another prayer "O Father, stir us to return to the basics. Do you know that seventy-five percent {75%} of the people in our Churches today have never read through the Bible? They have read most of it,
most especially Psalm. But not all of it. Stir us to Revival "O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years" Habakkuk 3:2. I have seen revival in Churches, I mean, sweeping revivals. Souls were saved, hearts were touched, and altars were filled. I have seen the hand of God at work. O God, stir us to repent of things, things that are wrong: things that are doubtful: things that mean nothing in our Lives: Get rid of that which is going to hinder and ask the Lord to make your heart right. Let us return to the basic things of the word of God, Prayer, Soul winning and revival. Let us pray, O GOD send a revival, let it begin in me. Finally brethren, keep your heart stirred up, keep your emotions stirred, Hate sin, Love Christ, Love souls, Love the word of God, Preach the Gospel and Seek the Salvation of Others, God of Peace will be with you all {AMEN}.
Let us hear your Testimony.




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