Tuesday, September 28, 2010

God's channel of power on earth

1 Corinthians 3:11 "For no-one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."

For many years Brian has been exhorting the Champions that Farming God’s Way, now Foundations or Farming, must be founded on Jesus and specifically on His humility and unselfishness. The specific mandate that God has given us from Isaiah is to break the yoke of injustice and poverty, hunger and suffering of the people of Africa and the Developing World and in deed the poor in all nations, which the Lord describes as the True Fast to which he will accept.
It is a gigantic task, but we have a much more Gigantic God. This can only happen if we copy Jesus humility and empty ourselves as He did. In this state of humility and unselfishness, which the world would view as weakness, God’s power will flood in behind and through us.

There is no other way of doing this, but by taking up our cross and following Jesus. “Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9: 23). We are to die to everything of the flesh, except for life itself. “Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice, dedicated to God’s purpose and pleasing to Him, for this is the true worship that you should offer” (Romans 12:1). (GNB). All that we must not put to death is what the Holy Spirit has deposited in us. “I have been crucified with Christ, and the life I now live, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.(Galations 2: 20).

When we do this, the power of God will flood in behind us. Imagine if God’s people unified under this banner of the likeness of Christ and His love, and we all trusted Him with all our hearts, and stopped leaning on our own understanding, but acknowledged God in all our ways. What a straight, gloriously effective, yoke-breaking, continent-changing path God would make! (Proverbs 3: 6). These will be the results of the True Fast expressed in the humility and unselfishness of Christ Jesus!

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