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Sharing Jesus with Buddhists

You most probably reading this post because some you love are Buddhist, Hindu, or New Age, and you are not sure how to share Christ with them.

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Every righteous man who was called by divine destiny has always encountered the resistance of darkness.

When Moses was born, Pharoah tried to kill him. When Jesus was born, Herod tried to kill him. When David was anointed as king over Israel, Saul tried to kill him. The enemy is determined to destroy the destiny locked up on the inside of you.

 

When the Philistines heard that David had been crowned king of Israel, they tried to capture him; but David was told that they were coming and went into the stronghold. The Philistines arrived and spread out across the valley of Rephaim. Then David asked the Lord, “Shall I go out and fight against them? Will you defeat them for me?” – 2 Sam 5:17-19

 

Two Things David did When He Experienced Severe Persecution:

First, he retires to his stronghold  –a place of protection. It is a quiet place.

Second, he inquires of God –it is here that he inquires of God the strategy needed to defeat his enemy. God reveals it to him and he goes on to defeat the Philistines.

 

The enemy’s strategy is to attack you in the place of your destiny. His desire is to take you off your ordered path.

 

When God spared the life of apostle Paul after he and his crew survived a shipwreck, he found himself on the island of Malta, where he was bitten on his arm by a very poisonous snake. Why? It was the same arms that God used later to lay hands on the Islanders to heal them from their sickness and disease. The enemy will always attack you in the area of your destiny.

 

We must follow David’s example in response to the enemies of destiny.

Are you retreated, and are you listening to God’s instruction?

This is how you overcome any attack and remain on the victorious side life.

This is how you will fulfil the purpose for which God has created you!

Two of the greatest inventions of my time have been the laptop computer and wifi. The laptop means I no longer have to stay in one place to be productive in my business life. Wifi has allowed me to stay connected to people all around the world with the touch of a button.

My greatest frustration is when either of these do not work. Sometimes wifi cannot be used because I am out of a wifi connectivity zone. Sometimes I cannot use my laptop because I have not properly charged it, and then the charge runs out while I am on an airplane – the epitome of unproductiveness!

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. – Psalm 143:8

Both of these situations mean I am unable to tap into the resources that allow me to fulfil my calling in my work to the fullest.

The morning time with God is much like these situations.

God pours His Word into my spirit, and I am recharged. This recharging has an important effect on my day. It allows me the greatest opportunity to hear the small voice that directs my steps. If I am not “connected,” I risk following my own ways of fulfilling the duties of my day. It sets forth the opportunity for God to speak into my spirit what He desires for me each day. It allows me to focus on God’s purposes, not mine.

The only way to know someone is to spend time with him or her.

The only way to discern the voice of another is to hear that person’s voice.

David the author of this Psalm, was a warrior, king and businessman. He understood this principle of connecting with God in the morning.

His morning allowed him to connect with God’s love, renew his trust in Him and hear His directions for his life.

Shouldn’t you and I do the same?

God’s Word is clear concerning Satan’s final destruction. His defeat is inescapably certain, but until then, he has not ceased from his work as the accuser of the brethren.

 

 

Look at what Revelation 12:10 says,

“I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, ‘Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.’”

An accusation means,

“The act charging with a crime or offence.”

Heaven has a Court Room. God is our Supreme Judge. Jesus is our Righteous Advocate, the Holy Spirit our Eternal witness.

God, defends us and secures justice for us (Deut 10:18, Psalm 140:12.)

Jesus is our Intercessory advocate. He speaks in our defence; He defends us being accused or charged by the devil ( 1 John 2:1.)

The Holy Spirit, speak on our behalf. He is the evidence bearer, the comforter, encourager or exhorter, one who gives aid, who comes forward on behalf of and as the representative of another (John 14:16.)

 

If we are going to get our “prayers” answered, we must realise we have to “win” in the courts of Heaven first.

The initial conflict is not on a battlefield, (the place of work, business or wherever the enemy seems to conflict with you,) the conflict is in a (Heavenly) Courtroom.

This is a very important to understand. The protocol and behaviour of a battlefield are completely different from the protocol of a courtroom.

The battle is a legal battle formerly, where we silence the accuser who has built a case to hold territory.

As a lawyer who pleads his case before a judge, you can “Plead Blood of Jesus,” before God, to remove every legal right the devil has to resist us. This is a legal process in the spirit realm.

Once this is done we can then march to the battlefield and win every time. Revelation 19:11 gives us the order that Jesus Himself uses to accomplish His will.

“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, He judges and makes war.” Revelations 19:11

Jesus “judges,” which is judicial activity, and then Jesus “makes war” which is on the battlefield.

Aren’t you excited you have Jesus who Judges and Fights every battle for you right now? Glory Hallelujah!

Once we have silenced the accuser and the adversary and gotten the verdict from our righteous Judge, then we march to the battlefield and win and advance the kingdom.

 

Let’s Pray;

 

Heavenly Father, my righteous Judge, my vindicator and compensator,

I plead the Precious Blood of Jesus sprinkled upon the Mercy Seat, over every sin of mine, known or unknown in your Presence today.

I thank you for acquitting my name from all guilt,
for imputing my name with your righteousness and showing me mercy.

Lord Jesus, my faithful intercessor and heavenly advocate,
I thank you for;

Pleading my case before the Throne of Grace.

For silencing the accuser, right now on my behalf.

For rebuking satan the devourer, the thief and murderer, from my life, and house hold right now!

My legal precedent is through God’s Word; (2 Cor 10:5,)

I decree and claim in the Name of Jesus; (John 14:13,)

Bodily Healing through the stripes of Jesus, I am healed, and I will live long and be strong! ( 1 Peter 2:24, Psalm 91:16.)

I decree and claim in the Name of Jesus;

Favour for a financial increase over my life, and over my children’s children through the Blessing of Abraham! (Galatians 3:14, Deut 8:18.)

I decree and claim in the Name of Jesus;

Vengeance of the LORD, against every tongue that has raised up against me, that it is being refuted right now! ( Isaiah 54:17.)

Father God I know You love justice and mercy, I thank you I will get my answers quickly.

I Praise You, for your Faithfulness,

In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

Much of modern Christian businesses’ operation is ‘Ishmael’ – born not of God and maintained by self. God is not interested in your success as much as He is in your death, so that HIS success can be realised through you!

This is why the Church has such little impact – there are too many marketplace believers who have not yet died to themselves so that Christ can live fully through them.

 

“At that time, however, the son born by the flesh persecuted the son born by the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does the Scripture say? “Expel the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”
– Genesis 4:28-29

When believers come to the end of themselves, they will find the beginning of God for their lives. They will live through the power of the Holy Spirit and begin to see the reality of a living Gospel that truly impacts lives, workplaces, cities and nations.

“Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for he grants sleep to those he loves” Ps 127:1-2.

How do business leaders die so that Christ can become their ground zero?
It usually takes a crisis of notable proportions for most people to relinquish the control of their lives.

It means we come to the end of ourselves and our striving to control the events in our lives and we finally come to the place where we can say, “Lord, I surrender. Please take full control of my life.”

“I tell you the truth unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” John 12:24-26.
Have you come to this place with God in your life?

Let Go of Control and Let God Make You a Success His way!

The people were thirsty, complaining and grumbling about their plight. Moses and the people had been travelling for days without water.  Moses became the object of their complaining.

Moses sought the Lord for wisdom on how to handle the situation.

 

“Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.” – Numbers 20:8

 

The Lord instructed him to SPEAK to the rock and water would flow. This would be a sign that God was still in control, that Moses was still the leader, and that God was their provider.

When it came time to speak to the rock, Moses’ revulsion with the people became so great that instead of speaking to the rock, he angrily addressed the people and then STRUCK the rock, twice!

The water came out, in spite of Moses’ disobedience. The people were pleased, but the Lord was not pleased with Moses.

See, it was time for Moses to operate at a higher level. No longer was he called to touch things with his staff to perform miracles; it was a time for him to speak to the problem. His very words would have changed the situation. Moses’ staff could be compared to your ‘business.” It represented two things-his physical work as a shepherd of sheep and his spiritual work as a shepherd of the people.

God was calling him to move into a new dimension of using his staff.

Up to now, Moses had always been commanded by God to touch something to perform the miracle. Now it was time to speak God’s Word to the problem.

However, Moses made the mistake many of us make. He used his instrument with force to accomplish something for God. He took something God wanted to be used in a righteous manner and used it in an unrighteous manner. He used force to solve the problem. This disobedience cost Moses his right to see the Promised Land.

Have you ever been tempted to use your power, skill, and ability to force a situation to happen, perhaps even out of anger? (I know, I’ ve made this mistake before.)

God is calling us to use Faith to move the face of mountains.

The force of our ability is not pleasing to Him. mGod is calling each of us to a new dimension of walking with Him. Pray that God will give you the Grace to wait on Him and not take matters into your own hands.

Then you will not be in jeopardy of failing to move into the Promised Land in your life!