Weakness is an attribute few willingly embrace. Preferring strength and self-reliance to submission and servanthood.
But in the Kingdom of God you must willing embrace weakness. Acknowledge the fragility and impotence of man.
Why is weakness strength in God’s Kingdom?
Only in the absence of arrogance, conceit and self-importance can you be reborn. Your “living death” births eternal life— a life in Christ.
The disciple Peter eventually allowed Christ to be Lord and Master of his life. No longer fearing man. Peter boldly stood before the crowd on the day of Pentecost. Unashamedly declaring.
Now listen to what I have to say about Jesus from Nazareth. God proved that He sent Jesus to you by having Him work miracles, wonders and signs. All of you know this.
God had already planned and decided that Jesus would be handed over to you. So you took Him, and had evil men put Him to death on a cross. But God set Him free from death and raised Him to life. Death could not hold Him in its power.
Turn back to God! Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins will be forgiven. Then you will be given the Holy Spirit. This promise is for you and your children. It is for everyone our Lord God will choose. No matter where they live. I beg you to save yourselves from what will happen to all these evil people. Acts 2:22-24 and 38-41
Why was Peter’s message so powerful?
It was Truth— Jesus.
Hanging on the cross. Conquering death through His resurrection.
One day abolishing death forever.
Denying no one the opportunity to repent and be baptized into the family of God.
Transforming anyone who calls upon the His name and believes He is truth.
How you lost your way? Longing to be faithful but are weak and unrepentant?
How can you become a mighty woman or man of God? It is back to the basics.
Believe God is a god of…
Excellence— not satisfied with the status quo, mediocrity.
Relationship— authentic intimacy, not religion or rituals.
Holiness— mandatory obedience to His code of conduct.
Trustworthiness— His Word is infallible and relevant.
Vision— uses the prophetic to prepare His Church for Christ’s return.
Transformation— becoming a disciple of Jesus is not an option.
Sovereignty— His Kingdom is to reign outside the four walls of a local church.
Can no longer be enslaved by politically correct, humanistic or hypocritical religious doctrine.
Cannot tolerate, minimize or accept evil.
Must passionately, boldly and lovingly restore God’s creation through their holiness.
Must worship God 24-7 by proclaiming, “What’s mine is Yours. Use it for your Divine purposes.”
Christians who are the Church— God’s agent of change.