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We are live and online with teachings and interactions that will inspire and provoke the open conversation on the proactive role of a Christian in this fallen world. We call this:
“World Issues – Your Role”
Matthew 5:13-16 New King James Version (NKJV)
Believers Are Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
- What accountability do you have to humanity and the unsaved world?
- Is not participating in ungodly things of this world enough?
- Now that I’ve begun to understand the things of God and man, what do I do with this newly obtained knowledge and wisdom?
Unfortunately, in today’s Christianity, it is sometimes hard to see the difference in the lives of Christians and their unsaved neighbors. God followers Ministries is committed to following Gods command to go into all the nations and preach the gospel and make disciples.
In this process, we lead by example and demonstrate that blessing by being a blessing to others. The process of preaching the gospel allows that internalized revelation of God’s unconditional love to become a river of never ending waters flowing from each and every one of us into the world. Whether it’s covertly or overtly this is the flow that makes us the salt of the earth, the light of the world or that city set on a hill.
Zeal is dedication or enthusiasm for something. If you have zeal, you’re willing, energized, and motivated.
Zeal is often used in a religious sense, meaning devotion to God or another religious cause, like being a missionary. Zeal doesn’t have to be religious or overt, though: a feeling of gusto and enthusiasm for anything can be called zeal. People covertly have the zeal for sports teams, bands, causes, and (often, but not always) their jobs. If you have a passion for something, you have zeal, which is kind of a mix of eagerness and energy and devotion.
So now I ask you to take a personal inventory of your authentic nature. I will place 3 categories before you here to think about. Which one or combination of these, do you think you might be, so as to contemplate your approach to expressing that zeal that is within you?
- The Lover – Someone who is very peaceful and somewhat passive but has passion about what they believe.
- The Warrior – Someone who’s spirit rises up ready for battle to make a point and defend the passions they believe boldly.
- The King – Someone who’s approach is more diplomatic and may use more patients to position themselves in a place of influence to stand firm on a belief they defend.
God has placed and continues to place desires in your heart as you renew your mind and wait upon the Lord. It is in these desires that your “zeal” and power lie to pursue that avenue of good works, where your gifting’s and calling’s have influence and the favor of God. It is in this arena that you are moved into action and without fear of man, but as a living sacrifice to fulfill His purpose. The Gospel power which you are not ashamed of now will make a way for you into that calling to the fulfillment of your God-given purpose with signs and wonders following.
There is so much more detail that we will have teachings for and lead you to, such as my brother Scott; please also visit www.ScottBarretoMinistries.org for times and location of excellent teachings he does on purpose.
This page, however, is set merely to encourage you and bring some insight on how to fulfill your calling and find that lane God has called you to follow now that you are a God Follower!
For example, let’s take the topic of “abortion” for instance … God knows all about abortion and has examples throughout scripture of children being sacrificed or abominations and death of all kinds. As a born again believer perhaps God has placed a desire in your heart to get involved with this issue … remember the desires of your heart don’t always have to be so obviously heinous and ungodly … it could be something as subtle as being organized at work and showing others how to do the same. Perhaps you just like race-car driving and others can see how fulfilled your life is by the way you glorify God in everything you do, joyfully as unto the lord. This zeal represents the beginning parts of your charisma, so your gifts in these areas will open doors for you to obtain the position of influence to impact the nation with a living breathing demonstration of the power of the Gospel love of Jesus Christ in action!
Your specific calling can change the world we live in, from the inside out in all areas of culture. This is what Jesus called disciplining the world.
This is what Christian’s, that light of the world,
the city on the hill, Salt on the earth, kind of people do.
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