• Retah McPherson

Who shall I send? asks the Lord

God is asking today: “Who shall I send?

Many people are still unsaved today because there are not many people who are willing to go and tell them about Christ. To go, means to die in self, and be led by the Spirit of God - only then will you be able to do what God has called you to do.  Most people just want to receive, and then they feel entitled to judge as well. When I read the Bible, I see that God gives His spiritual riches, His life and His light, to only one class of people: the ones who yearn for it! Those people who desire it with all their hearts.... those who love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength (Deut. 6:5)!

Yes, it is true – He cannot be bought with your money and your degree won’t give you His fullness; neither will the congregation you belong to guarantee it for you....only in an intimate love relationship will you be able to get it.

In ministry, real power is based on the measure of your heart towards God. He will bestow His power on those whom He can trust; and they will be those who love Him with their life. I see how people fight the movements of God’s Spirit and His power. No my friend! Stop! You will never be able to understand or explain God’s power, and you will not be able to control God. When you have judgement in your spirit, you are blocking the flow of Holy Spirit in your life. The more you harden your heart, the less you will experience of God.

It is all about LOVE!!!!    

Working with God is not another job-description, but rather it is the process of allowing God to first work Jesus in us, and then we will be able to go and testify to the world about the living Christ dwelling in us, through our first hand revelation and experiences in our daily walk with Him. To work for God can only be accomplished by Christ in us – the hope of glory! We merely report to others what God has done in us. Imprint this Scripture on your heart, it is so important: And they have overcome him, by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing] (Rev. 12:11, AMP).

Your responsibility is to cooperate with God, and not to hinder His working. That can only be done through the elimination of self-life (by dying to self), and allowing Christ Jesus to poses all of you and to renew your thinking. It means you need to be quiet, and your must allow Holy Spirit to give you revelation. If you have not died to self, you will struggle with a wandering mind, and uncontrolled thoughts (that are usually critical, unbelieving, judgemental and prideful). If you’re natural mind and emotions are not yet dealt with, brought under the blood, and renewed; don’t expect to live a life in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

The measure of your usefulness to God will be determined by the measure that you have died to self, and the degree Jesus Christ rules and reigns in you. The more you die, the more He can use you. Aldo once said these words: “Mom, Jesus can only promote the dead.” Well, today I know what he meant. Die to self, so that God can use you! While you are busy wasting your own time judging others, God’s Spirit won’t be able to flow through you. Keep your eyes of man, and put your focus on God alone!

God promotes those who s eyes are fixed on Him only!

Obey God from your heart; don’t look around, and don’t judge what you do not understand yet. Isaiah 58 vs. 9 says: Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say: Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression, the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking.

God loves you; He will guide you step by step.

Just die my friend; die to self. Not your ways, but God’s ways!

May God bless your spirit!

Retha

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