The Importance of Believing By: Nathaniel L.E. Ireland The importance of believing can not be stressed enough today in modern churches. Not only has people stopped believing in GOD in the hard times but, in most cases it was due to the unwillingness to let the conviction of the Holy Spirit come over us and for us to bow before our Father and say “ Forgive me Father for I have made this mistake, I have no one else to blame except for myself for my actions. Not only do I ask for your forgiveness but, I ask for you to send me anywhere in the world you have created and spread the Gospel into the lives of all your creation”. In some cases the sudden stop of believing in GOD our father is also due to the person getting “offended” by the church community, but in reality if they’re “offended” why did they not just listen what GOD has to say to them? The Bible states “ This is the one who came by water and blood—JESUS Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify:8 the[a] Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.9 We accept human testimony, but GOD’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of GOD, which he has given about his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of GOD accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe GOD has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony GOD has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: GOD has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of GOD does not have life.” 1 John 5:6-12. Furthermore, Do not go off into the world and believe whatever a pastor has to say about the word of GOD if you notice that GOD is not speaking his word through him, but read the yourself for GOD provided the bible for you to read it and uses people in your life to teach you to understand it in your own terms. In addition, most people have started to use GOD as a 911 you know when things are going good they ease back and say they do not need him but, when they get hard they start rushing back like it is going to be their last day. If you truly believe GOD is your father and you want to be with him you need understand the most simplest verse “For GOD so loved the world he gave his only begotten son, for whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. If you truly understand then you would understand that he did not just give his son for you to abuse his son as a way to get out of trouble with GOD because, if that is what you’re doing then you will be in trouble for that is not what he intended for it. In conclusion, You need to truly believe in him because, he believes in you. You need to come to GOD and pray for forgiveness and truly say what you mean to him. I hope that this Article has inspired you if this is what you struggle with.
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About K.P. Yohannan
KP Yohannan has been crisscrossing the globe for the past 40 years, challenging the Body of Christ to discipleship. His call to a radical lifestyle—with an all-out commitment to Jesus—has left its impact on nearly every continent. To the Church caught up by the tidal waves of compromise and self-preservation, Yohannan’s life message is a fresh word to this generation and yet as timeless as the scriptural mandate itself.Yohannan is the founder and director of Gospel For Asia (GFA), a Christian mission organization deeply committed to seeing communities transformed through the love of Christ demonstrated in word and deed. He is also the metropolitan bishop of Believers Church, an indigenous church in South Asia.Born in South India in 1950, Yohannan is the youngest of six sons. His mother dedicated each of her children to the Lord and longed to see one of them commit their lives to ministry. She secretly fasted each Friday for three-and-a-half years, praying, “Oh God, let just one of my boys preach!” Even as she prayed, her children were growing up, seeming destined for secular work. Finally, only the youngest, little “Yohannachan,” was left. Seeing how shy and insecure he was, his mother thought there was little chance that he would preach.However, after Yohannan finished his schooling, he heard stories about North India from a visiting mission team, and his heart was gripped. His mother’s faithful prayers were answered as he immediately decided to join the mission movement and go to faraway North India to help bring the Good News to the multitude of villages that had never heard of Christ. While preparing to go with this radical mission team from Europe, the timid 16-year-old was challenged by a call to radical discipleship from missionary statesman George Verwer.
That night, Yohannan couldn’t sleep. What if God asked him to preach publicly in the streets? What if he was stoned and beaten?Suddenly, God’s presence filled the room, and he knew he was not alone. “Lord God,” he prayed in surrender, “I’ll give myself to speak for You—but help me to know that You’re with me.”The next morning, he awoke with a supernatural love and burden for the people around him. The Lord gave him courage to speak to the crowds he saw that day, and he continued to preach for the next seven years in North India. As a field evangelist and regional coordinator, he was responsible for the members of his teams and the planning of each day. His future wife, Gisela, was also serving with the mission movement at the same time, and Yohannan felt through their brief encounters that he had found someone who shared his same vision and calling.
Faith Crossing News
Here in small town California,MO many mighty things have happened in the Church Faith Crossing. Many have openly came the altars to confess their sins recently all three the Son, the Father, and the Spirit have gone about in the church touching and healing many. Faith Crossing is run by pastor Doug Harris and youth is downstairs with youth pastors Jeff and Sarah Green. If you want to here Christian truth then come on down to Faith Crossing Open Sundays and Thursdays. Faith Crossing Sunday 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship & Sunday 6:30 Night Worship Thursday 6:30 P.M.