OUR MISSION IN
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
John S. Torell
July 20, 2003
A backslidden Christian does not want to attend prayer meetings! Neither does he want to read the Bible, pray for himself or witness to others about Christ. He will lose the joy of the Lord, become angry, cranky, miserable, irritated and heaping criticism on those who are still walking with Christ! Eventually he will drop out of church completely, citing his great excuse: I CANNOT STAND ALL THESE HYPOCRITES IN THE CHURCH, NOT REALIZING THAT HE IS THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITE OF THEM ALL! James 3:8-18
This condition brings great joy to the Devil and all his fallen angels and grief to our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost!
THE SPIRIT OF ERROR I John 4:6
This is a powerful class of demons, and are extremely difficult to detect. They work in secrecy, using a number of other classes of demons to cover them, and making it almost impossible to detect them. "Flying cover" for these evil spirits are religious spirits, spirits of sentimentality, spirits of guilt, spirits of offense, spirits of approval, and spirits of recognition.
The spirit of error will attack a believer in Christ in two different ways, one is to bring in false doctrine and another is to lead the Christian in the opposite direction from where God has called them.
FALSE DOCTRINE - I
Timothy 4:1-3; II Peter 2:1-3
In order for God to work His work on this earth, He is organizing His people into "combat units" (churches, mission organizations, etc.) to be able to accomplish His will. Ephesians 4:11-20
When God called Moses to lead
the people out of Egypt, he also called Aaron his brother to stand by his side
until the mission was accomplished - Exodus
When the children of Israel
left Egypt, they left as a well organized army, consisting of some 3 million
men, women and children. Satan
was furious and tried to break their ranks and scatter them again and
Resurrection Life of Jesus Church was born June 29, 1986 (17 years ago) in the home of Robert and Rita Jackson. In my first message that Sunday morning, God had given me the following marching orders:
The following statement from God was spoken in this message: Those who are with you cannot leave and those who are not with you cannot stay!
A sign up sheet was left on the kitchen table, and after the sermon all present signed up as charter members of Resurrection Life of Jesus Church. After 17 years some have died and gone to be with the Lord, others fell by the way side into sin, some were caught by the spirit of error and left. Here are the charter members who are still in the church: Rita Jackson, Lola Riddle, Nadine Walby, Maj-Britt Thorell, John and Aina Torell. All the men except myself, have either been taken out or have died.
Resurrection Life of Jesus Church is a combat unit in the Army of God, and has now entered its 18th year of service on the battlefield. God has sent in new replacements and the question is, how long will you last?
To him that has an ear, let him hear!
To be continued...