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26 November 2018
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The Christian system

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10

These words in the Bible are believed by millions of people on earth. Every Sunday, they go to church and say their prayers, believing they are fulfilling their role as Christians.

In difficult times, they come before God asking Him to remember their prayers and attendance at church. It is time to confront your beliefs! Can the Christian system change people's lives? Can a church service improve people's future? Just look at our world. So many people live by the name of Jesus, yet face a life of defeat, as if Jesus does not exist. Why?

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to be-come children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John1:12-13

"Come to the front and accept Jesus in your life, receive him now". The congregation knows very well such an appeal and many believe that after "accepting" in words that Jesus is in their lives, that's it! They are saved forever and destined for a smooth journey on earth. Those who receive Jesus, and only those who receive Him, earn the rights to become His children. Those who receive Him, meaning receive His power, the power to make the impossible become possible, the power to arouse a spirit of revolt which will ensure justice, they have the power that will bring down the kingdom of the devil.

Unless you deny yourself and carry your cross, you cannot be His disciple (Matthew 16:24) and to be His disciple means to obey His words.

Consequently, you have inherited His authority to stop the works of the devil. Can witchcraft badly influence a person who is born of God? No! Not even hell itself is a match for those who have had an encounter with God! Such experience with God demands sacrifice by denying yourself, letting go of the past and with it all grudges, giving up wrongdoings, stopping lying, etc. Other than that, you will be just part of a system, a system that cannot change your life or lead you to victory, a system that will make you one more among the crowd - nothing more, nothing less.

From the moment that you place your life on the altar as a living sacrifice then nothing will be impossible for you, nothing! There are people in the church of Jesus who fail to see God’s promises materialising in their lives just because they are unwilling to surrender their all.

From the moment that Gideon presented his sacrifice to God, the Amalekites lost grip over the Israelites. Judges 6:28-40

As for Jesus, when He gave His life on the cross, death lost its power. John 19:28-30

From the moment that you present your sacrifice, all your problems will no longer be a match for you -- their strength will be gone. Christian faith without action becomes a ceremony, a system that can help no one. Use your intelligence. Don't be part of the system. Strive to be born of God and you will conquer the world! Seek Him first and all else will be added to you.

 

God bless you all

Marcelo Pires

mp@mpires.org

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