Thursday, September 10, 2009

Κύριος Notes


Let The River Flow

Let the poor man say
I am rich in Him
Let the lost man say
I am found in Him
Let the river flow
Let the blind man say
I can see again
Let the dead man say
I am born again
Let the river flow
Let the river flow
Let the river flow
Let the river flow
Holy Spirit come
Move in power
Let the river flow
Scripture Reflection: Luke 20
1One day as he was teaching the people in the temple courts and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. 2"Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"

Lord Jesus this question comes in many forms. This was the same question that was asked a slightly different context by John's disciples, this same issue was addressed when you sent out the 70 with the delegated authority to heal and to cast out demons.

Authority to do a task, rest on the person who gave you the task to do. It relates to call, mission and reason for being. For me it to a task and to a place... a call to a mission and to a location of ministry. But the authority...the rests clearly on you. I ask you benediction...your grace...your blessing on this task...your confirmation again that this continues to be your desire. Bless this group and this ministry, may you be seen in every thing said and done.

3He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me, 4John's baptism—was it from heaven, or from men?"
5They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Why didn't you believe him?' 6But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet."
7So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."

8Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."

The sad thing is if these men had just affirmed what they knew in their hearts without taking a public opinion poll there could have such a different outcome in thier lives, in thier worship and in thier experience of You Lord Jesus. They just had to keep control.

These men who were so concerned with Your authority Lord Jesus really were not concerned with the reality of that mission. They were not really concerned with honest assessment, but with public opinion. The mission does not rest on public sediment, it rests on your call, your empowerment for the task and your blessing the fruits of that effort.

It all really rests on You Lord Jesus...on your grace on your call on your empowering for doing what really can not be done with out you. Lord Jesus by the power that comes from your Holy Spirit at work with in your with power, clarity and authority. Work beyond what is humanly possible, may the power of your Holy Spirit sweep through this group of people. If change is needed, let the change start is me...if further risk is needed let the risk start with me...if further filling is need let the anointing flow without restriction. Lord Jesus work.

Lord Jesus empower for service and bless this group that you are calling together. Lord Jesus you are the reason we are here. Work in this place with power and with consistency.

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