Things I feel are incredibly important....... and are being missed by so many. What this man has written is right along the same line I have been trying to communicate for some time now. It is all from the same Holy Spirit.....as He tries to get this message out to His church....his people....not some organiztion somewhere.
It is not being copy-righted by the author to keep others from taking credit for saying something he said..... or making a profit from the content.... it is not part of a book to be published in order to bring in some dollars.... there were no pictures of the author or stories about his marvelous ministry.....just simply an article submitted to a magazine that could very well never see publication... that was sent to a friend....who sent it to another friend...who sent it to another friend.
This is the opening paragraph of the article.
It is clear that revival without evangelism is a dead end. What has been revived will only die again. It is also clear that Jesus did not consider the crowds coming to his meetings to be the height of his ministry. The gospels tell us on several occasions that Jesus, “Sent the crowds away.” In John 6 he challenged their motivations for seeking him so strongly that they all left except the twelve and Jesus asked them if they were leaving as well!
Jesus was obviously not sending out fund raising letters based upon the crowds coming to his meetings! We judge success by the size of the crowds and by the feeling of the event. He did not. He sent the crowds away in order to invest himself in the twelve. His teaching and practice show us that he did not consider revival or evangelism to be events. His practice shows us that he considered the most important part of his life was to share relationally with the twelve. "
What is the most important part of my life? To share relationally? More tomorrow of course.... it is a long article.