Those That Wait – PREFACE

Posted: August 21, 2019 in EAGLES- Those That Wait
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This book is no longer in print. It was self-published in 2004 under Morris Publishing.  I have been teaching this on High Five and several are asking for the book and they are unable to find it. For that reason I will be putting all chapters separately on this blog site.

PREFACE:  This book is not intended for the believers that are waiting to do something before they will step out. This is meant to be a help for those who fall into the trap of doing the work of the Lord in their own strength and their own power. Too many ministers are caught up with doing the mechanics of ministry without the power of God.

The majority of the people who are called to any work of the ministry really have heard from God regarding their assignment. But the problems come when they get caught up with the busyness of ministry.  We are all called to be ministers in some area or another. It does not have to be limited to those called into the five-fold ministry spoken of the Ephesians 4:11, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.”

Every one of us has a motivational gift from God that is used to motivate us in the work He has called us to do according to Romans 12:4-8 that says, “For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.”

The obstacle with any assignment is the trap of losing focus, strength, courage and love for the brethren and for God. This is the state of the church of Ephesus spoken of in Revelation 2:1-4. The Amplified Bible says in verse 4, “But I have this [charge] against you, that you have left your first love [you have lost the depth of love that you first had for Me].” This does not come on suddenly, but over a period of time by getting too busy and beginning to do things in their own strength, mechanically doing the work of the ministry from experiences.

This is to be used as a tool to help you pull away from the trap that has so easily ensnared you, to help you drop off the weights that so easily beset you and to run the race you are called to run with all the power of heaven helping you.

Remember, the work of the ministry is “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6)

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