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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Golden Ticket

Did you see "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" remember some of the words that he and Grandpa Joe sang when Charlie found it? Here you go...

I never thought my life could be
Anything but catastrophe
But suddenly I begin to see
A bit of good luck for me
'Cause I've got a golden ticket
I've got a golden twinkle in my eye

As we evangelize more and more, we need to let people know up front that Jesus IS NOT a GOLDEN TICKET. Jesus is not going to wave a magic wand and POOF all their troubles and trials in the world are going to disappear. Jesus commands us to be of good cheer because He has overcome the world. Jesus is not going to plant a "money tree" in their backyard for their use only while neighbors suffer lack. No, He promises to supply them with enough so they can be blessed and bless others. Jesus is not going to take them from a size 18 to a 10 magically, He will give wisdom and endurance to do it naturally so their temple will be one that He can use for years, and years, and years.

We don't need to use gimmicks or tactics to bring people to Jesus it's NOT necessary, truth is what is required. The first thing Jesus said was REPENT for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. In Matthew chapters 5-7 Jesus teaches the Kingdom. It's RELATIONSHIP first then the RICHES of wisdom, joy, peace, etc... As you share Jesus Christ this week focus on Christ, now you may have to feed some folk, heal some folk or cast out some demons but before they leave your presence tell them that God sent His Son into this world to die in their place. Tell them that He loves them and desires to know them intimately and spend eternity with them ultimately. We don't have to "sell Jesus" we simply inform them of their standing with God as them being "outside" the kingdom and invite them to come to the KING of the kingdom for entrance into His eternal Kingdom. It's a dangerous thing to present Jesus as a Golden Ticket. I can tell you of many phone calls my husband and I have received from saints that received Jesus as their Golden Ticket to only be disillusioned and tore up to find out otherwise.

Keeping things in perspective. Peter said LORD we have given up ALL and followed you and what did Jesus tell him? He said you will receive 100 fold of all that you have given up from people to property in this life and in the life to come with persecution! With you hear that preached? I do thank GOD, so when I present Christ I present Christ and we can talk about the riches after they meet Jesus face to face in the spirit. God is all about abundant life John 10:10 but Jesus main focus, purpose, and destiny was to be a bridge for man to be able to return back to God for cleansing, relationship and eternal life. Share Jesus Christ and Him crucified and not Jesus the Golden Ticket...

Pray about it!!!

Luke 14:23
An the lord said unto the servant,
Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel
them to come in, that my house may be filled.


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