[anzac] IT IS "PEOPLE" that GOD USES!!

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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 00:31:05 +1300
GOD USES PEOPLE to PROCLAIM HIS WORD
-by David Wilkerson.

I think the majority of Christians would like to escape to some safe,
quiet hideaway in the mountains to keep from being tainted by all
the iniquity surrounding them. Many despair, saying, "What can
one Christian do about all this moral degradation? What can one
church do in such a huge, wild and wicked city? It's enough for
me just to stay close to Jesus, so I don't get carried away with the flood."

Others think, "Is there really anything I can do—an insignificant
Christian like me? I have no money, no training, no influence—
only a great love for Jesus!"

We often expect God to move in one of two ways: By sending a
supernatural outpouring of his Holy Spirit to sweep multitudes into
his kingdom, or by sending judgment to bring people to their knees.

But, beloved, that's not God's method of changing things in an evil
day. His way of rebuilding ruins has always been to use ordinary
men and women whom he has touched. And he does this by filling
them with his Holy Spirit and sending them into warfare with great
faith and power!

God is raising up a holy ministry consisting of men totally given to
the Word and prayer. They do not lord it over anyone. They are
caring men and women with hearts that are stirred, with no plan in
mind but to seek, hear and obey God!

Next, God is calling you into immediate service. He needs the
common man, the layman! He uses people whom the high priests
would call "unlearned and ignorant men" (Acts 4:13).

The Bible also says that in the Upper Room at Pentecost, "They
were all filled with the Holy Ghost" (Acts 2:4). All became mighty
in battle and all were bold, powerful witnesses! These Spirit-filled
believers did not include just Peter, James, John and the other
well-known disciples, but also the widows, the young, the servants
and the handmaidens!

We know that Stephen was full of the Holy Ghost—"full of faith and
power" (Acts 6:8). He was not an apostle nor an ordained minister.
In fact, he was chosen to serve tables for the church so the disciples
could devote themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word.

Stephen was an ordinary man full of the Spirit of God! You can be
God’s witness to your city. He uses laymen who get alone with
him, are stirred in their hearts, seek him in prayer—and go forth
like Stephen, full of Holy Ghost faith and power!

SOURCE - http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/node/10807

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