LISTEN NOW! John and Pat discuss whether your reputation is in tune with God’s reality of you and if not strengthen what remains. They continue to discuss how Francis Chan who was an invited speaker at International House of Prayer KC, One Thing conference shared a powerful word not just for those who gathered at the conference but the entire church at large. Francis shared the plumb line of truth. Francis shares many truths from God’s word but one in particular is found in Revelation 3:1-3 “…I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent.” They continue to discuss the difference between having a reputation and what is reality. Reputation is what others perceive regarding your spiritual walk and reality is what God knows and if those two don’t match or are not in tune we need to repent and strengthen what remains. They further discuss whether the only time you pray, worship and read the Bible is when you are in a corporate gathering of believers. Our public worship gathering should only be reflective of our own daily individual encounters with God. We can only minister and give out of the overflow of our relationship with the Lord. The church should not be concerned with what others think regarding their spirituality but rather what God Himself knows to be true. Our value does not come from what others think about our walk with God but from God himself. It’s time to look deep within and examine our hearts. If our reality in God doesn’t match God’s reality repent, turn back to the Lord and strengthen what remains.
|Francis Chan speaking at Onething Conference 2013|