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The Alaska Cruise Of Your Dreams

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Join Us On The Alaska Cruise Of Your Dreams!

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February 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm

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When It Is Finished!

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When It Is Finished!

 

James 1:15 …and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

  • When The Holy Ghost Is Finished With You, You Live!
  • When Sin Is Finished With You, You Die!

 

If There’s Not A Day When You’re Through With Sin…

There Will Be A Day When Sin Is Through With You!

 

When An Artist is Finished,

  • Signs his name on the canvas.
  • Puts his thumbprint on the canvas.

When A Student Is Finished With School

  • They give him a diploma.

When A Cook Is Finished,

  • She turns off the stove.

When An Author Is Finished,

  • She writes, “the end.”

When A Prison Sentence Is Finished,

  • The prisoner is released.

When A Letter Is Finished,

  • The writer signs her name.

When A Diner Is Finished,

  • He wipes his mouth with a napkin.

When A Mechanic Is Finished,

  • He wipes his hands.

When A Sin Is Finished,

  • You’re done for!

 

When Sin Is Finished With You…

You Die

  • A Physical Death
  • An Emotional Death
  • A Spiritual Death
  • An Eternal Death

 

Some Never Learn, They Keep Going Back To Sin

2 Pet 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

In The Bible, Leprosy Is A Type of Sin.

  • Because it eats away destroying it’s victim one day at a time.

When Leprosy Is Finished With You, You Die!

  • But, Jesus can heal a leper!

Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

  • Sin may be about finished with you now.
  • Sin finished with some while they were still in their teens, 20’s and 30’s.

But, Just Because Sin Is About Finished With You

  • Doesn’t mean God is finished with you!

 

Sin Demands That You:

  • Doubt God, but trust your sinner friends.
  • Disobey God
  • Not fear God
  • Not love God with all your heart.
  • Accept what God rejects.
  • Make light of God’s Word.
  • Ignore God’s Call.
  • You reject God.
  • That you miss church.
  • That your job that keeps you out of church.
  • That you justify worldly friends.
  • That you feel like God doesn’t love you.
  • That you feel like the Church doesn’t love you.
  • That you feel the Pastor doesn’t love you.
  • That you believe sinful living is really freedom.
  • That you die.
  • When Sin is finished with you, you die.

 

But God Is Not Finished With You,

  • That’s Why You’re Still Here!

 

Sin Demands Your Innocence.

  • The early loss of your virginity to be accepted by the world, the in-crowd.
  • Sin wishes to devalue you in your own eyes and the eyes of others.
  • Sin demands that you live in shame

 

Sinful Styles Demands:

  • That Holiness and modesty be ignored.
  • That you wear things that God calls an abomination. (It’s in style)
  • That all clothes be designed without the church in mind.

 

Sin May Try To Finish You Off With Lust.

  • Lustful Gratification becomes important, regardless of the cost.
  • You risk your health.
  • You risk your reputation.
  • You risk your soul.
  • You disregard risk of embarrassment or injury to your friends, church, family
  • Become immoral.
  • Experience shame.
  • Live with fear of STD, HIV, Aids.
  • When Sin is finished with you, you die.

 

Sin May Try To Finish You Off With Perversion

  • You become without natural affection.
  • You live in a closet of deception all your life.
  • You continually risk your health.
  • You continually risk HIV infection.
  • You continually risk the violent reactions of others.
  • You live in fear of being outed.
  • You live in fear of rejection by your family and others.
  • You live a lifestyle that God hates.
  • When Sin is finished with you, you die.

 

Sin May Try To Finish You Off With Drugs.

  • It takes some drugs just one time to hook the user.

 

Drugs make you do whatever you have to do to get the money.

  • Sell your body for more drugs.
  • Steal
  • Get a criminal record.
  • Become HIV positive (dirty needles)
  • Live a lie.
  • Change into a crazed animal at times
  • Beat and abuse others.
  • Birth children with serious birth defects.
  • Risk losing the ones that love you.
  • Warp your personality.
  • Damage your ability to think clearly.
  • Fry your brains for life.
  • Live with flashbacks for many years.
  • Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

 

Sin May Try To Finish You Off With Alcohol .

  • Destroys your family
  • Puts your marriage on the rocks
  • Makes you choose the Bottle over your own family.
  • Forces you to miss work.
  • Lets you lose your job.
  • Lose your career.
  • Consider homelessness an option.
  • Damage your vital organs.
  • Destroy your liver.
  • May make you lose your Driver’s license and possibly your freedom.
  • Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

 

Hollywood Demands:

  • You accept it’s morality.
  • That TV becomes More important to you than Heaven.

 

Your Senses Become Hardened By:

  • Murder
  • Violence
  • Vulgarity
  • Nudity
  • Pre-marital Sex
  • Infidelity
  • Perversion
  • Humanistic values

 

Hollywood Demands Christians be portrayed as:

  • Weirdo’s
  • Wicked and Hypocritical people.
  • Churches put in a bad light.

 

Sin Demands That You Let It Do Your Thinking.

  • Preachers are always bad people.
  • Christians are crazy people.
  • Makes you believe that you will go to Heaven without going to church.

 

Sin Demands:

  • Your involvement
  • Your participation, physically/emotionally.
  • That you recruit.
  • That you not go to hell alone… take others.
  • Your time
  • Your finances – That you throw money to the devil, but have a problem with tithes.
  • Become addicted.
  • Sin Demands Your Life.
  • Sin Demands Your Future.
  • Sin Demands Your Soul.
  • When sin is finished with you, you die.

 

Sin Demands That You Live In:

  • Bondage
  • Condemnation
  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Reproach
  • In Fear of Dying

 

Sin Demands You:

  • Reject God’s Love.
  • Receive it’s wages.
  • Go to Hell.
  • Feel Uncomfortable in Church.
  • Feel Uncomfortable in the presence of God.
  • Become hardened in your heart.
  • Believe a lie and be lost.
  • You backslide.
  • Get rebellious.
  • Stay away from church.
  • Lose your testimony.
  • Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

 

Sin is working on you right now

  • Day and night
  • Sin demands you never tell it good-by
  • Sin, at best, can only bring temporary pleasure

 

Sin Doesn’t Care About You.

  • Why Not Say Good-bye to the Sinning Business?
  • Just because sin is about finished with you doesn’t mean God is!

 

You Better Pray God Doesn’t Wipe His Hands Like A Mechanic When He Looks At You.

  • He’s Not Willing Any Should Perish.
  • No Such Thing As A Throw-A-Way Soul.

 

Remember The Shepherd And The Ninety And Nine?

  • The Shepherd wouldn’t stop seeking the lamb until He found it.

 

Sin Demands That When It’s Done,

  • You are thrown away.
  • To Jesus, there is no such thing as a throwaway soul!

 

He’s Not Willing That Any Should Perish!

 Sin May Be About Finished With You, But God’s Not…

 

When Jesus Said, It Is Finished,

He meant that mercy was now available for all

 

Mercy Is Available Now…

  • Now, when sin is finishing up with you.
  • Now, when it looks hopeless.
  • Now, when you’re feeling desperate.
  • Now, when the Hell thinks your soul is doomed.
  • Now, when you’ve nowhere else to turn.

 

Jesus is still reaching out to you!

He’s Reaching Out Right Now!

Receive His Mercy Right Now!

 

  1. Repent of your sins.
  2. Be baptized in Jesus Name.
  3. Receive the Gift of The Holy Ghost

 

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 24, 2017 at 1:25 am

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They Read You Like A Book!

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They Read You Like A Book!

2 Corinthians 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

  • Our lives are read of all men.
  • Everyone can see what we really are.

 

Psalms 90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

  • What story does your life tell?
  • Will your story have a happy ending?

 

God is The Writer And You Are His Poem!

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

  • Workmanship – poiēma – (poem) His “masterpiece” (NLT), His “handiwork” (NAB), His “work of art” (NJB),
  • We are His Poem! God is trying to write a masterpiece for the world to read using nothing but your life.
  • Will your poem be a disappointment or a blessing?
  • Does it have any rhyme or reason?
  • Is the meter in your life poem awkward and difficult to read aloud, especially in public?
  • Would God put your poem in His Book?
  • Or, would you be one of His non-published works?

 

So, If Your Life Is A Poem, What Kind Of Poem Are You?

  • There are many different types of poems.
  • The difference between each type is based on the format, rhyme scheme and subject matter.
  • A Poet attempts to express himself in his poem.
  • I wonder, is the Writer happy with how your poem turned out?
  • Did you take the pen from His hand and try to write your own verses?

 

A Poem Tells A Story. It Is Meant To Be A Thing Of Grace And Beauty.

  • Is yours a love poem?
  • Is it a sonnet of sorrow?
  • Maybe it’s an ode to a bitter regret?
  • Would it so wonderfully describe a place you’ve known in Christ, that every reader would desire to go there?
  • Or, would your poem be one of shipwreck?
  • Would it only tell of earthly pursuits and carnal fulfillments?
  • Would it be about a magnificent obsession for heaven and living for Jesus?
  • Does your poem condone compromise and mock the teachings of the Bible and your spiritual forefathers?
  • Does it make light of standards and holiness living?
  • Does it direct young people down a worldly path?
  • Does it tell everyone to question authority?
  • What kind of poem are you writing with your life?
  • Maybe your poem is about recovery, like the prodigal son’s?

Will yours be written the same way Judas, Balaam, Achan, Cain, Esau and Korah wrote theirs? (Remember, the beginning of your poem can’t be unwritten, but you can change the ending with God’s help.)

 

Do You Believe Your Poem Will Inspire Others?

  • Will it encourage?
  • Will it be a life example for someone?
  • Will it be a beacon of hope?
  • Will it describe the Joy and Grandeur you’ve found in serving the Lord?
  • Will your readers feel the desire to reach higher, draw closer and believe for more?
  • Could your poem be put to music and become a song glorifying Jesus Christ?
  • Will it be written in sweetness?
  • Will your poem be about self-denial and decreasing so that He may increase?
  • Will your poem make its readers want to live the same kind of life you did?
  • Will God smile approval as He peruses your pages?
  • Will God publish your poem?
  • Will He put yours on His bookshelf?

 

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They Read You Like A Book

 

 Have You Ever Read Any Of These Poems?

  • James Kilgore
  • G.T. Haywood
  • M. E. Burr
  • Ike Terry
  • Billy Cole
  • H. B. Morgan
  • Lonnie Marcus
  • Clyde Haney
  • David Gray

 

What Happened To Your Heart When You Read These Poems?

  • Content Faith Ballestero
  • June Starr Davis
  • Nona Freeman
  • Emilie O’Brien
  • Agnes Holmes
  • Willie Johnson
  • Lena Spillman

 

What Did You Feel When You Read These?

  • Dorcas
  • Hannah
  • Ruth
  • Rahab
  • Jochebed
  • Rizpah

 

Did You Fall In Love With Jesus Christ Anew When You Read Any Of These?

  • Carl J. Ballestero
  • W.R. Starr
  • Verbal Bean
  • A.D. Urshan
  • Wendell Gleason
  • J.B. Lambeth
  • G.A. Mangun
  • J.T. Pugh
  • Cleveland Becton
  • Bill Bowman
  • Robert Cavaness Sr
  • William Garrett
  • J. Frank Wilson
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Stanley R. Hanby
  • J.L. Pipkin
  • Charles Grisham
  • Juan Alvear
  • Don Johnson
  • A.O. Holmes
  • Hebert Starr
  • Paul Leaman
  • James Springer

 

(Warning! You Will Soon Become A Product Of What You Read! Choose Your Reading Material Carefully!)

 

When Your Children Read Your Life’s Poem…

  • Will they be enthralled with the sweetness of your story?
  • Will they hold their heads up high and say, “My dad wrote that!” or “My mom wrote that!”?
  • Will they be repulsed by church standards?
  • Will they hate church and preachers because of your poem?
  • Will they look at all Christians as hypocrites because of your poem?
  • Will they treasure the opportunity to live for God because they read your poem?
  • Will they rise up and call you blessed?

 

Here’s Some Advice From Me, An Old Man, Whose Poem Is About Finished.

If we are to be His poem (or handiwork) then we should let Him do all the writing. Why not put the pen back in His hands? You will never regret letting Him order your life. If you let Him be the Author and the Finisher of your poem, everyone will love reading it. Never let anyone, not used of God, make changes or edit your poem!

 

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

God wrote a poem

Just using you!

 

 

 

Remember, The World Can Read You Like A Book!

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 15, 2017 at 2:07 am

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Will People Who Miss Church Go To Hell?

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Will People Who Miss Church Go To Hell?

 

Schools Take A Student’s Chronic Absenteeism Seriously!

For example:

  • In Georgia makes the parent accountable and takes them to court.
  • In Pennsylvania students who miss 18 cumulative days will be retained at their current grade level.

Sign on a billboard near where I live in Michigan says, “2 absences per month = less likely to graduate”

 

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It’s no secret. A student who finds a way to miss a couple of days a month during the school year, may never receive a diploma.

If you as good students and parents can grasp the value and importance of faithful school attendance, then you are beginning to see the light.

 

What If The Billboard Sign Said:

“2 absences from church per month = less likely to be saved”?

 

Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

 

Faithful church attendance is a Bible requirement!

Every church has those members who are hit-and-miss. They work a job that keeps them out of church. They live on the spiritual fringe. Most never seem to make up for lost time once the do get back in service.

Why gamble with your soul? Make this the year you choose to put your faithful attendance to the House of God at the very top of your New Years resolution list! You won’t be sorry!

 

Will People Who Miss Church Go To Hell?

My answer… Why would you even take the risk of missing church to find out?

 

 

(See you at church.)

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 2, 2017 at 3:02 pm

The Spirit Of Offense

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The Spirit Of Offense

 

Everyone in the world has had times when they have been hurt or could have chosen to be offended.

Being Offended Is A Choice.

  • Please don’t choose it!
  • How you respond or react to an offense tells everyone what spirit you have.
  • One of the most dangerous spirits to posses is the spirit of offense.
  • It will keep you from receiving correction or direction.
  • It will hinder your relationship with the ministry.
  • Matt. 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
  • Remember that offenses will come.

 

Being Habitually Offended Will Make You A Bitter Person.

Bitterness will use YOU to defile many others.

Heb. 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

 

Warning Pastor!

Mark the church member who tells you that he or she is offended by you in some manner. It won’t be long before they leave. It just may be that the Spirit of Offense overwhelms them.

Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

 

Why Are Some People Habitually Offended? 

It can be the worst personality trait of all! The spirit of offense is very hard to be delivered from. It will never happen accidentally. It’s not something one will just grow out of, either.

If someone you know has the spirit of offense, be aware that they just might tell you off or cut you off next.

 

Nabal Was So Belligerent And Easily Offended, That No One Could Talk To Him.

1Sam. 25:17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.

  • It seemed that Nabal was mad at the world and everyone in it.
  • He had the most wonderful wife, he had wealth and everything he could desire, but what he had most, was a bad attitude.
  • God killed him.

 

Here Are Some Questions For Those Who Are Easily Offended:

  1. Is there continual drama in your world?
  2. What is it that makes you the one who is continually being persecuted or attacked by others?
  3. Why is it always you who gets hurt?
  4. Why is it that you are always the victim?
  5. Why is it that you have to keep cutting off people because they have hurt you?
  6. Why is it that you have a list of people you no longer talk to?
  7. How come there is always some kind problem going on between you and your family, or one of your friends?
  8. Why is it that you get your feelings hurt easily?
  9. How often do you hear yourself say, “That makes me so mad!”?
  10. How early did being offend start in you?
  11. Is jealousy part of the issue?
  12. Did you get ignored by those you wanted to be with?
  13. How many of your old friends are now your enemy?
  14. How often do you feel that you are the object of an attack?
  15. Do you battle with these hurts often?
  16. Do you find it hard to forgive?
  17. Are you continually in a feud?
  18. How’s your blood pressure?
  19. Do you think of ways to get back at the people who offended you?
  20. Do you unfriend them on Facebook?
  21. Do you block them?
  22. Do you talk online about how you have been mistreated, hoping to gather support, while not telling all the facts correctly?
  23. Do you pray louder, longer and harder than others to prove you have the right spirit?
  24. Do you worship expressively to show that you are the more spiritual one and thereby justify yourself?
  25. What kind of friends do you attract?

 

Being Habitually Offended Is Evidence Of The Spirit Of Offense.

  1. The Multitude Following Jesus Turned Away Because They Got Offended.
  • Offended people distance themselves, from those they once admired. Causing many to leave the truth.

 

  1. Cain Got Offended And Then Killed His Brother.
  • Offended people can be very jealous.
  • Offended people are dramatic.
  • Offended people become hateful and dangerous.

 

  1. The Elder Brother Of The Prodigal Son Got Offended And Mouthed Off To His Father.
  • Offended people often show those around them who actually has the bad heart.
  • Offended people are willing to hurt back.
  • Even though the father forgave the son, his brother would not.

 

How Do People Act Around You If You Are Plagued By The Spirit Of Offense.

  • Why would they want to include you in their groups? You are a bomb waiting to go off!
  • Do they shun you because all you want to do is talk about the other people who have hurt you?
  • Do they tiptoe around you by being civil but not warm when they talk to you?
  • Are they afraid that they may be your next victim?
  • Be aware that offended people are highly toxic and contagious.

 

The Enemy Of Your Soul Will Make Sure That You Become Offended.

  • It will damage your walk with God.
  • It will damage your every relationship.
  • It will damage your church.
  • It will damage your home life.
  • It will damage your marriage.
  • It with damage your relationship with your siblings, your parents, your in-laws, your children, and your spouse.
  • It will make you leave your church.

 

If You Know You Have The Spirit Of Offense, What Are You Doing To Get Rid Of It?

  • Yes you can be helped and delivered!
  • Remember though, once you become offended at God, you will distance yourself from Him for an eternity.

Luke 7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

 

It’s The Spirit Of The Last Days

Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

 

 

What Is The Key To Your Deliverance From The Spirit Of Offense?

  • If you know love is a key…
  • If you know forgiving seventy times seven in one day is a key…
  • If you know a soft answer is a key…
  • If you know keeping your tongue is a key…
  • If you know being easy to be entreated is a key…
  • If you know kindness is a key…
  • If you know praying all the way through is a key…
  • If you know having your man of God lay hands on you and pray a prayer of deliverance for you is a key…
  • If you know preferring your brother is a key…
  • If you know not letting the sun go down on your wrath is a key…
  • If you know prayer and fasting is a key…
  • If you know dying daily is a key…
  • If you know repentance to God is a key…
  • If you know repentance to others is a key…
  • If you know you know your brother has aught against you and you are to go to him is a key…
  • If you know realizing you have a bad spirit is a key…
  • If you know seeing how you are damaging those you love is a key…
  • If you know you are hindering others in their walk with God is a key…
  • If you know hell is using you to hinder God’s church is a key…
  • If you know that your spirit may keep you out of heaven is a key…

 

Then, What Are You Waiting For?

Why Not Use Even One, If Not All These Keys, And Enjoy A New Life With Peace, Love And Contentment?

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 19, 2016 at 2:18 pm

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Can You Turn Jesus Around?

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Can You Turn Jesus Around?

Some Things That Turn Jesus Around…

 The Faith Of The Woman With The Issue Of Blood Turned Jesus Around.

Matthew 9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

Matthew 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

  • What Turned Jesus Around?
  • Believing He Can When No One Else Can.

 

The Centurion’s Faith In Our Lord’s Spoken Word Turned Jesus Around.

Luke 7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:

Luke 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.

Luke 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

Luke 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

  • What Turned Jesus Around?
  • Believing In His word

 

The Disciple’s Hunger For His Fellowship Turned Jesus Around.

Luke 24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.

Luke 24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

  • What Turned Jesus Around?
  • Hungry For His Presence.

 

All It Took Was Faith And Hunger To Turn Jesus Around.

Can You Turn Jesus Around?

Then Do It!

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 16, 2016 at 10:46 am

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Things That Keep An Apostolic Pastor Up At Night

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Things That Keep An Apostolic Pastor Up At Night

 

Being a pastor involves much more than just standing behind the pulpit. As an under-shepherd of the Lord’s flock he has the responsibility of their spiritual protection, feeding, and care. Knowing that some day he must answer to God, a pastor who is according to His heart, strives to be very careful.

A refreshed pastor is more likely to bring a fresh word for his hearers. Tired and burnt-out ones may be happy to just get through the day. That is where a good nights rest is worth its weight in gold.

 

Sometimes He Wakes Up In The Night And His Mind Won’t Shut Back Down.

  • That’s when his sleep is gone.
  • That’s when he worries.
  • That’s when he tosses and turns.
  • That’s when he is desperate for the answer from God about what to do.
  • That’s when his wife has her sleep disturbed.
  • That’s when he has to get up and go into another room.

 

So, What Keeps Your Pastor Up At Night? What If It Was You?

 

Is It You Keeping Him Awake?

  • Your spiritual condition.
  • Your attitude.
  • Your critical comments.
  • Your withdrawal.
  • Your missing church.
  • Your bad choices.
  • Your disobedience.
  • Your playing with fire.
  • Your choice of questionable friends.
  • Your criticisms of godliness and standards.
  • Your lack of prayer.
  • Your lack of worship.
  • Your leaving immediately after church.
  • Your giving money to everything but God.
  • Your refusal to pay tithes.
  • Your unresponsiveness to preaching.
  • Your lack of involvement to church functions and workdays.
  • Your influence on others.
  • Your marriage problems.

 

Is It The Lack Of Money For The Church?

  • Church payments coming due, knowing his name is on the line.
  • The utility bills.
  • How to pay the evangelist.
  • Wondering why all the saints won’t pay tithes.

 

Is It The Lack Of Money For Himself?

  • Deciding whether to get a second job or resign.
  • Wondering how he will be able to pay his bills.

 

Is It The Consequences Of Preaching Holiness?

  • What will happen if he preaches holiness from the pulpit?
  • What will happen if he enforces it?
  • What will happen if he doesn’t?
  • Why would people who want the Holy Ghost not want to be holy?

 

Is It Staff Members Who Are Out Of Line?

  • They are unproductive.
  • They have to be told what to do continually and followed up on.
  • They mainly create more problems than they do good.
  • They think they own the position.
  • They think they are the steward of the church finances and not the pastor.
  • They divulge sensitive information to others.
  • They will get hurt and offended if replaced.

 

Is It The Church Members Who Leave?

  • Every pastor asks himself what else could he have done?
  • Every pastor takes it personal.
  • Every pastor wonders who will go with them.

 

Is It Church Members Who Are Offended?

  • Those who wont stop fighting.
  • Those who are habitually offended.
  • Those who stay home to show their disapproval.

 

Is It Trying To Pastor A Church That Resists Revival?

  • A church that is content with church as usual and will not push itself toward revival.
  • A church that has lost a spirit of prayer.
  • A church that lost its spirit of worship.
  • A church that lets the praise singers do the worship for them.
  • A church that lets the same six or seven worship in the audience.
  • A church that won’t witness.
  • A church that is cliquish.
  • A church that won’t rally behind the pastor.
  • A church that never catches the pastor’s vision.
  • A church that is dead.

 

Things You Can Do To Help Your Pastor Sleep Better At Night!

  • Pray through.
  • Love your brother.
  • Pay your tithes.
  • Worship with all your heart.
  • Come early for prayer.
  • Get involved in church.
  • Become a soul winner.
  • Make yourself available.
  • Give your heart to God.
  • Give your hand to your pastor.
  • Verbalize your support to him.
  • Tell him you love him, and then show it.
  • Pray for him.

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

Posted in Pastors

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