In this generation is may appear that someone, a powerful enemy, has taken away the glory and presence of the Lord from our midst. If our adversary can take away the glory of God, the power of God, and the presence of God, then we will be rendered inert. What are we worshiping in this generation? What are we glorifying? Is the Lord getting the glory in our time, or is it being given to idols that might even be invisible to us? Are the good things of this life taking the place of the holiness of God? When our eyes are not fully on the Lord and our desires not fully with Him, then weakness and vulnerability will enter our camp. Brothers and sisters, let us lay down everything that encumbers us from the glory of God: even if it be the church itself. The glory of God will not be given to another. He is altogether worthy!
Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’ wife, was with child, due to be delivered; and when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and gave birth, for her labor pains came upon her. And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not fear, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer, nor did she regard it. Then she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. And she said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured.”
1 Samuel 4:19-22
Join us On the Objective as your host Steven Menking welcomes back Gregg Jackson to discuss the current state of affairs for the Body of Christ and the importance of the gospel. The gospel is not just good news: it is the first and only news that truly deserves to be reported. All other matters are secondary, yet most nominal Christians are not getting involved. Where is the urgency? Where is the fruit being born in the lives of believers? We must return to prioritizing the supernatural power of God that can be evident in the seemingly mundane actions of our day to day lives. Let us continue to grow in grace to bring glory to the name of the Lord! Thanks again for joining us on this episode of On the Objective!
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When the Lord moved Cyrus to decree the rebuilding of the House of the Lord at Jerusalem not everyone returned from captivity to participate in that restoration. Only those who were stirred up, moved in their spirits by God, took part. The fullness of joy, beauty, power, and blessings that we require to make a difference in this generation will only be found when we are stirred by the Holy Spirit. Have we become closed off by our own desires and bickering from hearing that still small voice? Where is the overwhelming passion for the Lord and for what Jesus has done for us? Is your spirit stirred up today, or have the cares of this world weighed you down? Brothers and sisters, we must be filled anew and moved in our spirits for the sake of the generation around us that is perishing without God. Now is the time to have your enthusiasm for the Kingdom of God rekindled!
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,
Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:
All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem. And whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.
Then the heads of the fathers’ houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, with all whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem.
Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles in partnership with Reliance! Did you know that Jesus prayed for you specifically in John 17? If you are a born again believer, then the prayer of Jesus focuses on you specifically. His desire is that we would be unified as a demonstration of the unity Jesus and the Father have as well as a testimony of our love for one another that shines forth out into the world. Because this level of unity will not arise out of the institutional church, it must arise organically and locally in the Body of Christ. We must come together to seek like-minded fellowship locally and not just via the intermediaries of online media programs. It’s time for us to step out in faith to find our fellow believers! The scriptures from this message are found in John 17, Acts 2, Psalms 133, and 1 Kings 19.
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Join us On the Objective as your host Steven Menking welcomes back Chris Baucom of Remnant Radio Network for another conversation about walking out our Christian faith. We have an obligation to grow in our faith. None of us has reached a permanently elevated plateau. We can always go deeper into the Word and further with God. So why don’t we? Why does it seem that lethargy and apathy have stricken the body of Christ in this generation and prevented us from impacting our generation the way we need to. What can we do about this in our own lives, and how can the right pieces fall into place. We hope that the testimonies and perspectives shared here motivate you to grow and to pursue maturity in the Lord. Thanks for joining us On the Objective!
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Are we really open to being disciples of the Lord? We are called not just to be followers but also ambassadors. We have the first picture of discipleship in the picture of God’s commands to Adam in the Garden of Eden, and we must carry through our responsibilities in this generation. We must give as many people as possible the opportunity to know Jesus as both Lord and Savior, and that begins with our conduct, our obedience, and our desire to dwell in the presence of the Lord. Despite whatever the world and the enemy says and does we will continue to follow the will of God. Holy Spirit give us strength and faith in this generation! Will you join in the Great Commission?
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
We are created anew when we are born again into newness of life. Upon that new birth we are called to bear fruit and to fulfill works that the Lord has ordained us to do and given us the strength through the Holy Spirit to accomplish. Each and every moment of our relationship with God he is authoring our faith, developing it, perfecting it, shaping it, and growing it. He who is faithful to start such a work in us will be faithful to finish it. We must walk in this newness of life and be obedient to Jesus. As we persist in obedience we will bear fruit, walk out a life of joy despite obstacles, and provide a testimony to others of the transforming power of the Lord. Let us cry out with all our strength: I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see!
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.