13 July 2016


By John Ollis

We would be very unhappy in a church that is disorganised and poorly structured, we would not  buy a house that is poorly built, yet, why are so many Christians satisfied with little or no structure  in their prayer life for example. I know one reason is lack of Biblical Discipleship, some even think it is “unspiritual to have structure in their spiritual life, they just want to “go with the flow”. Not knowing or caring that there are ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS TO DAILY PRAYER. Then not realising that the missing ingredients in their prayer life is stunting and slowing down their spiritual life.
I have mentioned recently that we are doing a  preaching series  on the Book of Acts in our local church. The next time I preach the verse is Acts 9:31.
Then the churches throughout  all Judea and Samaria had peace and were edified, and walked in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.
Let me suggest and I believe it is true, that these were authentic churches, that were built on the “pattern of God’s Word.


Not only is the local church God’s house, but we individually are God’s house (tabernacle). 1Cor.6:19 Paul tells us, that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible is an awesome picture of the development of truth, God had a number of dwelling places in the Old Testament, He began meeting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, sin destroyed that,  So God said to Moses and then King David I want you to build me a dwelling place, BUT you must build it according to the pattern I give you. Both of them followed God’s instructions, the result was when the building was complete THE GLORY OF GOD CAME AND DWELT ON AND IN THE BUILDING.
Under the new Covenant God does not dwell in buildings, but wants to come and dwell in us, that is why it is so important that we build our house with structure “according to the pattern of the Word of God. then we become carriers of the glory of God, and become the people God has planned us to be from eternity past.


Is their any structure to your prayer life ?

Do you have a daily Quiet Time ?

Do you have a systematic Bible reading program that you use ?

Do you know how to meditate on the Word of God?

Do you regularly (daily) receive a Rhema word from God?

Have you learnt to “put on the whole armour of God”?

Have you learnt to hear the voice of God?

Do you know what the armour of God is for you ?

Specifically, do you seek to put on and wear, the “Helmet of salvation?

Do you know what is your inheritance in Christ as a believer?

Are you experiencing and enjoying your inheritance in Christ ?

Do you know your calling and giftings in God?

Would you take time to sit down and consider these questions please ? All these questions relate to the Biblical Principle of building your life according to the pattern of God’s Word.

If you do not have a Mentor, you need one desperately, you may not be able to effectively answer these questions otherwise. Like the Ethiopian eunuch you may  need someone to teach you.

Face to face is the best  method, but if I can help you through this medium I am available, ok, I want to see you grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Let me hear your response to this teaching please ?