SHARING MY RHEMA WORDS WITH YOU.
In 1978 Margaret & I plus about 250 other pastors & wives went to Seoul Korea to attend the first English medium Church Growth Seminar at Dr. Yonggi Cho’s Yoido Full Gospel church. We had 3 days in Hong Kong on the way over and 7 days in Israel following the Seminar. We were “blown away” seeing what was then (and still is today) the largest Christian congregation in the world.
I heard Dr. Cho say some amazing things during that 10 day Seminar, one I have never forgotten is this.
I WILL NEVER STAND IN THE PULPIT TO PREACH UNLESS I HAVE A RHEMA WORD TO SHARE WITH MY CONGREGATION.
there was already some criticism in the Christian world about the “Rhema word” teaching as some of the teachers had got themselves into error and it was being called “The blab it and grab movement:. Or “The confess it and possess it movement”. I must confess I was very influenced by the critics, and so rejected the teaching at that time.
I learnt a very painful lesson that so many have to learn, sadly, even some of the Great Reformers went down this track (and some never returned). The lesson I learned was
DON’T THROW THE BABY (THE TRUTH) OUT WITH THE DIRTY BATHWATER.
Understanding truth is a progressive experience, and we must ever be TEACHABLE and open to let the Holy Spirit to do what we read in John 16:13 NKJV However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into ALLtruth;
Sometime later, I recognised my INFLEXIBITY, and repented, and now seek to let the Holy Spirit GIVE ME A RHEMA WORD EVERY DAY.
I have written about this incredible truth numerous times before, I write today in the context, that EVERY BLOG I write I seek to share what the Holy Spirit has QUICKENED to me from His Word, I deliberately seek not to be very Theological, but seek to share Pastorally and that my blogs will bless and encourage you.
Now that my public Ministry has basically come to an end, I want my BLOGGING, MY INTERCESSORY MINISTRY & VIDEO WHATSAPP MENTORING TO PRODUCE MUCH FRUIT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD AMEN.