Monday, November 24, 2003

Jacob's Ladder

Listening to BT's "Light Speed."

At church tonight, Mikey (Mike Bickle) was talkin' about Yeshua (Jesus) on the hill in Matthew 5, 6 & 7 - the infamous "sermon on the mount."

His point was that the church of the western world has moved SO far away from the principles of the King in this passage! He focused especially on service to the helpless (6:1-4), prayer (6:5-13), forgiving & blessing "enemies" (6:14-15) and fasting (6:16-18).

So that's giving, praying, forgiving and fasting.

I'm inclined to agree with Mike - these are fundamental to the true walk of the believer. These are things that Yeshua did... shouldn't we do the same (Matt. 5:48) by the power of His Spirit in us? (Philippians 4:11-13)

Even my CAT fasts when he's battling toxicity in his system!

Mike went as far as saying that churches and individuals who don't embrace and practice these fundamentals (often viewed as "radical" or "fanatical") won't be ready to discern the coming world-wide deception by the anti-christ.

I'm inclined to agree on that tip as well... Yeshua followed up by saying, "Therefore, everyone who hears what I say and obeys it will be like a wise person who built a house on rock. Rain poured, and floods came. Winds blew and beat against that house. But it did not collapse, because its foundation was on rock." Matthew 7:24-25