Sunday, June 30, 2013

True Heros Of God

True Heros Of God

In 1988 I went to be a missionary in peru. As I was working there alone, I began to see national Peruvian pastor and missionary who live on 50 to 75 dollars a month, who live on places most christian in american won't keep their cattle and suffer greatly in the hands of unbeliever persecution yet these man uneducated without any political or economic resources were literally conquering the mountian side. I could recall one man that started 75 churches and what happen was I began to think Lord how could you use me and the american the believer in the west to help these man and seem like the Lord kept impressing upon my heart to began to instead of sending missionary from the united state to foreign country to support missionary in those foreign country.

And one of the things we forget is that we have a type of arrogent toward in the west that we think we really got this Christianity thing down. When the fact of the matter is if I can take you or you could look through the eyes of my own eyes and seen what I have seen, you would see some of the greatest work of God and some of the greatest preacher who ever live and yet like I said they may live in hut, they preach in dirt floor building with roof made out of banana leaf. I recall JI Parker one time a great theologian. Someone ask him who is the greatest preacher alive today. That's what they ask him and he said you don't know him because he is probably preaching in a village somewhere some isolated place in the world far away.

~Matthew 23:11
New Living Translation (NLT)
11 The greatest among you must be a servant.

~1 Corinthians 4:8-13
New Living Translation (NLT)
8 You think you already have everything you need. You think you are already rich. You have begun to reign in God’s kingdom without us! I wish you really were reigning already, for then we would be reigning with you. 9 Instead, I sometimes think God has put us apostles on display, like prisoners of war at the end of a victor’s parade, condemned to die. We have become a spectacle to the entire world—to people and angels alike.

10 Our dedication to Christ makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed. 11 Even now we go hungry and thirsty, and we don’t have enough clothes to keep warm. We are often beaten and have no home. 12 We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us. 13 We appeal gently when evil things are said about us. Yet we are treated like the world’s garbage, like everybody’s trash—right up to the present moment.

~1 Corinthians 4:20
New Living Translation (NLT)
20 For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

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