Matthew 28:19 says, Go therefore and disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the father the son and the Holy Spirit.
Carrying this out somehow seemed to be the reoccurring problem for me. I just could never preach the gospel no matter how many times I’d mentally call “Oh Lord Jesus” whilst anxiously sitting beside someone I’d imagined needed the gospel.
Eventually it got to the point where I had thought there was a serious problem with my Christian life, my dedication and love for Christ. Grief, confusion and guilt came along also to say the least; I didn’t know how to overcome the tenacity of this situation.
BUT praise the Lord for the high peak truths of the University Training this year.
For you can all prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be encouraged! (1 Cor. 14:13)
Amen for the truth of the word of the Triune God! Oh that the word is active and living sharper than any doubled edge sword. We can all prophesy! We can all tell people of the gospel of Christ. Preaching the gospel is an aspect of the God ordained way, not just for soul catching but for the life process of begetting souls. I was not preaching in my spirit! THIS WAS THE PROBLEM! Praise the Lord for this revelation.
The mind, emotion and will of the human soul attempts to please God with the good of the natural life but to be in the God ordained way we must be in the Spirit! It is impossible to do anything for the Lord if we are not in spirit. Once we are in the spirit, exercising and calling on the name of the Lord we can disciple all nations, begetting, nourishing, teaching, cherishing and building the seeking ones.
We need to be able to lead them to the Lord and the only way to do this is by speaking and talking to people in the SPIRIT ! We must be in the spirit. Praise the Lord for the GOD ORDAINED WAY.
[Sharing by sister M. Johnson from her enjoyment in the recent 2012 Students Training in Bower House]