WHOSE CHURCH IS IT?

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Who Shall We Choose to Serve Now?

I have chosen to come out and call out some of the fleshly behavior that has characterized the church of the Lord Jesus Christ in recent years. There are a number of standards we need to look at to consider whether we are really GODS church or we are OUR OWN church.

1-The church of the Lord Jesus is an apostolic and prophetic church. That is that it is founded upon the authority of the scriptures and not on some manmade doctrines and preferences. The bible is the sole arbiter in any discussions and it is that authority of the scriptures that has kept GODS house sane for centuries.

2-The Church of the Lord Jesus is a missions orientated church. Its mandate is to go not for people to come. I have spoken to many young pastors who came to see me because their ministries were not growing. Most of these ministries are premised on signs and wonders and not on the principle of making disciples according to Mark 16v15 and Matt 28v18-20. GOD never said to bring them in but to GO. If your ministry or church is not going you are going nowhere. It may grow from the popularity of a man but will die when that man goes elsewhere. Jesus never drew people to himself but to his purpose. If you are spending more money on appearances than you do on evangelism it’s your church not GODS house.

3-The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a Loving and united church. I saw it in the early 80’s the beginning of a movement which called other Christians Horonite’s if they were not members of that ministry. Today they are a byword and over 70% of that ministry gone. There was no love they were a movement that had no love and were brash about what they did. Jesus said to love one another. Today you see it in our big prophetic movements which believe they can just swallow up every other church whilst they hardly have any teaching structures and so all they produce are these staid stale people with no love for GOD or their fellowman but are simply church militia.

4-The church of the Lord Jesus is teaching Church. Preaching motivates people, Prophetic and healing ministry awes people but teaching grounds people. Part of the reason for the reason for the senseless Christless behavior of many Christians is the lack of biblical grounding. Too many people have been caught up in movements that have nothing to do with salvation. It’s like the evangelical pastors in the USA who are supporting Donald Trump. It doesn’t matter that he is not born again as long as he is wealthy to them it’s a sign he is blessed by GOD. This is what happens when our doctrine is bits and pieces borrowed from the bible for narrow minded purposes.

5-The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a social commentator. We now have prophets who have become part of the problem as they refuse to speak into the political atmosphere but will be loud when it comes to the benefits. Prophets were supposed to speak into the social space so that even if people reject the Lord it would not be because of something wrong we are doing but their own personal choices. The church is the conscience of the nation and society and it can’t afford to be part of the problem.

6-The church of the Lord Jesus is a model in society. People need to see and desire what we have and who we are. We were never meant to become a laughing stock and a pariah to society. Men of GOD were meant to be humble and wise, not arrogant and show offs. When we are blessed we are meant to carry the blessing with dignity. Today one can’t tell the difference between worldly musical celebrities and man of GOD hence we have celebrities now endorsing men of GOD instead of the other way round.

 

Servant Bothwell Phiri

YOU ARE SALT : Part 3

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: How does a poor man become salt? How does a man with no honour or respect get to the place where his saltiness can benefit others? That’s a mammoth task, but GOD has ordained that his people can be prosperous, but not be defined by prosperity. It is critical for our people to be wealthy and I’m amazed at poor preachers attacking the provisions of the covenant GOD gave to men from the beginning because of their religious upbringing. You are working right now not because you hate wealth, but would love to be wealthy.

Herewith why you need to be wealthy:


1-Wealth creates relationships.
Pro 19:4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
2Ch 17:5 Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance.


2-Wealth brings you before great man.
Pro 18:16 Aman’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Ecc 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
1Ki 10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very greatstore, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.


3-Wealth makes you touch lives.
Zec 1:17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
1Ki 10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very greatstore, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
2Ch 31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this greatstore

4-Wealth accomplishes great things.
2Ch 31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this greatstore.
Pro 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.


5-Wealth gives you influence.
Pro 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.


6-Wealth is GODS original plan for you.
Psa 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psa 122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
Psa 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
Pro 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.


7-Wealth enhances your testimony as GODS child.
2Ch 32:27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;
Pro 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.


SO FROM TODAY I pray for you where ever you are that you will never be misled by spiritually bankrupt and financially broke ministers who want to cut short your life to financial fortune, yours is to be a life of abundance in Jesus Name. If that is you let me hear you holla Yeah hallelujah!!!

Servant Bothwell Phiri

 

 

 

YOU ARE SALT : Part 2

 

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: Salt is very common and can be found almost everywhere hence its called table salt. The GAY issue has tried to be salt but will never be. Now gays try and desecrate the image of Jesus with various movies like jesus christ superstar and other movies out there. Its so bad that even the Republican party is caving in to the demands of a minority whilst they can’t guarantee the safety of African Americans or blacks in most european countries.

HEY you yes you are the salt of the world.
To be salt is to be needed. From today you shall be needed.
To be salt is to be flavour. I declare you are flavour.
To be salt is to be a preserver. From today you shall preserve life.
To be salt is to be medicine and you shall bring healing.


Everyone has the right to be whatever they want but don’t try and push it down my throat. I only preach the gospel I don’t force down anyone and so I don’t expect to have the gay issue be forced onto me. Now kids are taught that there are many forms of family. They can’t produce kids so they want to adopt from the lifestyle they hate. Its like black parents who hate whites wanting to adopt a white kid. Homosexuality according to the bible is sin and I’m not a fence sitter I believe the bible and that is the standard of my life.


Rom 1v24(CEV) So God let these people go their own way. They did what they wanted to do, and their filthy thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies.
V25(CEV) They gave up the truth about God for a lie, and they worshiped God’s creation instead of God, who will be praised forever. Amen.
V26(CEV) God let them follow their own evil desires. Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural.
V27(CEV) Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish deeds.

Sodom was destroyed because of homosexuality New Orleans because of the Mardi Gras which is a celebration of the same. DO NOT BE DECEIVED GOD IS NOT MOCKED FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWS THAT WILL HE ALSO REAP (Gal 5v6). Do I have any kingdom minded people out there who are willing to take a stand and not just like the article but say yes I’m here?

Servant Bothwell Phiri

YOU ARE SALT : Part 1

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Big egos and personal ministry building instead of Kingdom building has become the bane of our generation. You shall not allow your self to become that cheap. How do I become the solution instead of the problem?
1-Recognise that you are not the only person on earth. So don’t attack what other people do because that doesn’t make you better. If you know the answer you don’t communicate it by attacking others just tell them what the answer is.
2-Refuse to be part of a group but become part of the Kingdom. Salt doesn’t try to be sugar because it knows it has its own unique use. Only identify with a group if they are doing something good and not when they do wicked. Look at the different factions of political parties and how many have been left naked with no cover.
3-Never connect yourself to man of GOD who spends time telling you what is wrong with others or whose mindset is things other than Kingdom work. What you connect to you emulate, and what you emulate you become. So following a bitter person will also make you bitter.
4-Become so addicted to Jesus that other people’s errors become their personal collateral and not yours. I used to walk into worship services where people would be bored with the worship and I would be on cloud 9 because my worship was between me and GOD and no one else.


TO THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN HURT BY US PASTORS AND OTHER TITLES, if you stopped going to church you were not born again in the first place. If you are still carrying the hurt you need to find healing fast and if you are healed then it is so that you may help others. Forgive man of GOD they pretend to be infallible but they are just man I know that because I’m one. YOU ON THE OTHER HAND ARE SALT AND YOU MUST LET THAT SALT FLAVOUR THE WORLD, you are a one in a million and your place cant be filled by another. GOD values you and so must you. I declare that your life will never be the same after today `I decree that a new season of greatness is happening upon you right now, Power is on our side, GOD is on your side and you shall not fail.

Servant Bothwell Phiri

Restoration for manifestation: Jubilee Restoration Centre 15th -18th Dec

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Why sit here until we die!!!!!

2016 has come and it is about to go. Times haven’t been easy and for most of us we just barely made it. There is a growing anti church movement around the world and GOD it seems has a lot of work if we allow Him to take over and rule our lives. The real issue here is whether we are prepared to do that.

Whenever a man or woman has a challenge to deal with we always will either solve it by a resoluteness that won’t take no for an answer or we will find someone else to blame and no. 2 tends to be easier to do because it requires no intelligence not energy. Someone is responsible for our failures and someone is responsible for our poor prayer lives and someone is responsible for our bad decisions which landed us in debt etc etc. The lepers outside the gates of Samaria would have never appeared in the bible had they had the same attitude. They however asked themselves a question and said ‘WHY SIT WE HERE UNTIL WE DIE”. Remember they had every good reason, they had been banished from society because of leprosy, there was a famine and they were the worst affected, no one was allowed to have physical contact with them and lastly it appears those days it was an incurable disease like what is said about HIV Aids today.

The answer is older than the problem. The solution requires your involvement. Passivity has never magically landed anyone a solution whilst they sat on an ant hill daydreaming and i came today to declare to you that its time to stand up and declare Yes it may be tough, and Yes I have failed and Yes I’m not where I ought to be but thank GOD i am still alive and i will use every ounce of energy to become the very best that I can ever be. I DARE you to finish this year like a champion, I DARE you to make decisions that will shock even the very best of critics against you and your purpose. I double DARE you to look at your self and love yourself enough to say THIS IS TIME AND THIS IS MY SEASON AND NO devil in hell WILL STOP THIS MY SEASON IN JESUS NAME!!!!!!!

Make that declaration and get ready for the best ride of your life. In life its not how we begin its always how we end that matters. Get ready square off your shoulders stand up and shout it with all your might and be heard because you will no longer be a mouse to your challenges but today i declare you the Winner in Jesus name. Let every shirt and trousers, skirt and blouse that knows you, tree and lawn let every wall that has ever seen you and human being that is acquainted with you know this that this is your real voice as you shout “THIS IS TIME AND THIS IS MY SEASON AND NO devil in hell WILL STOP THIS MY SEASON IN JESUS NAME!!!!!!!”

Servant Bothwell Phiri

Restoration

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Manifestation for Restoration: Jubilee Restoration Centre 15th -18th Dec
Restoration:

“Whatever mankind lost, GOD ordained for its restoration! Whatever has been a loss to you there is a purpose in the heart of GOD for it to be restored back into our life”.

Joe 2:23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. Joe 2:24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. Joe 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. Joe 2:26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Restoration is never a chance thing neither is it a mistake. Restoration is an ordained thing that requires your co operation. Your government has ordained for you to have a passport but they wont deliver it to your house without you applying for it. I see you being restored and i see your sweetest testimony being told in this season. Last week we had a unique experience, My son in RSA Joshua and I both gave a prophecy in our respective assemblies of a person under witchcraft attack from a close relation. We both then declared that whoever it was the attack had gone back to the sender and that they would be hearing about the death soon. By Wednesday Josh sent me a testimony of a woman with details because the aunt then went mad was admitted into a mental institution and died on Wednesday asking for forgiveness and giving details of where they had taken the persons clothing for rituals. We don’t celebrate peoples demise but we also know that the bible says suffer not a witch to live. Your restoration might require some drastic things to happen and i came here to declare without fear and favor that THIS IS YOUR SEASON AND THIS IS YOUR TIME , GET READY GET READY GET READY. Your best testimony has not yet been given. This is the one that will cause your enemies to bow down and witches to confess their sins in Jesus Name. If that is you don’t like this but give your very best “Hallelujah” because you know it is done and you will not be denied.

-Servant Bothwell Phiri

 

 

The Making of a Disciple

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Why would you live a life which will make no difference to your existence? Whether you are alive or dead there is not difference. Jesus did not live such a life but committed to His mandate. His life made a difference and so should yours.

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  1. Jesus made disciples in a simple but unique way. You cannot make disciples when your message is about condemning people. You need to see people by the transcript that GOD has ordained for them in life.
  2. His discipleship program was based on relationship. Be interested in people’s lives. Don’t only talk to them when you want to go to church but be genuinely interested about them and their lives.
  3. He recognized that they are sacrifices that need to made, to become a disciple. Wealth is meant to change people’s lives you need to change your focus from a loss to investment mentality. Changing someone’s life is not a loss. He pursued discipleship as a passion.

Strategies used by Christ

  1. Jesus called the disciples to Himself. He went. He found them. He called them. Matt 4:17-19.
  2. He related to them and met their families. Matt 8:13-15.
  3. He became a part of their lives and met their needs. Luke 10:38-40.
  4. He shared their grief and joyful times. John 11:32-37.
  5. He devoted time to explain the scriptures and make disciples. John 4:25-36
  6. He loved genuinely. True friends are rare. John 11:34-36.
  7. He knew about the welfare of His disciples. John 6:64-71.
  8. He taught them what He knew and he prayed with them. Matt 6:5, Luke 11:1-2, 18:1.
  9. The disciples became His family. Matt 12:46-50.
  10. He was prepared to die for the disciples. John 3:16-18.