Dear friends, I would like to share with you something happening in the gold coast. I’m really blessed by it and have learnt alot through it. I hope this will stir you and make you think more. THis is not to puff up bradley or anything like that, but its to boast of the freedom you and I have in Christ Jesus! There is better way i believe my friends. 🙂
Please pray about it the Holy Spirit will give you understanding.
Recently through a divine appointment we met this really strong christian lady full of HOly Spirit and Joy on the Gold Coast.
She was unhappy about religion and traditions of man in the church, chruch politics and saw that the church was doing nothing to reach out to people but was asking people for money. The church was controlling, and she waited and waited to do something for God.
So after a while, she decided she’s going to get back reaching out to the backslidden and newly christians in her home, having prayer nights and bible studies and meals, doing free lunches bbqs on the beach to people on the beach and reaching out to the needy.
Then one night we were in her home and she was asking bradley, who’s starting a kingdom culture “church” in the gold coast.
Bradley said something like this to her,
“We are not here to start a new church. we are here to establish a kingdom culture.”
With regards to the Lady starting bible study in her home and reaching out to the lost, Brad said something along these lines,
“You run with your thing. We are not going to touch it. YOu just run wild and do what God has put on your heart. If you invite us to come on friday nights, we’ll come. We’ll sit there and listen and be part of it. If you want us to share, we’ll share. But at the end of the day, it’s you thing; we won’t touch it. You don’t even have to come to us for permission and ask, “hey i’m going to be doing this on friday night, what do you think?”
No, you just go and run with it. All we want is your testimonies. Share with us your testimonies, and share it on sunday. You go and do whatever God has put onyour heart, and bring the people on sunday and I’ll do my part which is to preach the Word. My part is to be a convering, prayerfor you.
Our church back in dubai, Well of LIfe, was like this. A chinese lady was runnign bible studies, we didin’t touch her thing, some of the people in the group came to our church and some of the people didn’t. It didnt’ matter.
God is saying, “Let My people go so that they may worship Me alone!!”
THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE BOOK OF ACTS!!
Friends, I ‘m so blessed by this. There are churches all over the world who operate organic life Holy Spirit lead ways like this.
Let the people of God go free so that they may serve God alone!!
Let’s trust God and let the people of God run wild!!!
Honestly i’ve learnt so much. I have even been a deacon before for a few months back a few years ago, but i never understood back then.
Leaders are “examplers” rather than “dictators”.
The only example I could think of that the Scriptures give controlling type leadership is the Pharisees. Matthew 23.
This doesn’t mean that brad won’t be ordaining leaders such as deacons and elders. He’s not against leadership if you know what I mean.
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I feel free, Brad is not above me, it’s not hierachical. We submit to one another out of reverence for Christ!!!
love and bless ya!!!