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Jesus Name Austin? What are your plans?

OUR MISSION

The name “Jesus Name” was chosen for 2 reasons: 1)  because we want to focus on Jesus and 2) we want to represent Jesus. Too often other concerns, even good ones have eclipsed the worship and the representation of Jesus.  Lots of things are great. Service, maturity of character, and doctrine are great, interesting, often helpful. However, even those things, if they drown out the focus on praying, worshiping and following Jesus, become unhelpful or possibly even harmful and twisted.  “Jesus Name” makes us think of our authority in prayer. It makes us think of our ambassador ship for Christ. We represent people to God and God to people. We will start in the north Austin MSA. That is our mission; here are our plans.

Jesus Name prayer is full of faith; Jesus Name prayer is in authority; Jesus Name prayer is effective; Jesus name prayer will represent others to the Lord; Jesus name prayer is fun and joyful.

I have said, only half jokingly, that one day someone who is stoned is going to look up Jesus’ name in the phone book and get us. That guy or gal won’t be looking up the name of a denomination or church, but Jesus. I hope we can be ready and able to help on that day. Given the charge to go forth in Jesus’ Name, I pray we can represent Jesus well.

OUR PLANS – COME MEET WITH US

Until then, we need to prepare to represent Jesus by knowing more about  Him. To that end, we are going to study the Bible in our weekly meeting. For now, that is Sunday morning in Cedar Park.  We are studying some exclusive content from Kevin Zadai on Saturday evening 6:00-7:30. Yes, Zadai has a lot of content online, but this content is available only to approved Warrior House Churches. If you are interested in learning more about spiritual things, contact me for the place. We also hope to become in reality a House of Prayer. Robert Henderson’s definition of a House of Prayer is a group in covenant with God and with each other who can represent cultures to God, or in other words, pray effectively on larger matters than individual and family.  If you want to know more about that, please read Henderson’s books and join with us in his midweek services 7:00p CT Radiant Church, M-Th daily prayer 6:20a online or on GPEC.world app.)  We also join with Pastors Drs. Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda’s prayer meeting Friday evening 6:30pET online at ChavdaMinistries.org.

So, whether you want to join virtually or be part of the real community face to face Saturday and Sundays, please join us. (Sunday meetings will be in alignment with GPEC/Robert Henderson but that does not mean we will teach ONLY on the Courts of Heaven. See lots of books here. )

Being a true mature, serving Christian is like being a priest: you represent God to people and people to God. In other words, you put people in touch with God. That has always been my idea of what ministry should be.

CURRENT PLANS TO SERVE

Our plans are to engage in some one on one evangelism, again now with the theme of prayer. We will ask others if they wish us to pray for them, what they wish prayed for, and would they like us to do it on the spot. Then, if they are interested, they can be invited to the meetings or be given information on this website. So, there is no control, no pushiness, no “micro-aggression” — just service and a demonstration of love. Giving what we have. If you would like to join in that endeavor, please contact me.

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

In  the farther future, we hope to have a cross congregational, interdenominational H of P for leaders, but we are going to be sure our house is in order, and we are more strongly knowlegable about the prayer protocol for that. I mention this future hope in case you are very interested in politics or governmental matters, and are hoping for an opportunity like this. I have been looking for 15 years here, because some friends do this in another city. Alas. Apparently some strong spiritual resistance to this.  However, if this is your interest, then you need to be getting up to speed on the House of Prayer protocols that Jesus Name Austin is learning about. Get online and learn from Henderson/GPEC and contact us. Be sure you have the basics covered and are known to us.

Come out! Comment below or Email me at PastorSharon@JesusnNameAustin.org.

 

Lesson for this week: BASIC SALVATION/SOUL WINNING

We want to all know how to be saved and how to talk with others about how to be saved. This would be called basic soul winning.

Last week: Romans 3:23 All have sinned

Romans 6:23 wages of sin is death, but gift of of God is eternal life thru Jesus Christ

Let’s see how far we get:

Romans 5: 8&12

Romans 10: 8,9.10.13 — Use for Prayer

Romans 8:1 – no condemnation now

John 3: 16 ff God loved the world in this way

Acts 4:12 only Name by which we must be saved

Ephesians 2: 8,9,10 #1 how to be saved – NOT other stories about how to be saved like being a good person, going to church, doing some ritual some church says to do

For more information on soul winning, please see www.revival.com  https://www.revival.com/revapp/downloads/script_en.pdf

For another gospel summary, check out John Wesley’s Gospel in 4 Points.

Time to Pray, Seriously.

As I learn more about what is going on, I see it is not just mere stupidity. It is very serious. Deception. To enslave.
Please try to rouse yourself from sleep and start really praying. Pray what? Wheels off the chariots. Church arising, filled with Holy Spirit to the max. Pray for everyone around you, your family and everyone. Pray their eyes are opened. Pray they make Jesus their Lord and their Savior.
Then, I recommend you witness to them. Other kinds of teaching, until after being born again, might be fruitless. Listen to the leading of the Lord. Use your faith to get the gift of faith, to hear well, and for salvations.

Plans for Evangelism Postponed

Folks, I am eager to find ways to evangelize. Thought I had the best idea for Austin for the 4th. But alas, the parks are closed and Mayor Adler has asked us to stay home. So, postponing those plans.

Please do be praying about how you could help when it does become time.

We will meet 10:00 Sunday at Central Market, since we are few, unless we have some request for other time and place. Will also entertain requests for topics of study.

God Loves You and Laid Out a Supernatural Path: Saved, Baptized, Filled… gotta see it!

Our message was John 3:1 – 21.
You have GOT TO READ IT. Oh, sure you know it. Well, you know the story about Nicodemus going to Jesus at night and getting told he needs to be born again. And you remember Jn3:16 That God so loves the world….that He gave his only begotten Son. Did you ever put them together,even?

This is what I noticed. Big revelation. Jesus said you can not SEE the Kingdom of Heaven unless you are born from above. Then he says you can not ENTER the Kingdom unless you are born of the Water and of the Spirit. Most people just lump these all together. Really, if pressed, they would have to say they just don’t know all that Jesus meant here. Some say that Baptism is part of being born again. Most are really strong that baptism doesn’t substitute for being born again, becoming a new creation; so, for this reason are really frightened by anything that sounds like “baptismal regeneration” like a ritual is enough without reality. However, We all agree that you SHOULD BE BAPTIZED. Most everyone thinks that “water” here means baptism and not “washing of water by the Word.” So?

Context for metoday is that Rodney Howard Brown told a story about a guy who answered the altar call/gave his life to the Lord/was saved, and was going to church, but just couldn’t understand stuff. Just struggling to be a Christian. Then he got baptized and everything became clear to him like an almost immediate revelation. Baptism made a huge huge huge difference. We all agree that we should be baptized, out of obedience. It is a symbol that we are dead with Christ. So we like to dunk people. Better symbolism. Count yourselves dead to sin, dead with Christ, and alive with him in His resurrection. Awesome.

Then, can’t enter into the Kingdom unless you are born of the Spirit? Oh gosh, I could teach a whole semester on various versions of explanations of Holy Spirit and when Holy Spirit enters into the life of the believer. Of course, you can’t be saved without the conviction and convincing of Holy Spirit. But, on the other hand, not everyone has been empowered. Not everyone moves in supernatural gifts– which are CLEARLY taught in the New Testament. (And given that something like 10 million people today do, it is pretty hard imagine that they ceased. LOL.) Oh, then, what about Jesus blowing on his disciples and saying “receive the Holy Spirit” versus the Holy Spirit apparently blowing in on the Day of Pentecost? I think I can pretty well explain “in, with,and on” another time but that is not nearly as important as the point here in John 3. You can not ENTER into the Kingdom unless you have been born ***of the Spirit.***

So we can all agree we want to be born from above, born of the water and born of the Spirit, right? Of course, we want to see and enter the Kingdom of God? Of course. Right. Sure. Yes. Amen.

We are definitely going to agree on being born again, as a heart work, of turning your heart to the Lord, of believing that Jesus rose from the dead, of accepting Him as savior. We believe in our heart and make public confession. Romans 10. Yes.

Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 
Then, we all agree that we should be baptized. Good. Rom_6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Col_2:12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Great.
And then we all must agree that we should be being filled with the Holy Spirit. Act 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 

Eph_5:18  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

So, we all agree that Christian life, walking IN the Kingdom would be one of being filled with the Holy Spirit. (And being filled will mean, we will see many places, speaking the Word boldly, being empowered to witness, and moving in supernatural manifestations otherwise called “gifts of the Spirit.”) Fine.

Now, one of the objections to the classical Pentecostal teaching of a second definite work is that charism (or gifting of the Holy Spirit) is supposed to come in baptism. So, imagine an Anglican or a Presbyterian arguing that a baby gets everything he or she needs in baby baptism. No matter how well ensconced in ancient theology that idea may be, modern personal reflection just reels. (I don’t think you can come up with a single example of anything working that way. For instance, Augustine, John Wesley, and Johnathan Edwards all had salvation experiences, even though they believed in baby baptism.) Now, however, here is a new way of putting that together. Why can’t a newly saved (justified) believer, who gets baptized, come out speaking in tongues? LOL. Why not go for the gusto and get it all at once? Why wait until you are sanctified, ossified, or backslidden? ROFL! That is not the way I was taught, but from recently pastoral experience, looks like maybe a good goal. While I surely understand why the Pentecostals formulated things they way they did — and actually think they have the best formulation overall — why wait? Why not bet saved, baptized and filled to overflowing with Holy Spirit all at once? Sound good to me.

And surely, this would spur growth. This is what we want. This is our focus.

And by the way, many congratulations to J.C. who got baptized today! HalleluJah! We rejoice with you.

So it is all about getting showered with God’s love. No need to wait for each step. Let’s just receive it all. Maybe this will end up with a better result: more and quicker understanding. Less fooling around. Less offense over obviously true basic teachings. Like little child who has a tummy ache, and mommy says, “Honey, when you steal a bunch of green apples and eat them all at once, then your tummy will ache.” And Junior gets mad at mum. And says “You bad mommy.” And slams the door to his bedroom. Or, worse, teen, stuffs herself with …. some red dye sugary concoction full of chemicals and won’t eat food.” Then Dad says, “Daughter, you are showing signs of obesity and we are worried about diabetes for you.” Then youngster says, “Oh, you just don’t love me. I am running away from home.” Then she does. Only to meet worse fate. God wants good for you… just like good parents. Pastors often want a crowd and stable budget. Nevertheless, the Lord wants the best for you. That is why there is a laid out path. Not to mention it to the kids would be neglect.

Yes, of course,the youngsters have some duty to make decisions. Maybe the more we can get them showered in God’s love, having radical experience3d, then the more they will understand… and grow up quick.
(Just like you learn better if your tummy isn’t hurting or your brain is not foggy from too much red sugary chemically concoction? And if you realize you are in the best house in the country, you won’t want to run away?) Welcome to the family of God. Welcome to the Father of all. Welcome to our little group willing to read, hear, study, grow, and serve together.

*****Many congratulations to J.C. who got baptized today! HalleluJah! We rejoice with you. ****

We talked about Holy Spirit on Pentecost, but not so much the Baptism of the Holy Spirit because we have a different crowd than expected. But, please, do ask, if you are not already moving in supernatural gifts.

Sunday June 21 Plans

This Sunday we will meet in person at 9:30 at Central Market/Central Park 4001 North Lamar.
On outdoor picnic tables (assuming permitted) near the playground.
If those tables are not permitted, we will move toward the park and sit on the ground.
Feel free to buy some food before or after the meeting at Central Market (an HEB store).
At 9:30 look for us at the tables near the playground.

Plan will be the original plan. Meeting in regular fashion, break and if time Class like discussion, and dinner (this time purchased at nearby food place(s).

You all come.

Will talk about future plans.

PS Central Market will require masks starting on Monday, in order to comply with Mayor Adler’s …. dictate.

The Pentecost Project – Be in It

Here a good explanation of the project for us all after the empowerment of Pentecost:

Cities erupt and fires ignite as we enter Pentecost Sunday and God raises up Heavens FIRE WALL! Watch as Gods army receives new commissions and field promotions. (LIP SYNC is OFF! Make believe I’m a foreign film.)

Posted by Lance Wallnau on Saturday, May 30, 2020

“one accord” trumps “spirit of offence” ; fire of Holy Spirit versus igniting of hate and lawlessness

(btw) we did have a multi-ethnic meeting Sunday. And more to come.

Also:

Lance had a webinar Sunday, well advertised and with other speakers. Facebook blocked my share for one and then another reason. Apparently it was against their “community standards) (a term invented to show the limit against porn) because the title mentioned Christianity and the picture was of the flag.

Folks, we can’t depend upon Facebook and the like. We need to use this website. Even this website is withstanding attacks. Anyway, come here for announcements, and recos.

A New and More Biblical Prosperity Gospel — A Call to Commitment to Assignment

Studying Haggai. There we are in endtime prophecy. The Lord calls the church to repentance, because it has been building its own house and not his.
This is a new and clearly Biblical prosperity teaching. God would like to bless your house, but can’t if you aren’t building His.
There are a lot of people God has called to leadership. But there are leadership tests that need to be passed. Without a commitment to learn, it is pretty hard to be a Christian. Without commitment to work, you are not a leader. Without a commitment to pull together, you can’t be on a team of leaders.
And yes, sure, there are wounds of previous top leaders who didn’t deploy you, but there needs to be a commitment to healing, too. Come to the Lord.
It is a call to commitment, my friends.

Time to Listen!

Today we had a word out of Haggai Time for the church to repent. We followed the request of the President, passed on by Franklin Graham and others, a couple of weeks ago to repent on behalf of the nation — a nation that has passed as law of the land things that are hateful to God, that have always proven to be detrimental to society over the centuries, and have never been tradition in the US. Now, however, we are called to pray for repentance for the church. May the Lord grant repentance to the church. And our loved ones. Time to listen!

It is time for a fear of God. We pray that God grant it to us, to the church, and our nation.

For us, also, time to get stirred up, to open our eyes to the way God sees it. Time to build the Kingdom. And the House. God’s way.

For this, God promises blessings.

Also we got a good example of someone who heard from God to get supplies for his family. That is the way we ought be to: practiced in hearing from God. Let’s work on it. Failing that, good if we have had a history of listening to God and good teaching and being prepared. Failing that, listen now. Sort which teachers are good. And LISTEN!

This is the sequence: presence, power, glory, and shalom.