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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.

 

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.

CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION

After some deliberation and prayer, it has been decided that we are going to switch to meeting at my house. This should take care of folks who need to not be in germ’s way and keep up appropriately private, etc. We had hoped to make this move in a few weeks anyway.

However, even though I do not live here alone and even though it is a safe neighborhood, I do not want to put the address on the internet. Please email me for the address. We meet at 9:30. Tommorrow we will have something like breakfast type refreshments. In future, we will attempt a potluck.

Oh, we have exciting times. I am very encouraged. Revival is upon us. HalleluJah.

Agenda: Did you know that Purim just happened? I think this is very prophetic in regard to current events. The President of the USA and Franklin Graham, and Pastor Mahesh Chavda have all asked us to join in the National Day of Prayer (of repentance on behalf of the nation and asking God’s mercy and help facing covid-19) and this we will do. We have not forgotten that we are in a series studying the Holy Spirit. So it will be a great morning.

Please make every effort to come. We are in the beginning days of this congregation and of a great move of God. You will want to say you were there. Indeed, you want to be here.

What We Would Like to Do

1. Love people – really. So, rather than programmatic stuff, I envision home groups where we do relationships.

2. Authentic worship. We have enough concerts, but we need some real praise and worship. It might take some courage; it might take some healing. Whatever it takes, let’s have it.

3. Discipleship/Personal Development/Spiritual Maturity — meaning really becoming the people we want to be to be good friends, good parents, and standup contributors in whatever walk of life we are in. Let it not be published in Gath that the shamans interviewed on podcasts look like they are ahead of the church here. Discipleship is not an Inquirers’ Class; it is not a Connect Group. It is living out your maximum, no-limits destiny in God that wants to deploy you in the most awesome ways. It is also death-to-(lower)self and alive in God, risen & seated with Him. it is actually doing stuff!

Reaching Out

I have observed  4 things:

  1. Most people need to feel love. Indeed, I think much of the younger generation has given up on it, they are so starved. Yet they are still interested in spiritual things.
  2. One hundred and fifty people a day (150) are coming into Austin and have been for years, yet churches are not being planted or growing at that same rate.
  3. Nascent leadership is not being nurtured or welcomed.
  4. In almost none of the churches is there any attempt to disciple anyone.

Yet, Jesus clearly said to disciple all people groups, to invite (KJV compel) people to come to dinner, that the five-fold ministry is for equipping people to do the work of the ministry, and that we should pray for the Lord to send harvesters.

So the Lord has given us a plan for addressing this matter. I am calling for nascent leaders and hurt leaders and turned away leaders to gather and  fix this in our town. It is time now for healing and relaunching.  We have a plan for multiplication. Let’s start with a matrix of love and discipleship. Praying earnestly for partners and sons&daughters — leaders to be launched and re-launched.