Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Think God, think big!

I have written in my office, 'Think God, think big!' How big is your God? My God has the greatest power in heaven, earth and the whole of creation. There is nothing He cannot do! For my God there is no miracle too big, no question too hard, nothing is impossible. The Bible says that the things which are impossible with man are possible for God.

It takes faith to possess all that God has given and act on it. Real faith does not come easily, it is a specific gift from God through the Holy Spirit and you can ask for it, as I do. First, you must come into an experience of receiving the Holy Spirit, then you can receive His gifts. In 1 Corinthians 12 there are nine gifts. One is speaking with other tongues, when you receive this, why not also ask for the gift of faith? If you will fight this spiritual battle, God will give a miracle - but choosing to have miracles is the hard way! Not many people have the faith to fight this battle and win. Spiritual warfare is not merely against the devil, it is also when you fight your own unbelief. My God answers prayer. If you are totally convinced, God CANNOT fail. But it takes a lot of faith to believe God to work miracles.

Listen to today's podcast: Believe Big! 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Don't let the fire go out!

I was so excited when I read in Leviticus 6:13 that when the priests lit the fire they were told it must never go out! I received the fire of God when I was 13 and it has never gone out! I've seen too many people who allow the fire to fade, but if the fire is from God, the command is that you must not let it go out! The Apostle Paul told his protegee Timothy: you must fan into flame the gift of God (2 Timothy 1:6). It's your responsibility. You can only keep the fire burning by putting more sacrifice on the altar. In Romans 12:1 Paul writes: 'I'm pleading with you' - he's using expressive language - I'm pleading on my knees, I'm fighting a battle with you, I want you, I need you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice!

And now, I will shock you! Paul goes on to say, 'The reason I'm talking to you like this is because that is just your NORMAL, REASONABLE Christian life! This isn't exploits, it's just what is DEMANDED of every Christian man and woman. What is 'reasonable service'? 'Reasonable service' is what the mechanic does to your car when it breaks down and you pay him to put it right, and only when it's right is it 'reasonable service'! Or you have somebody to clean, or paint, or build your house - but if what they do is only what they are paid for, they're not giving you anything. You pay for it, so it's 'reasonable service'. Christian!! Jesus, the Son of God, gave His whole life for you on the cross - and your reasonable service is to give Him your life!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Give God everything

People ask me why I am an evangelist when I say God never called me as an evangelist! When I was a boy of fifteen, I was with a group of young people on holiday, walking along Brighton beach. But God and the devil are NEVER on holiday - I was having the battle of my life! I had been preaching since I was thirteen, I had received the Baptism of Fire when I was still only thirteen, and the devil was saying, 'That's enough! Don't do any more, be normal like ordinary people!' - That's what everybody tells me even today! But God was saying, 'David, I want YOU! I want EVERYTHING! Your feet, your hands, your heart, your mouth, your mind, your money, your family, your time - EVERYTHING!' And I could get no peace until that night I said, "Lord, I give You EVERYTHING!" That is the fulfilment of Romans 12:1. It's the message for YOU! – Paul says to YOU, 'I PLEAD with you, give God EVERYTHING!'

Paul's using expressive language - 'I'm pleading on my knees, I'm fighting a battle with you, I want you, I need you to present your bodies as a LIVING SACRIFICE!' Christians, that's tremendous! God is saying to us through the Apostle Paul, 'I beseech you, I plead with you - present your bodies as a LIVING sacrifice!'