July 23, 2023
GOD'S CALL TO WITNESS
.... And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, "Lord if you are willing, you can make me clean." And He stretched out His hand, and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately the leprosy left him.
In this situation, a man in need came to the Lord Jesus to ask for help- to ask for healing. Jesus said that He was willing and then reached out to touch the man.
Now according to Jewish law, no one was to touch a person who had leprosy. If they did, they, too, were to be considered unclean and to be put in quarantine. But Jesus showed just how interested He was in the man and his situation in that He touched the man and healed Him!
This sets an example for us in that we must not allow social limits or personal concerns to keep us from "touching" people for the Lord. We are to show these individuals, as Jesus did, how much God loves them. We must be willing to go against social mores in order to reach the lost for Christ Jesus When we become "comfortable" in the midst of sinners, then we can love them as Christ did!
You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.
Singing In The Spirit:
1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,
Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,
1 Tim. 2:8
Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:
1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14
Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:
John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,
Being “Slain In The Spirit”:
2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,
John 18:6, Acts 9:4
Flags and Banners:
Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,
Bishop Bill Hamon.
Founder of Christian International Ministries. A Prophet for over 60 years.
Apostle Leon Walters
Central Heartland Regional Director