Conflict Resolution in the Church: What I learnt from Noah’s Ark.

You remember NOAH’s ark? Do you realise in that ark were all kinds of animals- Carnivorous and Herbivorous, Lions and lambs, snakes and rats, crocodile and tilapia, birds and insects, the list goes on yet these animals stayed together without biting/back-biting each other until the flood stopped.
In the church today, you see two Christians who are not talking to each other. Two pastors who are enemies. Church leaders in a cold war. Choir members back-biting each other. And I just feel we must learn from Noah’s Ark…How could those animals of different species stay peacefully without any record of casualties until the flood stopped?
One thing came to my spirit: *They learnt how NOT to cross boundaries.* The lamb knew that the nature of the Lion makes him devour fellow animals when he is hungry so I believe that the lamb drew boundaries with the Lion.

I have said it several times, the church is a ‘Rehab Centre’. There is no Normal person in the church, we are just a bunch of imperfect people redeemed by Grace and crafted to the church for rehabilitation and perfection.
So its an error to expect any of us to be everything sweet and nice. Understand that we all got issues and try to know when not to cross boundaries.
If Noah’s ark can house all the saved creatures on earth in Noah’s time, I believe the church is anointed enough to house all the saved imperfect people until Rapture.

The church is ONE…Let Brotherly love continue!
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THE REVIVAL FIRE

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Hello dear friends of Charles Awuzie Ministries, this article came from a beloved friend and a great revivalist, Brother Dan. It blessed my life and I am bringing it to you in hope that it will stir up the fire of revival in you.

Three weeks ago, we laid Steve Hill’s earthly tent to rest. It is fitting that his burial plot is near David Wilkerson and Leonard Ravenhill. These three men ran so closely together and were used so mightily in the past century. All three finished well!

Steve was privileged to be part of two incredible moves of God in Argentina and Pensacola, but he always contended that the greatest move of God yet was before us, not behind us. Now his leg of the race is over. He has joined that crowd of witnesses and will see the next revival from heaven’s vantage point.

This next leg of the race is ours. As I run, I am more stirred for revival now more than ever. I am believing for one more great outpouring of His Spirit in these last days. I trust I’m not alone.

Some might say, “We don’t need revival,” or, “God will not bless America with another move of God while we continue our slide further and further away from Him.” (Trust me, I get the emails.) Friend, this is precisely why we need revival!

Revival is not God’s award for our righteousness. It’s His answer for our unrighteousness!

I understand there are a lot of different thoughts on revival. Like so many words we use in Christianity, revival carries different definitions for different people. Some see it as a series of special meetings in a church. Others think it is an emotional outbreak devoid of true spirituality. Some have messaged me to inform me that the word revival is not in the Bible or that we shouldn’t seek it but rather seek God. We use the same word but mean different things.

For me, revival means something special. Before revival touched my life, I was a backslidden, lukewarm, apathetic, complacent sinner who was quite comfortable going to church for my religious experience on Sunday while I did as I pleased starting Monday. After graduating from high school in 1994, I made up my mind: I was done with church and through with God. I was on my way out of the church, just as the Spirit of the Lord was coming into the church.

In March of 1996, I stopped running from God and ran to Him. I walked down to the altar of a church and finally surrendered. It was my Damascus Road experience. God finally got my attention. He spoke, I listened, and I’ve never been the same since!

For the past 18 years, I’ve devoted my life to preaching the gospel—that’s revival!

Let me define it further.

Revival Is Rebirth

The surest sign that revival is in your midst is the salvation of lost souls. It was revival when 3,000 were saved on the Day of Pentecost. It was revival when hundreds of thousands were saved during the First and Second Great Awakenings. It was revival when 150,000 walked down the aisles of Brownsville Assembly.

Any time lost sons and daughters call on the name of the Lord and are reborn, that’s revival!

Revival Is a Return

When wayward saints begin to abandon their religious ways and return to true relationship with the Lord, that’s revival!

Religion has always been man’s attempt to come close to God, but revival is God coming close to man.

Many have experienced the joy of salvation that comes with rebirth. Unfortunately, over time many allow that joy to fade. Often what begins in the spirit ends in the flesh. We don’t pray like we used to. We don’t share our faith like we used to. We don’t grieve over sin like we used to. We start to lean upon ourselves and no longer lean upon our Savior.

Thankfully, the Lord keeps the doors open for those trapped in the prison of religion to step out and return to Him.

Revival Is Repentance

Without repentance, there can be no revival. Today many attempt to cheapen and redefine the meaning of repentance. They contend it has no place in the life of the believer except to simply change one’s mind.

Friend, Jesus began His ministry with one message: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” In His last address to the seven churches in Revelation, seven times He says, “Repent!” Let us not minor on something Jesus majored on!

After commending the church at Ephesus for all the good things they were doing, Jesus rebukes them by saying, “I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first” (Rev. 2:4-5, NIV).

He didn’t say, “I need you to change your mind about your ways.” He said, “I want you to change your ways! Come back to Me. Fall in love with Me once again.”

I assure you that revival entered the church at Ephesus the moment they heard His words and repented of their ways.

If you are away from God or have sin in your life, I urge you to take heed of these grace-filled words. Repent! Turn away from your sin, and turn toward your Savior. When you do, that’s revival!

Revival Is Refreshing

I’m writing this while I’m looking out the window at the fresh blossoms on the trees in my front yard. Spring is in the air. It’s a welcome and refreshing sight after a long, cold winter. Everyone in my neighborhood seems to be happier now than they were a few weeks ago. Why? New life is refreshing.

Peter called out to a crowd of onlookers in Acts 3:19, “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

When we find ourselves stuck in the sickness of our sins or robbed of life from our religious ways, we can turn back to God and take a drink from the fount that never runs out. That’s revival!

Like spring, refreshing comes with excitement and exuberance. Yes, people get emotional. I, for one, do not know how one can be inwardly refreshed without it being outwardly expressed. I welcome it in the church. After all, we are God’s chosen, not His frozen!

Revival Is Restoration

When families and relationships are restored, that’s revival. When your identity in Christ is restored, that’s revival. When things that have been lost or stolen are restored, that’s revival.

Jesus said that He came to seek and save that which was lost. He wasn’t just speaking about saving you from the fires of hell, but to the restoration as sons and daughters of God. For Jesus, the focus is not on where I come from but on where I’m going. He pulled you from the fire to set you on fire!

Revival Is Reformation

True revival cannot be contained. Revival fills up the saints and spills out into the streets. It finds sinners in the highways and byways. It affects the atmosphere of communities and cultures. True revival brings reformation. That’s revival!

A series of meetings in your church will do little to transform your city. But let the fires of true revival enter into your church house, and it won’t be long before it touches every house. Revival may start within an individual or church, but like a spark to a dry field, that fire cannot be contained; otherwise, it will not be sustained.

God’s purpose for revival is the forgiveness of our sins and the healing of our land. Currently our sins are plenty, and they stand before us. Our land is sick and in need of healing. The answer is not going to be found in a person or a place but in a position.

God gave His people a pattern for finding that position in 2 Chronicles 7:14. He said, “Humble yourself, pray, seek My face, and repent of your own wicked ways.”

I’ve experienced revival in my life, and I’m ready to experience it once again in our nation. I’m on my knees, and now you know what I’m praying for.

Daniel K. Norris is an evangelist who worked alongside Steve Hill bringing the message of revival and repentance to the nations. Together, they co-hosted a broadcast called From the Frontlines. Norris also hosts the Collision Youth Conference that is broadcast all over the world.

Strictly for ministers in the 5-fold…Invasion of truth!

Don’t read this truth if you’re not one of us…

Invasion of Truth…
(strictly for ministers in the 5-fold)

Can I have your attention sir/ma:
I am afraid of what I am about Sharing right now…Listen…The market we call ‘my church’ is about folding up…This market has been selling on the platform of lies…But I see an invasion of truth…Very soon, the flock will get so accustomed with our gimmicks, packages and fund raising rhemas(revelations) that each time you go that direction, they will simply walk away from the hall…Very soon, the people we pay to act like blind, lame, deaf/dumb people in crusades will get born again…the spirit of God will convict them and they’ll repent and start exposing their ex-employers with facts and evidences…Not too far from now, the fear of God will sweep through the pulpits like a mighty wind and the pastors you once did those secret stuffs with will repent again and then you’ll be in trouble cos they have your datae…The only platform that will sell will be truth…When you need money for a project, for the sheer fear of God, say it…Don’t use prophecy to extort money from unsuspecting worshipers…If you need a ticket back home, be humble enough to tell the church that you can’t pay your way back home…ask them to help you and they’ll help you…Let’s do it like Apostle Paul would do it…Paul would tell the churches in Ephesus, Galatia, Colosia to remember to send help to him on the mission field…He never used ‘thus says the Lord’ to take their money…that would have been spiritual theft…*You have not cos you don’t ask*…Let’s get real…May God capture His church again before rapture…I pray!

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…Shame on Lucifer…Our faith is established…

Shame on lucifer..(sol)

First, he tried to make every miracle seem fake? When he couldn’t stop the move of the miraculous, he then introduced the counterfeit thus distracting many from the original…

Then he attacked the prophetic…suggesting to the world that genuine prophets don’t exist…so many believed in his lies…as if he is unsatisfied with the confusion he infused, he anointed an army of ‘his own prophets’ to counterfeit the original…Alas, little did he know that the spirit of Christ in us is the spirit of prophecy…Christ has long settled the issue of the prophetic when he made us Prophets to ourselves…we are not a bunch of confused fellows looking for prophets in the shrines…No! We got the spirit of prophecy in us…when the storms arise, We prophesy!

We are not tossed about in the confusion of who and what to believe…Our focus isn’t on man…We are looking upto Jesus-The author and finisher of our faith…Lucifer can advertise the fall of many more men yet our faith shall not be shaken…Let him suggest his lies yet we Know whom we have believed…
As far as Jesus remains who He is, our faith and believe are indestructible…

We are unrepentant Christians! (sol)

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the other side of the coin…the other part of Christianity you were shielded from…

The Christianity nobody wanna preach…Don’t read if your heart can’t carry this truth…

“And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bounds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.”(HEBREWS 11: 36-38,KJV)

This is how Christianity was established…it was established on pains, persecutions, afflictions, temptations…Paul went ahead to pen thus…”Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution”(2nd Timothy 3:12, KJV)

…Beloved, this is the other side of our faith that was hidden from us…no wonder when divorce, pains, scandals, hardship, blackmails etc came hard on us, we felt we have been forsaken by God.

…In fact, its so bad that any minister of the gospel who has no car yet is seen as not anointed…Away with this generation and her ‘bread and butter’ Christianity…The kingdom of God is not in meat and bread…If you’re in, then get ready to take up your own cross…Surely, there’re pains, there’re tears, and there’re persecutions but ‘none of these can be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us'(Romans 8:18)

…How much you suffer for the SAKE of this Kingdom determines the STAKEs that this Kingdom offers you…Only men with this understanding will launch into the villages again for crazy evangelism…Step Up! (from a broken spirit)

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GOD knows who is HIS.

Maranatha!

Apology Letter

***NOT TO BE READ BY ANYBODY OUTSIDE THE BODY OF CHRIST, STRICTLY FOR THE CHURCH***

ON BEHALF OF OUR PASTORS, OUR CHOIR LEADERS, OUR CHURCH LEADERS AND EVERY CHRISTIAN IN THE WORLD, I SAY SORRY TO THIS GENERATION..WE HAVE FAILED YOU…I SAY SORRY FOR THE PAINS YOU FELT THAT TIME YOU RAN TO US FOR HELP AND WE MADE MERCHANDISE OF YOUR DESPERATION…ASKING YOU TO SOW A SEED EVEN WHEN YOU HAD NOTHING TO EAT AT HOME…OH, HOW I FEEL THE SHOCK YOU HAD THE FIRST TIME THAT PASTOR ASKED YOU TO GO TO BED WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE YOU VISITED HIM FOR PRAYERS…YOU ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS WIFE AND HE TOLD YOU ‘NEVER MIND’…YOU WERE DISAPPOINTED AT NOT JUST HIM BUT AT EVERY OTHER MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL OUT THERE…YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE ALL THE SAME…WE’RE SORRY…I SAY SORRY FOR ALL THOSE FALSE ‘THUS SAYS THE LORD’ WHICH WERE TARGETED AT YOUR PURSE…IMAGINE A SISTER WHO FEELS AN HUNGER TO SERVE GOD, DECIDES TO JOIN THE CHOIR AND ENDS UP ABORTING SEVERAL TIMES FOR THE CHOIR MASTER…IMAGINE A GAY WHO COMES TO CHURCH TO RECEIVE CHRIST ONLY TO LEARN THAT HIS PASTOR SEES NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS PREDICAMENT…AFTER ALL, HE’S ONE…YESTERDAY, A BROTHER ASKED ME IN TEARS, ‘CHARLES, ISN’T THE CHURCH HURTING MORE PEOPLE THAN THEY’RE HEALING? COULD GOD NOT BE EXPECTING US TO HUMBLE OURSELVES AND REPENT TO THIS GENERATION FOR ALL THOSE DECEITS, FALSE ‘THUS SAYS THE LORD’, EXTORTION, AND DISAPPOINTMENT?…FR IEND, IF YOU’VE BEEN HURT IN THE CHURCH, PLEASE ACCEPT THIS MESSAGE AND FORGIVE US…DON’T LET THE WEAKNESS OF A MAN DENY YOU THE STRENGTH IN CHRIST…FORGIVE YOUR PASTOR, FORGIVE YOUR YOUTH LEADER, FORGIVE YOUR MEMBERS, FORGIVE YOURSELF…LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE…LET REVIVAL COME…FOR WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF TIMES…NO TIME TO COUNT WRONGS.

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Apology Letter

***NOT TO BE READ BY ANYBODY OUTSIDE THE BODY OF CHRIST, STRICTLY FOR THE CHURCH***

ON BEHALF OF OUR PASTORS, OUR CHOIR LEADERS, OUR CHURCH LEADERS AND EVERY CHRISTIAN IN THE WORLD, I SAY SORRY TO THIS GENERATION..WE HAVE FAILED YOU…I SAY SORRY FOR THE PAINS YOU FELT THAT TIME YOU RAN TO US FOR HELP AND WE MADE MERCHANDISE OF YOUR DESPERATION…ASKING YOU TO SOW A SEED EVEN WHEN YOU HAD NOTHING TO EAT AT HOME…OH, HOW I FEEL THE SHOCK YOU HAD THE FIRST TIME THAT PASTOR ASKED YOU TO GO TO BED WITH HIM JUST BECAUSE YOU VISITED HIM FOR PRAYERS…YOU ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS WIFE AND HE TOLD YOU ‘NEVER MIND’…YOU WERE DISAPPOINTED AT NOT JUST HIM BUT AT EVERY OTHER MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL OUT THERE…YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE ALL THE SAME…WE’RE SORRY…I SAY SORRY FOR ALL THOSE FALSE ‘THUS SAYS THE LORD’ WHICH WERE TARGETED AT YOUR PURSE…IMAGINE A SISTER WHO FEELS AN HUNGER TO SERVE GOD, DECIDES TO JOIN THE CHOIR AND ENDS UP ABORTING SEVERAL TIMES FOR THE CHOIR MASTER…IMAGINE A GAY WHO COMES TO CHURCH TO RECEIVE CHRIST ONLY TO LEARN THAT HIS PASTOR SEES NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS PREDICAMENT…AFTER ALL, HE’S ONE…YESTERDAY, A BROTHER ASKED ME IN TEARS, ‘CHARLES, ISN’T THE CHURCH HURTING MORE PEOPLE THAN THEY’RE HEALING? COULD GOD NOT BE EXPECTING US TO HUMBLE OURSELVES AND REPENT TO THIS GENERATION FOR ALL THOSE DECEITS, FALSE ‘THUS SAYS THE LORD’, EXTORTION, AND DISAPPOINTMENT?…FR IEND, IF YOU’VE BEEN HURT IN THE CHURCH, PLEASE ACCEPT THIS MESSAGE AND FORGIVE US…DON’T LET THE WEAKNESS OF A MAN DENY YOU THE STRENGTH IN CHRIST…FORGIVE YOUR PASTOR, FORGIVE YOUR YOUTH LEADER, FORGIVE YOUR MEMBERS, FORGIVE YOURSELF…LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE…LET REVIVAL COME…FOR WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF TIMES…NO TIME TO COUNT WRONGS.

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