How Much is Enough?
Your Journey, Your Eternity
Recently I have been on a learning journey of sorts. Quite frankly it has put me into a continuous stream of tears. So much so that I actually have to take a break from the teaching because it’s too emotional. These are not necessarily tears of the same kind all the time either. In fact, sometimes they are tears of sorrow, and sometimes they are tears of happiness, and other times they are tears of utter regret.
These very well may be the same kind of tears we will need “wiped away” in Heaven.
I was led down this journey by arguably one of the most amazing Christians that has ever lived (and who is alive even today). I had no idea this person existed until a few days ago. A wonderful contributor to Tribulation-Now, Kenneth, told me about this fellow. His name … is Francis Chan.
The book that is making me cry my eyes out is entitled “Crazy Love”. I highly recommend you purchase the “audio” version for six dollars or so. It is FABULOUS.
And it will utterly change your reality forever.
How Much Do I Have to Do?
Arguably the single most complicated question we face as Christians is “How much is enough?” Do I need the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to make it into Heaven? I dont’ think so … but I really don’t know. Do I need to be Baptised in Water (submersion) to make it into Heaven? I don’t think so … but I really don’t know. Can you have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit without speaking in tongues? I am 99% sure you can based on other people’s testimonies, but at what point has someone FULLY received the Baptism. Could there be a such thing as “almost there”? I don’t know.
Maybe we shouldn’t be asking ourselves what the MINIMUM is that we have to do to make it into Heaven. Maybe we should RUN as fast as we can to the PRIZE and not look back.
Over and over again, I hear people wondering what combination is “good enough”. Wow.
Have we considered what might happen if we screw up on this decision? What if you believe with all your heart that you have “DONE ENOUGH” but you were WRONG?
Oh Jesus please forgive us.
Instead of asking ourselves “how much is required”, maybe we should ask ourselves …
To Speak or Not to Speak
When it comes to the question of “tongues”, all I can tell you is that this particular point is THE single greatest area of confusion I know amongst spirit filled Christians. I *used* to believe that “speaking in tongues” was a *required* sign, but I know from tons of testimony that it is in fact probably not a required sign.
AND I would NOT waste any time trying to retrain your “old dogs” at the “Bible fellowship” on this point. Just keep quiet and let them believe what they want to believe. I have been doing this FAR too long and you WON’T win this discussion. If they are the type to believe that you MUST have the Gift of Tongues as a sign of receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit then let them believe it … that’s fine.
But WHY wouldn’t you GO FOR IT??
PLEASE .. In Jesus Name … download and listen to this two part teaching
The Holy Spirit by Andrew Wommack
I guarantee you, with all my heart, that Andrew Wommack is 110% correct.
Both of my sisters experienced receiving tongues JUST LIKE HE DID
…. BOTH OF THEM
RUN FOR THE PRIZE!
Here is something God impressed upon my heart. I hope I understood it correctly.
We are “seeking” the Kingdom. God sees inside our hearts. It is a forward progress and ATTITUDE thing. It is a process.
IF you love Jesus you will do what Jesus said to do. But these things do not happen overnight. So there is a Sanctification process. Similarly building Holiness and Righteousness takes time too. This investment on our part requires a dedication in all areas of becoming Christ-Like.
NOW … if you are seeking a REWARD … say the reward is a New Car … and you know that you probably need to have 6 things accomplished to receive that reward, but you are not sure … what do you do?
Instead of looking for a way to NOT have to “pursue” something of Jesus Christ
INSTEAD …. SEEK IT NO MATTER WHAT
This is far to important a reward to take any chances.
GO GET THE REWARD
Let nothing, no man, no man’s opinion, get in your way.
THIS IS BETWEEN YOU AND GOD
THIS IS BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR KING
YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE