Good evening, everyone! We’ve come to the end of another day and I thought you could use a sermon snack. Here’s more from Andy Elms.
God made us a rock where people could encounter heaven. We can’t be selfish unless we don’t believe we have it. If we could see the staircase there would be no depression that could hold us and no way the devil could play with us. The building holds the local church. We can’t heal people with who we are, but with what’s behind the gate. If you want to release what’s behind the gate we must use the key of serving. That’s what Jesus did. He came to serve. He had a servant heart before every miracle he did. He was never too busy to pray for someone. Jesus opened the gate by serving. Every saint is a servant. We shouldn’t serve in the church but in the community. A man’s gift opens opportunities for him. What if we got past ministry in the building? Everyone of us should be an evangelist.
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;”
Ephesians 4:11-13 NKJV
The pastor equips you to do God’s business on the earth. We need to walk around and serve who we see. The church has its purpose, but we are to be mobile rocks. When you get a revelation of the staircase behind you, your perspective changes. Get up off your blessed assurance and serve someone. He who wants to be the boss, must be the greatest servant. We have to look past how we feel in order to see this. God won’t pass through the gate and leave it broken. We should see opportunities to serve as opportunities to release heaven. When we live as open gates righteousness, truth, and joy turn up.