Revival causes people & churches to be Christ-enthralled

The world needs Christ-enthralled people. Be one.

Let churches be filled with Jesus-thrilled people! Instead of stuffing God’s Spirit, let’s do Spirit-led stuff! If Jesus is the Head of a church, let Him literally run it! If not, quit pretending that He is!

To be ever enthralled by the living Jesus is to experience perpetual peace, joy, and love. If you ever think you have enough of Jesus in your life, you don’t! He always has more of His presence and power to give you. The more I follow Jesus the more I want more of His presence and power in my life.

Here’s Jesus! He’s everywhere and always the same. The emptiness you feel is hunger for a closer relationship with Him.

Heart-connection with the risen Jesus can’t be staged from a church pulpit or platform. A humanly choreographed program can inform people about Jesus, but it’s a poor substitute for actual demonstrations of His presence. Biblical Christianity is an ongoing intimate personal relationship with the risen Jesus, not a study or a lecture about Him.

Most every church has a few people who are intently aware of Jesus’ presence, but they’re usually kept off of the Sunday program. Perhaps the people who are most aware of and yielded to the presence of Jesus are the ones who need to speak in churches; not the ones who have studied the most theology.

Preachers, if you ask, “Who this morning is excited about Jesus?” and then say, “Please come to the mic ad tell us why,” God will show up! Stubbornly sticking with one-man control of a church service drastically limits what the living Jesus is allowed to do.

If the person in the pulpit isn’t visibly thrilled about Jesus, the congregation won’t be either. I’ve never seen anything in the Bible to convince me that a person in a pulpit should control a Christian gathering.

The desperate times today call for a Christianity that’s led by the living Jesus. Human-led churches aren’t up to the task! For example: the false, modern definition of healthy sexuality is: “Anything anybody wants to do with anybody they can manipulate to do it with them.”

Jesus facinates me,
Holds all my attention
And keeps me
Immersed in His presence.
My heart is
Tangled up
With Him
And ever awed
By my awareness
Of His reality.

Come hear Jesus,
Here, there, and
Keep your ear
In gear
To clearly hear
And obey
The here Jesus.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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