Mission, I June 1998.
A MESSAGE TO CHURCH LEADERSHIP IN FIRST NATIONS.
It has been a while ago that I wrote to you and I pray that this letter may find you in health and strong in battle. You are on the winning side serving our Lord Jesus Christ. We are now living in Mission where the home base of this ministry is, after living in the Old Masset reserve for 4 1/2 years.
God is not a respector of persons so we lived in a reserve, walking through circumstances you are walking through.
Through the trials and situations we experienced a message was created in my spirit for the Church in First Nations.
The truth foundations of the Word of God are missing in too many churches serving the First Nations people in Canada.
The church leadership in general has miserably failed because of its compromise on sin and on the Word of God.
” Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins”.
Isaiah 58: 1.
Firstly : God wants His Church in First Nations to be under the authority of the Holy Spirit and the (uncompromising) Word of God. You can not build a house unless you build on a proper foundation and the Bible teaches this clearly in 1 Cor. 3:11:
” for other foundation can no man lay than that is laid which is Jesus Christ”. Any other foundation then the Word of God is not a foundation and any other doctrines mixed with the Word of God are no foundations to build on.
When the foundations are not in order in the church, the church will fail as the foundation is build on sinking sand.
Not building on this foundation your labor will be in vain :
Ps.127:1: “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it”. As I speak and share this message God gave me, there may be times when we are misunderstood for the demons of hell fight this true foundation, which is Jesus Christ.
” A house divided against itself shall not stand ” Matthew 12:25. God gives us a choice to obey and listen to His Word, you will have to make that choice! I have been in too many places in First Nations where souls have gone to hell for eternity because church leadership compromised on the Word of God and its teachings. We can not come in Unity when we are not standing on God’s Word for we will not be able to be in the Unity of the Faith, Eph.4:13.
1 Cor 3:12
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;(KJV)
13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.(KJV)
The leadership in the House of God in First Nations will have to give an account to God for all their actions.
Psalms 133 :
1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!(KJV)
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;(KJV)
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.(KJV)
UNITY betweem the leaders in the churches in First Nations.
This is necesary in order to see GOD’S BLESSING come forth.
We can not expect to bind the demonic forces coming against First Nations and see the enemy loose his ground, if we are bound ourselves because of a lack of unity betweem one and another and that counts for all the truth believers.
We must learn to accept each others in the sight of God, He has called many servants to be a part of His Body and He is not a respecter of persons. I believe that many faithfull believers have arrived at a certain maturity level in their lives where they can build on this true foundation and be indeed in unity.
We must forget the past and not dwell on it, we do learn from the past but we must live today, forgiving each others and pressing forward in our calling in Christ.
Phi.3:14: “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”.
The church in First Nations must arise in the Holy Spirit and the Power of the Word of God as the Spirit leads us. The idea that God is going to do this only through you and your church is a product of the religious spirit.
He will make you perfect wanting nothing :
James 1:4: But let patience have her perfect work,that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
That means to only want the will of God for your life, not my will but His will be done.
I mention First Nations because all Nations shall stand before God and we are laborers in these nations.
We have not chosen ourselves : John 15:16: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
God has called this ministry to preach repentance and revival, win souls and build His church ..