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Training: In your Christian walk are you training to follow Him or are you content to stay in valley of existence and dull living? Are you doing whatever ‘fitness’ training you can so that you are able to climb. In same way a natural trainer has to physically train his body for climbing a mountain, so you must train your soul by having intimate time with Jesus on a regular basis. He is your leader. Your rope attached to Him will determine tour survival. Other important training aspects are: REGULAR attendance of prayer meetings, church etc. Prayer meetings are place where Jesus Himself trains you.
Cost: Yes this will cost. To follow Jesus will cost you sometimes family and friends. Comments may sound like this: “you are mad, your team leader expects to much of you, they want to control you, you do not need to be at church(training ground) so much. Etc etc. These are normally voiced by those who cannot see Jesus calling, or they themselves are stuck in valley and want all to stay with them their so that it will justify their mediocrity. It will take up your ‘personal time’ But voice of Jesus is still calling “COME!”
3. THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN At top of mountain view is awesome. You have won! The prize is worth it all.
Mark 3: 14 -15: “Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach and to have power to heal sickness and to cast out demons.”
At top following happens:
Jesus Himself appoints you to be WITH HIM – you have a personal new relationship closer than ever – closer than people in valley. You encounter Jesus in a life changing intimate way.
Jesus Himself appoints you to go do something WITH POWER! Not woesie Christianity, but a real supernatural demonstration of Jesus being with you. Matthew 17: 2-5: “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like sun, and His clothes became white as light.
……Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
…….behold a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of cloud saying: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”
At top of mountain you encounter glory of God Father and Jesus, Son, in all His might, power and splendour.
Jesus is calling…. Will you follow?
Pastor Hannes is the senior pastor for Eastcoast Christian Centre, a Church in Port Elizabeth. Feel free to redistribute this article, but please include this About section with an active link to our website.