The last several weeks have been life changing in the School of Discipleship. God has been speaking about truth and how it changes us. God spoke a word during one of our meetings about our calling and purpose. I know many consider making disciples and knowing God as our main purposes. But God sometimes wants to break it down into a basic level of how to live and accomplish His purposes. We were studying Ephesians and reading the verses in chapter 4:1-2. “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,” During our discussion the presence and glory of God descended in the room. We just all worshipped and enjoyed God’s visitation. However, later I was praying and asking God about what He was saying and doing by visiting us like that? The Lord told me the foundation of His church is to walk in love; the word there in the above verse is agape. This word often used in the New Testament for love is agape. It is a powerful word that is defined as: the predetermined mental decision to put the needs of another above your own. Paul is praying for this in Ephesians 3:17, when he says, “that you being rooted and grounded in love.” So I have been preaching about this choice that Christians should make and how we are called to walk in this type of love.
Many in the School of Discipleship have recently had life changing experiences as they repented of holding back love and making a commitment to not protect themselves but to walk in this Agape love. It has powerfully changed lives almost over night. One such person was so touched she started going to people she had problems with and restoring those relationships. She then experienced healing and release in her own spiritual condition and started experiencing revelation from God she had not known before. This has now manifested in her life in physical healing as well.
It has been over a month since this started and we are experiencing a new rise in answered prayer. I believe that God has shown us that when we walk worthy of our calling (Ephesians 4:1-2) we experience a new level of authority in our prayers. We have seen people reconnect, join the church, get saved and be set free from bondages. It almost feels like revival is breaking out. The key though has been making the commitment to walk in Agape love. We rejoice at this word from God on love and if anyone would like to hear the message please send me a note in the return envelope and ask for the message on Agape Love.
Thank You for your prayers and support
Dr. Stephen L Gray A