Due to the nature of the task, the specially selected group of employees were offered similar options, privileges and opportunities on arrival at the corporate office.
Their mission was to travel 500 thousand miles across the globe, spanning different time zones, seasons, cultures and landscapes to deliver a message of the utmost significance.
The corporate office had proactively outfitted each private jet with everything the participants would possibly need for the journey, including a personal concierge, cooks, servers and two top rated pilots.
All participants were expected to finish the task within a certain timeframe and had the freedom of choice to either accept the corporate package or propose a superior plan.
The first group of employees adamantly rejected the corporate offer thinking it was a trap.
“It sounds too good to be true” they argued.
“Do you really think that all these things will be given to us for free? They used to do that in the past as we read in the history of the company, but it cannot be possible today. We believe that the company can do these things only theoretically, but not in real life. It is just on paper.”
Following this trend of thought, they resorted to embarking on the journey using their bicycles!
Repeated efforts at dissuading them from pursuing this course of action proved desperately futile.
“At least, we know how the bicycle works… we can be in control and this is just the way we have always done it”
Conversely, the second group of employees received the corporate package with all the perks and proceeded towards the fulfillment of their mission in grand style. They discovered that everything turned out exactly as promised. It was not a lie, not a scam and they did not have to pay a dime for it.
- Who do you think will feel the extreme heat of the desert more?
- Who do you think will be blasted more by the extreme cold and wind of the Antarctic?
- Who will soak more in the relentless rains of the tropics?
- Who will be more exposed to the attacks of the wild animals in the African jungle?
- Who will have to carry their bicycles and walk across the forests, and climb the mountains when the roads become treacherous?
- Who will be the one grumbling all the way as if they were being punished and as if they were not given the opportunity for a better experience?
- Who has a greater tendency to fail woefully and possibly drop out with a bunch of nice-sounding excuses?
Yeah. We all know who it is: THE BICYCLE TEAM.
The contrary applies to the JET TEAM.
Let’s come to the nub of the matter; what is your team? Are you in Team Bicycle or Team Jet?
The Bible says
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
The power referred to in these passages is the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the Jet that has been provided for free by our Big Boss (Lord Jesus Christ) from the corporate office (Heaven).
He knew that even the disciples, who knew Him personally and had operated with Him for over three years, would never be able to do His work effectively by their own strength (riding a bicycle) and commanded them to wait for the baptism of the Holy Ghost before going out. They waited in prayers and He did exactly what He had promised. Baptized them with the Holy Ghost and Fire.
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Even Jesus Christ our Lord Himself needed the Holy Spirit in order to fulfill His earthly mission. He revealed the secret of His power to do God’s work when He said
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor. He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised
No. Water baptism is not synonymous to the Holy Ghost baptism. John confided;
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear. He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.
The first instance of the baptism of fire is the one recorded in Acts chapter two quoted above. It is a different and separate experience from water baptism.
It is the Holy Spirit that brings supernatural power, ability and gifts to help us with the fulfillment of the great commission as recorded in 1 Corinthians.
Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
The Holy Spirit also brings the fruits of the Spirit. See? We do not work them up, we do not fabricate them, and we not create them. They are given.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
I would like to reassure you with the utmost confidence that these things are real and true. They are not just historical facts recorded in the Bible for our causal or prayerful perusal, but actual promises that can be fulfilled and manifested in your own life as a Christian. You can have it all if you can only believe and ask.
I became a born again Christian and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit about 25 years ago with the evidence of speaking in tongues just like it happened with the apostles of old.
Since then, I have been casting out devils, praying for and healing the sick, destroying satanic strongholds, preaching the Gospel and getting so many people saved, blessed, delivered and baptized in the Holy Spirit. All through the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I have also been able to live a pure and sanctified life full of the fruit of the Spirit as every Christian should and as our Lord commanded (even though I messed up a few time along the way when I got off the jet and took the bicycle). It is impossible to live a sinless life without the power of the Holy Spirit burning hot and bright inside.
What I am saying essentially is that it is true. The jet is available and you have no reason to struggle with your Christian life with very little to show for all your hard work. With very little power to demonstrate after all the preachings, singings and shouting. Folk are hurting and need the authentic power from God to heal their cancers, fix their kidneys, break the yoke of addiction and satanic bondage.
It becomes way easier when we depend on, and flow in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Please dump that bicycle with all the excuses and get into the jet.
It is your time to walk in power.
You can receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost and Fire today.
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