“I do not consecrate myself to be a missionary or a preacher. I consecrate myself to God to do His will where I am, be it in school, office, or kitchen, or wherever He may, in His wisdom, send me.” - Watchman Nee
I really appreciated this powerful message. One thing that really stood out to me was something Josef mentioned toward the end of his message about taking 100 Christians and putting them in a situation of brutal persecution and that 90 will come out strong. Put those same 100 in luxary and pleasures and 90 will fall. And how he mentioned that the Christians in persecuted countries realize that they need to be praying for us because its harder to be a Christian in America (lands that are "free") than in closed countries. Wow. Also very much appreciated his points on slave vs. servant and rules/principles vs. commitment.
The American-Jesus is not in the Bible
In America, Christians are not being martyred or persecuted like in other countries. The goats have infiltrated the church, counterfeited affections, and presently are established in the church. The tragedy is, the American-Jesus is like a Santa Claus that distribute goodies its a blank check and you fill it in come to Jesus and he will give you whatever you want! Josef Tson, is one of many around the world, who also monitors that Western Christianity is not following the Jesus of the bible. I agree with Josef saying, I look in my bible and say, where do they find this (Santa Claus type) Jesus?