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 Make me a plague

A plague to worldliness
Ac 24:5 - "For we have found this man a plague"

Our prayer ought to be "Oh God make me a plague!" We ought to desire to be plagues to the darkness as the Apostle Paul was in his day. Everywhere Paul went the fire for God would spread, passion for God would spread, the truth of God would spread, hatred for sin would spread, and the cleansing blood of Christ would spread! This man was a plague! Can that be said of us the way we are currently living? May the Kingdom of God spread through us so rapidly and so widely that it will completely baffle and befuddle the powers and principalities of the air, that the devil won't know what to do to stop it.

Yes God make us all plagues to the system of the world! But of course if we are going to be plagues we will have the multitudes come against us to stop us from affecting, or should I say infecting others. The call of Christ is a call of complete abdication, a total abnegation of self-preservation and self-service. The Great Commission requires reckless abandonment and ruthless self-denial. There is no other way to see the purposes of God fulfilled here on earth. You will be thought of badly; they will think and say of you "there is something wrong with him" and will distance themselves from you. Others will attempt to cure you. Paul had every "cure" tested on him that the devil knew of. This man, this plague, was starved, beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, impoverished, abandoned, until finally execution was the only way to stop him from spreading the message of the new-birth. BUT HE WAS A PLAGUE! Glory to GOD!

Paul reached Jews, he reached Italians, he reached Asians, he reached Greeks, he reached Romans, he reached the high class, he reached the low class, and he reached the world for the Lord Jesus Christ! Even today millions are being inspired by the dedication and self-sacrificing of this man who gave all that he had to the furthering and establishing of the Kingdom of God. Oh Lord, make us plagues!!

 2005/7/27 0:05
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 Re: Make me a plague

(Acts 24:5) "For we have found this man a pestilent (plague) fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes."

To be a sore in the side of the world is our calling. We are to be salt in the earth. That still has its savour, its sting and effectiveness. Oh may the gospel go through our lifes like a plague and bring results for the kingdom of God. Great article, very provoking Jesse.


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Good Posts.

It's funny 'cause I was just reading about 'salt'.

Salt 'plaques' up too.

I'll just put an excerpt from the article here ...

CORROSIVE CHRISTIANITY

Coach Dave Daubenmire
July 19, 2005

In Matthew 5:13, Jesus told us “You are the salt of the earth”.

Ever wonder why He chose salt?

Why didn’t He say:

“You are the pepper of the world”.

Or “You are the Tabasco-sauce of the world”

Better yet, for today’s rapidly becoming good-for-nothing-Christians, “You are the sugar of the world.”
No, Jesus chose salt. Try as I might, I can’t think of a single situation where salt tastes sweet.

A quick internet study on the properties of salt will show that it is, by its very nature, corrosive. Salt, an acid, is a combination of sodium and chloride, either element taken alone is toxic to the human body.

What was Jesus thinking? Why didn’t he tell us to be the “honey’ of the earth. Was He confused?

If Jesus told us that we were salt wouldn’t it be a good idea to study the function of the thing he told us to be? Wouldn’t it be a good idea to figure out what salt does?

-Salt is a preservative…keeps things from rotting. Know anything rotting in the world?

-Salt heals….your grandma every tell you to gargle salt water? Lot’s of hurting folks out there.

-Salt gives flavor…ever hear someone comment on how potatoey their French fries taste? No, the correct response is “Boy, those French fries taste salty.” Salt changes the taste of everything.

-Salt causes thirst…makes one want to drink…..know anyone thirsty for Truth?

-Salt melts ice…only the Gospel can melt a cold, stony heart.

-Salt purifies…alkali, a form of salt, is the leading ingredient in soap. Couldn’t our culture use a good cleaning?

-Salt kills slugs….at least that is what a young boy told me when I spoke at a school assembly.
Christians are supposed to be salt.

Sugar may make us feel good when we spread it around, but all sugar does is make something easier to swallow, if you know what I mean..

“Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down” Mary Poppins sang.

The American culture is sick and decaying and we want to spread sugar.

Now is the time to pass the salt!


http://newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/dave6.htm

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"Make me a plague" is a dangerous prayer.....to the devil!

 2005/7/27 20:15
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 Re: Lazarus1719 on 2005/7/28 1:15:02

"Make me a plague" is a dangerous prayer.....to the devil!





I was so interested in this that I wrote an e.mail to 'Jesse Morrell' and he replied to it. So I have decided, you all can take a look at his and mine.


My mail to him is at the bottom of the page.
You will find a long list of addressing just keep on scrolling down.


Start here for E-MAIL...............


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Hey,

I am very glad you wrote me. "Make me a plague" is indeed a dangerous
prayer. But it is more dangerous to the devil then it is to us as saved
Christians. It is the will of God that every Christian be "the light of the
world" and "the salt of the earth". The way I used being a plague is the way
Christ used being light and being salt.

- jesse



>From: Elizabeth Gregory
>Reply-To: [email protected]
>To: Jesse Morrell
>Subject: RE: Make me a plague!!
>Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:55:39 +0200 (CEST)
>
>Quote:
>MAKE ME A PLAGUE!
>Ac 24:5 - "For we have found this man a plague"
>
>
>
>I have great reservasion about asking for this, we have to be very careful
>what we ask God for.
>It would have to be put it before his throne in asking, what do you think I
>should do.
>
>My other concern would be perhaps this is for some people and not for
>others.
>I can see the excitement for you but then you are a leader you may be in
>such a position as to recieve this.
>If you preach this, then be sure it is for all people because you are
>responsible to God, for that which you would preach.
>As a leader ask God how to put this to many numbers of people, as some may
>not be in the right place with God to receive this.
>
>
>In the love of the Lord.
>Elizabeth.
>
>========================================
>Message Received: Jul 27 2005, 05:22 AM
>From: "Jesse Morrell"
>To: [email protected]
>Cc:
>Subject: *** SPAM *** Make me a plague!!
>
>SUPPLEMENT
>Presented by: OpenAirOutreach.com
>Taking the Gospel where it belongs
>-------------------------------------------------------------
>NOTE: I have not been able to work on any articles lately, however this is
>a thought that has been burning on my heart which has blessed me and I hope
>it blesses you.
>--------------------------------------------------------------
>
>MAKE ME A PLAGUE!
>Ac 24:5 - "For we have found this man a plague"
>
>Our prayer ought to be "Oh God make me a plague!" We ought to desire to be
>plagues to the darkness as the Apostle Paul was in his day. Everywhere Paul
>went the fire for God would spread, passion for God would spread, the truth
>of God would spread, hatred for sin would spread, and the cleansing blood
>of Christ would spread! This man was a plague! Can that be said of us the
>way we are currently living? May the Kingdom of God spread through us so
>rapidly and so widely that it will completely baffle and befuddle the
>powers and principalities of the air, that the devil won't know what to do
>to stop it.
>
>Yes God make us all plagues to the system of the world! But of course if we
>are going to be plagues we will have the multitudes come against us to stop
>us from affecting, or should I say infecting others. You will be thought of
>badly; they will think and say of you "there is something wrong with him."
>Others will attempt to cure you. Paul had every "cure" tested on him that
>the devil knew of. This man, this plague, was starved, beaten, stoned,
>shipwrecked, impoverished, abandoned, until finally execution was the only
>way to stop him from spreading the message of the new-birth. BUT HE WAS A
>PLAGUE! Glory to GOD! He reached Jews, he reached Italians, he reached
>Asians, he reached Greeks, he reached Romans, he reached the high class, he
>reached the low class, and he reached the world for the Lord Jesus Christ!
>Even today millions are being inspired by the dedication and
>self-sacrificing of this man who gave all that he had to the furthering and
>establishing of the Kingdom of God. Oh Lord, make us plagues!!
>
>For the Audience of One
>Jesse Morrell
>www.OpenAirOutreach.com - Taking the Gospel where it belongs.




ellie

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