1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
This is the foundation for a spiritual revival in Estonia. God wants all people to be saved!
This is the destination, the thought and place where we aim at. For the fulfillment of this plan you need to be revived. The fire of the Holy Spirit must be aflame in your heart and the river of love must flow out of it and you must walk in the resurrection power! All this says that you are revived.
For if you don’t live like that you are living as a common person.
We are not a common person! Yes we are born into a body but we use this body for moving and for doing our things. But in the basis of the Holy Scripture, in our holiest faith we believe that we are born straight from heaven. From the Spirit of God, we are a new creation, in the basis of our faith we were baptized with water and the Holy Spirit we believe that we are members of the body of Christ and Church. We believe that we are called to preach the gospel and live of faith.
And this means that we are not common people like others who are not in Christ Jesus. We believe that we are the ambassadors of God who are called to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, to release prisoners of sin, to raise the dead, to heal the sick etc.
We are the people of God and co-citizens with the saints!!! We are different, we are awesome, for God has vindicated us!
Say with me: „There is no condemnation for me, for I am in Christ Jesus! Christ is my righteousness! God is my righteousness that’s why I am not a common person! I am a superb, an extraordinary and the happiest person on earth! I am a blessing to the people who are living in Estonia!“
Jesus while living on this earth told awesome things that you need to do if you want to be revived and to walk in the power of God.
Luke 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you!
I say unto you which hear, unto those who want to hear, unto those who believe in Me, unto those who love Me! They are those that hear Me, they who have fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
And He says: “Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,”
Loving your enemies is the culmination. He is saying here that you must love those that hate you! He says you can not love only those that do good to you. Love those that are evil to you, who don’t honor you, who don’t think the way you think!
Why did He proclaim such a law? For the enemy of your soul knows very well the laws of the kingdom and if he can cultivate this thought that you can not love the ones who hate you into your mind then you trespass the Word of God. And that’s why he can create splits and disagreements.
Denomination already indicates that there is a disagreement. Whether they are Pentecostals, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics etc. If they name themselves differently, then it means that they already have a disagreement. And of course they can not get along with each other, for they have a different understanding about the Scriptures. And they say:
”We understand it this way and that’s why we behave like that and if others don’t behave like that we are separated. We are different because they are different. This is a disagreement.
Acts 19: 3-5 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus
The disciples of John the Baptist decided not to resist Jesus. They didn’t cling to their dogma,they understood that God constantly develops people, every day revealing something new and fresh to them. They said, we don’t know who this Holy Spirit is and we haven’t received it, but we want to.
Always be open! Keep your heart open! Do good! And God will bless you mightily!
Think a little bit about that, if all Christians would forsake their offence, bitterness and hatred and would join in the Holy Spirit. This doesn’t mean, that they should come together to one place, they can be in different places but in the Spirit of Love.
1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
Without hate, bitterness and envy! I want them to worship God, then Estonia would change automatically. For the Holy Spirit moves powerfully there where is no bitterness, hatred and disagreement.
So, look at your life! What steps do you take, through what motivation you look at others, what lies behind you communicating with someone or not communicating with somebody? Look, is it a pure and holy love? Or you don’t communicate with these people, because you were hurt? Think a little bit about it! A lot of relationships have been broken, because someone did something to you, that you didn’t like and you were embittered, offended and now you repay them.
Don’t do that! It is a sin!
John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him;
Satan invaded into his heart by pouring his thought into him. It happened suddenly. It is like an invasion of a disease, for a long time bacterias attack you and your body resists but one day the resistance will be broken and bacterias and bacillus´s overcome you. Yes, battle continues, but you already have a cold, your throat already hurts and your Kleenex is ready. For the bacterias invaded.
And on the ground of the Scripture we can say that Judas had constant problems with Jesus, for he walked in the flesh and looked Jesus fleshly, naturally and realistically. It means that he received satans thoughts of how can He be God if He is like us. Yes, He can make miracles, but sometimes he thinks more foolishly then I do.
Jesus warned, thief gets thief’s salary. But he still continued, because he didn’t believe it. He didn’t believe that he will be punished, that he couldn’t do that. He believed that no one would see it, he believed that somehow he will make it. Judas allowed satans thought to come between him and God. Satan controlled constantly his thoughts, preparing a decisive attack against Judas.
And Jesus claims that at one moment he succeeded.
If you listen to the devil and let him rule your thought life, then one day he will invade you and destroy you. We know how the story with Judas ended – he hanged himself. He was embittered, disappointed and offended.
Bitterness, offence and revenge are like three sisters – daughters of a foreign king. Satan binds you with them and separates you from others. If these thoughts are in your head and they motivate your thinking, then satan controls your thoughts and you can not be revived, for you don’t think thoughts that are pleasing to God.
Satan says that you are the most important. You were hurt, you were told bad things, you are the centre, everything whirls around you, you were hurt, you were not treated as you wanted to. And now you have a right to be embittered, offenedd and repay. This destroys you, this is one reason why there is no peace among Christians in Estonia, why the love of God isn’t pouring out of your hearts and why your lives are cursed.
Jesus said: „Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you! Pray for them!”
Bless them maybe God gives them a chance to repent!
But what do we do? We walk and complain all the days of our life, how this or that person has hurt us, how this thief robbed us, how he left me. Government is the object of a constant criticism – “Oh, how stupid and foolish they are there!” And maybe this is true but you are called to bless and pray for them so that they could receive the wisdom of God and become wiser.
1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
This changes you and opens the closed doors! If you come to the church with a sad face, this means that satan is controlling your thoughts, you are embittered. Maybe because God hasn’t answered your prayers straight a way but God says that you must live of faith and give your exams, your faith must last the test. And now your head is full of bad thoughts about God, like Judas had.
Historians claim Judas he didn’t believe that the kingdom of God would be restored here on earth as Jesus did. Jesus said that the kingdom of God is coming from above.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
And Bible explorers claim that Judas could steal money behind Jesus back. And he gave this money to zealots, who prepared an armed revolt against the vice-regents of the Roman Empire. We know that in the end it worked and the outcome of it was very tragic. Jerusalem was smashed, millions of Jews were killed and others were scattered.
This is the result of a carnal thinking. And the consequence of this is perdition, death, destruction, loss, tragedy and catastrophe.
That’s why you need to root out these „3 sisters“, these tools of the devil from your thinking. You need to tear them totally out!
Say to God: „Forgive me that only this has moved me in my life. I have lived in an emotional level! My nervous are worn out because I haven’t loved those that hate me and I haven’t done good to those that havetreated me badly. “
Maybe you haven’t been radical in these questions, you have held it inside of you but you need to give it away, for Jesus Christ said so: „Love your enemies and to good to them that hurt you!“
I believe that the most important if we want to be revived andto walk in the Holy Spirit is to let the love of God to flow through you. Why? Because hate, offence and revenge is sin!
These things are from the devil. And you are not as much offended and embittered at other people but from the story of Judas,we find out that he hated Jesus and other 11 apostles and nothing happened to them, but the will of God was fulfilled in their lives and the one who was perished and destroyed was Judas Iscariot.
Remember that if there is offence, bitterness and hatred in your heart, then it is the first sign that the devil wants to kill you. For he has been the killer of man from the beginning.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses
If you wont get rid of bitterness, offence and revenge God wont forgive you! Do you understand now why there is no peace of God among Christians of Estonia because they wont forgive each other and God wont forgive them and satan controls the whole event.
I am not saying that everyone is like that but satan doesn’t need everyone to be like that it’s enough as long as some of the spiritual leaders are, as long as they separate themselves by believing slander and lies and in the basis of that make their plans. And that’s enough for God is not in these plans.
If you hate someone, you will slander him, believe in lies and forget that God is not in these things! I’m talking about serious things. There is no God in a behavior like this! If you behave like that no “previous achievements” won´t work before God.
Though Judas was called to be the 12th apostle it didn’t matter. This didn’t save his life, though he was anointed and sent by God and though God did great miracles through him. Only if you remain in the love of God you will be saved.
The Bible says that you will know the tree out of is fruits. Not of how beautiful it is, but you try its fruits.
Sometimes an apple tree can be really twisted, but fruits are so sweet and you don’t care about how the tree looks like, you care about how sweet are the apples.
And sometimes we are twisted and sick, but what fruits we bear! That’s important! If fruits are bitter, then this tree isn’t good but if the fruits are sweet, then the Bible teaches us that this tree is good.
It’s not important what you have done and where God has pulled you out of what is important is what you think and say and whether this what you do is sweet or bitter. Whether this what you say edifies others or not!
Remember that if you want to be revived, to walk in the fire of God,then there must be no bitterness, offence and hatred in your heart! You must love even your enemies! You have no excuse before God.
You say: „God, they did so much evil to me, they stole my money and all my sheep!“
You still must love them!
From the Bible we know an example of this, of how Paul and Barnabas had an argument.
Acts15:37-39 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;.
There was bitterness and offence in the heart of the brother. And for a revenge He decided not to go with Paul. It is not good. Quarrel, strife and arguments scares the anointing of the Holy Spirit away.
This doesn’t beautify the church, it is bad. Avoid those things! These things destroy your anointing! After that you need to build it up again through repentance and forgiveness.
We know another story of Paul’s helper Demas, who let satan come between him and God.
2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
The Bible declares that is why satan could cultivate his sinful thinking into his mind and he left the church. He went back into the world. It is possible that in his heart he remained a believer, maybe he was a religious church member, but the Bible teaches us, that it’s also the world. This is the worldly way of living. It is the easier way. We know that he went away because he was offended, he closed the door behind his back and we don’t know if he returned to the church or not.
So root up all the roots of bitterness and offence! Start to think in a godly way! Do good to everyone! Pray for your children and your enemies! Maybe God gives them a time for repentance! And then the world will see that the love of God is ruling in our hearts and that Jesus is Lord in the church!
John 13:34,35 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another!”
It is very important that you would be personally revived that you would walk personally in the Holy Spirit, that out of you would pour the love of God! It is supremely important for your city to be revived and your nation to have a revival!
First thing that you must have is the love of God in your heart, that you would forgive everyone and do good things to your enemies. It is the foundation for the Holy Spirit to move greatly in your life.
Leave bitterness, offense, hate, revenge and envy! Put it all down and throw it away! Throw it away from yourself! Have victory in the name of Jesus and with the power of God over all hatred, offense and revenge and make the world record, so that the love of God, the holy faith and real care for the inheritance of the Lord would reign in your life!
How to avoid this?
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
Paul didn’t discuss with people, but he went right away when God told him to go.
Offence, envy, anger and revenge always comes from your flesh! Paul said: ”Yes I was humiliated, cheated and I couldn’t trust them anymore, but I decided not to continue with these thoughts, I conferred not with flesh and blood, I told to my flesh to shut up. I told bitterness, that I don’t want to die, get out of my way! I still decided to go!”
Its recorded in the history that Paul directly or indirectly took part in the killings of 5000 Christians he gave his „yes“ word, agreeing with those that killed, he signed the papers and I believe that satan attacked him as follows. „Where will you go to preach? How can you go to these families, whose relatives and loved ones you allowed to kill? How can you go to them and say that God loves them? How can you go and say that God has anointed you? How can you go and say that the Holy Spirit sent you? They won`t believe! They wont receive you! What do you go there for?“
I believe that satan attacks you the same way. He says: „Where do you fit? You have nothing!`You have no voice or education! You have no money! And see, you make mistakes everyday! And you make more mistakes than you have virtues.“
And apostle Paul decided not to listen to the devil. He went because he believed in God! And because of that you have the New Testament in your tablet.
Maybe you have done much evil or you have failed in life or you have many enemies, but God has entrusted you with the Gospel, He has given you the name of His Son and power and tells you: „Go, My child and declare to them, that I have been merciful to you ! I have given you the Word that I love these people! Go and tell them that!“
And now you start to doubt. „Look, what has happened! Look, what I have done!“ And confer with the blood and flesh.
Do you now understand why God called apostle Paul from the womb! He didn’t go to Jerusalem to apostles or anyone else he didn’t listen to his thoughts but said: „God, I heard what you said. I take the gospel and I will go and preach to the gentiles, that you love them that the door of salvation is open to Christ, that by the stripes of Jesus they are healed, through his poverty they have become rich and who believes will be saved! There is the God of love, who forgives sin and enouragement. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench. He is God who blesses and helps!“ Paul went and decided to preach the gospel.
God calls you not to live in bitterness,offence, envy and unforgiveness! He calls you to live and preach the Gospel in the Spirit of God! He calls you to live together with other brothers and sisters in Christ in the love of Christ, to have fellowship with the Holy Spirit, to do good and to relate to people benevolently!
It means that right thinking, freedom, godly life, presence of the Holy Spirit and the glory of God will appear in your life. It means that curse will be broken and poverty and worry will leave!
If you decide to live like that and not to confer with the flesh and blood then God will lift you up! Then God will revive you and you can walk in the power of the Holy Spirit!
And if you are in the fire of God, then you are able to light up others, to be a living example, like it was with Jesus and apostle Paul and other saints through out the centuries. A revival has surrounded them always, people have been healed, repented and hundreds and thousands have united to the church. God is looking for people like that.
God is seeking for people who want to be free and desire to live and walk in the Spirit! Be revived!
I pray that revival will start in your life and town!
With the love of God,
Pastor Paul Armand