Rick Joyner, with MorningStar Ministries shares how to become mature in Christ. “I think we have to admit that very few Christians are disciples. That is what the Great Commission was; it wasn’t to make converts it was to make disciples. When we are born again, that is just the beginning…it is where we start from, that is not the goal, it is the beginning. After becoming disciples, I believe there is another level of maturity, and that is to become a bondservant. I think there are even fewer that would qualify there. A true bondservant does not live for themselves. They don’t own anything. Everything they have they are a steward of and they don’t consider anything their own even their time…they wake up, “Master what would You have me do today? “
Rick continues speaking about how the next level is becoming a friend. “The Lord said to His disciples, “I no longer call you servants but friends.” There was a point where they graduate to a whole new level of relationship to Him. But they were still His servants too! You don’t quit being a servant. You don’t quit being a disciple. You just grow into another level. And of course, the ultimate is sonship. Where we really become members of His family. And those are the ones who can really write checks from His account, make declarations.” He talks about how these are the ones that can speak to a mountain and tell it to move to the sea and it will move.
“We want to grow up in Christ. Our goal as Christians is to be like Him and do the works that He did.”
How many people say that they are believers but are not truly His disciple? It costs us everything to be a disciple of Jesus. We must trust Him to know that He will provide for all our needs and then once He is the Lord of our lives, and we follow His teaching we are truly His disciples! To become a bondservant of Jesus, we spend time with Him every day! He will reveal things to us as we spend time with Him, abide with Him. Then we become friends of Jesus and then enter the sonship with Father God!
You may not have entered this relationship with Jesus Christ. You can make that decision today by visiting Meet My Father, and you can read our stories of how we made Jesus the Lord of our lives. You can start this journey of discipleship and ultimately sonship and learn to lead others to do the same. You can start your journey of discipleship on Emmaus Road today! We want to hear from you and what you think about this. You can write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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