CIY MOVE 2016: Day 5

CIY 2016

Kingdom Workers are Sent.

This whole week, we have been studying Ephesians. We have learned that Kingdom Workers are Loved, Rescued, United, and Changed. Today, we studied that Kingdom Workers are Sent.

The morning session started with reading Ephesians 6:7 which says “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men…”.

Our morning session speaker, Mark Christian, talked about what happens when we go back home to our routine life. He said that because we changed here at CIY, we should go home changed and ready to change the world. To change the world, we must allow Christ to go back home with us and work with Him as our changed selves being filled with the Spirit and living by the Spirit.

The evening session focused around Ephesians 6:10-20.

Jayson French, our evening session speaker, talked about the power of God. He used examples like God’s power in raising Jesus from the dead or “…kicking Pharaoh’s butt…” in Egypt as Jayson said it. He said that this same power that did these things lives inside of us, but we have not chosen to be the powerful Christians. Instead, we have chosen to be “…sweet, kind, little Christians…”. Jayson then talked about how that power that lives inside of us can be used to fight against this war with Satan. Jayson warns that Satan is lethal and is trying to attack us. Despite this, we can win this fight through the armor of God found in Ephesians 6:10-20. By putting on the armor of God, praying, and memorizing God’s word, Satan will not be able to get us. After he finished his message, he asked us if we are ready to fight. To symbolize this, we were to go to the front of the stage and take a wrench. Then, we were to drop a knee, paraphrase Ephesians 2:10, and then say a prayer telling God that we are ready to fight for Him and that we are His craftsmanship. Our night continued and was filled with worship and people making decisions about ministry, being a believer for the first time, re-dedication, or living life as a Kingdom Worker. This was powerful to see the changes so many people were making  in their lives. Since our week at Move has ended, please pray that people will return home changed, ready to change the world and that will be ready to fight against Satan.