Thursday, 17 March 2011

Chosen for the Altar Series – 1

Born Again

To serve God on the altar is a glorious thing, but there are many people who have doubts about if they truly have a calling to serve God on the altar or if it is just an emotion. Through this series of ten articles you will be able to analyze well and make your own conclusion.

To begin with we are going to talk about being born again, a requirement for those who truly want to serve God on the altar and help those who are suffering. We should not confuse being blessed with being born again, because blessings are conquered though faith and it isn’t necessary to be born of God to receive blessings, anyone who uses their faith can conquer these benefits.

I remember when I came to the church, I began to read the Word of God and to understand the meetings, and with that my eyes were open and I accepted the Word and I converted to it. I received miracles like most you know through my testimony, but my encounter with God didn’t occur until almost two years later.

Being Born again is something that happens inside of you, when you really change from inside and you feel strong, and you no longer feel doubts and fear, or sadness in your heart, the Holy Spirit is with you and that assurance no one can take it away from you, because only you know the you before and the you after this encounter.

Don’t be fooled if you have been blessed or if you have changed in certain things because if your thoughts and actions, your bad desires and the sadness continues, then you haven’t been born again just yet.

The person who has not been born of God yet doesn’t have the spiritual structure to serve God on the altar; he or she will not be able to handle the fire of the Work of God. When that person goes through the desserts and the difficulties he or she will want to give up and leave it all behind.

That’s why we sometimes hear the phrase “this wasn’t what I was expecting, I thought it would be different, this isn’t for me.” The person who says this never truly had a calling to serve God on the altar because this person maybe was imagining something that was pleasing to his or her will and never really knew the meaning of surrendering, so they will never be happy or feel complete. Those who are chosen for the altar are aware that they no longer have their own lives, their life is to save souls, to serve God, those who are not ready to do these things cannot serve God on the altar.

If you have the desire to serve God on the altar, but you haven’t had a true encounter with God yet, then get to work, start seeking, leaving everything that doesn’t please God behind and be ready.

“Jesus answered, Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit” John 3:5

30 comments:

myrnapachec said...

Very Strong message! And I agree also =).
Caught my attention“this wasn’t what I was expecting, I thought it would be different, this isn’t for me.” This is something that some helpers say or maybe those who wanna serve God more but yet come to these sentence.
This is a difference between someone wanting to be a helper,or a pastor or pastors wife to a person who wants to serve.
Some just wanna be helpers because they thing its nice your helping your doing something.Helpers-Consequences.
A servant of God gets threw anything and they never get to this point of saying“this wasn’t what I was expecting, I thought it would be different, this isn’t for me.”
Instead they are ready for anything as long as they glorify God name.
Great message=)

Charlotte said...

Our encounter with God is very important, I remember entering into the Work of God without this encounter and truly I wasnt able to handle the fire. It was very difficult for me in many ways, and I remember even saying that 'this was not what I had expected'. In order to remain not just in the Work of God but also until we die or when Jesus comes back, we need to have this encounter, without God we are lost and we need His guidance to do His Work, after all it belongs to Him. No physical blessing can be compared to the blessing of our encounter with God, therefore it should be put first above all.

Charlotte said...

Our encounter with God is very important, I remember entering into the Work of God without this encounter and truly I wasnt able to handle the fire. It was very difficult for me in many ways, and I remember even saying that 'this was not what I had expected'. In order to remain not just in the Work of God but also until we die or when Jesus comes back, we need to have

Jeanette said...

I love the article and you are so right. One does wonder how and why is it that people would serve God fervently the one day day and then give up on the next. I'm looking forward to the series. Jeanette Ndamane, RSA.

Gemma Leon UK said...

So very true. I remember years ago when I was in the VYG and someone told my friend that if she wanted to serve on the altar she would have to dress a certain way, stand a certain way and even clap a certain way. We told Mrs Fernanda about it and she said that was rubbish and the only requirement we needed was to be born of God. 10 years have past and I have seen that she is so right. Only dying and being born again helps you to withstand the pressures of this Great Work. Only being born again gives you the strength to overcome the world. How can we think we will be able to save souls if we ourselves are not even secure?

mOnica said...

Everyday is filled with different battles that we need to overcome.. It will always be like an on going war! Like it says in the word of God, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." [Ephesians 6:12].. Everyday we are fighting against the evil spirit. If we are not born of God then we will not be able to keep up with the fire!.
I am excited to continue reading about the series "Chosen for the altar".
Thanks

AmatesClau said...

This blog is amazine and very true.When I started thats the way I thougth it was that I had to feel something but the true is getting in the waters means dying for the world to serve God and save souls.

Marlen said...

This is a strong message, I have to seek for God. I really want that encounter and have that joy I see in my Pastors and servants of God.

Lily Torneros said...

Thank you for this post Mrs. Tania, I honestly look forward to reading the ones that follow regarding this subject. Wish I could have found your blog sooner!

josiane said...

After having my true encounter with God, I do not doubt. I face my battles head on and I do not fear that I can be used to help those in need. Compared to when I first started in my faith, I am now alot stronger. I want to give to others what I have found. A peace and strength that nothing can bring me down. I want to share what God has given with all who have yet to find Him the way I did.

Adi said...

God has been asking me are you sure you want to serve me...little by little He's been revealing new circumstances that I would have to face. Frankly it scares me because I don't feel I'm prepared and honestly letting go is not easy. The only thing is at the point where I am at there is really no turning back. So I really am grateful for finding this blog now.I really look forward to reading what follows.

Raisa Veras said...

Very true! Thanks for the post, Can't wait for next week's post. Kisses

Yenssy! said...

Mrs. Tania
This blog post had really opened my eye. It's very helpful, thanks Mrs.

carole said...

Than you so much, it really helps alot and clearifies a lot of things, which proves that I am on the right track.

Thank you Mrs. Tania

Carole, UCKG London, Croydon

blanca7one said...

Thank you for the blog is helping me learn more about what is to true call for serving God on the altar.I agree been born of God is something that happens inside of us, and when we really change from inside and we feel strong to go on this jorney with God. I'm looking forward to read the next series.

Anonymous said...

I just started this series of chosen for the Alter today and already I love it,because most people want to do the work of God but feel as though either they will live a fairly tale life or that they will not face problems. But being born of God will help you over come these problems or difficulties, which is a beautiful thing.
Puleng Ngoato (Bxt uk)

Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon Mrs. Tania,

All I can say is that this post has helped me a great deal. Inside and Outside I cannot get enough of it really it’s a blessing. I only started reading the blog on 21st May 2012 and I am loving it really. My attitude and actions has changed towards my friends and people around me, sometimes you think God is not using you when you see others getting responsibilities without understanding the reasons why. I have really change I am not frustrated or sad anymore, I am smiling more and I can feel my heart light and easy. I have already shared this series with 4 people have given them prints as well, can’t stop explaining all that the Holy Spirit helped me to understand through this post.

I pray that God change me more and more, and I also ask God to help me continue watching my heart.

Andiswa Mahobe said...

Thank you Mrs Tania for sharing

I will be reading the series when ever i get time because after this one my eyes are opened. Again Thank you

Alicia said...

hi Mrs.Tania,

You know, when I first became an assistant I said 'wow, this is not what I was expecting' but it never once crossed my mind 'this is not for me'

I will continue reading these series, thanks!

Eunice Nkalankala said...

Dear Mrs Tania
Thanks a lot for this strong message.
Indeed for the person to be on the altar the first step is to be born of God because when the dessert comes only those who are born of God can overcome, just like the bible says that God tests us (Zechariah 13-v9), so only when we are born of God we can say “The Lord is my God”.
Thanks
God bless you...
Eunice/ South africa

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs tania
It is true to serve god in the alter is not easy especially when you not born of god.when I came to the work of god I thought I was born again but I was not,I found out when I was sent to Malawi,but today I thank god for sending me there because is where I had the encounter with the holy spirit,I started to depend more to god and I was born again.now if tribulation and trials come they don't shake me because the holy spirit gives me strength.each an everyday I thank god for the opportunity he has given to me
With love
Puleng

dorah molelekwa said...

thank you mrs tania without GOD you cant serve him.We must be of God in order to please him is not what we received from him because he died for all of us but choose few...thankyou mrs tania for blessing us

Julia Nyathi said...

Dear Mrs Tania

Thank you for the message,indeed to be on the Altar of God is not only about who l am outside but is more of what l am inside.I must have a personal encounter with God.Be ready to be what God wants me to be.

God bless you


Ingrid Peu said...

Dear Mrs Tania,

It is very important to ensure my encounter with God so that I may remain in this battle without having any obstacles on my way that cannot be removed, because the strength of this battle is from the Spirit of the Lord. Having an encounter with God made me to have a different thought and vision of doing what is pleasing to Him.
Thank you

God bless you

Raija said...

Amen. thank you Mrs Tania for your post. I learned a lot from thi post as I'm one of those who have the desire to serve my God on the altar and this 21 days I will seek to be renewed like never before, and when God calls on the altar, I will never not be doubting my calling or thinking of giving up. thank you. God bless you

regina said...

Thanks Mrs Tania,

If my life is on the alter my intention should be the love for souls.if im not born of God, i will not be able to keep up with the fire.

Chrys muzingu said...

Serving God should come from our hear, with love and joy, but if our goal is only to gain a title in the church or wearing a uniform for everybody to see. Or for others to praise our deeds, then we are lost. That why I'm asking the Lord, on my journey, he shall get my memory back to where he took me, so that I can remember it at the moment the devil try to corrupt my heart.

cecilia mametse said...

the greatest reguirement for those who truly want to serve God on the altar and help those who are suffering is to be born again and without being born again we wo n't be able to bear the fire that we will face along the way,we must give up our dreams,life and future and accept the dream of God in our lives which is saving souls

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this study, it really helped me a lot. I also had this questions, am I really good enough for the altar, can I really do such a holy work.. But then after reading this study, my desire was revived, and I'll let everything to be in the hands of God... Thanks Mrs Tania

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