Michael Chriswell's video
I feel very challenged by Michaels teachings and would love to hear from others who have done the relentless heart course or watched some of Michaels videos online.
Loosing your life for Christs sake is a sensitive issue. Michael has battled it through and has come out on top finding extreme joy and happiness and now he does not only offer the same to us, but drives home the message that full conversion / transformation is an absolute necessity and a matter of heaven and hell. Acc to Michael and contrary to main stream Christianity Jesus has raised the bar, salvation is a divine exchange that grants absolution and a heritage, but also requires surrender and endurance on our side as part of the covenant.
His message appears to be in line with Jesus teachings in the bible and I can't help but admiring him for his uncompromising obedience, integrity and passion. He is an amazing teacher that has taken the bible literal, lived it and payed the price to reap his joy, he is radical like Jesus. He has
not studied theology and yet he practically demonstrates how the pure Gospel is lived out. What he teaches is all anchored in scripture. He has bared his soul.
I have just posted on Michaels facebook page. It's the only place where we can comment, but the link to the youtube video gets deleted by facebook. Youtube comments section is also disabled. Michaels blog has no comment box either. Hence I have set up this blog. So here is the video I would like to discuss.
Extracted from the description of Michaels video on youtube !
Losing Your Life To Find It: The Hidden Blessing in Your PAIN
Published on Sep 16, 2016Christians in PAIN desperately want help for their problems. I have been right where they have been and I understand the desire to fix your life and to find comfort again, but the question we need to ask is this. How does God view our attempts to try to "fix" our life? What if the very problem we are so desperately trying to hold on to and fix is the very thing God wants us to lose? Jesus taught that if we save our life, we will lose it, but if we lose our life and hate our life in this world, we will find it and keep it for eternal life. What good will it do you if all of your life problems end up fixed, but you end hearing, "Flee from me, I never knew you"?
In baseball, even if you hit a home run, unless you touch first base the run at home plate doesn't count. Many Christians are running the bases and trying hard to get through their problems and to get home, but most of them have NOT touched first base with God. Jesus warned us saying, "Not everyone who calls me 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of God, but only he that does the will of my Father in heaven." For 19 years as a Christian, I did not touch first base with God in this critical area. I would hate to think of what it would have been like to die in that condition and stand before Christ to give an account.
It was scary but I finally and FULLY surrendered my entire life for Christ Jesus to do with as He pleases. 7 years later, I see that there is one major difference between Christians that will fully surrender and give their life to the Lord and those who seem not to be able to do so. That is what this message is about.
But How Exactly Do I Walk With God? (Michaels Intro to his video)
Published on Sep 24, 2016 In this message I've imagined that you and I have just sat down for a cup of coffee and you asked me, "Ok Michael, tell me the practicals of walking with God...what exactly did you do, how often did you do it, and what spiritual disciplines did you do consistently? What did you do when the darkness and doubts hit you and were there any spiritual secrets that helped you to find the abundant spiritual life with Christ?
YOUR COMMENTS PLEASE !