by Tom Adleta
Rev. Tom Adleta, BBA MA, is the founder and executive director of Global Christian Network, Inc., also now Minister-at-Large with Mission to Unreached Peoples, and recently has joined the staff of SVM2. From a diverse foundation of military experience and entrepreneurial business enterprises, Tom and his wife ministered in their local churches and eventually 30 years in missions from Central America, across Asia, now through Africa, Europe and Latin America, as he and his wife homeschooled their 8 children.
Jesus is our example. God sent Jesus as our example to complete God’s vision to demonstrate the kingdom of heaven in his teaching and by his lifestyle. Jesus reproduced disciples that reproduced disciple-makers, who would continue His ministry on earth. “……As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21). God can only accomplish His plan if we followed and obey God and Jesus’ commands, His Word, and His example and knowing Him intimately, not doing things our way. God has a plan that you can be part of…… if you will run the race God’s way He will reveal His Plan step by step through the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said that he would build His church within our hearts. We are His church. Based on the revelation that Peter had from the Father in heaven, His plan will be accomplished through His Church. “…….and on this rock (spiritual revelation) I will build My church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
We want to see what Jesus has commanded us to do in His Word and how to do it successfully through the power of the Holy Spirit. In Matthew 3:11, John the Baptist said, “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Acts 1:8 continues, “…but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
He will start a fire in each of our hearts like the disciples at Pentecost with the filling of the Holy Spirit. That fire will burn with revival to be bold witnesses all over the world sharing the truth of the Word of God with power. “How to Run the Race God’s Way” is God’s plan for us to be successful in completing the race that God has set before us. His Way is for everyone to hear the gospel and have a chance to accept Jesus as their Savior and to experience life now in knowing and walking with Him.
There are still 6,000 unreached people groups, one fourth of the world’s population that has little access to the good news. These groups are dying apart from Jesus Christ; it is our destiny to join God in bringing the good news of the gospel to their hearts and lives. We will be successful in being watchmen and raising up a new generation of student mobilizers, but only if we walk by faith and follow His way–He never fails. God clearly gives us the examples in the scriptures of how we are to follow and execute all of His commandments. We can join hands with Him and one another accomplishing His plan and purpose for the world.
Do you want your eyes to open and experience the resurrection power of Jesus? The feeling that will burn in your heart as the scriptures opened to God’s Plan and the Kingdom of Heaven invade your whole being, putting this burning fire within your heart to serve Him who has called you for this very purpose? The challenge is for you, and is available now. Don’t miss God’s calling and anointing. He is giving you the opportunity to grow in maturity, knowing God and accomplishing all of what God has planned for you. Catch the power and fire and ignite the world with love for Jesus Christ. “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” (Rom 11:29)