Derek Prince - God Has To Initiate Everything In Our Lives
This is an excerpt from: The Headship of Jesus - Part 1
How much has God really initiated in your home? Especially husbands and fathers. Who is the source of activity in your home? Who directs your program? Can you say I heard from God and He showed me? Then in your church. How much has God really initiated? Or in the church? I may be, I don't know.
Of course, I'm British and British are prone to be critical. I have to admit that. I've tried to deal with it in myself for years. We have the impression it's our job to go around and tell everybody else how to do things. I hope God has delivered me from that but I'd have to say that in most churches I don't think people ever think in terms of hearing from God. They've got a program, this is the way it's done. 11:00 o'clock on Sunday morning, et cetera. And, you know, whether God is in it or not is really almost irrelevant. Am I being cynical?
Your church, praise God, may be different. There are churches that are very different. But you take the general spectrum of Christianity today, it's exceptional that God has initiated something. Is that right?
Now let me point out to you that we're talking about restoration. The restoration of the headship of Jesus. Let's leave the whole church out for a while and let's talk about our individual lives. Yours and mine. If we have gone wrong, what's the first step to putting things right? What was it? Repentance. How many of you'd say, 'Brother Prince, in the light of what you've been saying, I do need to repent.' Would you raise your hand if that's true? You don't have to do it, I'm not trying to get hands up. Let's pray together, shall we?
Father, we come to you now in the name of Jesus and we have to acknowledge, all of us, in many ways have ignored the claims of Jesus' headship over our lives and over His church. Lord, we want to say tonight give us grace to repent, to change our way of doing things. We're sorry, Lord. Forgive us, we pray. In Jesus' name. And everybody said amen.