Pastor Robert Morris Talks Spiritual Warfare, Anger at God, & Getting People to Heaven at the Gateway Conference

Although he was initially angry at God for allowing him to suffer through a life-threatening medical emergency, Pastor Robert Morris says he later realized that God’s mission for his life is to get as many people to Heaven as possible.

Morris, senior pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, who returned to the pulpit in August following complications from hernia surgery, talked about the importance of spiritual warfare at the opening session of Gateway Conference 2018.

The conference brought together several Christian ministry leaders to engage on important topics concerning the Church and society at the Texas-based megachurch.

“This is especially true for leaders: Satan is a strategist, so we can’t underestimate him. When you sign up to be a leader, you sign up to be a target. Satan always attacks right before or right after a great victory. When Satan attacked Jesus in the desert and Elijah after the false prophets fell — they were both physically tired. God gave Elijah practical advice (to avoid attack): stay refreshed physically and spiritually, don’t be isolated, and do what you were called to do. Remember, God is greater than the enemy,” he preached on Monday.

The megachurch leader added that prayer works, recalling his daily prayers and petitions to God. He further insisted that God has a plan, noting that the helicopter rushed him just in time to the hospital, where he received emergency surgery for internal bleeding.

The pastor admitted that he was upset with God during his recovery and didn’t understand why he was being put through the ordeal, but heard God telling him, “I’m not finished with you.”

Morris added that the experience gave him a renewed vision and a calling to get as many people as he can to Heaven.

Morris was later prompted in a Q&A session to talk about how pastors can protect themselves from mistakes.

“Here’s the thing: I’ve never gotten a phone call from a pastor who said, ‘Pastor Robert, I’ve been spending too much time with the Lord, with my family, and resting, and now I’ve gotten in trouble.’ It’s always ‘I’ve been too busy.’ It’s so important to plan time off and figure out your schedule to include rest,” Morris advised.

“What causes more problems than anything else is busyness. We just get so busy that when the enemy attacks us, we are too tired to win the fight.”

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Source: Christian Post

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