In our profile we often describe ourselves as single, in relationship or married. Social media wants to share our personal status.
In church we invite everyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.
One of the first things we learn in Sunday School and Bible Study is that the bible is not for anyon’s private interpretation. A lesson so well established that it is difficult to have a living relationship with the Holy Sprit. So captivating are our institutions we vastly became the voice of a silent majority. When anyone speak things that convict our hearts. We isolate ourselves saying, ‘ leave him or she alone. If they are from God they will last. If not they won’t amount to anything. Knowing well that a divided house won’t stand and the word is establish by two or three witnesses. Yet the Holy Spirit came to comfort our hearts compelling us to grow in Christ and I repeat,
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”
Why does He say if? Could it be because fifty percent of the church is being foolish with God?
What will it take for us to be filled with the Holy Spirit and less of ourselves. Knowing that as a disciple we have a special place in heaven where Jesus is.
A promise He made to the church. Not an early church or a modern church but to the body of Christ. By self examination, can we see ourselves there functional in the body of Christ as a credit Jesus. Casting our crowing glory to Him.
We are our own worst enemy. Entertaining the affections of our flesh and the lust of it. Compromisingly serving two masters. Despising at will one for the other. Double minded and receiving nothing, we doodle with God.
God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God.
13 As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.
18 And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
Many churches no longer tolerate the baptism of the HolyGhost and speaking in tongues or a heavenly language. I myself is not as frequent as I use to be. That’s ok, to each their own, but it is intolerable that Christians will meet and greet and hardly ever reference the pages of the bible. We are not all leaders but we are all a recipient of the Holy Ghost.