I am so grateful for the journey that God has taken me on over the last 10 years. I’m grateful for that deep longing to study the Word of God but, mostly I am grateful that I’ve gotten to know Him in His entirety (there will always be more depth).
Knowing God as the Father has helped me understand life’s circumstances and all that He has allowed in my life & the purpose behind it.
Knowing the Son, has brought me deliverance from who I used to be & has given me a heart & a passion to share Him so that others can experience what I have in my life.
And being filled with & empowered by & led by the Holy Spirit has changed everything.
I wish I could tell you that I have it all down & that I know everything I need to know and that I react exactly how I should react BUT I’m not there yet. BUT, I also don’t live in satisfaction of who I am today because I know that there is more of who Christ is that should be reflected in me.
There are dangerous theologies out there that want to neglect or even erase the God of the Old Testament and can I just tell you that if you are in anything that’s doing THAT turn around and run as fast as you can in the other direction. It is truly extraordinary to understand the depths of God‘s love but it is equally as important to understand the depth of His righteousness, of His justness, of His holiness, of His jealousy for you & so much more.
I think people try to attribute certain characteristics to only God the Father. But we need to understand that every characteristic is equally a part of God in His entirety. What is in the Father-is in the Son and what is in the Father & the Son -is in the Holy Spirit they are equally divine. There is no such thing as a Jesus only. It is all three in one.
So the question that we should all be asking ourselves is, “How do I know if I am seeking, learning and walking in the right path? Instead of asking someone, instead of reading a book, instead of reading a commentary can I just suggest that you ask HIM yourself.
Well, this is definitely in direct contrast to one of my last post but this one means everything to me.
The amount of bad witness and testimony that I have seen come from this is far-reaching. This is about a lot more than good work ethic’s. This is about understanding who we were always called to be.
Somehow or another, and definitely not by biblical design, the Church has divided people up and given them different levels of service. We’ve even use the term “secular“ (I have been guilty of this in the past) but, it is not a term that you will find in the Bible. When you observe a Jewish person‘s life they worked six days out of the week and they worked with excellence. If you get an opportunity, do some research on how much Jewish people have contributed to the world, research inventions and so many other things.
We as believers should be the standard by which everyone else is measured! But I don’t think that’s always how it is. The sad fact is -how we do life, especially how we work is a direct reflection of how people view Christianity. It doesn’t matter if you have spent an hour in the Bible & praying and then walk into work with absolutely no regard as to who you are and how you are reflecting God-Then I wonder are you actually reading it as a checklist or are you allowing it to transform you from the inside out?
It should not even be possible that we live like hell during the week. We should stand out in integrity. We should be set apart by the words we speak. Our employers should want 100 of us or even thousands. Go read the book of Daniel and see how they are set apart from a nation that they lived in by force. They could have been lazy. They could have not cared about what they did but they didn’t. They stood out and not just once but a lot. They were willing to sacrifice their lives and not compromise God.
Would you do the same thing?
Are you willing to step in the fire?
Are you willing to not indulge?
I get very passionate about this topic. It is why one of my mission statements that’s on my website is “life is ministry“. I mean this with the deepest level of love-Stop separating your life!
There are at least two incredibly dangerous and false theologies out there regarding Satan.
One says that the enemy is symbolic, that the devil isn’t real. The other, though they believe that he exist, have a false understanding of, “if I don’t talk about him, if I don’t say his name, then he’s going to leave me alone” and all I’m gonna say to that is GET REAL.
I’m not saying that he should be giving too much credit, But I’m also not saying to ignore. The Bible is riddled with warnings and if he wasn’t real, if the danger wasn’t valid —then why in the world would God put it in His Word so consistently? He did because he is real.
I wonder, do Believers think that he actually takes a day off? That somehow we get a vacation? No. But I also wonder how many people are walking around unarmed, unprepared, and completely oblivious?
The most effective warfare that I believe the enemy has brought to the church is the theology of extremes. Extremes of many things found in the Bible have caused believers & non-believers to either shy away from or completely disregard important aspects of our walk.
In those extremes, Satan has quite effectively made us ineffective.
The most prominent of all of these extremes has been centered around the third person of who God is — The Holy Spirit. We need a Church that knows who He is, that knows why Jesus sent Him and what it means to be led & live in and through Him & until we do, we will remain weak and ineffective. Are you ready for revelation? Are you ready to ask the question, “what do I know & not know about Him? Are my beliefs biblical? Does it line up with the first church? What might I believe that isn’t Truth and in that error, am I missing something?”
The truth is, you can & will find anything outside of the Bible that will tell you what you are comfortable hearing if that’s the route you choose to get answers. But if Jesus said that the Holy Spirit is our Teacher and that He was all I needed to actually understand— then my question is, are you willing to go to Him to get your answers? Do you actually want to know TRUTH? My prayer is that you do. My prayer is that you recognize something is missing. My prayer is that you will seek and search until you find.￼
The other day I read a post and I can tell you that God has not let me, let it go. It was addressing how a church was correcting a member of their fellowship and it made me realize that, though their method appeared to be pretty biblical, when a believer doesn’t understand what church was really meant to be, it would absolutely 100% come across as being wrong. Which is an issue. The problem lies in many areas but I think the most prominent one is that man has redefined The definition of church and until we have a biblical understanding and desire for the truth —anything that the modern church has deemed unloving will be misinterpreted. The truth is that the type of fellowship that Christ called us to is nearly impossible on our own but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be the standard upon which we strive to live [in] Him. It is my hope and my desire to share what was actually intended but, also to live it out and to show people what it looks like. Is it uncomfortable? Absolutely. Does it go against our human nature? Absolutely. Will you buck against it? Yes until you surrender and until you desire to be who Christ called you to be. Why do I know that? Because I seek to live it. The truth is I will be learning what this looks like until the day I die— but I should never stop learning and I should never stop desiring to live in true Koinónia with other believers. We are all a part of the ekklésia and we are God’s instrument for advancing His kingdom and there is no Plan B so we need to be prepared and we need to be ready and we need to be engaged. Take the survey. Self evaluate. Register. Take ownership. Know your WHY!!!
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