Saturday, September 27, 2008
Isn’t it where ever the Life (Spirit) of God is allowed room to define us humans, maybe that is at that moment, the ‘church.’
We hate the seemingly ambiguity of a description like that, we want to bag and tag it, have control over it, heck I think I just might have described how the religious mind would try and define it.
Rather than by His grace staying open and malleable to His life in us, the father of lies and religion is always present to get us to heed his lies and to be conformed to this present age.
It’s interesting although according to Scripture; “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son,” and our once being by nature children of wrath, sons of disobedience, the subtle covert tactics and lies of our enemy Satan, is still very able to speak into our thoughts soliciting our voluntary consent to him and getting us to set out on a course of establishing church life.
Of course this depiction of so called ‘church life’ is a mutated fabrication rooted in nothing more than an outer form where self can freely worship Satan disguised as us through our fleshly thinking.
Long before there was ever an outer expression, or building representing what has become known as a ‘church,’ it was already formed in the heart and imagination of the fleshly minded man.
In my opinion the true church Jesus is establishing is so very free to move unimpeded amongst this world filled with dead men walking, because it is for all intents and purposes totally unobtrusive, it has no ulterior or hidden agenda to solicit any fanfare or self recognition, there is no longer any need for personal validation. Talk about flying in the face of all that would masquerade itself trying to be acknowledged, passing itself off as the ‘church.’
The continued glorious and amazing work of grace within the inner sanctuary of the motives and heart intents, inside those who see themselves no longer restricted to the box of organized religion, are being awakened to see that the father of lies has not relinquished his determined strategy of trying to keep us bound to the Matrix of religion until we go to be with the Lord.
My hearts cry is for continued sobriety, the wind and breath of His spirit dispelling within us that which we are unknowingly ready to act upon and trying to establish just another religious form, sadly called “the church!”