This post is to hi-light the need for all of us to remain humble in the sight of the Lord. When we step into eternity, do we want to be found elevated on a pedestal? Are we using titles to represent the calling given to us by the Holy Spirit? Are people looking to us for approval, instead of seeking that approval in the form of confirmation from the Holy Spirit?
We as God’s children know that time is running out and we are all here to help each other. It’s also time to remove any and all ingrained religious rituals. We are to let the Holy Spirit guide us in all things. Some people have been telling others to do this or that daily — NO! If the Holy Spirit guides you to do something, that’s different. We are in a very dangerous area when we keep repeating things — that makes us no different from any “worldly church”. If we are to keep repetitious religious activities going, we might as well just print out everything we are to do at a certain time of day for the Lord. We could pray at 5 a.m., then read scripture at 5:30 a.m., sing at 6 a.m, light candles at 6:15 a.m, fire up the incense at 6:30 a.m. etc..– sounds a lot like man’s church doesn’t it?
Come to the Lord as an individual. We don’t need to keep repeating reading written prayers — those become empty words unto the Lord. I have been guilty of trying things others have shared, but those stop here and now! A religious spirit can easily infiltrate a person or ministry. Something may sound good and even have scripture behind it. Remember that Satan also knows the word of the Lord! You can only cover up sulfuric stench for so long!
I know I probably sound “simple” or “special” to some, but I don’t see why everyone has to make their daily walk with the Lord a complicated process! He wants individuals, just as we were created. The Lord doesn’t want a bunch of “churchian” clones!
Do we have a “God Schedule” or do we allow the Holy Spirit to move within us daily at any given time?
If someone tells us something that doesn’t sound right, it more than likely is a warning from the Holy Spirit. Heed those warnings and ask the Lord for confirmation about truth in all things.
Here’s some example theme songs that exalt man above all others.
Matthew 11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
In Praise of John the Baptist
When Jesus had finished giving orders to His 12 disciples, He moved on from there to teach and preach in their towns. 2 When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent a message by his disciples 3 and asked Him, “Are You the One who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”
4 Jesus replied to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: 5 the blind see, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news. 6 And if anyone is not offended because of Me, he is blessed.”
7 As these men went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the wind? 8 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothes? Look, those who wear soft clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet. 10 This is the one it is written about:Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You; he will prepare Your way before You.
11 “I assure you: Among those born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has appeared, but the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been suffering violence, and the violent have been seizing it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John; 14 if you’re willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who is to come. 15 Anyone who has ears should listen!
An Unresponsive Generation
16 “To what should I compare this generation? It’s like children sitting in the marketplaces who call out to each other: 17 We played the flute for you, but you didn’t dance; we sang a lament, but you didn’t mourn!
18 For John did not come eating or drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon!’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
20 Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent: 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes long ago! 22 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today. 24 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”
The Son Gives Knowledge and Rest
25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants. 26 Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure. 27 All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him.
28 “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”