As I sat down in my time with God today, words from His heart started pouring in. As I processed with the Holy Spirit, it was clear that this is an invitation as well as a warning for those who lead the Church. I trust that whoever it’s for will know and have understanding by His spirit.
Here is that word, as I heard it:
For far to long, the church has divided Christ. The Bible is the Bible. Church, the Bible is to be believed as a whole. You can’t just take the parts you want and don’t want to believe and then separate as well as categorize yourselves to showcase it. After you categorize yourselves in these so-called denominations, you judge each other and look at each other unfavorably for whatever part of the Bible is believed or not.
Church, invite God into giving you understanding about HIS written word. You, Church, are not above God. He gets to tell you, by His spirit that lives in you, what the different parts of His word means and how it connects together. You don’t get to connect pieces based on your experience and expertise (Fleshy).
Church, lay down your fleshy ways.
Church, lay down your ignorance and pride.
Church, lay down making your positions and titles higher than letting God have control.
Church! Repent and renounce and let the King of Glory have His place back at the altar.
Church! You, His Bride, have forgotten your first love.
Church! It’s time to return to your first love. Do you love Him or not?
It’s time for you to lay down your worldly agenda, O Bride of Christ. It’s time to ask Him what His agenda is and how HE wants to execute His plans. Stop putting yourself and your own agendas above His.
Church! Stop trying to weave your selfish ways and agenda mixed into His. Remember what happened to Saul? (1 Samuel 15)
Church!!! Go back to the secret place and linger in His presence. Let the one and only living God wash over you in the secret place. Get back to the secret place and actually listen to what He wants to say to you. There in that place, O Bride of Christ, your Bridegroom awaits to tell you many deep hidden things about now and what is to come. Go, now, into the secret place and just lay your heart bare before Him (as you are), the one you confess to love. Be still and just listen. He just wants you to quiet yourself completely and listen to Him. Church! Go now and just hear out what He has to say.
Church, He wants to share the rhythm of His heartbeat with you. Will you let Him share it with you? Are you willing to lay aside everything about you for a moment to hear what is in the rhythm of His heartbeat? This isn’t about you. It’s about the Kingdom of Heaven.
Let those who have the ears to hear, hear what the Spirit of the living God is saying.
“22 But Samuel replied,
“What is more pleasing to the Lord:
your burnt offerings and sacrifices
or your obedience to his voice?
Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice,
and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
23 Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft,
and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols.
So because you have rejected the command of the Lord,
he has rejected you as king.”
-1 Samuel 15:22-23
(Time stamp: 6/27/2023 @ 4:44pm)