If there's one thing that I'm thoroughly convinced is lacking in the Church today, it's boundaries. God's laws, parameters and requirements have been lost in the reckless pursuit of "Freedom in Christ". Today, we'll use a simple, natural event as a metaphor to help us gain some clarity.
The oracles of God are being declared to men today, as they have always been throughout the ages. Who will position themselves to be the ones to hear, listen and then declare it upon the earth? Yes, it's been mishandled. Yes, it's been misused. However, this in no way changes it's purpose and necessity within the Church.
Self-defense, self-preservation, making it clear how spiritual you are. Have you ever been guilty of such activity in your life? I have. It reveals an identity that is off and not properly established. Today I share some thoughts on what we can do about it, based upon some "now" moments in my life.
Admittedly, I ramble on for a while in this one but I do eventually land somewhere. John 12:32 to be specific. Yeshua stated that "if He be lifted up, He will draw all men unto Himself". There is alot in this, for then and for today.
I would say it's time for mature followers of Yeshua (Jesus) to become initiators in regards to presenting all of themselves to the LORD, as opposed to remaining mere "responders" to what is asked/required. A truly sacrificial life is in constant yielding, looking for ways to present oneself to the Father, entirely emptied.
So, does this episode title grab your attention? I hope that it does. There is some scriptural understanding that we must give ourselves to in order to be rightly empowered in this age and the age to come. I would say, without question, the modern day Church is lacking power and I believe within this episode is examining one reason why.
Proverbs chapter 22 tells us "do not move the ancient boundary (Olam) that [our] fathers have set". In this episode I briefly touch on how we must return to this principle. There was something perpetual that was established that we must return and reinstate.
We move away from the holiday confrontation discussion and have a bit more lighthearted episode today. Today I topically share my present moment thoughts towards taking our proper place within the corporate Body of Christ. It's time for mature spiritual men to rightly walk into their functions.
The series concludes today. If you made it all the way to the end, good for you! This episode looks into some scriptural patterns that assist us in rightly examining the holidays of men. Until we're, at the very least, willing to abandon all that we give ourselves to, we will never walk into the fullness of all that God has for us.
This short series continues with some more tough questions and a challenge for whoever is willing to examine the origins and traditions of "Christian" celebrations.