The Power of The Force
I have come to a place in my journey to know God that I am no longer interested in doing the religious things of the past because there is no or little power in them. I can no longer go back into Pentecostal or Charismatic ways of doing things because I know that this is not the perfect will of God in my life.
When I entered the ministry I told the Lord that I wasn't interested in doing the ministry without the power that He promised. He told me that if I would be patient He would bring that about in His timing and that I was to preach what He put in my Spirit and nothing else.
The old time religion will bring you nothing but death for it dwells either in the past or in the future. The past is what has happened in our lives and the future is only something we hope for but never comes to pass because we live in the now. Heb. 11:1 says,
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Our lives are lived in the now and not in the past or the future. Jesus said that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. That being so we must see a demonstration of that Kingdom in our lives. I need that now and not sometime in the future. We must have the reality of His Kingdom now. We need the power and the force of His Spirit to be manifested in our lives.
I am not interested in hearing another message or seeing the frail attempts of preachers to coerce people into thinking they have received some miracle. I want to see a demonstration of the truth. I don't want to see you going through the same struggles day after day.
I don't want to just dwell in the presence of God but I want to be the presence of God. When I come into your presence I want to be quickened by the Spirit of God in you. When Mary went to see her aunt Elizabeth the baby John leaped in his mother's womb. Luke 1:41 says,
"And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:"
How many of you women have had a baby leap in you womb? We must reach a place in our relationship in God that if all hell breaks loose around us it doesn't change anything. It has been my experience that most people do not have this kind of relationship with Him. Even preachers. We are living in a set time period of the Lord's much as when the fullness of time had come a child was born of a virgin some two thousand years ago. We are coming into the third day from Christ. A day that requires a change in our thinking and in our way of doing things. This is the Day of the Lord.
We are the living body of Christ and as such we must be joined together and flow and function as a healthy body. Each one of us is an important part and the body cannot function, as it should if any one of us is not doing our assigned part.
The condition of the body of Christ at large is fragmented and not functioning as a unit. We are the Kingdom of God because He said that His Kingdom was within us. However, we have little knowledge of how a kingdom works.
In this article I want to introduce you to some truths that must be revealed to you by the Holy Spirit and even if you accept them your mind will want to argue with you and cause you to continue in the same mistaken identity that you have live with all your life. You cannot just agree with these truths but you must apply them to your life and put them into practice until they become life to you.