Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Organized religion, religious spirits




Christ, being a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek, who learned obedience by the things He suffered, is speaking to us. Mature, suffering saints, have to overcome much. Face it, accept it, that you are given trials to mold you into Christ's likeness. Being an overcomer, you must overcome. How you respond will determine your growth rate.

Whining and staying in an attitude of immaturity, self-pity, or perpetual crisis hopping, always going from one drama to the next, even becomg addicted to crisis thinking, gives the devil the victory time and again. We must accept that this life is training ground for ruling and reigning. How do we grow and not be in battle? This life is a life of overcoming and persevering through trying times. Each trial is an opportunity to grow in maturity, faith, and all that the Word gives us wisdom in to become victorious overcomers.

We need to be fed as warriors to be a warrior. If we are taught to remain like a baby, always giving over our duties to pastors and prophets and leaders, when trouble comes we just cry like a baby, except the devil has no mercy. How many die before fulfilling their destiny?

Hebrews 5:13 says, "for everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled int he word of righteousness. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."

We all grow in grace. The Bible does convict those who fail to grow. As Christ must increase, we must decrease. Is Jesus increasing in your life? We can not be healthy on a "milk diet" for very long. Woe to those who are nursing babes in the day of peril. This can be interpreted as saying leaders will be responsible for those who are still on milk year after year. Pray for leaders to feed their sheep, milk when believers are young, and meat, as fitting of disciples of Christ.

Perfection means maturity. We are not created to be a "baby" or stay a baby. We are to be sons and daughters of the Most High God. Organized religion is the biggest cause of telling people what to think, what to do, how to dress, what to say. Our destiny is not to be a clone nor an echo of the local pastor!

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