Saturday, January 10, 2009

Why Nominal Christianity will Lead you Nowhere

From Mike Bickle,

You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me, that you may have life. —John 5:39–40, NAS, emphasis added

For the first time in my life, zeal was not enough. If anything, it had turned on me and become my enemy—condemning me for my spiritual failures. My human zeal was not able to deliver my heart. My increasing anger toward God and people added to my burden of guilt feelings. I was almost twenty years old by this time—and was a ball of frustration on the inside because I viewed myself as a spiritual failure.
Most people who are unhappy or frustrated in their spiritual lives have studied, are sincere, loyal, trying as hard as they can but are unwilling to come to HIM. He, Jesus, is the center, the focus of all. He is creator God.

As they do this they will find the way to the Father.

Jesus said this.

People in nominal religion are too God focused and not able to experience the living fellowship of the Holy Spirit in their lives or the visible Father in Jesus.

You can't get there from here. I know that most people that read this are already there, but perhaps this will help you prophetically speak to the real problem in spiritual frustration.

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