Tuesday, June 24, 2014

All Believers, All Churches, All Assemblies are to one level or another Charismatic

The idea that we have churches that are Charismatic and some that are not is specious.  All are.  To one extent or another.  The more a fellowship walks in obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit, the more Charismatic you will be...  IF you walk in disobedience.. the opposite is true

Even apostate fellowships possess some level of charismata.  It may not be much.  It might be hidden.  But there is a small part of any fellowship that carries a smidgen of faith, hope, preaching that sometimes might even be prophetic and certainly some Koinonia love.  Even if it's fragmented and dead.. there must be some or people would abandon any semblance of the faith.  But the more excellent way (1 Corinthians 12) must be there before you can truly flow in the MORE EXCELLENT WAY (1 Corinthians 13)

This is not a defense for cold dead churches, it is an offense against the idea that one church is Charismatic and another is not.  Even in the cold dead Presbyterian, Anglican and nominal denominational churches of today... there is an ember of coals.  Fire of the Holy Ghost.  Waiting.  Stirring. God has a way of invading.  I was there when I watched the Holy Spirit invade the Catholic Church.  That doesn't happen unless there is a faithful remnant.

The truth is, we cannot and should not sanction anything less than full obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit..   that will and must look different from what we see today.

My prophetic word for you today is, God will not long allow churches to remain in rebellion against his leading.  He will either call them in or kill them off.  There can be no mixture.  See cloth and wineskins for more in Leviticus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what a joy to read :)