Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sometimes the Prophet gets FED UP!!

I am hard on nominal traditional denominational religion. It's not because I don't believe that they can do good things. They can. My disgust (that sometimes translates into anger) is the powerlessness They can teach people, love on people, make people feel secure and have a place to bring their kids... BUT when the poop hits the fan, these patty cake religious games fall apart.

This is personal to me. I have friends and family trapped in nominal religion (in my case Lutheran). There are some serious crises. Things that are going to take the Hand of God to cure. But they have no relationship, they have no faith, they have no capacity to pray (beyond the Lord's Prayer, Psalm 23 and the Beatitudes) and no authority over the devil. They are unequipped because religion has robbed them.

When it hits the fan and life falls apart, three hymns and a her with a readers digest message won't cut it. Subjecting people to nominal religion is the worst kind of spiritual abuse there is. We need the Power of God released in people's lives. Without that folks are lost.

The truth is, when it all hits the fan it's too late to catch up. You suffer, the pain is great and if you survive (you can die from bad religion) there will be another time where you can leave the dead religion behind and become a warrior. It happens. Sure I can pray for you, rebuke the devil.. but your house isn't swept clean and until you get that putrid nominal religious spirit out of your house.. you will be captured and put back to sleep a moment after the crisis ends. Vulnerable once more to the schemes of the enemy.

Here endeth the rant.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, very well said.