Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Losing my (Bad) Religion

God's original intent was that all men should be able to hear His voice.  That they could say what God says.  That they would all prophesy.  That they would know in their hearts what the Spirit says.

Yet, bad religion has taken advantage of man's desire to NOT hear from God directly.  It's not new.

The time when God tried but the people didn't want to hear from him:

Exodus 20
18 When the people heard the thunder and the loud blast of the ram’s horn, and when they saw the flashes of lightning and the smoke billowing from the mountain, they stood at a distance, trembling with fear.
19 And they said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen. But don’t let God speak directly to us, or we will die!”
20 “Don’t be afraid,” Moses answered them, “for God has come in this way to test you, and so that your fear of him will keep you from sinning!”
 IF you read this chapter and the ones following you will see the outline of the laws of Moses.  The ones that the Pharisees added to.  The ones that were used to create a religious system that God had to destroy in 72 AD.  The One Jesus laid an AXE to it's root.  

We still have this today.  People are unwilling to learn to hear from God so they go to a church with a priest or a pastor or an apostle and yes a prophet to hear what God is saying.  All the while He is constantly speaking to them.  They are there confessing sins but not hearing his voice.

There is a cooperation with this human weakness by the clergy.  Job security exists because people remain intentionally deaf dumb and blind to the truth so they gather to have someone tell them things they should or shouldn't do. They take it unfiltered. Untested.  Unquestioned.  

Just as the Jews did in the first century.  If the Pharisees said it, that settled it.  Bad Religion.

You don't NEED a priest to forgive your sins,  that is already done.  You must receive the forgiveness freely given.  But because religion is what it is, we put man between us and God.

Anything that is Jesus PLUS is bad religion.  When a church or a denomination tells you that you NEED to come to them for certain things, that's Bad Religion and centered on Clergy Job Security issues .. nothing else.

I think it's time to lose our bad religion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's actually , a very very disturbing issue. That so many claim to lead and their is so little teaching on how to hear from God and walk according to His Spirit. On top of that to discern one another even to the extent of maturaty or immaturity in allowing the Spirit of the Lord to move and function among the bretheren is largly non existent. In many professing churches. Granted if I am any ministry gift as an example. If I cannot discern a mature believer and the wishes of the Holy Spirit to use Him in some way. Then their is a serious problem.
Dereck prince and leonard ravenhill as memory serves. spiritual maturity sure ddoes not have much to do with physical age. Many are not even called yet even of the few who are they are immature in doctrine and hearing the Holy Spirit let alone discerning the Body. yet leading millions into err having both large and small ministries.