If we stays long in religion, zealously following man’s idea of ideal worship we miss a good chance to actually fellowship with the Holy Spirit, this in turn rebuilds a barrier which Jesus came to break so that there could be freedom in worship. The barrier of enmity was done away with so that Christians could have a PERSONAL relationship with Our Father. On one hand this religious Barriers are of full of Condemning graffiti to those who don’t live up to their man-made doctrines or rules, and on the other hand, proclamation of self righteousness. For us to hold on to the end, so that when Christ comes he finds a pure church, the remnant must fully rely on the Holy Spirit.
THE LIE THAT, WE, CHRISTIANS TELL OURSELVES.
“It happens only in the “other” churches.” that’s the lie every Christian would be comfortable with. We are reminded to examine ourselves in 2 Corinthians 13:5 as to whether we are still in the faith. If we fall into the religious prisons of Laws which indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self imposed religion, we can and will be cheated out of our reward (eternal life)
BUT TRUTH is, it’s everywhere! In all congregations, even in the conventional pentecostal mega and mini churches in cities and villages. Religious zealots are in everywhere. As long as saints lives in this denial, it will not be able to bring everyone to a level where they can experience worship freedom. There is no supper Christian, we must all Examine ourselves. It’s written “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.
THIS IS WHAT WE HEAR.. .
Super Tithers, Superior Prayer Warriors, Mightiest man of God, those who speak churchy and dress churchy and behave churchy than the other? Christianity is not defined solely by the outward display of holiness, you must be known by the fruits you bear.
As much as God rewards our faithfulness and Diligence, we must keep at heart what was told Zerubbabel in Zachariah 4:6,that it’s “not by power nor by might but by My Spirit” says the LORD OF HOSTS. Therefore whether we are vegans, meat eaters or bone crushers we all have the same titles (Children /Sons of God. ) and God is able make even the weak stand.
SELF IMPOSED RELIGION is the WORST PRISON, be set free by the Grace freely provided by Christ.
Jesus did not die to form RELIGIONS, He died to Restore a RELATIONSHIP.