Establishing Command-Restoring Order Amidst Chaos
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God credentials those He calls to serve Him through the Holy Spirit...not man (Acts 1 23-26, Titus 1:5-16). Any man can come into a body of fools (those lacking eyes to see and ears to hear) and imitate someone anointed by the Holy Spirit and not be (Matthew 7:15-23). Because he is such a good imitator, he obtains man's credential and therefore "empowered" by man and not by God. Unfortunately he is given license to practice but does so incompetently.
Where are those among the body whom are responsible for discerning and implementing God's justice (Ephesians 4:11)(Matthew 18:15-17)? Are they asleep, unaware of the enemies presence in the camp? Are they unaware the enemy is cutting off those whom have been placed in their care?
Where is the believer who has been commissioned to save those whom have been caught in the enemies trap (Jeremiah 5:26)? Are they asleep, derelict in their duty (Matthew 23:23, Titus 2)? Have they not been transformed(Romans 12:2)? Do not be ashamed (2 Timothy2:14-26)of your faith in Jesus Christ! (Matthew 5:13-16)
The body, at large, is not being lead by the Holy Spirit. They are not surrendered, poured out allowing God to pour into them (Titus 3:1-11). There are those present as if wolves disguised as sheep's clothing. This is evident in the false prophesy, false teaching, and false witnessing, sin still rampant in the body today (1 Corinthians 10:21, Ephesians 5:3-4). Are we not a body held accountable by sound Biblical governing ? The bride is tainted by her sin, unworthy of Christ's redemption. He desires her to be innocent, not defiled by man (2 Timothy 3:1-17) but empowered by the Holy Spirit to do the work needed to be done.
The body of Christ, all those who recognize Jesus Christ as their savior must also recognize Him as their LORD (1 Timothy 6:1-21). Allowing Him complete dominion of their hearts. Many are still looking, at risk of not being able to identify the real Christ from those who imitate Him.
There is hope! Surrender, and submit. Open your eyes to see His face, open your ears to hear His voice, and open your hearts to receive and allow His authority to reign in and through you....wake up! Respond to the call!