I am both amazed and concerned about what christians are posting in social medias. I am also both amazed and concerned about the content of the messages delivered in churches. Maybe I am exaggerating, but it seems that...
... what is said is absolutely obvious... it is common sense, psychology 101. I have even found out that both Buddha, Confucius and some hindu gurus express the same thoughts.
... this fact speaks loud about what some people need to hear, and what some want to hear. Both personal conclusions are extremely sad.
Some say that God is coming down on our level. Yes and no. Yes He did when He sent His Son into our world, became 100% Man while He still was 100% God. He lived under the exact same conditions as we and He ful lled His assignment. So he came down on our level once and it was the last time He did. When He did that He raise us up on His level. No more coming down on our. In Christ He came down, but Christ opened the way to rise. From that very moment we meet Him on His level. We ful ll His requirements. We align to His plans and will. We invest in His agenda. Speaking about our level is the sign that we might have received salvation but not understood it.
God is not a man, He is outstanding.
The Church is not an organisation, or an association or a cultural house... the church is unusual, divine, extraordinary, supernatural; the Church is outstanding.
God’s plans are not professional carreers blessed by God... they are supernatural, outstanding.
In this document we will have a look at this “OUTSTANDING” issue:
God is OUTSTANDING.
Therefore what He has prepared for His sons and daughters have the same nature. And consequently...
... relationships are OUTSTANDING. ... the journey is OUTSTANDING.
OUTSTANDING GOD Paul wrote to the Corinthians:
“And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s eld, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.”
Paul wanted to bring their attention to the fact, that God is outstanding in everything He says and does. The problem is that it is difficult if not hopeless for Him to partner with people who are childish and carnal. How can they be His fellow workers? His field, His building? Even His representatives?
What about praying in the name of Jesus?
Relating is not an issue. God could dwell among the israelites, look after them, defend them, heal and rescue and forgive them as well as lead them through the wilderness even though they lived under a limited covenant, their hearts were hard and unchanged, their necks were sti which means there was a reluctance and even a resistance to look in the same direction as God. They had their own focus and targets. Oh yes they wanted God, but in their own way.. They wanted His blessings but used them for their own purposes... meaning abuse them. The blessings of God are meant to lead us to the God of the blessings, know Him, honor Him and choose to be led by Him.
In the same letter he wrote:
“Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.”
Certain issues must become very clear for us in order to see these dynamics become a workable reality: to be the eld He has cultivated and developed, to be the building He has built and which He will ll
with His glory and power, to be His fellow workers so they can be involved in changing communities and societies: neighborhoods, workplaces, companies and educational institutions.
Let me give a statement at this point:
Man receives and responds Man administrates
God gives growth
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