Monday, May 17, 2010

God won't be Boxed! Part 2

Just because a person doesn't go to a 4 walled church doesn't mean they are not under a God ordained Pastor or in communion with teachers He sends etc.  That's the key though, whom HE sends.  God ordains position, not man. Somehow Jesus went all over with His disciples and He had them doing 'church' together, as opposed to being bound by the temple which had corrupted leadership, fleshly teaching and money as the focus.  (Funny, not much different today...)

God will not be boxed, nor those that trust in Him.

In John 10:9 Jesus says, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."  Let me elaborate...  first we go through the door of Jesus unto salvation...but then it says "...shall go IN and OUT, and find pasture."   See that freedom there?

Be open to whom God would send you...

In my early spirit-filled days the Lord would always put the oddest people in my life that held the anointing.  I remember the first one... he stuttered, was blunt & teased too much & seemed like a lack of mental physical development was in his bloodline.   But I'd go to prayer meeting and in him I'd see this light switch turn on & it's like he wasn't was God sitting there speaking to me.  I honored this man as a vessel of God-- I knew he was plugged into God & it was amazing--- he'd always reiterate, "Look who God can use!"   But having drug my dad along with me to those meetings...we'd go home & I'd have to listen to my dad & then other members of the family make fun of this man of God & not 'get it'...all they remembered was when the light switch was off.  

Then another was an obese woman-- again... that light switch... it was was so wonderful....I served her in any capacity-- just excited for the next time HE showed up thru her.  

My point is to view everything in the spirit, NOT under the heavy hand of the flesh.  The age thing, the look or any of that physical stuff... degrees, diplomas mean nothing to me.  Poor quality video or audio means nothing to me.... obedience is everything and His mark on a person's life is what I listen to.  I've prayed over people  that were ordained pastors, but that's not whom God said that person was. It kind of hurt to pray for them because they were shoving themselves in their own box.

Can my words smack you around a little bit?  Really?  How often are we even entertaining angels unawares?  Wake up spirit-man and pay attention with this ((heart)).  Delay this ((mouth)).

Let me get back to John 10:9 "...shall go in and out and find pasture."  How many times have you heard that God will save those from their sin and then one day they return to be a light in that darkness they once partook in?  In whatever degree that would be... your testimony of salvation needs to be out there people!  So let me encourage you, YOU need to be testifying...

(Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.")

And now I want to get to expounding upon freedom...

Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Did you hear that... ALL THINGS.  In and out of pasture.  This is only going to become unbalanced and not work if you quit earnestly seeking God with a repentant heart.   Why are some things sin to one but not to another?  Because one is like flint in the world and another a sponge.  Know yourself... talk to Him.... if you have to baton down the hatches in areas do so, but do not hinder others by preaching a box mentality.  Part of that is fear, there is fear attached to that mentality.

True... things can have an evil spirit behind's blatantly obvious that 'Highway to hell' isn't a wholesome bit.  But, have you looked at all the grey area out there in the world?   Are we missing out on what the one true God is saying or ways to reach unbelievers because of being programmed with religious lies that have a root in an evil religious spirit-- the same one that killed Jesus?  Where is the ministry of "meet them where they are at"?

I've had a song playing in my head the past two days that isn't a christian song.... in fact, I really didn't know the lyrics or the title to the song and I really didn't even know the words LOL, so I had to research until I could find it.  When I did I got a little choked up because I then realized He was singing me a love song.  He was telling me the little things He has me do is making a difference to change the world and He was telling me that His home is in my heart & with every beat we're closer.  Oh, God, did I need to hear that?  Of course I did... how easily I could've missed that by dismissing it?  We really have to tune in to God because He’s speaking to us EvErYwHeRe.

God uses everything to convey His messages, who are we to decide his plan and purposes?  Why should we care if he pays those hired in the eleventh hour the same as those hired the first?  Whose to say that God will not use the wicked to bring about His purposes.... what old testament battle should I bring up as an example here?  The thing you need to hear is that God-will-not-be-boxed!

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