Christ is the literal entirety and substance of the Gospel. There is a reason why Paul’s teaching was kept very simple; it is because his foundation of wisdom was Christ and Him crucified. Paul could have tried to be persuasive, but he chose rather to totally rely on the power of Spirit in order to display the Gospel, instead of simply using words and teachings. He did this so that nobody would come to rely on any sort of teaching or even their own understanding of things. This would cause an automatic attitude of submission to arise within those who encountered the Gospel, in order that they might trust in the power of God displayed.
Paul does say, however, that when among mature believers, he does speak with words of wisdom. This wisdom, though, is quite contrary to the common definition. It is not acquired by reading, understanding, researching, or picking apart scripture. It can not be grasped as to confine it to any sort of theology or doctrine. This is why this wisdom is referred to as the “mystery of God” and can only be manifested via Holy Spirit. It is this inner working of the Holy Spirit that brings forth the very secrets of God’s heart— the things that He has hidden away and desires to reveal to His beloved children.
Paul even says that the words that he speaks are not his own, but come from the Spirit of God and can only be understood by those alive in the Spirit. He finishes this thought by stating that those who can understand the mysteries of God through Holy Spirit can evaluate all things, but they themselves can not be evaluated by others.
I believe that God is calling us to arise to this mentality. That we would know nothing but the message of Christ and Him crucified. That we would dive so deep into the Gospel that we live our lives out of a place of co-crucified and co-risen in Christ. We have to be aware of what our minds want to do, body of Christ. We cannot let our mere intellectual understandings of scripture and God determine our faith (and watch out, because sometimes we give our minds more power than we would like to admit). God is calling us to cast off these things, however. It is okay that we have understandings and theologies, but we simply cannot be relying on them. Do not lean on your own understanding, but in all your ways put your trust in Him. The wisdom of man is finite and will eventually be destroyed. Let God take over. Now, this seems quite impossible to those who do not have a proper understanding of the power and love of the Holy Spirit. Well, thats because it is the Holy Spirit who reveals this wisdom via His power and love. Be blessed, body of Christ.
If you are waiting for your physical death to be set free from sin, then death has become your savior, not Jesus Christ. — Winnie Banov
Anonymous asked: I don't want an argument, and I don't want to come across cold... But can you please explain this statement, "So yeah I just call out the glory within you..." ?
The Holy Spirit within you… He is glory, and He wants out! Praise God hallelujah.
Anonymous asked: Please impart that glory on me and my family. Ive been praying that God hears my prayers for years and I hope you can pray for me aswell.
God does hear your prayers, beloved. He really does. Don’t be influenced by fear. So yeah I just call out the glory within you and I impart the miraculous movement of God for supernatural provision in your life. I would love to talk with you privately if you come off anon, but if not its okay. Bless you~
BREAKTHROUGH IS HAPPENING FOR ME IN THE WORKPLACE, FINALLY. GLORY IS FALLING.
IF ANYONE NEEDS PRAYER FOR THEIR WORK SITUATIONS HIT ME UP AND I’LL IMPART THIS GLORY TO YOU.
I’m thinking about the polarization of the Body of Christ and wow, its so true. I have heard several different pastors/speakers talk about the polarization of the Body of Christ recently, and it has really resinated with me. All I do is look around, at work, at church, on the media, on Tumblr. It is so clear, and not because I want it to be, because honestly it can be a bit aggravating.
This whole issue comes down to one root problem, that is, the natural movement towards one extreme or another. People so want to have their own concrete understandings that suite them, as individuals. A side to stand on, a cause to fight for. It seems that as a culture we have made everything to be black and white, when in reality the truth is often times grey. On one side you have Christians that are being controlled by religious spirits that cause hate, legalism, and condemnation to rule, even through the Scripture they may be preaching. We have to remember that even something pure and true as the Scriptures are can be manipulated through demonic and fleshly influence. On the other side, however, you have circles of Christians who have totally come into agreement with works of the enemy that are accepted by the world. Its a gross mixture of Jesus and what he died for. Its a weird combination of fear, lack of conviction, and a desire to be countercultural among Christians and loved by the world. Its the American Church today. I believe that this is the sort of lukewarm Christianity that is mentioned in the Bible. The thing that really gets me about this is that the Church from Her very beginning was designed to be a light on a hill. A place that is so gloriously distinct from the world in the most beautiful of ways. This pure Bride seems to be following the patterns of Scripture, in that we are becoming a remnant.
This is a warning to anyone who reads it. Examine where you stand and why. And always remember that the present work of the Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth if you sincerely seek fresh eyes and deeper spiritual revelations. God will always take care of his children.
God does not patch up the old life, or make certain repairs on the old life; He gives a new life, through the new birth. — Kathryn Kuhlman
Over the years I have developed, refined, changed, accepted, and rejected all sorts of things about God. I have gone up and down on a roller coaster of understanding and revelation. There is something that has remained a constant, however. Daddy’s love. Yeah, thats it, that one glorious reality that never seems to fade away.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a healing and worship conference. Also attending the conference was a girl named Katie. I don’t know Katie personally, and all I really know about her is the miracle that God granted her. Katie was depressed and cut herself for seven years. She had scars on her arm from her wrist up to her shoulder. It was during a time of worship that Katie was literally touched by God. As she felt His presence she looked down to see that her scars were gone. Yes, gone. Vanished. Disappeared. God literally erased her scars and gave her brand new skin. As she was testifying what the Lord had done, she showed us her arm, and sure enough the new skin was perfect, without blemish. When Katie shared what God had done for her I was hit with the Spirit and overwhelmed by Daddy’s love. I was literally weeping before the Lord. Seriously, like God is so freaking awesome I can’t handle it.
All I have to say is that what Father God did to Katie’s arm is one of the sweetest and most glorious demonstrations of the Gospel I have ever witnessed. What He did for Katie is exactly what He has done for us. Praise God, the one who has chosen to love us relentlessly and restore us to beauty.
Hye, Nolan, Derek, and I walk into the church with great holy laughter.
The greeter lady: “Ok, joy boys.”
This is what you do
This is what you do
You make me come alive
Nolan is so drunk in the Holy Spirit right now.
I asked him if he was sober enough to drive.
Holy Spirit direction. Hahaha
I thought it was hilarious that I was expected to drive in such an intoxicated state. Hahaha woah yeah its still there hehe.
HYE. Im alive. #Kalamazoo
Yeah such glory here.