"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'." (John 7:38)

"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual." (1Cor. 2:12-13)


Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Purpose Of The Word

The Scriptures were established to reveal Jesus to His bride by the work of the Holy Spirit (John 1:1-2), and from that, His ministry will flow naturally through those who refuse to lean on their own understanding. The Word was not established for the elect to purport their own devised theology nor to determine the purpose and direction of their ministry.

When we are dogmatic to harness the power of God in order to make this world a better place to live; when we are adamant to translate Scripture in order to covet isolated sacred doctrines; when we strive to interpret God's word into predictable religious practices; when we are so intelligent as to order specific and absolute methods of cause and effect in order to bind the sovereignty of God onto our own idealistic comfortable field of play; then we have effectively limited ourselves of the pure work of the Holy Spirit and thus created divisions in the body of Christ.
These divisions are common and accepted world-wide. They are groups of Christians known as denominations, or otherwise, 'churches', and they are recognized by their unique DBA.

God, however, is not encumbered by this and He creatively shuffles His children thoroughly through man's religious institutions until we are decreased, and Jesus, the Word become flesh, is increased.


"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." (John 12:24)

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