It is amazing to me how many people that say they are followers of Jesus ( Christians ) are so hung up on the thing He condemned the most — religion. When He was walking this earth in flesh and blood He was constantly coming against the religious attitudes the religious leaders and their followers had. He accused them of keeping the people from entering the kingdom of God. Jesus came to this earth to reveal to us the heart of the Father and give us LIFE and FREEDOM, not a religious system. We seem to put more emphasis on the meetings and the writings in the Bible than we do on Jesus Himself and His Holy Spirit that He gave us to empower us with the same life He had. He never intended to have us take the Bible and put it in the place of the Holy Spirit. After all, He gave us the Holy Spirit shortly after He was crucified, but we didn’t get the printed Bible for over 1600 years. Do you see where our focus should be? He said to live by faith and walk in the Spirit. All the stories we read about in the Bible about people who did great things for God did not have a Bible, but they did have faith and learned to hear the Spirit and obey. Give me your thoughts on this.
May 1, 2013