I have witnessed some sincere folks operate with much zeal and success in their churches and Christian organizations under the power of their own wisdom, intelligence, strength and human abilities. They are moved by religious ceremony. They have an interest in some aspects of Bible teaching. They give generously of their money and time to their human institutions of religion. There is a peculiar passion and zeal that they have for and about their religious life. The problem is that they are not continuing steadfastly in the Apostles’ Doctrine. (Acts 2:37-42) In fact, some are married to human creeds, denominational covenants with deadly allegiance to doctrines of demons. (2 John 1:9-11) And many have mistaken religious zeal, natural talent and charisma for the divine anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Some zealous church folks have proudly accepted the false compliment that they are anointed by God when in fact they have never been born again. They have never believed, obeyed and submitted to God’s Eternal Commandments. They have never truly repented of their sins or have had their sins washed away by the Blood of Christ through water Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ as commanded by God nor have they been gifted with the Holy Spirit as evidenced by the speaking in tongues. And we know that the HOLY SPIRIT of God doesn’t dwell in an unholy, rebellious and none repentant vessel. (Ezekiel 13:1-9)
Some things that are done in the strength of our imagination, intellect, flesh and human spirit may appear righteous, amazing, awesome, exciting and charismatic from a human perspective. But unless they are rooted and grounded in Christ and sanctioned by God, they are good for nothing and will be uprooted and cast into the fire to be burned.
Christ told his followers that apart from Him they can do nothing. And anyone who doesn’t abide in Him will be cast off and burned in the Fire (Judgment).
Many sincere folks are in a church. But unless they are in Christ, they are not apart of THE CHURCH.
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