I would like to direct this not to the Church of today, the religious, the non-religious, the Spiritual, the post-Spiritual, the aggressive, the passive, the non-compliant, the gov’t/politically active, the independent and organized, the spattering of middle, small and micro cell churches across the landscape, even if that means having nothing more than having a vision and a Bible.
I would like to direct this comment to first of all, every known or unknown aspiration to a spirit of humility if God permit, by His grace. Then, if it pleases Him, direct it to those naming Christ for themselves from the everlasting bonds of unity awaiting further unsealed establishing to be sealed by the Holy Spirit to associate by.
For those who resist such a benefit of fellowship, even while in their “quiet and peaceable” conforms of life, quite possibly have used that Q&P life to lay aside a matter of utmost importance. As I grapple over my own choice of expressing this, must be said. There appears in the wake of Christian love, a heedless coffin attempting to conform itself to a religion.
But His Spirit is able to sustain the Church of its many contrary expressions. Are we as a databank waiting to be programmed to accept this? Awash with the distance, calibrated conference and sacrificial ruthlessness, the good options of the Spirit remain wholly beneficial to any such assoc. For this is no time for sensational anecdotes though that is and can be our liberty. But this is a time for His mind and what He might think, and if present what He might say of the current condition of His bride.
People like brevity. Very well, as the spiritualized sub-title indicates, “come out” may have provoked concern for something else totally different than what you thought you were about to hear, at least I think so. Is it for the Church? Yes, as described. More Church purifying acts of separation? Is that what you want, an impatient atmosphere of alienation and every other applicable synonym? Not me, , I will be facing the opposite direction. Speak plainly? Sure.
Come out from your resistance of ill-perceived directives of putting water over blood, doctrinal weight over mercy. For which endures longer, the water or the subject, the word of the Lord or a love we might have? It is no secret, though the Church’s acts tell otherwise that it is:
God who “adds to the Church daily such as should be saved”. (Acts 2:47)
What’s that? Am I ignorant of the acquired or inherited methods of worship? That’s right, and also ignorant of the subtle methods granting preeminence to further each repute.
If the sheep hear the blessing, then begin to grant prophesy stage. If clamoring sparks disarray, bless again.
If the sheep hear prophesy, then begin to grant the beauty, if idols spark disarray, edify again.
In other words, draw out from fallen resistance for the sake of love for the body.
For you are not so successful in being non-religious who you choose to be likened to, , I’ll retain that proof for myself, and not the contrary element. And you are not so successful in being non-apostate as you would prefer, I appeal to source everything.
A few centuries down the road and here we are; the lines of our own sects are becoming more blurred by the day. One perpetual instance is by championing the select members far too much. Securing methods of elevating lesser estate members has been one point we just don’t seem to get. This creates the groundwork for an inability to overcome division riddled carnality.
Is the Church present, and presently divided? Sometimes it is hard to say, but the numbers tell of clearer findings. If I had a window of time and resources enough to choose from, I think I would do a rundown of stats. Following publishing release numbers might skew actual approvals. Rather to see who it is that calls upon this name of Jesus Christ yet holds the highest degree of approval supported by the lowest level of complaints weighed amongst the top 8 or 10 sects in attendance.
After that (or before), what does history tell of what that religious organization did to increase numbers, and how much of that increase was gained by non-proselytizing efforts to show those interested that the Creator may be at work to “added” membership. Yet we go"into all the world".
Is She Present? Present, this much we know! Well good.
For “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.” (Psalm 122:1)
Here, everything you need is over HERE, no, Love&Forgiveness is HERE, no, Peace&Freedom is HERE, no, Spirit is HERE, no, Life is HERE, , , ,come stranger, traveler, the young and old to a place where we treat you as we treat ourselves, (oh sorry for the mix up) where we treat you as we would like to be treated.
6-24-13 Update: The comment I would like to direct to the general readership at large is this:
Those I will keep a mind of concern for are they that set precariousness for the word. Such passerby will view this as an “interfaith” remark. Those who know don’t have to go there.