Outside the Main Stream:  theunfetteredpreacher

Jesus, is the only way to Salvation, the only path way to the Father.   It is by His blood I am saved.

He died for “ME.”  If I was the only man on earth, He would have given His life, so I could have a personal relationship with Him and the Father, by the Power of the Holy Spirit.

I am a child of God, because “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

That being said,  I know, I am not, in the  Mainstream, Evangelical Christian school of thought, as it concerns the Gifts of the Spirit.

Even in the Charismatic or Pentecostal Church, we may hear  a message and interpretation in Tongues, but not nearly as often as we did in the 80’s.

We don’t explain which gifts are on display in the Old Testiment, Prophecy, Faith, Words of Knowledge or Wisdom, Miracles, Discerning of Spirits, ect…

They are not explained for what they are.   The Power of God at work in our midst.  We are not told to seek them, we don’t really believe they are available to regular people, sinners like us.

We have placed the great men of Faith, on a pedestal.

We think they had a special anointing from God, and they did.  It is an anointing available to whosoever will seek it.

Psalm 27:8
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”

Is that you or me?  Or does this discribe us better?

Ezekiel 34:6
My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.”

Are we wandering, scattered all over the face of the earth?   Jesus did search us out, He knocked at the door of our hearts, we answered by inviting Him in.

Since then, instead of drawing close, we have wandered afield.  Far away from the place of Power.

We don’t seek His face, we seek stuff.  We don’t enjoy His presence, we want His presents.

We seek healing, financial blessings, we cry out: “touch me O’ Lord.”   

When the Word tells us in Mark 6: That when Jesus came to town:  

They ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.”

“As many as touched HIM, were made whole.

We need to learn to touch Him, SEEK HIS FACE, to become one with Him, in obedience, in love, in grace to others.

Jeremiah 29:13
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Lord, create in me a clean heart, a heart that SEEKS ONLY YOU.  Amen

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