In the past, I have likened the Christian life, to being a fire hose, connected to a fire hydrant. When the water is turned on, the hose can be directed to knock down, and put out the fire, fulfilling it’s purpose.
There is power, strength, and purpose to this hose, that would be difficult to accomplish, with any other water supply and delivery system.
As Christians, we need to learn how to turn on this power. If the water isn’t turned on, this hose is just a hose.
‘If’, as a Christian, I do not seek the face of God, ‘if’, I do not study to show myself approved, ‘if’, I do not renew my mind, by the washing of the water of the Word…
I may be connected, but there is no power, no power to overcome evil with good. No power, to heal the sick, no power, to cast out demons, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Without this power, we cannot fulfill our purpose in the Lord. Unfortunately, the Church, finds itself in this place, connected, but Powerless.
How, or Why, is this true? Turning on the water is easy, ‘If’, we possess the correct tools for the job. Somehow, the Church has lost the blueprints, and the tools, for turning on the water, for building a strong and vibrant Church.
We cannot place the blame for this, on anyone but ourselves.
Teachers can only teach what they know and understand. If they are good teachers or preachers, they will motivate us, to study the Word ourselves.
The Holy Spirit is drawing us closer to the Lord, ‘if’, we will accept and allow Him to show us all truth.
1 Corinthians 2:12-14
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
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I desire a more intimate one.