The Ramblin Man: and
Do you wonder why the average church in the US has less then 100 active members?
Do you wonder why there is a little church on every corner?
Do you wonder about church splits, over the color of the rug, or some other non-spiritual, or scriptural reason?
Do you wonder why your needs do not get fulfilled, whether spiritual, physical, emotional or financial, … even when you are faithful in attendance at church?
The Lord asked Peter, 3 times if he loved Him?
Peter answered 3 times yes…
If we asked your Pastor, Do you love Jesus? His answer would be yes…
The Lord told Peter 3 times: Feed My Sheep.
Herein lies the rub.
We do not understand how to feed, SPIRITUAL FOOD.
Churches are small, needs are not met, there are splits and divisions, no peace, joy or love… and especially NO POWER.
Because we are not feeding the sheep.
We preach many anointed messages, teach many interesting things, but our people hunger for spiritual food, as we give them milk.
Deuteronomy 28, tells us to ‘harken diligently’, to be systematic in our Study, Prayer and Teaching and Preaching.
We need to go beyond the basic message.
1 Corinthians 3
King James Version (KJV)
“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?
For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?”
We have church people who do not know how to pray the word of God and apparently many pastors with the same problem.
Our Pastors are Rambling Men, they do not study systematically so they do not preach and teach systematically.
We need to go through the books of the Bible showing our folks where the scriptures are we pray, explain the content, the history, the meaning then, how it applies now.
That way, they are getting small bites, that they can digest easily, and it builds on what they ate last week.
The churches I see that are successful, are teaching, building the body. One book, one verse at a time.
Trusting in the Holy Spirit to teach, not church doctrine…. the word.
Ask the Holy Spirits guidance on those verses you’ve never heard taught, or have been told do not apply to us today.
There is no sell-by date on the word of God. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.
Once again I leave you with Deuteronomy 29:29
Why? Because there is so much revealed, that we ignore.
“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
Lord, help us to recognize that which is revealed, so that we may do Your work. Amen
Thanks for visiting,
Know You Are Loved
We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
bill theunfetteredpreacher cote