Another old post revisited:
What is the MAN PLAN, and why is it so destructive?
First off, the MAN PLAN can be summed up in one sentence.
“It’s ok God, I’ve got it from here.”
(Yes, I know a good plan when I see it. Hey somebody let me down).
Whenever we take over for God, death and destruction follow. So how do we take over?…and “death and destruction, really?”
Here are several examples of MAN PLANS, that are with good intentions, used to try to enlarge the Church or bring in needed finances.
Remember these are MAN PLANS, the Lord may have allowed the first, but I doubt He sanctions any after that.
~ Bake Sales, car washes, craft sales, bingo, lucky sevens, kissing booths, gambling nights, church suppers, …ect.
You get the idea. Many of these are great ideas for fellowship, the introduction of the unbeliever to believers and just a generally good time. But they are not a “GOD PLAN.”
The Lord told us His plan:
~ Go and teach all Nations, the Gospel of the Kingdom.
~ Feed His Sheep.
~ Wait till you receive the Power of the Holy Spirit.
~ Preach the Word, Heal the Sick, Comfort the Broken Hearted, cause the Lame to Walk, the Blind to See, the Deaf to Hear.
We can only do His work through the Power of the Holy Spirit. We must rely on the Words of Wisdom and Knowledge, the Gift of Faith, the Working of Miracles, the Gifts of Healings, Discerning of Spirits, Prophecy, Tongues, and Interpretation of Tongues.
Saints, The Lord sent His Holy Spirit to teach, guide, comfort and empower us for His Work.
If words alone could do the job, then Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Joseph, Jesus Himself, Peter, Paul, John, and Steven would have just talked people into the Kingdom.
“You Know,” it took more than just words.
The secret things belong to the Lord, but what He has revealed is for us to use, to grow His Church. Deuteronomy 29:29
He tells us in Isaiah 43:10-11, why miracles, signs, and wonders. To be His hands, His Servants.
“Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me, there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me, there is no savior.”
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
Quit the MAN PLANS and ask the Lord, HIS PLAN. Then do it.
Go forth and do greater works, in the Power and Direction of the Holy Spirit.
Thanks for visiting. Come back soon.
Know you are loved.