A Repairer of the Breach

 

A great gulf has developed between the church and those who once walked through their doors.  Over time, this gap has become wider, and wider; those who once had love and fellowship together, now further apart than ever.  Each party, likely blames the other; no one willing to accept that somebody, was wrong.

It might interest some folk that it does not matter what denomination you are in or came from; it is the same, in all churches that identify themselves as Christian.  One might not know that, if they’ve never visited other churches than your own.  The rift is deep.

Some might get offended if you were to say openly that many people are recovering from religion.  One of the problems with many who identify as Christians today, is that they do not believe they could be very much like the religious order of Christ’s time.  If you are a believer, and especially if you say you have been born-again, it was once thought, that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, changed everything.  When the Holy Ghost was poured out, it was assumed that the world changed; even the religious world.  No one would any longer act, like the religious people of that time had acted; not if they had truly been filled with the Holy Ghost.

Rules, rules and more rules; I’m old enough now that I cannot even begin to remember them all.  Jesus said something that didn’t seem to register in some circles; He referred to something one of the prophets had spoken.  The prophet had said, that some people worshiped God, in vain.  Jesus repeated it, about those He was confronting in the Gospel.  It was to those, that He said, were teaching for doctrine, the commandments of men.  I do not think, we understand, just what Christ was saying to those people.  If I am honest, I didn’t even realize, that you could worship God in vain.  It just seems to mean, that all of their attempts to worship Him, were for nothing.

Once, a long time ago, one of our beliefs was, that we could, stand in the gap, and make up the hedge.  God was looking for people who would do that; because He had searched around, and couldn’t find anybody; there was no one.  In some of our places we called church, there was a breach in the wall; just like it was in the days of the old temple.  There is all kinds of reasons why it got there; some from the inside, and some from the outside.  Through this breach, a lot of people leaked out into the world; what was once thought to be a safe haven for everyone, became a place of rules.  It was like some strict-laced club; where you followed the rules to the letter, or you were no longer considered a member.  It was not supposed to be.

Schisms and divisions, in the body of Christ.  People of like precious faith, claiming to be heirs with Christ; turned on one another; just as the apostles warned us not to do.  But Jesus Christ is not coming back, after a fractured and badly splintered body; somebody, is going to have to stand in the gap.

Somebody is going to need to stand, where no one else wants to stand.  It is going to take a lot of meekness and truly being filled with the Holy Ghost, to bring all of these people, back to the foot of the Cross.

It can’t stay this way; it won’t, stay this way.  God is going to use someone, to help all of us, begin returning, to our first love.  The paths back to one another, must be restored.

God, use me in this hour, to bring about your purpose.

 


Robert Blackburn Robert Blackburn

 

 

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A Repairer of the Breach — 2 Comments

  1. James 2:1-13N (NKJV)
    Beware of Personal Favoritism
    2 My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality.  2 For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, 3 and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, “You sit here in a good place,” and say to the poor man, “You stand there,” or, “Sit here at my footstool,” 4 have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
    5 Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?  6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?  7 Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called?
    8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; 9 but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.  10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.  11 For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.  12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.  13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

  2. America is like a fattened goat. Its no one to blame, no technology, nothing or no one, except people themselves.

    That’s why we have the power of a Free Will, we decide what we do, for every idle word we will give account.

    For it is better to tie a rope around your neck than to cause one of my little ones to stumble.said Jesus. God is not mocked.

    For no man on earth is God, and no man can buy themselves a way into Heaven. For the blood of Christ has already being shed, but many are trampling upon the Blood of Christ as Unholy and Disdaining the Holy Spirit of God.

    They don’t realize that hell enlarges it self every day, and that the consequences are eternal.

    Lastly those who keep their lives will lose it for eternity. For woe unto those who deal with God’s servants in harm.
    Matthew 12:39 (ASV) But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet

    For it is a frightening thing to fall into the hands of an Angry God.

    For it is appointed to man to die ones and then the Judgment.

    For woe unto them that Provoke the Living God.
    Hell is too real, to make a Joke out it.

    Many take what God already gave through Jesus, and make it an utter disdain out of it. Just because his Grace is Large does not Justify our sins, specifically when our sins cause others to fall.

    The Holy Spirit is utterly vexed and Grieved here in America. There are tens of thousands of Churches and Bibles in America alone. Other Nations may have repented long ago if they had Free access to all the Churches we have.

    Sorry but legalizing weed is really not the way to go.

    Jesus is Love and again he already gave himself in full, no man but him is the Doorway to the Father. Lets not exaust Gods grace and Mercy and Patience and Love with excuses.

    Sorry typing this on a phone.