The following scripture is interesting it might be a good idea to examine ourselves and what we are doing in His name.
“I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image making. I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to Me? Do you know what I want? I want justice–oceans of it. I want fairness – rivers of it. That’s what I want. That’s all I want,” Amos 5:21-24 MSG.
Sickness is oppression from the devil. Jesus went about healing all that were oppressed of the devil, as Jesus walked, even so are we to walk as He is so are we in this world
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him,”Act 10:38.
“He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked,” 1 John 2:6.
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil,” 1 John 3:8.
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world,”1 John 4:17.
This scripture is true in much of the church in this hour. LORD, cleanse us your people. Baptize us in your fire and burn out everything that is not you in our midst.
“Among my people are wicked men who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch men. Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor. Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD . “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this? “A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?”Jeremiah 5:26-31 (NIV).
“This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ I appointed watchmen over you and said, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen,'”Jeremiah 6:16-17.
The LORD is going to soon release the ministry of the archers who will bend their bows and shoot their arrows at Babylon, its ways its practices, doctrines and foundations. That is, the system of religion.
He does not desire to destroy the people, but to break the chains, yokes, bondage’s and deceptions, that hold them in the religious systems of man so that they can become the pure spotless holy bride of Christ
“Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon,”Jeremiah 51:11-12.
~ Kevin Nugent