An Amazing Day

rock concertToday I went to the house of the Lord with great expectation and I was not disappointed! God spoke in a most unique way. It’s so important to go to the house of the Lord. No one is exempt from going to church, so don’t let the devil deceive you and make you think that you don’t have to go.

My Pastor preached a very unique message. I knew God was speaking to me because the message was about focusing on the negative and not keeping your eye on the prize. I also understood that God was telling me, to not be too religious and miss out on what He is doing. And my Pastor gave a great example.

Recently my Pastor went to a concert to see a secular artist and God really was sending him on a mission. He said the music was so, so, and he didn’t want the entertainers products, but God told him to buy them anyway, enabling him to speak with the artist. There was cursing at the concert and in general it was worldly, but God sent my Pastor there.

After the concert, he came face to face with the entertainer and told him there was a call on his life and that he had been running from the call. He said the artist immediately began to cry and hug him and confirm that the word of the Lord was true.

I can’t explain it all, but I left church knowing that God was telling me to look pass the little annoyances, don’t be so religious, and just be a friend to who he sends into my life, no matter what their spiritual state is. Just love them and don’t judge them.

I am actually living through that now. The friend that I spend the most time with is unsaved and an ex-stripper!! Imagine that!! Who would have thought I would have a friend who was once a stripper! But God is getting rid of the last bit of religiosity that may be in me, so that I can love and reach His people. It was indeed an amazing day!

Mark 16:15

New International Version (NIV)

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

11 thoughts on “An Amazing Day

  1. A good message, spoiled by this little bit of legalism.
    “No one is exempt from going to church, so don’t let the devil deceive you and make you think that you don’t have to go.”
    I was wondering what scripture you were thinking of here?

    • Not familiar with the scripture that talks about not forsaking the assembling together with other believers? I picked this version…

      Hebrews 10:24-25

      GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
      Encourage Each Other

      24 We must also consider how to encourage each other to show love and to do good things. 25 We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some of you are doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming.

      • I knew perfectly well that your answer would quote Hebrews 10. However there is a substantial difference between “not forsaking the assembling together…….but exhorting ONE ANOTHER”, and your original quote which I repeate below!

        “No one is exempt from going to church, so don’t let the devil deceive you and make you think that you don’t have to go.”

        I am sorry, but your quote is really a mutilation of Hebrews 10.v24/5, a verse which all churches use to make people feel guilty if they don’t get to church.

        The reason I am outside of the Institutional Church is precisely because church totally fails to fulfill Hebrews 10.v25!
        It is not the devil that makes me think I don’t have to go, it is wisdom!

        Hebrews 10.v24/5 is all about the “one another” of the body. Institutional church is all about the man at the front. It is he alone who does the exhorting to the body, who in comparison are passive, and underneath his authority. The biblical notion of the body of Christ “exhorting one another” with prophecy, visions, etc. at such meetings is lost.
        Such churches exhibit an earthly head, the Pastor alone, it is he alone that functions. He supplants Christ as head over the church. The body of Christ has become the body of the pastor/s

        Hebrews 10 is totally inapplicable for such church meetings. Christ has much better things for his body than the hierarchical church model we currently see.

      • Seems you have an issue with the church. I am not here to argue or debate, but you seem quite angry. I love the Church of Jesus Christ, love the body of Christ and I am happy with my church.

        Just curious…what is the purpose of the 5-fold ministry then specifically how would you interpret the following?

        Ephesians 4:11-16
        New International Version (NIV)
        11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

        14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

  2. I was meditating on this topic last night. I told the Lord how it seems the most accepting and loving people are not Christians. We get so caught up in legalism and demarcating ourselves from people we claim don’t have it together, that we forget that at the end of the day we all need God. And once we accept and serve him, we cannot forget that without him we’d be lost. Praise God that you are walking in the love Jesus called us to!

    • I think a lot of us who have been in the church a long time, just fall into not being unequally yoked, which is in the bible. My goal is to win my new friend to Christ, not just kick it with her. Trust me, it’s a challenge.

      • I wasn’t raised in any religion and became a Christian when I was an adult, so I remember very well what it’s like to not know God or feel that I even had to know him. And when I did come to that realization, I didn’t know how he would show up. I was a serious challenge to other believers because Christianity was a foreign thing to me. They treated me like I was supposed to undo a whole lifetime of not believing in anything just because they showed me a scripture, which I didn’t believe in. I can laugh about it now, though. Having that background gives me more patience with people who haven’t found their way because I remember when I didn’t believe.

  3. Hey, Prophetic Walk, please don’t project onto me accusations of anger. I just commented in your misquote of scripture, that’s all.

    Nobody is accusing you of not loving the body of Christ, or your church.

    Regarding the fivefold ministry, your Eph4 quote demonstrates that the average church completely misses the mark.
    Firstly there are five ministries, not just the Pastor. Nowhere in scripture does it say that a pastor runs the meetings from the front, nor that that pastor dominates the other four.
    According to the Greek, the purpose of these apostles prophets evangelists pastors/teachers, is to edify the saints, so that it is THEY who do the ministry.
    Church is neither theatre, nor school. ALL members are meant to supply in a meeting, FOR ONE ANOTHER’S BENEFIT, which is where your Heb10v25 quote comes in.

    If a pastor is still at the front, doing the same ministry to largely the same group of people, year after year, then clearly he has failed. The people are still in the pews. HE still ministers TO THEM. They still suckle from him. They have not been perfected sufficient to be allowed to do the ministry, or feed themselves.
    Such is the result of the hierarchical, man led, model of church.
    Read 1Cor 14v26 and see that it is the body which ministers via the gifts of the spirit, to the body, edifying itself in love. The model of a man at the front doing the ministry is unbiblical no matter how much your church blesses you.

    Now, I have watched your blog for several years, and only occasionally commented, and I am not aiming to criticise, merely challenge you a little to go deeper. I believe that your use of Heb10 was just wrong, that’s all.
    You are in fact a great encouragement to many, and quite unusual in that you walk a deep prophetic faith walk outside of the system, and your relationship with the Lord is clearly very real. I enjoy and relate to your intimate walk with the Lord! It is how I have walked for many decades.

    My wife and I meet with a mere 3 others and we minister deeply to one another. That small number is still a fulfillment of Heb10. Remember that Jesus said if any 2 or 3 gather in my name….. He didn’t say “you’ve got to go to church!”
    I personally will not go to church where one man (or two) at the front, with a badge of office decides what God might want to say. That is not his job, it is the job of the WHOLE body.
    I want to hear what the saints have to say from the Lord.

    Blessings
    Frank

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