I have been happy at the church I was attending. I did take issue with a few things, but there is no perfect church, so you just accept whatever is going on and keep moving. But something happened yesterday which I know is strictly spiritual.
Service began as normal with praise and worship and the Pastor gave a message that was purposely interrupted by a skit. But I could not enter into the service. My spirit was grieved.
First I noticed the women of the church (not new believers) improperly dressed. Honestly, sometimes my church looks like the club as far as attire is concerned. It’s the one thing about the church that really bothered me. I think about the poor men who have to deal with spirits of lust in the world and then you have that same spirit right up in the church.
But I noticed something that grieved me. My divorced Pastor had his girlfriend in the pulpit. I can’t explain it, but I knew something wasn’t quite right and I could not return. Well this morning I woke up wondering if I was overreacting and whether I should really leave and God gave me my answer.
So, this morning I called into a prophetic teaching ministry and the Pastor, (who I connected with through this blog) and what was he teaching about? Coming out of religious systems and certain churches and not looking back. That was not all of the message, but I will say there is no doubt in my mind that I will not be returning to my church. I have been trying to deny it, but something isn’t quite right.. Something has changed and God does not want me to be a part of it. When I left church on Sunday, I felt I would not be returning and I have learned to obey God.
I didn’t have time to say goodbye to the people that I know. No goodbyes, just a quick and sudden separation. Had you told me on Palm Sunday that this would have happened, I would not have believed it.
Sometimes God has to separate us from people, places and things SUDDENLY and we cannot look back, not for one minute. We must remain separated and keep moving toward our future and destiny. God spoke clearly to obey and NOT harden my heart and I am going to obey.
I now see through the preached word, that being connected to this church was not only hindering my spiritual growth, but also my prosperity!! I see clearly now and I am gone.
King James Version (KJV)
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.