Friday, April 17
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
Modern church culture has become very cut and dry. Most church services are scripted and followed to the letter. This is fine, and order definitely has its place, as long as the Holy Spirit has within the script. But, when man’s script carries more weight than the Bible the Holy Spirit’s leading ‘order’ has been taken from God and He has been put in a box. The true reasoning behind this ‘order’ is that too many times believers are not wanting to get their hands dirty and truly be the Church. “Things might get messy if more hurting people were brought in.” “Lost people just don’t know how they’re supposed to act in church.” All of these excuses may not be spoken out but they are the underlying reason why more believers don’t attempt draw in the lost and hurting. You weren’t called to be clean, you were called to produce. You can’t get any cleaner than the blood of Jesus has already made you and there is no way that being in the presence of the unclean will stain the cleanliness that He has imparted to you. It’s time that the Church stopped ‘having church’ and started being ‘the church’. How are you going to get your hands dirty for the Kingdom today? – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff