We're continuing our series today in Luke Chapter 13 regarding…
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At this point, we have covered A LOT of ground in our series. If this subject is new to you, and you have not been able to participate, I encourage you to review the previous episodes so that you can better understand the definitions of the words I am using, the concepts I am discussing, and other helpful background information. Without the foundation that has been laid, the information here may sound nonsensical and/or short-sided
Remember: For REAL healing and/or revival to occur in your life, religion will need to be eradicated. The more religion you have in your life, the harder it is for God to connect with you.
Religion: A system, set of collection of beliefs.
The Result of Religion
Religion without relationship is deadly. It is deadly because false religion gives people a false sense of security. They depend upon the pulpit to tell them what to do (their fault) and when the pulpit sets a low standard (pulpit’s fault) people think that meeting some sort of external obligation to God is all that is necessary and that they are now one with Him and Heaven bound.
However, nothing could be farther from the truth. These are things that we need to be alert for not only in others but especially in ourselves. For me, when I discovered that I had been operating under a spirit of religion, it was very difficult. I wanted to be right with God, and I thought I had been, but I wasn’t.
Remember, yes God is God but He is also a “person”. We are made in His image. He has thoughts, feelings, desires, plans, et Cetra. He desires to have a close relationship with you, not a ceremonial facade.
Yeshua spent a good portion of His time countering the religious rulers / dogma of the day. It was unquestionably the religious people, with a spirit of religion, who gave Him His most serious problems; including the cross.
Today I see a very similar situation. I can’t speak for others but for me, throughout my ministry which now spans two decades, I can unquestionably say that it has definitely been “religious” people who have caused me the most trouble. The spirit of religion is definitely alive and active.
For more details please refer to Parts 1-4 and today’s broadcast / podcast.