Originally posted on Blogger 6 January 2019 @https://reachingbeyondtheveil.blogspot.com
Today while getting ready for church this is what I received from the Lord.
“Stop doing things that I have not ask you to do. Stop doing more than what I have ask you to do. I am raising up a church where people are free to come to me, worship me without distraction, distraction of words, and distraction of a show. I may have given my people a word but have I given them the time? My people are not listening to my prompting. Every word I give is not always for the now. I may have given my people a song to sing or a performance but they are losing site on who they are singing and performing for. Look to me my children, look to me.“
Then later while I was attending a church that was not my home church, and no I am not saying one is better than the other, this was on my heart.
“There is a difference between man speaking and man permitting the Holy Spirit to speak. My spirit is grieved, the church is dead”
Since returning home from the church service I cannot shake this feeling of disappointment. It is not that I was going to church to be wowed but going to love on Christ and to be loved by Him. The whole thing just felt rehearsed, non-genuine, rushed and void. As I am thinking things over and typing this I just want to cry. The world is a dark place. People are in need, they are looking for things to make them feel human and whole. The church is suppose to be that for them. A place where they can come as they are, be accepted and engulfed in the pure love of Christ. Instead we have these churches growing at a fast rate but the Spirit of the Lord is no where to be found. Or you have these churches that puts the Spirit on a time limit. I do not know which is worse. I do not have time to play games when it comes to my walk with Christ. I need for the Spirit to lead me on a daily basis. If I cannot go to the church and join in on corporate worship and truly find the Spirit there then I must ask myself…what happened to the church?