23102 Finding God in the mysteries of every day
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John 14:12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
There is an enthusiastic response in some people to the promise testified to by John in this powerful verse. Many, however, seeing the failure of the people of the Church and the organizations they’ve built to maintain whatever it is they think they’ve acquired have become skeptical of these words and, of course, a new “doctrine” has been developed. It seems as though any fool who has opened the scriptures has an opinion on the matter whether for good or ill. A couple of points should be considered here.
- While we are called to be a part of the Church which Jesus is building, Matthew 16:18, our walk with Jesus is with Him alone, perhaps in concert with others, but ultimately with Him.
- Signs and wonders will occur in every age. The idea of Cessationism, if you will, that all signs and wonders came to an end with the passing of the original 12 disciples, is pure foolishness and belies the true evidences of the true Faith of the Church.
- Euphoric manifestations of the presence of the Holy Spirit have been so universally rejected by the majority of believing Christians that one must question their place in the will of God. (With all apologies to those who may be offended by such a statement (see # 1 here.)
- When a climate of fear and repression are at work in the Church so as to leave no room in our much abbreviated so called “Worship” we are in the graves of danger of becoming or perhaps have already become as the Church in the Lord’s letter to the Church in Laodicea. Revelation 3:14-22