I live on solar power. I’m continually electrified by the Son! Fall in love with Jesus and you’ll be drawn into a new orbit that’s out of this world!
To orbit the risen Son, continually surrender to His gravitational pull. Don’t let anyone
or anything block the Sonshine from your life! It’s sad when we ignore the clean and renewable energy of the Son, for the fossil fuel of religion.
When clergy are between the people of God and the Son of God it causes an eclipse of the heart. It’s easy to sit through church and just “take up space” instead of soaring in the heavens with the Son of God! However, when church meets like a solar panel and lets the risen Son speak in and through ordinary people, the Son’s power is released. Jesus created the first solar cell (His ekklesia), uniting people’s hearts to listen to and obey the Son together.
Go solar! Follow and obey the risen Son of God! When you let the Son of God continually shine in your soul — that’s the real soul-er energy. Humanity wants to conquer outer space; but perhaps it would be wiser to first conquer the space between our ears!
Christianity turns into religion if we let tradition eclipse our heart. Theologian, Martin Buber (1878-1965) wrote: “Eclipse of the light of Heaven, eclipse of God – such indeed is the character of the historic hour through which the world is now passing.” Jesus, the Son of God, can be eclipsed; but He can never be extinguished!
Be a beam of the Son.; not a self-exalting one! Inner space is he final frontier! We need to learn to surrender out hearts completely to the living Son of God. After all, human hearts were designed to orbit the Son!
It’s an amazing thing to step out of a religious eclipse and be bedazzled by the Son! We humans have a choice. We can orbit the world or we can orbit the Son of God; but we can’t do both at the same time.
Prechurch Christianity orbited the risen Son. Today, church tends to think that the Son orbits it. (We need a new Galileo.)
Church has eclipsed the risen Son by hiding Him behind hierarchies, homiletics, hype, and human programs. We engage in synthetic homiletics — preaching without the invigorating power and life-transforming presence of the risen Jesus. Church needs to orbit the risen Son; not eclipse Him!
How effective would an army be with no hands-on training, but just a weekly 30 minute talk? (How about a church?)
How can church “close in prayer” since we are supposed to be open to God 24/7/365? Christ isn’t understandable, but He is embraceable. Embrace Him now!
In August of 2017, my wife and I experienced both an eclipse of the sun and then an eclipse of the Son as we were made to stop 9 1/2 years of open, Spirit-led ekklesia at The Salvation Army Berry Street.