Christ wants to exercise His authority and build God’s kingdom, but, too often, church gives men the authority to override Him. However, the kingdom of God begins to manifest when people faithfully make the risen Jesus their supreme authority. Any authority that tells people to violate God’s authority is making people choose between God or man. (See Acts 5:29.)
Spiritual authority comes from humility and faithfulness to the risen Jesus, not from an official church office. The living Jesus Christ is the Bridge to God! Don’t follow religious authorities off the Bridge! Follow Jesus and His Word! Pastors and priests have been trained to administer with institutional authority, rather than to serve with supernatural authority.
People who reject God’s authority in their life, don’t want God’s love. They want Him to leave them alone. Every Christ-follower is a priest and is called to be a loving light to the people around them.
Many people think that God’s love makes Him passive and wimpy, approving of things that are wrong. That’s apathy; not love!
Closed, hard hearts can’t be led by the Spirit. Surrendered, tender hearts can be. The use of profanity is a sign of a hard heart and of insecurity, not of confidence. Confident, open-hearted people feel no need to use it.
The Bible calls Christ-followers “the body of Christ,” not a religious body. They should be led by the living Christ, not by men.
Church focuses on informing people who are already filled with information but are famished for love. Meet to love!