Know God for yourself – Part 2
Avoid The Trap Of Religion
“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you shut the door of the Kingdom of Heaven in people’s faces. You won’t go in yourselves, and you don’t let others enter either. “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you cross land and sea to make one convert, and then you turn that person into twice the child of hell you yourselves are!” (Math 23:13-15) NLT
RELIGIOUS people have a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. Millions of people are practising religion and thought they are serving the living God. Religious people don’t really have deep relationship with God. They serve Him the way they want to, not the way He wants them to serve Him. Jude described these false teachers this way:
“…They are like dangerous reefs that can shipwreck you. They are like shameless shepherds who care only for themselves. They are like clouds blowing over the land without giving any rain. They are like trees in autumn that are doubly dead, for they bear no fruit and have been pulled up by the roots. They are like wild waves of the sea, churning up the foam of their shameful deeds. They are like wandering stars, doomed forever to blackest darkness.”
(Jude 12-13) NLT
People are trapped in churches today. There are various churches that are established for the sole purpose of sustaining the founders. Some sincerely thought they are serving God, but they are serving the God they do not really know. Their knowledge of God is wrong and absurd. These pastors have opportunity to lead millions in the right part, but they are blind leaders of the blind; both they and their followers are groping in the dark.
Today, most people believe that once they attend certain churches, their spiritual hunger will be met. Unfortunately, thousands of people are fed on the wrong diet. And until we feed of the truth of the gospel, we are never going to mature into the full stature of the Son of God.
Belonging to a church is not equal to salvation. Unfortunately, most of the members of this denomination never give the true gospel a chance in their life, having been fooled by the self-made doctrines of their church. They are imprisoned by the four walls of their denominational church and blinded from the truth of the Gospel.
The devil is not afraid of religion; in fact, it is the tool through which he blinds people. As the scripture says, “my people perish for lack of Knowledge”. You need to break free from this trap and accept the gospel of grace. You need to know God for yourself! Religion is a trap, only the truth sets free!
If you are a pastor, determine to be a good pastor. Feed the flock on the diet of the Word alone. Don’t make business of God’s people. Tend the flock with sincerity of purpose! Don’t Lord it over your members. Introduce them to the true shepherd. Encourage them to know God for themselves. You will succeed in Jesus name!Join our Online class by sending add me to SOS with your name and location to +234 8033304640 on WhatsApp. www.timidavidministries.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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