Our denominations are in decline for several reasons and one of the main reasons is because of the rules that has been placed by man that is limiting the doctrine in the Word of God. Another main reason for the decline is because many of the elders have forgotten how to uplift the next generation by recognizing the talents that God has given to each of them for wanting to hold on to their own position in front of the people.
Many have fallen as the Pharisees in following their own doctrine while forgetting that every humbled sinner is welcome in the Kingdom of God through the love of Jesus Christ. We don’t have to have doctrine degrees or attend certain schools to speak the Word of God or to perform the natural gifts that the Lord provides. The Lord is our teacher and He is the one that chooses our leaders and He is the one gives us our gifts to properly serve the people. So many times in life we hang on to something because we don’t know how to let it go and uplift the next generation in helping them to develop their talets as they mature in life.
Over time we have come to a point in thinking that we have to be a member of some group or attend a certain school to share the Word of God and I am here to tell you no one or no school can compare to being taught by the Father in Heaven above! We all receive natural gifts and these talents are given by God. Have you ever seen the difference between the artist that was born with a talent verses the one that went to school to learn their talent? There is a distinct difference in someone working within their gift and one that is not.
So many people choose a field to work within because they are guided by someone else besides the Lord. Sometimes we carry on something because it is our family tradition while there are even those that just choose a field to work within because they don’t know where else to turn. There is a previous post written on the old church to the new contemporary worship service that explains where we are today within the church and if we do not Wake Up and start looking for those children that have received natural gifts from God then our picture in life is going to continue to fade away. We must learn to work together and not work against one another…
There is life within the picture of Jesus Christ that will radiate to others when we drop our walls and learn to look to God instead of man….
James Harrison /Messenger