Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Don’t Want What You Got

But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all…
(2 Timothy 3:9 – ESV)

I don’t need to worry about all the “I receive this” and “I rebuke that” teaching as if we had that sort of power, as if we were sovereign over the details. That is what those false teachers will tell you, and then they will blame it all on you when it goes wrong. I don’t worry about all that because I trust a sovereign God who works out everything for my good, even when He leads me to cry out Abba Father in my trials, I know He has predestined me as a child of God and nothing can separate me from the love He has for me in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:14-39).

I just follow Christ as best I can by following the scriptures, learning what they teach, fellowshipping with other believers of like precious faith and praying to God, asking Him to make me fruitful in every good work (Colossians 1:10), and trusting Him no matter what happens because I know He will never leave me nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). I try and change what I can, I strive for excellence in all I do, and I praise His name in every little detail, because I know He knows what to do better than me and I pray that He gives me the perspective to see His goodness even when bad things happen to me or my loved ones. I receive God’s plan for my life no matter what.

2 Peter 1:16-19 – Jesus told Peter to come down off the Mount of Transfiguration, and God calls us who are converted, those who have been born again to come down off the mount of our great experiences and dive in to the scriptures. We could have the most incredible experience, like Peter had at the Mount of Transfiguration, and the Word is still surer than that.

We hear a lot these days of “impartation” and spiritual powers that are “transferable”. Of course this transfer always seems to impart some wild manifestation or falling down. We have had so many people fall down and yet modern Christianity never seems to look up. It doesn’t do you any good to fall down today if you fall away tomorrow.

Now let me tell you, the scriptures are the impartation and they are transferable, and we are to be transformed by the renewing of your mind not an out of your mind experience. I don’t need you to impart some spirit to me I already have the Holy Spirit. I don’t want you to impart some anointing on me I already have Jesus, the Anointed One living in me. The Spirit won’t make me act like you it will make me act like Jesus who sent the Spirit to me.

They say, “Come get some” but I don’t need some of what they got when I’ve got somebody who is God the Son. I don’t need some new Apostle to tell me what to do when the old ones already told me what to do. I don’t need a word from a prophet when I’ve got the more sure prophetic Word. I’ve got an inheritance waiting for me in heaven, and I’ve got what I need right now. I don’t need something more.


“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

5 comments:

t said...

hhmmm. Sounds kinda like He has given us everything we need...that sounds familiar. Good post, we do already have everything we need we just need to spend time in the scriptures to know that.

JoyfullyHis said...

Wow. That's exactly how I would put it. We don't need to Go anywhere or have That Person pray over us and we don't need to receive anything else. There's not anything extra in this century that wasn't available in the last century. This is the part where we're supposed to remember that from everlasting to everlasting, He is God. I don't need to chase the latest revival or new spiritual breakthrough. That sounds like a thirst for power. And I don't need it; I've got Him.
Way to make it simple and clear. Thanks for weeding through the confusion and putting it out plainly. ;)

Dan said...

Awsome post. To be searching for those things is self seeking. People don't look for those things so they can glorify God better. Not if they are being honest. They do it for what it does for them. It makes their flesh feel good or that they are more "spiritual" than others. Lord, help us to seek after you and your righteousness and nothing else!

Even So... said...

Great comments...thanks for the encouragement...

Paul said...

I'm with ya on this one!