ARE YOU BORN AGAIN?
Jesus says, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. John 15:1-4
What do you mean by rituals? Most of the things we’re practicing in our Churches that have not breed righteousness of God except more hypocrites. Practicing one ritual in the old covenant and leave the others is called selective scriptural thumping and it is known as a fallacy. Christians must be careful about the type of template we’re using to live in Christ.
BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT INTERPRETATION AND NOT A RESPECTED MAN OF GOD INTERPRETATION
The word of Yongi Cho, Oral Robert, John Hagee, TD Jakes, Kenneth Copeland, Mike Murdoch, Adeboye, TB Joshua, Oyedepo, Abiara, Joel Os-teen, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Fredrick Price, Umah Upai, Kumuyi, Adebayo or you can mention any other names you want to. Their words may be enjoyable and motivating, but it might not be the truth.
Jesus did not ask any of His disciples to go to any respected men of God for final instruction or reminder. Don’t get me wrong; I did not say that all these people are not of God, though many of them are not. But what I am saying now is that we should allow the Holy Spirit to verify for us the truth before we follow any men of God instructions blindly.
It is very easy for someone that was called out of religious tradition to delve back into it without knowing. Anyway, all followers of Christ are called out from one kind of religion/ tradition or the other. I am not here to condemn Apostle Paul. However, if you’re someone that reads with the Holy Spirit interpretation and not scared of religious guru marking you as a devil for exercising the discerning spirit God has given unto you, you will find out that if you have an opportunity to meet Apostle Paul he will either tell you that they misinterpreted him about what he said or that he never say such thing at all. This may happen to anyone; we have to make amends when the Holy Spirit pointed it out to us that is of old. Sometimes these things happen because of people’s pressure; we don’t want to change the past rules or maybe by omission.
Example: From what I read in the scripture, Jesus was here to save everyone. But the disciples told Jesus to send a particular woman that was in need away because of where she came from, and Jesus almost oblige; However, Jesus later commended the woman for her great faith. You might interpret that commendation to whatever you like, but my point is that Jesus made the woman happy at last.
Why can’t we imitate Jesus Christ in all our ways, instead of going back and forth to the respected religious guru’s instructions as it pleases us? There is nothing called World General Overseer in Christ way it is a fallacy. Most of these actions are breed out of manipulating spirit.
ARE YOU PRACTISING THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTION IN YOUR CHURCHES TOO?
“if a spirit of jealousy comes over him, and he is jealous of his wife when she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him, and he is jealous of his wife when she has not defiled herself, the man shall then bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring as an offering for her one-tenth of an ephah of barley meal; he shall not pour oil on it nor put frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of memorial, a reminder of iniquity. (then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), “the Lord make you a curse and an oath among your people by the Lord ‘ s making your thigh waste away, and your abdomen swell, and this water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away.” And the woman shall say, “Amen. Amen.” ‘The priest shall then write these curses on a scroll, and he shall wash them off into the water of bitterness. Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness. The priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, and he shall wave the grain offering before the Lord and bring it to the altar. Numbers 5:14-15, 21-25
ARE YOU TRULY BORN AGAIN? THEN ALL THESE RITUALS ARE NOT NECESSARY BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT ONE OF THE PHARISEES
Matthew 23:23: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.