Been in the same kingdom doesn't mean we will all have the same experience, beliefs, and results! No, this kingdom operates at different levels for everyone. It's why we have different revelations, result, manifestations, and demonstrations of the Spirit. It's the reason why there are different churches and denominations today. People think unity should mean uniformity, no, nothing can be further from the truth. A football team is made up of many players playing in 11 different positions, but with one purpose and this purpose is their unifying factor: to score a goal against the enemy! The alignment of purpose and it's conformity is the measure of unity that exists or not
It's the same for the church, our unity is not defined by our uniformity but our conformity to God's overarching purpose for his church. And God has an overarching purpose for his church, to build it to a glorious church that the enemy cannot prevail over, a church without spot or wrinkle(Matthew 16:17-19, Ephesians. 5:26)
It's good we state that first. What I am however focusing on in this discussion is how our spiritual response varied even when subject to the same spiritual experience. This largely explains sometimes why as believers in the body we seem to have different voices on the same subject. The truth of God's word is eternal but our response to its the truth is as varied as our personality, perspective, and level of faith
Hebrew's 4:2 tells us, "For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it"
Hebrews 4:2 KJV
The same word could not produce the same result, because the response of each man's faith is what determines the profitability of the word in their lives!
Matthew 13 gave a detailed interpretation of how different people respond to the same word. Still, even among the ones that profited by the word we still have levels in results, some produce thirty, others sixty and others a hundred!
"But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty"
Matthew 13:23 KJV
Now imagine if all these three sets of people are to speak on the same word, definitely it is going to be with differing levels of insights and authority! This explains what is currently going on the Christendom as we have had varied responses to the covid 19 crisis! There are those who seem to have pitched their tent on the side of faith and there are those who have pitched their tenth on the side of 'wisdom'. I put 'wisdom' in quotes for when the scriptures advocated for us to walk in wisdom, it is not the wisdom of the world but the wisdom of God! And Paul told us the difference between the two!
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual" 1 Corinthians 2:12-13 KJV
This is not wisdom teacheth by man's wisdom, not the one WHO teaches us, or NCDC, but that which comes from God! Wisdom according to the ways of the world does not equate with the wisdom of God! And earlier in verse 5 of this same chapter, Paul told us on which platform to base our faith: not on the wisdom of men but on the power of God! And hence I have learned to ignore those who during this crisis have called my negligence of "health protocols" of the so-called health authorities of the world as the OVER ZEALOUSNESS OF FAITH or the FOOLISHNESS OF FAITH! I smile at those because by nature the gospel which we preach Paul calls it 'foolishness to the world'! The whole gospel is "foolish"! Hallelujah!
And there is no problem with been overzealous as long as that 'zealousness' is based on KNOWLEDGE! And should I say here that any faith that is based on the revelation of the word, cannot be called the foolishness of faith, it may be foolishness to the world but it is that which will reveal the manifestation of God!
THREE THINGS GOT MY ATTENTION
Three things God's revelation brought to my attention, these three insights made me pitch my tent In the side of " overzealous" faith and cast all my lot on God. Firstly when science and faith go on the head to head collision, faith will always prevail, because scientific discoveries are simply the discoveries that men have made about God's creation! Science doesn't create, science only discovers what God has created. Ultimately the power of God covers every of his creation, hence the reason for pitching my tent with God! Despite following health protocols many still.ends up. coming down with the 'alleged' virus, so why waste my faith on that which fails?
Secondly, I have discovered from scriptures and from the world around me that there is FALSEHOOD IN SCIENCE, but the word of God is ever true! Paul talking to Timothy said in 1 Timothy 6:20-21
"O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen"
Clearly, from here, we see, some scientific positions will always be in opposition to the revelation of the word. Secondly, compare to the word, the claims of science are often false! Why the Bible says let God be true and all men are liars! Thirdly, those who lean too much towards science and exalts its findings over the revelation of the word will always err from the faith!
This is what the word says and then God's Spirit began to point my eyes to the inconsistencies and the falsehood of the science world! Do I need to point out that to you again with all the controversies going on in the world about the use of a certain drug or not for covid 19? Aside from this, I read close to six books on some of the deadliest pandemics and plagues that have invaded the world, plagues that make you wonder why anyone will dread covid 19 by reason of the number of lives it claimed, and I discovered all these social distancing laws are FALSE, not real science!
Even in the midst of the deadliest pandemics, only the sick are quarantined not the healthy! There was no social distancing, no one was wearing a mask! All of these scientific prescriptions are mind control and mental manipulation intended to deprive the people of their freedom, don't take my word for it, even in the science community opinions are divided and controversial on this! Well except you believe it's only WHO doctors, Face book and Bill Gates that you think only knows science that is when you won't have seen that the science and medical world is sharply divided on this! Science is FALSE but the word of God is TRUTH, I choose to base my faith on the later!
The third thing God brought to my attention is the revelation from Romans 8:1-2.
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death"
The bottom line revelation to me from this scripture was clear when you subject yourself to spiritual demands and laws you are automatically free from the demands and laws of the flesh! Why is this so? Whatsoever is from above is above all! Spiritual laws are from above! Hallelujah! From the moment of this revelation, I decided to ignore the falsehood of science, and rather than wash my hand twenty times a day I will rather take the communion daily! Some took it as a religious ritual, I took it with the conviction that nothing evils out there can grow in my body! For I said at the onset of this that I can't keep up with the laws that demand that I don't touch my eyes and nose! Now it seems we can now touch ourselves as we want, as lately there seems to be no emphasis on that so long as we wear mask or face shield? The falsehood and the inconsistencies of science!
THE OVERZEALOUS ONES OR THE FOOLISH ONES?
So in the body of Christ, the overzealous ones are the ones who have decided to open the doors of their church for service, and some of the people on this side tend to look down on the ones who have decided to not open their church as been faithless! While the "wise ones" among us, those who would rather follow the commandment of Tedross, look on the overzealous one's as the "stupid ones", they shake their head and wondered how we can't apply "wisdom" to the matter, there is always online church why are we rushing to open the physical church when it is not "safe" yet?
In scriptures, we see this kind of sharp divide taking place over and again. You probably haven't noticed. I will cite three examples!
When David, stood up among the Israelites to stand up to Goliath, how do you think the fellow believers, Israelites felt about him? They probably saw him as 'spiritually arrogant or overconfident or foolish', they had probably said, "you don't think we read the Bible too?".
Read full blog post here: WHEN YOU ARE AFRAID OF YOUR FATHER'S HOUSE(10) - OVERZEALOUSNESS/FOOLISHNESS OF FAITH?
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