“3 So then if, while her husband lives, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
4 Wherefore, my brethren, you also are become dead to the law by the Body of Christ; that you should be married to another, even to Him Who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.” Romans 7:3-4
As a born again Believer we are baptized into the death of Jesus (Romans 6:4), making us dead to the law (any law given to overcome sin) and married to another, namely Jesus Christ. IN Jesus Christ, because of Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross, the Believer is given dominion over sin (Romans 6:14) which allows the Holy Spirit to bring forth fruit unto God in our hearts and lives. This is all made possible by Grace (Jesus Christ and Him crucified) through faith which allows the Holy Spirit to do that which He is commissioned to do….bring forth fruit unto God.
Religion adorns itself on every street corner under the banner of Christianity presenting vain philosophies , vain visions and lying divinations to overcome a fallen world. Please understand, there is but one Way to overcome a fallen world and that is through the Believer’s marriage to Jesus Christ…NOT by fornicating with various methods (laws) of worldly statutes (humanistic psychology) to bring forth fruit unto God. Many religious institutions are lifting up the former husband; the husband of which the born again Believer is dead to through the death of Jesus, to bring forth fruit unto God and causing them to take strangers, instead of our Husband (Jesus Christ) and commit spiritual adultery.
“30 How weak is your heart, says the Lord God, seeing you do all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman; 31 In that you build your eminent place in the head of every way, and make your high place in every street; and have not been as an harlot, in that you scorn hire; 32 But as a wife who commits adultery, which takes strangers instead of her husband!” Ezekiel 16:30-31
Consider that which is being lifted up to overcome a fallen world. Is the Cross of Christ being lifted up as the power of God to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil or your part?
Not all churches are religious institutions but all religious institutions consider themselves churches. What Believer would consider going to a motivational, seeker sensitive, civic gathering on Sunday mornings if they did not call themselves a church? I thank God for the churches who continue know nothing else among them save Jesus Christ and Him crucified and I pray they see the fornication going on most modern “churches” and have the boldness to declare the error to their congregation.
These religious institutions with their false teachers and preachers, make the heart of the righteous sad and strengthen the hands of the wicked that they should not return from their wicked ways (Ezekiel 13:22).
The Bride Groom, Jesus Christ, stands at the door knocking. He is calling His people out to worship Him in spirit and in Truth. Repent and come out from among them.
-Donna Clark Warren