“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My Voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20
As Jesus Himself is knocking on the door of the hearts of the people around this world who are among the Endtime Apostate Laodicean church, there stands behind him many a professing self righteous “Cross preachers and teachers” who have no regard for the eternal souls of the people in the church…those whose heart the Lord is speaking to, but instead are focused merely on the false preacher or teacher of whom they sit under. As the people hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the churches, they see with their eyes the hatefulness of those who are called by His Name.
This must stop. As a Believer, everything we do or say will lead people to the Lord or away from the Lord. It is the spirit behind the message, behind the ones who are standing at the door banging it down and stand ready to come tear it down if those on the other side don’t come out from among them, that is not of God. Give them the Truth. Tell them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified not only paid the penalty of sin for the believing sinner but It also broke the power of sin for the believing Saint. Lay that straight stick down beside their crooked stick and let them see…let the Lord reveal this great Truth to them and they WILL come out from among them. Otherwise they will cower down behind the doors of the Apostate church scared of what they see on the other side…even though the Lord Himself is ministering to their spirit.
Too often the religious try to usurp the work of the Holy Spirit. In our zealousness we hinder the work of God. Many continue to learn the Message of the Cross once they come to the understanding and apply it to their life and living. Still others try to force it on others and apply it to everyone else’s life and living while they themselves have made the Cross of Christ a law. As always, you will know them by their fruit. Discern their fruit. The Sadducees thought they were of God too.
The first sign of needing to submit unto the Cross of Christ is when we think we have arrived. As soon as we think such nonsense, the Lord will call us deeper…follow Him.
-Donna Clark Warren