Wednesday, February 3, 2010
It Is Finished!
During my life time I have sat in more than one Pentecost church, as well as many Baptist and independent churches. I have heard the word of God preached under the anointing of The Holy Ghost many many times and it has blessed my soul. I have read the Bible through many times and study the words between those sacred pages. The Bible has truly has been a light for me to travel this life’s road. The words from that book have brought joy to my soul many times. It has showed me the way to go and how to solve the many problems that have come up in my life. I have seen in my lifetime many many people saved. I have seen the deliverance of many people from drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and many other things. I have seen the sick healed, broken marriages put back together and many other things. All this happen because of the anointing in those churches. It was the anointing that broke the yoke. I did not have to send anyone, as John did, to ask: “Are you the one”? I knew Jesus was the one because I saw with my own eyes the wonderful works that was done by the Holy Spirit and on many occasions it was on this humble servant that those wonderful works was done. I did not have to send some one to ask because I was there and I saw and I believed. Many times I could feel the presents of the Lord and I was, oh, so glad, and still am, that He is still working on me. Yes that is right! After all this time I’m still a work in progress. He is still working on me, to make me what I ought to be and I want to be what He wants me to be.
I have said all that to say this: Most of the fundamental churches of today no longer have that anointing. they no longer can, or will, rightly divide the Word of God. It is gone and it has been replaced by a new way and that is called psychology. I can understand how most modern churches can sign on and go along with this, because there was never no anointing, in the first place and the power of God was denied. Let me ask you this: Would you go to a hospital for a sickness or injury and there was no doctors there to give you the medicine you need, no nurses there to comfort you, no beds for you to rest in, no medicine for you to overcome your sickness. Do you feel better and are you on the road to recovery when you leave that hospital. What is your answer to that? The answer should be: It would make no sense in going to that hospital. The same question should be ask when you enter a church! Is there a man of God there who can diagnose my problem? Is there people there that will comfort me and help me? Can I find a place of rest here and will I hear the words that will give me strength to be a over comer? Do you feel better and refreshed when you leave that church?
I will never understand why the Pentecostals, Baptist, Wesleyan, and other fundamental churches can go along with this doctrine of psychology which is the scientific study of the human mind and mental states, of human and their behavior. Let the world do that! Churches today must claim all the victories that comes to us by the way of the cross. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! and that is the same treatment for all our problems today. The Blood of Jesus, The Cross where that Blood was shed, that is where you will find peace for your soul and the victory that only Jesus can give. It is not treatment by a psychologist that man needs for his or her sinful condition, it is DELIVERANCE and that comes by what Jesus did at the cross! Remember there is power, wonder working power in the precious blood of the lamb.
It is a sin for The church of the Living God to ignore the teachings of the Bible and offer psychology as the solution for man’s problem. A church, or man himself, can not serve two masters and that is what the Christian is doing by coming to church and claiming to be a Christian and yet seeking a psychologist for help. When the church and its people goes the way of psychology they are missing the mark because they do not understand that man’s problem is sin which requires deliverance and not treatment. Man’s fallen condition, no matter what it is, is from his sin nature. Every sin, no matter what it is, was addressed and taken care of at the cross when our Lord was crucified. Just as the Catholic priest can not forgive you or talk away your sins, the psychologist can not give you deliverance. It is only by Jesus dying and shedding His blood on that cross at Calvary we have perfect peace. It is a peace that passes all understanding. The preaching of the cross, in our churches, will set the captive free. We must as God’s children and His followers go back to our first Love. Who are we that to a Old Rugged Cross He would go. Who are we that a King should bleed and died for.
Just as we do not need psychology in our churches, we do not need to depend on a priest, a dead saint, Mary the mother of Jesus, the Pope, or any church denomination for a go between or to take the place of our Savior. It is Christ alone who died for us and it was a finished work when He died on that cross. He said it His self: “IT IS FINISHED”. He paid the price. The great truth of the matter is, and always will be, Putting our trust in Jesus and what He did at the cross is so simple that a small child can understand it. The sad fact is that some Christians do not really know everything about the cross. They just assume that they know everything. They think that Jesus died on the cross for us so that we could go to heaven and that is it, but that is only part of it. The tragedy of it all is most of the church world, today, has chosen everything accept the message of the Cross. How can we escape if we neglect so great of a salvation?