July 2, 2011

Just How Biblically Peculiar Are You? It Does Not Mean What You Think!

Posted in Christian Living, Christianity tagged , , , , , , , at 6:00 am by Lisa Ritchey


2 Timothy 3:1,5-7

(1)  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.(v 2 “For men shall be”)

(5)  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

(6)  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

(7)  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

That sounds like some churches today, doesn’t it?  They follow a powerless religion, never getting into the Bible for themselves, or only believing certain verses in it and ignoring others.  Because they don’t know what it says, they don’t believe it.  So many people have a ticket out of Hell, so to speak, and that is great, but don’t deny the rest of what Jesus promised.  

It is real simple.  Jesus Himself said in Mark 16:17-18,

(17)And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

(18)They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. [2]

Acts 2 was just the beginning. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:10 that these signs will continue to be manifested and function on the earth until Jesus returns.  This means that we, today, can do this and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the way: “And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied”. (Acts 19:6)  How many baptisteries do you know of where that happens?  And isn’t it an absolute, total, literal shame!  We say that we are “Spirit filled”, or “Charismatic”, or “Pentecostal”.  Where is the proof, then?  And speaking in tongues ain’t it.   Where is the empowerment?  Where is the Christ-like proof?  Where?

When this truly happens, when the flesh is put down and one is walking in the spirit,  THEN shall these things be manifest and the power and love of God be seen. 

It is time for the Church to rise up and be all that it has been called upon to be: a beacon of God’s love, mercy, and glory. 

The world is waiting.  


[1] Strong’s Greek Dictionary entry #4041

[2]For a more detailed explination of these verses, please see

WHERE IS THE POWER IN THE CHURCH TODAY? Part 1 and WHERE IS THE POWER IN THE CHURCH TODAY? Part 2 NOTE:

Titus 2:13-15 says:

(13) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

(14) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

(15) These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

In verse 14, it tells us that we are to be a peculiar people. The word peculiar, here, means “being beyond usual, that is, special (one’s own): – peculiar.”[1]  When you look up the base of the word, it means wrapped up in, wrapped around, I exist because of. Does this describe you in relation to Him? Are you totally wrapped up in Him? Is He truly the center of your world?

 

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