Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Where are the Signs and Wonders?

What is the church today doing with the Holy Spirit and why is He not allowed to be who He is? When, and if, the worship happens to heighten to a place where His presence is known, the worship is often disrupted by another song that just does not fit or some other untimely distraction takes place. By now the presence of the Holy Spirit has vanished or lifted. We move on to greeting the person next to us, shaking hands, saying God bless you and on to announcements. What happened to the move of the Spirit of God and allowing Him to be who He is? Why aren't the local churches using the people in the pews?

Frankly, I have concerns for the body of Christ at large and my descendants after me. The body of Christ concerns me in the way that if we are not experiencing the Holy Spirit within the church how will the saints know the difference between what is of the Antichrist and what is from the Spirit of God. The concern for my descendants is that they would grow passive and not desire to fulfill the destiny they have received from God and the following generations are prone to walk away from God. Where there is no vision the people perish. My children and my grandchildren and their children after them have an inheritance and they are sitting on a pew with it, doing absolutely nothing.

The five-fold ministry doesn't seem to be in operation in most of the local churches and operating to the perfecting and equipping of the saints (Ephesians 4:11-12). The pastor only makes up one fifth of the five fold ministry. Where are the apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers for the equipping of the saints? Something is lopsided. One out of five cannot do it all. What do you think?

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