Trust, Faith, or Fear?

Deep down the reason that the majority of churches teach mixture is because they are scared to completely trust the Holy Spirit and Christ in someone. It leads to a fear towards believing that someone actually has Christ in them and the Holy Spirit because they have become so focused on different external evidences and have based a true conversion by their own measurements and their own time frames.
The evidence they do see, they question in fear, and it's a direct consequence of their own teachings. Their teachings make converts who learn to walk the walk, and talk the talk, but lack the substance. What they teach is not biblical, but they will manipulate scripture to support their teachings. They are filled with fear that if they taught Grace that people wouldn't measure up to their self imposed standards. Yet Grace is the only thing that will lead to a heart transplant.
We know fear's place in Job's life and how satan was able to bring calamity into his life due to that fear that he fed daily. So their ministry ends up still having many people who Christ has made a difference in their life and that are being led my Christ, not their own efforts, but the majority of their followers will look shiny and clean from the outside, but inside there never was a heart change.
The church is so consumed with outer appearances that most will try with all their willpower to measure up, hence those that speak in false tongues, those that are steeped in self righteousness, those that have a smile for the church they gather in but are the nastiest people to those outside of their clique, and those that walk with none of the authority of the disciples and apostles of old.
The only way to damage your witness is to be a false witness and a lot of those in the church that think they are the greatest witnesses, have thousands upon thousands come to their church, have written many books, some of which are attacking Grace, write for major publications, have a billion twitter followers, are in all actuality false witnesses. All because of their idolizing a "to do" list. They never had a heart transplant.
You see, those in the world are not all ignorant. Many of them can smell the hypocrisy from a mile a way. It reeks of dung. They can see clearly when someone is living by following rules, not due to a changed heart. They can see someone making a list and checking it twice, but still being naughty in their heart. Being obedient to God because a person is scared of a consequence is not real obedience and it's definitely not real love.
Dictators have many citizens that follow their rules, yet they don't like following them one bit, it's not in their heart to obey, they obey out of fear. Love for the dictator is the furthest thing from their mind. They may sing songs of reverence, but there isn't a real love. How could there be? There is a distance between them, there is no real relationship. American Christians™, it seems, are so focused on rule keeping. Many pride themselves in learning new rules to keep, spouting those rules to others, and judging those they don't have compassion for or empathy towards.
If they spent as much time learning about God's love. Learning about who their Father is. Learning about Christ in them. Learning that the Holy Spirit does not depart. Learning that God is with them always. Learning that God does not allow evil in their lives. Learning that God doesn't break their legs or abuse them. Learning that God dealt with sin once and for all on the cross. Learning that it's always God's will to heal. Learning that each and every believer has the power and authority to heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead, and bring God's Kingdom to Earth. Learning that God didn't give them a big "to do" list. Learning that it's God's desire for all to enter into relationship with Him. Learning that they do more for God from a place of rest than a place of work. And, learning that not everything attributed to God in scripture was a work of God, the writers were seeing through a glass darkly, this world and Christendom in general would not look the same.
In unity we could bring Heaven to Earth.
But it starts with Trust and it starts with Faith and it takes bishops, pastors, elders, deacons, teachers, etc. to vomit out the blue pill and their teachings of mixture, take the red pill and teach God's true Grace, and let God loose through them. What would this world look like then? We would have Heaven upon Earth!
I see trees of green, 
red roses too. 
I see them bloom, 
for me and you. 
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue, 
And clouds of white. 
The bright blessed day, 
The dark sacred night. 
And I think to myself, 
What a wonderful world.
The colors of the rainbow, 
So pretty in the sky. 
Are also on the faces, 
Of people going by, 
I see friends shaking hands. 
Saying, "How do you do?" 
They're really saying, 
"I love you".
I hear babies cry, 
I watch them grow, 
They'll learn much more, 
Than I'll ever know. 
And I think to myself, 
What a wonderful world.
Yes, I think to myself, 
What a wonderful world.
Oh yeah.


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