Validating God's Presence.

The acid test for an assembly of believers gathered in the community of humanity that validates that God is in the midst of His people is not the gifts of the Spirit in operation, rather, His presence is best understood and validated by the Fruit of the Spirit in operation with grace and truth evidenced in the life of believers while they are assembled and in their daily living of life.

In much of the assembling that is called "church" the emphasis is placed on the power gifts to validate the programmed production. Though in the presence of God there may be gifts of the Spirit in operation to meet needs of people, inordinate emphasis on programs and production can be and is, manipulated by the star performers to validate "their ministry performance" as being of God. This has led to the deception of many in their validating the work of man as e work of God.

I am convinced that the production that God desires in the life of believers is fruit bearing that is enabled by the Fruit of the Spirit and manifested in the daily living of believers as the community of the redeemed.

The Gospel is not based on the needs of people and the commands of "Men of God" commanding God to perform miracles to meet those needs. When done God's way, ministry flows out of an inward supply of the Spirit evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit in operation and not merely power gifts in operation in response to needs and the commands of performers.

The community of the redeemed is more about relationship ministry than production ministry. Why? Because He values you more than your performance as evidenced in the following scripture.

Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10: 38-42)

God values relationship ministry with Him more than production performance ministry for Him!


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