Churches...Gospel...Religion. Part 2.
We cannot expect people to embrace a Savior they know nothing of because of religious interference. As ambassadors for Christ, believers have the responsibility of living in such a way that others see Christ in all His glory because of them. We are the only Jesus most people will ever see in this lifetime. That being the case, it is no wonder that so many non-believers want nothing to do with Christ or His Church. They know to many Christians who are not Christlike.
If as believers we are willing to be yielded to Christ, God by His Holy Spirit will free us from religious bondage and will work through us to influence the Community of Humanity towards Him. Total dependence in and total surrender to the Holy Spirit cannot do anything but help us shake of the religious bands and produce in us a Spirit-filled life that manifests the resurrection Life of Christ flowing from our very being that will cause the devil and his demons to tremble. If you are submitted to the Holy Spirit, Christ's life within you cannot be hid. It will need no denominated billboard announcement, it will need no celebratized preacher's self-exaltation, the fruit that springs forth from your life will be the work of Christ working through you. That kind of life will affect those you come in contact with in the Community of Humanity. All who meet you will be compelled to see in you the faith, love and the freeing power of the grace gospel.
Are you tired of doing things for God that He never initiated instead of working with God to fulfill His plan in the Community of Humanity? Are you weary of trying to work man-made plans in religious programs to fulfill God's purposes? Are you fed up with ministry activities that have nothing to do with the gospel or God's purpose for the Community of the Redeemed?
If so, seek God's teacher...His Spirit...to open your understanding of the dynamic accomplishment of the finished work of Jesus on the cross and His resurrection.