I had a blast at church today. The spirit of God really moved in a special way. However there is something I would like to get out of my spirit. I believe this post is bread from heaven. Jesus in his ministry laid hands on the sick, took authority over demonic spirits, and fed the flock both spiritual and natural bread.
So my question is….why is it in most churches people are just passing out a program of joy, and happiness? Don’t get me wrong, there are many passages on Joy in the scriptures, but there are also a mass of scriptures on the works of Jesus in deliverance, and frankly speaking…….everybody ain’t Happy! :I.
There are people who come to church with spiritual strongholds. They are broken, spiritually depleted, physically ill, emotionally exhausted, and financially bound. They are wounded and have strongholds in their lives, and we are saying to these people, just be happy. NO! Creating an environment for a false sense of happiness is not how breakthroughs happen and strongholds are broken. (Isaiah 58:6) There is a process to healing.
I am not suggesting that you rent a sofa for psychiatric counseling, but at least give them a road map. I believe people just don’t want accountability. Your testimony is not about living in your past, but rather helping someone else who is experiencing the pain of your past.
Telling your story is to tell someone how you got over your pain onto the side of VICTORY. STOP TELLING PEOPLE TO JUST BE HAPPY, and give them a road map to happiness. Tell somebody your raggedy story so that they will see an example of what God can do,. how he delivered you. If you have a relationship with God, you know that his works are mighty, but there are many who don’t. That’s why it is important to be transparent so that God will get the Glory. Amen. 🙂
(c) V. Paschal 2017