All our lives, we have been trained on what so-called “normal“ reactions are to various circumstances. Through TV, family, friends, and even by the impulses of our own unrenewed mind, we have been trained on what “normal” is.
If things are just feeling “off” in your life, don’t believe any of these common misconceptions in the church…
Virtually everyone in the world, and unfortunately every single believer that I’ve ever heard outside of Reform Church, believes in this statement… “Everybody dies.” You yourself may very well agree with that statement. But does God agree with it?
Jesus’ provision for us was finished 2,000 years in the past! There is no need for Him to do anything more for us! And those who have believed, have been perfected by that work in the present! We have received it all! The only thing left for our future, is to manifest everything that we have received!
Jesus provided everything for all of humanity in the past. He does not have to work anymore! It is finished! But because of His finished work in the past, we are made perfect and full in Him presently!
Every single bit of the good news that God wants to tell you revolves around the past. Every message that we hear at church should also revolve around the past, because everything that you could possibly need or want was provided once for all time, 2000 years ago.
How many times have you heard about repentance at church? Usually, the church’s definition of repentance is turning your life around for the Lord or at least feeling sorrowful for what you’ve done. But neither of these definitions fit the bill.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking help from natural resources. As we grow in our knowledge, we all do it. Even if it’s as common as eating, drinking, and clothing ourselves from the cold – these are all natural things that we use to help us until our mind is fully renewed.
It’s not worth considering the natural resources you have or don’t have, when you’re thinking about what is possible in your life. You’ve got heavenly resources inside of you now, and therefore, you are no longer limited by natural things!
If you ask any Christian whether they want to see the power of God manifest in their life, they will of course say yes. If that’s you, let me tell you that you can see the power of God manifest wherever you need it, but natural thinking isn’t going to do it for you! We need to be spiritually minded.
I believe that too often we consult with natural resources around us to see whether something is possible in our life or not. If the doctor can fix it, then we feel comfortable that we can be well. If we feel smart enough, then we feel confident the task can get done. If people are favorable to us, then we are at peace that we can prosper.
When people don’t seem to be enthusiastic about God, when things feel “dry“ (as they say), or if nothing much seems to be happening in our lives, what does the church say? “We need revival!” That’s the church’s word for needing a move of God to spice things up again! And as much as God has nothing against reviving people, we simply don’t understand, that for every believer, you’ve already been revived!
Unfortunately, when believers sin or aren’t mindful of God, they relate to the parable of The Prodigal Son. But this parable is not written about a believer. Here is the truth…
Unfortunately, when The Prodigal Son parable is read by believers today, they relate to it, and apply it to themselves when they mess up or are not mindful of God. But this parable is not about you, as a believer.