Is Your Church an Essential Service?
Has it got a defined essence?
Are you drinking new wine? OR
Does it have a form of godliness but no power?
Is it conformed to the world or to worldly religious traditions?
Satan hates a living Church, He can’t invade a Church with an essential
nature led by Holy Spirit.
Watch this powerful Video from Pastor Tomi Arayomi of the Pioneer Church, London, UK.
How to become an essential service again…
- Romans 12:1-3… stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit…warning about pride… – Passion Translation
- 2 Timothy 3:5 … having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such, people turn away! –New King James Version
- The religious spirit in the Church. Generally, the religious spirit promotes a works-based or performance-based lifestyle. Although the cross of Jesus has made performance-based religion a thing of the past, the religious spirit likes to keep it alive so that people will labor under a triple burden of guilt, fear, and pride. Every person on earth rightfully seeks a sense of acceptance, but the religious spirit keeps the ultimate acceptance—God’s—just out of reach.
Pray and Be Discerning
Religious Spirit attitudes: 1) Legalistic, 2) Critical 3) Useless Debates, 4) Biased Opinions, and 5) Judgmental. Let’s apply this measure to ourselves first in Matthew 7:4-5.
Fruit of the religious spirit: 1) Guilt, 2) Fear, and 3) Pride. A proud demeanor often masks the fearful, insecure soul of someone who is trying desperately to make the grade.
The religious spirit is often allied with the political spirit even in the Church. The political spirit is an invisible demonic mastermind that strategizes ways to thwart God’s plans. To achieve its corrupt goals, it enters into alliances with religious spirits and institutions with money and power.
The political spirit will always try to buy off, corrupt, manipulate, and dominate leaders and groups of people. It mesmerizes people into false loyalties while issuing demands of uniformity through the pressures of fear, shame, and control.
Pray to break the power of the demonic political spirit that causes divisions, animosity, and strife.-God Encounters Ministries
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” -Ephesians 6:12.
Edited By Maralyn Macleod