There is no heavenly reason why the opportunities open to be church and the resources to enable us to take hold of these opportunities to further the presence of God’s Kingdom should contract rather than expand during current necessary restrictions. The problem is the church can be too earthly minded at times to be any heavenly use.
Being too heavenly minded to be any earthly use is a delusion. It is a mantra of the spirit of antichrist which in direct opposition to the bible’s teaching wants the mind of the church to be set on earthly things rather than on the things which are above, where Christ is seated, praying and reigning at the right hand of God. Set our minds on heavenly realities and the One whom John describes in his first letter as “The Eternal Life” flows to and through the church. The current times are no obstacle at all, but times to experience fresh life and growth.
Absolutely agree with those thoughts… time to review everything about our Christian walk and relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and to ensure we are seeking Him first rather than numerous Zoom meetings or live streamed services and events that might serve to hinder or prevent time with Him.
My pastor recently expressed God’s patience with His people (Israel and Judah, but relevant for the church) as like a pan of milk put to heat… it slowly heats up then suddenly bursts forth and we have an awful mess to clear up if not aware of the situation simmering in front of us.
Then there’s the Diotrephes spirit, anti-Christ and anti-Holy Spirit, self seeking and controlling. (3 John) We hear more of Jezebel but Diotrephes had no respect for those appointed to spread the gospel. We see it at work in church Board meetings etc.
Religious clubs are not Holy Spirit style.
God bless you and yours, Kenny.
Thank you Kenny. As a young Christian I once heard an established Christian singer song writer promoting the work of an aid organisation saying ‘Some Christians were too heavenly minded to be any earthly use.’ The idea was to motivate us to support the aid organisation.
As I have got older I have found the opposite to be true. The more eternal life is our hope and focus the more we have this life in God’s perspective and so are able to be more earthly use. Shalom. Chris Park