Crowd Sourced Christianity
This is the essence of Tabernacles Theology
“But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, From whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.”
Continuing on my thoughts about “Open Source Tabernacles Theology” I was thinking today about “crowd sourced Christianity.” When you think of it, at least in this gentile church age, the one constant, the one common denominator, is the Holy Spirit (whether He is with you or in you.)
Right now everyone is worried a lot about being right. They are concerned with correct doctrine. I want to say to you that it does not matter how “correct” your doctrine is if, when God knocks at your door, you let Him in. The person who knows no doctrine and does the will of the Holy Spirit is better than a doctor of the law who will not listen to God’s voice.
The truth is that no one is currently very right. Yes, I am talking to those who fancy themselves “theologians.” I used to think I was really right too. I studied the Greek and Hebrew, had my favorite commentaries, lexicons, and so forth. I knew my body of knowledge pretty well and was confident that, though there would always be some fine tuning to do, I knew the breadth and depth of my Lord.
However one day, as the Holy Spirit led, I followed Him a little further than I had ever done before. God led me around the bend and much to my surprise I saw the ocean of His Spirit for the first time! Suddenly, it hit me that I had been looking at the equivalent of a small pond of God and thinking that was all there was of Him. Now, seeing the true vastness of my Lord, I became ashamed of my puny “knowledge.” You see, like many are coming to realize, sitting there on the ocean shore, gazing at the majestic beautify of just a tiny portion of His Spirit, we have barely began to know our heavenly Father.
With an open source theology it does not matter how correct people are it just matters that the listen to the Holy Spirit. They can use whatever part of it they wish, that they find useful, and believe what they want to believe. It liberates people from having to be the doctrine police. They take the source code, which is the Tabernacles teaching, hook into God in whatever way works for them, and then they give it a go. When they, as it were, build a little Holy Spirit widget and it works really well then other people in the community will see that and try it on for size themselves. This is where the “crowd sourcing” comes in. If what they have made through they Holy Spirit works really well for everyone then it is incorporated into the compendium of the Open Source Tabernacles Theology.
This model would return theology to the people and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide all of us. It would completely bypass the religious structures of our day and allow direct access to the biblical source code i.e. the Holy Spirit. In this scenario I would not care whether someone believed just like me because that would be between them and God. If a bunch of people don’t believe exactly like me then no big deal. The point is, that listening, hearing, and obey God works for everyone, everywhere, anytime. Why not let God have control and so that He can have His way?
This is really kewl…this is huge. I am going to have to think about this a lot more.
How can I apply this teaching to my life?
If you have never “danced” before your Lord I highly recommend it. What it does is give a “fuller” expression to your soul and spirit when you are loving your Lord. If possible, find out when and where the musical group (the one featured below) is playing in your area and go experience the joyous excitement yourself. Let go of your worldly inhibitions before your God and dance your heart out like David did!
Alternately, get together with some christian friends and have a “worship party.” Add some great dance music like this and just worship the lord together. If you have two or three come I am sure Jesus will attend too!
Tabernacle worship is even beyond this because it has to do with Divine Love flowing through His saints: but this will give you an idea of the kind of joy that God is about to bring to His people.