Little Boxes, And They’re All Made Just The Same
Spiritual connections enlighten us
I spoke with my spiritual connection today and we talked about Boxes. In a way, the church consists of boxes. There are many different types of boxes but the all have one thing in common; the limit what God and has people can do.
And she said,
“I think for the Adamite mindset, now especially, it would be only achievable by being spirit led. To do something right in the spirit the only way is to not have rules….so, if you never let go you ultimately can’t be led by the spirit
Really being spirit led is still the milk …should be doing that anyway as children; where it leads is the meat”
This is very true and, when you think about it, quite profound. Being Spirit led is only the first step into a great expansive place where we do what God says, when He says to do it. In order to gain access to that spiritual realm we must be Spirit led in all things.
Little Box, little boxes…
The Spirit abhors a box. When you are being led by the Spirit, the moment you interject your only reasoning into the equation you begin to box the Spirit in. When someone says “God can’t or won’t do this or that,” you have just created a box.
I realized that when I try to “qualify” God to people and augment the pure, raw revelation of God, I build a box. Essentially, If I make the Tabernacles theology closed ended, I would be telling people to leave one box for another. The truth is, no matter how new and shiny by box is compared to someone else’s, it would still a box.
We need an open ended theology
Tabernacle theology begins your journey towards God. It is a starting point and not a destination. I want to help you hook into God and then let the Holy Spirit take over from there. Eventually, God will do away with the need to have any guidance except His Holy Spirit. Training wheels are, by there very function, made to be temporary. Likewise, whatever revelation is contained within the Tabernacle theology, it is made to retract like the arms that hold a rocket in place on the gantry. Once the rockets starts to move the arms retract and the rocket blasts into space under its own power.
Would you like me to modify God’s word for you?
We are the great qualifiers. We qualify everything we say with scripture. In fact the more scripture people quote the better qualified they believe it is. It is almost like we are regurgitating the bible in pablum form to give to spiritual babies. God speaks and we qualify Him in a way that we believe people will be able to receive Him. We say to God, “Yes Lord, I know what you said, but I feel that it is too strong from my congregation to hear right now, So, I am only going to give them 1/10 of your revelation and significantly modify that small portion so they will receive it.” Furthermore, I am going to quote Greek and Hebrew texts, a couple of commentaries and a few church fathers. By doing that Your qualified words will have greater authority.”
We will become the word manifest in the flesh
Jesus did not sit around reading the Old Testament all day. Jesus reveals the word. Christ is the word made flesh. By walking in the Spirit Jesus naturally did the things contained within the law. When Jesus spoke it was scripture. likewise, when we begin to walk in the Spirit and trust our Father fully, we will be living epistles read and known of all men.
Don’t reason yourself to death
God resists the natural minded man. When you go by your natural reasoning you are eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We you walk according to what seems right to your flesh you cannot be led by God’s spirit.
Spiritual life without limits!
True freedom in God has no limits. Where the Spirit leads there are not qualifiers. All things are possible with God and He can and will do whatever He wants to, with whomever He wants to do. We cannot say God will never do this or that because God will not be put in our backs. Church history is littered with little boxes that we call denominations. Places where God once was but is not longer. God moves, man builds a box around Him. God leaves that boxes and moves to another place and people build yet another box around Him. Let us stop the insanity right here, right now.
In conclusion, Lets think out of the box. In fact, lets get our of our boxes and go where God is. Use our teachings for a place to start and once you are connected with God don’t worry if you don’t fit in a box any longer. As long as you are with God you will be just fine.