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Worshipping in Spirit and in Truth–Be No More Children, Tossed To and Fro

Little children of God are mostly alive for what they can receive from their Father.  Churches are full of babes and little children wanting something from God for themselves.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am not condemning them.  We all start out young, green, and self-centered babes in Christ, much like little natural babies.  We are dependent on others for our spiritual sustenance.  Many desire to be “filled with the Spirit,” usually  to alleviate current miseries of the heart and soul.

God is the Deliverer and Savior.  But there is a strong tendency for little children of God to remain in this state of spiritual childhood.

The apostles strongly admonished us “to be no more children, being tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine.”  Little children are easily deceived, both in the natural and in the spiritual.  A teaching comes out, and they run after it.  Another comes around, and they are tossed about wondering if that doctrine is true or not.  All “winds of doctrine” are not of God.  If they leave a person weak and vulnerable and needing another weekly recharge at church to maybe get them back to where they started from in their Christian experience, then something is greatly lacking.

And that something is truth.  Worshipping in “spirit” is not enough.  Animation without truth is just that–movement and being animated, “holding the form of God but denying the power.”  The Father is looking for His offspring to worship Him in Spirit and in truth. 

What Truth Are You Talking About?

The truth as to His true plan and purpose in the earth in bringing forth His manifested sons and daughters who will walk on this earth in full resplendent glory doing the “greater works” that the Savior Himself promised that some would do!  All of our trials are not “worthy to be compared to the glory  that shall be revealed in us.”  You want to claim something?  Claim that.  Ask God to help make you one of His first fruits.  He said that “He is bringing many sons unto glory.”  Have you ever asked who these elect sons and daughters are?

How about the truth about God’s original Hebrew name and the power found in its meaning: Yahshua = The Self-existent One is the Savior = Yahweh come in the flesh.  How about worshipping Him in Spirit and that truth?

What about the truth concerning the counterfeit one world government being formed as we speak–a false kingdom that will elevate a false messiah to power and the whole world will wonder after this man of sin, this ruler of Satan’s world system.

We must worship Him in Spirit–His Spirit–and in truth–His truth.  Not some manmade doctrines, which are nothing more than “cunningly devised fables” crafted to “deceive the very elect, if it were possible.”

It is only when we “believe upon Him as the scripture has said”–then, the Holy Spirit will come down and flow out of our inner being like “rivers of living waters.”   “As the scripture has said” signifies “believing on Him the true way that the scriptures lay out.”

All Must Make a Choice

Now we all must make a choice.  Perhaps God is calling some to leave childhood and complete and perfect the life-cycle of the Seed, the Word of God Made Flesh in us!  And become fathers and mothers of multitudes of manifested sons and daughters.

The apostle Paul exhorts us to “go on unto perfection.”  And the only way for that to happen is “not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and faith toward God.”  Not laying it again and again and again and again!  These things we ought to have done–true repentance and believing God for a new heart that won’t sin ever again.

But the people don’t get to hear this because their preachers  come from their very ranks and are children themselves, tossed to and fro in their deception.

And so it goes.  But His will shall be done in this earth.  Why?  He has already spoken it, like us, into existence.  And His word will not return unto Him void, but it will accomplish what He sent it to do.  Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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Churches Calling for Fire from Heaven–But Be Careful: God Is a Consuming Fire

Thousands of sincere people in churches across the land are asking every week, crying aloud to the heavens, that God would send His fire down, igniting a revival in the church.  Not just charismatic, pentecostal, full-gospel, and bible-churches are doing this, but many main stream denominational churches are, too.

But do they know exactly what they are asking?  God is not just a fire; He “is a consuming fire” [1].  Most of the sheep in the pews do not realize that the judgement of this fire first falls on them; it starts with the house of God, His body, His church.  The apostle Peter warns us of the fiery trial of our faith: “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” [2].

“The fiery trial” is when God comes to us to purify us, which means that there is something in us that needs to be gotten rid of. 

God is fire; He is also the Word made flesh.  So the fire is His word.  And He will send His word through His five fold ministry offices.  These are His true apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.  They are a gift of God to congregations for their perfection and edification, “till we all come in the unity of the faith…unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” [3].

And God will speak through them, and His word, like a fire shut up in their bones, will blast as a refining fire burning away the dross and impurities.  This will be a fiery trial–the getting rid of the childish things that are clung to.  Eventually, the blankies, pacifiers, and rattlers must be put away on the road to spiritual perfection.

Just like the prophet elijah

Elijah is a type of this.  He came and exposed Israel’s sin and corruption at the highest level, demanding them to repent.  But they just could not “abide the day of his coming” [4].  He was a fire burning up their impurities.  But what did the children of Israel do to him and other prophets?  They hunted them down like dogs, tortured them, and chased them into “dens and caves of the earth” [5].

They were persecuted by the very people they were trying to help.  For few want to change so badly that they will submit to the correction of God’s word of fire–especially spoken through just another man, who they feel is really no better than they are.  Anyway, “who made you a ruler and judge over us, Moses?” [6].

God, the consuming fire from heaven, wants to burn out the impurities of false doctrines, concepts and teachings about Him and His plan.  We are told to “purge out the old leaven that the lump may be holy.”

But who will be able to bear it–the correction, instruction and reproof–that the fire brings?  This is what the fire-word of God brings.  It cleanses and purifies His children, until they are no longer alive just to receive God’s “feel-good spirit.”

Joy, peace, and love will come, for they are the fruit of the Spirit.  But the true fruit of the Spirit takes time to develop, grow, and mature.  And few modern Christians have any aspirations to wait very long for it.  And so that is what keeps them coming back week after week, crying out for God’s fire, thinking that it is a feel-good spirit, not knowing that His word is like a fire that purges out all unrighteousness. 

But that is the nature of children.  They are mostly alive for what they can receive from their Father.  As Paul said, “And yet I show unto you a more excellent way” [7].  It is the way to complete the life cycle of God in you–the way to perfection.  KWH

  1. Deut 4: 24; Heb. 12: 29
  2. I Pet. 4: 12, 17-18
  3. Eph. 4: 11-13
  4. Mal. 3: 2
  5. Heb. 11: 34-38
  6. Acts 7: 27
  7. I Cor. 12: 31

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