Chapter 23: "From HIM"...Minute By Minute

12/16/1990

THE meetings will be stale if everything is not “from Him and through Him and to Him.” You may do something new and exciting, or new and improved, and it will be okay for a little while — maybe a month, two months, three months. But after the novelty wears off it will be stale and lifeless if times together are not “from Him and through Him and to Him.” We need Him! We must be continually responsive to Him, our Risen Brother, the Head of the Church who is present in the room where we’re gathering “in His Name!” Having a meeting FOR Him rather than WITH Him will quickly degenerate and rot. Worship and adore HIM — Vertically! Ask Him questions! You can easily recognize in five minutes whether a meeting is merely FOR Jesus, in His honor, (which may sound good, but alone is empty and wrong), or whether it is WITH Jesus (“from Him and through Him and to Him”) as the Head, living and reigning over His church and His meeting.

How?

Here is a question that I hope you will allow to sink deeply into your heart and mind. Don’t let this one slip by. See if you can answer it in your mind’s eye. “If Jesus didn’t come to the meeting (Mat.18:20), would anything be different? Would we notice?” Be honest. Would we know it if Jesus didn’t come to a meeting? Or would it not matter because He hadn’t been Head of the church and Head of the meeting all along anyway? “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are sons of God.”

Just food for thought.

“Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case.”

When Jesus is on the Throne, and His Priests are blowing away the enemy with Spiritual Weapons,66 any need can be met, any question answered — all things spiritual, physical, or emotional can be touched in an incredibly unique and powerful way by the Master!

Don’t miss it!

Footnotes

66 (2Cor.10:4-5) “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons that we fight with are not the weapons of this world. On the contrary, they have supernatural power to the tearing down of strongholds.” Back

 

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