There are many reasons why God’s plan for man is not being realised, but the main one is very easy to see.
Many Christians simply do not believe in the Bible! And even if they do believe in the Word of God via the Bible how many Christians actually read the Bible in their daily lives?
For many Christians the only connection that they have with the Bible is when a passage or passages is read from the Bible during the Sunday Service in their church!
But like Israel who could not enter the Promised Land because of unbelief, we suffer from tremendous unbelief today. We say we believe in the Bible but one look at the Church shows that we do not.
And another problem equally as bad is that the Church is not being led by the Holy Spirit it’s being led by religious spirits, mostly in human form.
And in some churches that I have visited, the congregations appear to give greater worship and reverence to the people leading the Service than to God and the Holy Spirit.
Often it is all about personalities. And ego. When in a prayerful mode we need to ask that the Holy Spirit work in us and through us. We need to decrease and allow the Holy Spirit to increase within us.
Yet, sadly, many Church officials, including some Ministers, do not give all the glory and honour to our Father God, which is due to Him. But, instead, they feel that they are in a high place of authority within their church and that those worshipping in their church should pay homage and respect to them, rather than to God.
The Holy Spirit wants to work with Ministers and Lay Preachers so that they can speak His words to the Church congregation when giving their sermons.
He does not want them to read out their sermons in parrot-fashion; the Holy Spirit wants to inspire them so that they can speak, without notes, to give His message to all those eager to hear what He has to say.
But very few Ministers and Lay Preachers have the confidence – or ability – to do so. Some Ministers of my acquaintance even prepare their prayers in advance of the Service and read them!!
Many years ago one truly inspirational evangelist – Kathryn Kuhlman – preached at meetings in America where many many thousands of people would attend. People would queue for several hours before the doors of the auditorium were opened and the meetings themselves often lasted for more than three hours.
Although Kathryn passed away in 1976 I have watched numerous videos of her meetings on YouTube – and, to us in the 21st century, what she did is absolutely amazing and almost beyond belief.
Kathryn – through the Holy Spirit – was able to heal virtually any disease or illness, however minor or serious.
Those in need of healing would come up to the stage and Kathryn would say a few words to them, and ask them from what they were suffering. And, almost instantaneously, so it seemed anyway, they would fall backwards and on to the floor.
There were always several men behind the person receiving healing to catch them so that they did not hurt themselves when they fell backwards.
It was very dramatic but also very effective.
People who had long medical histories of ill health were cured and their cures were testified by their own physician!
Kathryn always said that it was not her that did the healing – but the Holy Spirit.
Please take a look at this video:-
I found it very interesting – and I am sure you will too.
With many wondrous blessings