“Personally I am not willing to go on in this life trying to teach people … that have other agendas and desires. My life is too short to spend in anything less that does not facilitate the pure, Holy worship and praise of God in the beauty of holiness.”
Ron McGatlin in God’s Intervention on Planet Earth.
Personally I am not willing to spend my time on projects or teaching that is not subordinate to Jesus and which does not find it’s source and being in Him.
Jesus is the human face of God. All life flows from Him because He is life itself. Anything that is not Jesus is un-life. It promotes death. You have no right as a leader of people to advance and promote anything that is a substitute for Jesus. Don’t market ‘Christian Stuff’ whether it be the Bible, Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, healing or new expressions of church. Don’t smother the spirit of God in people on account of denominational identity or career advancement. Apart from Jesus these things are are nothing. They are idols. Anything that does not live, move and have its being in Jesus is NOT ALIVE.
The extent that WE MARKET CHRISTIAN PRODUCT is the degree to which we rob people of life and abuse them in the name of God. You have no right to make people less than He made them to be through His cross.
‘If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea’ Mark 9.42 NIV.
All living things are the branches of His Vine. Jesus imparts life to people and things. Things, no matter how venerated or sacred in people’s eyes eyes cannot impart life. It’s not rocket science.
‘He ascended so that he might fill the entire universe with Himself’ Eph 4.10