Thursday, 28 August 2008

FIRST THING FIRST

Hello again folks! I hope that you are familiar with Paul's Epistle to the [True] Church @ Ephesus; specifically chapter six [6]. We read:-

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the God:" [Ephesians 6:12-17]

Now the True Triune God is a God of order. Have you ever noticed the order of this holy armoury? Please look at the first two [2] items defined in this familiar scripture ... [1] the girdle of Truth; [2] the breastplate of Righteousness and we can derive this message:-

RIGHT DOCTRINE PRECEDES RIGHT CONDUCT

If we get our doctrine [truth] right then we can get our conduct [a fruit of righteousness] right ... not the other way around. Not 'experiences'; not 'miracles'; not 'healings' ... but true revival is based on this precept. This explains why these false 'revivals' [Toronto; Pensacola; Lakeland et al] are always short of the mark and lack real fruit. It also explains why we see the soulish; head-on rush for 'experiential christianity' by the masses while remnant True Churches with right doctrine are sidelined; marginalized and ignored.

So always be a Berean [Acts 17]; never stop trusting the written Word of God [the Bible] and the Living Word of God [the Lord Jesus Christ]. That's the real deal. Don't be deceived by fake fascinations with 'experiences' alone ... we all need Word and Spirit together in equal harmony.

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KeithJS... 28-Aug-2008

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