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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Getting To Know Jesus, continued
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. (I Corinthians 14:26)
Even our head elder, an ordinarily sedate individual, came up to the front and started exhorting the people. Pretty soon the whole congregation was marching or dancing or walking around.
Then our worship leader decided to do a combination of singing choruses and inviting up people for prayer who needed release from bondage. Several came up and people prayed for them. Then groups of people went to different members of the congregation and prayed for them.
This went on for about half an hour. When everybody felt Jesus was finished with that part, we took the offering, I preached, we had an altar call, Communion was given (we serve communion to people at the altar while they are being prayed for), sang a song, hugged one another, and went home decently and in order.
The point is, Jesus moved from the third person to the second person. "Lord, You are here. What do You want done."
My message, prepared before this uproar, was about everyone having gifts of the Spirit. So it kind of fit.
The best aspect of the whole business (apart from the fact we were hearing from the living Jesus) was that several people had the same witness and then everyone participated. There was Divine order. Godly elders were in authority and everyone recognized this. No one got in the flesh and tried to steer the meeting off sideways.
Meetings are much safer when you put in the bulletin everything you are going to do and then do it, even if the angel Gabriel walks in (the ushers will show him to the door).
This other stuff is dangerous but it sure is more interesting.
This is the direction we want to go as a church until when a visitor comes everyone rises up and prophesies the secrets of his heart and he flops on the rug and cries out "God is in this place!" Cool!
Wouldn't that be neat? That's like having church.
We need to know Jesus more. We need Him in our life, in our assemblings, not only someone who is a million miles away making intercession before the Father but right here in the middle of the service telling us what to do, leading His army in Person.
How about you? Do you want to know Jesus better? Why don't you tell Him so.
"But I'm not even a Christian. How can I tell Jesus I want to know Him better?"
Hey, man. You don't have to do the formula. If you want to love Jesus and know Him better, look up right now and let Him into your life. Trip out on Jesus.
You can worry about "getting saved" later. (You already have the Judge on your side the moment you look to Him!)