This is a follow up on the last article. That article talked about how we have to change, and now, since I don't know about all of you personally, I can't pinpoint the stuff that each of you needs to change. But, since this is a Christian Edification blog- (at least it says so in the description), I will talk about what we need to change in the church. ( We might need more than one article for this one though .) ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’ ~ Matthew 15:8-9 NLT History repeats itself right? Isaiah said it, Jesus repeated it in the NT, and now here I am. Not saying that I am like these two, far from it! I'm just saying that the community of "believers" now, in Jesus time, and in Isaiah's time do not have that much of a difference. God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.
In the last article , we looked at the possibility of us changing merely as a result of a change in the calendar, or even the dawn of a new day. And we realize that it's almost (if not definitely) impossible that a change in time can change who we are, or what we do, be it in our personal or spiritual lives- advancing in careers, education and/or witnessing and expanding the Kingdom. But since the New Year doesn't in any way change who we are, what will? But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! ~ 1 Corinthians 15:51 NLT The context of this verse is the end of time, but I'm drawing it to our time. That when God, is revealed to us by His Spirit, we won't remain the same, but we will be changed. Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes. ~ Proverbs 19:2 NLT We (most, if not all of us) are pumped to go into the New Year and grab it by the scruff and take it down. We have all these ideas, dream