By grace

Are you a Christian that knows this is the season of Grace?

The time for judgement will come, but right now we are in a season of grace through and by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

That means we do not judge anyone in the natural. Not gay people, not Muslims, not leaders of our country, not people of other political parties. We should judge no one. And they reason is… it is impossible to effectively intercede for, bless, be a witness and bring to Christ those that we judge. And when we judge we have become the accuser instead of the intercessor. We have allowed judgment to replace a little piece of grace within our soul. We have denied the Holy Spirit full authority and have rather given the accuser a foothold to subvert our thinking, our words, our actions.

And when the devil has a foothold, we suddenly find ourselves being a little more judgmental and critical in other areas; of those we work with or our family and perhaps even of our Lord and Savior. We move from a place of blessing and strength to a place of slavery and defeat.

There is no effective witness nor ministry where there is judgment of the unbeliever.

Mathew 7:1-2 Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Condemners, accusers and judges are the fake Christians of this age; modern day Pharisees. When you see them and hear them talk, don’t walk away from them. RUN FROM THEM! They will pollute your soul and bring you into bondage, making you ineffective for the Kingdom of heaven.

The key to being effective for the Lord is serving, giving, fasting and intercession. And when we are faithful enough in these endeavors God will open a door to witness and bring the offenders to Christ. That is the only option, the only solution. That is grace manifest through us.

Christians and Pork

In Leviticus 11 and other scriptures, the Jews are instructed not to eat swine (pork).

Believe it or not this still stands true for Spirit led Christians today. Do not eat pork otherwise you will be unclean before God!

OK before the would-be teachers, prophets and wannabee apostles have a fit, let me explain…

Jesus said in Matthew 5:17-20 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

We are called to heed these laws, for in so doing we stand strong in our faith and stand under the covering of Christ. But since we are Spirit filled Christians we operate within a different realm; the spiritual realm.

Jesus offended many of his followers by saying “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:51. Eating the flesh of Jesus was Christ saying consume all I stand for in a spiritual sense. Let your souls consume my words and teachings and let them become part of you, manifesting daily in your lives, just as the natural food we eat is absorbed and becomes part of our flesh.

In a similar sense we are instructed not to eat pork. Swine flesh is doctrine and teachings from those that have their doctrine from everything and anything. When you hear a preacher or teacher using doctrines from non biblical sources, when you hear Christian musicians with music that have secular roots, when you see Christian leaders succumbing to and teaching about the riches and pleasures of this world….. and you still choose to sit under their teaching and ministries, you are eating swines flesh, contrary to the law.

Do not then complain when God’s hand is then restrained in your life and those you are praying for. Swine (carnal leaders) get their food(doctrine) from anywhere and everywhere. They mix in the teachings of this world, they steal from other beliefs, they compromise, they titillate and warm the ears of listeners, they are comedians and chasers of mammon, they glory in the flesh and they refuse to allow the Spirit of God the opportunity to convict listeners for fear of losing their congregation, their income, their position and possessions. In so doing they preach an adulterated word.

John 16:7-8 “Nevertheless I (Jesus) tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” How often do swine teach on the righteousness of Christ, of sin and of the judgement to come?

Christians need to return to the world and prayer.. daily heartfelt fellowship and prayer, without which we are no longer in Christ. How can we be Spirit led, if we no longer have fellowship with the Holy Ghost. We may believe in Christ, we may confess Christ, but we are not led of him. Every Christian that is going through hardship, trial, uncertainty and lack is almost certainly low on prayer and low on the Word of God. Sacrifice a day for prayer and fasting and see your worries disappear. You might even receive conviction to come out from under that compromised teaching and find a fellowship that is offering the flesh and blood of Christ.