Chronicles101: Your Caribbean Christian Magazine May 2016 - Page 12

Chronicle 101

TScott

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Chronicles101: Your Caribbean Christian Magazine

Jesus patiently taught His disciples during His time here on earth and two issues became apparent. Besides their unbelief, Jesus' disciples were also void of understanding. Having eyes they could not see, having ears, they could not hear, they had a heart, but still they were unable to perceive or to understand.

The Church today is in a similar position and this is dangerous. Though many have accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour, their minds have not become transformed by the word of God and this leaves the church in a blind state.

One day, Jesus began to teach His disciples about things to come including His death and resurrection. Peter was unable to comprehend accurately the teachings of His master so he rebuked Jesus saying, "Suffer it not to be so." Jesus taking this as a direct attack from the realm of darkness against the will of God replied, "Get thee behind me satan for though savoriest the things of man and not the things of God."

Could it be that God have been speaking to you concerning a particular situation and you fail to realize much more understand the word of God? Have you been discerning with your spirit or do you allow the discernment of God's spirit to work through you? It is so easy to mistake things coming out of our spirit for God's spirit and this puts the church in a serious state.

Ephesians 4:18 says, "Having their understanding darkened, separating them from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them by the blindness of their heart." What is the condition of your heart right now? Are you blind? Are you seeing and hearing clearly what God wants you to? Are you able to identify God even in the dark places of your life?

There is too much flesh that is alive in the church and this will affect the move of God in our lives. Until we come to that place of separation where we are able to distinguish God's voice and Spirit from our spirit, we have not yet been converted.