~ Galatians 1:11-12
This is a great word with truth running through every word…. Paul writes this and he is testifying that he used to kill Christians, he was the best in his world. To him Christianity was everything AGAINST God and his belief was they should be silenced. In this testimony he telling his story of how he became a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ. He say the word was not preached to him by any man and not of any human origin, he was not taught but it was REVELATION from Jesus Himself.
AWESOME yes? Many take this scripture and build a doctrine around it, saying they DO NOT need any man telling them what to believe, how to believe, what is true and what is not… ALL they need is the Holy Spirit to guide them and teach them. Read the Word and allow the Holy Spirit to teach. This is very true and yet it’s very dangerous. The enemy works very hard and he is very good at deception and twisting things. Can God do this? HECK YES HE CAN…. we just read how He did it with Paul.
But Paul himself says in Philippians 3 to follow his example. This is the reason God created the body or the Church, for teaching, preaching and equipping the believers. Be plugged into a church that preaches truth and is not full of just traditions, (I am NOT saying traditions are bad at all). Here is the KEY to this….KNOW YOUR WORD…. Check it out…. make sure what is being preached is lined up 100% to Scripture. If a new revelation is preached, go to the Word, go to the Lord and line it up, if it does not line up throw it out.
Over the years I have had good men and women come to me with some WACKED out stuff, crazy revelations of the Word and new meanings, new thoughts….. most just DO not line up with God’s HOLY WORD. But I say ALWAYS CHECK.
Are you plugged into a church? If you are not there is NO WAY you will grow in depth of what God is doing. The church has PURPOSE and meaning and is needed as we close in to the end of time.
Now go out and have an EPIC day today