Thursday, 14 January 2016
It's harder for a rich man
But ofcourse we Ishmaeled it. It was one big Ishmael. A bit of Divine seed, Kings Church High Wycombe, having sex with a maid, the High Wycombe Town Council and giving birth to the same sort of hybrid Beasts that Anglican Village Halls are.
Nobody told us that Jesus, when He came to give us Life....meant errrrr real Life. As in Galatians2.20 as consciousness.
We thought it was our old separation consciousness, appeased like taming Beowulf's Grendel, outside the village in Holy Spirit meetings. See, that felt like Life. Anybody who has attended the great vibe in a stage concert....well imagine that charged with a vibrant electric unlimited energy of Holy Spirit in a meeting? So we could be forgiven for making the mistake. Did you ever wonder why Joshua and King David hung around the tabernacle and the courts of the Temple so much? It wasn't the colour of the fabrics!!!!! The decor.
So now we have a Beast hybrid that people wear like badges and they are called "ministries". Now these guys with these things always say that they are preaching out of real life experiences. They are no fools. But none of them have laid everything down like Jesus said and fallen into the ground like a seed and died....for an impossibly long time....not knowing what would become of them.
No, when they mean roadtested, they mean a washing machine man came this week and they helped him pull the washing machine out from the wall to show that as ministers they weren't averse to doing something other than ministry.
No no no. When Jesus says
unless you enter the narrow way
unless you take all your various riches through the eye of the needle
unless you sell everything and follow Him
then all these manipulating grasping measures, these arms protruding from your skin like bits of still alive independent self delusion.......will still be very much crawling about your person...
because as Dickens wrote....you are 'umble, ever so 'umble' Mr Copperfield.
Only a complete death can get to these things.....and the Holy Spirit runs the funeral Plan.