Word for today, power of God

Spirituality & Religion Word for today, power of God
MAR 25, 2023 LISTEN

Re edited Word for today
"13Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

17When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. c 20In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power." ( Acts 19-13-20)

I feel the way sometimes Christians talk is totally disrespectful. Some people feel going to church gives them mantle to bully, shun and mock others they find to be 'sinners' because they think they know God. Yet so does the devil-there's nothing new under the sun. Even Paul as great as he was in the eyes of God told us he sinned and even wrote it down. There's correction and condemnation. One thing is oh this is wrong, the other a barricade of oh well if you this then I will do that, you will see and basically destroy the person's spirit by continously banging on about it, and demonising them.

People always say leave them their like that, no we won't leave them, they don't leave us. Even when Peter misbehaved and Peter wasn't even that rude about eating with the gentiles. Paul warned him to stop what he was doing. Paul didn't judge the socerors. He didn't demonise them. They didn't have to be perfect to come to God and they saw, emphasis on they saw themselves his God had more power than theirs so they abandoned theirs. Yet there are many big talkers out there who are scared of the devil and also want others to be terrified of the devil and God.

Honestly it's the well meaning people tied to this constant obsession with the devil that I feel sorry for. It's also those who've been so abused by law keepers that they avoid church, that I feel sorry for. Those outside the church subject to constant demonisation. Those who are scared to lift a finger wrong because God might smash them into death for asking simple questions ( disciples asked questions all the time, even doubting Thomas Jesus didn't kill him, did God kill the Isrealites for their questions? )

Someone said I'm mostly angrier with God than the devil. Of course the devil hasn't promised me he's all good, loving and cares for me. He's doing his thing, and this is the pride, people think the devil is the people in church who are so bothered by what they think is right and wrong, that they are ones going to tell him to stop.

If I were the evil spirits, if you say your God is almighty, all powerful and insult me like you insult people in church and those outside who don't believe in God you think are sinners on a daily basis. I will beat you, I will follow you everywhere because how dare you, since before the beginning of time I've been around, I'm not your age mate, you cannot just disrespect me and behind close doors be loving me. Just because you want people outside to think your holy. I will beat you, I will catch you in your house and beat you.

Every week you will go for deliverance. I have no power, so I will show what power is. When two badasses meet that's when we know who will die and who will go to prison. When they saw Paul and the other disciples they vamoosed, so if you're scared of them I suggest you get closer to God. It's better to be obsessed and get your needs from God, ask God questions and worry about your relationship with God than disturbing the devil. Let people think what they want to think about you. The main thing is that no matter how desperate, no matter how many questions you have, you find God for yourself because otherwise how can you worship him.

You don't bow down to ritualised worship because God himself will know you're praising him with your mouth but your heart is far. Be honest and if God is big enough he will meet you there. Everyday the devil, and touch not the Lords annoited and calamity will befall. Some people only worship God out of fear of the devil. Not because they think he's a good God, or they worship God because their scared of hell or curses, and people have used it to manipulate and chain people into torment and constant low esteem. How can you live in a constant state of perpetual fear.

Nobody can do anything, everyone whose scared of the devil is a light weight. They have no power and any man or woman of God who tries to threaten and brow beat you into service of God is powerless.

If you have a problem with God, if you have an issue the men and women of the church can advise ( and some are good at it very humble servants of God unafraid of the devil)- some of us that's why we go to people professing to be good Christians with questions to learn more about God but the way some people will shut you down and act like your the second coming of anti christ and avoid you is very offputing. Why - they are scared of the devil. Even the good ones should all lead you to the source God, not their doctrine and certainly not what the devil can do.

Akosua Tuntum Nahana
Akosua Tuntum Nahana

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