There is a tendency - and in recent years it has amplified - to gravitate toward extremes, and become exlusionary of everything else. If we serve a multi-faceted and multi-dimensional God, reason would dictate we pursue and receive more than just one attribute of godliness.
Whether prophecy, deliverance, tongues, healing, or the casting out of demons, when we focus on just one aspect foregoing all the others it becomes dangerous and often times hinders our spiritual walk.
Above all else, if relationship isn't there, nothing's there. If we do not know Jesus in all His glory, majesty, sovereignty and Lordship, we're just flailing at the wind like madmen and attempting to comfort each other with words while the world is spinning out of control.
The preeminent question in the hearts and minds of all who have been straddling the fence, playing church, and serving God for the sake of fire insurance ought to be 'Do you really know Jesus?' and if the answer is no, or if you're not quite sure, you have not a moment to waste because the darkness is here, and is merciless in its intent.
There is a weariness in me that I've not ever felt and it frightens me, because I'm too young to feel this old. Once I was a hopeful man, doing the work of God with the unshakable exepectation of making a difference, and stirring souls to repentance. Now I do the work of God because I understand duty as never before, and though I know most often my words will fall on deaf ears I will continue to do my duty before my God and my King.
And to think this was only supposed to be a two sentence introduction to the latest Reality Check installment.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.
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