OUTFLOW out-flow (out-flo) n. 1. the act of flowing out. 2. that which flows out. 3. any outward movement.
Living in bondage to religious works is one of the greatest hinderances to the outflow of God's kingdom through a believer. Religious works are merely works of the flesh that try, in a vain attempt, to earn God's favor. Yet when we come to realize that God's unmerited favor is in us because of His grace, we are set free to exhibit the reign of God in our lives through the works He has prepared beforehand for us to walk in. We then walk in this world as Christ walked. We are seen by others as living oracles of God, epistles read by all men. And religious works pale by comparison.
©2010 Richard L. Jones
This doesn't really surprise me at all. This is nothing compared to the persecutions that are coming upon the Church in the U.S.