Outflow - Submission, Consecration, and the Narrow Road

As we look at the 1st and 2nd century Church, it bears very little resemblance to much of the Church we see today in Western culture. The Lord was outflowing great power by His Holy Spirit to His Church so that she would bear witness of Him in Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the world. He equipped His people with mighty signs and wonders, while those who were called to bear His name lived their lives in total submission to Him and stayed consecrated unto the cause of Christ, no matter if it required great suffering... or possibly even death. They knew that living for Christ meant a life of sacrifice as they journeyed along the narrow road. Today we see an increasing portion of the Church walking down the broad path of dis-empowerment and destruction as it seeks to please the world more than its Master.

©2012 Richard Lewis Jones

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