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So, in my reading this morning, I had a thought. Is tradition killing the Holy Spirit?
Now, I am all for service being decent and in order. I am all for not spending all day in church. But if the Holy Spirit is moving and I need to be there all day, then so be it.
I was reading Luke 13: 10-17, and I kept going back to the leader of the synagogue. Jesus was in the synagogue and He missed it. ( The enemy was present, as well.) Instead of recognizing Jesus at work, he reprimanded Jesus for healing on the Sabbath. How many times have you been in a service, conference, or meeting of some form and the Holy Spirit is moving, but the leader stops the Spirit?
We say we love Jesus, we say we adore Jesus, but are willing to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, if it goes beyond 1 hour?
I believe in my heart if we would let the Holy Spirit truly have His way, not only would more people be set free, but because God knows his people, we would still leave church at a decent hour.
I wonder how many of us would go to church if we had to clock in at 8 AM and out at 5 PM? Would we still love Him? Would we still adore Him? Or would we call out? Take a vacation every week? Ask someone to go in our place?
I was reading a book, cannot remember the name right now. In this book, the author spoke about such an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that everyone was laid out in the Spirit. I want to witness an event like that one day before I get to Heaven. We can have that on this side, if we trust the Holy Spirit. Anything the Holy Spirit do, will be decent and in order.
I do not want to be like the leader and miss the work of Jesus, to be in His presence and not recognize the power moving, because I want to be somewhere doing unimportant things such as laundry, eating, etc.
Luke 13: 10-17
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose