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  • A Form of Godliness

    1 posts, 1 voices, 364 views, started Jun 4, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Denise Richardson


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      A Form of Godliness  

      Matt. 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
      Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely
      ye have received, freely give.  

      Having a form of godliness messes up your great commission. Jesus told you that
      you would be able to heal the sick, cast out devils, open blinded eyes, etc.
      when you accept him and his power. But having a form of godliness and
      denying the power makes you powerless! Have you been to a church service where a
      demon would manifest in someone and the whole church would turn into a
      circus? No one could handle it and the person leaves still possessed? Or
      have you been to a service where a sick person goes up for prayer and still
      leaves sick? Well, when you are practicing a form of godliness, you cannot
      flow in the power of God. But many people think they have true Godliness
      when they really have a form. How can you tell when a church, ministry,
      pastor, etc. are operating with a form of godliness? Read the signs. Are
      people being healed? Are people being set free? Are people changing? It’s
      very evident when there is a form in action. Members will form cliques and
      social groups that exclude others. Members will not win new converts to Christ!
      People get concerned about what others wear, how they look, what they can
      and can’t do, etc! That’s a form of godliness.  

      You see, the form comes when people try to make godliness something that can
      be earned by a dress code or something similiar. You know the churches! Now,
      there are some ministries that just prefer to look a certain way, and that’s
      their perrogative. But God forbid you condemn someone to hell because of the
      way they appear. You cannot attain godliness by your outer appearance, but
      true Godliness will change a person on it’s own. And it will teach you how
      you should look and walk. But when people get the idea that they should
      interpert what is godliness or what is not, then they only have a form of God.
      power of God can convict, convince, and change the heart of the sinner to
      live Godly, but we as people cannot. So, stop trying to do the job of the
      Holy Ghost. Cast out devils, heal the sick, free the bound, and win souls
      for Christ if your Godliness is genuine.  

      Suggested Reading: 1Sam. 16:7, 1Pet. 3:3-4, 2Tim. 3:5, Mark 16:17


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