[Prophecy Talk] Are you religious or spiritual?



Are you religious or spiritual? Being religious is to be motivated to take action according to the principal of the law in order to maintain an approved standard, while being spiritual is to take action according to the special need in any given situation. The difference between the religious, and the spiritual is, the religious are trying to maintain a rigid standard, while the spiritual are trying to preserve people. Christianity to the religious is but a means to a better life, IE, to get their prayers answered, to get G-d to bless their business, or their family and marriage, etc. While the spiritual look forward to a better world, they realize that by blessing the world around them, they set in motion blessings for their own life. The religious use their faith to insulate themselves from the world, while the spiritual use their faith to impact the world. The religious attack the people of the world, while they that are spiritual love the people of the world. The religious are aggressive and combative towards the peoples of the world, they support the idea of killing abortion doctors, and will often declare some disaster like Hurricane Katrina or Ike as being the judgement of G-d. Yeshua would have never done this, and does not recognize that kind of Christianity. Yeshua when He was here on earth was never vindictive, He was here to do one thing, and that was to please the Father by loving His creation into eternity. And the spiritual person understands this, and does the same. The religious will do what is right, the spiritual will do what is needed. The religious define what is right by an unfeeling unyielding code of ethics, of which at times I have been equally guilty of myself. However G-d defines right by the need and condition of one’s heart. Now let us look at some examples of spiritual reckoning; was it lawful for Yeshua to send and anoint a promiscuous five time divorcee Samaritan woman, back to her city in order to bring about an area-wide revival? John 4:7-30. What about, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” 2 Cor. 6:14. And Hosea 1:2. Where G-d tells Hosea to go out and marry a heathen prostitute? In Deut. 23:3 “An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the Lord for ever:” and Neh. 13:1 “On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever;” So what about the book of Ruth? Naomi who is a Moabite, not only finds a place in the assembly of G-d’s people, she is in the linage of Yeshua HaMashiach. Now is that lawfuly right? It has to be right because G-d ordained it.

There are some here on PT without mentioning any names, that live and walk in the spirit of Yeshua, and these are truly a blessing in G-d’s sight. However it is way too easy for Christians to get caught up in Religious Legalism, wherein we become like the Pharisees, so engulfed in G-d’s laws that we miss the supreme nature of G-d’s love. It is my prayer that not only myself would learn to lean more towards G-d’s loving grace, and less towards Religiosity. But that everyone here on PT would strive to do likewise. To where we put Brandon out of a job, when he can no longer find any more unseemly post to delete, or bickering discussions to have to lock down. Amen!