Catch-words like “factious” "trouble makers", "divisive", "Lone Ranger Christians", "carnal", "truth-rejecters", "un-loyal, "troubled", "discord sowers" are some descriptions and labels we carelessly used.
We wanted to leave in peace, quietly, and we rejected the "bon voyage" service to "honor" us for our 24 years of service.
But the very night those thoughts went through my mind, God spoke to me twice in night visions which revealed the darkness within ourselves and our need to go into "the wilderness" which meant separation from all that we had been part of. It was like stepping off a cliff only the Lord was waiting for us to really trust Him with all of our Christianity.
As we continued in God's Word, however, we continued to recognize more and more of what we left behind and the need to become "a new wineskin".
The man in the mirror can sure deceive us.
Is it because there is far too much of us and far too less of Jesus looking back at our reflection in the mirror of His Word?
Could it be we have not followed Jesus in taking up our cross?
So therefore whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Every time I have renounced ownership of old church doctrine and tradition, God has been able to teach me the truth right out of His Word. Every time God revealed truth, it was different from what I had learned "in church". And the Lord gave understanding to go with it.
-The best revelation of His Word, the best restoration of His power and authority, and the best revelation of Himself to us?
-anything that is contrary to the nature of Christ must be renounced and God's deliverance received.