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Word for Today:  January 13

 

The Church gets in trouble when it loses its passion for God.

This is the root cause of all backsliding.  This is why Christians become carnal.  This is why Christians fall away.  This is why Christians slip back into the world.  They lose their passion for God.

In the Book of Revelation, John spoke of a Church that “left its first love.”  It lost its passion for God.  Its members lost their “first love.”  John told the Church at Ephesus that God “had something against them” even though they: (1) had good works, (2) had patience, (3) had  intolerance toward evil, (4) had correctly judged false apostles and (5) had not fainted or quit.

They had fallen into the trap of becoming a good, vigorous, hardworking, sin-hating, determined and committed organization but without really Loving GOD.  They had lost or left their “first love.”  Their hearts had grown cold.  They lost their passion for God.

They were doing all the right things but they were doing them for the wrong reason.  You can be “good” and “moral” and “obedient” and still miss the boat.  If your motivation is from your head and not your heart, God has “somewhat against thee…”

Every GOOD WORK must issue forth from a passion for God… from heart hunger and not from head reasoning.   Head reasoning is based on externals… on “doing,” on the letter of the law, on doctrine and dogma on religion and form and tradition… all these are inadequate and illegitimate.

 

God looks at what is in your heart and not what is in your head

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