Luke 18:9-14, “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
Sometimes, Holy Spirit will have us to do something “unorthodox” because He is about to do something unprecedented on the earth. Make sure you’re not a hindrance to what He wants to do because of your religiosity. And if He can’t use you to do it because you have a form of godliness but no power, He will use someone else. Some things are happening in the earth right now that the devil is using to further divide the body. Some things are happening in the earth right now to expose the “heart” of the “Christian.” We look at white supremacists and we can easily expose their hearts but what about our own hearts? How can we be the Salt and Light in the world but not conform? How can we evangelize without compromise? These are great questions. But Yeshua also wants to know how we can love like He does. A religious spirit causes your heart to harden and you can’t see a move of God if it hits you in the face. It causes you to miss Yeshua when He is clearly working right in the midst of you. It causes you to look at people and see their sin instead of an opportunity to win. Are we winning souls through Yeshua or shunning souls in alliance w/ the kingdom of darkness? People are observing the body closely in this hour. We can’t misrepresent Yeshua as we busy ourselves pointing the finger at people who are misrepresenting Yeshua. Let’s take a moment to seek God & reflect so we can take His stance rather than our own.