Over the past couple of days, I have pondered on our military and the government institutions like the CIA, FBI and Secret Service. They have operatives, informants and ears all around the world so that they can keep the government and us safe from attacks. I have asked a simple question to which I have heard many answers. Who are you? In the body of Christ, we need to know who we are dealing with. Are you an operative or an adversary? This requires discernment that can only come from God. The CIA, FBI and Secret Service all must be trained to be the best that they can be. But what about our churches. Are we the best that we can be? Is there more than just going to church? Are we standing in positions because God has called us or, are we just there because someone told us that is where we belong? The adversary is listening and watching in places you would never expect, listening or better yet ease dropping on every word we say or our actions. I had to ask “who are you”?
1 Corinthians 11: 28-31 states:
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
Are we really in communion with God or are we just going through rituals? Have we taken an examination of ourselves or are we looking at someone else? It is time to re-evaluate ourselves and align ourselves in the order that God desires us to be in then we can truly say that we are operatives for the Lord.
This was one of my many thoughts this week.