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Authority, Where Is The Fruit?

August 15, 2016

Greetings,

Well, I am going to ramble a bit today.  So please bear with me?

Yeah “Authority” was a big deal to the Pharisees, Scribes and Teachers of the Law.

But not to Jesus,….  In its simplicity, it was
just an ordinary, matter of fact and real in a
non-over the top Spiritual kind of manner.

In fact does not the book read, “Submit to one another
out of reverence for Christ”?   Submitting is just a matter of recognizing and honoring the authority of Christ in one another.  It is not positional, it is relational in nature.

It is always supposed to be Mutual, relational, voluntary, peer based and not
required or forced at any time.

And yes, we do need these type of peers (sisters, brothers) in our
lives,for love, truth and balance.  Because we only have
ONE Father and we are all siblings!  Then there is the fallacy and
MANipulation of ANY “church” that allows for ANY human hierarchy.

We only have one King.  There is only one OVER us…Jesus!

When someone becomes more than a peer in your life you have
surrendered your Priesthood and damaged both your and the other’s faith
and life experience.

Frankly it is a sin to give in to such deception.  And such negatively
effects all of one’s life and relationships with GOD, family and all
persons, in the Body of Christ or not.

Have mercy Lord?

So what’s the deal with authority? (best Seinfeldesque voice)

“Man” with satan’s influence made it a deal, a REALLY BIG DEAL.  When God
always intended to keep it simple and relational and mutual.  Heck,
even GOD is mutual and relational in these matters… we can say no or yes at any time to HIM.

Oh well,

Here is something I got from the Lord once while praying and driving to
a totally open & free, Spirit led gathering with my family.  Please take it for a Spiritual
test drive and see how it hits your hearts and minds?

“Authority is not a force or something to be exerted.  It is not
imposed upon people.  It is rather like a vaccuum or a draw,
that people would be attracted to it and ask for its virtues
(input, wisdom, correction, whatever).  It would also draw out the best
(gifts, ect.) in people and would seek to always edify the seeker
and not the giver of “advice”.

Wow?  Attraction and not promotion!

If we would only surrender unto Jesus and one another so that HE
would simply flow forth from our lives instead of having to be
falsely MANufactured and presented instead of just lived out in a free & open manner.

Notice how Jesus did not go around telling people what to do?

No, HE walked in relationship with The Father and others and people
came up to HIM most of the time and asked, “What must I do to
be saved, ect.”  They approached HIM because HE went to them
and walked and lived where they were.  HE didn’t stay in a Temple or
Building waiting for folks to come to HIM at a specific service time.

HIS life was fragrant and desirable.  People wanted to actually
“Taste and see that HE IS good”.

Oh that it could be the same with those who supposedly identify with
HIS name here and now.  That people would see tasty, fragrant, lip smacking fruit
borne on the branches of our life in HIM, and eat freely.

But of course, true fruit is borne and it comes from simply living and
abiding in the true VINE that is Christ alone.  It tastes GOOD!

But wax false fruit is nasty, non-edible, non-nutritious, and
MANufactured… not borne… it is made in buildings and factories
at specific times with specific protocols and workers in specific
supervised places of so called authority.

Feast or famine?  It is your choice?

Love and….

Kirk Out !

Rather to squeeze out one little, tiny, edible grape than
MAKE and MANufacture a cornucopia of fake wax fruit.

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments
  1. I love it when I read stuff like this and it makes perfect sense and lines up so beautifully with the scriptures. Takes all the arguments out of it, and lays the truth right on the line. And you do such a good job of presenting it. Thanks and Lord bless you brother Kirk.

    • Scarlett, thank you for that confirmation and encouragement. I really appreciate it!

  2. ric Chamberlin permalink

    People were amazed at way HE SPOKE WITH AUTHORITY. which hopefully, we see comes from power of God’s own Spirit gift, as he tried to explain to us, and promised us. So it is this anointing which makes us a nation of priests, under our one eternal chief priest. Yes, that makes it our actual job, responsibility, ASSIGNMENT, frankly, seeing very little of that, a few, like you, doing it on line, but would be very cool to see happen.

    • Rich, it is happening all over the place in the underground church. I see book of Act’s Body of Christ stuff happen everyday. BUt those of the one true faith do it without fanfare or self promotion.

  3. Dan permalink

    I like your definition of authority much better than the one that was authored and enforced authoringtatively by the former authorities in my life who by the way lacked authentic relationship with me.

    • Dan, so sorry you had to go through that in your “church” experience brother. Good news is that you are free now from their shackles of authoritarianism.

  4. There is a lot in the bible that has been misread in a hierarchical structure of authority instead of being relational. I remember writing on Ephesians 5 years ago and having people attack me over my assertion it was relational and not hierarchical. For me, it became less about power and more about love – but I guess many prefer the power over love.

    • Great comment Carlos! Not only has the bible been misread, it has also been mistaught by the powers that be and that adds up to false teaching IMHO. The Truth is always relational and about Love first and foremost.

  5. Sue heumann permalink

    Christopher, this goes along with my thoughts this a.m. Too. I was mulling over your question of,the previous day about why we follow Jesus……it boiled down to his relational life with us. And our relational life with others. This expands the thoughts I initially had..thank you! Relationships!!! God and us! In love! Ye haw!!!!

    • Right on Sue! Relationship is the real full deal. “Christ in US, the Hope of Glory”

  6. Clark Wade permalink

    I agree brother with everything you stated. I do think all such gifting needs to be measured by one single standard, and this standard can be found in I Pet. 2:4-10. COME TO HIM, A LIVING STONE REJECTED BY MEN BUT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD CHOSEN AND PRECIOUS. SO YOU YOURSELVES, LIKE LIVING STONES, ARE

    BEING BUILT UP

    AS GOD’S SPIRITUAL HOUSE, TO BE A HOLY PRIESTHOOD, IN ORDER TO OFFER SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES ACCEPTABLE TO GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST…[I REPEAT] YOU ARE A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD…A PEOPLE FOR GOD’S OWN POSSESSION,

    SO THAT

    YOU MAY PROCLAIM THE EXCELLENCIES, THE VIRTUES, THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES, OF HIM WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS OWN MARVELOUS LIGHT” (I Pet. 2:4-6, 9).

    I think that term “spiritual sacrifice” is significant in that it entails, for me anyway, the thought of preparing something in advance of the assembling together. Pastors do this right? A “spiritual sacrifice,” could entail a “sacrifice” of time, talent, effort, etc. It’s like preparing a dish for a potluck. So we read in I Corinthians, “When you assemble together, each one HAS a song, a teaching, a revelation.” No thought here of one special clergy-type person bringing the main dish and everyone eating out of that. But when everyone brings their “portion,” as you say, what you end-up with is a BANQUET ON THE EXCEEDING RICHES OF CHRIST. A smorgasbord many, many dishes. 🙂

    • Thank you for sharing that with us Clark. Give me the smorgasbord and buffet from the entire Body of Christ over the single ala carte entree from the Clergy any day.

  7. Another Perfect Word for ALL today…

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