The bible says we are all to be ministers, we should all be the hands, feet, and mouthpieces of God [we all have a purpose in the Body of Christ]. When we go to work, go to the store, or even go to the playground we should be ministering to those around us. How many of us “go to church” on Sunday morning, when we should “be the church” everyday of the week? It is not one “man’s” job to teach us or lead us, that job of man died on the cross with Christ. When Christ died, the veil of the temple which separated us from God was torn, opening the inner chamber, the Holy of Holies, allowing all believers to enter. It was not torn by man, but rather by God! He wants us to have a direct link to Him, a personal one-on-one relationship.
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, – Matthew 27:51 (NKJV)
Christ died so you could have a personal fellowship (friendship) with God. The veil of the temple separated man from God to protect us, because of our sin. God cannot be in the presence of sin, He strikes it down immediately. But when Christ died on the cross, He washed our sins clean, allowing us to walk in the presence of God, just as in the Garden of Eden. So why do so many Christian still live behind the veil of the temple, allowing a pastor or priest to be the mediator of their relationship with God? After the veil was torn this job was no longer man’s, it became the Holy Spirit’s job.
But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. – John 14:26 (AMP)
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. – 1 John 2:27 (NKJV)
We need to take back the responsibility of our relationship with God and allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through our lives, teaching and leading us. It was never God’s plan for us to be lead by man, the people demanded a king and God gave them Saul…and we are still in the rut of demanding a king rather than accepting our King. How great is the gift of the fellowship of Christ, yet most Christians have never experienced it.
Early on in our marriage, before cell phones were available to the public, my husband worked away from home during the week. I can remember counting the days until he would call, then sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring, watching as each minute passed on the clock. My heart ached to hear the sound of his voice, to hear him say “I love you”. This is how we should be toward God; our heart should ache for Him, to hear His voice! And when we are with Him, we should never want it to end.
Having a relationship with God [Christ] should not be difficult, programmed, nor should it be handed off to someone else to mediate. Each of us has a unique purpose in the Body of Christ and should also have a unique relationship with Him. If we are to find and fulfill our purpose in the Body of Christ, we must develop our relationship with Him through prayer and fellowship. Just as we build earthly relationships by spending time with someone, so should we build our relationship with Christ. We cannot get to know Him if we do not make spending time with Him a priority in our lives.
Who’s moderating your relationship with God…who is your Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby? (John 14:26 AMP)