At one time my heart was heavily hardened and I was very skeptical on watching Christian based movies just because how “off” they were.
For example, there is nothing like watching a TV Show or movie based on surgery/medical drama and notice how “off” they are.
When we are “taught” or experience a certain way, we tend to be biased and “pick out” the anomalies first, kinda shows our nature. Now blessed are those that have no prior medical knowledge, because they get to enjoy the movie, while we however grunt and moan.
It takes great faith to pick out what others do “RIGHT” before exposing what others do “WRONG”.
Regretfully, I tend to choose wrong every time.
It would be different if our “job” was about “Quality Control” as a Christian, however, we were called to love and not to judge. To defend and not to offend.
Now I would rather not judge another because that is what the Holy Spirit will do that for each and every one of us, hence why I keep ACTS 2:38 as my priority because everyone should have an intimate relationship with God.
And if their intimacy enables them to hear the Holy Spirit speak to them personally, then they will recognize His words in us.
This is what “Seek first the Kingdom of God” is all about. It is about anintimate relationship between Christ and His bride via the Holy Spirit and knowing that they have received this gift.
Otherwise, the Word of God remains offensive to us because our intimacy with God is limited to a legalistic “Father-like” relationship of “do’s and dont’s” and that evidently simply produces rebellion. A father’s love is important and required, however it is time to draw nearer.
Satan does not want us to progress to the FULLNESS of intimacy via the trinity. As you heard me say before, the trinity of “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” are simply levels of intimacy mankind had with God.
It was God’s way of drawing closer to mankind to where salvation is available providing we have become ONE with Him in Spirit.
Satan does not want us to experience God as a friend (John 15:15), nor does he want us to even know God as a “bride knows her husband” in our life being as One. (Ephesians 5:31-32)
Satan prefers us to be stuck in an Old Testament relationship with God. Where our good deeds are sacrificial and our service feels like a servant’s heart via HAVING to do something vs. out of love and intimacy of WANTING to do something.
But by the grace of God, compassion has opened my mind a bit more this year than last and had a mustard seed portion of faith to rent and watch the movie, “God’s Not Dead 2”
By His grace, received an empowering message from this movie which I will share in the near future.