Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Getting Connected (Plugged In)

There is a specific body of believers (a local church) for every member of the Body of Christ, whether we're in one place or we relocate. Just as the Spirit draws us to Christ, He also draws us to that specific body of believers He has for us wherever we are. We'll know the specific body of believers He has for us, because our spirit will connect with the spirit of that church supernaturally; that is, it will already be affirmed in our spirit the moment of connection.

“And all who believed were together and had all things in common.” (Acts 2:44, ESV)

“The group of believers were united in their hearts and spirit. All those in the group acted as though their private property belonged to everyone in the group. In fact, they shared everything.“ (Acts 4:32, NCV)

We have to be careful that we don't forcibly try to make any church our "home" church. Doing this is like trying to put a three-prong chord in a two-prong socket. It will not fit. If you cannot plug in, then there will be no connection; and no connection equals no power. But, if you find a socket for a three-prong chord there's a difference, and it's automatically affirmed the moment of connection. The same is true with the body of believers Christ has for us where we are.