Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 13:12-13 (KJV); Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
God’s business with each of us is primarily personal.
Even when one is seated in a congregation of thousands, God is interested in you as an individual and any message from the altar should be received as coming from His heart to your heart.
The mistake some people make is in assuming that simply because one is seated with thousands then God is dealing with everyone present in the exact way.
This mindset leads many to miss the convictions of the Spirit and what He desires to do in one’s life because they have not understood just how specific and particular God can get. This is an example of a camp mindset.
In our theme scripture, the Bible urges us to go forth unto Christ, outside the camp. This means that you must consistently cultivate a personal relationship with God.
While you may pray together with the group, there are places in prayer you can only go by yourself; while you may listen to the Word of God as a group, there are revelations that God only brings to your spirit when you are separated from the camp. While the group may have collective faith, there are realms in faith that can only be reached when God deals with you on a very individual basis.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 26:36, Genesis 22:5
GOLDEN NUGGET: God’s business with each of us is primarily personal. Even when one is seated in a congregation of thousands, God is interested in you as an individual and any message from the altar should be received as coming from His heart to your heart.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the conviction in my spirit that tells me that there is more than what I have heard, seen, touched or tasted. I take the journey out of the camp and yield to the consecration, separation and sanctification that comes with stepping away from the crowd. I choose to pay the price for a deeper and more intimate relationship with You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.