Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 12:6-7(MSG); There is far more at stake here than religion. If you had any idea what this scripture meant, ‘I prefer a flexible heart to an inflexible ritual’ ; you wouldn’t be nitpicking like this.
Religion is a spirit; it is not merely the structured institutions that we see in our world today.
One of the most intriguing deceptions of the spirit of religion is that men would die for the “temple” or institution because they think the institution is the person of God.
Men under religion can even die for the artefacts of the “temple” because they are “convinced” of their powers.
The spirit of religion takes men back into bondage by denying the power of the truth that makes them free.
It frustrates and withholds the keys of revelation, which is the knowledge that men need for deliverance.
I have learnt over the years that religion is not a spirit that you cast out like any other demon.
You can only teach religion out of men. That is how the Christ dealt with it. The more the Pharisees of His day fought Him; the more He taught.
The more they accused Him of blasphemy against their beloved temple, the deeper He preached.
Never be intimidated by the dictates of religion. Preach truth in love and its purity.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 13:5; Galatians 5:1
The spirit of religion takes men back into bondage by denying the power of the truth that makes them free. Never be intimidated by the dictates of religion. Preach truth in love and its purity.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this great day. Thank You for the blessedness of Your Word. Today I submit myself to the truth wrapped up in Your Word. I refuse to subject myself to the bondage of religion. I walk under the light of revelation every day. To the glory of Your name. Amen.