When the Lord stated that his meat was to do the will of God, He was
stating that the will of God is performed in active service and not in
meeting halls. Did the Lord hold a meeting to see if He should go to the
cross or not? The answer is no, because He knew what the will of God was for
His life and there is no questioning God’s will. The only meeting the church
had was in Acts 15, where they met to see if they were being obedient to God
not voting on if they should be obedient to God, a major difference. Meat
was food which sustained the physical body and active Christianity is what
sustains the body of Christ on earth. If Christians are not active in their
commitment, then they have no commitment.
The most unsuccessful Christians and churches are those who are meeting
based. I am not even talking about unbelievers but believers. This is why
those who are weak in the Scriptures must never be placed on ruling boards
in a church simply because of lack of scriptural understanding, they become
fear based and since they do not have sufficient understanding of God’s
words and works in the Bible, they will simply be too afraid to make any
commitments, hence the putting off of important spiritual matters till the
next meeting. Just because a Christian is saved for 25-40 years, does not
mean they are spiritually or biblically mature. Their record of believing
and acting upon God’s word is what needs to be factored in to every
appointment to office.
Another one of the biggest traps we have today is that thousands of
Christians support one ministry and their commitment stops there. That one
ministry becomes the mouthpiece for them. Let us say 50,000 Christians
support a certain ministry. Can you imagine if these fifty thousand
Christians would give only a portion to the ministry of their choice and
then the rest for their own ministry, that would mean instead of one man
doing the ministry, there would be 50,000 Christians doing ministry.
Multiply this by the many ministries out there and if this simple plan was
followed, the world would be inundated with Christian materials instead of
one man in ministry paying himself $3 million dollars a year and buying a
personal jet and staying in 5 star hotels. This would also force the frauds
out of the ministry especially if they saw their million dollar incomes
fading away and it would cause Christians to be much wiser who they give to.
It is unfortunate that so many Christians think that check writing is
the only ministry they can do. It is never wrong to write a check to a
ministry or church, but that must never be the end of our involvement. Every
Christian is given a spiritual gift which means every Christian has a
personal ministry. Personal ministries need to be activated. In case you do
not know what your ministry is at this point does not mean you become a
couch potato or a sports fanatic. You can purchase a couple hundred tracts
and go pass them out on Main St. There is always some way for a Christian to
be proactive in ministry. Don’t seek your church’s blessing because they
might delay you, they are in a meeting!
Just to quickly summarize, the heart of Christianity is to be actively
involved. Incessant meetings can destroy the progress of Christianity and
can hinder obedience to God’s Word.
Whenever we Table Obedience, Disobedience
takes a Seat at the Meeting!