Cages include rigid denominationalisms, liturgical legalisms, unchallenged pastoral narratives, pastoral fears not of the Lord, unfounded elder antagonisms, prioritizing YouTube Live Stream structures… And, most of all, the indifference of True Christian Believers to releasing the Dove from His cage….
Restraining the Restrainer!
The Holy Spirit, like a Dove, remains as caged as the doves were, for sale, at the Temple before the Crucifixion.
It is the purpose of this discourse to discuss the cages.
As long as true Christians are upon the earth, the Holy Spirit residing within them is the Restrainer. Uncaged, if you will – loosened through the thoughts, words and actions of true Christians, to restrain evil and bring Glory to God – the Restrainer is no longer restrained.
This is Cage Number One. Today’s true believers, in these perilous times, just let the Restrainer remain restrained through indifference, unbelief, inactivity, and preoccupation with “more important matters.” Too, it seems Satan has an ongoing 24/7 demonic “Deist Squad,” working all shifts, to keep believers thinking “God is out there somewhere, but He’s not all that concerned.”
What? Are you believing this “polite lying” of demons? “Polite lying” designed to chronically restrain the Restrainer… And this in itself is needlessly making these perilous times more perilous! For crying out loud! Let the Restrainer out of the cage! You Are The Cage!
You let Him out through prayer, thought, word and deed. Using the Authority of Scripture to conquer a situation is letting Him out! Your will is the lock to the case and you need to will to let Him out!
Remember Dove soap? Millions of users have enjoyed it for decades. Dove soap. Used by millions for the cleansing and purification of the Temple of the Holy Spirit. That is, you and yours. But do you know why it worked so well? Why did it work so well? Because millions took it out of its wrapper!
You are the wrapper! Let the Dove soap, the Restrainer, out to do His cleansing process in there perilous times! No need to keep Dove soap stored, even in the most orderly conditions. When society needs a bath, let the Dove soap out of its wrapper. The wrapper is You!
Cage Number Two consists of all the clever – indeed, highly logical – ways that pastors keep the Holy Spirit “officially” restrained. But Logic 101 teaches that logic is not always truth. And here is where some of the more subtle forms of serious Apostasy come in. They include such pastoral attitudes as:
“We welcome the prophetic in our congregation. We welcome the prophetic outlook.”
(Just not the active and overt Gifts of the Holy Spirit, including the Gifts of Prophecy or Tongues and Interpretation) God forbid He should be allowed in this manner! It is disruptive to the Soros-controlled Live Stream YouTube service every Sunday! YouTube order and presentation is the Highest consideration in our Sunday services!
“Elders must first judge and minutely scrutinize any thought, word or deed before presented to a live congregation.” These almost always put the locks back on the cages.
They overlook their roles as servants and over-emphasize their authority, even getting drunk on their authority and exalted self importance. Too, they enjoy exceeding their self-proclaimed authority by triumphing with “logic” over the will of the pastor.
As G.K. Chesterton wrote, “Satan is always closest to the altar.” How true this is especially today! In one of our more subtle forms of present-day Apostasy, the elders “morally” restrain the Restrainer with their on-the-spot opinions. All the while many elders disagreeing with each other on what to do! But, clearly, it is not the roll of perilous-times elders to keep the Dove in His cage.
“If a pastor disagrees with one anointed with a Gift of the Spirit, the latter is ordered to be inactive till meeting the pastor’s terms.” Satan loves this one. Often, it is a fear in the pastor, often a personal issue – not of the Lord – which must be addressed by the pastor, to the Lord, and dealt with. Reasons for disagreements are endless and can go on forever and Satan knows this. It provides endless fuel for keeping the Dove caged.
“A pastor prays before his Sunday congregation, “Come, Holy Spirit! Have Your Way! Have Your Way in our church today,” and then does not allow the slightest “deviation” to the structured service (because it would look terrible on YouTube). Rather, it should not be seen as a “deviation” or “disorderly” but as God Himself
routinely adding His Order to the church service – which should always be a much Higher consideration over a written-in-stone YouTube order of presentation.
Apostasy and perilous times run hand in hand! One of the main reasons for these perilous times are these never-dealt-with, politely overlooked, more subtle forms of Apostasy. Strongly representing “logic” but not Truth. Rather, take the Dove soap out of its wrapper today and start cleaning and purifying society!
Too many are restraining the Holy Spirit by keeping Him in a cage!