Handle with Care!
The presence of God and His Holy Spirit is very precious indeed! How are we to handle this very precious gift?
In the story of King David transporting the Ark of the Covenant (1 Chronicles 13 and 15, 2 Samuel 6) we see David transporting the precious Ark of His presence on a new cart. It was how the philistines moved it, so it should be ok?! Just because the world does it 'that way' definitely does not mean we should!!! We should not have a " that will do" attitude! We have a "we do it God's way" attitude!
David did not apply the written word of God to this situation and therefore was met with a harsh ending. A celebration ended up as a funeral.
The church of Jesus, the pure spotless bride of Christ must take heed. We apply the word of God into all our situations and whatever pressure we may feel, either in growing church numbers, appointing teams to new ministries etc, we wait on God and apply His word.
"He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches" -Jesus in Revelation
Be blessed, always consult the Lord and His Word in all you do.
Pastor Steve 04.05.21