Recently I was at a church service and a young man while presenting the prelude to the children’s choir song asked for a show of hands of all who were flawless. I stuck my hand up and as I looked around I realized that I was the only one in the congregation with my hand raised. The young man then explain that the cross has made us flawless the choir went on to sing FLAWLESS byMercyMe .It was a sweet rendition and the message of the song was accentuated by the actions that the children incorporated in their performance it was good and the message was well received, however, when I think back on that day I can’t help the sadness that I feel.
How is it that all the believers in the congregation did not joyfully through their hands up when the young man asked for a show of hands of all the flawless people in the building? This screams at me that the people don’t know the gospel, don’t understand the gospel and/or don’t believe the gospel. This would be similar to if you ask a Christian “If Christ should return right now would you be ready”? Most times there would be a very loud pause and then you would get answers like; yeah…yes, or, yes…I think so. If you would watch carefully you would see that while they are saying the yes they are still wondering and even convincing themselves that the answer should be yes while knowing that their first instinct is to say no, as they reflect on some sin that they are not sure if they have repented of sufficiently …this is a problem.
we should……refrain from waiting on physical evidence to qualify spiritual truth
The Lord will return for a church without spot or wrinkle and without blemish (FLAWLESS), after all, isn’t that what Christ bought and paid for with the shedding of His blood? See Eph.5v26-32. At what point then do we think we have the right to declare that we are flawless? How about right now, after all you are saved, right!?
While we pray and work towards the manifestation of that which is already accomplished in the Spirit, we should hold fast to that which we have received by faith and refrain from waiting on physical evidence to qualify spiritual truth. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ “the cross has made you flawless”.