This is a word about the liberty wherewith Christ has set us free. This is the liberty to do whatever our hearts desire, because, Jesus is in us both to will and to do His good pleasure! The catch is that this liberty is only in the Spirit, 2 Corinthians 3:17.
This is the liberty, which for over two thousand years has been trampled under foot of men. Instead of Jesus in the midst of even two or three, men have put themselves and their agendas in the midst. This is a control issue. Historically the gatherings of what has been calling itself “church” have been controlled by either men/“leadership” in the midst, or liturgy. In either case, the liberty that rightly belongs to the saints has been replaced by the doing of external authority. This is the authority that Jesus is presently bent on destroying, 1 Corinthians 15:24-26. The authority of the Kingdom of God is an internal authority, an authority that sets us free, and one that will never pass away, for, as the Messiah proclaims: “He must reign for ever and ever!”
That said, it is past time that we refocus our purpose in the earth. Our purpose is the demonstration of the love of God – the first fruit of the Spirit. If we haven’t got that part right, we need to just stay home until we receive power from on high. This is the power of the Holy Spirit – don’t leave home without IT!
By Jay Ferris, originally posted Dec. 12, 2011