Remnant believers know that polished showmanship is not the anointing. It doesn’t matter how good one speaks or his ability to draw a crowd. The Apostle Paul said, “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5). According to this scripture there is only one place where faith can make a stand and that’s in the power of God.
The power behind the Word of God is the Holy Ghost. It’s the same power that raised Christ from the dead. The Holy Ghost is as much God as the Father and Son are God (1 John 5:7). Without the Holy Ghost one is limited and has problems walking on the water during life’s storms, finding the peace that passes all understanding, or fighting the good fight of faith.
Years ago a particular pastor had all the big names preach in his church. I asked him over lunch why he had so many different speakers. His response surprised me. He said the show must go on and if he didn’t keep it going the crowds would go somewhere else. He was even having guest speakers that some thought were including a lot of New Age mysticism in their messages. To him it didn’t matter because they could draw a crowd and raise big offerings. Pleasing people or pleasing God is the choice every Christian will face. This can be a defining test for some. King Saul failed miserably and lost the kingdom because he was more concerned about his image than God’s image. David didn’t fail and, like you, was a man after God’s own heart.
As already said, to remnant believers the Holy Ghost is important. They are not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and they are not ashamed of the Holy Ghost. Scripture says, “Those that are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God.” You can’t be led by that which you reject. Remnant believers would rather sit in a church with 50 people and the Holy Ghost than in a conference center with 30,000 and no Holy Ghost. Remnant believers don’t compromise their relationship with the Holy Spirit so they can draw big crowds.
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