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Summary: to show the emptiness of mere belief without experience

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"They hold an apperance of godliness" (2 Timothy 3:5). YOU SEE, WHERE CAN WE FIND TRUE SPIRITUALITY? BELOVED, IT IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION, BUT A SPIRITUAL REALITY THAT CAN BE EXPERIENCED AND ENJOYED. LOOK AT THE SAMARITAN WOMAN, SHE HAD RELIGION, BUT NO HAPPINESS. LOOK AT THE PHARISEES, THEY KNEW THE TORAH AND MEMORIZE IT, YET THEY DID NOT KNOW CHRIST. WE USE RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE BUT WE LACK EXPERIENCE! NO WONDER THERE IS SO MANY CHRISTIAN THAT ARE UNSATISFIED WITH THE PRESENT STATE OF CHRISTIANITY. THERE IS MUCH HYPOCRESY AMONG US. WE ARE ACTING, BUT NOT ENJOYING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. OTHERS USE THE RELIGIOUS WORLD OF WORDS TO GAIN MONEY AND ABUSE CONGREGATIONS FINANCIALLY. OTHERS CLAIM ARROGANTLY TO BE SPIRITUAL, WHEN INSIDE THEY ARE EMPTY SHELLS. BELOVED, FOLLOWING CHRIST IS NOT A RELIGION, IT IS A LIFE, A LIVING, AN EXPERIENCE, A LIFESTYLE! PAUL SAID TO THE COLOSSIANS: CHRIST WHO IS YOUR LIFE (COL. 3:4). WHY COUNTLESS CHRISTIANS STRUGGLE TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE? WHY SO MANY CHRISTIAN LEADERS COMPLAIN THAT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS DIFFICULT? ALL THIS REVEALS THAT RELIGION DON'T SATISFY. WHAT SATISFY IS THE INDWELLING CHRIST LIVING HIS LIFE IN US (GALATIANS 2:20). MANY PROFESS TO BE DEEP FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST, YET AS 2 TIMOTHY 3:5 DECLARES, THEY DON'T KNOW THE POWER OF THE CHRIST-LIFE. THEY HAVE A PRETENSE, BUT NO REALITY, NO EXPERIENCE, NO LIFE!

THE SAMARITAN WOMAN HAD RELIGION, BUT HER LIFE WAS A MESS. NICODEMUS HAD THEOLOGY, YET HIS SPIRIT WAS DEVOID OF LIFE. BELOVED, IT IS NOT ENOUGH JUST TO KNOW BIBLE VERSES AND HAVE BIBLE INFORMATION IN THE HEAD. I NEED MORE THAN REVELATION! I NEED TO LIVE OUT DIVINE REVELATION! MANY THINK THAT THE KEY TO THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS IN GOOD WORKS. THEY STILL THINK EXPERIENCING THE CHRIST-LIFE DEPENDS ON THEIR OWN DOING. NO, BELOVED, IT ALL DEPENDS ON CHRIST LIVING HIS LIFE THROUGH US, AND WITHIN US! THE ONLY REALITY THAT WILL MAKE YOUR SPIRTIUAL LIFE HAPPY IS THE REVELATION OF CHRIST IN YOU AS YOUR LIFE AND AS YOUR INDWELLING SOURCE. TODAY'S CHRISTIANS DON'T KNOW THE INTERNAL CHRIST THAT LIVES IN THEM. BELOVED, RELIGION IS JUST RITUALS, TRADITIONS, MERE BELIEFS, AND RULES. SPIRITUALITY IS CHRIST IN US, CHRIST LIVING HIS LIFE FOR US AND IN US. ONLY HE LIVING HIS LIFE IN YOU CAN MAKE YOUR SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE HAPPY, NOT RELIGION. AMEN.


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