in Baltimore, Maryland
Photo compliments of Sandra
Many of us, when we were in the world heard the statement, "Where's the party at?" We went to the house parties and the clubs to "get our groove on." Now we "party" at Club Gospel. Ain't no party like a Holy Ghost party! We're here to represent GOD on full blast. Can I get a drum roll, please?! Play it again, Sam!
Club Gospel regularly features lovefests. Loving on Jesus - Jesus loving on us - us loving on one another. GOD is our love magnet. We are so attracted to Him. Like bees to flowers, we cling to our Lord. This is pure love poured out in plentiful supply to whosoever will partake of its fine pleasures.
This party never ends. No calls for "last drinks" here. We drink of the water of life freely as out of our bellies flow rivers of living water. Ah! So satisfying is this water.
Looking around, we see "wallflowers" in the party mix. Some of them are wearing Christian t-shirts with no evidence of Christian fruits. They do not look like happy campers, at all. All around the wall, they are - glum in demeanor - how sad for them.
We ask the Lord, "Why are they so joyless at Club Gospel?"
He responds, "Some of them crept in unawares
(Jude 4), others are searching while others are carnal with no spiritual power - for to be carnally minded is death (Romans 8:6). And they do not flow in love which deprives them of holy power."
Love, power, and anointing go hand in hand. No love - no power - no love - no anointing. Yokes are destroyed because of the anointing (Isaiah 10:27).
We cannot forsake love and call ourselves true worshippers of GOD. There is no acceptable reason to refuse to love. No ifs, ands, or buts about it - without love, we are nothing. We pay for the day - die daily. We fight the night - for it is spiritual death.
Some of the true worshippers go to the "wallflowers" to ask them if they are inclined to know the Holy Ghost party sponsor, GOD Almighty. They share with the "wallflowers" that GOD is the Host with the most. More than a few accept the invitation. Most though, stay "glued" to the wall - some mocking those who joined the true party people. Matthew 7:14, "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
The live in holy fervor love band joyfully plays, "Glory to Glory." JESUS shouts, "Play it again, band!" The band gladly does so and the Holy Ghost fire falls on "whosoever will."
This party is explosive. Wow! GOD is uniquely qualified to ignite willing vessels to stay hungry to flame glowingly - forever.
Scriptures from the King James Bible:
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
I John 3:10, 11
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
I John 3: 14, 15
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.