When I was a little boy in Italy, they used to make jam omelets for us. You put lots of jam or marmalade into the omelet and that sweet, wonderful filling just oozes out as you eat it. It’s all about the sweet, warm filling! The egg is OK, but it’s never about the egg.
Consider the following quotes:
FB post #1: ”The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us. ”
FB post #2: “Just read from Smith Wigglesworth, where we need to yield, and yield, and yield, to the point we empty ourselves completely. It is only at that point where God can fill us with His completeness.”
That jam omelet is us. It’s all about the Holy Spirit inside and upon us. He has to fill and overflow us or we’ll just continue to live ordinary, boring lives, and we’ll be no good to anyone else. Religion has been perverted. It takes an earth up perspective. We’re trying to be better people, to not sin, to decrease, or as in the quotes, we’re trying to come to the end of ourselves, to yield, to empty ourselves… all on our own power. We’re trying to make good choices so we can be better people. The problem is that it’s never about the egg, it’s all about the filling. Rarely do you find that egg that was raised on the farm and just laid, and it’s good all by itself. Jesus was that perfect egg! So delicious! Yet even Jesus received the baptism of the Holy Spirit before He began His public ministry, the ministry we read so much about in the gospels, the ministry of signs and wonders. We “normal” eggs really need a filling or a sauce or some kind of seasoning to make us palatable.
What we need is a heaven down perspective. What we really need is to believe God! We need to align ourselves with His truth and His promises! When we are born again of His Spirit, we become co-heirs with His Son. We are seated in heavenly places. We are new creations. Our old sin nature is nailed to the cross. The old man is dead. The reason we are still troubled and wimpy is that we have not believed. When Jesus calls us to heal the sick and set the captives free, we haven’t believed that we could. Where’s that sweet, life giving filling oozing all over us and through us, onto the people around us?
So the real job of the church – the ones the Bible refers to as the Body of Christ – is to create a culture of belief, where believers encourage one another with who they really are. The task of accountability is not so much to call each other on sin, but to remind and exhort one another as to who we really are in Christ. The task is to allow God to flow through every part of the body, each child of God, with supernatural gifts of the Spirit, so we can truly turn the earth up-side down. So that His will should be done on earth as it is in heaven!