“RELATIONSHIP VERSUS RELIGION: Jesus never talk about a religion or domination??


“RELATIONSHIP VERSUS RELIGION: Jesus never talk about a religion or domination??

God is more interested in having daily communion with us than He is in our having “perfect” worship services where everything is exactly “proper” and where all our traditions and rituals are exactly in place. Man wants religion while God wants a relationship. We are easily impressed by religious rituals constructed on the foundation of an improper understanding of God’s eternal purposes. Man seeks to relate to God through the principles of religion while God seeks to relate to man through the mystery of a personal relationship. It is clear that many do not have any real or deep relationship with the Lord because they do not understand the nature or significance of the Kingdom. There was no “worship,” at least, as we know worship, in the Garden of Eden.”

“There were no altars, sacrifices, songs, clapping, dancing, Bibles, hymnbooks, sermons, or prayers—none of this stuff we call “religion.” There was only relationship: Adam and Eve walking and talking with God in perfect fellowship and harmony.
Man fell from this intense passionate relationship with God, and God is seeking to restore man back to the simplicity of the Garden experience. Furthermore, our kingly authority over the earth is something He wants us to exercise and enjoy now, not just some distant day in the future after we have died and gone to heaven.
Kingdom thinking means recognizing that we do not have to resign ourselves to live in poverty, pain, suffering, and trouble “here below” until the Lord rescues us. We can claim and assert now our authority as sons and daughters of the King of the universe. We can experience the victory that is ours as people of the Kingdom.

vision, purpose, destiny,

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3 comments on ““RELATIONSHIP VERSUS RELIGION: Jesus never talk about a religion or domination??

  1. Hi, Pastor Shockley, I see what you are saying but I would challenge you to zoom back the lens some and know that Jesus never said a word about relationship any where or at any time either in the old or in the new testaments, neither was it ever a point of referance. Relationship by definition implies separation ‘as in two’, transformation and salvation refer to the fullness of Christ in us the same oneness of husband and wife, not two, not relationship, but one. The fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ, ‘Christ in us’ the hope of glory.

    I pray that this will be a year of re-thinknig of our dogma’s and terminology, within the ‘body’ of Christ and that we all will come to see what we have been teaching one another, and believing ourselves. I pray Lord bless Pastor Shockley in every regard to your will for his life and ministry in you amen. amen. Y/T HR

    • Thank you for your reply to my blog post this was a very good reply and I do agree totally this is the feedback that I was hoping to get thank you again very much God bless you in this new year and have a very blessed day

      • Brother, you have made my heart dance!! Thank you. thank you, I pray for the fullness of Christ to fllood your life this year

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