Kindness is not weakness, it is the armor bearer of love!
This statement relates to all areas of our life, but I still believe the Lord is dealing deeply within His body. I wasn’t planning to ‘go here’, but alas I am. I think we need to seriously consider who the “armor bearers” are in own lives.
Honestly, I’ve been to the glory and revival meetings and sought the Lord among His finest. And truth be told I have found the fruit of kindness is often lacking. Where there is a lack of kindness, there is a lack of transformative love. It doesn’t matter how gifted you are if your character and fruit are immature. How is it that we demonstrate His joy in service and laugh until our hearts are full but just minutes earlier shun someone in line waiting to get in service, give judging and haughty looks under the guise of discernment, give way to jealousy and territorial spirits? Why do we think we are better than others, why do we think we deserve closer proximity to ministers, why do we think we deserve more than someone else when we come into the House of the Lord? We are supposed to be among brothers and sisters in Christ – and if this is how you treat a sibling, you must be an orphan because in God’s Kingdom there is always enough.
The Church systems are still like the worlds. And if we continue to let this type of narcissistic attitude go unckecked, we will not change and further reproduce unruly and entitled sons and daughters regardless of age. Ministers, some of your leadership are smiling and praising you to your face while rude and insensitive to those around them. This isn’t for your protection, it’s rejection of Gods created.
This correction is critical as we rebuild the new model of the church and it’s growth. All of us within the Body need to take responsibility and cease from making excuses for the behavior of ourselves & others; it’s not ‘just the way they are’ or only their personality – it’s a character issue. To be a true disciple, we must also walk in discipline. The Lord disciplines those He loves – because there is a more excellent way. 🤍
“By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves].”
John 13:35 AMPC
“Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.”
1 Corinthians 13:4 AMPC
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.”
Galatians 5:22-24 NLT