Dead Men’s Bones & Hypocrites Destroy the Legacy of the Next Generation | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 15 –

Dead Men’s Bones & Hypocrites Destroy the Legacy of the Next Generation

One of the stumbling blocks that God has shown must be removed in the Church is Dead Men’s Bones & Hypocrites. This is not really about who’s ministry is the most correct… this is about the children, and the next generation.

The Pharisees thought that they were righteous because they gave so much honor to the prophets of the past. But spiritually, they were prophet-killers, because they sought to kill the new message that God was bringing in their generation. In their zeal to protect and honor the old they destroyed their own legacy.

Dead Men’s Bones

for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also *outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say , If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Matthew 23

Jesus Christ is in charge of His Church. Holy Spirit is in charge of releasing fresh revelation of the Word in every generation. He reveals all truth (John 15). God’s mercy endures, His truth to all generations (Psalms 117).

17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break , and the wine runneth out , and the bottles perish : but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved . Matthew 9

New wine needs new wineskins. There are new movements, and therefore new organizations and organisms that God needs to build every generation. The new will not fit inside the old. But the new needs to honor the old, and the old needs to honor the new, so that both are preserved.

But unfortunately – in the history of the Church – new wineskins, new organizations, and new things that God is doing are attacked. Also, sometimes the new generation attacks the old.

51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. 52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted ? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Acts 7

By worshipping dead men’s bones and resisting the Holy Ghost, you end up a spiritual murderer.

Hypocrite – What you become when you resist the Holy Ghost

 Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites because they were actors.

 Hypocrite:

  • one who answers, an interpreter
  • an actor, stage player
  • a dissembler, pretender, hypocrite

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Matthew 23

When you worship dead men’s bones, and resist the Holy Ghost (what God is doing now), you end up just delivering lines with no real life in them. You end up being an actor. There’s no spiritual life in it – its just acting – so you end up dirty inside.

As I have been planning for my family and raising my first son, God has shown me that I need to pass on to my family more than what I know, and the doctrine I know. I need to pass on a hunger for God’s Spirit and what He is always currently doing. I don’t want my grandchildren worshipping my dead bones, or the dead bones of the founder of any church, denomination, or movement… because if so, they will end up spiritually dead and deaf to what God is doing in their generation.

You need an understanding of the Word and an Awareness of what the Holy Spirit did and is doing in every generation. A true spiritual legacy is humility and a hunger for the Word and Spirit of God. My children won’t survive on my revelation. They may die if that’s all they get, because the times will have changed.

21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever. Isaiah 59

Believe God for the Word and Spirit to fall on each generation. God will always do new things. The hearts of the fathers must turn to the children, and the hearts of the children must turn to the fathers (Malachi 4). 

Let’s repent for worshipping dead men’s bones and resisting the Holy Ghost. Let’s repent for being actors with more allegiance to organizations and forms than to God. Let’s also honor the prophets and fathers of the past, but build upon what God showed them by digging into God right now.

Join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE….

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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