“Tradition: Avoid It!”
Matthew 15:6 says in the Amplified Bible, “So for the sake of your tradition (the rules handed down by your forefathers,) you have set aside the Word of God – depriving it of force and authority and making it of no effect. The King James says, “Thus have you made the commandment (or Word) of God of none effect by your tradition.” What is the point? Man’s tradition will negate the power of the Word! If you have tradition in you, the Word won’t work for you! That’s pretty plain… but that is what it boils down to! Jesus went on to say in Matthew 15, verse 7, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias (Isaiah 29:13) prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoreth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” If you desire to progress spiritually, you are going to have to eliminate the old traditions of men that are still lurking around in your spirit! We have all been taught things in the past that are just not in line with the truth of the Word of God.
We have to dredge these old teachings and traditions out of us; if we don’t, they will make the Word that we do receive of none effect in our lives! A lot of Christians I have met kid around about the tradition that they used to be a part of… but it is serious business! Those very things that they are kidding around about may be holding them back spiritually! We need to keep our spirits clear of all the muck of tradition! (Prob. 4:23; 2 Cor. 7:1) Cleanse yourself of tradition. Get into the truth of God’s pure Word; the Word will fill the void left by the tradition and the power of God will work to a greater degree in your life! Listen to the Spirit of Faith Broadcast this month as we teach you how to rid your spirit of these traditions that rob us of the power of God!
Items of Interest in This Issue
Radio Coverage Map… Schedule of the upcoming Piedmont Believer’s Convention in Winston-Salem, NC at New Covenant Church