There are some bright spots in church life. But much of it is salvation by institutionalism. Institutionalism is not a stairway to heaven whether it is charismatic of evangelical. Jesus is that stairway to heaven. In Him we are already there and Heaven is already in us. You are not religious consumers and were not created to live in dependency on a pseudo-priestly class. You are priests and kings in your own right and if Christ is your life, you are an apostolic people. You don't have an empty cup or a barren plate. God is already in you. Just agree that He is and change from a dry creek to a river of living water gushing out spirit and life.
Christ is already in you. The fact of the new covenant age is that the entire trinity lives in you. Just believe it and be who you are in this fellowship of affirmation and love.
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. John 14.20 NIV.
If you know this and realise that you are a priest/king who reigns in Christ where you are you will not need human mediators to lead you through hoops to what you already possess and who you already are. To be specific you need not be corralled by others into prayer. Christ as your life will break the fear of man. You will naturally be engaged in lifestyle discipleship if you are living from the new covenant. Why? Because being one with God and living in the togetherness of the trinity, you will have a natural and non-religious affinity with all human beings. Don't attach your star to those who cannot see this clearly. You have one Mediator who is not only with you. God has woven you into His being.
Woven into His being. The oneness of the trinity is the origin of oneness in relationships like marriage and family. Rooted in this Family in heaven we can expect rich relationships on earth.
Since the cross we have been made one with Jesus. Since Pentecost this oneness has descended in the Spirit to live in us. Today our situation is not here we are and there God is. We are one. Through His Son, Father has achieved our union with Himself. The dichotomies, separations and dualisms Adam introduced are no more and we are one with God. This is not decorative speech or Christian piety. It is the reality of the new covenant in which Jesus is our life. Here's the truth. In the old covenant we are separated from God. In the new covenant we and Father are one. Jesus is not only the way to life. He is our life. Thus Paul writes this amazing statement,
'But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him' 1 Cor 6.17 NIV.