Friday, May 5, 2017

Covering/Cobertura!!!



Many times I have heard people say that their covering comes from God and that they don't need to go to a church. I have also heard people say that there is no such thing as a "Spiritual Covering", because God protects all His people. This question has kept troubling my soul, because I feel like this isn't right. 

Remembering my own experience from 2016. Where God's purpose in moving my family to a different church home came very suddenly, even though God had been revealing it for some time. I just wasn't paying attention. For those few days before I became a member of my current church home, I felt vulnerable, unprotected. It was one of the worst feelings that I have ever felt in my life. I could still feel the Holy Spirit with me but the warmth and security was gone. 

A few days after leaving I attended the weekly prayer service and I poured my heart out to the Lord. I needed to understand why I felt this way, I need to know if I had done something wrong? Was I to blame for what had occurred? When a sister in Christ whom I have now come to respect and love dearly, came to me and layed her hand on me and loud enough for everyone there to hear said to me "You didn't leave, I took you out says the Lord!', "I know your wounds and I will heal them.", "This is your home!" I broke into tears again and I could feel the pain in my chest disappear. The following week my family and I became members of the church and that feeling of security returned like a mantle over mi.

Why do I share this experience (Testimony) with you? Well because in my most humble opinion, I feel that people now a days are hopping from church to church trying to fill a void in them and sadly they don't let themselves be guided by the Holy Spirit and fail or don't mature in their spiritual life.

Saint's it is important in this hour for us not only to have our armour on but to also have the "Spiritual Covering" that is provided to us through a "Pastor" that has been called by God and continues to have a special relationship with Him.A relationship similar to that of Moses with God. How do we know if a "Pastor" has a special relationship with God? We will know by his/her fruit. Please don't confuse works with fruit! Works are what you do when planting the seed and the fruit is the matured result of that seed that was planted.

The "Pastor" guides his/her congregation but also goes to the mountain to intercede for his/her congregation. He/She loves his congregation so, that he/she hurts when he/she has to correct them but he/she does it with love. Most importantly that the Holy Spirit give testimony time and time again of his/her calling. Please ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in finding the right church home for you with a "Pastor" that has a calling  from God and is working in his/her calling guided by the Holy Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you confirmation with evidence of good fruit and not just works.
GBU!
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Muchas veces he oido la gente decir que su cobertura viene de Dios y que no necesitan ir a una iglesia. Tambien he oido la gente decir que la "Cobertura Espiritual" no existe, por que Dios protege a todo su pueblo. Esta pregunta turbaba mi alma, porque siento que no esta bien.

Recordando mi propia experiencia en el 2016. Cuando el proposito de Dios de mover a mi familia y a mi a otra iglesia vino repentinamente, aunque Dios ya lo habia revelado hace un tiempo atras. Yo simplemente no estaba prestando atencion. Por esos pocos dias antes de hacernos miembros de nuestra iglesia actual, me sentia vulnerable y sin procteccion. Fue uno de los peores sentimientos que he sentido en toda mi vida. Podia sentir el Espiritu Santo conmigo pero faltaba el calor y la seguridad de esa cobertura.

Unos dias despues de movernos asisti al servicio de oracion semanal y derrame mi corazon al Señor. Necesitaba saber porque me sentia de esa forma, necesitaba saber si yo habia hecho algo mal? ¿Era yo la culpable de lo que habia ocurrido? Cuado una hermana en Cristo a quien he llegado a respetar y querer mucho, se me hacerco y puso sus manos sobre mi y en voz suficientemente alta para que todo aquel que estaba alli podiera oir me dijo " Tu no te fuistes, yo te saque. Te dice el Señor!", "Conozco tus heridas y yo las sanare!", "Esta es tu casa!" Rompi en llantos otra vez y podia sentir el dolor en mi pecho desvanecer. A la seguiente semana mi familia y yo nos hicimos miembros de la iglesia y ese sentimiento de proteccion regreso como un manto sobre mi.

¿Porque comparto esta experiencia (Testimonio) contigo? Porque en mi humilde opinion siento que la gente hoy en dia van brincando de iglesia a iglesia tratando de llenar un vacio en si mismo pero tristemente no se dejan guiar por el Espiritu Santo y fracasan o no maduran en su vida espiritual.

Hermanos es importante en esta hora de no solo tener nuestra armadura puesta pero de tambien tener "Cobertura Espiritual" cuya es provista a traves de  un "Pastor" que ha sido llamado por Dios y que continua teniendo una relacion especial con Dios. Una relacion similar a la de Moises con Dios. ¿Como sabremos si un "Pastor/a tiene una relacion especial con Dios? Sabremos por su fruto. Por favor no confundan las obras con los frutos! Las obras es lo que haces para sembrar la semilla y los frutos es el resultado maduro de esa semilla que fue sembrada. 

El/La "Pastor/a guia a su congregacion pero tambien va a la montaña para interceder por su congregacion. El/Ella ama tanto a su congregacion que el/ella duele cuando tiene que correjirles pero lo hace con amor. Mas importante que el Espiritu Santo de testimonio una y otra vez de su llamado. Por favor pidalen al Espiritu Santo que les guie en encontrar la iglesia correcta para ti con un/a "Pastor" que tenga un llamado de Dios y este trabajando en ese llamado guiado/a por el Espiritu Santo. Pidele al Espiritu Santo que te de confirmacion con evidencia de buen fruto y no solamente obras.
DTB!

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