The tenaciousness by which religious leaders exalt themselves to the taking of titles of the offices of the Spirit is a major cause of confusion among God's people. Religious leaders in general have NOT borne the cross of the living sacrifice, but are graduates of air conditioned classrooms; where they have done none of the things required of disciples in the Lord's teachings, (St. Luke l4:26/27&33) who are to take up the cross of a living sacrifice daily unencumbered by the cares of this world (St. Luke 9:23), neither have they studied to show themselves approved of God, but have studied to show themselves approved of religious minded men like themselves.

         The result is A NATIONAL DISASTER SPIRITUALLY. God's people want to believe religious leaders primarily because they offer the gospel without any real requirement for accountability in their lives and are easily excused from partaking in Christ's suffering and cross. The Apostle Peter says we are called to suffering but today's Christians are dedicated to comforting themselves.

         Many believers are more zealous for religion than for Jesus Christ. They are more zealous for gatherings than acts of charity; they are more zealous for building the visible church than the invisible one within themselves; and are more zealous for religious dogma than spiritual truths.

         At the root of the problem is the love of money in place of the love of God. The church wins souls to salvation, but does not convert them into a holy people.

        Religious leaders preach against SPIRITUAL PERFECTION, because they have not purchased it. In weakness of faith and ignorance of mind with a deceitful heart, they presume SPIRITUAL PERFECTION to be unattainable, but SPIRITUAL PERFECTION is the anointing they claim to possess.

         Religious leaders across the nation are caught in a contradiction. They claim to be in the anointing where Christ is SPIRITUAL PERFECTION to the more holy Saints, yet religious leaders preach against the possibility of attaining to SPIRITUAL PERFECTION. The next time someone claims to be the Lord's anointed, ask them if they believe SPIRITUAL PERFECTION is attainable!

         Christians are generally unable to fully commit themselves to God and Christ and cannot expect to become PERFECTED SPIRITUALLY; but Saints are called to full time service and ultimately should see AN END OF ALL PERFECTION (Ref. Psalm ll9:96) which the anointed King David reported in his holy writings.

         The END OF ALL PERFECTION is the supernatural phenomenon of a vessel suitable for the Master's use overflowing in the Living waters of the Spirit literally. The reality of immersion in the Spirit transcends the reality of a natural perception of life. Immersion in the Spirit where AN END OF ALL PERFECTION can be perceived, cannot be experienced by imagination nor by the human senses alone nor can the anointing in Christ be claimed by prayer alone or by accidently happening across it.

         No-one should expect to build THE NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST in the momentary baptism of the Holy Ghost experience, but most Christians in America will swear on a stack of Bibles they attained to it.

         Do you see dear believer how easily the Word of God is short circuited? If the body of Christ has already arrived at SPIRITUAL PERFECTION theoretically, then we don't have to do anything to attain to the beauties of holiness or to store up treasures in heaven.

         How is it the Lord told his disciples to deny themselves and take up the cross while modern day American Christians presume they can simply "NAME IT AND CLAIM IT?"

         In doing little or nothing to build THE NEW MAN, the old man remains behind sitting on the bench in church pews. Instead of getting blessed today, Christians in America are getting deceived!

         Holy men and holy women pressed forward to SPIRITUAL PERFECTION where they will find themselves NEW CREATURES IN CHRIST, but the majority of believers are placing their hope on instant perfection, thinking it might take place in the Resurrection. How can you neglect the REAP WHAT YOU SOW principle by which God rewards his people and expect to harvest SPIRITUAL PERFECTION in now or in the Resurrection? The laborers truly are few who have entered into the anointing by GROWING UP INTO CHRIST.

         What you sow spiritually, you shall also reap. Do you want to be counted great or least in the world to come? Now is the time to make up your mind and do something about it. You may be able to outsmart other men and women, but you'll not outsmart God!

         "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (St. Matthew 5:19)

         Be a doer of the Word one hundred percent of the time whether you be called to Sainthood or to labor in this world's employment. If you are always pressing forward toward the high calling of God in Christ to become spiritually perfected in him, you will get there sooner than those who do not run the race in this lifetime. May God help you through Christ the Lord. Amen.

"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:"

Ephesians 4:11/15