by Colin Campbell of Above Rubies. From Meat For Men – The Anointing Test Part 5
Editor’s note: According to Mr. Campbell it’s not enough to simply believe, pray, read your Bible and try to emulate Jesus. Everyone else needs to be able to ‘see’ that God is walking with you. Is this not putting extra rules on the simple truth of the Gospel? This is exactly the type of high demand behavior tactics that cults use.
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Nicodemus said to Jesus: “No man can do these miracles that thou doest except God be with him” (John 3:2). I believe that one of the greatest things that could ever be said about us is that there is unmistakable evidence about our lives that God is with us. Men, our wives and families should be those who most feel and notice God’s presence with us. It is not enough that they know we regularly read the Bible and pray, although that is important. They should be aware of God’s presence in us and around us.
There are those who do all these necessary things and yet still have little evidence that God is with them. The reason for this is that the fail to make application of what they read and pray for in their personal lives. I am sure that there was no shortage of prayer and reading of the Scriptures in Nicodemus’ life, as well as the lives of his fellow elders, yet they all recognized that there was a big difference between them and Jesus.