For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. Romans 8:14
Are you being led by the Spirit of God or is a man leading you to fulfill his purpose by showing up at his church? Jesus said," Follow Me !" That's a pretty simple command, just follow Me, but its one of the hardest things in the Christian's life to accomplish.
If you are born again and washed in the blood of Jesus, the Spirit of God dwells in you and you have the capability to hear His voice and follow His direction for your life. Too many in the body of Christ have come under the rule of a man or a denomination or some other demonic organization.
The Pope has just announced to the world that the Catholic church is the only church and that it has the only way of salvation. Well, he got one thing right, there is only one church and it belongs to Jesus and not man. In the past few hundred years the true church and the way of salvation have been perverted and built on the wrong foundation being led by selfish men with pride and greed in their heart.
False shepherd's with evil motives have penned God's people up with guilt and condemnation, forcing them to show up and be counted and made to follow the law of the tithe to support their ministry. It looks good and to most it feels good to follow man, after all you don't have to do anything, just show up and leave a check and pastor Desastor will do the rest!
If this message is upsetting you and something inside is crying out then you had better take a hard look at your walk with Jesus and make sure He's your Lord and not some man. The word of God says," the head of every man is Christ." Who's covering you, Jesus or some denomination? If you have any other thing covering you then you have stopped the flow of life coming from the only true head, Jesus Christ.
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying," Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?" You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. " The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought for what was lost; but with force and cruelty (harshness) you have ruled them. "So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field (powers of darkness) when they were scattered. Ezekiel 34: 1-5