My Monarch

My Monarch,
My spiritual head,
Isn't a butterfly
Or a professional guy
Who heads
A religious organization.
It's the living Jesus!

People are blessed,
God is glorified,
Jesus’ love is manifest,
And we pass the test,
When we step out
Of our comfort zone nest
And obey the inner promptings
Of the Holy Spirit.

The more Christians are organized and controlled by religious systems the less they’re organized and controlled by the living Jesus. Church is about organizational control. The kingdom of God is about learning to follow and obey the inner voice of the risen Jesus. They often contradict.

When one person sets and controls the agenda for Sunday services, church becomes a human monarchy instead of an interactive, Spirit-led community. Jesus needs to be both Savior and Lord–Redeemer and Monarch! Like a Monarch Butterfly, most people see the life of Jesus Christ as beautiful, but they refuse Him absolute authority over their life as their ruling monarch.

Traditional church falsely teaches Christians that they have nothing to say and nothing to do but sit and listen. House church? A religious hierarchy that meets in a house isn’t very different than one that meets in a church building. Because Jesus is everywhere, He doesn’t need a human hierarchy to run His kingdom for Him.

The body of Christ needs places to gather in Christ’s living water that aren’t controlled by hierarchies and organizations. The body of Christ isn’t about a religious organization; it’s about heart-to-heart connection! There’s no Shepard like the living Jesus. Follow Him every day.

Jesus announced, “The kingdom of God is at hand.” His disciples said, “We must obey God rather than man.” It’s time to, “Love your enemies.” To be gloriously forgiven, surrender your “Top Secret Documents” to the living Jesus and let Him run them through His shredder. Jesus keeps knocking and trying to lead His people, but many Christians are too focused on programs, preachers, and churches to notice Him.

You need to be a sermon
That points people
To the risen Jesus.
You're not done
If you just hear one.

Christians need to
Learn to say "Hi,"
Without a hierarchy,
To together stand
Without a human
Chain of command.
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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