The ancient Greeks had the secret to maintaining a movement. Jesus borrowed their word for it!
Spiritual movements happen when people spontaneously open their heart to one another as equals and to Jesus as their daily Lord. Institutions don’t maintain spiritual movements. They box them in and suffocate them.
The best time to be aware of the presence of Jesus is now. You can’t see Jesus with your physical eyes, but if you open your heart, you can with your perception. I see Jesus with the senses of my heart and I’m ever in awe of Him!
Learn to recognize and obey the promptings of Christ working in you. The kingdom of God begins in the domain of the invisible and the immaterial. It starts to manifest when you recognize and obey Christ’s promptings within you.
Jesus wants His body to be built around a meeting that is open to revelation and can indefinitely sustain a movement. There was such a meeting occurring regularly in Jesus’ day — the ancient ekklesia that met in Greek cities and maintained the Greek movement of non-hierarchical democracy where any citizen could speak as they felt led.
Referring to the supernatural revelation that Peter received that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Jesus said, “Upon this rock, I will build My ekklesia. During the first three centuries, Jesus’ Spirit-led ekklesia gradually transitioned into a programmed meeting planned and controlled by a human leader and turned Christianity into a structured religion rather than a spontaneous movement of God. In the 21st century, it’s time to make church ekklesia again!