Tradition is a killer of spiritual life and it will rob you of the blessings of God, it can hold up your healing and your provision so you come to a place where you actually believe God is not blessing you.
Jesus said in Matthew 15:6 Amplified Bible, "So for the sake of your tradition (the rules handed down by your forefathers), you have set aside the Word of God - depriving it of force and authority and making it of no effect."
The King James "Thus have you made the commandment (or Word) of God of none effect by your tradition."
What is the point? Man's religious tradition, even Pentecostal traditions, will negate the power of the Word of God!
If you have any traditional teaching in you, the Word won't work for you! That's pretty plain... but that is what it comes down to!
Jesus went on to say in Matthew 15:7 "Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah [Isaiah 29:13] prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honour Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
If you desire to progress spiritually, you're going to have to eliminate the traditions of men from past teachings that may be still lurking around in your spirit!
We have all been taught things in the past that are just not in line with the truth of the Word of God.
We have to dredge these old teachings and traditions out of us; if we don't, they will make the Word that we do receive of none effect in our lives!
Some of the Christians I have met kid around about the tradition that they used to be a part of from such and such a church group, but it's a serious business! Those very things that they are kidding around about may be holding them back spiritually!
We need to keep our spirits clear of all the muck of tradition!
Prov 4:23 NLT Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.
2 Cor 7:1 CEV "My friends, God has made us these promises. So we should stay away from everything that keeps our bodies and spirits from being clean. We should honour God and try to be completely like him."
Cleanse yourself of any traditional thinking.
Get into the truth of God's pure Word; the Word will fill the void left by the tradition and the power of God will work to a greater degree in your life!
Listen to the Spirit of God every day, and pay attention as we teach you how to walk in the Word and be free of these traditions that rob us of the power of God. Just kick over those sacred cows of tradition and get on with your new life in Christ.
Dr. Norman Campbell
FAMILY FAITH CENTRE [PVAC Building]
We are WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park so if you are not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding.
It's exciting what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.
We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!
160 Centenary Drive, Mill Park, Victoria 3082 [on Corner of Plenty Road and Centenary Drive]
We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them also.