Pastor Kent Christmas shares a powerful prophetic word in this message preached at Regeneration Nashville. Drawing from the story of the woman at the well (John 4:1-42), he tells the congregation, “God has always done His greatest work outside the box.”
Christmas speaks of the unconventional ways God worked throughout both Scripture and history, proclaiming, “God is God, and He said this: ‘My ways are not your ways.'” He points out that since it was unconventional and unacceptable to the Jews for Jesus even to set foot in Samaria, He sent His disciples away so they wouldn’t hinder His work.
“Sometimes it’s the religious people that are the greatest hindrance to the move of the Lord, because they get so steeped in tradition and so steeped in self-righteousness that when God stares them in the face, they can’t see Him because they’re saying, ‘We don’t do it like this,’ and God says, ‘But you don’t know,'” Christmas says. “‘My ways are not your ways. I’m going to mess your theology up; I’m going to change the way you have church. I’m going to come in the back door. I’m going to save some people that you don’t think ought to be saved.'”
To learn more about how God will not allow Himself to be boxed in, watch the rest of Christmas’ message above or at this link.