Dear Spirit of Religion…

A Guest Post, by;  Bethany Carson

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Dear spirit of religion;

You​ ​are​ ​cruel.​ ​​ ​You​ ​create​ ​bondage.​ ​​ ​You​ ​enslave​ ​people​ ​by​ ​your​ ​demands.​ ​​ ​You​ ​inhibit​ ​freedom.  You​ ​operate​ ​by​ ​heaping​ ​guilt​ ​and​ ​hesitation​ ​on​ ​people​ ​for​ ​how​ ​to​ ​be,​ ​how​ ​to​ ​act,​ ​what​ ​to​ ​say,​ ​and how​ ​to​ ​live.​ ​​ ​You​ ​bind​ ​people​ ​with​ ​chains​ ​called​ ​fear​ ​and​ ​control.​ ​​ ​You​ ​place​ ​people​ ​on​ ​the​ ​hamster wheel​ ​of​ ​“What​ ​ifs?”​ ​-​ ​that​ ​spinning​ ​wheel​ ​of​ ​death​ ​-​ ​and​ ​leave​ ​them​ ​to​ ​run​ ​incessantly,​ ​where​ ​they neither​ ​achieve,​ ​or​ ​advance.​ ​​ ​You​ ​accuse.​ ​​ ​You​ ​condemn.​ ​​ ​You​ ​seek​ ​to​ ​destroy​ ​people​ ​from​ ​the inside​ ​out.

You​​ ​​are​​ ​​an​​ ​​ice​​ ​​cold​​ ​princess,​ ​​​ ​​spirit​​ ​​of​​ ​​religion.​ ​​​ ​​​​ ​​You​​ ​​seek​​ ​​to​​ ​​be​​ ​​right​​ ​and​ ​to​ ​self-protect​ ​​more​​ ​​than​ ​you​​ ​​seek​​ ​​to​​ ​​love.​ ​​​​ ​​Your​​ ​​division​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​church,​ ​first​ ​by​ ​denomination,​ ​then​ ​by​ ​congregation,​ ​is​​ ​​the calling​ ​card​ ​​of​​ ​​your​​ ​​ruthless​​ ​​and​​ ​​reckless​​ ​​destruction.​​ ​​ ​I​ ​find​​ ​​comfort​ ​​that​​ ​​Jesus​​ ​​actually​ ​​came​​ ​​to​ ​bring​​ ​​division​ ​and​ ​I​ ​trust​ ​that​ ​His​ ​sovereign​ ​hand​ ​will​ ​use​ ​your​ ​attempts​ ​to​ destroy,​ ​to​ ​prune​ ​that which​ ​is​ ​dying​ ​and​ ​powerless​ ​and​ ​in​ ​turn,​ ​strengthen​ ​His​ ​bride.​ ​​ ​After​ ​all,​ ​his​​ ​​message​​ ​​walked​​ ​​in​ ​direct​​ ​​opposition​​ ​​to​​ ​​religion​​ ​​far​ ​more​​ ​​than​​ ​​it​​ ​​did​​ ​​against​​ ​​the​​ ​​broken​​ ​​sinner.​​ ​​​​ ​I​ ​choose​ ​His​ ​division, because​ ​it​ ​is​ ​what​ ​safely​ ​separates​ ​me​ ​from​ ​you.​ ​​ ​​The​​ ​​yeast​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​Pharisees​​ ​​is​​ ​​what​​ ​​puts​ ​the​ ​true believer​​ ​​on​ ​guard​​ ​​(Luke​​ ​​12).​​ ​​​ ​​ ​That​ ​yeast,​ ​which​ ​you​ ​cleverly​ ​attempt​ ​to​ ​hide,​ ​​destroys​​ ​​what​​ ​​Jesus​ ​wants​​ ​​to​​ ​​do​​ ​​and​​ ​​accomplish​ ​through​​ ​​his​​ ​​Bride,​​ ​​the​​ ​​church.​​

​​​​You​ ​certainly​ ​don’t​ ​operate​ ​with​ ​love.​ ​​ ​You​ ​place​ ​demands​ ​on​ ​people​ ​that​ ​are​ ​immobilizing​ ​and unattainable.​ ​​ ​You​ ​demand​​ ​​that​​ ​​churches​​ ​have​ ​boards​ ​of​ ​leaders​ ​​to​​ ​​establish​​ ​​accountability​​ ​​and​​ ​​to​ ​protect​​ ​​an​​ ​​already​​ ​​too-safe​​ ​​American​​ ​​church​​ ​​from​​ ​​anything​​ ​​that​​ ​​might​​ ​​be​​ ​​outside​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​ ​comfort​ ​zones​ ​you​ ​impose​ ​upon​ ​them.​​ ​​​​ ​​But​​ ​​the​​ ​​Holy​ ​Spirit​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​Living​​ ​​God​​ ​empowers​ ​churches​​ ​​with​​ ​​warrior leaders​​ ​​who​ ​will​​ ​​cover,​​ ​​protect,​​ ​​and​​ ​​champion​​ ​​an​ ​army​​ ​​of​​ ​​fellow​​ ​​believers​​ ​​into​​ ​​their​​ ​​rightful​​ ​​place​​ ​​of​ ​power​​ ​​and​​ ​​authority​​ ​​over​​ ​the​ ​power​ ​of​ ​​sin​​ ​​and​​ ​​death​​ ​​and​ ​darkness​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fallen,​ ​hurting​ ​world.
If​ ​perfect​ ​love​ ​casts​ ​out​ ​ALL​ ​fear,​ ​then​ ​I​ ​cannot​ ​and​ ​will​ ​not​ ​bow​ ​to​ ​you​ ​and​ ​worship​ ​you,​ ​religion, because​ ​you​ ​walk​ ​in​ ​direct​ ​contradiction​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Gospel​ ​and​ ​power​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​Christ.​ ​​ ​I​​ ​​will​​ ​​never​​ ​​bow​​ ​​to​ your​ ​​religious​​ ​​doctrine​​ ​​without​​ ​​first​​ ​​bowing​​ ​​to​​ ​​the​​ ​​person​​ ​​and​​ ​​work​​ ​​of​​ ​​Jesus​​ ​​Christ.​ ​The​​ ​​Gospel​​ ​​of​ ​Jesus​​ ​​Christ​​ ​​was​ ​freely​ ​given​ ​​to​​ ​​set​​ ​​captives​​ ​​free,​​ ​​to​​ ​​loosen​​ ​​the​​ ​​chains​​ ​​that​​ ​​bind,​​ ​​to​ ​unshackle​ ​people​​ ​​from​​ ​​hindrances.​​ ​​​​ ​​Jesus​​ ​​Christ​​ ​​is​​ ​​my​​ ​​doctrine.​​ ​​​​ ​​He​​ ​​gives​​ ​​us​​ ​​a​​ ​​very​​ ​​clear​​ ​​moral​ ​compass​ ​through​​ ​​his​​ ​​Word​​ ​​for​​ ​​how​​ ​​to​​ ​​live​​ ​​and​​ ​​how​​ ​​to​​ ​​filter​​ ​​all​​ ​the​ ​​circumstances​​ ​​we​​ ​​face.​ ​​ ​I​ ​​trust​​ ​​the​​ ​​Holy​ ​Spirit​​ ​​in​​ ​​me​ ​and​ ​other​ ​like​ ​me,​ ​who​ ​reject​ ​your​ ​powerless​ ​splendor,​ ​​to​​ ​​lead​​ ​​and​​ ​​guide​​ ​​us​​ ​​in​​ ​​all​​ ​​truth.​ ​​​ ​​​ ​My​​ ​​heart​​ ​​is​​ ​fixed​ ​​to​​ ​​honor​​ ​​Him​​ ​​and​​ ​​to​ ​seek​​ ​​Him,​​ ​​and​​ ​​God​ ​​promises us ​​that​​ ​​we​​ ​​will​​ ​​find​​ ​​Him​​ ​​when​​ ​​we​ ​seek​​ ​​Him​​ ​​with​​ ​​our​​ ​​whole​​ ​​heart.

While​ ​this​ ​open​ ​letter​ ​to​ ​you,​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​religion,​ ​is​ ​from​ ​my​ ​pure,​ ​but​ ​resilient​ ​heart,​ ​I​ ​bear​ ​these​ ​words up​ ​with​ ​the​ ​good​ ​news​ ​of​ ​truth​ ​from​ ​my​ ​Father.​ ​​ ​The​ ​good​ ​news​ ​of​ ​truth​ ​that​ ​became​ ​the​ ​person​ ​of Jesus,​ ​who​ ​then​ ​poured​ ​Himself​ ​out​ ​to​ ​fulfill​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​avenge​ ​me​ ​in​ ​the​ ​process.​ ​​ ​You​ ​try​ ​to​ ​convince us​ ​that​ ​your​ ​voice​ ​is​ ​louder​ ​than​ ​the​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit’s​ ​voice.​ ​​ ​But​ ​the​ ​Word​ ​of​ ​God​ ​is​ ​my​ ​weapon​ ​and​ ​I​ ​will lift​ ​this​ ​sword​ ​confidently​ ​and​ ​courageously​ ​toward​ ​you​ ​for​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​my​ ​life,​ ​letting​ ​the​ ​Holy​ ​Spirit’s power​ ​burst​ ​forth​ ​like​ ​water​ ​pouring​ ​forth​ ​from​ ​a​ ​cracked​ ​dam.​ ​​ ​On​ ​guard!

1​​ ​​Corinthians​​ ​​14​:1​ ​says,​ ​​“Earnestly​​ ​​desire​​ ​​(Greek​​ ​​-​​ ​​to​​ ​​have​​ ​​strong​ ​affection​​ ​​towards,​​ ​​be​​ ​​ardently​ ​devoted​​ ​​to,​​ ​​to​​ ​​make​​ ​​a​​ ​​show​​ ​​of​​ ​​affection​​ ​​and​​ ​​devotion​​ ​​towards)​​ ​​the​ ​spiritual​​ ​​gifts​​ ​​(Greek​​ ​​-​​ ​​pertaining​ ​to​​ ​​the​​ ​​soul,​​ ​​as​​ ​​distinguished​​ ​differently​ ​​from​​ ​​what​​ ​​concerns​​ ​​the​​ ​​body,​ ​pertaining​​ ​​to​​ ​​the​​ ​​nature​​ ​​of​ ​spirits,​​ ​​pertaining​​ ​​or​​ ​​relating​​ ​​to​​ ​​the​​ ​​influences​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​Holy​​ ​​Spirit,​ ​superior​​ ​​in​​ ​​process​​ ​​to​​ ​​the​​ ​​natural​ ​course​​ ​​of​​ ​​things,​​ ​​the​​ ​​miraculous),​​ ​​but​​ ​​especially​​ ​​that​​ ​​you​​ ​​may​ ​prophesy…​ ​Again,​​ ​​if​​ ​​the​​ ​​bugle​​ ​​gives​ ​an​​ ​​uncertain​​ ​​call,​​ ​​who​​ ​​will​​ ​​get​​ ​​ready​ ​for​​ ​​battle?”​

Prophecies,​​ ​​in​ ​the​​ ​​Greek​ ​we​ ​know​ ​and​ ​trust,​ ​​are​​ ​​a​​ ​​prediction​​ ​​of​​ ​​future​​ ​​events,​​ ​​a​​ ​​matter​​ ​​of​​ ​​divine​ ​teachings​​ ​​set​​ ​​forth​​ ​​by​​ ​​spiritual​ ​gift.​​ ​​​​ ​​Prophecy,​​ ​​in​​ ​​direct​​ ​​contrast​​ ​​to​​ ​​tongues,​​ ​​is​​ ​​to​​ ​​provide​​ ​​a​​ ​​clear​ ​battle​​ ​​call​​ ​​to​​ ​​believers!​ ​​ ​We​​ ​​are​​ ​​called​​ ​​to​​ ​make​ ​a​ ​show​ ​of​ ​affection​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​influences​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Holy Spirit.​ ​​ ​The​​ ​​purpose​​ ​​of​​ ​​this​​ ​​deep​​ ​​desire​​ ​​for​​ ​​prophecy​​ ​​is​​ ​​to​​ ​​edify​​ ​​and​​ ​​strengthen​​ ​​people,​​ ​​to​​ ​​encourage them,​​ ​​and​​ ​​to​​ ​​console​​ ​​them.​​ ​​​​ ​​It’s​​ ​​to​​ ​​build​​ ​​up​​ ​​and​​ ​​strengthen​​ ​​the​​ ​​church​​ ​​and​​ ​​to​​ ​​cause​​ ​​an​ ​unbelieving​ ​world​​ ​​to​​ ​​pause​​ ​​and​​ ​​take​​ ​​note​​ ​​of​​ ​​our​​ ​​Jesus!​​ ​​​​ ​​ ​​Prophecy​​ ​​is​​ ​​an​​ ​​impartation​​ ​​of​​ ​​a​ ​revelation​​ ​​or​​ ​​knowledge​ ​from​​ ​​heaven​​ ​​that​​ ​​is​​ ​​meant​​ ​​to​​ ​​give​​ ​​strength​​ ​​to​​ ​​the​​ ​​believer.​​ ​​​​

​​ 1​ ​Thessalonians​ ​5:19-21,​ ​“Do​​ ​​NOT​​ ​​quench​​ ​​the​​ ​​Spirit.​​ ​​​​ ​​Do​​ ​​not​​ ​​treat​​ ​​prophecies​ ​with​​ ​​contempt​​ ​​but​​ ​​test​ ​them​​ ​​all;​​ ​then​ ​​hold​​ ​​on​​ ​​to​​ ​​what​​ ​​is​​ ​​good​ ​and​​ ​​reject​​ ​​every​​ ​​kind​​ ​​of​​ ​​evil.”​​ ​​​​ ​​
You,​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​religion,​​ ​​seduce​ ​people​ ​into​​ ​apathy.​ ​​ ​You​ ​leave​ ​people​ ​content​ ​to​ ​have​ ​knowledge​ ​and leadership,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​be​ ​skeptical​ ​and​ ​cynical​ ​of​ ​other​ ​spiritual​ ​gifts.​ ​​ ​You​ ​treat​ ​prophecies​ ​with contempt​ ​and​ ​encourage​ ​people​ ​to​ ​quench​ ​them.​ ​​ ​The​​ ​​word​​ ​​for​ ​quench​​ ​​in​​ ​​the​​ ​​Greek​​ ​​is​​ ​​to​​ ​​hinder,​ ​extinguish,​​ ​​or​​ ​​thwart.​​ ​​​​ ​​You​ ​are​ ​the​ ​master​ ​of​ ​​extinguishing​​ ​​any​ ​flame​​ ​of​ ​awakening​ ​and​ ​revival,​ ​no matter​ ​how​ ​frail,​ ​because​​ ​​you​​ ​​fear​​ ​​it​ ​could​​ ​​become​​ ​​a​​ ​​wildfire.​​ ​​​​ ​​How​​ ​​foolish​​ ​​and​​ ​​cowardly​​ ​​of​​ ​​you.​​ ​​​​ ​​You​ ​continue​​ ​​to​ ​set​​ ​​the​​ ​​church​​ ​​in​​ ​​a​​ ​​backward​​ ​​motion​​ ​​and​​ ​​hinder​​ ​​the​​ ​​work​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​one,​​ ​​true​​ ​​God.

​​ ​​​​1​​ ​​Corinthians​​ ​​14:12-15​​ ​tells​ ​​the​​ ​​church​​​ ​​to​​ ​​excel​ ​in​ ​those​ ​that​ ​build​ ​up​ ​the​ ​church,​ ​to​ ​pray​​ ​​and​​ ​​sing​ ​with​​ ​​our​​ ​​spirit​​ ​​and​​ ​​with​​ ​​our​​ ​​understanding​​ ​​(Greek​​ ​​-​​ ​​our​ ​minds/intellect).​​ ​​​​ ​The​​ ​​Pharisees​​ ​of​ ​Jesus’​ ​day always​ ​​demanded​​ ​that​ ​He​ ​​bow​​ ​​to​​ ​​intellect​​ ​​alone;​ ​intellect​ ​they​ ​themselves​ ​presumed​ ​to​ ​possess.  Jesus​​ ​​always​ ​resisted​​ ​​their​​ ​​demands,​ ​demonstrating​ ​that​ ​it​ ​was​ ​the​ ​heart​ ​of​ ​a​ ​person​ ​through​ ​which their​ ​identity​ ​flowed.​ ​​ ​Jesus​ ​always​​ ​​included​ ​​the​​ ​​heart.​ ​​ ​In​ ​so​ ​doing,​​ ​​He​​ ​was​​ ​​constantly​​ ​​whispered​ ​about,​ ​muttered​​ ​​about,​​ ​​abandoned,​​ ​​and​​ ​​ultimately​​ ​murdered.​​ ​​ ​Spirit​ ​of​ ​religion,​ ​you​ ​were​ ​there.​ ​​ ​You looked​ ​on​ ​approvingly.​ ​​ ​But​​ ​​He​​ ​​died​​ ​​to​​ ​​set​​ ​​us​​ ​​free​​ ​​from​​ ​​you.​​ ​​​​ ​​This​​ ​​freedom​​ ​​should​​ ​​press​​ ​​us​​ ​​into​​ ​​an​ ​unwavering​​ ​​fear​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​Lord,​​ ​​but​​ ​its​ ​precisely​ ​the​ ​​fear​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​Lord​ ​ends​​ ​​up​​ ​​returning​​ ​​us​​ ​​to​​ ​​TRUE​ freedom.​

We​​ ​​are​​ ​​at​ ​war​​ ​​and​​ ​​it’s​​ ​​not​​ ​​enough​​ ​​to​​ ​​know​​ ​​God​​ ​​in​​ ​​our​​ ​​heads​​ ​​as​​ ​​the​​ ​​Pharisees​​ ​​did.​​ ​​​​ ​​We​​ ​​must​​ ​​know​ ​him​​ ​​in​ ​our​​ ​​hearts.​​ ​​​​ ​​He​​ ​​must​​ ​​envelop​​ ​​every​​ ​​part​​ ​​of​​ ​​our​​ ​​being.​​ ​​​​ ​​He​​ ​​must​​ ​​strengthen​​ ​​and​​ ​​establish​ ​himself​ ​with​​ ​​power​​ ​​DEEP​​ ​​in​​ ​​our​​ ​​spirits.​​ ​​​​ ​To​ ​evade​ ​your​ ​virulent​ ​tactics,​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​religion,​ ​we​ ​must allow​ ​Him​ ​this​ ​access​ ​to​ ​our​ ​hearts.​ ​​ ​1​ ​Thessalonians​ ​5:24​ ​says,​ ​​“The​​ ​​one​​ ​​who​​ ​​calls​​ ​​you​​ ​​will​​ ​​do​​ ​​it.​​ ​​​ ​He​​ ​​is​​ ​​SURELY​​ ​​faithful.”​​ ​​​​ ​​Therefore,​​ ​​we​​ ​​can​​ ​confidently​ ​and​ ​continually​ ​​trust​​ ​​the​ ​Spirit​​ ​​of​​ ​​God​​ ​​in​​ ​us.​

And​ ​we​​ ​​don’t​​ ​​have​​ ​​to​​ ​​be​​ ​​afraid.​​ ​​​​ ​​We​​ ​​don’t​​ ​​have​​ ​​to​​ ​​be​​ ​​afraid​​ ​​of​​ ​​getting​​ ​​it​​ ​​wrong,​​ ​we​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​to​ ​be afraid​ ​​of​​ ​​wolves​ ​and​ ​their​ ​​false​ ​teachings.​​ ​​​​ ​​We​​ ​​are​​ ​​to​​ ​​be​​ ​​shrewd​​ ​​as​​ ​​serpents​​ ​​and​​ ​yet​ ​​innocent​​ ​​as​ ​doves.​​ ​​​​ ​​This​​ ​​means​​ ​​we​​ ​​love​ ​people​​ ​​in​​ ​​the​​ ​​most​​ ​​pure​​ ​​and​​ ​​innocent​​ ​​ways,​​ ​​just​​ ​​like​​ ​​a​​ ​​child​​ ​​would,​ ​while maintaining​ ​a​ ​sharp​ ​radar​ ​against​ ​things​ ​that​ ​could​ ​pervert​ ​the​ ​Gospel.​ ​​ ​But​ ​we​ ​never​ ​operate​ ​in fear.​ ​​ ​We​​ ​​celebrate​​ ​​the​​ ​​gold​​ ​​in​ ​people.​ ​​ ​Though​ ​they​ ​may​ ​be​ ​different​ ​than​ ​us​ ​and​ ​though​ ​they​ ​may be​ ​lacking​ ​a​ ​complete​​ ​​understanding​​ ​​of​​ ​​God,​ ​like​ ​we​ ​all​ ​do​ ​in​ ​different​ ​ways,​​ ​​​we​ ​don’t​​ ​​abandon​
​them.​ ​​ ​We​​ ​are​ ​all​ ​being​ ​perfected​ ​and​ ​moving​ ​from​ ​glory​ ​to​ ​glory.​​ ​​​​ ​​We​​ ​​choose​ ​to​ ​rely​ ​upon​ ​each​ ​other​​ ​​to​​ ​​have​​ ​​a​​ ​​more​ ​accurate​​ ​​and​​ ​​complete​​ ​​picture​​ ​​of​​ ​​Jesus.

And​ ​in​ ​everything,​ ​we​​ ​​rejoice.​​ ​​​​ ​​We​​ ​​rejoice​​ ​​in​​ ​​our​​ ​​sufferings​​ ​​because​​ ​​of​​ ​​your​​ ​​cruel​ ​hand.​​ ​​​​ ​​These​ ​sufferings​,​ ​the​ ​​distressing​​ ​​circumstances,​​ ​​the​ ​distress​​ ​​of​​ ​​mind,​​ ​​the​ ​pressure,​ ​affliction​ ​and​​ ​​trials;​​ ​​they produce​​ ​our​ ​​endurance,​​ ​​which​​ ​​produces​​ ​our​ ​​character​ ​and​ ​thus​​ ​​produces​ ​our​​ ​​HOPE.​ ​​ ​And​ ​our​ ​hope​ ​does​​ ​​not​​ ​​disappoint​​ ​​us​​ ​​because​​ ​​the​​ ​​love​​ ​​of​​ ​​God​​ ​​has​​ ​​been​​ ​​poured​​ ​​out​​ ​​into​​ ​​our​​ ​​hearts​ ​through​​ ​​the​ ​Holy​​ ​​Spirit​​ ​​who​​ ​​was​​ ​​given​​ ​​to​​ ​​us​ ​(Romans​ ​5).​ ​​ ​All​ ​of​ ​that​ ​occurs​ ​independent​ ​of​ ​you​ ​and​ ​the​ ​control you​ ​so​ ​wickedly​ ​crave.
The​ ​power​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Gospel​ ​of​ ​Jesus​ ​Christ​ ​is​ ​at​ ​work.​ ​​ ​Galatians​ ​5:1​ ​says,​ ​“It​ ​is​ ​for​ ​freedom​ ​that​ ​Christ has​ ​set​ ​us​ ​free.”​ ​​ ​So,​​ ​​I​​ ​​worship​​ ​​the​​ ​​person​​ ​​and​​ ​​work​​ ​​of​​ ​​Jesus​​ ​​because​​ ​​worship​​ ​​is​​ ​​my​​ ​​warfare.​​ ​​​​ ​​As​​ ​​I​ ​worship,​​ ​He​ ​works;​ ​and​ ​you,​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​religion,​ ​​become​​ ​​less​​ ​​powerful.​​ ​​​​ ​​As​​ ​​I​​ ​​fix​​ ​​my​​ ​​eyes​​ ​​on​​ ​​Jesus,​​ ​​you​​ ​become​​ ​​smaller​​ ​​and​​ ​​smaller​​ ​​and​​ ​​I​ ​realize​​ ​​that​​ ​​the​​ ​​illusion​​ ​​of​​ ​​your​​ ​​power​​ ​​and​​ ​​strength,​​ ​​exists​​ ​​to​​ ​​stop​ ​God’s​​ ​​army​​ ​​from​​ ​​daring​​ ​​to​ ​dream​​ ​​and​​ ​​from​​ ​​being​​ ​​willing​​ ​​to​​ ​​take​​ ​​risks​​ ​​that​​ ​​your​​ ​​lies​​ ​​would​​ ​​love​​ ​​to​ ​keep​​ ​​us​​ ​​from​​ ​​taking!​ ​​ ​Hallelujah!​​ ​​​​ ​​ ​​To​​ ​​God​​ ​​be​​ ​​the​​ ​​GLORY!

Signed, A​​ ​​Warrior​​ ​​Tigress​​ ​​for​​ ​​the​​ ​​TRUE​​ ​​Gospel​​ ​​of​​ ​​Jesus​​ ​​Christ