Luke 13:12 “And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.”

Friend, there is a difference between being in church and being in Christ!

There is a big difference between church attendance and having an encounter with Jesus. It is a massive difference and until you get to understand this your situation may not change. It is good to attend church services but you must never miss the head of the church, Jesus Christ himself.

Going through this passage got me a little dazzled because this woman has been attending church for eighteen solid years without meeting the Head of the Church, and I kept wondering how many people go to church without knowing Christ as well.

People go to church for several reasons, some of which will rattle you. Do you know people go to church just to socialise? Others go to borrow money! Others attend because their parents told them it is bad to sit at home on Sundays! You’ll also be shocked to discover some go to church because their friends attend!

One statistics even showed that some people attend church so that they can find comfort in time of trouble. It also shows others who attend church in order to make sure their children develop good morals. Many claims to go to church because it is what their parents do! Some people even go to church but don’t know why. While others claim they go to get entertained and dance, how appalling.

Very few people go to church because they want to meet Jesus, know him and love him more. Beloved, the personality we go to meet in church is Jesus. He is the head of the church while his power that is active in the church is the Holy Ghost.

Until you understand this truth, you will just be a number in church. You cannot afford to keep making up the figures at every service, you must meet with Christ.

This woman and shockingly her pastor and several others were in that church without meeting Jesus. Her priest was even angry when Jesus healed her!

To be continued…

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