History has a way of repeating itself, if we do not learn from history. When Jesus walked the earth, the religious leaders of his day, the Scribes, Pharisees, Chief Priests and Elders of the people, missed the revelation of the kingdom of God. When Moses was leading the children of Israel through the wilderness, the leaders and many of the people, could not see what God was doing in their day. If we are not careful, we will miss what God is doing right now in our day. Romans 15:4 says, “For everything that was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope” The Scriptures are there to help us, but if we are not careful they will hinder us, just like they did the religious leaders of Jesus day.
Chuck Pierce on Sunday April 28, 2019 said, “If you are not willing to be flexible, you will be the old wineskin.” God is pouring out revelation at such an accelerated pace in our day and age, that if you are locked into your theology, your way of doing ministry, your old wineskin mindset, you will miss the move of God that is manifesting in our day. This is not an inditement, this is a plea, to repent, for the kingdom of God is here. When Jesus, said to the people in His day, repent for the kingdom of God is here, He was not telling them not to repent of drinking, swearing, lying, stealing, sex before marriage, even though these things are not appropriate for a disciple of Christ. He was telling them to repent of old mindsets, old ways of thinking, old theologies and understandings of God.
Theology is the study of the nature of God and religious belief; religious beliefs and theory when systematically developed (dictionary.com). Theological schools will train you in their theology or understanding of God. That is why you have Baptist theology, Lutheran theology, Catholic theology, Charismatic theology, Pentecostal theology. In Jesus’ day, they had Hebraic theology, Mosaic theology, Davidic theology, Prophetic theology, Eschatological theology. Everyone one has their own idea of who God is and how God operates, but Jesus said, repent of your theology, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. I believe the Holy Spirit is speaking the same message today, repent of your religious theology and get a townhouse theology.
Townhouse theology is a theology you are able to lock up and walk away from to follow Jesus. You are not selling it, or abandoning it, but you are walking away from it. It will be there when you get back, if you still want it, but it is not hindering you from following Jesus, now! The best thing about a townhouse is, your yard is mowed, your driveway is shoveled and everything outside the house is taken care of. That is why you can turn off everything inside and walk away without your townhouse experiencing neglect. We need townhouse theology, we need to walk away from somethings in order to follow Jesus, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, again, right now!
Many people have said, oh how I wished I lived when Jesus walked the earth, the challenge is, they don’t realize we are living in the days in which Jesus is walking on the earth. Remember what Colossians 1:27 says, “To whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Christ Himself lives inside of you through the Holy Spirit, that means Christ is walking the earth today, in your flesh and bone body. “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (I Corinthians 3:16). We are living in Bible days right now today, I pray you choose a townhouse theology, so you don’t miss the kingdom of God on earth, today.