Religious Protocol

If I would come in to our kitchen, kneel down and say to my wife, “Heavenly wife who art in the kitchen, wilt thou tell me what cookest thou?” She might laugh at me and answer,

“I wilt! Cut the religious protocol, get up, and give me a kiss!”

After decades of marriage, at the time of this writing, I am 72 years old and she is 67, yet, by God’s mercy our honeymoon continues. We are in love.

Can one kiss God? Since He is invisible and intangible, how would you kiss Him? You can, in the Holy Spirit.

It is a commandment! “Kiss the Son…” (Psalm 2:12a).

It is the yearning of the Bride of Christ. “Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth…” (Song of Solomon 1:2a).

Of course, God understands archaic Shakespearean English, but do we lovingly talk to our spouses that way? Of course not! Likewise, you may find it more meaningful to talk with God in everyday English and… to kiss Him!

I am afraid that too many of us have protocolized God all the way back into a distant shrine! Worse! Into another era, into the old and obsolete covenant! We have regressed under the bondage of self-imposed protocol, while God yearns for you and I to kiss Him, hug Him and lovingly talk with Him.

From Communing With God – Chapter 1


Updates from Cuba

Starting in the 1990’s Fred was significantly involved with Cuba.  The Lord has continued to move strongly in Cuba through many brothers and sisters in Christ including some key workers who Fred helped to disciple.  Since 2009, a project to evangelize the whole country has reached many Cubans with many new believers added to the house of God.  The work is ongoing to evangelize the entire island country.

Posted in Communing With God, Fred Malir

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