The Effect of a Primordial Mindset is Stagnation

One of the major negative impacts of a primordial mindset is stagnation. Moses had to speak to the children of Israel who were suffering from this primordial stagnated mindset in the wilderness where he said to them,

“Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward” (Deut. 2:3).

Here they were just wasting all their time on Mount Seir instead of proceeding on their way to Canaan.

Apollos, the Primordial Minister

In the Book of Acts, chapter 18, is an interesting story of a man of God called Apollos. Acts 18:24, “And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace.”

Look at this man’s credentials or resume if you will: (1) an eloquent man, (2) mighty in the scriptures, (3) instructed in the way of the Lord, (4) being fervent in the spirit, (5) spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord.

But he was primordial, “…knowing only the baptism of John.”

Oh my! With all these credentials and fervency in spirit being displayed, he was limited to only the things of the initial take off of the kingdom, John’s message of “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.”

And guess what? This man with all his credentials was 20 years behind time, the Holy Ghost was already poured out and he was not in the main stream of what God was doing.

This is what a primordial mindset does for people.

Now it took Priscilla and Aquila to

“expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly”

to bring him up into the mainstream of what God is doing. So you see he was where God had left off, yet very zealous.

Would you be surprised if I tell you that this is the scenario we have today in the Body of Christ? It’s all over the place. People have no idea of the next thing in the agenda of God. If anything, what they can ever present to you is the Rapture balloon that is already deflated.

So when you read of Paul saying,

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase”( 1Cor. 3:6),

this is after Apollo’s encounter with Priscilla and Aquila. Now he has being delivered from the traditional primordial spirit. He was now in the reality of the workings of God and could deliver the truth of the hour, now a co-labourer with Apostle Paul.

The Bible talks about being sealed with the Holy Ghost unto “the Day of Redemption.”

Eph. 1: 13, “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto “the day of redemption” (Eph.4:30).

The sealing of our spirit which is the earnest of our inheritance is the realm of Pentecost, indicating that there is yet something greater for us in terms of our salvation.

Rom 8:23, “Even we Christians, although we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We, too, wait anxiously for that day when God will give us our full rights as his children, including the new bodies he has promised us-bodies that will never be sick again and will never die.

24 We are saved by trusting. And trusting means looking forward to getting something we don’t yet have-for a man who already has something doesn’t need to hope and trust that he will get it. 25 But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn’t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently,” TLB.

Ampl. Rom. 8: 23, “And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons).”

This really speaks of the feast of Tabernacles. But you know what? Our Pentecostal zeal of the primordial spirit can never allow us to see beyond the moment in order to pursue the glory ahead of us, the redemption of our bodies. So like Apollos, we are now suffering from this primordial spirit of stagnation.

To be continued…