“CHURCH BEING WHERE WE LIVE”
For in him we live and move and have our being; as some of your own poets have said we are his off-spring.’ Therefore since we are God’s off spring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by man’s design and skill. Acts17; 28
There is something this generation has not understood about the church, how it should run and who should run the show, and its foundation. Therefore having mis understood the concept, very many church names and churches have come up and this has distorted the view of the church. The foundation of the church has been mis understood and who is the church has also been mis understood but due to the revelation and guidance of the Holy Spirit let me tackle this subject so that from today onwards you will know that the place where you worship is not God’s place of worship and therefore you are wasting time and in ignorance you are worshiping the Devil.
There is something Paul said before I tackle this subject of the CHURCH. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription; TO UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of Heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. Acts17; 24. If you look closely at the scripture there is something Paul is trying to give us that the God who created heaven and the earth does not live in buildings made by human hands. And Paul saying this was that people of Athens were worshiping a wrong God and therefore this was that they thought God would live in buildings and were ignorant. But told them no you mis understood, God cannot dwell in buildings made with human hands.
Now this takes us back to the word Church. Today people have the same mind of people in Athens who thought God was dwelling in the building and they were decorating them and making them look nice and worship but they worshiped whom they did not know. And this is what is happening today people are looking at the furnishings of the building, huge corporate Cathedrals calling them churches which is very wrong and people think that by the Good looking church building, God will be dwelling there. And honestly this is a wrong assumption and people are worshiping the wrong God who is UN known. They need to be proclaimed the True God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who is living. Today people have depended on the comfortability of the church building and put much HOPE in their huge buildings as if God dwells in building which is wrong. And by this each person has come up with scriptures read and starts a church or a place of worship without understanding how the Church should be and therefore most churches have never been called by God and Jesus Christ to operate. It’s not about knowing how to read the bible that you should start a church or place of worship. This is very dangerous because you will be operating on your own because God has never told you to start a church and therefore that’s why you find people putting much emphasis on the building of the church by decorating the church with flowers, and any design, they put images and all sorts, all this shows you have mis understood the scriptures and the Church of Christ Jesus BUILT
WHERE IT BEGAN FROM.
When Jesus Christ had just come he went to the temple where he found people in the temple selling and buying and it was a like market. And here is the scripture where it began so that we may know what Temple Jesus Christ built because the Pharisees and the Jews mis understood this and therefore they missed the Messiah they had been waiting for years, and the same will happen in this generation.
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem in the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves and others sitting at the table exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and over turned their tables. To those who sold dove he said,” get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s House into a market?” His disciples remembered that it is written “Zeal for your house will consume me.” Then the Jews demanded of him, “what miraculous sign you can show us to prove your authority to do all this? Jesus answered them,” Destroy this temple and I will raise it in three days.” The Jews replied, it has taken forty six years to build this temple and you are going to raise it in three days”? But the temple he had spoken of was his body. And after he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scriptures and the word that Jesus had spoken. John2; 13-22.
When Jesus overturned the tables and scattering the things that were in the temple at Jerusalem, he was angry at the people who had turned the temple into market and therefore him overturning them he meant how he came to clean the church which had been lost and full of sins and each person was lost and doing his own thing. And in the scriptures Jesus Christ gives a basis in regards to the temple when he said he would destroy the temple and raise it in three days and by that he meant his own body and because the Jews were blind and limited to the spiritual realms of seeing the view of the temple or the church, they thought he was meaning the building and that’s why they replied him that the temple which took forty years to build you are going to raise it in three days? And this is the same today the people or Christians of this generation have taken a view of the blind jews who looked at the temple as the building and therefore they kept in ignorance and the Messiah passed them. Since they were blind, Jesus Christ gave us a hint about the church he was going to build and that was his body but in this he referred to the church that would come out of him and we are that temple and this is how it comes to be the temple of God. Because when Jesus Christ was replying the Jews he did not refer to the building but to his body and that would take three days and in this we see THE DEATH, THE BURIAL AND THE RESURRECTION which means the church does not just come into being it has to take processes and of which we shall look at them.
WHAT IS THE CHURCH THEN?
In regards to the meaning of the church we shall go into scriptures and first understand the church Christ was talking about when he said destroy this temple and I will build in three days.
And this is what Paul writes regarding the temple of God;
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred and you are that temple. 1corrinthians3; 16-17. And here Paul is giving us an idea about the temple of God and therefore does it mean anyone can be the church of God?
And the answer is No because the scriptures says you are the Temple of God because his Spirit lives in you. Most people have mis understood the church of God or the temple of God and therefore have focused on the buildings and decorating them and have forgotten Repentance to be cleansed by God. Paul in the scripture is referring to the person being the temple other than the building. And therefore it’s Christians who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and saviour where by the Holy Spirit dwells in them that make up a Church not buildings.
We also see that Jesus Christ was going to build only Church or one temple and why is that they are so many church buildings and each with its different name?
A real church of God is that person who has accepted Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit dwells in him and therefore he becomes a church of God where he lives and the presence of God is with him any where he goes. But look at this generation people have come up with different names of churches and they name them nice names as if God dwells in them. Christians with the Holy Spirit dwelling in them make up a church but buildings cannot make a church. But they can make a place of worship when people with the Holy Spirit dwell in them.
Jesus Christ made only one church but not denominations of the churches as we see, The Catholics, the Protestants, the Orthodox, the Pentecostals, the Seventh day Adventists, the Jehovah witness, the Baptists, the Lutherans, and so on. And each has got its own norms and principles and they have different gospels and of which what is amazing they have the same bible. And now people who are still in the world are also confused which is one is true? And this has disappointed Jesus Christ that Christians have mis understood the Church he built up. And when you go to Born Again Christians for them also its worse and confusing, they have different names, one names, The Miracles Centre, another Heaven Harvesters, Appointed Harvesters, Liberty Healing centre, Kinawataka Healing centre and they all think naming church will reflect the church of Christ built and by naming a church miracle centre does not mean it Jesus Christ dwells in it. The church of Christ was not made on miracles or healings but those were a part of the benefits of the cross and they were catered for in the death, burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, but people are going after miracles calling it a church of Jesus Christ simply because the miracles are seen and they forget that is not what Jesus Christ.
THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST…
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philip, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the son of Man is? They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” But what about you?” he asked,” Who do you think I am?” Simon Peter answered “You are the Christ, the son of the Living God.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed on heaven. Mathew16; 16-19.
Now Christians today have mis understood the church set up of God and here Jesus Christ gives us something to learn, that before people were not understanding Christ even though when he was performing miracles ,people did not understand it was Jesus Christ and everyone was calling him any name he wanted and some were calling him John the Baptist, others Elijah but when he asked Peter the son of Jonah, he said you are the Christ, the son of the Living God, and Jesus Christ told him that this has not been revealed to you by man but By my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ added that on this rock I will build my church.
Now the rock Jesus was referring to was the revelation peter got from the heavenly father and also Jesus Christ made a prophecy that on that Rock he will build his church but he was not meaning Peter.
The Church of Jesus Christ is built on Revelation and Prophecy from God and therefore without revelation you cannot know Jesus Christ and his glory. In this peter was blessed that he got a revelation from God about Jesus Christ and he was opened the spiritual eyes and saw in the spiritual realms and saw the glory of Jesus Christ and therefore he was able to know he is the Christ the son of the Living God but others had not seen. The Church is one of the dimension in the spiritual realms and therefore the church view should be in the spiritual realms and it is built on Revelation and Prophecy from God and this means you will be seeing the works of God in the spiritual realms. And this is confirmed in Proverbs;
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restrained; but blessed is he who keeps the law. Proverbs29; 18.
Here it confirms that without revelation from God, people are restrained and cannot move and no one would see what God is doing in the Heavenly places. Therefore Jesus Christ wanted the church to move on the revelation by God not on a Man and Jesus Christ also prophesied about the church, that on this rock ( revelation peter got by the power of the Holy Spirit) he would build the church of which the devil cannot overcome it, because you are connected to the spiritual realms the Holy Spirit would reveal to you what God or Jesus Christ is doing in the spiritual realms and he would also reveal to you the plans of the Devil that he cannot overcome you when God has already revealed to you about his plans and works. The church today moves on mind sets and visions of men not God and there is no revelation from God, that’s why they are lost so much and they don’t know who they are, and they don’t know Jesus Christ their Lord and Saviour because they have not been built on revelation from God. And that’s why Christians keep on going to the mountains to seek Jesus Christ, that’s why Christians think that the Holy Spirit only comes on Sunday during the worship and Praise, hehehe the Devil has blinded the church people about Jesus Christ, the reason is people have not been revealed to by the Holy Spirit, that actually the church you are attending to God has never started it.
It’s Jesus Christ himself to begin the Church because he knows what should be in the church and that’s why he told Peter that on this Rock (revelation from God) I will build my Church.
But Christians today just begin the church without even God talking to them and that’s why everyone is lost and does not know the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ and God the Father simply because they started with their objectives not the objectives of Jesus Christ in the spiritual view.
Therefore the Church of God is built on revelation and Prophecy from God and it’s on the Foundation first the Apostles and the Prophets. Here is the scripture
For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow Citizens with God’s people and members of God’s House hold built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ himself as the chief Cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord and in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians2; 18-22.
As you can see that the Church of Christ on foundation of the apostles and prophets and such a church Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone. And therefore the church of Christ Jesus is built on apostles and prophets because of Revelation and the Prophecy from God. The anointing that has revelation and Prophetic from God ,Jesus Christ will be the head of that Church. The reason for that is the prophets will see and speak of what God has shown them and the apostle will be sent out to begin God’s work.
But look at the church today it is centered by one pastor being the top dog in the House and everything moves on his visions not on Jesus Christ because he is not their head. The church today been strayed by the false teachers, false pastors due to selfish ambitions and that’s why their church is physical not spiritual, and most people have mist interpreted the church setup and how it should run and who should run the church anyway?
THE CHURCH SETUP AND WHO SHOULD RUN OR LEAD THE CHURCH?
This is what Paul about the Church according to revelation from the Holy Spirit and therefore he was giving counsel to Ephesians so that they may know its set up and How Jesus Christ wants his church.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one Faith, one baptism ; one God Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But each one of us Grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. He who descended is very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe. It was who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some Pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming, instead speaking truth in Love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head that is Christ. Ephesians4; 3-15.
When you see closely Paul is describing how the Church of Christ should in its set up and the gifts that should manifest if the Church is kept on the unity of Spirit in whom we are joined to Christ Jesus. Therefore he says that, the Church should have Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, pastors and teachers and all this should manifest in the church of Christ and they should be kept in the unity of Spirit and in that the works of God will be built. Meaning the church of Jesus Christ people should know their callings and each one must contribute in building of the body of Christ , to that we shall attain the fullness of Christ and shall have knowledge of the son of God. If the church is fully built up and all the gifts of teaching, apostleship, prophetic, intercession, pastoring, evangelistic the church will have full knowledge of Jesus Christ and therefore they shall reach maturity in the spirit and the people will not be deceived because they have been taught in the word and by revelations they should have knowledge of Jesus Christ in the spiritual how his works are done and they will not be ignorant about God and Jesus Christ because of the unity of the Spirit. And such a church has one Hope which is eternal life through having Faith in Jesus Christ and when all gifts are manifesting in the church they will grow in love of one another and speaking the truth. Where Love is not manifesting people would be full of lies. If such a church is built up like that people would not be deceived as we see today, because they are ignorant of Jesus Christ, they run where they hear miracles simply they dont have knowledge about the Church of Jesus Christ how it should operate. Christians run to the mountains because they are ignorant of Jesus Christ and hence they have been tossed like the waves and are being blown from here to there with empty gospel which is not of Jesus Christ.
As you look at the church of Christ it’s not made up of one Pastor or one teacher or one prophets as it seems today, the church must have very many teachers, prophets should be prophesying in the church, pastors should be many, apostles should be many not like today where we find one man being the Pastor and he is the only who knows the bible, prophesies, teaches and others just listen even when he deceives them, it means that Church has no Holy Spirit who gives gifts is there is only one person or two people knowing the bible and how to teach.
The church of Christ Jesus is not one member who knows or two members who know and others do not know about what God is saying and they are always waiting for the Pastor telling them what God is saying, really what about you did God not call you to talk to you? What if the Pastor has been sent by the devil? How will you know?
The church of Christ Jesus therefore is not one member but of many members and this means Gifts must be manifesting in the church and the congregation should see.
This is what Paul talked about one body of Christ but with many members, if the gifts the Holy Spirit don’t work in the church, then where will they work? Don’t be deceived. Here is the scripture
Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same spirit, to another Faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing spirits, to another speaking in tongues and to still another interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit and he gives them to each one, just as he determines. The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all parts are many, they may form one Body. So it is with Christ. For we are all baptized by one spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free and we were all given one spirit to drink. Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 1corrinthians12; 3-14.
As you can see that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit should be at work in the congregation and with different people using the gifts in building the body of Christ for the works of God to be completed and if such gifts are within the church with different individuals but being used by the Holy Spirit, the church will reach fullness of Christ and have knowledge about God and his works because of different Gifts in the Church God has given according to each one’s grace and calling. But the church today has no such set up and all the gifts are taken up by one Pastor or that Prophet in your Church, as if he is the only who has been given the gifts of healing. That is very dangerous because there is not Holy Spirit you cannot have those gifts and you always think it is a Pastor who has the gifts of healing and performing Miracles and this has led many astray jumping from one church to another because of ignorance about the Church of Jesus Christ and how it should operate.
Church members have gifts of healing, performing miracles, prophecy, teaching, wisdom and discerning the spirits but because they are ignorant of Christ about their gifts and they have depended on one person, if he is not around no one gets healing or prophesizes and that is very wrong if the Holy Spirit is at work in the Church therefore the gifts of healing should be there regardless of the Pastor or your prophets being there, since the Body is not one member but of many and the bible is talking about the Church congregation having those gifts within them and therefore the body of Christ should be edified using the gifts not the Pastor only. People are moving are jumping from one church to another church simply they had some miracles happening there minus discerning the spirit at working those miracles, the problem is not far it’s because they have no knowledge about the Church of Christ and their gifts in Christ Jesus.
Therefore if your church is not having the above setup with all the gifts at work and then you are on the wrong church. Today you find one pastor having a church and the assistant is the wife, really? And if you find that kind of set up just know you are attending to a church business not the Church of Christ. If you don’t find a right church then you will not find True God and True Jesus Christ you will keep on waiting upon your pastor even when he is lying to you what God has said and therefore you will not know because your gifts are quenched and you are not connected to heavens where God dwells and His Son Jesus Christ seating at the right hand of God, the Holy Spirit revealing the whole truth to those who are on right track. The church is not about your good pastors’ speech and his eloquence, not the huge Cathedrals you are attending, and not it’s standing in the community. If you go by that you are not far away from destruction.
Paul said something amazing here;
When I came to you, brothers, I did not with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God, for I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus and him crucified . I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling .My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the spirit power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom but on God’s power. 1Corrinthians2;1-5.
Paul was telling us that the Church should not depend on the wise persuasive words but it should be manifesting on the power of the Holy Spirit and once the power of the Holy Spirit Is at work in the church each individual will see God’s power and they will no longer depend on the wisdom of man. And he said that he did not come with eloquence when giving testimony about God. He is talking about telling people to come to Jesus Christ with persuasive words because you speak well and people will join the church and after they see nothing like God’s power working and they will start thinking God is not there and people will continue to depend on their wisdom because they have studied. But if the Holy Spirit at therefore each individual should experience the power of the Holy Spirit and see the work of God being done in them without being told.
The generation of church today are full of persuasive words to scheme money from the people and they promise them how they will be rich and go to far countries like USA, UK and how they will buy cars to drive and people come with that Hope but when they reach no Power of God and they get frustrated and disappointed due to high expectation. Questions of unfaith will start coming from the frustrated individuals like.
Why did God forget me?
What did I do to get this from God?
Miracles are not for today?
Why I am facing all this? All those are questions of unbelief and they take offense at God and question God’s character and hence keep on wandering like without going forward because of the wrong gospel they heard being persuasive but on based on the demonstration of the Holy Spirit.
But said that when I came to you I resolved to know nothing except Jesus and him crucified. And I did not come with superior wisdom but my message was on demonstration of the Spirit. And Paul is giving something to learn about the church; Paul was preaching Jesus Christ and his death using the demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Meaning Paul wanted the people to know Jesus Christ and his death because he knew by Jesus death many things were brought forth, he could not mention or promising them to the people because he knew they would be demonstrated by the Holy Spirit and all were benefits of the death on the cross. He knew if they knew Jesus Christ in Spirit all would manifest without him telling them. And that is what is lacking today in the church, the church is not preaching Jesus Christ and his death but they preach their gospel because they want to gain and fill their bellies, the church is preaching miracles not Jesus Christ and yet all those are the benefits of the cross. And the church preaching a wrong doctrine, about their loved ones, about their families, and their prosperity and promising the people how they will go to America and people have forgotten the work of the Church.
The Church is a dimension in the Kingdom of God that must extend the kingdom of God to the extreme of the earth, the church must direct the nation and teach the nations the Law of God and bring fear of God in the country and direct the nation for the will of God to be done. Not promising people going to America and all sorts of no sense. If you are in that kind of church just flee and stay home because the. “ CHURCH IS BEING WHERE WE LIVE.” and if you live him (Jesus Christ) and also move in Him he will come to you when you are at home and direct you to a right path. The works of God or the power of God should be seen in the demonstration of the Holy Spirit not in persuasive words, and scheming words. And the church is not one Man holding the flag but it should be of very many Members;
THE CHURCH AT ANTIOCH; Acts13; 1-5
Antioch gives us proper example of how a church of Jesus Christ should be headed and how it should operate;
In the church at Antioch there were prophets, and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen,( who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.
While they worshiping the Lord and fasting, The Holy Spirit said; “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. Acts13; 1-4.
From the scriptures above concerning the church at Antioch, had the exact how the church can be run and this was directed and commanding the Holy Spirit and there were teachers, prophets, apostles because Paul was an Apostle and Barnabas a prophet and the rest were teachers. And it was the Holy Spirit who commanded in the church during praise and worship that the Church should set apart him Barnabas and Saul( Paul) so that he sent them out because he knew they were ready for his work.
LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE CHURCH AT ANTIOCH;
- The Church should be led by the Holy Spirit and be guided by him because he knows all his people he has called whether they are ready for his work called for them. This is at Acts13;2 in this case The Holy Spirit knew Paul and Barnabas were ready and therefore he had to send them out for the work to which he had called them.
- The Holy Spirit should speak in his church, as we see the Holy Spirit spoke as they were worshiping the Lord and this means God speaks in his in house. Acts13; 2 but this is not seen today except to few churches God has set up himself.
- The church is not a one man church but of many, here we see the Church had very many teachers, prophets, apostles and of which the Holy Spirit spoke through during worship and praise. Acts13; 1. But today the church is set is different and it has a few individuals who speak to God and others are not and therefore they are set on wrong foundation and never called by God.
- The church at Antioch also demonstrated the power of the Holy Spirit and here we can know it’s Jesus Christ who calls and through the Holy Spirit he speaks and this demonstrates that the Church cannot call anyone or send any one but it should be the Holy Spirit to teach, and train the people Jesus Christ has called and makes them ready for his work has called them to do. But today its different in the churches Pastors are just appointing the people they know, even when they are not taught, they send them without any guidance of the Holy Spirit because he does not dwell there. That’s why people are teaching wrong gospel and people are not coming to the Kingdom of God due immature evangelists sent by the pastors without any knowledge about the Holy Spirit and even they preach Jesus Christ whom they don’t know, the church today is poorly guided by the wolves and have led many astray. Since there is no power of the Holy Spirit their gospel is empty hence pushing away people from getting saved other than pulling them to the Kingdom.
- The church pray as a unit not as one to be depended on, here the scripture says so after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. This is not happening today because people think that the pastor is superior therefore he should be the only one to pray in the Church, yet it’s wrong, the church members should arise and pray together as a unit because since they have different kinds of Gifts the Sick will be healed due to one unit of prayer and with Faith.
- There should be a unit of Fasting and prayer in church communicated to by the Holy Spirit so that church members would be in one accord, one spirit and one faith to release the power of the Holy Spirit to be at work in the Church to perform his works as permitted by Jesus Christ on behalf.
Today the church has not known its work that’s why they are struggling and is doing their own things and is ignorant that Jesus Christ is working upon his righteous Church to be taken away but most Christians are not aware therefore, they have been deceived. And this has caused more confusion in the people of the world to be lost and everyone is stuck concerning the right church, because each has her own motives and scheming, some are focusing on Miracles, some are focusing on prosperity, some are saying we are the grace, others are saying, we are the heaven harvesters. And with such no sense the Holy Spirit cannot dwell and people will not to live in confusion until the church itself realizes this and come back to repentance and separate herself or himself to seek God’s presence, otherwise people are all lost and worshiping the 666 and the devil in ignorance without knowing whom they are submitting, simply because the Church is talking about Jesus Christ they think it’s okay.
HOLY SPIRIT TO LEAD THE SERVANTS ON THE MISSION OF THE GOSPEL.
As they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep them, which were determined by the Apostles and elders at Jerusalem. So the church were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily. Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia; they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Holy Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. And a Vision appeared to Paul in the night; a man of Macedonia stood and pleased with him says come over to Macedonia and help us”. Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. Acts16:4-10
As you can see the above scriptures that the church filled with the Holy Spirit, the servants in the church are supposed to be guided by the Holy Spirit in preaching the gospel because he knows the areas where his people are ready to hear the gospel of Christ and as you can Paul, Timothy, and Silas had wanted to preach in Asia but the Holy Spirit did not allow them preach there because the people were not yet ready for the gospel and this happened twice. But when they had reached at Mysia a vision came to Paul a man from Macedonia calling him for help. And in this Lord had prepared the hearts of the people in Macedonia to hear the gospel of Christ. Therefore the gospel being directed by the Holy Spirit will save many because he would lead where people need salvation, the problem in this generation people are preaching on their own and they are not sent by the Holy Spirit and even they are ignorant of his direction because the church its self where these preachers come from are not on truth and have no Holy Spirit so people end up going to wrong places, preaching the gospel but empty gospel with no anointing of God. And because people preaching have not been sent by the Holy Spirit, instead they will make people harden their hearts because there is no power of the Holy Spirit and the anointing of God to make that person come near, he will be pushed back. People are preaching where they want to go because in those areas they are known and some are being by the Pastors of which the people they send on streets, or anywhere in home s to preach the gospel are immature and even lack knowledge about Jesus Christ and God hence pushing people away even those who have accepted salvation.
Dear brethren, open your eyes we are in end times and time is now to find a right church otherwise you find yourself being cast out to where people will be crying in torment and that’s Hell and you start asking Jesus Christ how you had served, but he will tell you I don’t know you, you were serving someone else. Because I know Mine and Mine know me. If you did not me then you were not mine. Understand that the place of worship matters a lot and if you are not carefully your Pastors are taking you to Hell, Your parents are also taking to you Hell; your teachers are taking to Hell. Because most people are following their Parents church of birth and they think they will make it to Heaven even when they have never repented. Don’t be deceived friend Jesus Christ is not mocked, you reap what you sow for righteousness and Holiness you reap Eternal Life and for Sinful nature and religion traditionalist you reap eternal death. My friend look for the truth where you still have time and when God may be found otherwise you look for a time and it will be not there when others have been raptured and you have remained alone.
This what Peter said when he had filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost;
Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd; Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drank, as you suppose. Its only nine in the morning! No this is what was spoken by the Prophet Joel. “ in the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams and even on my servants , both men and women, I will pour out my spirit in those days and they will prophesy. There fore let all Israel be assured of this God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other Apostles, Brothers, what shall we do?” and Peter replied. Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; And you will receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off – for all whom the lord Our God would call. With many other words he warned them; and pleaded with them,” save yourselves from this corrupt this generation”. Those who accepted his message were baptized, about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts2; 14-16, 36-41.
Indeed Peter warned the crowd to save their lives from this corrupted generation and those who accepted were added to their number and this demonstrated the power of the Holy Spirit was at work in peter and he spoke with boldness and the power that was upon brought to join them and get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ after being cut to the heart because they had crucified the Lord and saviour, the author of life and therefore they repented and believed in Jesus Christ and received the gift of the Holy Spirit who supposed to help them grow in Christ and in knowing God.
And there is another thing Peter said, that in the Last days, God spoke through Joel the prophet that he would pour out his spirit on everyone and any would talk to God because he would live in them and in this he was speaking concerning his Church and his servants in the Church where everybody must receive a message from the Holy Spirit and give prophesy and see Visions about the Kingdom of God and this would be in the Spiritual realms and, that is how the Church should today seeing Visions about the works of God and Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit poured out in these last days and everybody as long you have accepted Jesus Christ and believe in Jesus Christ, God should speak to you, even the young children should experience this amazing gift from God and prophesy.
But this is not happening today in the church, the Pastors themselves have taken the role of the Holy Spirit and they are the only who know God what he is saying and the someone in the pew or congregation cannot talk to God, or cannot prophesy. All this is wrong and false foundation of schemers and if you are in a church and you are still not connected to the Spiritual realms and God is not talking to you, Jesus Christ is not talking to you and the Holy Spirit is not talking to you, then you know you are not on truth and you are not far away from destruction and the end will be bad for you. Like peter said save you from this perverse generation and look for a right church. Repent and be baptized in the name of the true Jesus Christ, because your church has deceived you, your pastor has deceived you, your parents have deceived.
For Jesus Christ said that everyone must bear fruits and a tree without fruits will be cut down be thrown into the fire and don’t be that Tree. Because without the Holy Spirit of God and the anointing of God will not bear any fruits and thus be cast out into where there is gnashing of teeth in the dark.
Many are lost than found and yet the penalty was paid fully on the cross, imagine the Father will ask you the report because everything was paid for and his grace was there to bring you into salvation.
MANY WON’T LISTEN BUT SOME WILL;
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked, while others said “we will hear you again on this matter” so Paul departed from among them. However, some men joined and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them. Acts17; 32-34.
There are some people who will listen and believe the message and then be saved like in the times of Paul people who cloved unto Paul’s message were few but they were saved and were added to the number but also they will be also those who will say but for sure I will need to hear again from another person so that I may believe but there are many others who will mock and abuse the message and therefore they will remain in darkness. So the bible shows me from that scripture Not all will believe but except the few God has prepared and has given grace to believe. Truth must be spoken boldly and without fear and compromise .
I remain Asher Namanya the Bondservant of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Bringing the Church of Christ back to its original foundation and how it must be restored.
Peace to you all of whom God has called according to the Grace purposed in Christ Jesus for our glory. Glory be to God for ever and Amen.