CHURCH IN STATE OF EMERGENCY
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
Jesus spoke to Peter authoritatively and prophetically, that his plan for humanity to sustain his reconciliation assignment is to have a Church. This Church is to serve an incubator where followers of Christ are to remain in till his second coming. This Church is meant to preserve all of his doctrines and teachings and rebuke till he returns. But he did not just leave the church to remain alone, Jesus said…
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:16-18
Obviously, the Church is not alone, therefore it is meant to be guided by the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit in this dispensation, during this his reign, He is the Governor of the Church. The Church is not expected to be ruled by Man. Knowing that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church. Also, the Church was left with the doctrines of Christ saying that we should observe to do according with the scriptures,
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2Timothy3:16-17.
All these scriptures that have preceded is pointing to one direction, which is the Lordship of the Church, the administration of the Church and the behavior the Church should possess as in the matter of her foundation and purpose.
If all the preceded scriptures still exists today, in the heart of men, then followers of Jesus would know to better understand a Church when they see one.
Many at times we are carried away by the way a ‘Preacher’ not a ‘Pastor’ packages his meetings and the church like organizational structure. A Preacher is very different form a Pastor. To be called a Pastor is that such has been given the gift to be a Pastor from God. Take a look at this scripture…
“He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…” Ephesians 4:10-12
Jesus gave men gifts for two purposes, to edify, to build, to construct, to instruct, to improve followers of Christ and his body, which is the Church. That means that not everybody is chosen to edify the body of Christ Jesus. That is why it is recorded in the bible that, “Many are called but few are chosen” Matthew 22:14.
What we have today is totally different, the Church ruled by man has put the body of Christ in bondage and affliction, many Pastors have destroyed the body of Christ and there is a sure insurance that they will be destroyed.
“Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness”. Jeremiah 12:10
The Church is in a State of Emergency. I dare say that the Holy Spirit barely recognizes the Church because she has been beaten blue black and battered by the evil wiles of men. We quickly blame the devil when the scriptures says, that the heart of man is desperately wicked.
Many at times, people lack understanding of what a Church should look like, what a Church should sound like and how Christians should behave in a Church. Many motivational speakers have taken over the pulpit and ranting empty words on their so called altars. Even, some wrath miracles, signs and wonders and gullibly, men who lack the Spirit of God are led astray.
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect”. Matthew 24:24
The word of God stands sure and Jesus expects us to follow it to the letter. It is true that there many churches and many fantastic preachers who even sometimes, teach and preach salvation but that doesn’t make such a person and his organization credible to be called a church. Just because such person or group of persons make Sunday their weekly meeting doesn’t mean they have been called by God to oversee the Church of Christ Jesus his Son! Have ye not read the scriptures, when Jesus said…
“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them”. Matthew 17:21-23.
Men and women have claimed that God has called them into the ministry, but we are quick to judge their intentions, to think they meant a Church. Not everyone that God has called was told to establish a Church. There are ministries that are not Church ordained even if their meeting days is on Sunday. The mistake such people who claim they have been called into the ministry is that, they organize Church like services and programs, and with their fast growth, more and more people compel them to remain they way they are because they now find other illicit purpose to fulfill in such environment comfortable to do. Therefore, the leaders of such obsolete ministries begin to teach heresies and commit deliberate blunders because they were never called to be a church pioneer or pastors.
If there was a measurement to access the performance of the church today, it will be ratio 1-1000 of good churches to bad churches. These obsolete churches are responsible for most heresies in the interpretation of the doctrines of Christ. Some of these churches believe in divorce, masturbation, fornication and adultery is not a sin, two wives, rich people are leaders, business and the rest alike. They no longer do all these things secretly, they now have adopted into their doctrine and now teaching their members the same errors.
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