Friday, November 30, 2018
The seduction of church
The concept of church, as known in the world today, is a seduction away from Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus commanded His disciples, to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, not to build churches.
The real church, the Body of Christ, is not a building, or an organization. God does not live in buildings of stone, wood, steel and clay. He lives in the hearts of those who are born again, they are a temple of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said:" “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him."John 14:23.
The members of the Body of Christ are individuals, disciples, His sheep, that hear His voice and follow Him. They are all of the same Spirit, the Holy Spirit. They are led by the Holy Spirit. They belong to Jesus, they listen to Him and follow Him.
Jesus' disciples never had a following. They made disciples of Jesus, and taught them to follow Him. They never built churches.. They met in houses, often in secret, because they were persecuted.
Churches seduce believers to follow the church leadership and serve the organization. Church organizations are not of the kingdom of God, they are of men. Church organizations are not inspired by God. They are inspired by the greed and ambition of men. Churches are not concerned about the souls of the people. They are only concerned about building their organization and raking in money from members. Church organizations are at war with each other. They steal each other's members. Churches do not take people to Jesus, they lure them to their church, with lies and false teachings, backed up by Bible verses that they distort to deceive the people. They promise them salvation, which they themselves do not have. It is just all lies and deception.
Jesus Christ alone is the way, not a church, or any man or woman. Do not be seduced by a church or a man. Seek Jesus and follow Him. Obey His commands, as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Repent and be baptized in water, not by a church. You can be baptized by any born again follower of Jesus, just like the disciples of Jesus were, plain men.
Seek Jesus in prayer, and He will reveal Himself to you. He will guide and teach you.
Run from churches. Run to Jesus and stay with Him until the end.
May Jesus bless you.