Sunday, January 6, 2019

Get Rid of the Church Mindset

Most Christian believers have a church
mindset. Their faith centers around church and church activities, not
around Jesus Christ, whom it is all about. When serious believers
start reading the Bible for themselves they soon discover that their
church does not function like the New Testament church did. Some
become disillusioned and rebel against the shortcomings of their
church. They sometimes try to influence change but it never works.
They either have to submit to the church and it's false doctrines and
practices, or they have to move out, because they are soon branded
as trouble makers, heretics, rebellious against the leadership, and
eventually get kicked out of the church.
These dissenters normally look for
another church that is closer to the truth, as they understand it,
but the same thing happens to them at the new church. Eventually some
of them start their own church, or a home church, where they attempt
to apply pure biblical practices. They have the church mindset, a
religious mentality. None of them have started to follow Jesus yet.
They are occupied with “church.”
Jesus did not instruct His disciples to
build churches. He instructed them to make disciples, who obey His
words, His teachings and commands as recorded also in Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John. The disciples of Jesus, who later became the apostles,
never built churches, church organizations and church buildings. The
born again followers of Jesus met in houses and often in secret
because they were haunted and persecuted by the unbelievers. Paul
wrote His epistles to the “church in your house.” We read in 1
Corinthians 16:19 “ The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and
Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in
their house.”
The churches were not structured
organizations with programs and agendas. The believers met in houses
to pray, encourage each other in their walk with the Lord, break
bread and have communion in the Holy Spirit. They met because they
were disciples of Jesus who had a common goal, they lived for the
kingdom of God and were led by the Holy Spirit. The gifts of the Holy
Spirit manifested when they came together, tongues, interpretation of
tongues, prophecy, a word of wisdom, word of knowledge as given by
the Holy Spirit. They shared what they had received from the Lord
with each other, food, material goods and spiritual gifts and,
revelations. And so the Body of Christ, the called out assembly, the
church, was built up and strengthened, both spiritually and
Later religious minds crept in and
started church organizations. Paul warned against this..We read in
Acts 20:29“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come
in among you, not sparing the flock; 30and from among your own
selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the
disciples after them.” The churches draw the disciples AWAY from
Jesus and make them slaves, servants to the church, the FALSE CHURCH
of men. That is what has become of most churches. They are
organizations of men, run by men and women, for their own gain. They
deceive the people to follow after and serve them and not Jesus
Christ, the Lord.
People are born into these churches of
men and they are brainwashed by the church doctrines and church
mindset. When they try to bring others to faith, they are also
indoctrinated to become church members and slaves tot he church, they
never become followers of Jesus. They believe they have salvation but
they are deceived. They just become religious and eventually they end
up in hell.
You need to get out of the church
mindset to be able to follow Jesus. It is very difficult for people
to do because there are only very few true followers of Jesus, very
few examples of true disciples. New believers think the churches are
leading them to truth. They trust in the church and reject true
followers of Jesus as heretics because these people do not belong to
churches and are treated as apostates by the churches.
The truth is that if you follow Jesus
and do what is pleasing to Him, you will be hated, rejected, outcast
and persecuted by the unbelievers and the church establishment. Jesus
said to His disciples:”You will be hated by all men because of Me.”
Church organizations are well accepted in the free world, they are
registered with government (501c3) and enjoy tax exempt status,
under condition that they do not preach against government policy,
even though it is immoral or against the gospel of Jesus Christ. They
have sold their souls to the devil for money. Further they seek the
approval of men and want to be inclusive, accepting and approving
even practicing those things that God hates. They are ravenous wolves
in sheep's clothing deceiving, robbing and abusing believers, for
their own gain, taking their money and enriching themselves, while
building their church empires.
Salvation is about your relationship
with Jesus, serving and obeying Him, living in communion with Him,
being led by His Holy Spirit. Jesus is not in, or part of, any church
organization, Church organizations are from satan, run and controlled
by greedy evil deceivers. They seduce the true followers of Jesus,
preachers that Jesus has called, to become servants of the church,
slaves, for money, for security, a salary, medical insurance and
pension fund. They are secular organizations. They are of the world,
like the world, accepted by the world and therefor unsuitable for the
kingdom of God. They are ENEMIES of God. Many are being exposed. The
atrocities of the Catholic church and many others, pedophilia, sex
trafficking, and other horrific practices, are being exposed, but
still many are deceived and blind to the truth. They follow and
support these evil organizations and people. All organized churches
emerged from the Roman Catholic church, and have retained many of her
evil practices. They are the offspring of the satanic false church.
The Body of Christ, the true church is
not an organization. It is not of this world. It does not have
leaders. Jesus Christ is their Leader. Jesus Christ is the Head and
He Teaches, Leads and Guides every member of the Body of Christ. I
will explain to you how this works, but first note, this is what
Jesus said to His disciples:”But do not be called Rabbi; for One is
your Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9“Do not
call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father,
He who is in heaven. 10“Do not be called leaders; for One is
your Leader, that is, Christ. 11“But the greatest
among you shall be your servant.”Matthew 23:8-11.
Jesus did not appoint leaders over or
among His disciples. Neither did He appoint them as leaders. He
promised them the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, who would be given to
lead them and those who became disciples of Jesus through their
preaching. Before Jesus ascended to heaven, after He had been
crucified and resurrected He gave them instruction:“Go therefore
and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to
observe all that I commanded you; “ Matthew 28:19-20. Note
that they were DISCIPLES and He commanded them to make DISCIPLES as
they also were. A disciple subjects himself to the DISCIPLINE of
Jesus and OBEYS His commands.
Jesus told His disciples to go to
Jerusalem and WAIT for the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to be given.
The Holy Spirit would guide them and teach them, each individually,
as Jesus had also promised before:”But the Helper, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things,
and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” John 14:26.
Also Jesus said: “I have many more things to say to you, but you
cannot bear them now. 13“But when He, the Spirit of
truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not
speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak;
and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14“He will
glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to
you. 15“All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I
said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.”
John 16:12-15.
Contrary to what so many religious
people believe, everything that Jesus had to say was not said, nor
recorded in the Bible Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to guide every born
again, Spirit filled believer, to teach and guide them into all truth
and to reveal to them His will and duty for them on a daily basis.
The Holy Spirit was poured out on the
day of Pentecost and the disciples, and other believers who were
praying and waiting for the Holy Spirit, were all baptized in the
Holy Spirit and began speaking in other tongues which they neither
knew nor understood. From there onward they would be led by the Holy
Spirit to preach the gospel. That is what makes a born again child of
God different from any other person:”Those who are being led by the
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”Romans 8:14. They do not
follow people, or a church. They follow the guidance of the Holy
The Holy Spirit is essential to our
walk and communion with Jesus. It was promised to EVERY one who
believes in Jesus, obeys Him and wishes to follow Him as Peter also
said on the day of Pentecost:”Repent, and each of you be baptized
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you
will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. “For the promise is
for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the
Lord our God will call to Himself.” Acts 2:38,39.
The Holy Spirit brings us into
COMMUNION with Jesus, enables us to HEAR His, VOICE and FOLLOW Him,
to be His DISCIPLES, members of His BODY who are TAUGHT, LED and
GUIDED by Him.
Nobody can serve two masters. You
cannot follow the church leadership and at the same time follow
Jesus. Then Jesus is not you Leader, your Lord and Master. You are
serving people, an institution, doing unfruitful work.
If you want eternal life you have to
follow Jesus. You have to become His disciple, obey His instructions,
repent and be baptized, be filled wit the Holy Spirit and follow the
guidance of the Holy Spirit. You need a DISCIPLESHIP MINDSET, not a
church mindset. Your focus must be on Jesus, to please Him, to seek
and do His will and be pleasing to him, to fit into the kingdom of
heaven, not into church or the world. You have to live for Jesus and
His kingdom, serve Him, not a church or yourself, your own ideas. You
have to WALK WITH GOD, be led by the Holy Spirit.
This truth is not taught by the
churches. They don't know it and if they did, it would be contrary to
their whole operation, their way of functioning. But, this is the
gospel of Jesus Christ, the truth, the only way to salvation. Go and
read the words of Jesus in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Go and read the book of Acts and see how the first Christians lived
and functioned, after receiving the Holy Spirit. Pray and ask Jesus
to open your mind and give you understanding. Obey Him, repent and be
baptized, seek Him, be filled with the Holy Spirit, so that you can
be born again, a child of God, who HEARS His VOICE and follows Him.
Follow Jesus and become part of His kingdom.
May Jesus bless you.

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