No Need For The Formation Of New Churches Outside Of The "Body Of Jesus Christ"
THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD HAD TOLD JOHN WHO REVEALED IT IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION THAT; EVEN AT THE TIME OF WRITTEN THAT BOOK GOD WAS DISPLEASED WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE HUMAN KNOWLEDGE AND ANTICS CREEPING INTO THE BODY.
This revelation came to the apostle (he was not a title loving and claiming Christ-follower) John while he was in exile on the island of Patmos approximately in the year A.D 90. To God already during this time was fed up with what was going on in His Church and therefore did not hide His feelings (Rev.1:4)
WHAT THIS SHOWED US WAS THAT MANY HAD STARTED THEN, FORSAKING CHRIST AS THE CENTRE OF (THE BODY OF CHRIST "CHURCH" ) GOD'S ADMINISTRATION ACCORDING TO HIS ETERNAL ECONOMIA. PLEASE HUMBLY CHECK YOUR ACTIVITIES IN THE BODY OF CHRIST "THE CHURCH" NOW, IT'S NOT TOO LATE YOU CAN REPENT.
So the Holy Spirit within John foretold of the Revelation of Christ and the Testimony of Jesus. Let me borrow extracts from the Book. "V.1: The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to Him to show to His slaves the things that must quickly take place; and He made it known by sign, sending it to His angel to His slave John (how many of our colleagues even accept this accolade or title slave)
V.2: Who testified the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, even all he saw.
V.3: Blessed be he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy and keep the things written in it, for the time is near.
V.4: John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is coming, from the seven Spirits who are before His Throne",
Unquote: Let me highlight something which I have been stressing to those of us who claim to have the approval of God to open churches that, it is not TRUE. What is being misunderstood here is that individuals with gifts and ministry within the Body turning them or referring to them as churches. Prayer and Bible study GROUPS within the "CHURCH" are not to be made private churches or institutions. BRETHREN STAY HUMBLE WITHIN THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST AND DO NOT BRANCH OUT.
If God had shown displeasure then(AD90), one will understand His hollow now(AD2020). Every gift or ministry was to have to be within the "CHURCH" which apostle Paul had the Spirit's direction to teach us about it in the "Book of Ephesians" which gave us guide and guidance about God's preference of the Church growth and existing(ongoing spiritual evolution of the Church to take us to meet with Him whence He comes again.
We do know that God is not a man to be confused about His plans, especially after He has placed the HOLY SPIRIT in charge of the Church on earth. I am still writing pieces about our relationship with the SPIRIT FATHER and the HOLY SPIRIT so pray with me. If it is the same HOLY SPIRIT who warned apostle John about God's displeasure about the "CHURCH" situation in AD 90, how could the same HOLY SPIRIT begin to give wrong signals and directions to individuals with such conflicts of claims which have brought to the " CHURCH" such shame as we see today worldwide?
LOOKING AT THE WHAT I SPOKE OR HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT APOSTLE; PAUL STRESSED IN THE HOLY BIBLE IN EPHESIANS.
The subject God took up in the Book of Ephesians is that the CHURCH - The Mystery of Christ, the Body Christ as the Fullness or Complete of Christ, Becoming the Fullness of God. also the full sufficiency for His Body. This book was written by apostle Paul in AD64 nearly thirty years before the writing of the Book of Revelation yet men had turned deaf ears to bring about the seven churches in Asia mention. These churches came about because of human factors, corruption, often mislead by Satan.
God is not going to destroy anyone yet as He is still the loving God a FARMER who knows how to handle weeds within His viable or valuable crops. The caution is, do not wait until harvest time otherwise you (the thrash) will be found out and burnt as you may be of no use then. At the moment your camouflage can be unnoticed by men but not God, the danger for my writing is for the ignorant flocks being led astray.
I will like to touch on a few moments in the Book of Ephesians.ONE. Paul stresses the will of God 1:1-2,
God's blessings and position received by the Church in Christ. TWO (A) 1: 3-14.God's blessings to the Church; a. The Father's selection and predestination, speaking forth God's eternal purpose,
b. The Son's redemption speaking forth the accomplishment of God's eternal purpose,
c. The Spirit sealing and pledging, speaking forth the application of God's accomplished
From here I am going for the high moments.
(B). THE APOSTLE'S PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH REGARDING REVELATION 1: 15 -23.
(C).THE PRODUCING AND BUILDING OF THE CHURCH 2: 1 -22;
(D). THE STEWARDSHIP OF THE GRACE AND THE REVELATION OF THE MYSTERY CONCERNING THE CHURCH 3: 1 -13;
(E). THE APOSTLE'S PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH REGARDING EXPERIENCE 3: 14 -21;
THREE: THE LIVING AND RESPONSIBILITY NEEDED FOR THE CHURCH IN "THE HOLY SPIRIT" 4:1 -6:20;
(A). THE LIVING AND RESPONSIBILITY NEEDED IN THE BODY OF CHRIST:4:1-16
(B). THE LIVING NEEDED IN THE DAILY WALK. 4: 17 -5:21
(C). THE LIVING NEEDED IN ETHICAL RELATIONSHIPS 5:22- 6:9
(D).THE WARFARE REQUIRED FOR DEALING WITH THE SPIRITUAL ENEMY 6:10 -20
FOURTH: CONCLUSION 6:21-24; RECOMMEND TO YOU VVS 21-22; BLESSING VV. 23-24
PLEASE NONE IS RESTRICTED FROM USING THESE FOR YOUR STUDIES.
Disclaimer: "The views/contents expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not neccessarily reflect those of Modern Ghana. Modern Ghana will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article."