Tue, Mar 25th - 8:24PM
IDOLATRY (part 14) Modern Day Idolatry
Redeemed children of the Great Lord of heaven and earth, who has created everything, and made us His people, because of His loving kindness and mercy, we continue on looking at the true church. ( We are never speaking of a building, better-facility here, but the saints, the people of God.)
Dear brothers and sisters,let us continue on with the true, church on earth, which meets locally as a Christian congregation, and may join with other local churches from time to time for various purposes. All local churches, understand that they belong to the church universal. It must be understood saints, we are NEVER talking about a building (better facility) here! The Church’s spiritual authority can only be derived from the correct interpretation, and application of the Holy Bible, in obedience to God.
Various overseers, meeting certain biblical qualifications, are taken from the body, for the function and care of the church, and to maintain sound biblical doctrine and discipline, as servant leaders not as dictators or lords.
We will stop here for now, beloveds. Next time we will continue on with the roles and functions of the true church. At some point in this study, I pray that the Holy Spirit will enable me to address some of those dear saints taunted and haunted by their past, that some will be enlightened, and relieved from their distress regarding the past. I pray that all will feel free to visit this site and these pages whether they comment or not. The One I always pray that will be seen here is Jesus Christ, who builds His people up in love.
Thu, Mar 20th - 2:59AM
Idolatry (part 13) Modern Day
Dear children of light, as we began earlier in chapter ten we continue on, looking at the true church (remember holy brethren, we are NEVER talking about a facility here.) We must know and understand what the true church is, because once we know the real deal, all counterfeits are easily discerned.
All members of the church, also called saints are important to the body as a whole,God says and we believe that no member is unimportant.
Love (agape) is God's litmus test, which proves Who is and who is not a true Christian. Beloveds, I pray that this may not be a passive study so in some places I will just put the chapters and verses, that as we look them up our Lord may speak deeply into our hearts, and minds through His word: ICo. 12:31; ICo. 13: 1-8; Gal: 5:6; Jn. 13: 34-35; Jn. 14:15, Jn. 4:21.
The true church even loves and forgives her enemies. The Lord gives to ,to every, saint through the Holy Spirit the ability and capacity to (agape) love.
Lord Jesus I pray that you will bless and enlighten each and every one of us your people, to rest securely in who you have made us and called us to be, children of God and of the light. Lord Jesus, continually help us to see ourselves and our very lives that you have given us through your eyes only, trusting and obeying you to walk in your love, always. The study will continue, dear ones, and I always look forward to seeing you next time. I thank our Lord for many of your posts that always refreshes and strengthens my spirit, and I am sure many others as well.
Tue, Mar 11th - 5:46PM
IDOLATRY (part 12) Modern day Idolatry
You dear lively stones, and holy nation as we began in part ten , we continue in part 12, with what the true church is. In order to look at the false, it is important to see and know what the true is. We saints, must ever keep fresh and refining our understanding of what is the true church of Jesus Christ, who edifies and builds us up. The knowledge of the true easily causes that which is false to be seen as such in glaring reality.
The ekklesia or called out ones, that are upon the earth reside as foreigners regardless of where they are born, they are actually citizens of heaven, of that everlasting kingdom whose builder and founder is God. They are a reminder and a warning to the world of God's presence on earth and that He will return.
In view of Christ's promise to return, the church also works to spread the good news of the gospel to all men everywhere to receive salvation and to escape the wrath to come.
Mt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Mt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The study will be continued dear saints, and holy children of light, made righteous by Jesus Christ who loves us with an eternal love. I look forward as always to seeing you again. In some part of the study I will be touching on a strange form of idolatry, that is accepted by some among (but never in) the true church.
Tue, Mar 4th - 5:29AM
IDOLATRY (part eleven) Modern day Idolatry
Dear Saints, we begin where we left off in part ten, in order to look at the false, we must first know that which is true. We continue with what is the true church.
Jesus Christ, Through His favor or Grace, which cannot be earned, merited or purchased, but is given out of His love and mercy, He alone permanently places members in His body, who profess and believe on His Name. He alone washes away their sins, and makes them new creations in Him. After pentecost the OT. promises that not only Jews, but gentiles as well would be called to become children of God, came to pass, and God created a new multinational, multiethnic church.
The called out ones or the ekklesia, on earth represent the visible body of the Christ universal church , in whom the triune God lives, loves, and indwells individual members and all members as a whole. All members must submit to the authority of the Trinity through Jesus Christ as sole Founder and foundation builder and keeper of the church, not and never to any government, state, persons, human kings or rulers.
God empowers, cares for, watches over, nourishes, equips, guards, protects, disciplines and commissions His saints to work through Him upon the earth to do His will. His sheep are also an occupation force visible to all men upon the earth as evidence of the eternal Kingdom of God. This will be continued, I will look forward to seeing you lively stones, and children of light in part 12, as we continue with the study.
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