the old church new church

The preachers say, “Go to church on Sunday and don’t forget to bring your money!” Jesus said, “Go out into the highways and the byways and compel them to come in!” And he wasn’t talking about a building; he was talking about into the kingdom of God, into the love of God! Luke 14:23. The average church preacher says today‚ “Be sure you feed me‚” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep!” John 21:16.  The average church today says, “Let’s build a great building!” Jesus said, “Go out and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19 the average church says today, “Let’s organize a big denomination!” Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20. The average church today says, “Be good, go to church and you’re a Christian!” Jesus said, “He that keeps my commandments, he it is that loves me.” And they said, “What are the greatest commandments?” he said, “to love God, and love thy neighbor as thyself.” wow!—nothing about going to church! The greatest commandment of the church today is, “don’t miss church on Sunday!”  Jesus said, “Don’t miss the will of God! Go out after the lost. Don’t wait for them to come to you.”

There are a number of important issues that Jesus and the modern church don’t see eye to eye on.

There is also no mention of a church BUILDING throughout the entire New Testament. Jesus never once taught that His followers were to meet in a specific BUILDING or the “house of God”, as they’re wrongly called today. In fact, He taught just the OPPOSITE! When He was asked WHERE people should go to WORSHIP, He answered, “Believe Me, the time is coming, and now IS, when you will worship the Father neither (at the temple) on this mountain, nor (at the temple) in Jerusalem! For the TRUE WORSHIPPERS will worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH! For the Father SEEKS such people to worship Him!”–John 4:23,24

We are told in Hebrews 1O:25, “Let us NOT FORSAKE the ASSEMBLING of ourselves TOGETHER, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us ENCOURAGE one another, and all the more as you see the Day (of Jesus’ Return) approaching.” The Lord knew that we needed united fellowship with other Christians for our own inspiration and for spiritual refreshing, and for being strengthened by His Word. There’s just something about UNITED prayer and fellowship that really brings down the Lord’s BLESSING!–See Acts 4:32-33.

It’s important to understand, however, that meeting together for fellowship and spiritual renewing–whether it is done in a church building, a great Cathedral, a private home or a thatched hut–is NOT our “SERVICE” for the Lord. Many people have the mistaken impression that by merely going to CHURCH and giving an offering, they have FULFILLED their obligation to God.

Obviously this is not all, because a Christian’s obligation, as Jesus COMMANDED us, is to “PREACH the GOSPEL to every person”!–Mark 16:15. Our actual WORK and SERVICE for the Lord is in our everyday LIVING for Him, in our WITNESSING to others, showing them love and pointing them towards Salvation. THIS is our service to God!

In Mark 6:7-13, Jesus sent His disciples out to minister to the people. It was a great deal of work, and when they’d FINISHED their SERVICE, Jesus said to them, ‘Come ASIDE into a QUIET place, and REST a while.'” Likewise today, there is a great difference between our SERVICE for the Lord and our “gathering ourselves together unto Jesus”, and “coming aside to REST” to be re-inspired! Verses 3O-31

Another interesting point brought out in this passage is the fact that it isn’t necessary for Christians to have a fancy religious building, cathedral or so-called “house of God” to meet in for fellowship and time with the Lord. For its first 2OO YEARS of existence, Christianity had NO buildings, and Christians just met wherever they could. Jesus said, “WHEREVER two or three are gathered together in My name, THERE am I in their midst!”–Matthew 18:2O.

All throughout New Testament times, the Church thrived and grew and got along fine without any church buildings or “houses of God”! Apart from holding secret meetings in forests, catacombs etc., the only meeting places that Christians had were their HOMES. Repeatedly the Apostle Paul refers to “the CHURCH that is in your HOUSE”.–Romans 16:5; 1Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 2. Note that the house itself was not the Church, but the “Church” MET in their houses!

Mr. Pastor, is filling your heart with the things of this world, cars, building huge buildings, and making business out of religion and 

calling it “prosperity” or “God’s blessing”, the true message of Jesus Christ found in the Gospels? If you want to be a businessman, fine, do it with all your heart, but don’t bring your business to church, or worse, make church your business! Jesus whipped the money changers out of the temple that day.  Don’t you remember reading that in your Bible? Today many of those money—changers have become the pastors and spiritual leaders of our communities. If Jesus was here today, how would He rate your church in this matter? Has that spirit of business entered the true temple of your heart. 2 Corinthians 6: 16. If  the upkeep of your church and salary and car or cars takes most of  your congregations hard-earned  savings, then who is going to pay for their children’s food, clothing and schooling? Is your church only for the rich? 

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock”. (1 Peter: 5:2,3)

Make Jesus your first and true Love today by praying the following prayer.

“Dear Jesus, please come into my heart, I believe you died  and were raised from the dead in payment for my sins and mistakes, please give me Your free gift of eternal life in Jesus Name, Amen”.

 

Read: Matthew 23:1-10

.The Great Deception (Tract) 

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Full access

“In that moment He gave Me the keys to both Heaven and Hell–the keys to unleash the power of Heaven and to leash any power of Hell. He gave Me full access to every power source of Heaven, the code to unlock every solution, the means to bypass all impossibilities. He didn’t just give Me keys to designated sectors or portions, but He gave Me full and unlimited access–all the keys to Heavenly resources.”

key code

“All power was given Me in Heaven and in Earth. I had the power within Me all along, just as you have had, for you were ordained and chosen since the beginning of time. So actually, in a sense, I already possessed the keys, but what happened in that moment, in terms you can understand, is that My Father enhanced My gift of faith and turned on My activation key, enabling Me to access the full power! I was equipped from the beginning, but now I would be able to access all power. All I had to do was My part–to believe and to take action. All I had to do was access the key codes, which I possessed. Much like you do today in accessing information on a computer; you punch in the right code and you’re able to access all you need to know. It was that simple.”

utilize full power

“And now, dear ones, I reveal to you this truth. When I spoke to Peter and to My early disciples, saying, “I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth will be loosed in Heaven,” who do you think I was speaking to at that time? I was speaking specifically to My early disciples at the time, and I was speaking to you, the children of David of the Endtime (Ezekiel 37:24,25). It is given to you to utilize the full power of Heaven, to access the full power, to use the keys of the Kingdom I have put in your hands.”

 

faith is a muscle

“Christians through the ages have interpreted these words to mean that they too held these keys in their hands, and in part, some have. According to their faith and the need, I have given some access to the keys of the Kingdom, but this has only been in part–for it has been according to the faith they exercised. Up until this time, Christians have not accessed the full power, for their faith was not so exercised as yours is to be in the days to come.”

greater works through the keys

“And know this, the power of these keys I put in your hands has now been augmented since the time My early disciples used them. The key codes have been updated! Never before have My children had access to such power as I am making available to you now–not even Peter and the early disciples, or any of My faithful prophets and great men and women of faith down through the ages. It is given to you, My faithful of the Last Days, to possess new codes that were not necessary in the past because the need did not warrant them. But now it is warranted, for you will do greater works than I. And you will not only do greater works than I did, but you will also do greater works, much greater works, than My early disciples and all My prophets and people of faith throughout history. Now the power of Heaven is increased, so your power is increased!”

power for the last days

“I’m giving you access to greater power. All power is given you, and all the power of Heaven is augmented in these Last Days! The power has been there all along, within you, but now, today, you can access it–according to your faith it is done.
The evil forces are also amplified. They surround you; they are everywhere, working to keep people in bondage and darkness. But your power is amplified many times over. You have the power to release those in bondage. You have the power to overcome all evil. In your keys, you have liberty and freedom. Therefore start today and access this power I put in your hands; use it prayerfully and wisely, and walk in and claim victories. There are no obstacles to you; as long as you continue to do your part, I will never fail to do Mine.”

key of David

THE KEY OF DAVID IS THAT CHORD WHICH I STRIKE UPON THY HARP to awaken thee from slumber–that signals thee to come to life to help My Children in the time of their great distress. The Key that I strike upon thy harp–the chord which I strike upon thy strings, is the tone that signals thee–the Key of David!”

unplug from the matrix

“I SEE A PICTURE OF DAVID ASLEEP, entombed as it were in the matrix! Above his head hangs the harp of the Spirit of God that plays the music to which his soul responds. “Upon which I the Lord thy God strike the chord which draws instant response from thy heart and brings thee instantly alive–the tone signal that activates thee and brings thee to life to serve thy people. O David, thou hast been too long entombed. O Moses, thou hast wandered in the wilderness too long with My Children! Too long thou hast kept David buried, entombed in the matrix and the old ideas! But I have awakened thee through the Key of David, and thou hast awakened and led My Children–My People–to freedom!”

keyed to god’s spirit

“NEARLY ALL OF THESE NATURAL THINGS WHICH THE LORD HAS CREATED ARE VISIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS of the unseen spiritual realities of the spirit world to help us to try to understand it and grasp its truth, so we can know God better and love Him more–and also to warn us of the Enemy and his evil devices which try to jam and short-circuit our circuits and even burn out our spiritual and mental and physical mechanisms, so they’ll be rendered useless! Which is why He says that we’re not to be conformed to this world or wired according to the printed circuits of the Devil’s Matrix–after the Enemy’s patterns–so that we respond only to the Enemy and his vibrations, so that we are keyed to react only to his impulses to do his damnable works–But we are to be completely transformed–rewired by the renewing of our minds to an entirely new circuit pattern with different responses keyed to different reactions entirely–a completely new mechanism–a new creature in Christ Jesus–old things passed away, all things become new! It only takes one blast of the mighty searing power of the Holy Ghost to completely burn out all the Devil’s old circuits in a mighty infilling of God’s Spirit–God’s great electrical power!”

one touch

“BUT YOU MUST BE KEYED BY THE LORD, turned on and in tune with Him, so He can drop out your particular set of signals that turns your key–the Key that He holds in His Hand, that He alone knows–the secret name God knows, whose tones set you in motion! He holds your key! Are you ready for Him to turn it on? Is your spiritual receiver turned on to a position of full-time monitoring, even on standby, so that when He uses your Key, it will really turn you on, so He can blast away even if it causes you to explode like a radio-detonated bomb?”

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IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD (JOHN 1:1)…….AND IN THE END WILL BE THE WORD (REVELATION 19:13-15)

“The only thing that will bring order to this chaos, victory from this defeat, and cause this dying phoenix to rise again from the ashes of defeat is Me and My Word.” (Jesus speaking)

Ezekiel 37:21, 22, 23… and say unto them, thus saith the lord god; behold, I will take the children of Israel (spiritual) from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: and I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all….

Ezekiel 37: 24, 25. And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. and they shall dwell in the land that i have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt: and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children forever: and my servant David shall be their prince forever.

(Vision ) Hallelujah! I saw a picture of dry bones in the desert being given life again--people being brought back to life and rising up out of the dust where they had been lying. The Lord was raising up an army from people who had been discouraged and downcast. He was taking the dry bones and restoring flesh to them and causing them to rise up out of their slumber. (Jesus continues: ) I have called forth the armies of David, and I have called you from your defeats into victory. I have raised you up again, you who have been struggling, despondent and discouraged. I have ignited the flame again! How encouraged I am to see you all answer the call of My Spirit in your hearts! I see many rising to fight again, and some who have been called to fight for the first time. I see young and old rising together to face the light as you begin to march in ranks toward Me. I see you rising up out of your complacency, compromise, disobedience, unyieldedness, jealousy, pride and bitterness. I see you all rising to meet the call of David, the cry of revolution! It’s a Revolution! (Channel:) Here I see countless people in ranks marching forward raise their hands and shout‚ “For Jesus!”

(Jesus speaking: ) Whom have I called and whom have I chosen? Who will go on behalf of Heaven and who will be My children of this Latter Day? Oh yes‚ I say‚ YES in great joy, that you, the children of David‚ will go for Us. You will be Our testimony to this world. You will be Our face, Our eyes, the hands of Heaven on Earth at this hour.

You are called to such a time as this. From the foundations of the world I have been preparing each of you. Think it not chance that you are here at this time, for this is your hour. This is what you are destined for. You have been preordained that you should live in this hour and be a channel of the power of God at this time.

From the ashes of the old shall the phoenix rise once more and fulfill its destiny. 

ezekiel 37: 24, 25. and david my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgement, and observe my statutes, and do them. and they shall dwell in the land that i have given unto jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt: and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children forever: and my servant david shall be their prince forever.

SEE ALSO EZEKIEL 34

 

Ezekiel 36 & 37 transcript

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The blue pearl hanging in the expanse of space with a string of brilliant stars as its crown, an exquisite gift from a loving God, 

GOD’S BLUE PRINT FOR WORLD TAKEOVER

When one looks at Ezekiel 36 as a bird would, but seeing the whole panorama retrospectively, it is quite easy to identify a recurring account of church history. The inevitable cycle of rebirth, maturation and death can also be seen in government and various movements of all kinds. Even our very own life on earth follows this basic pattern or blueprint. Therefore we shouldn’t be surprised to find ourselves, after 2,000 years of established church history, at the point where God is ready to once again punch the default button.

Where did we go wrong?

Can we ascertain where we are in world history from either of these chapters? A conclusive answer cannot be found in either. There is a vague clue in chapter 37, but again not irrefutable. Historically speaking, each church age, reformation or what have you, has ended in secular immersion. Today’s feeble attempts by the established church at community outreach to millennials is a bandage at best, and looks nothing like the cry of revolution that reverberated across the world in the days of the early church. You may ask where have the Children of God gone?

If however, you wish to take Ezekiel 37 literally, then it seems God has every intention of raising up an army of believers, and that, out of seemingly thin air; much like Jesus did when He called out the 12. And why not? Shouldn’t God get one last Word in before the church and secular man put Him in a box forever? Of course He will. How silly to think the God of Heaven and earth would allow Himself to be laid to rest by self-righteous man.

(Ezekiel 36:22) Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for Mine Holy Name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, wither ye went. 

Return to Maker

The end time church will arise from the old and take the body of believers, the remnant, into the Millennium (Ezekiel 36: 34, 35. Revelation 12:17) At that time, God is going to have His last witness and the world will have to listen because they will be dealing with a different church —a variety that they’ve never experienced before. It won’t be a denomination, or group, it will be the Ecclesia. The work of pulling His corroded latter day church out of the slough of despond, where it put itself, will be in our day, an undeniable miracle, which will culminate in the greatest miracle of all, the Rapture! (Matthew 24:34)

Yes Ezekiel 37, I believe, is about that process, the raising up of an end time church -His final witness to a dying, selfish world. Those who hear His cry and come out in spirit, will be likened unto the 144,000 spoken of in Revelation chapter 14. God will have His say; He will not stand around idly watching His people and creation destroyed by selfish, greedy, unloving man. The blue pearl hanging in the expanse of space with a string of brilliant stars as its crown, an exquisite gift from a loving God, spurned. We were expected by God to be good stewards of His gift, our planet, but instead we have misused and abused it and each other.


 “Jesus gave His children a better way, the way of living by faith. He didn’t say it was an easier way, but it is a better way”… Lifelines vol. 29

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Days before “the fall” and the boiling frog story

It is said that if you put a frog in very hot water, it will try to jump out in a desperate attempt to save its skin…makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? However, if you put that frog in cold water, and slowly heat up the water to boiling, the frog for some reason doesn’t realize its danger and blissfully boils to death.

It is becoming painfully obvious to many that the latter portion of the above story aptly describes the condition of our modern church system. When observing it through the eyeglasses of Ezekiel 36, it also becomes obvious that God has His hand in His children’s destiny. I would say that only the “very self-satisfied” Christian would declare at this stage in church history that “all things continue as they were since the beginning of the creation”. 2 Peter 3:4

We can be very grateful that there is a wiser head behind the scenes that sees the overall picture, and Who has our best interests at heart. 

Peter Ormerod’s recent article in the Guardian sums up the situation quite well. Entitled: “So Christianity is no longer the norm? Going underground will do it good”. (LINK)it seems Peter has been reading his Bible, or God just used him to state the obvious. Either way he got it right…well, partly right. According to Revelation chapter 12 verse 6 the church will indeed go underground. Yet according to Revelation 11 verse 3 not all will go underground. The thing that is so fascinating about Ezekiel 36 is that it quite clearly corroborates what is being said in those chapters in Revelation.

So what comes next?

With or without our consent God is going to move along with His “schedule” simply because His plan for man and “His” planet does not reckon on power-hungry, multi-national dreamers. Furthermore, despite the opinions of many, God is not a reckless tyrant, but instead is infinitely more interested in saving mankind than even man himself is.

This concept is bought admirably in the following verses in Ezekiel 36.

But I had pity for Mine Holy Name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for Mine Holy Name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify My great Name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes”.(Ezekiel 36:21-23)

Ezekiel 36. . .The days of preparation

God chastises His children out of a loving heart, always with the intent to heal and to make right.  He has the heart of a Father; His greatest desire is to have us reach our potential, not in a worldly sense, but spiritually. God has an amazing future planned for man and this planet, but it cannot be realized purely through the dreams and desires of man alone. Man has this burning desire for independence, to be free of restraints that bind him to something or someone bigger than himself. How silly we are to think we created ourselves or were a product of our own genius.

The Bible teaches us that God gave man dominion over all His creation (Psalms 8:6) However, man’s attempt, since creation, at governing God’s creation has been a dismal failure, to say the least. Sad to say, we are the ones who will bring an end to the world as we know it. (Matthew 24: 22). Nevertheless, God, in His love, still wants to work alongside us, His children, to right the wrongs and bring His creation back online. (Revelation 20:4) God has done what we could not do, through the gift of salvation; he has changed the stony, carnal, selfish heart of worldly man. He has given us His Royal Law -the law of love, which replaced the stone tablets of the laws of Moses. The days of God’s children’s attempt to win as many as possible to the message of salvation is coming to a close. Now we are entering the final days, spiritual Israel’s days of preparation. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4, 5)

Now is not the time to go to church, now is the time to be the church. Come out from among them and separate yourself in spirit, for God will have His army, an army that will be designed to withstand the dark and cloudy last days of the end time. 

“When it is evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; buy can ye not discern the signs of the times? Matthew 16:3,4.

“don’t worry about the scabbard, you won’t need it. We are at war.”

 

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