God's message to churches

 
 Message of salvation From God To Churches.

1.     Christians lost focus from rebuilding/restoring the CHURCH.

2.     Focus is now only based on problems ( sickness, financially, worry about attendance number in churches)

3.     Focus is based on prosperity (big cars, big houses, better jobs, wealth, fame etc.)

4.     Focus is much based on building individually owned churches rather than Body of Christ or CHURCH.

5.     When all this is in process of happening, the work of restoration of the CHURCH remains untouched. This has resulted to the Churches not taking even a single step towards fulfilling the purpose of God about the CHURCH on earth, except only limited steps and growth by individually owned churches.

GOD’S AIM.

1.     Restoration of the CHURCH/ Body of Christ.

2.     Reposition the CHURCH.

3.     Sanctify the CHURCH (Separation of sheep from goats).

4.     Use the CHURCH to impact the whole world.

5.     Preparation of the CHURCH for the return of Jesus.

 

MESSAGE of salvation TO THE CHURCHES.

 

1.      Christians lost focus from rebuilding / restoring the CHURCH  (Body Of Christ).

God’s plea to the churches:

·        To get united in terms of church structures, visions, and missions on earth in order to fulfil His purpose about the CHURCH on earth.

The dominance and flooding of problems, personal needs and so forth has diverted the Christians from focusing on restoration of the CHURCH which has deprived God of accomplishing his purpose about the CHURCH on earth. This has become a great concern to God.

This has resulted to the CHURCH being motionless in terms of: direction, progress, vision and mission on earth.

The painful thing about that is that when the CHURCH remains motionless and without direction, the problems are dominating Christians’ lives in one way or the other.

 

What nowadays Christians are experiencing was once experienced by Nehemiah in old testament, but he could overcome the dominance of problems and could take a step further in the rebuilding or restoration of the Walls/Church regardless of opposition because they were serving God: structurally united and one minded.

Nehemiah4:13-23.

From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields bows and armour. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah who were building the wall, those who carried the materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other , and each of the builders  wore his sword at his side as he worked .

 

This should tell us about the real structure of the CHURCH, that, it is in such a way that, there will be no problem on earth or in the CHURCH that will be left unturned if every single member of the CHURCH was working in unity with one another, with every single member playing his role or part in the CHURCH structure.  Ephesians4:11-12; 1 Corinthians12:4-31

The Body of Christ or CHUCRH has all sub structures in it that are designed in such a way that all the problems on earth can be addressed or attended to at the same time without any struggle because each sub structure( spiritual gifts talents and services) plays its role in the same Body of Christ. But breaking away to form another church structure destroys and fails the purpose of God about the CHURCH on earth.

The reason why the nowadays Christians cannot overcome the enemy is because: they are not structurally united, they get divided among themselves and break away from one another when an enemy attacks and end up spending their lives in focusing on the problems.

1Corinthians1:10; 3:1-4

 

FAQ:

Once there is another structure apart from one united body and has a different name from the initial one, then it gives rise to a question and confusion as to who does the second, third, fourth church belong to , and whose purpose is it serving if it is breaking away from serving one united structure which is called Body of Christ or CHURCH.

2.      Focus is now based on problems that are brought by an enemy.

It is true that “Pain sounds louder than a silent response or attention.”  But,

 If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful…2 Timothy2:12-13, Luke21:19; Hebrews10:36

There is no Christian who can stand the devil’s painful tricks without endurance which is built upon faith in the Word of God, because patience and perseverance is not enough. There is no way of overcoming or breaking pain into pieces except going through it. Once it is broken into pieces you never experience it anymore because it is dead, but if you cut it off, prevent or avoid it, you are standing a chance to experience it in a later stage of your life. One of the greatest breakers of pain by going through it is Job, the other one is Stephen. As Christians we don’t have to stay in fear of pain, but we should be ready to face it whenever it comes. The mentality when pain comes, is, if you have 39 pains waiting or in front of you, when you have experienced one out of thirty nine, you do not have to try to avoid the rest, , but you must strive to go through them all one by one, than to have them waiting for you thereby preventing you from getting to your destiny. Staying in fear of pain helps the devil to use it to control your life.

What is all that supposed to mean?

The sound of pain has caused the Christians to lose focus from the work of the LORD because they cannot endure it, and therefore focused only on dealing with it every day of their gathering in their churches. The dominance of problems in churches has shifted the focus from other activities and duties which would help to holistically serve the purpose of God by the CHURCH. Amongst other things, some problems are based on: sicknesses, poverty and so forth

But Nehemiah who had united people with the mind of rebuilding, they did not divide themselves into so many churches or build other churches when their enemy attacked them, but they organized and divided themselves according to the role they had to play in the rebuilding of one united structure.

The work of rebuilding did not stop irrespective of attacks because others continued to rebuild the wall while others were dealing with other problems that could jeopardize their work.

From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields bows and armour.

God’s plea to the churches:

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.

1 John3:14

 

3.      Focus is based on prosperity (expensive and big cars, big houses, wealth, fame etc.)

We have reached a stage where the Christians cannot serve God unless they will receive something from him. Their faith in God is along the trend of receiving from God, and if they do not receive anything from him, their faith in him decline and lose its value. Even the preachers’ sermons are now centred around doing something for God in exchange for something from Him.

The vision, and mission about the CHURCH has been omitted for so many years up to now.  It does not matter how many degrees the Christian have obtained from bible institutions about the knowledge concerning  the purpose of God about the CHURCH, but they are still walking next to and parallel to the will and purpose of God about the Church. This has been caused by their faith which is  centred around the personal needs of daily living, fame and competition amongst themselves than fulfilling the purpose of God about the Church. The purpose of God about the CHUCRH has been failed by faith that is dependent upon: prosperity, fame, and or blessings from God. They are even prepared to buy prosperity or blessings from whoever promises it to them.

Some have strived for and demanded prosperity from God in such a way that he granted it to them, which became the most business to attend than to fulfil the purpose of God about the CHURCH. They do know that it is God’s desire to give them kingdom, but they obviously do not seem to be ready to be given that kingdom.

God’s plea to the churches:

God’s urge to churches is:

Firstly   -         to (seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,….) Mathew6:33 before

                        prosperity because it is rightfully theirs.

                        To (…rejoice that their names are written in heaven.) Luke10:20; 22:29  

                        instead of their names being celebrated on earth because of their spiritual gifts which

 end up being the reasons why they build different churches with different names and

compete based on that.

Secondly -        To take positions and play role in the CHURCH using spiritual gifts received through the Holy Spirit. Ephesians4:11-12; 1Corinthians12:4-31; Nehemiah4:13-23,

2 Chronicles20:17. No one is expected to use any of the spiritual gifts, any verse or event in bible to build his own church.

Thirdly   -         to be made perfect through suffering like Jesus since an enemy does not stop fighting:

We are (…heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him) 1Peter4:12-13; Revelation 7:13,     

 

4.      Focus is much based on building individually owned churches rather than Body of Christ or CHURCH


                                             “If kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand.”    

“If the church began with one spiritual gift, then if God provides another spiritual gift, he does that in order to develop and build one and the same church, but what is happening in nowadays is that, when the Lord provides the Spiritual gift, the one who is given that spiritual gift, he wakes up in the morning and say God called him to start a new church which destroys and cause division in the church.“

 

Nehemiah divided people according to their tasks for the restoration of the Walls,

but in nowadays when an enemy attacks, the Christians divide themselves to build different churches with different names owned by individual persons.

Nehemiah’s team sought recognition as ONE structure/ body, but nowadays Christians seek to have different names from one another, churches owned by individual people; that is why it should not surprise you to see a constant increase of problems not only in the world, but also in churches. That is why there is no impact that is made by the presence and dominance of Christians on earth.  This act of continuous division of the Church has also led to failure of God to be holistically represented as Father to fatherless and Husband to the widows.

 

God’s plea to the churches:


I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no division among you, but that you be united in the same mind and same judgment

1 Corinthinas1:10-17; 3:1-4

 

GOD’S URGENT PLAN.

1.     Restoration of CHURCH/ Body Of Christ.

God wants different church structures  that are owned by individual persons;

o   To utilize the spiritual gifts  to rebuild the Body of Christ or CHURCH,

Ephesians4:11-12 (…for building up the body of Christ.) whereby all problems will be  addressed holistically.

o   God wants Christians to be united under One Name to give one and the same image about the CHURCH as well as a belief about who God is on the whole earth which will also provide God with an opportunity and platform to manifest His power.

Philippians2:1-5 (God’s complete joy is vested in the unity of the Christians); John17:11,12, 21-23 (…that they  may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us,  so that the world may believe that you have sent me…) and also

o   To be one minded and operate as one CHUCRH instead of different churches and denominations. 1Corinthians12:25-26; Philippians2:1-4; 1Corinthians12:12-31, to eliminate confusion about God and his purpose about the CHURCH.

 

2.     Reposition the CHURCH.

All these years, church leaders of different churches have been lifted up based on their spiritual gifts and achievements which prevented the Church or the Name of Jesus to be known on earth, but now the Lord himself wants to be lifted up instead of different church names as well as their leaders.

When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority,… John8:28

And as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up. John3:14.

The working together and in unity of spiritual gifts under one body of Christ is only way how the Name of Jesus can be lifted up above the whole earth and as result, the  CHURCH resumes its initial position on earth.

He gave the Apostles, the Prophets, the Evangelists, the Pastors, and the Teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12. These spiritual gifts were not given so that:

o   different church denominations can be built,

o   different churches with different names owned by individual persons can be built.

But so that all the spiritual gifts may work hand in hand and in unity with one another to build one world-wide recognised structure which is called body of Christ/CHURCH. The name of the body of Christ structure is known as the CHURCH in every part of the world.

With this body of Christ structure, if you touch any of its parts, it should link you to the whole body or it should be able to refer you to its specific part that you wanted at that point in time because the CHURCH remains the CHURCH in any part of the world. 1Corinthiana12:25-26

With this structure of the body of Christ, there is no need to travel around the world preaching the gospel as an individual church leader, but the structure itself reaches out to the ends of the world by itself which brings us to an accomplishment and fulfilment of the word of God. And …this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as witness, and then the end will come. Mathew 24:14

3.      Sanctify the CHURCH ( Separate sheep from goats).

God seeks a difference between Christians and the members of the world and anyone who mimics and copy the standard of Christians in order to stain and downgrade Christianity.

God wants complete holiness from inside to the outside from the Church which is made possible by Christian themselves being completely holy. 1Peter1:15-16, Hebrews12:14


The first thing that tells a lot about a person in terms of; who he  is, what he thinks before he says anything,  what he does as his occupation and  where he comes from is his outside appearance.

Ones’ outside appearance displays or is the manifestation of what is inside.

The outside appearance of nowadays Christians is no more preaching the gospel nor displaying character of God, but how they look like and dress themselves up displays the same character and same message as that of the world.


The Lord expects Christians to look and dress themselves up with holiness and truth, but they look and dress themselves up like the world which is more like a prostitute.

There is no other way that the prostitute would advertise her business except to be sexually seductive or attractive and that is how the world is now looking like and dressing itself up which is not far away from how Christian of nowadays are looking like and dress themselves up; whereas;

God seeks from them to be sanctified and holy in terms of:

o   Lifestyle- Ephesians5:1-21, 1Timothy4:16, 1Peter3:1-4, 1Timothy2:8-11, Isaiah3:18-21, Leviticus 19:28, Jeremiah4:30 ,1Corinthians11:5,10,13,15; 1Corinthians11:14


o   Walk among the people- Mathew 5:16, Romans12:1-2,  13:13

 

o   What goes through or out of the mouth, eyes, ears and body feelings- 1Corinthians8:13, Romans14:15; 2Timothy4:3; 1Peter3:10; Mathew18:7-9

4.     Use the CHURCH to impact the whole world.

 

When the structure of the Church is well organised and maintained its position and sanctified, God will be ready to pour down his Spirit which is specifically directed to the unity or the body of Christ rather to people as individuals, that Spirit will enable the CHURCH  to address all the problem that the world is faced with such as:

4.1. Expansion of the gospel of the kingdom to every part of the world before Jesus comes back.

4.2. Legislation based deviation from God’s will.

4.3.  Crime.

4.4. Poverty.

4.5. Sickness and all diseases.

4.6. Wars.

4.7. Domestic violence.

4.8. Social welfare, development and peace for all. etc

 

5.     Preparation of the CHURCH for the return of Jesus.

The church must live a life that is completely distinguished from the world.

Christians should maintain holiness and faith in the word of God to be a prepared for the return of Jesus.

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming…

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.Mathew24:42-44


NB! Read about the whole plan to restore the Body of Christ/CHURCH in the attachment below, please note that you can also download it.



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Banjani Zuma,
Aug 9, 2013, 6:34 AM
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