WHAT IS THE CHURCH ?

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What is the Church…. it’s not a building; it’s the people, the living stones that worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. People that realize that they signed a blood Oath (written in His Blood) to obey the Great Commission.

Does your church have a HIGH View of God? Does your Church exist to unfold God’s glory? Does your Church exalt Christ? Is He at the center of everything your church does? Does your Church Love Scripture? Does your church proclaim Gods word in a way that increases your appetite to learn more?

Or

Has your church designed their ministry around the felt needs of their target audience? (A marketing term you won’t find in the Bible). Does your church downplay or neglect the person and work of Christ making Him a postscript? Do you sit under shallow teaching and preaching making you a spiritual anorexic without the ability to recognize the truth from a lie?

Mega Churches are a sign of the End Times.  They will unite as a One World Religion. One Church focused on a One World Leader, the ultimate Charismatic Leader of the Largest Church ever to be established this side of the Judgment Seat of Christ.

This leader of the world will not use Christ’s methodology to gain followers either. Yet he will build a world religion that will satisfy people’s needs and wants.

Everybody will be extremely happy and entertained within his churches around the world…. For he is the god of this world, the god of the unbelievers, the god who will stand for “have it your way”.

This will happen simply because people will not hear that they are sinners, and that they need to repent. Instead they will be told they are saved. This is easy believe-ism when repentance is ignored it is not salvation.

Mental assent to certain facts about Christ is not true saving faith. Nor will it produce salvation for a person merely to be sorry for his sins and change his behavior if he did not really trust from his heart in the person and work of Christ.

One cannot truly repent (that is change his mind about Christ and His work, as well as his own life) without genuinely believing personally that Christ died for his sins and rose again to provide his salvation. Neither can one have genuine faith in Christ as The Son of God and his own personal Savior; without having his whole life and attitude changed.

The real “formula” for Salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ”. (Acts 20:21). Christ Himself preached “Repent and believe the Gospel”.

Luke 18: 8 records JESUS Saying: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Scripture Clearly Answers That Question.  YES, but only the FEW. JESUS in His 2nd Coming, brings with HIM No Grace, No Mercy and NO HOPE, ONLY JUDGMENT.

The Many will Cry Out to the Rocks to Fall On Them to Hide Them…..As the FEW will look up and Recognize HIM WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED and CRY OUT JESUS Save Me…and HE WILL.

Today is the Day of Salvation not tomorrow. 

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IS YOUR CHURCH On The Road to REPENTANCE?

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 What is a Pastor…. a TEACHER of the whole council of God to His flock so they can go forth into the Battle for the Mind and the Hearts of those they know and have a relationship with to tell them about the Cross of Christ.

What is the Church…. it’s not a building; it’s the people, the living stones that worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. People that realize that they signed a blood Oath (written in His Blood) to obey the Great Commission.

Does your church have a HIGH View of God? Does your Church exist to unfold God’s glory? Does your Church exalt Christ? Is He at the center of everything your church does? Does your Church Love Scripture? Does your church proclaim Gods word in a way that increases your appetite to learn more?

Or Has your church designed their ministry around the felt needs of their target audience? (A marketing term you won’t find in the Bible). Does your church downplay or neglect the person and work of Christ making Him a postscript? Do you sit under shallow teaching and preaching making you a spiritual anorexic without the ability to recognize the truth from a lie?

To All those who want to build Mega Churches …. relax…just wait a while longer. You can read about the Mega Churches that will unite as One World Church in the Book of Revelation. A Church focused on a One World Leader, the ultimate Charismatic Leader of the Largest Church ever to be established this side of the Judgment Seat of Christ.

This leader of the world will not use Christ’s methodology to gain followers either. Yet he will build a world religion that will satisfy people’s needs and wants. Everybody will be extremely happy and entertained within his churches around the world…. For he is the god of this world, the god of the unbelievers, the god who will stand for “have it your way”.

This will happen simply because people will not hear that they are sinners, and that they need to repent. Instead they will be told they are saved. This is easy believism when repentance is ignored it is not salvation. Mental assent to certain facts about Christ is not true saving faith. Nor will it produce salvation for a person merely to be sorry for his sins and change his behavior if he did not really trust from his heart in the person and work of Christ.

One cannot truly repent (that is change his mind about Christ and His work, as well as his own life) without genuinely believing personally that Christ died for his sins and rose again to provide his salvation. Neither can one have genuine faith in Christ as Son of God and his own personal Savior without having his whole life and attitude changed.

The real “formula” for salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ”. (Acts 20:21). Christ Himself preached “Repent and believe the gospel”.

I believe the entire Bible Is ALL the Un-changing Word of God…or not Gods Word at all.

I believe Gods Word means what it says and says what it means….

Do YOU ?  

Luke 18: 8 JESUS Said: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Where are the Teachers?

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The King called for a volunteer. Note the sentence structure…”Who will go for US?” The King stood up before the armies of Heaven. His eyes like flames of fire gazed across the realms of the Earth, the Universe and finally Heaven.

As God stood all the Host of Heaven kneeled before His presence; yet only one man, a self-proclaimed person of unclean lips fell flat on his face in utter fear, unable to speak or move.

Isaiah the prophet recognized that among the host of heaven all were Holy and pure and sinless with the exception of himself.

Isaiah lay prostrate awaiting an unknown fate. The latter is from the Book of Isaiah in the Bible. Through the inspired words of Isaiah you and I get a glimpse into heaven. Isaiah was a prophet called by God to live for one purpose and one purpose only.

That was to serve and speak for God by confronting his generation with the TRUTH of God…. to awaken the living that are DEAD…which was the will of God for his life and God’s Will for your life.

Whether you can relate to this or not makes no difference. However if you are a true believer in Christ then you also live here for but one purpose. That being to serve the living God only according to His will for your life. You too are called to reach out to the living dead all around you with the TRUTH of God.

You are an ordinary person called forth by an extraordinary God to do great things. HE is your strength until your eyes finally see His Kingdom. He grants you HOPE and FAITH for each day because of His great and everlasting
LOVE for you.

When the eyes of the Lord look down on the sons of men to see if any seek HIM; He sees you…His very own child. You who have a heart that seeks after God. Like King David you are a person after Gods own heart.

You have a Restored Soul, reclaimed from the darkness that surrounds you.

There is no greater time in history than the time you now live in. All the signs are converging together quickly; Christ, The LORD is coming soon to begin the Millennium. He comes with a Rod of Iron to judge the hearts of men and women and then to rule the nations for 1,000 years.

The beginning chapter in the book of Revelation is about to begin.

Revelation is the pre-written history of GOD. It is HIS-STORY, the story of the revealing of the King of kings, the King of angels and the King of men. The last chapter of the book of the story of mankind in his physical form, will soon quickly come to a conclusion.

It can be said of Isaiah as it can be said of each of us…everyone was born for such a time as this! Each of us was called from beyond the mist of time in eternity past to come forth from the mind of God to live and to make a difference in the lives of people that surround us. The people within the sound of our voice, within the reach of our touch, within the sight of our eyes; this is our purpose.

This is our only purpose!

Now I ask you is it possible to serve God without knowing and understanding who He is as revealed in His word contained in His Bible? Have you come to the understanding of what it means to be His disciple?

As a Christian you already responded to His call to “Come and Follow Me”. Have you spent time with Him so you can be of value in this war between Light and Darkness that continues all around you? A war of Truth verses lies a war that only the understanding of sound doctrine can prepare you to fight in.

A war where the line between the Truth and the Lie requires biblical discernment taught by true men of God who know how to divide the Word of God rightly.

Listen to the inspired words of the Apostle Paul from Hebrews 5 verses 7 to 11:
“There is much more we would like to say about this. But you don’t seem to listen. So it is hard to make you understand. You have been Christians a long time; and you aught to be teaching others. Instead you need to re-learn the basics.”

Do those words apply to you?

The Apostle Paul is addressing a problem within the newborn church in Christ. The same problem exists today. It translates into the development of weak believers, who have no foundation, who have no discernment, who are tossed by every change in the wind of doctrine. It continues to create weak pulpits, it continues to produce shallow preaching and worst of all it changes the Gospel that saves to another Gospel that is hollow and condemns people to an eternity in Hell.

Christ charged Paul to be the Apostle to the Gentiles. Paul spent his life on earth building the newborn Church. He nursed it, he fed it, and he took its hand as a child and taught it doctrine so the cornerstone and the foundation of the Church would be built on Christ ALONE.

Later near the end of Paul’s life when in jail, tired and alone knowing that death was coming. He questioned if his work for Christ was going to stand, had he labored his whole life for Christ in vain? Paul lamented about the church. The church that was newborn was already dying. The Church had let in heresies; and very quickly was on the road to apostasy.

The early church of 2,000 years ago is a far cry from the church we know today. With the exception of the fact that it still is filled with heresies and apostasy. The churches today in the United States of America, not all but most, are no different than in the days of Paul.

I have been struggling to find music in churches that took me deeper and closer to the heart of God. I yearn for modern day Hymn’s that tell the story of Christ, of Hope, of Faith and the Love of God. Stories crafted with Lyrics from the word of God. I found 3 albums. They are called: Pressing On (songs inspired by the journey of the Apostle Paul); David (songs inspired by the life of David) and Be Still (psalms for the Soul).

There is a song on the Album Pressing On whose lyrics express the pain of Paul. Paul at the end of his life recognized that the bright light of Christ that burned within him; the light that he personally planted in the heart of the early church; now had turned into a candle in the darkness.

The very soul of the newborn church had become a soul filled with shadows.

Here is the link to “Dying Churches” sung by Travis Cottrell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfexl5zGF0w . Travis has captured the anguish, the torment, the pain and the roar of agony in the last heart cry from the Apostle Paul’s fear that his beloved churches are dying…listen quietly and it will bring tears to your heart.

When you read Paul’s lament in Scripture, listen closely to his words and you will hear him say between the lines that are written…if you have ears to hear… Oh, my churches, Dying churches, Are you not the chosen bride?

Oh, my churches, Dying Churches, How could you ABANDON CHRIST?

Listening to this song…at first I heard it as a whisper, then as a quiet plea, but then it grew louder until it became a roar out of the mouth of Paul at the end as he wrote to Christians who claimed to believe in the Risen Lord… ”Why have you abandoned The LORD.”

The title of this message is “Where are the Teachers?” So I ask again…
”Where are all the teachers today; who teach the TRUTH of God?”

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Ear Tickling Here door:

Great illustration of the growth of the APOSTATE END TIMES CHURCH. Their pastor prepares meals for their souls brought in from the Bakery and Candy department from the local grocery store.The crowd comes because they get candy, cookies and assorted muffins. They only like to hear Sweet things that tickle their ears. What they don’t know is that the food they are getting will only nourish their bodies not their souls.

This church is a building without life. JESUS does not attend this church. The Gospel that is preached has no teeth and does not call for REPENTANCE, nor does it ever speak about HELL or HEAVEN. This church has ABANDONED CHRIST ! This church is all about the pastor who is lifted up higher than THE LORD !

The EAR Tickler’s are being prepared to JOIN the LARGEST CHURCH in the World. The ONE WORLD APOSTATE CHURCH that the Anti-Christ the FALSE MESSIAH will bring to life to worship himself. He will stand in the HOLY of HOLIES within the NEW TEMPLE that Israel has announced they WILL BUILD on the TEMPLE MOUNT. He will turn to face the cameras that will broadcast this church service to the world; and declare himself to be god.

Faithful Bible Preaching Here door:

Great Illustration of the The LIVING STONES (it’s People) that make up the TRUE CHURCH of BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS in JESUS. Jesus attends this church. Their Shepard takes seriously his call to FEED the SHEEP that JESUS gave him to protect and nourish. The FEW come on Sunday to get a CUP of COOL WATER from Jesus Himself as the Pastor preaches The WORD of GOD in an EXPOSITORY manor rather than Bits and Pieces of the Bible or Scripture out of context so the pastors OPINIONS are looked at as truth.

This Pastor preaches the TRUE and LIVING GOSPEL that SAVES. He is preparing his flock so they have discernment about the Second Coming of Jesus and what is soon coming to this earth.

2 messiahs: JESUS the True Messiah and Anti-Christ the False messiah
2 doors: One door opens to Heaven the other to HELL.
2 crosses: One on either side of the Crucified Christ.
One cross leads to heaven and One cross leads to Hell.
2 crowds : The Many on their way to Hell, but they do not know or understand that.
The FEW have been saved by accepting the Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension and
2ND COMING of JESUS the MESSIAH of ISRAEL and the CHRIST of HIS CHURCH.
2 choices: One is wrong and the other is RIGHT. Both have consequences.

If you cannot get your mind around this, simply know that living on a diet of candy, cookies and assorted muffins will kill your body and NOT TRANSFORM YOUR SOUL.

CHOOSE WISELY. Because the TRUE GOD, JESUS is finished shedding His tears over you.
HE is Coming back with FIRE IN HIS EYES.

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