RETURNING THE CHURCH TO THE FIRST PLACE
RETURNING THE CHURCH TO THE FIRST PLACE: The church is the house of God or the temple of God. The temple of God is the body of the believer
Unfortunately, many Christians fall away from this first love. When a believer does not depend on God to meet his daily needs, his love for God grows cold.
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Revelation 22:1-2 Then he showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb Through the middle of the broadway of the city; also, on either side of the river was the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing and the restoration of the nations.
The church didn’t start by the man’s thought, I mean by the mind of man or the will of man
Thus, God has his pattern and mode of operation
Listen DOING GODS WORK IN MANS WAY OR YOUR WAY, IS PLEASEING AND GLORIFYING FLESH AND SELF
God’s work must be done God’s way and according to the pattern shown on the mount..
The mount is Zion the place of the spirit
The church must be returned to the pattern which God has put in place
Each aspect of prayer is designed to remind you of your dependence on God:
- Petitions bring to mind the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs that you face each day. Your resources cannot meet these needs—you need God’s intervention.
- Requests reveal your motives. Are you seeking to advance God’s kingdom, or are you attempting to build your own kingdom (i.e., satisfying selfish desires)?
- Confession recognizes your unworthiness before a holy God and His immeasurable mercy and love for you, His child.
- Thanksgiving reflects an understanding of your dependence on God as you thank Him for meeting specific needs.
- Intercession is the means by which you share the needs of others before God’s throne.
“In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6–7).
Today the church has been polluted without being crystal anymore
So many debris and dirt
First with , politics, second, commerce ,third with religion and fourth with the traditions of men
I will explain this 4 points briefly
1. When the church started in Jerusalem ,there was no political affiliation to it, it was as the spirit bid the church. Same was true to the commissioning of apostle Paul and Barnabas unto the work he, the holy spirit has called them to do.. but today apostleship is by the political influence of men which began with the church of England and the combination of the church and state in the understanding of Constantine from 1500 ad
No politics it was the spirit and the bread that mattered
Not do you know who I am and what I have done in this church and that church? It was pure
Until the church returns to that state, they will keep losing spiritual power
2. They commercialised the church with things like bazaar and seed sowing, paying of clergy etc that now it’s how much do you have to offer that gives you spiritual position
Some churches now that anointing means nothing, a rich deacon in errror is more holy than a faith man who is not that too wealthy yet
3. Italy made a religion out of the church. Which has no base in the spirit even till now .
4. Africa and Rome made the traditions of men as a ruling voice for the church
3 apostolic notes For You.
1. The river was crystal..
Like I said no debris. No ideology of men ,concepts and not provision for carts to carry the ark of God
It cannot be pure if it’s not the holy spirit
What are the reasons for many breakout and denomination today , is for that fact of the gospel or because of their hidden motives?
The pureness of the water was the love quotient that was the driving force
That love United every one . The church wi never be that pure until they return into the purity of God and stop allowing demons become the founding fathers of their denomination in bid to exercise their hidden agenda
You see your heart cannot be purer than the degree of love you express towards your brethren. The church in purity is we living in love
2. The river gives life..
Church is intended to be a place of life not a place of death. This life is not found among is cause of the fact that we have fractionated our selves and separated ourselves from the middle(heart) where we all get our nutrients from
But sister Anita can not great brother John without both having immoral thoughts in their heart.
Pastor Peter and apostle John is contending on who is more anointed… As though God approves men by anointing . God approves men on their faithfulness not on the anointing
There is no life again cause of the words of death we speak against each other and the messages we send to the hearts of men. Word that has no life and no grace in it
This days plenty messages of different series yet life is lacking in it
The message with high sound words and philosophies yet sinners keep sinning
Abortion is per seconds + Honour is far from the heart of men
To them money answereth all things. Listen money does not give spiritual promotion and upgrade oo
Are you hearing me?
Life is eluded our service!!! Men check time to tell the holy spirit you have worked enough let’s go home
Our services are routine and even the people who says they are workers in church are doing it with different motives etc
So many apostolic meetings and conferences, yet death reigns so much in our minds. We are drawn in the web of seduction and our heart is weakened. We want miracles ….chai … What should be a life style is now a proof of one man being anointed..
Are we not going to live for God again?
I told us that our body is the church . We finish singing in the choir and share the grace on the bed of lies and fornication
SELFISHNESS has consumed us …. We serve God now for marriage, success, to get children ,to get connection etc.. can’t we serve God for God again?
Let me ask us . This is the earth Moses, Enoch, Kathryn kulman, John Knox, Jesus , Benson idahosa passed through, with same pressure and condition ,yet they had life. When you meet them in heaven what exactly WI be your excuse why the church had no life in your days?
3. The tree brings forth fruit…
Fruit is not trying to show that you have deeper revelation and understanding of a scriptures
In Fact you don’t understand a scripture you have not experienced in reality of its Spirit
Fruit is producing life and producing another Christian who is full of God and faith
Not all this sugar coated tongue rapping Christians we have . Who’s faith is on situation and money instead of God
Is the church producing this fruit? Are you producing this fruit? Every young boy and girl is trying to firm spiritual parent when they need to be fathered. Kai… They start and boom on the bed of fornication they land… Drawing the name of the lord to the mud.
Pray that the Lord should set you on fire
Oh lord set me on fire for you. genuine fire that will bring life to all who are dead.. Fire that lust for money and materialism cannot quench
You’re the church right? Have life in you.Tell the lord to baptise you with fresh fire. In Jesus name we pray
You’re the church right? Return to the ancient landmark
You’re the church right? Don’t burn strange fire before the lord any more
Listen if we do t individually return to the place of fire , our gathering together will not be FELLOWSHIP unto the lord