Monday, June 30 2014
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34,35
Many today think that because we are not under the law of the Old Testament that we are free to do what we wish and are not obligated to follow any spiritual laws, but Jesus gave us as New Testament believers commands that He expects us to obey! Love is not an option, love is the basis of, as well as, the foundation of Christianity. Without love we have nothing because He first loved us and expects us to love everyone else as He did.
When one becomes a new creation by faith he enters the kingdom of God by grace having been born again and the Spirit of God enters into his very being bringing with Him the nature and character of the Most High. The fruit of the Spirit is birthed within us with outward signs that we are indeed born again. The very first fruit and most important is love, not fleshly love, nor erotic love, but agape love, the same love that God has for us when He gave His Son Jesus to die on the cross for us. Love is defined by having a list of its own components that make up the nature of God and are manifested in us as we grow and mature in the Lord.
The new birth can be likened to a fruit tree planted in fertile soil and as it begins to grow and mature it begins to bear fruit and can be recognized by what it bears. An apple tree bears apples, a peach tree bears peaches and a Jesus tree bears the fruit of the Holy Spirit. That is how the children of God and the children of the devil are recognized, by their fruit. Remember when Jesus warned that you will know false prophets and shepherds by their fruit and that grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes. Jesus also spoke about the tares and the wheat, the tares looking like wheat when they first begin to grow but after the wheat begins to bear fruit the tares become evident and are thrown out and burned and Jesus said that so it will be at the end of the age.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22,23
LOVE IS THE KEY TO ETERNAL LIFE
And behold, a certain lawyer (expert in Jewish law) stood up and tested Him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Luke 10:25
The most important question in all of the word of God was asked by a Jewish lawyer, one who was well versed in the law of Moses, a question that has divided the body of Christ and caused much confusion and speculation, but Jesus gave him the answer. Jesus asked him what was written in the law, a strange question maybe for modern day Gentiles like us, but nonetheless it was the right one to ask because the law reveals the correct answer, to love the Lord our God with all of our heart and to love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves!
Jesus told the lawyer that he had answered correctly and told him to do this, and he would have eternal life. He didn't tell him to bow his head and pray the sinner's prayer, He didn't tell him to join the church, get baptized, or take communion, He said to establish a love relationship with God and to love everyone else on the planet with the same love that we have for ourselves. Love everyone? Jesus said to love even our enemies. Who did Jesus die for, only certain good people, did He die only for a select group or did He die for everyone who was in need of a Savior? Think of the most vile, corrupt and hateful sinner in history, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden only to name a few and Jesus died that they might believe, repent and be saved. Did they, probably not, but they had the chance at the last moment to cry out for mercy and God would have forgiven even the worst of the worst and given them eternal life.
This is a hard nut to crack and wrap your head around the fact that God could actually forgive anyone who has lived a vile and hateful life: drug addicts, pimps, child molesters, rapists, murderers, democrats and yes even Barack Obama. It is obvious in the church today how believers talk about, hurl abuse at, and even curse someone, who is President of the United States, one who Jesus said to pray for and yet they treat him as one who has caused every problem in the world, a sinner like us who Jesus shed His blood for. Do you get the picture yet, we don't have the luxury to hate and curse people like the world does because we are sons and daughters of the Most High God, washed in the blood of His only begotten and entrusted with His Holy Spirit.
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27
WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?
But wanting to justify himself, the lawyer said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Luke 10:29
Good question, who is my neighbor, the guy next door, that nice couple down the street, the grocer, the baker or the candlestick maker? Yes they are our neighbors but so are the homosexual, the deviates, prostitutes, topless dancers, drug dealers, the poor and destitute, illegal aliens, those with AIDS, the unlovely, the crippled, blind and lame, the elderly and anyone who needs Jesus just as we did when we came to Christ!
That is what we as believers are called to be, stewards of the love and forgiveness of God! Where will the sinner find mercy, from the church, maybe some, but most say that they don't want people like that, why they might steal from us, or worse, kill us. Yes, maybe so, but nonetheless we are called to love, forgive and help them find Jesus and then disciple them in the ways of Christ. I remember the first time as a Christian that I was introduced to a homosexual man who had AIDS in an organization that housed them and allowed them to be treated with dignity and respect and so immediately when I was introduced to him as a Christian worker, he jumped back and said to me, "Are you going to cram a gospel tract in my pocket!" At that point the Holy Spirit was showing me how we have been hypocrites to this group of people and have neglected the love that we were shown by the Lord Jesus Christ!
The man I had the pleasure of meeting is dead now from the ravages of a horrible disease but he was shown mercy by us and we became friends with Randy and I don't know if he got saved or not, but we loved him and shared with him but most importantly we became his friends, making him feel wanted, something the Christian population, me included, have failed miserably at. You cannot change a homosexual, nor a drug addict, nor any sinner, only God can, our job is to exhibit the love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness of a holy God who gave up His Son that we might all inherit eternal life! May God forgive us and have mercy on us because our actions have spoken louder than our words!
By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother (or anyone else for that matter) in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? I John 3:16,17
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
Monday, June 23 2014
"Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock." Matthew 7:24,25
Recently here in Texas a house built on a cliff overlooking a lake began to fall into the water because it was built on a fault line and the foundation seemed to be sitting on sandstone and not solid rock. The story hit the national news and the house had to be burned in order to demolish it and a couple's $800,000.00 dream home went up in smoke. The people who owned the home had only lived in it for a few short months before they spotted cracks in their foundation and quickly moved out.
I believe God is speaking loud and clear to the world about what we have built our houses on and I am not speaking of physical homes, I am speaking of eternal dwellings. In the last couple of years the news has been filled with horrific stories of floods, mudslides, hurricanes, sinkholes, earthquakes and wildfires, all washing away the earth beneath what people thought was a solid foundation. I have never seen so much devastation in my life as has happened around the world in regards to the foundations men have built on. Many times God speaks through natural disasters and catastrophic events because He has our full attention!
What did Jesus mean when He said that a wise man builds his house on solid rock? The rock He is speaking of is our relationship with Him and what we have put our trust in, in regards to our spiritual life. When the storms of life come where do you run, to the world or to Jesus, whether sickness or financial problems, family relationships or whatever, what is your foundation resting on? You can plainly see what the world does when it experiences catastrophic events, they immediately run to the insurance companies and FEMA for assistance and what is really puzzling is the fact that they normally rebuild on the very site that was washed away, not remembering what they had just experienced because their house was built on sand, and not solid rock!
"But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." Matthew 7:26,27
BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION
"Jesus asked His disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" So they said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Matthew 16:13-15
The disciples had been walking with Jesus now for some time, experiencing signs, wonders and miracles of all kinds and yet they couldn't answer Him when He asked them who men thought He was. Peter on the other hand answered Him and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus told him that flesh and blood did not reveal that to him, but His heavenly Father gave him a revelation of who He was. Jesus then told them that on this rock He would build His church and the gates of Hell would not prevail against it.
The rock that Jesus was speaking of was not Peter because his name means little pebble, He was speaking of a supernatural revelation of knowing Him and building a relationship with Him in order to build an eternal dwelling place. Nearly everyone on the planet knows who Jesus is, but very few actually know Him intimately in a personal relationship. We know lots of people around the world by recognizing them but we don't know them personally and that is what Jesus was trying to tell His disciples. Building your house on the rock is building a solid foundational relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ!
The question remains, how do we build a relationship with someone we can't see, someone who doesn't normally speak in an audible voice? The answer is, to spend time seeking Him in His word and through prayer and at the same time by submitting yourself under His divine control to lead and guide you through the storms of life. Relationships take time and much effort in order to have something solid to hold on to and put all of your trust in and knowing Jesus is no different, it will literally take all of your life, but the rewards of knowing Him will render an eternal treasure and ultimately a supernatural house built on the Rock of Christ!
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. Philippians 3:10
DOES HE KNOW YOU?
"Not everyone who says to Me 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven." "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' Matthew 7:21,22
For years I directed residential facilities for men and women with addictions and life controlling issues of all kinds. Many would be set free immediately from whatever bondage they were in and then they spent a year in the program being discipled, rooted and hopefully grounded in the Word of God. What was amazing to me was their ability to mimic those who truly got saved by speaking Christianese, praise God, hallelujah, glory, etc. Like Chameleons they changed from drug addicted prostitutes into clean upstanding church folks overnight, true, many were drastically transformed by the power of God but many others only pretended to be born again.
That is what Jesus is saying in the above mentioned scripture, that not everyone who says Lord, Lord will enter His kingdom, and even though they performed signs and wonders, cast out demons or prophesied, they did not have a relationship with Him! So it is today: multitudes performing all kinds of signs, preaching, teaching, laying hands on the sick and looking like followers of Christ but like the disciples who left Jesus, they really didn't have a true intimate relationship with the Lord, but like Judas they could perform miracles in His name by a temporary power of attorney.
How sad it will be on that fateful day of judgment when those who thought they knew Him will hear those fearful words: I never knew you! Multitudes who simply went to church and acted out their so-called conversion, but never truly met the Lord or took the time to get to know Him will perish in an eternal flame of His judgment away from His presence forever! Like the tares and the wheat, the tares will become evident for all to see, and the wheat, the true believers and followers of Christ will be gathered into the kingdom of Heaven in the presence of Him who died for them and shed His blood so that they could inherit eternal life.
"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' " Matthew 7:23
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
Monday, June 16 2014
"Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him." John 6:27
Jesus was telling the multitudes who were following Him that they were seeking Him only for the food that they had received from Him when He multiplied the loaves and fishes and not the spiritual food that would ultimately give them eternal life. The question is this: are you working to live, or living to work? The difference is that working to live provides the basic necessities of life and living to work can consume all of ones time and energy, leaving them spiritually exhausted.
The believer has two mouths to feed, his physical human body and his supernatural spiritual body and they both have to receive nourishment in order to maintain a healthy life. If you only ate a meal once a week your body would begin to run down, lose energy, and ultimately if this continued, would eventually starve to death. So it is with our spiritual bodies, we have to eat eternal food in order to survive; but how do we receive spiritual food? Most do not understand how we as believers eat the bread of life and many are so weak from being deprived that they are slowing dying spiritually. Going to church to hear a sermon might inspire you, but it will not feed your spirit, you have to feed yourself by spending time in the presence of God in prayer and meditation.
I am not talking about transcendental meditation, or some spiritual trance one enters by practicing Yoga or some other form of new age hocus-pocus, I am speaking of seeking the Lord in prayer, studying His word and chewing on the meat of His divine food to obtain the supernatural flavor that sustains spiritual life. Jesus is the very bread of life and in order for one to eat it he must be able to allow it to get into his heart and not his stomach. You've heard the expression, head knowledge verses heart knowledge and so it is that head knowledge only educates, but heart knowledge feeds the spirit of a man allowing him to grow up in stature and strength as he becomes a mature man of God.
"This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent." John 6:29
THE BREAD OF LIFE
"I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst." John 6:35
Early on in my spiritual life, from the time I was born again up until now, thirty five years later I have learned the secret of eating the bread of life. I was taught by a pastor who also spent much time with God and led me to journal my thoughts, revelations and scriptures that God was giving me, not to mention the many answers to prayers over the years. As this practice became a habit I begin to spend several hours a day searching the scriptures, meditating on their spiritual meaning for me, and praying for the Lord to open the eyes of my understanding and as this practice continued I realized that I was not only building a personal relationship with Jesus but I was beginning to grow and mature in my spiritual walk with Him.
The bread of life is not a wafer that one consumes at communion as many do on Sunday, it is true spiritual food given by the Holy Spirit as one feeds on the supernatural presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Millions have been deceived into thinking that Jesus can be brought down from Heaven and killed daily (A Catholic ritual called transubstantiation) to obtain eternal life, or that by eating this little wafer in communion can somehow save your soul is pure deception and a lie from the devil himself. Hell is gorged with the souls of millions who were deceived by religious dead works believing that a ritual once a week would somehow save them from eternal judgment in Hell forever! The very word communion means fellowship and fellowship is what we share with one another as well as with the Lord Jesus Christ who gave His life once to deliver us from the wrath of God. This fellowship in the Spirit gives us spiritual nourishment and allows us to grow up into Him as mature believers in Christ and accomplish His work in the earth.
Birthed from the practice of spending time with God came the ability to write, something that I never had or was capable in the natural realm to do. For the past few decades I have written what God gives me and share it with those who would receive it, some do, and some don't, but it doesn't matter, the only thing that truly matters is that I am obedient to Him who gives me revelation. Most of what God gives me is basic simple revelation, and principles of the kingdom and how to grow and mature in Christ. For many years God allowed me to found and direct several Christian drug rehabs and ministries of restoration and out of this experience he has now led me to write about the many miracles and people that were changed by the power of God. People ask me if I really write these messages and I have to be honest and tell them that I have a Ghost writer, the Holy Ghost!
"I am the living bread which comes down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever and the bread that I shall give is My flesh which I shall give for the life of the world." John 6:51
JESUS IS SPIRITUAL FOOD
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Jesus said that unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood you have no life in you. He did not mean His physical flesh and blood, but His spiritual food that which we receive from the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Word and it must be received into one's heart supernaturally assimilated by the Holy Spirit in order for one to receive the life that nourishes the spirit of man. This communion between God and man is not the ritual that has been initiated by the consuming of the bread and wine, but a new and living way created by God Himself for believers to receive the blood of His Son supernaturally to cleanse sin and give spiritual life.
The statement Jesus made concerning the eating of His flesh and drinking His blood meant to the Jews that this was an act of cutting covenant, the giving up of their life to follow Him and many of them turned away and didn't walk with Him any more. The entire message of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ in regards to salvation involves the giving up of ones life and by faith receiving the supernatural cleansing power of His blood to wash away sin, and restore what was lost, giving spiritual life to the believer. Being born again represents the creation of a spiritual man made in the likeness of his creator endowed with power and authority to carry out His will in the earth as an expression of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
To be one with Christ is to be in covenant with Him through His blood and the supernatural indwelling of the Holy Spirit that gives us the power to become new creations. Religious works, joining a church, taking communion or being baptized cannot save you, only by faith in the Son of God and by the finished works of Calvary on the cross can one truly become a born again believer, washed, filled, sanctified, justified and rectified before a holy God! This mystery is great and only available to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying, but to those who don't see and hear they will continue in their pursuit of God through ritual and religion missing the blessing of salvation and doomed to eternal damnation forever in Hell!
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. "Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. "For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in Him. "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. "This is the bread which came down from Heaven, not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever." John 6:53-58
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
Monday, June 09 2014
LET MY PEOPLE GO!
'For among My people are found wicked men; they lie in wait as one who sets snares; they set a trap; they catch men. As a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become great and grown rich. They have grown fat, they are sleek; yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked; they do not plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless; yet they prosper, and the right of the needy they do not defend. Shall I not punish them for these things?' says the Lord. 'Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?' Jeremiah 5:26-29
Moses addressed Pharaoh one last time before all hell broke loose on the people of Egypt and said, "Let My people go!" and so, as the story goes, the people of God, enslaved for over 400 years were set free to follow their God into the wilderness. One of the greatest miracles of the entire Bible and yet these people who were loosed from their bonds and led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit couldn't get the Egypt out of their hearts and they wandered for 40 years, all dying in a desert of despair.
So it is today, the people of God have hundreds of years of tradition, doctrine and false teaching, not to mention: wolves, predators and false shepherds fleecing the sheep and building mega-kingdoms of fleshly ambition and greed to further wreck the body of Christ and derail the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ! "You are cursed with a curse if you don't tithe to my ministry, they cry!" Taking the scripture in Malachi to new heights of deception and lies as they condemn the people of God for not giving to them as they place a yoke of guilt around their necks. Some of the stories of these false prophets of profit are so ridiculous that it seems out of this world and hard to believe that anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ could be deceived by them.
A well known pastor in Dallas demands up to $120,000.00 to preach at a revival meeting, not to mention a private jet, five star accommodations for he and his family, plus, plus, plus! What an abomination and shame brought about for the whole world to see how far so-called Christianity has fallen into the depths of debauchery and downright sin! No wonder the unbelievers run from the church and these false shepherds and "Bishops of Bling!" Sadly, this is only one of hundreds of world famous self-help gurus, charlatans, snake oil salesmen and false shepherds roaming through the body of Christ destroying lives and filling their pockets with with the offerings of hard working misguided church members in bondage to the lies and deceptions of these predators.
"An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?" Jeremiah 5:30,31
A WARNING TO THOSE IN LEADERSHIP!
The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. "Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and the unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the clean and the unclean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Ezekiel 22:25,26
For those who have been placed or called by God to be in a leadership position or have a gifting to be one of the fivefold ministry I would give warning for you to re-evaluate and re-focus your calling. Leaders cannot lead until they learn to follow the Lord Jesus in all humility and grace, understanding that those in their charge do not belong to them, but to Him who died for them and shed His own blood.
The devil has deceived the church into believing that there is a human shepherd to lead and feed them and to also do the work of the kingdom for them, and all they have to do is write a check! The entire body is to function as God intended it to, being made in the likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ. The underlying deception is for the members of Christ's body to be bound in the chains of religious ritual and rote while Satan elevates a man to rule over them as high priest (Senior Pastor) promoting a false submission to his supreme authority, and so it has been ever since the devil incited Constantine to set up the clergy/laity system in 300 AD.
Believe it or not, there is one on every corner, divided from their divine family, submitted under a man, and deceived into thinking that they have the whole loaf while their deceiver, Lucifer laughs his head off! The danger of sitting under this demonically designed assembly is the fact that you are only receiving from a man who is standing in the Headship of Christ, leaving Jesus outside knocking on the door of the church to be let in. (Ref.- Revelation 3:20) Don't take my word for it, check it out in your Bible and see if what you are attending is in the New Testament scripture or a diabolical plan to destroy your spiritual life.
"Her princes (leaders) in her midst are like wolves (in sheep's clothing) tearing the prey (you) to shed blood, to destroy souls and to get dishonest gain. "Her prophets plastered them with whitewash seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord God,' when the Lord has not spoken." Ezekiel 22:27,28
COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM!
"Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you." "I will be a Father to you and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." II Corinthians 6:17,18
The ultimate goal of Lucifer's conspiracy is to trap the unsuspecting through tradition and false teaching bringing them back under the old priesthood that Jesus did away with on the cross and destroy the body of Christ. By stifling the new creations with religious ritual and setting up a false hierarchical leadership over them, the entire body begins to slowly die from lack of use being prohibited from sharing their God-given gifts and talents!
A diabolical plan so widespread and ingrained into the lives of almost everyone on the planet makes it so hard to break free from because we were born with it in our very souls, being passed down through the ages by our ancestors. Even new born believers in Christ are quickly indoctrinated with false teaching and begin to be destroyed before they ever begin to grow up into Him, being stunted by Lucifer's smoke screen of lies and deception. Only those who manage to escape this prison of religious bondage will make it out alive, free to worship the Lord in Spirit and truth, exercising their spiritual gifts and spreading the message of the Lord Jesus Christ! Throughout the history of Christianity beginning at Pentecost, the Spirit has called the righteous out of darkness into the light of His presence, to worship and serve the Lord Jesus with all of their hearts, but those who love selfish ambition, pride and greed will stay to their own demise being smothered by a demonic cloud of deception.
If this series of messages has opened your eyes to the truth of God's word and you have found yourself in the midst of a church built upon the traditions and doctrines of men, being ruled by their selfish agendas, then my advise to you is to ask God what to do, and where to go, and flee for your spiritual life. Don't let the devil deceive you into staying because of guilt and obligation or lean on your own understanding, your very soul could be at stake. Jesus warned His own disciples to beware of false prophets and shepherds who will come to you in sheep's clothing and He said that you would know them by their fruits. Not because they are nice, eloquent or because they are respected by the world, but because they preach the truth of God's word without compromise and are not concerned with what men think or say about them! My prayer for you is for you to be filled with all knowledge and wisdom in the things of God and for you to have your eyes opened to the mysteries of God's kingdom and fulfill your destiny in Jesus name!
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. II Corinthians 7:1
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
RECOMMENDED READING: The Body of Christ, a Reality by Watchmen Nee, The Early Church by Gene Edwards, Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and Reimagining Church by Frank Viola
Wednesday, June 04 2014
THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:19
Jesus said that He would build His church, not man and He said that the very gates of Hell would not prevail or have victory against it. In spite of hundreds of years of attacks by misguided leadership, false brethren, false prophets, man-made religion, tradition, doctrines of demons, paganism, and yes, even by Lucifer himself, she exists today, scattered throughout the world, hidden for the most part in obscurity. An organic expression of the Lord Jesus Christ growing in faith and spreading His message of truth by a priesthood of disciples who have given all to follow Him.
The most powerful entity in the universe, the body of the risen Savior, although for the most part today totally misunderstood, none the less she is a formidable force to be reckoned with. Armed with the weapons of war, given authority over the powers of darkness, sickness and even death itself, she moves throughout the earth spreading the gospel of salvation and making disciples in the image of the Lord Jesus Christ. For eons she has been tried and tested over and over again but always proven loyal to her Lord when true men of God inhabit her in truth without selfish motives and prideful ambition.
A body of sold out disciples of Christ, washed in His blood, delivered from sin and death and anointed with His Spirit, they are held together, free from the bondage of men and tradition by a bond of love for one another. Knit together by that which each part supplies, they grow up into Christ who is the Head of all rule and authority. Signs, wonders and miracles follow her steps as she traverses the paths of righteousness, fulfilling the wishes of the Lord Jesus Christ being led exclusively by the Holy Spirit's voice. A supernatural expression of the Lord Jesus under His Headship and direction coming from the throne of the Most High God, creating an organic body of humans who have been given the stewardship of the mysteries of the kingdom.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, and through all, and in you all. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Ephesians 4:4-7
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
When one becomes a born again believer in Christ, repents of his sins and acknowledges Jesus as His Lord, the Holy Spirit enters him to reside forever. Immediately the new convert is accepted into the body of Christ and becomes a member of the general assembly (festal gathering) and church of the firstborn who are registered in Heaven. Born from above, filled with the Holy Spirit, joined to the saints of God, the new believer becomes a living sacrifice totally given to the wishes of His Lord!
Having come out of the world, the new believer begins to be nourished by the pure milk of the word as he grows into a spiritual man and becomes strong in the Lord being conformed to His image. A new stone added to a living temple, joined to his new family and knit together by what each one supplies to one another, thus supplying spiritual life to the body, they begin to grow and multiply as the Lord adds to their numbers. No division, denomination or human intervention, the spiritual house is filled with the presence and power of God fulfilling His will and divine purpose in the earth, making disciples and spreading the message of eternal life to a lost and dying world.
A supernatural race of the royal linage of the Lord Jesus Christ emerges from the earth, purchased with the blood of the Lamb of God, empowered with His Holy Spirit, humble in appearance, gifted and filled with wisdom and knowledge, a new priesthood of believers becomes the very house of the living God. Armed with the message of eternal life and the weapons of war, the body of the risen Savior traverses the planet in search of the poor and needy, the lost and dying, and those who are desperate for the mercy and forgiveness of a holy God who loves them. Called out of darkness and chosen to serve as priests of God, this holy nation of believers give up their lives in the service of the King of all kings and Cornerstone of Christianity, the Lord Jesus Christ!
THE BRIDE, THE BODY, THE HOUSE, AND THE FAMILY
From cover to cover in God's word the church is referred to as a family and never as an organization. From the garden to the grave God speaks in a language of love for His bride, His body, His house and His family, even the temple is a house laid with human stones, a spiritual residence for the Most High! A supernatural organism, birthed in the heavenlies, brought to earth and planted, it remains today the very body of the Lord Jesus Christ.
No power, no truth, only lies and man-made religion, poisoning the spirit's of millions of innocent baby sheep, seduced into a den of thieves, self help gurus, and down right false shepherds! This diabolical scheme has literally destroyed the spiritual lives and stunted their spiritual growth by denying them the right to share their God-given gifts to the rest of the body by holding them captive in a kindergarten of death! If this message stirs something deep down in your spirit, or makes you mad, then I suggest you dust your Bible off and read the story, check out what I am saying and open your eyes to the truth that maybe, just maybe, you too have been deceived by the master of subterfuge, (a trick or device used in order to conceal, escape, or evade) Lucifer, the shinning one and residing angel of light!
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:10-12