Jiffy Lube Christianity has you come in to get 'serviced' once a week for a fee (tithe). In that 'service' there's some singing, then some guy (pastor) gets up and talks (sermon).
Everything in todays jiffy lube, business model christianity has been stripped of heart and soul, has been sanitized and pressurized to ensure its comlpetely lifeless.
Compare what goes on in jiffy lube christianity to what happens in the real church:
1Cor 14: 26 What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one (NO PASTOR) has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret; 28 but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.(prophets? seen one of those recently?) 30 But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; 32 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; 33 for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 34 The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. 35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church. 36 Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only? 37 If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment. 38 But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized. 39 Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. 40 But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
What do you see in the above description? What do you NOT see? NO MENTION of a pastor anywhere....coincidence? I think not. The clergy/laity... pastor/layperson system IS the nicolaitan system that Jesus hates (Rev 2-3). I see ALOT of prophesy in the true church, and in all my travels through the system of churchianity I NEVER ONCE met a true prophet of God. What does that say about churchianity? It says that something is very very very wrong with it. I can tell you for a fact that whatever a pastor is, ITS NOT what we see on every street corner in churchianity today. In fact, pastors should be RARE in churchianity, or at the most, a VERY SMALL part of the true church. Do you think theres a reason the word POIMEN/pastor is only mentioned ONE TIME in the entire New Testament? ONE TIME, think there's a reason for that? The bible does'nt even say what a pastor does. Jiffy Lube christianity has hijacked all the things a plurality of elders do, and put in all in the 'pastor' basket.
There's something very very wrong with jiffy lube christianity. In the real church, EVERYONE brings something for the edification of the others, not just a 'pastor.' Jiffy Lube is a brand and a business, churchianity today has 'brands' and is a business. It always comes back to money and power. Men have never changed in all the years of human history. The error of Balaam and nicolaitanism go hand in hand. Greed for gain, power over the people. Money and power. You wonder why so called christianity is so screwed up? Its screwed up from the ground up. Everything about it, from 'worship services' to 'pastors' to 'tithing' is all a sham.
If you have intimate time with your spouse, would you call that 'servicing' your spouse? No, you would'nt, however a prostitute does 'service' her clients, making more sense now? We are the bride, Jesus is the bridegroom, when we worship him, we are entering into intamacy with Him, to call that a 'service' makes me want to vomit. Tithing was specifically for the levitical priesthood in the service of the temple. Seen any levitical priests running around lately? If not, whats up with all the 'tithing?' Elders (plural) oversee (not lead) the true church. The leader of the church is the head of the church, the head of the church is Jesus Christ, the son of God, not your 'pastor.'
Yea, theres something seriously wrong. The most noticable absence is the lack of PROPHESY. True prophets, not the wolf in sheep clothing liars parading around in churchianity. Pat Robertsom makes predictions/prophesies EVERY YEAR, and every year HE's WRONG. That's typical of todays babylonian christianity. Prophesy edifies the church, makes it strong. The lack of true prophesy in todays church is one of many reasons why in Rev 3, Jesus says that the philadelphia church is WEAK. There are FEW believers, scattered across the earth, making the church WEAK.
Every church building I've ever walked into uses the clergy/laity nicolaitan system. The doctrine and teaching of the nicolaitans (that Jesus HATES) prevents ALL believers from sharing something to edify the others, there's no time for that since the 'pastor' already scheduled the entire 'service' before you ever walk in. Forget about the Spirit moving spontaneously in your midst, the 'pastor' already has 'worship' and 'sermon' locked in. Yea, there's something SERIOUSLY wrong with churchianity.
The escape is coming soon. The only church promised to escape the hour of temptation that will fall on the ENTIRE WORLD is the philadelphia church. Jesus says of that church Rev 3:8"I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name."
because you have a LITTLE power. Weak. No 'revival' going on right before the rapture, just a FEW believers who have KEPT HIS WORD, who will be spared...Rev 3:10 Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
Time is short. This world is IN THE PROCESS of flipping upside down. The financial system is right now, as I write this..imploding. I think we are in the last of the last days, just before the tribulation starts. What if WW3 will start sometime over the next 6-8 months? WW3 will likely produce the anti-christ and the arrival of anti-christ signals the removal of the restrainer, and the removal of the restrainer signals us in heaven. The only way for the bible to be 100% error free is for some people to ESCAPE ALL that's about to happen, not part of it, ALL OF IT. All of what? All of the tribulation. The tribulation is the time of Jacob's trouble, not the time of the churches trouble.
The book of Revelation shows us John in a vision, he sees Jesus in Rev 1. Rev 2-3 Jesus is speaking to the churches, nothing is mentioned about Israel, nothing. Rev 4, COME UP HERE, Rev 5 redeemed men in heaven, Rev 6 SEALS OPENED/WRATH OF GOD, Rev 7 JEWS/tribes of ISRAEL sealed on the forehead. Tribe by tribe the are mentioned. Why, WHY would the church NOT BE MENTIONED HERE IF THE SERVANTS OF GOD ARE BEING SEALED?
Seriously, Rev 2-3 is completely focused on the church, lots of mention of the church then POOF, wrath and we're talking about the 12 tribes of Israel being sealed. If Jesus and the Holy Spirit were so focused on the churches in Rev 2-3, why does'nt that carry into the rest of Revelation? BECAUSE WE ARE'NT THERE, we are in heaven.
The escape, aka the rapture (luke 21:36) is coming soon. Holiness means SEPARATION, be separate from this world and the men of this world whose only advice to you is to get more involved with the world. Take advice from the Holy Spirit of God, forget mens advice. At this late hour, deception is king. Everything about this world is lies and deceit. All your rulers are greedy for gain and personal power. It's all about self.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. 11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! 13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. 14 Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, 15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
What are we looking for? Help from Obama? No. Revival here on earth? No. This is what we're looking for:
But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
We're looking for SOMETHING NEW, like a NEW EARTH. We are not of this world, our kingdom is not of this world. The so called leaders of todays so called christianity just don't get it. What else are we looking for? looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, looking for and hastening the day of God, a bad day for most of the earth, but the day we've been waiting on since time began. If all your hope is not in HIM, you WILL be dissapointed.
I encourage you today to step up your walk with the Son of God. He is everything, we are nothing. The only thing that makes us worthwhile in any way is being IN HIM. In Christ we possess all things. Do not be deceived...these days are days of deception,
ALL HELL IS ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE. Be ready, be watching
grace and peace