If I say the word "church" what's the first image that pops into your mind? A building? A "pastor?" Everyone sitting down facing the same way getting "serviced?" What's the image? I bet you dollars to doughnuts its everything BUT what the church actually is: the living breathing organism that is the literal body of Jesus. The fact that you could sit there and cycle through your mind all these images and have a hard time coming up with the image of the true church shows you how conditioned your minds have become by institutional churchianity. Your mind has become formatted to make a lie seem like the truth.
This brings me to another place in the bible that tells us what the activity within the true church looks like compared to the lie. Behold:
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Did you read that^^^^? Does it say the "clergy" teaching and admonishing us? Does it say your "pastor" teaching and admonishing us? NO, it says teaching and admonishing EACH OTHER!!!!!!! Guess that means all the conquer-laity (nicolaitan) clergy should be out looking for jobs then huh? If we are teaching and admonishing each other what do we need laity conquerers (pastors) for? What the heck is a "worship ministry?" WE SING spiritual songs with grace in our hearts to the Lord. Oops, there goes another laity conquering "ministry" out the window.
What's the deal with bringing people into buildings and making everyone stare at the BACK of everyone else's head and the only face we get to see is the laity conquerers (pastor)? We all face the back of someone else's head so the only face we get to stare at is the hired hand? What is that? How exactly can I teach or admonish you when only one person gets to speak (pastor)? And these pastor's wonder why PRIDE is such a problem for them? People still wonder why idolatry runs rampant throughout so called christianity?
You know what teaching and admonishing each other does? It keeps us all on an equal (humble) footing. It teaches us practically that we are all brothers not us the sheep and them the shearers (clergy). There is no clergy laity system in the true body PERIOD. We are all brothers, the only Guru in the entire body is the Master himself..JESUS.
Gosh, without laity conquering clergy who will lead us? What do you think the Holy Spirit does? What does the head of the church (Jesus) do? The HEAD makes the decisions for the body and the only head the true body of Christ has is Jesus. Anything with more than one head on it is a monster and thats what todays babylonian form of christianity is, a monster.
Elders perform the oversight for the body of Christ, but they do it as an older, been around for awhile, seen those battles brother who is honored for having been around the block and fighting many battles, not for being a one way talking ponificating "guru" all eyes on "ME- pastor" that every "church" I've ever stepped foot in has.
The term poimen that men have butchered into "pastor" is mentioned rarely/sparsely in the bible yet they cover the landscape of churchianity like an army of locusts, WHY? You'd think by what we see around us today that "pastors" would have been mentioned ALOT MORE in the bible yet Paul never appointed one, spoke with one, commanded that anyone go out and "hire" one etc etc. Paul told us specifically what we should see in the church and pastors were NOT mentioned:
1 Cor 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Do you see "pastor" mentioned anywhere in that list? I don't.
4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them. 5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
See "pastor" mentioned anywhere ^^^? I don't
Eph 4:11 and He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as proclaimers of good news, and some as shepherds and teachers,
See "pastor" mentioned anywhere ^^^^? I don't (^^^literlal translation folks, not the butchered man honoring translations)
Today we see an army of nicolaitan "pastors" everywhere yet try as I might reading through the entire new testament I can't find a SINGLE INSTANCE of the apostles EVER meeting one/speaking with one/NOTHING. Don't you find that odd? Should'nt "pastor" have been mentioned at least once in all of Paul's travels to the churches? Yea, mention of them would be appropriate IF they were the indispensible spiritual guru's you've been sold your entire life. But since Jesus HATES the deeds of the nicolaitans (rev 2:6, 2:15), you never read about the true church having any nicolaitan/clergy/"pastors."
Men have been sold an idolatrous lie and because they love the lie more than the truth they've bitten down on it hook line and sinker. In fact its mankinds love of lies that will bring about the great delusion thats coming to this world in the (near?) future.
2 Thess 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
They receive NOT the love of the truth. What calls itself the church has no power, no salt, no light and yet men cling to it like a liferaft. "Churches" and "pastors" on every corner yet thickening darkness is flooding this world. How do they reconcile the fact that darkness CANNOT exist in a room full of light, they claim to be light and yet this world is getting darker by the day? If they were light and salt this world would not be darkening and rotting but it is because they are not. People see the darkness falling upon mankind yet they never look to their beloved laity conquerers as part of the problem.
You may wonder why the "pastor" gets roasted here. Stop wondering, Jesus did not say that the nicolaitans were a minor irritation he said he HATES the deeds/teaching/practices of these people. HATE is a strong word would'nt you say? Is it any wonder that someone who claims to be filled with the same Spirit that Jesus has would HATE the same things Jesus hates? If that does'nt make sense then please stop reading and go back to sleep.
The church is being called back to what it is supposed to be. The church is being called back to fundamentals. We teach and admonish one another, thats a fundamental that will put the nicolaitans on their heels. You are being taught and admonished right now, mission accomplished. Read the bible for yourself, seek the Lord's face, asking him for more faith, asking him to fill you up to overflowing with the Spirit. Ask him for the ability to think the way HE THINKS so you can undo the brainwashing done by your lifelong institutionalization.
Keep Jesus centered in you mind heart and spirit. Maintain your first love with him. He is first above all else. Done for today-grace and peace