Friday, July 03, 2009

In The Church

The bible tells us very specifically what we should see in the church and guess what is not mentioned? Pastors. Read it for yourself:

1 Corinthians 12:27Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. 29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tonguesd? Do all interpret? 31But eagerly desiree the greater gifts.

Did the Holy Spirit make a mistake? Did he forget to mention "pastors" or does the Holy Spirit know exactly what he is talking about and what is written was exactly what he wanted to say but MEN have disregarded the Word of God in favor of the words and traditions of men? Don't you think that with "pastors" running around in EVERY church in the world today and a complete SILENCE in the bible regarding "pastors" something is very very VERY WRONG?

We are told specifically what we should see in the church and pastors are NOT mentioned yet we see them everywhere in churchianity today. Have you ever been into one of today's "churches" and not seen a "pastor?" Every single one I've even been to had one yet they are NOT mentioned at all here by Paul or the Holy Spirit when we are told what to expect to see in the true church. Add to this the fact that none of the apostles in all their travels ever met a "pastor" anywhere! Not once....they never appointed a "pastor" never met one, never ate with one, never anything with one, but we see them everywhere today. Why? Because something is very WRONG with todays babylonian form of "christianity" thats why.

People seem willing enough to tolerate these "pastors" even though they have no biblical ground whatsoever to stand on. In the bible I see elders, apostles, prophets, teachers, workers of miracles but no "pastors." To take this a step further, when's the last time you saw a true prophet or worker of miracles in your "church?" Have you ever seen one? Does that tell you something about your "church?" Paul said we should see: apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. Question is, is that what you see? No? Why not? Because something is very wrong with what passes for "christianity" today.

Should we not use the word of God to instruct us on what the church looks like? The bible is the foundation that the true church stands on, not the doctrines and traditions of men. How can your "pastor" justify his position using the Word of God alone? He can't because everything he does has been passed down to him by men not God. The absolute best your "pastor" can hope to do is point out the word "pastor" once in Ephesians 6 out of the KJV version of the bible and not at all in a literal translation of the bible. Even giving them that luxury of using the KJV to show the one mention of the word "pastor" they are then stuck because there is absolutely nothing else for them to stand on.

We have a good idea of what apostles prophets and teachers do because we are told about them in the bible more than once. We have no idea what a "pastor" does because they are not mentioned in a literal translation of the bible at all and only once in the KJV. The fact that todays "pastors" walk talk and look exactly like CEO's from the business world tells you alot about them. Not mentioned in the bible but all over the place in the world, these men have a rich heritage in the traditions of men, in organized religion following in the footsteps of the roman and babylonian/pagan priesthood but they are absolutely BANKRUPT when it comes to support from the Word of God which by the way is the only thing that matters.

I have asked the Lord repeatedly to show me by his Spirit where the justification for what they are doing comes from in his word. Its just not there. If you are zealous for the word of God, how can you tolerate the "pastors" you submit yourselves to? Who are these people and where in the bible do they derive the authority for what they are doing? It's simply not there.

Why are there no workers of miracles and true prophets in your churches? Because the traditions of men that you and your "church" have chosen have NULLIFIED the word of God for you and thus emptied your "church" of any power it might have had:

Mark 7:13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that."

Do you understand how HUGE that statement is? The word of God is our power! If you have nullified it through your traditions then I hope you now understand why you see NO POWER in your life or in your "churches". Hopefully this too will make more sense to you:

2 Timothy 3:1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

What does the bible instruct me to do regarding these people who have a form of godliness but deny its power? It tells me to HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. Do you understand what it means to have nothing to do with someone?

As darkness and despair descend on this world, people need POWER not empty man made doctrines and institutions:

1 Corinthians 4:20
... For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in POWER.

The writing here has the purpose of waking people up. Would I be doing you a favor if I tickled your ears like so many do today then let you go back to an empty and powerless life? Is that what brothers do? The world seems to think so. You can think whatever you want about the writing here I don't care, what I do care about is that you see through the lies and deceit handed down through generations and grab hold of the truth by faith so you can once again see POWER manifest in your life.

Do you or do you not want to see mountains moved in your life? If it pleases you to be "serviced" week in and week out without ever seeing a single miracle, without ever hearing a single accurate prophesy, without ever sensing the overwhelming POWER that is ours "in Christ," well, then that's your decision. People have been mentally and spiritually enslaved to the point where they think they are free but are slaves to what has mastered them-the satanic and man made systems of this world. I don't know about you but I was sick to the point of nausea with so called christianity years ago and I have seen mountains moved, miracles with my own eyes since I left the so called "church." I hope you understand that not everything calling itself "christianity" and "Jesus" are christianity and the Son of God. The devil himself masquerades as an angel of light.

The Holy Spirit always points back to Jesus who is the Word of God in the flesh. I point you to Jesus and the word of God. If you have been rotting in some building somewhere that calls itself a "church" and the most life you've seen there has been the "interpretive dancers" and the once a month "potluck" then I would advise you to try something new. Try getting to know God Almighty for yourself. When you get to the point where you feel you know him intimately and you see POWER flow in your life then decide with Jesus (through prayer) whether or not to return to the dead organizations you once knew as "churches."

Jesus and his true church are alive and well on earth today. I am the least of the brothers within that church. Where the Spirit of God moves you will see POWER, miracles, mountains moved etc. You do not see that most likely for many of the reasons discussed in this post. Take my word for nothing but take the word of God seriously. Compare what your "religion" is and does to the words in the bible and if they do not match consider yourself wrong and make the appropriate change. Romans 3:4 .....Let God be true, and every man a liar. Or just keep letting your hired hand spiritual employees lead you down the broad path (matt 7:13+). The choice is yours.

grace and peace