For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull [them] down; and I will plant them, and not pluck [them] up.
In these last days, the Lord has brought His children together into little flocks. We don't worship in special places, like at Jerusalem, or in the mountains of Samaria. The Lord is with us wherever we gather together.
The way of the world is to build a city, and great, high tower, and to make a name for ourselves so that we can do whatever we think together, and won't be scattered abroad upon the face of the earth. That's why the Lord Jesus has allowed contentions about everything from rock music to head coverings to enter into our assemblies. He has confounded our speech, so that the brethren don't all have a single tongue, like we used to.
The Lord has scattered us abroad upon the face of the entire earth so that we've had to leave off building Our Apostate Church, the Modern Babylon.
If you've ever seen the Lord's House in it's first Glory, like I have, it certainly makes you cry that the sheep are scattered, and nobody gathers them. So many smiling voices, singing praises, you'll never see again.
One brother used to say, "This, here, my Bible, is the last Bible I will ever have. The Lord is coming back." As far as I know, that, there, was the last Bible he ever had :-(
This is The Falling Away, the Great Forsaking. Many betray one another, and hate one another. Doesn't iniquity abound? Doesn't the Love of many wax cold?
Two days ago, some believers went early to worship, and stood in line for hours to get in. It was the middle of the night, and it was already packed and crowded. Friends who knew and cared about each other all came together in the same places at the same time. People came so early. They had such a great time there, it was SO great, I've heard. god had something to show his people that he wanted them to see, and they loved to see it and remember him. People had fellowship, and were talking, laughing. Crying. People had so many good things to say about what they saw there. They couldn't stop talking about it. It was a great worship time.
You're probably thinking, what Church is there like that today? Where is it? How can I join? What was it that god had to show his people there that they were so excited about? A made up illustration of a bunch of people using demonic powers, lusting, lying, and brutally murdering each other. Star Wars. It was worship, but not for my Lord.
When's the last time you came so many hours early to worship My Lord? When's the last time you were bold to talk so much all the time about Him, and what He has to Show us? When's the last time all the friends who care about each other came together in the same place at the same time for Jesus?
"I already go to Church. I belong to the Church. I believe."
Congratulations, don't the demons also believe that Jesus is the Lord, so much that they tremble? You believe that much, just like them?
You don't belong to, or go to no Church. God doesn't give out His Kingdom, and Eternal Fellowship, and Fullness of Joy, to people, just become some other person put their names down on paper with ink. The only Church Ledger with my name written in it is the book of Life. That's the one in which Jesus Christ Himself engraved my name eternally in His own blood.
You can't enter into the presence of God by entering into a "Church" (building) with an organ, stained glass windows, crosses, pews, and a steeple. (BTW, the steeple represents the tower of Babel.) God doesn't dwell in a house made with hands. What building could we make Him? Even the heavens and earth can't contain Him.
What about me? Do we have a Pastor? Reverend? Bishops, deacons, or elders? Leading Brothers? We have a single Human Man who is our Reverend Pastor, our Bishop, Deacon, and Elder, all rolled into One. He's written some documents for Our Church, click here to read them:
It's very good and Biblical to be good examples to each other, serve each other (minister,) and take care of each other. That's what authority, leadership, and ruling are all about. We don't need to give each other any flattering titles. Jesus said "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, [even] Christ; and all ye are brethren." (Mat 23:8.)
My Church is the asamblea anonimo- the nameless gathering. We don't need a denomination or name (Like some say, I am of Paul, or others, I am of Christ.) We're not out there preaching about ourselves or how great we are anyway- "For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake."
If you think you might have finally found Your Home, Click here to find out how to join my Church.
That's right. You can be in Church in any place at any time. There are earthly, human institutions, like 501(c)3 organizations, called Churches, or even called "The Church," but God's True Church is Us- His People.
Take every opportunity to Love and do good to the Household of Faith. Be consumed with the zeal of the Lord's House. Come boldly before the throne of Grace. Exhort one another daily. Continue with one accord, daily. Don't forsake the assembling of yourselves together!Never forsake your Friends.