The Church and why it should be in the HOME!
There were pastors, teachers and elders, but not one man who you gave a salary to. The Israelites natural temple was destroyed. You have now become the temple of the Most High.
Be on guard of Pastorís who will teach you but their whole entire purpose and intent is to use you to help THEM build THEIR church or empire. The Church as spoke of in the New Testament is all about helping the people, feeding the poor. Fellowship with the Lord Jesus being the very center of attention.
Most pastorís today will use you to feed themselves just like the prophet Ezekiel said:
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe [be] to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: [but] ye feed not the flock.
The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up [that which was] broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
So sheep of Israel, watch for the pastors who want you to pay tithe, and offerings. Why should you pay to hear the Word of God which Jesus gave freely? Do not let these so-called ministers get fat off your backs. Use the money to feed the flock of God among you.
I CORINTHIANS 14:26
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
Let me give you some examples of what the Bible says the New Testament Church should be operating like.
Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
I CORINTHIANS 16:19
The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
I TIMOTHY 3:15
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
So the real model New Testament Church is really in the home. In the Book of the Acts of the Apostles we see on the day of Pentecost (Feast of Weeks) they were in the upper room praying:
And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of James.
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
The upper room would be considered like the second floor or upstairs in our time. If you really want true fellowship were the Holy Spirit feels welcome and you are free to pray, fast sing, dance, shout, clap your hands. This is where your heart needs to be directed. Not paying some man to tell you the so-called truth, the way they believe.
May the Most High grant you understanding is my prayer
The King is Coming!
Updated: Aug 4th, 2010 - 16:50:13