What I am seeing are finely defined lines, in the ‘Body of Christ’ at times, with no other way to go!
It’s possible this can get into too sharp a definition. We need to pray and stay open to The LORD’s leading.
e.g. If God leads us, as He has me many times to have Home Church, let’s do it!
Father told me to simply call my home services, “House of Prayer.”
By the way, is that not what all Churches congregating should be? Some go to other’s houses for Christian fellowship.
“And said unto them, “It is written, My house shall be called The House of Prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”” Matthew 21:13 emphasis added.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25.
Also, if The LORD has called you ‘out’ of all Church buildings, just do it and be obedient!
I do believe God is showing up a ‘corrupt religious system’ to many and has pulled them out of organized denominations.
Still, I have learnt not to be ‘bound’ by man. Just consider, God ‘may’ move us back for a Season to be of use in His Kingdom, (in an established Church building.)
We must all keep in mind, we are the Church of the living God! We need to be the Church 24/7, wherever we go! We are to be the light of the world!
Just remember, if we can’t break out of the mold, then we could miss what The LORD is trying to do! We are then putting God into a box.
The LORD sent me to a particular Church years ago to speak a warning from a chapter in Ezekiel. The people there had a ‘python spirit’.
I have testified of this in comments before on HKP. What happened was, that the people didn’t hear the message!
I felt like one older man there really heard the message. Later I heard that precious man went to be with The LORD. The LORD spoke as I went out of the Church doors to wipe the very dust off my feet and not go back.
That Church soon shut all the way down. They refused to heed God’s Warning!
During that time, The LORD was speaking to me, ‘Ichabod’ was being written above many Church doors.
We just need to hear The Holy Spirit very clearly every step of the way! Then we must simply obey. If we do, we will not go wrong. Let’s be used where God wants to plant us.
The part that disturbs me with Christians is wanting to be of different factions, also.
“For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?” 1 Corinthians 3:4.
Let’s decide in these last days, to go with Jesus all the way! We need to try to all get along as much as possible.
Let’s stay free and with our ‘listening ears’ on. Where He leads I want to follow. Still some you can’t walk with, and surely I understand that. That is another message, although.
This message is about being simply obedient.
If it doesn’t hit home to you, then it’s probably not for you. I just felt to post this today for someone.
“And Samuel said, Hath The LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of The LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22.
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” Luke 6:46.
God bless you all.
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~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain in the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace, author, and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.