The following scriptures are interesting. They shall all be taught of God. Yet in most buildings called ‘Churches,’ saints are taught the traditions of man as if they were the doctrine of God.
Saints, going to a building is not going ‘to church!” You cannot go to church! You ARE the Church, if you are genuinely born of the spirit!
You may assembly anywhere, in your home, in a rented place, in a park, anywhere, “Where two or more are gathered in My name,” said Jesus, “There am i in the midst of them,” (Matthew 18:20).
Please hear me. I am not saying, that God has not set teachers or apostles or prophets or pastors or evangelists in His Body. When the scripture says they shall all be taught of the Lord, or that you have an anointing, and have no need that any man teach you, it is saying this, that the anointing, the Person of the Holy Spirit, is your teacher and you are putting your trust your reliance in Him to lead you and guide you into all truth.
For the scripture says this, “Cursed be him that trusteth in the Arm of the flesh”….“as many as are led by the Spirit they are the sons of God,” Jeremiah 17:5 and Romans 8:14.
The problem with the organized Church System is this there is so much false doctrine out there, and it is designed to serve the ego of the leader in most places. Of course, there are exceptions and there are good shepherds out there. But the truth is, most are self-serving and Hirelings and they only see you, the believer, as a tithing or giving unit and much of their teaching is designed to make you dependent upon them, and trap you, snare you, take you hostage, and make you a slave to build their kingdom and vision.
Saints, the five-fold ministries job is to equip you to do the work of the Ministry. To teach you how to hear the voice of God, and find your gifting and calling and fulfill it.
If you are going somewhere to gather with believers in a place called ‘church’ and all you do is watch a professional performer on the stage, perform in man’s program, and the only interaction you have with the believers, is you see the back of the head of the one in front of you, or you are commanded to greet one another, or give one another a hug, and never have the opportunity to first be taught how to flow with the gifts of the Spirit, and then minister them, one to another, you are in a man made cult.
What ever happened to being the church, and you may all prophesy one too another or let the Prophets speak two or three and let the others judge?
Saints, these are the end- times. Take heed that no man deceive you! Be like the Bereans, search the scriptures and examine the Word to see if those things from any teaching or even this one be so.
Saints, real God sent leaders are servant leaders. They are laying down their lives to build you up in Christ, not Lord it over you. They lead you first by example, and then by their teaching, and they are denying themselves, taking up their cross, and following Jesus, and teaching you to do like wise.
I want to encourage you. Have a Word life, and learn to hear the voice of God for your selves and then you will be able to recognize the difference between a true sent one and a wolf in sheep’s clothing,
“It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me,” John 6:45
“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him,” 1 John 2:27.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God,” Romans 8:14.
~ Kevin Nugent