The government God is essentially Family. A family has order and structure. When we stop being family, we are no longer the church of Jesus Christ.
The fact that we are gathered together does not constitute church. The fact that we are a family with structure and government under the reign of Christ, that is what makes us the church.
What are you thoughts on these statements and on what constitutes Church?
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The Apostles' not only understood that the Church is the spiritual body of the Messiah, the One New Man, but also the heavenly Zion out of which the scepter of Messiah's Kingdom would be extended to all the governments and nations of the earth, establishing righteous judgment, peace and joy.
The Apostles understood that the Church is the New Jerusalem, the City of God established on the Heavenly Mount Zion, and the light of the world, to whom the governments and nations of the whole earth would come and learn Christ, beating their swords into plowshares and learning war no more. They understood that this singular Church is the body of Christ's Kingdom purpose, His threshing instrument and the demonstration in the earth of life under the government of King Jesus! What does the special revelation of these Apostles mean to believers today and to the Church of the 21st century? How do the popular beliefs and modern theologies of Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Charismatic ministers compare with the revelation of these first century apostles? How does the Apostles' understanding impact or correct and adjust the tendencies of modern ministers and churches to postpone Messiah's Kingdom until after the Second Coming and to build their own independent local Churches?Leave a comment
"God has given us the earth as our inheritance" - Matthew 5:5, Psalm 37:11, Psalm 37:22 "The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof" - 1 Corinthians 10:26, Psalm 24:1What are your thoughts on this statement?
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We are certainly in a reformation greater than that of Martin Luther, as we step into this 21st century Church we must be sure to awaken the first century Church's model. When we look at the first century Church it was an apostolic power house.
Out of Acts chapter 11, the first century Church went beyond community into city and country communicating the gospel of the Kingdom. We must now press to know the progressive truth of God; building people apostolically to take cities and be empowered. As leaders, as the first century Church was, we must be able to perceive the time and seasons of God. Leadership must have prophetic perception for the future and an apostolic understanding of how to achieve this. We must move in the power and the time of God; it is all about “HIS AGENDA”. When we look at the characteristic of this people that were called Christians in the first century, that were empowered to take cities and turn nations; they were a people that were Spirit sensitive, Spirit lead and Spirit empowered. Are we that people today?