People who are not Christians love to say that they don’t have to go to church to serve or worship God. Which is a true statement. Why is it true? Because,God is Omnipotent,Omnipresent,and Omniscient,you can’t hide from Him,and you can’t deny His existence. However, the churches function is much more than a place to worship and serve God, the church is a place for edification, teaching, exhortation, prophesying, encouragement and spiritual uplifting of the saints and much more. How will you know what God is doing in the lives of the saints, or christians today, if you are not in church to hear their testimony? Or witness the miracles that is still taking place. Unfortunately the church has gotten a bad reputation,because of false prophets who misrepresent God,and His people. But,you can tell who is real and who is fake by the fruit of the Spirit that they display. Galatians 5:22 &23 gives us the description of the church,which is the believer,they should be loving,kind,peaceful,joyful,gentle,good,just to name a few. Therefore,if these attributes,are not visible or evident,please don’t give them the title of a christian,they are simple a church goer,who doesn’t have a relationship with God.
The building of the church is just a structure to cover us from the elements; like rain, snow and the sun. It’s time for all of us to wake up and realize that the church has no walls, restrictions or limitations because we, the people, are the church. The building can not worship God nor can the pews but the people can. The building can not and will not give you a testimony of Gods grace and mercies because it does not speak.
Matthew 18:20 tells us that, “Where two or three are gathered together in the name of Jesus, He will be there,” this shows us that if we are united we will stand and if we are divided or alone we will fail and fall. When we are alone the devil will use us as a puppet on a string but when we are unified the power of God is stronger so with this knowledge he, the devil, has to keep his distance. Hebrews 10:25 tells us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together but instead we should be exhorting one another because the walls will not tell or show you anything when you stay home.
“How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, a tongue, a revelation, an interpretation, let all things be done for edification (1 Corinthians 14:26) this is what going to church does for you, read and remember. It strengthens us to fight, helps us not to get weary and keeps our eyes on the prize (eternal life). In Philippians 4:12 this verse tells us to “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ”. Yes all kinds of people do go to church but when you have a relationship with God He will expose the rose and the thorns with horns.
In Jeremiah 18:2, God tells Jeremiah to arise and go down to the potters house and there He (God) would cause him to hear His words. Today God is saying to go to a church where it’s all about Him and He will have a word for you and an example of someone He (God) delivered from something. The church is where you can be transformed and made over by accepting God’s gift of His only begotten son Jesus Christ. Most churches have lost their appeal because they are more secular and try to be too much like the world. Instead of preaching about Jesus and him being crucified they teach on prosperity while souls, all around them, are going to hell.
Our Heavenly Father will rejoice if the enthusiasm we put into accumulating and worshipping the things of the world we could put into worshiping, praising and glorifying Him. If we can find the time to attend secular functions why is it so easy for us to find excuses to go to church and give our Creator our best? Then when hard times come around you have the nerve to wonder why your prayers are not being answered? Why trouble follows you around? Why you are not happy? Sorry to break it down for you but you can not serve two masters, it’s either God or the devil (Matthew 6:24), Heaven or hell. The choice is yours and it is quite simple.
Who will you serve today? The devil wants you to perish with him but God wants to make you over into a new person, a transformed individual. If you are interested then it is time for you to go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions.
To God be the praise, glory, honor and thanks for using me to get out His message to His people.