Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Edifying the Body of Christ

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A Sign of End-Time Prophecy



As a sign of end-time prophecy, there should be a clear distinction between Christians living in the truth and with the so-called Christians living within a secular humanist philosophy deception.

Zechariah was commissioned by God to encourage the people - the Jews in their unfinished responsibility to rebuild the walls and the Temple after they returned to Jerusalem from 70 years of exile to Babylon. He didn’t use strong words of rebuke, rather encouragement, reminding them that this Temple was representing the coming of their Messiah as prophesied to their fathers. They were not merely constructing a building but also building the future according to the prophetic word of God’s promise of the coming Messiah.

Aren’t the Church commissions do the same - edifying the body of Christ, preparing the bride for Jesus return?  
“Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction” (2 Cor 13:10)
The parable of the tares (Matt 13:24-30) illustrates God’s work through angels the gathering of the tares and the gathering of the wheat as an end time scenario before Jesus returns for His Church.

The tares bundled together for the fire – the seven years tribulation, and the bundles of wheat to be stacks and brought into the barn - an event called the rapture. As a sign of end-time prophecy, there should be a clear distinction between Christians living in the truth and the so-called Christians who live within the humanisdeceptions. Although God knows the heart, the Church will definitely be distinct when Jesus returns for His bride.


 A lesson from the past ignored

Have we learned anything from the example of God’s people Israel?  The theme throughout the Book of Judges was, “Failure through compromise” and the theme found in the Book of Joshua was “Victory through faith.”

How many books have been written, how many commentaries were blogged, and how many sermons have been preached about faith? Is the Church any better than historical Israel when it comes for being in obedience to His commandments? The Church has its moment of victory and its moment of failures. From one generation who has forgotten what it took to be in fellowship with God proceeded by a generation crying out to God to intervene. Is this where the Church of this era is right now, confused, divided and in despair? Many American and Canadian Christians are crying out to God for a revival while many Christians are content with a once a week gathering to worship our Lord since they figure that they still have the right to do so. You wouldn’t believe how many stays at home believers are forsaking the assembly of the saints, (Heb 10:25). Some were rejected for the simple reason that they were smokers, and some because they have a criminal record. Really? Are we inviting only sinless candidates? Revival will not come unless we are willing - the desire to obey and to live by faith according to His instructions. If we don’t, we are no better than the children of Jacob, Israel. Inasmuch God warned Israel and Judah to return to Him and to His covenant, so is Jesus through the Apostle John writing is warning His Church in North America to return as a good and faithful steward of His Word, fulfilling His commission or else, it will be given to another nation.   

“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent,” Revelation 2:5

Canadian and American Christian Church is not Israel. We do not replace God’s people just because the Jewish authority rejected Jesus. We live under a new covenant (Mark 14:24). We are bondservant by the same rules of stewardship as of the Israelites. The present Canadian multicultural society with its diversity of cultures and religions reflects the same characteristics that existed during the time of Imperialist Rome and Autocratic Babylon.  Nothing is new under the sun (Eccl 1:9).

In the Book of Judges, soon after the settlement of each Israelite tribe in their assigned territory, Israel quickly drifted away from God covenant. In those days there were no kings in Israel, and every man did that which was right in his eyes, (Judges 17:6). Doesn’t that reflect also the North America Christians Churches? Having good intention, each congregation identifying themselves with their own personalized statement of belief - every church denomination doing what is right in its own eyes and so are each individual Christians? Canada and America were once a strong Judeo-Christian influence; it is no more. The Church has lost its salt flavour, and the light on the lampstand has extinguished and the lampstand will soon be relocated. If the Church doesn’t repent by being obedient to Christ Our Lord’s instructions, God will go elsewhere to do His work. It will leave the community desolate of His present and His word.  It did happen with Israel, and it also happens with the city of Ephesus (Rev 2:5). Our modern churches are not exempt.

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,"That I will send a famine on the land,Not a famine of bread,Nor a thirst for water,But of hearing the words of the Lord," Amos 8:11

The Canadian churches failed the test

In (Judges 3:4), God allowed five lords of the Philistine to be used as a thorn in the side of the children of Israel, (chap. 2:3).  The Canaanites, the Sidonians, the Hivites, Perizzites, and the Jebusites, (verse 5). Why? Verse 4 explained; to test Israel. From what? From their gods who would be used as a snare (Judges 2:2). The snare was used to find out whether they would obey the commandments of God (Judges 3:4), in particular, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3-5). The consequences of being entangled into the snare,  Israel moral and spiritual disobedience would lead to their deportation.



What about Canadian Christians? Have we not been entrapped into the federal multicultural policies - an autocratic snare, and anti-Christian snare, dictating what ought to be taught to our children, overruling the parent cultural and religious practice and belief, for the purpose to unite all cultures, all religious faith unto one philosophy, one ideology, one religion under the ruse of Bahai faith indoctrination and Darwinism evolutionary rhetoric.  We live in a so-called ‘Extreme Bias Multiculturalism and in an Extreme Bias Multi-Gender’ nation. 


We Christians dropped our guard and allow the Canadian federal and provincial leaders to dictate what we are to accept culturally. Both levels of government became autocratic to the core, under the umbrella of political correctness accusing Christian of intolerance bigot and racist when Christian voice their concern. 

“True and pure diversity in a multicultural society is to allow each parent to teach their children their religious beliefs, their values according to their culture and tradition, and to teach their sexual moral standard and behaviour without prejudice and without interference from any level of government. Isn't that what the Charter of Rights and Freedom is all about?”

We are incapable to untangle ourselves from the snare unless we Christians, the just, the righteous one - first repent and live by his/her personal faith, trusting in the Word. Institutions, the government will fail you. But God will never, never fail you.

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned,” Hebrews 6:4-8

What are we to do?  It will be explained in my next blog titled, “But First - “What You Need to Know About The Purpose of Your Sanctification”




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