Contemplating the current situation and state of the church, it doesn’t differ much than from the world! I was laying down at the end of a beautiful day with Pam celebrating our anniversary here in our beautiful hotel room in Galveston and heard this: COLLISION COURSE!
I know it doesn’t take much discernment to recognize this because of all that is happening in the world system. We know a “collision course” means that “two or more things are heading together to collide!” It’s very easy to see that with what’s happening in the natural and it certainly seems all negative.
But as I sit here writing, waiting on the Lord, the two worlds that are colliding in our (spirit) world are 1) kingdom of God or Christ, and the kingdom of this world; and 2) The true church (ecclesia) that Jesus is building, and the “institutional” church that man is building. We’ve all really known this, but now, it seems, there is no more middle ground! The line is drawn in the sand, and “LET THE (true) WORSHIPERS ARISE!!! The hour is come, and now is, that the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him. (John 4:23)
We know, according to Jesus the head and builder of the church, you cannot serve two masters. You have to cling to the one, and leave the other. Upon the rock of revelation and the foundation of Jesus Christ, the gates of hell (hades) will not prevail against the church! (Matt. 16:18) The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love…( Col. 1:13, amp)
The true church that Jesus is building is not made up man-made things, such as wood, stubble and hay, but is literally made of and consists of the eternal things, like gold, silver, and precious stones. (I. Co. 3:12) The best of man-made intentions, buildings, programs, and inspiration will never compare to the inspired (God-breathed) word of God! (2 Tim. 3:16)
Hebrews 12:18,22,23a, 25,27-29- For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest…But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,…
See that ye refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven: And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Wherefore, we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved (shaken), let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE!