Are you STEWARDS or Sheep being led to slaughter???
Are you STEWARDS or Sheep being led to slaughter???
When you become a Christian your eyes are opened (Acts 26:17,18)... your spirit is quickened (Eph. 2:1,5)... you are led by the Spirit and your fruits become evident. (Gal. 5:16-18,22,23). There is a gathering going on and it is your job to see to it that this task becomes complete, so that the Lord can continue fulfilling His Word as spoken of in the Old Testament. If you can not accomplish one small task than how is it you can handle being given more.
Adam in the garden could eat freely of any tree except one. (Gen. 2:16,17). Likewise we are also given one command. To love one another (Gal. 5:1314) is not a specific command but rather your breath of life... It should be very much a part of you and never separated from you... If you are indeed led by the Spirit of God. But a specific command was given and that was to minister the Word of God's grace and His glory (1 Cor. 4:1,2). To spread the message of what God has done for us, Who redeemed the world by what was accomplished at the cross at Calvary (2 Cor. 5:17-19). We are not at rest but workers in the field (1 Cor. 3:6-9). We are not enjoying the sign gifts, the peace and tranquility of a heavenly kingdom... for the KING is not here.
A lot of Churches today are play acting out the wrong kingdom. Instead of the Christians being workers in the field... they are sitting in their churches playing Kingdom Jews, pretending the King has come in His Glory (which is not yet, Heb. 2:8) and is walking among them. Others are sitting about waiting for the rapture going about their worldly ways. Others are pointing to different parts of the Bible and say Christ said... when Christ was specifically speaking to Israel. (Matt. 10:5,6; 15:24).
With God there are seasons... There is a season for the Law, a season without Law, a season to gather, a season to reap and a season for judgement etc etc. You can not golf in 50 feet of snow nor can you surf the waves on frozen waters. You are to be a worker in the field, working to spread the good news. Not the good news that the Kingdom has come for Israel, that is a future work. Today we are to gather the "body of Christ". (Eph. 4:11-15). You are given rewards for your obedience. (1 Cor. 3:12-15). God stopped the prophetic clock for a specific reason. Because of the disobedience of Israel (Rom. 9:30-33) again, denying Christ and denying the Kingdom (Acts 28:25-28) was then at hand which was prophesied (Ex. 19:5,6; 2 Sam. 7:13; Isa. 9:6,7;Dan. 2:44), God continues with His divine plan by revealing "mysteries" and "secrets" to those who were predestined (Rom. 8:29,30) he chose in Christ before the foundations of the world (Eph. 1:4). At the time these deeper things were revealed to Paul (Eph. 3:1-3), there were a people being born that were to be gathered into God's divine plan as members of the "body of Christ". These people "us" those who are of the "body of Christ" are called out (Rom. 8:28) for a specific purpose. What does Scripture say? Be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58). Yes! We are workers in the field.
It is unfortunate but early on as it is written men of darkness began to corrupt God's divine plan. (2 Thess. 2:7). They distorted the Word, added to, subtracted from to the point that today the "body of Christ" is very much scattered and disoriented. They are being led as sheep to a slaughter rather than being shepherds in the field. They are being falsely gathered and kept in bondage. They remain very much a part of the world in worldly things. (Gal. 2:4)
God is not in a box, most professing Christians today are in a box. What does Scripture say? As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. (1 Cor. 15:48). Look at these words closely. Those of you who are earthly are doing what? sitting in your churches playing the Kingdom Church with your water baptisms and priestly rituals... AND sign gifts prophesied for Israel. Are we of the earth? NO! This is where the problem lies. What does Scripture say? And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6). Notice it says (past tense) raised us up. Seems to me many are waiting to leave this planet rather than doing the Lord's work prescribed to us. Many of you are looking to be raised when you have already been raised. Many of you are looking to escape God's Grace for what??? There will come a season when God's Grace will not be open to all but Judgement (Isa. 66:16)... Prior to that you can hope for a heavenly calling (Col. 1:5,27)... but until then there is work to be done. (Eph. 4:11-15).
Are we suppose to be on the earth faking tongues and giving false hope to healings... surely you see millions in the world with aids that would welcome a sign gift healing!! What does Scripture say? Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us (again past tense as already taken place) with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 1:3). Scripture says we are blessed with ALL spiritual blessings, what is it you seek? Will you find it in the world? NO. We are already seated with Christ in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). So why are many Christians groping around in darkness rather seated in the heavenlies filled with Light? Surely an enemy is at work. (2 Cor. 11:13-15; *2 Thess. 7-12). The enemy has found a way to move among the Christians making them lazy and disobedient rather than being workers in the field. What does Scripture say? Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God (1 Cor. 4:1). Are you (Christians reading this), doing that??? Are you boldly pressing forward being STEWARDS of the mysteries of God??? Ah, and what else? And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, Who created all things by Jesus Christ (Eph. 3:9). How many of you are STEWARDS and are doing this? How many of the churches you attend are teaching this so that you may go out and be STEWARDS? It is an interesting "body of Christ" we have these days... I say where are all the workers in the field? Are they already gone? Where are the GREAT STEWARDS of this AGE??? Many "mystery" teachings are in the "mystery" books of God. Many of you know them... but many of you bypass them and are in the Four Gospel Books instead, parading as a Kingdom Jew, a Kingdom Church and forgetting that you are alien to these things. (*Phil. 3:20). You are a foreigner to these things but NOT a foreigner to the "MYSTERIES"!!! Those of you who are "babes" in Christ, the "Mystery" Books are Ephesians, Colossians, and Philippians.
What powers are we to make known today??? Sign Gifts? NO (1 Cor. 13:8-10). What does Scripture say: That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death. If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. (Phil. 3:10,11). There is your POWER, to be raised... Given the spirit of rapture, the spirit of resurrection through HIS Spirit. We are to follow after that which is Perfect (Phil. 3:12) which is what? The Word, the Living Word, Christ Jesus. We are told to: press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Phil. 3:14). But until then we have work to do.