Word for Today:The church is not the building.
Ministry of the Word : True Spirituality
Improving Our Spiritual Understanding
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:18-19)
The church is not the building, though the building is very important. When the Lord who is the head of the church, first used the word church, it was with reference to the person of Peter, the rock. The true church of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the assembly of true believers , the righteousness assembly of Mount Zion.
Every true born again Christian is part and parcel of the church at every point in time. This understanding is important to ensure that a Christian is not a Christian only on Sundays. Many a times, you hear people say: ‘I am going to the church’, in reference to attending church fellowship or service.
As a part of the church, in reality you cannot go to yourself. The church as a whole is the body of Christ
“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular” (1Corinthians 12:27).
As a part of the church, you are given enormous power to bind and loose. Power to allow what you want and disallow what you don’t want. Make use of your mouth.
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). It also requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: “Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
Father, thank you for making me a part of your church and for giving me so much power. Accept our thanks in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
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