RESURRECTION SUNDAY,  1st day of the week

Tom and Kuulei O’Dowd,  Long time friends of mine from Bogart,  Georgia sent this along for tomorrow and I felt to send it along.  Hope you really enjoy your “House Church” interactive 1 Cor. 14:23 family/friends fellowship tomorrow.  BLESSINGS TOM FOR YOUR WITNESS O:-)

Actually the Church of Christ Jsus is never empty and Biblically the Church is really 2 or 3+ souls enjoying fellowship with each other in the Holy Spirit at any time and in any place.   I have even enjoyed having church in the middle of Home Depot at times with a spontaneous small gathering in the Spirit with other true believers.  One really heavy duty young man who works at Home Depot wants to have church when ever he sees me in Home Depot.   So enjoy your day at home and have church with your family. In the New Testament you will find you are in good company with the mention of about 11 house churches.    Make it a time to really research what the Early House Church was like as a forum and not as a theater.  Make this a time of remembering HIS resurrection victory over death, hell and the grave for us.   And that as totally human in all points as we are except for the Adamic sin nature HE was able to have total victory for Himself and for us in HIS Resurrection.  That HE made the way for us.  HE opened the doors wide for us to be able to join HIM>  Use my book, if you like:   goto:   “Keys To The Kingdom.”  Early Church

I have recently been spending time considering Christ Jesus as the Son of Man.  It has been a great study.  Jesus as the second Adam was absolutely limited to the resources that we have available to us today including God’s Grace.  In HIS Resurrection it was absolutely demonstrated that God, The Father, totally accepted the efforts of Christ Jesus to set us free.  Isa. 53.     In Adam we were born spiritually dead,  not our fault.  And we were also born with the nature of Adam of pride and rebellion to be the servants of sin and die as Adam..   But then the man, Christ Jesus came with full authority and commitment to reverse the curse and restore us to the potential of being like HIM.  So God our Creator is now holding up a big sign,  “Whosoever will, may come and drink of the waters of life freely.”  Rev.22  So our Creator God can now set before us life and death and has given us a life time in which to choose.  Tomorrow, is another 1st day of the week but set aside to consider what we have , by way of the Victory and Resurrection of Christ Jesus.   His death and resurrection was certified by all 12 of his disciples.    Eleven of HIS disciples died as Martyrs to blood certify the truth of this fact.  As to John, we don’t know historically how he died.   But in secular history the story goes that they tried to boil him but he would not boil so in fear they exiled him to the island of Patmos.  It was there that John transcribed The Book of The Revelation of Christ Jesus.   There is no better witness that one who will die for what he believes.  John was also a part of that witness.  So we have more than enough witnesses to know that Jesus Christ was victorious in HIS Resurrection and HIS mission on earth.

So now we should dig deep this time of the year in remembering HIS great love for us.   So how are we doing.  Are we really walking in HIS Commandments or just faking it.   Do we even know and keep HIS commandments at all, as LORD?   Or are we just doing our duty to observe this time of the year and grade our own report cards with grade averaging on the sliding scale?   Not one word in the New Testament about the CHURCH being a building????   it is US !!!!!  And we are the only Jesus that the world will ever see at this time in history.   Eph. 4:11-16.

11 And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; 13 until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity]. 14 So that we are no longer children [spiritually immature], tossed back and forth [like ships on a stormy sea] and carried about by every wind of [shifting] doctrine, by the cunning and trickery of [unscrupulous] men, by the deceitful scheming of people ready to do anything [for personal profit]. 15 But speaking the truth in love [in all things—both our speech and our lives expressing His truth], let us grow up in all things into Him [following His example] who is the Head—Christ. 16 From Him the whole body [the church, in all its various parts], joined and knitted firmly together by what every joint supplies, when each part is working properly, causes the body to grow and mature, building itself up [a] in [unselfish] love.   1 Cor. 13,  use to sing it when ever we came together….

Have a wonderful “House Church” day tomorrow  May it be the first of many,   Ken<><

There is but one universal Church of Christ Jesus.
And all who truly LOVE & OBEY HIM are members.

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