IN CONSIDERING, JOHN 3:8, we are told to become like the wind of the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus but most find themselves directed to the comfort zones of boxes of vain traditions in religious divisions called denominations all proclaiming that they are the CHURCH of Christ Jesus. Yet in few to none of them do we find an active Acts 5:16 ministry as started by the Holy Spirit or the experience of Mark 16.26 that our LORD Jesus told us to expect.. So today in replacement of the wind of the Holy Spirit, which can not be boxed, we find so many “Sacred Cows” or as Jesus called them “Vain (Prideful) traditions which have made the “Word of God” ineffective. (Mark 7:13, Matt.15:6) So seems the Holy Spirit has me presently working on these issues. And how do we return to being the Real Church of Christ Jesus in Love, Holiness & Power?
Sunday Morning Church: (Sacred Cow) We come together to sing, pray, listen and pay and it is called “Church” And we even call it the New Testament Sabbath? As for the Sabbath, the Sabbath was made for man to learn to walk in the Holy SPIRIT of God. As per Heb.4:1-14 and Rom.14:4-6. the Jews never came to know the meaning of the Sabbath and never kept it. As Jesus is the LORD of the Sabbath I should only seek to follow His example and do what the Holy Spirit wants me to do 24/7 including the Sabbath. So if the Holy Spirit wants me to take a day off to rest, I should do it and not wait for the Sabbath. Though Jesus kept the Sabbath according to Moses so as to not violate the “LAW” He also came to us free from the LAW of Sin & Death. Jesus was always in trouble with the Jews for not keeping their Sabbath traditions. One of the main factors that caused HIM to be murdered. Of course HE came to set us all free from the “LAW” of sin and death as the letter of the law kills, it is the Spirit that gives life,
John 3:8. Jesus came to help us become Wind Walkers like HIM. You can not put a wind in a box. We are taught of Jesus that GOD’S TRUTH would set us free. But there is little to no freedom in a box. The example of a New Testament Church in 1 Cor.14:26-33 Can not be done in a box? Look it up, Paul taught us how to be CHURCH. Most of our experiences today are so full of vain traditions that they make the Word of God, ineffective, 2 Tim.3:5, Romans 15:5-6
The Early Church met on what was their 1st day of the week which was Saturday evening at sunset as it was the only free night of their 6 day work week of 12 hr. work days. So the Early Church members would go to the Temple on Sat. morning to evangelize about Jesus and encourage folks to come and experience a House Church gathering as they found those seeking more of God’s light. There is about 11 such gatherings mentioned in our New Testament and it was mostly the Church of Jesus at someone’s home. I have not found any place that Jesus commanded HIS Church to specifically keep the Sabbath. Also the same for tithing or building buildings, paying ministers or even a church membership. Church membership only causes division and boxes the saints into a division of which Jesus prayed against in John 17:20-26. Jesus told us that divisions could cancel the Power of God so we need to return to only seeking and confirming HIS Truth. His Power can only certify HIS Loving Holiness in only HIS Truth. When we try to get HIS Power to certify our vain traditions for our own glory in place of HIS it come to nothing but words. Insanity has a definition of doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. We do this every Sunday morning all over the world and are told by the Elders that being powerless is OK in a whole lot of ways and with many excuses.
If you are really interested in this subject let me direct you to a book the LORD had me write over 20 years ago, “Keys To The Kingdom” A free read: www.OhanaChurch.Life and to the homepage go to the links at the bottom and click onto, “Keys To The Kingdom” hope you enjoy.Basically I am still on track with the Book now at 90 but would like to do some minor changing and editing.
So God’s Truth Is:
There is but ONE CHURCH of Christ Jesus as LORD on planet earth and all divisions are a product of “Vain (Prideful) Traditions and minor kingdom building for the glory of man. Read John 17 over again, find me one place in this beautiful prayer that allows for a division over anything. The Early Church Elders taught, “In essentials, UNITY; In all else LOVE… If we are mature in LOVE we will have a respect for God’s Truth and can discuss a point of difference until both sides find the Loving Unity in God’s Truth regardless of where the Scriptures take us. WE need to be about God’s Loving Truth in Unity if we want to enjoy HIS Power. John 17:20-26
“I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message, 21 that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me. 22 I have given to them the glory (power) and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given to Me [as Your gift to Me], may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 “O just and righteous Father, although the world has not known You and has never acknowledged You [and the revelation of Your mercy], yet I have always known You; and these [believers] know [without any doubt] that You sent Me; 26 and I have made Your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them [overwhelming their heart], and I [may be] in them.”
So in my little book, “Keys To The Kingdom” I hope you come to understand what the True Church of Christ Jesus is supposed to look and be like and get the vision for it and if you can not find a gathering in which to enjoy the wind of the Holy Spirit, start one. There are so many Vain (Prideful) traditions (Sacred Cows) that need to be slaughtered. God will only confirm HIS TRUTH with HIS POWER, No power, there are vain traditions: 2 Tim.3:5. As for me, after all of these years of playing church I want to find and enjoy the real one. Without HIS Power how can the world really know that HE came or sent us? John 17:20-26, Mark 16.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
And all who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are Eternal Members.