Church denominations testify to the division caused by Satan. Knowledge of God leads to unity because there is only one God. God is not divided but churches each have their own little empire. None of those lead to anybody closer to God or a relationship with Jesus Christ but rather to enmity and strife.
God does not live in church, the devil lives there. God does not live in temples built with hands. God is Spirit and He lives in the hearts of those who follow Jesus, who have received the Holy Spirit. They are constantly guided by the Holy Spirit. Those who do not have the Holy Spirit do not belong to Jesus because His sheep know His voice and they follow Him.
Churches are managed by people who mostly have no knowledge of God. They preach that they are all sinners, which they are. No sinners will go into heaven. Churches seek the acceptance of people, society, the world, creature comforts. Everything and everybody is acceptable as long as they support the church. They run on money – no money no church! The church needs good management and no interference from God or godly people, those are branded as heretics.
The true body of Christ, the real church, is guided by the Holy Spirit. They do not sin because the Spirit of God is in them. They seek acceptance of God, holiness and purity. They love all men. Sinners are not comfortable among them because they feel condemned. The body of Christ has no boundaries or territories. There is no exclusivity, all are welcome in the kingdom of God.
The church glorifies man, the church leadership, the buildings, the creature comforts beauty of man. The church glorifies knowledge and doctrine, riches and the pleasures and treasures of the world. Satan rules the “church.”
The true church glorifies Jesus Christ, the cross of Calvary, the suffering, the blood of Christ that takes away the sin of the world. All that matters is a relationship with Jesus, being holy and acceptable to Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Get out of “church” and into a relationship with Jesus Christ. He will say to many in that day: Go away from Me, I never knew you.”
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.” Matthew 11:28,29
Bless you, dear brother……. I can only think of one thing to add to all that, amen amen amen Matthew 13:9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. For wherefore your heart is , also your treasure will be…….
Jan, I am so glad you are putting this truth out, as it is so important. Truth like this is hard to find anywhere! God bless you.