The true followers of Jesus are bound to each other through a bond that is deeper than any earthly friendship. It is even deeper than the bond between husband and wife. Husband and wife become one flesh, but they seldom are of the same spirit. The true church, the born again disciples of Jesus are of the same Spirit, the Holy Spirit. It is only when both spouses follow Jesus, that they are of the same Spirit.
Many people claim to have the Holy Spirit but they don’t because they are not united with Jesus through the Holy Spirit, neither do they have fellowship with other members of His Body, they do not share the same Bond. That Deeper Bond only occurs between those who seek to please Jesus and who are filled with His Spirit. It is a Divine Kinship that is manifested because they are of the Family of God, they are Children of God. Jesus said to His disciples:”By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35.
The Children of God meet because they love each other, not because they belong to the same organization or institution which calls itself a church. They belong to Jesus, they do not belong to a church institutions. Their passion is to build the kingdom of God, not a church institution. They take people to Jesus, not to church. They take care of their heavenly family, not of a church institution. Their conversation is about their relationship with Jesus and they build each other up, encouraging each other in their walk with the Lord.
The Children of God do not have earthly leaders. They are led by the Holy Spirit. They are driven by a desire to follow Jesus and do what is pleasing to Him. They each have their own relationship with Jesus and they are in harmony with each other because they seek and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They do not seek to assert themselves. They stand up for truth and submit to the Holy Spirit. Their authority and confirmation is from the Lord, through the Holy Spirit, not through church institutions and men.
When the Children of God meet, there is manifestation of the Holy Spirit, through healing, revelation, tongues, interpretation, prophesy, word of wisdom, word of knowledge, the same as described by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14. They meet to pray, share and have fellowship in the Spirit, with each other. There is no agenda, there no time limits. We read about such a meeting in Acts 20:7 “ 7On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight. 8There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered together. 9And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead. 10But Paul went down and fell upon him, and after embracing him, he said, “Do not be troubled, for his life is in him.” 11When he had gone back up and had broken the bread and eaten, he talked with them a long while until daybreak, and then left. 12They took away the boy alive, and were greatly comforted.” That was a very long fellowship, right through the night.
The Children of God live for the kingdom of God, not for the things of the world. They work, do business, plow and plant and earn money to buy what they need. They use the things of the world to care for their needs and to build the kingdom of God. They do not live for the pleasures of the world, TV, movies, entertainment, holidays and worldly riches, they live for Jesus, for His approval. They have a different way of living. They teach their children to do right, to fear God, to pray, to work hard and to glorify Jesus in everything. They teach their children the words of Jesus, and to obey Him, His words as recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Those are the words of eternal life. His words are the Kingdom Way, the way all Children of God must live. The children of God ARE the church. Jesus lives in them and they serve Jesus in their home. They break bread and have communion with other followers of Jesus, in their home. They care for their own homes and also share with other followers of Jesus, what they have received from the Lord, both material things and spiritual blessings.
The born again Children of God are a Divine Family, not an organization or an institution. They also have earthly family but they have a Deeper Bond with the Household of God, their born again fellow followers of Jesus.
Sadly there are not many true, born again followers of Jesus. There are mostly religious hypocrites and deceived church goers, who profess to be Christians. The FALSE CHURH, the INSTITUTIONAL CHURCHES, the WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, have deceived most believers to follow after them and become part of their flock. They have stolen the sheep of the Lord, to listen to them and not to Jesus. They are not His Sheep. If they were His sheep they would listen to Him and follow Him, not the FALSE PROPHETS in the CHURCH INSTITUTIONS.
Jesus said:”My sheep LISTEN to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand.”John 10:27,28.
Are you one of Jesus’ sheep? Do you belong to Him or to a church institution? Do you listen to Him and follow Him or do you listen to the false prophets and follow them? Do you have the Holy Spirit and fellowship with the true followers of Jesus or are you friends with the world and the worldly church goers? Are you the CHURCH, the BODY OF CHRIST, in which He dwells, or do you go to a FALSE CHURCH for a SERVICE, a PROGRAM, for “Christian Entertainment” a few hours a week? Do you build the kingdom of God starting in your house, or do you support the kingdom of the FALSE CHURCH?
Are you REALLY one of Jesus’ sheep, following Him or are you heading to hell, believing you are saved, while you are fast asleep in the pews of the FALSE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH?
May Jesus bless you.