Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church
The Holy Ghost came
on the scene at Pentecost, bringing the power of the Spirit on the
Word of God that was sown in the disciples' hearts. Signs, wonders,
and miracles soon followed, as the gifts of the Spirit went into
full operation. The Church was born in a firestorm of power as God
raised His Son to preeminence, glory, and majesty. This is the manifestation
of Christ, and the actual demonstration of the power of God.
Signs, wonders, and miracles soon followed, as the gifts of the
Spirit went into full operation. The Church was born in a firestorm
of power as God raised His Son to preeminence, glory, and majesty.
This allowed Gods Son to be clearly seen in a dark and sin-sick
world; a world sick of religion, sick of the Pharisees and Sadducees,
sick of Roman gods and other idols, and sick of all the dead works
of man. In this moment, God breaks in upon humanity with explosive
power to demonstrate the honor, majesty and dignity of His Son;
to show man once and for all that Jesus Christ is not only the Son
of man, but also the resurrected Son of God.
How could the Church
be born and brought into manifestation with such visible power and
centuries later we see a dead, dried up hull of a Church? There
is currently very little power, if any. Instead, it has been replaced
with entertainment, social programs, religious discussions and debates.
Denominationalized and institutionalized, the Church stands today
It is no longer a living
organism expressing the life of God, but an organization reflecting
the spiritual death of man. Mans carnal, temporal, limited,
concrete thinking has replaced the eternal, abstract, all-knowing,
omnipotent mind of God. Limited by his own senses what he
thinks, sees, tastes, hears, smells, and touches man has
shackled the Church with his own mind. The Adamic fallen nature
is being glorified. The creature is in the limelight at the expense
of the Creator.
Mans mind is always
trying to find a way not to do the will of God by amusing himself
in religion. But the book of Acts plainly shows Gods life
as it openly manifests itself. The New Testament Church is
the product of an organic life so powerful and complete that everything
is consumed by it. Your will, mind, emotions, time, days and nights
will be spent growing this organic life as you seek it fully and
bring it into manifestation by nurturing and caring for it. The
organic life is the structure of the true Church, the real Body
When contrasted with present day religion, the Bible paints a stark
reality. You can see a distinct difference between what is God and
what calls itself God today. There is literally no way that current
denominations can be of God. These are merely cultsreligious
organizationsmimicking the life of God. They are man-made
entities founded on all kinds of make believe structures to replace
a Holy God with mans definition of God. Yet, this definition
does not challenge mans comfort zone; but keeps him earth,
time, and space-centered which blocks Gods access to His creation.
Thats why the Bible says, The fool has said in his heart
there is no God.
Meanwhile, man continues with an almost rabid desire to eradicate
any evidence of God from the world; constituting no prayer, no convictions,
and no right or wrong. Everything is now a gray area. We speak in
terms of diversity, all-inclusiveness, and tolerance. We talk about
being able to identify with every group; whether they are homosexual,
lesbian or pedophile. Every perverse and bizarre behavior imaginable
is now set forth as being normal. This is what happens when man
walks away from what the Bible has plainly shown as Gods desire
and replaces it with his own.