THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT
I received an e-mail from one of our fellowship members. She spoke of how she misses the fellowship and Bible Studies we shared I think we had the BEST home fellowship I have ever heard of. Lots of fun, food, laughter, and great times in the Word of God. It’s great to teach people who will not allow the teacher to get by with anything that cannot be supported in scripture. Get ready for the coming of the HOME CHURCH, for in great tribulation it will be the only church that survives. No more unbiblical encumbrances by unauthorized “churches/buildings”, but rather, the informal and intimate fellowship of believers. It CAN BE DONE—–IT MUST BE DONE—–IT WILL BE DONE, for without such, the Great Tribulation will devour anything which persists in it’s obsession for compromise. You are wasting your TIME—-ENERGY——and much needed MONEY by investing in that which GOD WILL DESTROY!
The saints and their needs are gravely ignored for the sake of “BUILDING FUNDS” and other completely unauthorized practices. Such heretical practices as TITHING and PROJECT VOWS and the celebration of PAGAN HOLY DAYS” have replaced the New Testament practice of helping the poor, anointing the sick with oil, spreading the GOOD NEWS to the poor. Instead, we have come to see “faith” as way to impress others with our grand holdings in real estate and costly venues for an apostate church that will surely succumb to the pressures of the Beast in order to maintain their twisted notion of the “Christian faith”.
2 Thess 2:10-13
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
This “church today” would seem as STRANGE FIRE indeed, to those brethren of the first century. The DECAY and ODOR of Apostasy would choke the observer to spiritual and physical repulsion. Weeping and sack-cloth would be the attire of a FIRST CENTURY Christian at the sight of this ROT. The condition of today’s “church” [worldwide] is appalling. Doctrines UNFAMILIAR abound. Notions of an “imminent rapture”—–a “church” without persecution”, and the heretical notion that “WEALTH IS GODLY”. The New Testament tells us that this is the CONDITION of the “church” at the “end of the age”. It was known and prophesied.
1 Tim 6:5-12
Perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
I ask this with a discouraged heart; “Is there ANY ONE to lead us forward? Is there a Pastor who loves RIGHTEOUSNESS more than REPUTATION AND POPULARITY? Is there a man who would BLOT OUT his own name to lift up the name of JESUS? Somebody help me. I am so discouraged. Is there such a man? Is there such a BODY OF BELIEVERS?” The Bible promises a NARROW path to that persecuted CHURCH of the future. Dare not to think that NUMBERS mean ANYTHING to GOD, for the scripture says:
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Harsh words from a frustrated teacher——Brother Danny