Separate out the cause and movement of Christianity from the hoarding denominations.
We understand that the concept of the real bread versus the manna from the sky and the real Church versus the less-than zealous is a high hurdle in the minds of many. The Laodiceans were of that less-than zealous mold.
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; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 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: 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. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. (Revelation 3:14-19).
If they were to become unanimously afire for the cause and moved to action rather than remain self-satisfied with the unjust condition of the world, they would have received their chastening. They would have been ridded of excess. They would have become refined and purified, just as gold is purified of dross in a hot furnace.
If you are in a church and that church is unanimous in joining itself to the effort to bring forth the real fruit worthy of repentance and with patience, it is good. Do it. The spirit will give your spiritual siblings the new wineskin. If you are in a church that does not wish to join because the truth is not palatable to them, then the spirit will move you to leave them, alone if necessary.
It is just as with leaving your genetic family as Jesus said his disciples are called to do when that genetic family is not also of the spiritual family.
If your church is not of the real spirit, if it is of the dark spirit shown by its lack of desire to bring forth in complete unselfishness, then you must separate yourself from that spirit and join yourself to the spirit that will bring forth.
Remember, you cannot drag others to the real spirit. You cannot use coercion. Of course, speak out in truth to see who will hear your voice. It is the same with your close genetic family. Speak to them about universal repentance of your whole family, spiritual and genetic. Shake the dust from your feet if need be. They make of themselves as unbelievers and tax collectors, heathens and publicans, if they reject the truth of the real liberalism. It will be up to them to turn. You will have done what is required. They are always free to be as the son who when his father asked him to go work in his father's vineyard "answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went." It is not too late for them until it is too late.
They are not your problem. They choose to remain spiritually dead in the face of truth. Rejecting the truth is their problem. Your door will remain open to them until God shuts it in God's time. It is out of your hands.
Remember the parable of the ten virgins and the oil for the lamps before the wedding. Individual souls must obtain the light before it is too late. You cannot let your light go out to have them with you or for you to be with them. You cannot allow righteousness to be lessened in that way, because in that case neither they nor you will enter the kingdom of heaven. Keeping the light burning is not selfish, because the more souls who enter the kingdom the better. If yours is one, that is good. If you allow others to attempt to ride in on your back, you will be attempting to allow their hellishness into heaven, in which case heaven will not exist for them or you. You will be astray and you will be a lesser example for others. Let those without the light gain the light rather than putting yours out so you may have them with you. Real compassion does not lie in compromising the truth. Real compassion lies in encouraging others to rise in time. "Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding." (Proverbs 23:23).
Before we go further, we categorically state that we are not condemning or judging any group calling itself a Christian church. We know full well that there are people within groups calling themselves Christian churches who are truly desirous of being always on the right path and who have worked, and will work even more so yet, to be there and stay there. We want that with great enthusiasm. We want those things which detract to be completely diminished in hearts so as to vanish into nothingness on all the planes of existence where God sends messengers to preach and live the full spirit of the Gospel message: Righteousness. Do not take what we say as suggesting that no one has been putting forth any effort at all. We are though calling for that greater saltiness that Jesus wants of all of us. We don't want a house divided. We want all who will choose it to be conflated by the Holy Spirit of truth.
Each person who saves (leads another to God) is of that spirit. Each person of that one spirit is a child of Yah.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9).
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (Luke 20:36).
Be a peacemaker, but don't let your light be dimmed by associating yourself with the dark hearted. It does not mean do not communicate with them. We are charged (commissioned by God through Jesus) to communicate the word to sinners. It means rather, do not let the thorn bushes spring up around you to choke out the light from within you. It means be fertile soil where the seeds of the thorn bushes cannot take root.
Be a child of God. When one sees the child, one sees more than Yah's reflection. The real Church is a manifestation of Yah. Each person says, I will and then does. Each person then says I am a part of the family also. It is not to be confused by the limiting notions with which we have been misled to assume on account of human traditional thinking about the definition of family.
Consider the following:
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. (Luke 3:8).
Reflect upon the full implication of the few words "fruits worthy of repentance." Your fruits make you worthy to be called, to be, children of God. How important is mundane blood or genetic lineage in this? The word of God came to John the Baptist who said that God can turn stones into the children of Abraham. God can turn anything into anything. Genetic lineage does not make one worthy nor does it preclude. That is important. It does not preclude. You are not precluded from being a full, actual child of God. The spirit overrides everything you've been misled into believing that has limited you.
Remember, "Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection." (Luke 20:36). We are as much God as any child of God can be if we will but believe the entirety of the revelation. We will be equal to the angels.
We must do the deeds worthy of repentance. Don't listen to those who tell you not to do the deeds. Those are misguided voices. Trust what Jesus has said. It is in black and white: Unmistakable. Only those who will not break free of their selfishness are those who deny what Jesus has said in clear and plain language. We are the children of God, the children of the resurrection, because we will bring forth the fruit. Read it. It is right there. There is no other interpretation. All other interpretations have left the work undone all these centuries. Let us begin together now.
Let no person stand in the way. Let no one in your house hold you back. Woe to those who stand in the way of the work of the LORD. Do not stay with those who seek to block the way. They are not your spiritual family regardless of their flesh and blood or regardless of how long you have been going to church where they have been going also. You owe them the word and to be generous, peaceful, and pure as an example. After that, they make of themselves what they choose to treasure.
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. (Matthew 16:23).
Now Jesus chastised Peter, but Peter changed. Therefore, God still drew Peter to Jesus. Had Peter ignored the words of Jesus and refused to follow (turn and be changed), Jesus would have left Peter behind. That's the way of it. No one gets to follow Jesus into heaven without turning and being changed. That's a good thing. It is fair, just, and right.
What other person has put it all together? If we were all Christlike, can anyone doubt that this would be heaven? There would be no offenses. There would be no temptations. There would be no evil. There would be no disease. There would be no death. There would be no pain or suffering or lust. There would be purity only in everything.
Of course it is idealistic. What's wrong with that? Jesus showed it in practice, in action. He showed that it is not against human nature. He was fully human. The practical consequence of doing the first and great commandment and the second like it is heaven on earth. What's wrong with that? How can anyone be against it except for on account of his or her confusion and selfishness?
You shall know them (the self-styled churches) by their results. You shall know their means and their ends by their results. They are what they cause. Where is the real Church? Where are the results that are consistent with Jesus's teachings and deeds? Where is the feeding of spirit and body of all the lambs and sheep of the fold? It is not, because the real Church has been in hiding. Its light has been barely glowing. It must be kindled. The real Church is built upon the tangible results worthy of repentance. Where are they? Why have they not been made manifest? Why have hearts been too weak to bring forth? It is, because humans have been savoring the fruits of selfishness. As Jesus is quoted above, "Thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." Do not belong to, or remain in, the congregation that savors the things of the dark prince of this world. Join and build up the congregation that savors the giving and sharing spirit of the Kingdom of God.
Jesus said he was building a church. The word "church" in the New Testament of the King James Version of The Bible is, of course, a translation of the Greek. It is transliterated into English from the Greek as "ekklesia" meaning essentially "assembly." The connotations of the noun "church" include: Multitude, company, assembly, gathering (togetherness), congregation (organization), convocation, community, and the like. The English transliteration of the word church from the Hebrew is "qahal" ("lhq"), [if you don't see it in Hebrew, install the font:] which connotes all the above depending upon the context in which it is used. Church also connotes the sense of the Greek "kurikon," meaning "the Lord's house."
Where ever two or more are gathered in the understanding of the meaning of the name of Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, there is the real Church. It is conflation. It can be indoors or out. It retards no one from receiving the spirit and going on to be a great doer. Once the Holy Spirit has descended upon one, that person receives truth directly. Any organizational aspects are purely facilitating. The real Church gives instant credit where credit is due. Praise God. The real Church is all good shepherds and good stewards.
Do not blame real Christianity for what false churches and organizations, including governments, do in its name. It is not Christianity's fault that false churches, organizations, and governments have deviated from the true message. The real Church has never done anything unrighteous. It cannot. Only where hypocrisy enters in can unrighteousness appear. It is where evil has filled the vacuum left by a lack of real love. The acts of those astray cannot be laid at the gates of the kingdom of God. The misdeeds of those who have called themselves the church down through the ages are acts of those who did not follow God's rules. Jesus is not responsible for errors. People fail when they harden. They listen to their own imaginations. They formulate their own precepts and traditions leading to sorrow and darkness. Blameworthiness goes to those who lead others into temptation. The real Church and Jesus never did that.
Those organizations calling themselves Christian churches that are not doing the commandments are at best confused about Christian governance. At worst, they are working deliberately and knowingly for the opposite cause of Christianity. Those organizations often become greedy, violent, punitive, and countenance other depravities. Jesus, however, simply shook the dust from his feet. He did that, because talking to those who are not looking for the truth can be as talking to the wall. One can lead people to the water of eternal life but cannot force them to drink. Jesus was not allowed to force anyone to believe. Self-styled churches seeking to impose their will upon others have no part in Jesus. Consider all the congregations in the US led by those seeking to impose their will through worldly coercive, violent governmental power. How far from the kingdom are they? Are you with them? If so, you cannot be with Jesus. You are with the prince of this world, for he runs that government and is the real leader of the false church.
False churches often become deeply involved in worldly politics trying to either remake the world from within the worldly, corrupt, divided system or trying simply to rule over it. The worldliness sucks them in. They buy it and own it and are owned by it. Rather than doing the commandments on all occasions and allowing example to work upon the condition of the hearts of this world, they do ungodly precepts.
The scriptures warn against such groups professing to be churches under God. They have oppressed the people; suppressed, hidden, and distorted the word; and persecuted and killed (martyred) saints. They have been mastered by worldly powers and have taken the worldly princes for their own right up to the present. This makes the job of the real Church harder. It gives the real Church and God bad reputations amongst the people. Even the little children see the hypocrisy. Then they emulate the adults paying lip service.
It damages the ability of real Christianity to reach people. People point to all the atrocious behavior done in the name of the church down through the ages and equate all of that with Jesus and God and real Christians. They think that the fruit of those who committed atrocities in the name of God are the fruits of the teachings and doings of Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth. It will take great zeal amongst the real believers to overcome this. Jesus taught and did just the opposite of all those atrocities and abominations. It is up to real Christians to set things straight, to unlink the false associations.
Do not be fooled. Historically, the false churches of worldly empire have, within their mixed signals they have always sent out, claimed to be interested in the anointing of worldly kings who have beneficent instincts. None though brought forth enough fruit that their kingdoms were not severely diminished or destroyed and power given over to some other nation. Can you see the pattern that Jesus explained? All greedy and powerful nations collapse. It is God's way. The greedy and powerful nations today will collapse. Their power will be given over to a new nation that will bring forth. The Real Church will be that nation. Do you see that?
Eventually, the king of the whole world will indeed be spiritually anointed. That will be when the priesthood and monarchy of all believers (universal, royal priesthood) forever, both temporal and eternal, extends to every human being on the planet under the one living Father who is God. Each person will be sovereign and priest within the sovereignty and holiness of God within each. That will be after the great turmoil caused by the falling of the divided house that is the current human condition.
Until then, the princes of this world will be exactly that, princes of this false world that lies in systemic bondage to mammon that further facilitates and exacerbates bondage under all manner of wrong thinking. Those princes have no compunction about being members of secret societies the rituals of which are antichrist. They blend all manner of religions and paganisms together in a state of dark confusion. Only bad comes of it. Some outsiders see it as harmless fun. They do not take it seriously. The damage is done. They literally worship the evil one who attempted to turn Jesus in the wilderness but failed. They bow to evil to gain the world at the expense of their souls. It is satanic. It mocks God. They must wake up and repent before it is too late.
Eventually though, every person will be sovereign and priest, because Jesus shares all with his Father who is in heaven.
And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. (John 17:10).
All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John 16:15).
John the Baptist knew and said, "The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand." (John 3:35).
Jesus and the Holy Spirit are one with our Father. He wants his followers to also be one with them, thereby sharing all as he, Jesus, does. "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us." (John 17:21). This is the basis for holding all things in common and for the priesthood and monarchy of all (on the order of Melchizedek — a universal, royal priesthood) forever. These godly precepts frighten apostate ostensible Christian churches and governments.
What will happen when so many in the world come to realize the light that is of Jesus and God that is being shown that each may hear directly from, and speak directly to, the Holy Spirit of truth?
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. (John 15:15).
Jesus shared all he heard. He made it known. There are no intercessors necessary once Jesus is accepted as the way. He said so. The Holy Spirit is right there for us, in us. There is egalitarianism in the spirit (sharing freely all with all). First and last are made one in God. Reconcile this. God is where relatives and absolutes converge and make eminent sense.
What will happen when so many in the world come to realize the light? The entire worldly traditional system of religious hierarchy that has suppressed this truth at the expense of the needy will collapse. The current powers and principalities will collapse. They will be replaced by a new nation bringing forth the fruit: A spiritual nation of all human kind.
This obvious implication is why the pharisaic religious leaders of the time manipulated the Gentile super power (Rome) into murdering Jesus and had the greater part in the sin for it. Of course, even though they killed his flesh, it was only temporary. That is all evil can do, be temporary and not eternal. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." (Mark 13:31).
This is why the powers that be continue to suppress and distort the real word. They have worked and still work with great zeal at obscuring the truth, keeping it from the people to extend their temporary reign: Their trick.
What will happen when so many realize that alone, no one can do anything? Will power is God's. Those with pride claim that the will of others will not stand against their will. They say that through their own will and determination, they will prevail. Yet Jesus said the following:
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)