What does God want in Christian churches?

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the sun, the rain, the moon, the breath of the breeze come upon all -
all voices are heard, every emotion, every sigh, every heart-ache,
our Saviour feels and deals with in His own time and way...

don't fret little one, He is our Master and answer to all that unfolds...

how blessed our we, those of us that Love Him beyond our understanding???
 

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In order to learn what Christ wanted for His church we must first realize the NT is a completion of the OT. Christ said He was a fulfillment. So to understand what Christ stood for and what Christ wanted in God’s church we need to search for what the church fulfills.

That is found in Isaiah 56. Scripture explains what Paul taught as an apostle to the gentiles.

6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant—
7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer.

This is a description of the people God wants to gather on the Sabbath to worship Him.

I don’t believe that these people can add church traditions to scripture like Easter and Christmas, but they must obey God. I don’t think they can change the Sabbaths that God outlines for us in scripture. I don’t think they can toss out what God ordains except for the rituals that the Holy Spirit we are given replaces. The innocent blood of Christ replaces the symbolic blood of Christ that animals were, we must not use them.

We are to be God’s people who love and does not change Him or add or take away from God’s instructions. We are God’s church. The church gathers people who go to Christ to be forgiven their sins so they put on the spirit of Christ. They can then live with the fruits of the spirit.
 

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In order to learn what Christ wanted for His church we must first realize the NT is a completion of the OT. Christ said He was a fulfillment. So to understand what Christ stood for and what Christ wanted in God’s church we need to search for what the church fulfills.

That is found in Isaiah 56. Scripture explains what Paul taught as an apostle to the gentiles.

6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant—
7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer.

This is a description of the people God wants to gather on the Sabbath to worship Him.

I don’t believe that these people can add church traditions to scripture like Easter and Christmas, but they must obey God. I don’t think they can change the Sabbaths that God outlines for us in scripture. I don’t think they can toss out what God ordains except for the rituals that the Holy Spirit we are given replaces. The innocent blood of Christ replaces the symbolic blood of Christ that animals were, we must not use them.

We are to be God’s people who love and does not change Him or add or take away from God’s instructions. We are God’s church. The church gathers people who go to Christ to be forgiven their sins so they put on the spirit of Christ. They can then live with the fruits of the spirit.
Colossians 2:8
"See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ."
 
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Brother/Sister, our future is eternally secured in Christ always.
Our "job" may be to suffer the slings and arrows of those in service to the wily-one. And yet, we do have a choice as to whether we shall allow ourselves to be a target or not.
I choose not. I know God does not hear the prayers of sinners. His word tells me this. i won't presume he is unaware of the wily one's agents anywhere they appear at all.Even on the Web that covers the world wide. I pray for such one's once when they bring themselves to my attention and then I carry my light forward and leave them to God. If they find him it is his will. If they remain property of the wily-one, they proudly served in public when catching my attention, they shall not be surprised to meet him when it is time. My prayers for them , are they wasted? If God doesn't hear the prayers of sinners, John 9:31, would he hear those who pray on their behalf? When he's known who are his, those who shall come to him through the son, before the world came to be?

The scriptures teach us and yet God is all and does as he pleases.
I don't suffer the slings and arrows of devils much. If God knows them they'll find their way home.

That is why we have to obey 2 Timothy 3:5. It is the hardest command for me to obey. Many many times I have kept trying to reason with a mixed-up or mis-informed individual past the urgings of the Holy Spirit, because of my soft "heart" and compassion for him or her. The hardest of that was recently with my former wife. So many "have a form of Godliness, but deny the power thereof". It took me until now to move on. I had to leave Nigeria on November 9, 2016. But now I am fulltime again doing ministry, mostly via the Internet. Please pray for me daily. The spiritual enemy doesn't like those who are sharing God's wonderful truths, wisdom, and concerns.
 
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In order to learn what Christ wanted for His church we must first realize the NT is a completion of the OT. Christ said He was a fulfillment. So to understand what Christ stood for and what Christ wanted in God’s church we need to search for what the church fulfills.

That is found in Isaiah 56. Scripture explains what Paul taught as an apostle to the gentiles.

6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant—
7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer.

This is a description of the people God wants to gather on the Sabbath to worship Him.

I don’t believe that these people can add church traditions to scripture like Easter and Christmas, but they must obey God. I don’t think they can change the Sabbaths that God outlines for us in scripture. I don’t think they can toss out what God ordains except for the rituals that the Holy Spirit we are given replaces. The innocent blood of Christ replaces the symbolic blood of Christ that animals were, we must not use them.

We are to be God’s people who love and does not change Him or add or take away from God’s instructions. We are God’s church. The church gathers people who go to Christ to be forgiven their sins so they put on the spirit of Christ. They can then live with the fruits of the spirit.

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I'm clearly not above it at all either. I tire of a bunch of darkness aligning together to go after me. And yet, rotted fruit stinks to Heaven and God is watching. If my presence here brings that out in those who are here for that purpose, so be it.
The excuse, they started it, isn't fitting as my reason for fighting back. But you'll notice when I stop responding having set the darkness to the abyss that they shall continue unfettered.

Do you know what the opposite of love is?


Indifference!

Do a hashtag tally of that which is dark in any thread here. Whether they target me or some other Christian. See how many of those there are making an effort, and a public spectacle.
Everything according to God's own plan. What happens here does happen in churches.

That which I refer to are so familiar. That which in church sings the hymns, keeps their eyes open while their heads are bowed for prayer, listen attentively to the sermon. And when the service is over gather in their little groups outside and talk like the devil about others who are leaving. Sometimes they smoke. And where do they cast their butts? You got it.

Microcosm, Macrocosm.

God is good all the time! And his opportunity for lessons in his word put into practice are never boring!

my biggest struggles are with myself

my reactions and responses

guard your heart...eh?
 
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my biggest struggles are with myself

my reactions and responses

guard your heart...eh?
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Yours.

You have gone against a number of my posts with false accusations showing no understanding of them and limited understanding of current Christianity.
Yes, I have, because you're on the wrong path. Your accusation above is unwarranted and baseless. You are out of church, all churches are wrong, you've been thrown out, and only you are correct.


Hmmmm. There is a bad pattern with you. It is noted you don't deal with what I actually said. You're disdain for the body of Christ is so telltale, yo're in a very grave spiritual situation.

I am not handing out reprimands!!! What truth are you a preacher of? I only teach and do friendship evangelism with only the Biblical truths and wisdom as the Holy Spirit reminds me. I am 71-years-old and have listened to many many sermons. I have ETRSFed (logically indent formatted) all of the New Testament (Revelation 4 times) and 3/5s of the Old Testament, and over 200 Bible word studies. My ministry is titled "For Sharing Truths".
Yes, we get it: Your self-proclaimed credentials! And you're out of church, which is in rebellion to God.

Oh, you handed out reprimands alright, you just cannot handle receiving them, and you earned these.

What am I a preacher of? The Gospel of Christ.

You deserved the rebukes you got for slamming churches and other men of God with your accusations, all designed to exonerate your current rebellious path. Note 2 Timothy 4; reprove, rebuke, exhort. I offered this to you.


Have your ever heard or done a sermon about Resurrected Sanctification or Jude 23-25 Living?
No, only you've done such things, You, you, you, you, YOU. :rolleyes:
 
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don't you think most people find dealing with themselves so much more difficult than pronouncing judgement on others?

this thread is living proof it seems :(
 

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my biggest struggles are with myself

my reactions and responses

guard your heart...eh?
Amen! I'd add, don't let anyone stamp a doormat label on your forehead in the meantime. As we know there is that wicked spirit that is lord of this world and that has his own disciples just as our Lord did. If they think we'll turn the other cheek until they beat us to death, they'll happily commence. Physically and verbally.

Um, no. That's not what Christ was telling us to do when under attack. Turn the other cheek, let it not take root in our heart, and draw us out of our peace.
We're to emulate Christ, "Christ-Like" = Christian. God didn't suffer his enemies to abuse him without redress.
Years ago while at a company house that happened to be located across the street from a newly constructed women's health clinic I watched a pro-choice woman get nearly beaten to death by a woman on the other side. Turn the other cheek was her belief apparently as after she was struck the first time, dropping her sign, she did turn her cheek and looked right at me from across the street. Everyone on both sides stepped back and watched as the offender woman hit her again.
Long story short, one of the biggest men I ever saw had pushed his way through the choice crowd from the back and wrapped his arms around the middle of the still swinging offender woman. Her victim was now on the ground having never once lifted her hand in self-defense.

There are those who claim they take the Bible literally. Besides being impossible, in that poor woman's case that I witnessed being beaten, if she ascribed to the scriptures, pro-choice or not, she nearly got beat to death holding to the idea she should stand, and then lay, and take abuse. :( Horrible. Worse? No one helped her until that giant guy finally showed up.
 

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That is why we have to obey 2 Timothy 3:5. It is the hardest command for me to obey. Many many times I have kept trying to reason with a mixed-up or mis-informed individual past the urgings of the Holy Spirit, because of my soft "heart" and compassion for him or her. The hardest of that was recently with my former wife. So many "have a form of Godliness, but deny the power thereof". It took me until now to move on. I had to leave Nigeria on November 9, 2016. But now I am fulltime again doing ministry, mostly via the Internet. Please pray for me daily. The spiritual enemy doesn't like those who are sharing God's wonderful truths, wisdom, and concerns.
There's a poet now passed on that gave very simple sage advice.
 
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Yours.



Yes, I have, because you're on the wrong path. Your accusation above is unwarranted and baseless. You are out of church, all churches are wrong, you've been thrown out, and only you are correct.


Hmmmm. There is a bad pattern with you. It is noted you don't deal with what I actually said. You're disdain for the body of Christ is so telltale, yo're in a very grave spiritual situation.



Yes, we get it: Your self-proclaimed credentials! And you're out of church, which is in rebellion to God.

Oh, you handed out reprimands alright, you just cannot handle receiving them, and you earned these.

What am I a preacher of? The Gospel of Christ.

You deserved the rebukes you got for slamming churches and other men of God with your accusations, all designed to exonerate your current rebellious path. Note 2 Timothy 4; reprove, rebuke, exhort. I offered this to you.




No, only you've done such things, You, you, you, you, YOU. :rolleyes:

You are pleasing Satan in your false accusations. I am doing a lot more for the Great Commission than you. I will now obey 2 Timothy 3:5 in relation to you. I have always loved constructive criticism, but yours is attempting to destroy me and others. You are not being led by the Holy Spirit to do so. Repent to righteousness before it is too late.
 

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You are pleasing Satan in your false accusations. I am doing a lot more for the Great Commission than you. I will now obey 2 Timothy 3:5 in relation to you. I have always loved constructive criticism, but yours is attempting to destroy me and others. You are not being led by the Holy Spirit to do so. Repent to righteousness before it is too late.
God calls whom he will to his son. And no one comes to the Father but through the son.



"Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. "
- II John 1:9
 
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don't you think most people find dealing with themselves so much more difficult than pronouncing judgement on others?

this thread is living proof it seems :(
You responded to my giving others a good information source and you falsely accused me of pronouncing judgement? I am not judging anyone. I don't hate anyone either. I hate the slander and false accusations against me and others. Slander is against God. Also Jesus Christ and Apostle Paul and many other Christian leaders throughout history warned others of false preachers and false prophets. Also much of the Scripture is negative. Easy believism and automatic sanctification teaching makes Satan very happy.
 

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Not one of us deserve the disrespect, you're right.
However, isn't it telling you something for having to encounter that? You're trying to help others and look how you're received.
1 Timothy 4:1-5
You are a true Christian sister. Thanks for the sympathy or empathy. In John 14-16, Jesus warned His disciples that those of the world would hate the agape ministering as they hated Him for doing such too. Also Matthew 23 after the Two Great Commandments in the chapter before, He stated His hatred against the Pharisees back then. In most churches there are such too. Such a shame. But 2 wrongs never make a right. But there is a righteous anger.
Attitude Control and Types of Anger
Attitude
(by Charles Swindoll)

The longer I live, the more I realize the importance of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace each day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90 how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.


Seven Types of Anger
(by Bill Stevenson)


1.) One is verbal and physical abuse and is usually put-up with as if it were normal.

2.) One is because of very selfish reasons and usually is done to hurt or stop a relationship. It can and usually has violent results.

3.) One is religious or prejudicial for purposes of influencing others to stop certain relationships with certain types of people.

4.) One is just childish immaturity (no age limit) because one doesn't get what they want.

5.) One is due to self discouragement, usually because of too high expectations.

6.) One usually results from frustration due to impatience, misunderstandings, untruthfulness, or lack of cooperation, usually with a spouse. It will never result in physical violence because of agapè (God's special love defined in 1 Corinthians 13).

7.) One is the just or righteous reaction against what displeases God.


Note: Anger of any type temporarily stops peace, happiness, fun, and joy. A true Christian should be trying to eliminate the first six types of anger and only have the seventh one. “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

And in the Macy's parade and 3 football games I watched, I don't think there were any false accusations and slander. How come many secular humanists behave and communicate and cooperate better than many professing Christians?
 
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You responded to my giving others a good information source and you falsely accused me of pronouncing judgement? I am not judging anyone. I don't hate anyone either. I hate the slander and false accusations against me and others. Slander is against God. Also Jesus Christ and Apostle Paul and many other Christian leaders throughout history warned others of false preachers and false prophets. Also much of the Scripture is negative. Easy believism and automatic sanctification teaching makes Satan very happy.
whatever causes you to so badly misinterpret what a person writes has nothing to do with me

I have never addressed you...you quoted me and quite innocently I must have hit a nerve

best to just ignore your rant as it has nothing to do with me