“Says the prophet: “Who may abide the day of His coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth? for He is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.”” Malachi 3:2, 3
This morning the thought occurred to me about the individual churches which populate our planet and this fact: they cannot all be right! Right away, let me pronounce those small churches, which are independent and self-supporting, which does not have a global outreach, cannot be God’s Church. For one, where is the accountability? On the opposite side of the scale, you have these mega-monstrosities which have thousands of actual attendees every Sunday, perhaps hundreds of thousands more who from their armchair listen in, again, are self-supporting without a global outreach, cannot be God’s Church! I remember visiting Frederick K. Price’s church in California and impressed with their campus, spoke with individuals who worked the facility can easily say, these types of ministries: T.D. Jakes, Creflow Dollar, Joel Olsteen, Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, Rick Warren and others ARE NOT God’s Church(es). And, I’m able to say this with confidence.
“Those who are living upon the earth when the intercession of Christ shall cease in the Sanctuary above are to stand in the sight of a holy God without a mediator. Their robes must be spotless, their characters must be purified from sin by the blood of sprinkling. Through the grace of God and their own diligent effort they must be conquerors in the battle with evil. While the Investigative Judgment is going forward in heaven, while the sins of penitent believers are being removed from the Sanctuary, there is to be a special work of purification, of putting away of sin, among God’s people upon earth. This work is more clearly presented in the messages of Revelation 14.”
Have you even heard about a “Sanctuary” in heaven? Have you even been made aware of an “Investigative Judgment”? Did you know you have to be purified FROM your sins BEFORE Christ returns or have you been taught all this would take place upon His Second Coming?
The devil has a church, too. Now, this should not come as any surprise. What should be surprising is many of you are members of his church, in good and regular standing! He has provided his church with false ministers, false bibles and bible teaching, a false spirit which actuates the people which touches their emotionalism and not their sanctification, giving a false security which sadly will be revealed but then it will be too late. In this country, as I travel, I see these magnificent structures with their gated entrances and spires, called Iglesias de Christos. Next to the Catholic churches, none equal their appearance and beauty. The shame of this is the beauty only lies in the building but not the occupants because they’re not taught properly how to recognize the enemy, because they’re within the encampment of the enemy which he has successfully deceived them into thinking they are in a haven of safety.
God has always had His church to be organized, covering world-wide, presenting the same message, accountable and providing truth to those who seek it. This has to be a reasonable assessment that not all serve God! Satan is a deceiver. We cannot get caught up in thinking because we are in a church, even carrying Bibles, that we are not part of the deceived. The Bible is clear:
“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20 (KJV)
What does your church teach regarding the law, the Ten Commandments? Does it teach you that all ten are still binding upon you? Do they teach you you’re under “grace” and not the “law”? This is one of the deceptions of satan and it is working rather well because all those churches and ministries I mentioned earlier teach you this, so how can they be God’s Church?
“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Rev 22:14 (KJV)
“Commandments”! This is the last book of the Bible, New Testament for those who ONLY concern themselves with the New Testament believe the Old Testament is a “covenant” which is no longer valid, and it specifically states, those who have kept the “Commandments” of God, ONLY they will have the right to the Tree of Life, which is in heaven. How can you fall for a doctrine which teaches you otherwise and expect to have the right to be saved? Who’s fooling who? Who are you truly following? What does your church offer you? You’d better find out before it is too late.
June 16, 2015