I feel like I am a seasoned Christian. I have been around the church block a few times, here where I live. I search for God. Myself. I get into my King James bible daily, and I search for truth, for love, for understanding, for guidance. I know what God says in many matters. But I truly believe, because of what I know, that it is not only the rebellious that do not go to church.
SON OF MAN, THOU DWELLEST IN THE MIDST OF A REBELLIOUS HOUSE, WHICH HAVE EYES TO SEE, AND SEE NOT; THEY HAVE EARS TO HEAR AND HEAR NOT; FOR THEY ARE A REBELLIOUS HOUSE. EZEKIEL 12:2 KJV.
For, at this point, in my family, and my life, we don’t have a church to go to. Believe me if I found a church, that first of all supported the King James, that showed love from the pulpit, for all people, all races, that was an extension from the Kingdom of God. We would be there, faithful. And obedient. But it is sad, right now, I don’t trust religious people any more. I think because, we have been hurt in many instances by people from the Christian community.
Folks, we called brothers and sisters in Christ… Some even friends. That shocked us.
Yet, I still long to go to a church, where the presence of God is there.
THEY SHALL ENTER INTO MY SANCTUARY, AND THEY SHALL COME NEAR TO MY TABLE, TO MINISTER UNTO ME, AND THEY SHALL KEEP MY CHARGE. EZEKIEL 44:16 KJV.
And I am not a rebellious person, to not go. But, see these things we have searched for, are not evident in the churches we have looked to attend.
In fact, the Lord has closed the door on that matter….
If He opened another door, yes, of course, I would obey.
But it just made me realize many folks, may look at this like I do. So thats why I am writing about it. From the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
They see hypocrisy. They see, “religious” folks, who act like they are holier than thou. They see, judgmental Christians, and they think, I don’t want that. And who can blame them?
If anything, we have met very mean, and cruel Christians. We have been actually thrown out of a church, because I dared to ask, the pastor, in the congregation, if salvation could be lost? After he opened it up for discussion. I believe it can, but when the pastor, answered me, in front of the congregation, he gave me a respectful answer. That it could not. You would think that would have settled the matter, because I respectively thanked him. And I probably would have dropped it, or at least discussed it with my husband. But instead a couple of days later, we got this horrible, cruel mean letter, that informed us, we were no longer welcomed there. The reason? Because according to him, we were causing discord. Among the brethren. He accused us.
Later I thought about it, what if we had been baby Christians who was searching, and was treated so mean and harshly? Would we have been turned off, and turned off by God? We were able to withstand, because we know what Gods word says about such matters.
In retrospect, it would have been so nice if this pastor, had acted like the shepherd God made him to be, and would have asked us in his office to counsel us, but instead he threw us out of Gods house. It shocked us. Gods house. We were thrown out of my Fathers house.
See, even there, I would have shared the King James scriptures, I know of to discuss it respectively.
But when you see pastors, and folks, not giving someone a chance. Well my red flag goes up, and I can walk away.
WOE BE UNTO THE PASTORS THAT DESTROY AND SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! SAITH THE LORD. JEREMIAH 23:1 KJV.
I guess, because I do know what God says in many matters, especially when it comes to first honoring God first, I don’t see that.
I see Christians who have made church about being social. And making the excuse, that if we make it a fun place to come to, they will come. So they create these coffee clubs, or make the music to be a draw to come to church. Yet, they forget to speak truth, and the salvation message, but they sure are willing to bring up planting a seed, or the prosperity message.
WHOSE MOUTHS MUST BE STOPPED, WHO SUBVERT WHOLE HOUSES, TEACHING THINGS WHICH THEY OUGHT NOT, FOR FILTHY LUCRE SAKE. TITUS 1:11. KJV.
(Just for the sake of communication, lucre, means money. Its not a word, we use normally)
One thing that bothers me as well, is seeing churches, allowing Halloween activities in the house of God. Those things offend God immensely. But this is how the enemy deceives others.
Watered down messages, where Pastors say messing up, instead of saying that’s sin. Will not make someone run to the throne of God. Look folks, we need to be convicted, of sin. Or we will not grow. We will not meet our potential spiritually in Christ. Sorry if that offends anybody, but it is what it is. God is an excellent God. Of truth, that sets us free.
But, I run, not walk from these kind of places. I want to grow, I want to be fed truth. I want to sense and feel the Holy presence when I go to church. I want to worship my Lord, with all my heart and being. I don’t want to hear watered down word, by the corrupted bibles they use.
Our world, our country right now is in a mess. And I wonder, when they stand before God, after they leave this earth, what God will speak to these high profile pastors, and ministers, who have the forum, but if anything they scare people away from Gods house?
MANY PASTORS HAVE DESTROYED MY VINEYARD, THEY HAVE TRODDEN MY PORTION UNDER FOOT, THEY HAVE MADE MY PLEASANT PORTION A DESOLATE WILDERNESS. JEREMIAH 12:10 KJV.
I do wonder. God did not open doors for me to be a pastor, or to marry a pastor, but He does guide me, into truth. But I am so hungry and thirsty for truth, that I search myself. To know His ways.
Look, I don’t know who is even reading this. But be careful with religion. Rules, regulations, traditions, rituals made by men and groups.
Be careful with hitting someone on the head with the bible. I know, I can be a warrior when it comes to these matters myself. But I have learned, and maybe even in the last year, since, I was off of one social network.
I have learned to pick and choose my battles. And I have learned, some day, when we all stand before God, I don’t want Him to judge me, for turning someone away from truth. See, I longed for love in that situation. Grace. You hope to get it, even by friends, but if its not evident. They really are not your friends in Christ.
And when I have seen, it was not extended to me, I also see other Christians, who won’t extend grace, or forgiveness. To others. But, I realize, they don’t understand, how important it is for us to walk in love. That Christ told us that is how we would be known. By our love, for one another. See John 13:34-35 King James.
God taught us that is the greatest commandment. To love Him, and to love others.
All I know, is that we are not perfect, and yes there is forgiveness. And I love grace. But when I see wolves in sheep clothing, and I see them not speaking truth, nor not extending grace, being flaky, being cowardly in some matters, concerning Gods truth, I see that the body of Christ is letting down people, but also letting down God.
Folks, don’t wait for a pastor to teach you truth. Search for God, yourself. Know truth. Your salvation depends on it. Make sure you are doing everything in your own capacity, to learn who God is. Eat and drink King James scriptures. Write it, share it, and more than anything, practice it with love. Because that will make it perfect. Anything else is a rubber sword.
Fear God. Thats the healthiest thing you can do.
It is sad, that right now, our world has lost its way in many ways. I see politicians, denying what God says, and people eat it up. You have to know the truth yourself, or you will be deceived.
If you have been rejected by churches, by people, pastors, a congregation. Don’t stop searching for God. Don’t. Its your responsibility.
Yes scripture says, that we must assemble ourselves together. But if you cannot find a place of worship to do that, well then get who you can, and make a prayer circle, a bible study, and if anything, do it for yourself, even if nobody will participate.
NOT FORSAKING THE ASSEMBLING OF OURSELVES TOGETHER, AS THE MANNER OF SOME IS; BUT EXHORTING ONE ANOTHER: AND SO MUCH THE MORE, AS YE SEE THE DAY APPROACHING. HEBREWS 10:25 KJV.
Its your soul, its your responsibility. Don’t wait for people. Do it yourself. Do it for Christ. Do it for love, because God is love…. Make it right with God. Repent, make Christ your Lord, and savior, and then study His KJV word.
STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH. BUT SHUN PROFANE AND VAIN BABBLINGS: FOR THEY WILL INCREASE UNTO MORE UNGODLINESS. II TIMOTHY 2:15-16 KJV.
That second verse, is a warning. Be careful with fake bibles, use a King James, shun those profane corrupted bibles.
Anyway, I do believe God will finally lead us to a place to worship. Thats my prayer, that I see God will answer. I have the vision, that we will go where we are celebrated, and not even just tolerated.
AND I WILL GIVE YOU PASTORS ACCORDING TO MINE HEART, WHICH SHALL FEED YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. JEREMIAH 23:1 KJV.
Where love will be there. Where truth will be spoken by a pastor, who obeys God in these matters. Where love, will be shown from the pastor, and it will flow to the congregation. But until then, I have no regrets, for not going to church. I don’t want to sit with the scorner.
BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT WALKETH NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY, NOR STANDETH IN THE WAY OF SINNERS, NOR SIT IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL. BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE LAW OF THE LORD: AND IN HIS LAW DOTH HE MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT. PSALM 1:1-2 KING JAMES.
Blessings in Christ,