What Church should I go to this week?
(Psa 1:1 KJV) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.Clearly if you want to next be blessed by God here on earth, as well as next in heaven you personally do have to daily, continually follow after God, follow after his ways, his Word and his will for your life as well.(Isa 40:31 KJV) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.(Isa 41:1 KJV) Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.(John 10:27 KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:(Psa 91:11 KJV) For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.(Prov 3:6 KJV) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.As you can see I prefer to let the word of God mostly speak for itself, and I do not hesitate to quote it in full too..(Mark 8:38 KJV) Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.(Rom 1:16 KJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.(Prov 1:23 KJV) Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Prov 4:4 KJV) He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.(John 12:48 KJV) He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.One now here on EARTH cannot merely often live a selfish, self centered life, merely doing what one merely WANTS TOO and then only in an emergency, need, crisis call upon God for help, for directions, to meet your needs.. even if too many persons still today wrongfully take this approach.. a relationship with God it really does not work that way, and it is very doubtful that God will next hear your prayers if you do so too.(Gal 6:7 KJV) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.(Gal 6:8 KJV) For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.(Gal 6:9 KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.(Gal 6:10 KJV) As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.(Prov 14:12 KJV) There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.(Isa 48:17 KJV) Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. 16 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:(Ezek 16:47 KJV) Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.(Psa 1:5 KJV) Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.(Psa 37:9 KJV) For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.(Heb 10:25 KJV) 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.IT REALLY DOES TAKE REAL TIME, REAL PERSONAL EFFORT, HUMILITY TO KNOW, TO DISCOVER, TO FOLLOW AFTER GOD'S WAY, WILL FOR EACH ONE OF US..(Psa 37:11 KJV) But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.MERELY GOING NOW TO ANY OLD CHURCH STILL ALSO IS REALLY INADEQUATE TOO. "CERTAIN DENOMINATIONAL CHURCHES, CULTS NOW WILL MOSTLY CERTAINLY ALL NEXT GO TO HELL, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CERTAIN PERSONS AMONG THEM WHO HAVE BEEN BORN AGAIN AND REPENTED IN THEM NOW DO THEY NEED TO ASK GOD FOR AN ALTERNATIVE CHURCH IN THEIR AREA? PLEASE GUIDE."Let us all be clear about it that there are good churches and bad churches, there are bad denominations too, just as there is good food and bad food for us that we can eat, there are good restaurants, cafeterias but also bad ones too, and if the restaurants had served you bad food you certainly do not go back to it.. for the bad food will not help you grow, nourish for sure too. The brand name itself of a restaurant does not mean it serves good food too..Let me also say from my experience in almost all of the churches and denominations there are generally less than 25 percent of the people are actually even real born again Christians firstly.. and some churches are more godly, more biblical.. and others are less too.Jesus himself has said (John 3:7 KJV) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.(John 3:3 KJV) Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.(John 3:4 KJV) Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?(John 3:5 KJV) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.(John 3:14 KJV) 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.We firstly as born again believers in the finished work of Jesus Christ ion our behalf, by his redeeming death for us and evidenced by resurrection , next now are all members of the body of Jesus Christ, and members of the intangible universal church of the body of Christ, this sole , true church it is non denominational firstly and it is not a specific local church, or any church that calls itself a Christian church.Some people now really do lie and say you and I should tithe and go to the first local Christian church.. this TO ME RIGHTFULLY really is an overly simplification in fact.. for too often that was one of the most corrupted churches in my own personal experiences... that caused me more harm than good too.(1 John 2:9 KJV) He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.I also still do find it really so false, phony hypocritical that some persons now do go to a specific church, a specific denomination, but they still personally really personally DO LOVE THE PERSONS THERE or even know well anyone there, and they really do not talk to anyone there, they do not even fellowship in love still with any of the Christians there regularly, and to me that is both false persons, false Christians, and a false church for the persons now going to it and most of the people generally there are not real Christians. You still do even tell who they are by the fruit they produce. Going to church really means having real fellowship with God and with the other Christians there too. It is never an option now still too. It now includes also regularly praying for them, with them too. The People who skip the prayer meetings are really still ungodly persons too. I have often seen churches that downplayed the role of personal, regular prayer meetings become spiritually desolate next rather.. Serving God has many conditions of God that do personally have to be met still too, the ones included here too.(personally 5:16 KJV) Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.Every time, every week I go to any specific church I tend to pray before hand Lord what Church should I go to today and God thus next has led to me many churches, and he has also lead me out of many churches.. many People have often asked me to go to their church with then and next often when I prayed God next said to me do not go, it is a bad church, and the bad churches will corrupt you, make you sick.. also in reality God has though send me to some churches to ask the bad pastors there to specially repent. Not all of the Elders or pastor are good ones. God also has often lead me, leads me to different churches, ministries cause either he has a new lesson for me to learn, or a new service to do.. so I too and you too have to be always open to his will for each one of us daily too.God once had told me specially to go to one local multicultural church specifically to see how they do really love one another, it was real love of the brethren one for another without regards to color, race , language now too, and shortly I was asked to join their choir which I had wanted to do, but when I prayed next about it God said it was a redundant question.. the next Sunday unexpectedly I had move to a completely new area of the city, far away from the church, and God next told me to go to another church..GOD EVEN INSTEAD OF HAVING ME GOT TO A LOCAL CHURCH, NEXT UNEXPECTEDLY ASKED ME TO START A CHURCH, A HOME BIBLE STUDY GROUP, A WEEKLY FULL FELLOWSHIP MEETING.Good Brother and Sisters thus here again let me be clear that God does now reveals his will for all of our life.. all of it. I always in everything I do try to seek God's will beforehand for everything I do, everything I write and if I do not know, I wait upon God till I do know what to do, I do not commit the sin of the flesh, presumption going on my own inclinations.. .(Psa 37:23 KJV) The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.Certainly now too all of the real Christians should firstly learn how to hear God speak to them through His word, and next through the still small voice of the Holy spirit.. and now still there is no excuse for not doing this.. if any Christian they cannot hear these two separate voices, it is likely cause there is unrepentant sins in their life, they are still doing their own thing and not God's.. they are not mediating on the Bible daily too, not really talking or listening to God.You and everyone should go only to the church God tells you to go.. many times when I personally had developed more spiritual maturity God next told me to go to another denomination as well... so I have been in many different denominations and they are not all the same, some are more spiritually advanced than the others.. some are not. Let God tell you where you should be.. seek his will.(Rom 14:23 KJV) And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.I have been to different churches and mostly I had been led to go by God, but some I also had went to on my own. I was sitting for the first time in the Calgary first alliance church cause I had heard from many others that it was a good fast growing church.. In the middle of the church service God said to me "what are you doing here"? I was shocked and I replied I am in your church and God said no, this is not my church, these are the rich who persecute the poor, now leave the church.. and I did and I next never went back to it.Now as to "what are you doing here?" embarrassing rebuke I personally have heard this specially twice in my life.. the other time I heard it was when i was trying to help a young women find a job, and God next pointed out to me she was rather an unrepented prostitute who had rejected God, and of God could not help her so how could I ? I could not in anyway too. Jesus did not succeed to help everyone too, not even the Apostle Judas.The first thing we all as Christians still do need to do is not got to a specific church or denomination but to have real fellowship with Jesus directly.. and then he will leads us where he wants us next.(1 Cor 2:2 KJV) For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.(1 Cor 2:3 KJV) And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.(1 Cor 2:4 KJV) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:(Song 1:8 KJV) If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.Yes there are also FALSE SALVATION There are those who teach, just commit to the church to be saved. Others teach, only say a prayer or believe on Jesus. personal Salvation is more than just a prayer, believing, or committing to a church.
A true conversion (being born-again) requires that you believe and have faith in Jesus Christ as your only hope of salvation. You must obey Acts 2:38-REPENT (turn from all willful sin), AND BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU (by immersion). AS MANY OF YOU AS HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE PUT ON CHRIST-Gal 3:27. Repentance means to turn from your old ways, commit to Jesus, obey the Gospel (ref Acts 5:32; Heb 5:9), and do the will of God-ref Mt 7:21. You crucify your own will and do Godís will daily-ref Lk 9:23. Few Christians have ever made this total commitment to Jesus. They wrongfully have never made Jesus Christ the Lord of their life, and that makes them still unsaved.. even if they go to a church..
(Acts 16:31 KJV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
(Acts 16:32 KJV) And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
(Job 4:18 KJV) Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
(Deu 27:26 KJV) Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
(Jer 48:10 KJV) Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
The Immoral Christians persons boasts of and often make false idols of pastors, elders, their church, their denominations now still too, for they have taken their eyes of Jesus unto mere man, self.
(Psa 118:8 KJV) It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
(Psa 118:9 KJV) It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.(Prov 29:23 KJV) A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.(1 Cor 10:21 KJV) Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
(Job 15:31 KJV) Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.
(Job 15:34 KJV) For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate,
(Psa 20:7 KJV) Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
(Psa 25:20 KJV) O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
(Psa 31:6 KJV) I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.
(Psa 34:22 KJV) The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Many persons even are good chrurchgoers and good Word hearers, but they still personally do not obey the Gospel. They are even devoted Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, or Charismatic who will die dedicated to their church, but not to Jesus Christ. They are deceived. It may never occur to them they are going to hell, until they are there. It may never enter their mind that their religious leader may have mixed mere false traditions of men, a fleshly cultural behavior, with the Word of God without realizing it.
(2 Chr 31:21 KJV) And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
WHEREAS SOME OTHERS STILL
(Isa 29:13 KJV) Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
(Isa 29:21 KJV) That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
(1 Cor 11:1 KJV) Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
(Eph 5:1 KJV) Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
(1 Th 1:6 KJV) And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
(1 Pet 3:13 KJV) And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
(Mat 7:21 KJV) Not every one 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.
(John 5:19 KJV) Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
(John 14:10 KJV) Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
(1 John 2:17 KJV) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
(Isa 29:18 KJV) And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
(Isa 29:19 KJV) The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Don't STILL ALSO ever even be under the false illusion that Satan no longer opposes or does not try to discredit today any Christian truth.. he will do so instantly, and even use one of his followers to do it too and they will quote even the Bible to do so too. Check first everything with the word of God, the Bible for yourself. Don't accept the too often false words of mere men and women rather.
Furthermore I am often amazed how many ungodly persons around us often do offer us their advice, opinion on what we personally should do.. God then often reminds that we will for sure not know God's will if we live in the kingdom of self, are serving mainly self, doing our own thing. Furthermore and if we listen to the advice of others continually over God's instruction to us, we will personally go crazy, insane, for that is another one of the devil strategy for us when he sends his ungodly followers to give us advice. If the devil cannot influence us personally by his evil spirits, he will send a person to us to try to do so. It is much better to maintain our relationship with God above all others too.I want you also to remember always that some persons do still have a false, visible or hidden agenda, for hopeful personal economic gains, power, and even THE FALSE oppression of others and that is why they do misinterpret the Bible to their now falls inclinations including the books of Paul, Revelation and Joel, the bad elders, pastors included. It should be very obvious that many Bible verses do warn, state the reality of a personal negative consequences here one earth next for those who do not follow fully after God, for those who do not care about the good welfare of others, do not help the poor and needy persons, to all those persons who counsel divorce as well, twist the word of God too.... and yes there are real negative personal consequences here on earth as well as in heaven.Note if you want to be personally blessed, do try to keep all of God's laws then.. No matter how much I do still say it many people still do not do it know the Bible or do not follow it.. I have often said spend more time in getting to know God's words directly, read the Bible more.. and do not rather read what the still mostly liars do say about the Bible, and anything else they say. Men's opinions are useless to God's real, whole truth still too! Let God interpret, teach you his word and not the mostly mere, useless men and women. Stop praising mere men and women, praise God and worship him alone.. and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.(Isa 66:2 KJV) For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.(Luke 6:22 KJV) Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.Rather we all may and must rightly understand the things of God. (2 Tim 2:15 KJV) Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Too many people DO STILL REALLY EVEN preach, continue the falsehoods because of their own personal ignorance of the Bible firstly, and their listening to the lies of the devil and his followers, mere men and women.. They have already neglected to study, read the too obvious words of the Bible too.Summary(Psa 118:15 KJV) The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.The basic essentials of what the Gospel of Jesus is even for today is a continuing life with Jesus and his provisions, his body too.1 Jesus God's fullfillment of his past promise of our personal salvation by Jesus for all of our sins,2 Our personal next eternal life and deliverance now from eternal death too,3 God's provisions of us believers today even of His word.. and His Holy Spirit to lead us, guide us personally4 Our continuing our fellowship with God and the other saints too.. but we still cannot fellowship with any ungodly believers evenThe latter two needs to be emphasized more(John 15:8 KJV) Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.(Heb 10:25 KJV) 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.(Gal 6:10 KJV) As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.(Mat 26:18 KJV) And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.(John 13:35 KJV) By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.(John 8:31 KJV) Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;(Isa 40:31 KJV) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.(Isa 41:1 KJV) Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.(2 Tim 2:15 KJV) Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.(2 Tim 2:16 KJV) But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.(Psa 1:5 KJV) Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.(Isa 29:18 KJV) And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness\(Num 12:6 KJV) And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?and how does God really speak to you and how often too?Once a person has been personally now accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, note both, they will next be baptized with the Holy Spirit, and clearly he or she will start becoming a different person. This generally will happen in two different ways:
-The Holy Spirit will continually empower the believer with new abilities, called "The Gifts of the Holy Spirit." These gifts enable the believer to do the Lord's work in new and sometimes miraculous ways. Think of them as "birthday gifts" in honor of their new birth but they are also gifts to equip one to service Christ and the body of Christ much better . The gift of the Holy spirit themselves are never an adequate substitute for having the fruit of the Holy spirit now too
- As the believer next also makes daily conscious choices to submit to the gentle leading of the indwelling Holy Spirit, the believer's character is changed. The resulting visible new character traits are called "The Fruit of the Spirit" - . The fruit of the Holy spirit themselves are never an adequate substitute for having the gifts of the Holy spirit now tooThe issue of doctrines, christian esentials, churches, Holy Spirit, gifts often does sirs up controversy, the kind that Satan is behind it.. he wants it all to be still a secret too. (Rom 14:1 KJV) Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.(Eph 6:8 KJV) Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.(Psa 27:11 KJV) Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.(Psa 27:10 KJV) When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.(Mat 12:48 KJV) But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.(Heb 10:23 KJV) Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)(James 2:18 KJV) Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.(James 2:20 KJV) But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?(James 2:26 KJV) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.(1 John 2:17 KJV) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.Do also see and read all of the devotional ON the Holy Spirit.http://pbulow.tripod.com/HolySpirit.htm