Do you serve a Dictator in Church, or serve in the Kingdom of God?

Many fail to understand that the institutional Church system is founded upon the traditions of man and is in great defiance against the ekklesia who are built as living stones following the teaching of Jesus Christ and the Apostles. If all the man-made traditions were thrown out, there would be nothing left of the establishment built upon Babylonian traditions where man tries to obtain God through their own methods.

The many components of the religious institutional system do not have their roots in the principles of the Kingdom of God, but are syncretic with the ideologies of the world. One of the biggest failures of the church system is that they do not create servants, but enable dictators who create drones to help in their carnal agenda to build their religious empires built upon their own names.

The spiritual elite!
The spiritual elite!

Elitism

The institutional Church has put man at the pinnacle instead of Jesus Christ using a hierarchical system to separate the spiritual elite from their pew-warming minions. The corrupt religious system does not create a community where each member is of equal value functioning in the gifts that God gas given them. Rather, the people are suffocated from life and freedom of being part of the true Body of Jesus Christ.

The fashionable routines created as marketing tools to get people to walk in through the doors of Church are popular traditional baits that have no Scriptural basis. All that the religious elite care about are the numbers so that they can grow their membership within their denominational corporate model. This method is in direct opposition to the example of Jesus Christ and the Apostles.

When the ekklesia equally serve in the principles of the Kingdom of God that were conveyed through Jesus Christ from his Father, the worn out habits of the religious institution and their whitewashed agendas are seen as an abomination. The routines and the traditions of man are nowhere to be found in Scripture, but the blind leading the blind believe that their synthetic religious routines somehow give glory to God. The fact is, all they care about are giving themselves and their church building name all the glory.

The ekklesia are living stones built by the spirit of Christ. Jesus Christ is the center, not the a religious centre called Church. The ekkleisa function and operate outside of man-made programs and agendas. They are not complacent to “worship” in a cookie-cutter template in rows of chairs or pews being controlled by salaried mediators.

The ekklesia do not need heavy religious nooses around their necks, but are alive and free as all are encouraged to equally participate as they are led by the power of God.

A Title (Noun), or a Function (Verb)

Every one among the ekklesia are all called to serve. It is one of the most important Kingdom principles. Corrupt religious men have butchered “to serve” to mean, “ministering” as a salaried professional.

In the Greek, diakanos means servant where the term deacon has been derived. In the religious institution of Church, it is considered an ordained position that comes with an honourable title among those within the hierarchical and ruling system of institutional church government.

Among the ekklesia, a deacon is not an ordained position, but is one of humble service (verb), not an ordained ruling position (noun).

The clear distinction is that a true disciple of Jesus Christ will not have an unscriptural official appointed hierarchical position as an officer of the people.

And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. – 1 Timothy 3:10

It is interesting to watch the elite Church clergy lord themselves over their people in controlled environments instead of serving them. The pew-warming minions are bound to their pastor and his agendas as he collects a tax-free lavish salary off of their backs. They will say that you are “honouring” God by serving them in their denominational agenda. They are delusional.

"It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables." – Acts 6:2

In the book of Acts, the Apostles among the ekklesia came together when there was a need appoint someone to help.This was not appointing someone to an official position, but asking someone to help serve (diakoneo) others.

Another example of appointing helpers was Philip and Stephen who were known for their preaching of the Gospel. Those among the ekklesia never gave themselves a professional title because there was no such thing among them.

The traditions of man have changed functions (verbs) of the ekklesia into titles (nouns). Everyone who is part of the Body of Christ has a function to equally serve, but the corrupted church system has butchered the meaning to mean some sort of title, rite, ordination, office, etc. that leads to spiritual elitism among the people.

The select.
The select.

Distinctions

The Holy Spirit gives a plurality of gifts to the Disciples of Christ where the sharing of responsibility includes everyone. It is interesting that the institutional church system gives so much significance to their select titled clergy. They have taken a function out of context and given a professional qualification to it.

A hired pastor is not a servant, but a lord who makes second-class citizens of everyone else because of his elite position.

Jesus Christ is the Head, not a religious title (noun) who parades upon a stage.

The Church institution divides people according to the privileges they obtain by jumping through religious hoops. Giant mouths tickle ears as the mute congregation passively nods their heads and empties their wallets at the bidding calls.

Every disciple of Jesus Christ is called to be a priest where the manifestation is free and open participatory functioning of everyone.

Religious men have classified themselves in the same way as a doctor, or a lawyer. They fail to understand that it is no longer means being a servant according to Kingdom principles, but someone who is salaried-to-"serve."

When localities of believers were established among the early ekklesia through the leadership of an apostle, the apostle moved on once their help was done. They did not stick around so they could be the salaried mediators of the people, but allowed Jesus Christ to be the Head. There was no focus on a select spiritual elite official who wanted to take control, but all had a responsibility to serve within the Body for it to function.

The liturgy of the corrupt institutional church system is not built on the foundation of Jesus Christ because it consists of man-made brick and mortar.

Living stones are not bound to man-made traditions, but function by the movement of the Holy Spirit.

The pied pipers of man-made religion make themselves Christ because their sole identity is tied to ego and the monetary.

“Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.” - Luke 20:46-47

Spiritual degradation is the epitome of the church system where pastors make puppets of their congregations. Their laity become religious drones parroting their false gospel steeped in the ideologies that never originating from God, but the philosophies of the world.

The Church doors are not about Jesus Christ, but anti-christ. These are doors that lead right into spiritual captivity. Israel and Judah went into captivity in the Old Testament when man’s traditions took precedence over obedience to God. In similar manner, the false “gospel” of church seeks the approval of men rather than obedience. The greater the numbers, the greater the need for man’s control with corporate boards focusing to uphold their business model.

Any attempt to worship God under a hierarchical priest class makes the Gospel of no effect because it deviates from God’s simple plan. Control with deception done in Jesus’ name is an abomination to God. The beast religion is all about money and tolerance. Their ministers wield their sophistry as they gloss the eyes of the masses into worshipping the image of the beast.

The deceived and blind leaders lead the blind into the ditch as they make a livelihood off of their backs.

Servant Leader

Jesus Christ had a different plan in mind; we are to follow his example of being a true servant leader.

Those who partake of the corrupt church system of today continue to deny Kingdom principles. They bask in the idolatry of their “holy” denominational building that they call “God’s house.” They are consumed with bringing in the monetary to cover the salaries, expenses and overhead of their temples built with man’s hands.

And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:42-44

“‘This people honours me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. ‘You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! – Mark 7:6-9

A true disciple of Jesus Christ does not have an honorary title given by man, but functions by serving with the gifts God has given them.

Dictator

Anyone who is in defiance with the principles of serving in the Kingdom of God will fall under the rule of a dictator. A dictator is someone who has founded a church denomination, or walks in the shadow of the founder by demanding conformity to doctrines that have their origins in the minds of men.

These people masquerade as religious dictators who won’t allow you to question them, or cross them. Problems are swept under the rug, or muzzled as not to ruffle too many feathers. The defense of truth is seen as divisive to the cause. Silence and submission are seen as a "virtue."

They preach that double-digit increases are blessings from God and good stewardship is filling the tithing baskets. Prayer breakfasts are a gathering of the spiritual elite to gives themselves a pat on the back and a chance to spew out long-winded carnal prayer after they learn new keys to success from a power-point presentation.

There are many dictators masquerading as "good stewards." No one will tell them that except those who have left shackles of spiritual Babylon a long time ago.

The dictator looks in the mirror and sees a shrewd, pragmatic and generous person. He is a professional and has a right to a salary, health benefits and all the other perks a CEO is entitled to have.

This is the epitome of Christian management that adapts to the same template as the ways of the world. Don’t be fooled by their velvet gloves and pious exteriors. What we have are modern day Pharisees who run religious businesses called church. They are entrepreneurs who make their minions buy into their marketing tactics.

When Jesus called twelve men to follow him, does it look the same as Christendom today?

It doesn’t take a rocket science to figure that out. The problem is when you are deaf and blind, where are you going to get a clue?

Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see! – Isaiah 42:18

The environment of fear and rapid growth is the mantra of Christendom.

Those who love as Christ does will model his example of being a servant leader.

The iron fist inside in a velvet glove is what you will get in Church because man demands to rule.


Jesus Christ did not come to build denominational Churches with dictators running them, but a community of living stones (the ekklesia) who are in one spirit with him.

Do you serve a dictator in Church, or are you a servant among the ekklesia in the Kingdom of God?

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graceinus 13 months ago from those of the Ekklesia

PandN. Another great article which again is very direct and to the point. I believe that if more people studied the Bible for themselves they would begin to see their "church" and the clergy for what they truly are..... not those GOING TO church.

Most so called christians have no idea what it means to be a disciple. And that the ecclesia are the called out. The ecclesia is not something you "join". And further, it's the ecclesia who are the body of Christ

Five hundred "christians" could stand inside a church of any denomination and there wouldn't be a disciple of Christ among them.

Blessings


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celafoe 13 months ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

Wow. Another anointed dissertation of scripture truth. But so sad few will receive it because the religious system will steal the truth from them by their normal wickedness of making them feel guilty for believing the truth , instead what the " religious system is pushing" after all "pastor " has a doctorate and is a bible scholar and who are you to question that. of course he will NEVER tell them to check what he or any other man teaches with the Holy Spirit to see if it is truth, because then they will learn to follow Christ and not him. Instead he will destroy their discernment so they will become His servant and not the servant (disciple) of Christ.

But the few that have eyes to see and ears to hear will be rewarded for their obedience to the Lord and His Kingdom. The rest will continue on as good church followers and not disciples of Christ.

It is so frustrating to present truth and see it ignored to follow lies and foolishness, but our job is to present it and let the Holy Spirit deal with their hearts. Remember always that once they have heard the truth they are responsible for it.

keep up the good works my brother.


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Rich kelley 13 months ago from The Ekklesia

Aaron,

Yes I served. I assumed my service was for the Kingdom. I decided the way to serve better was to draw closer to the dictator. To do this you get involved in any and everything that the person in charge says to. Along the way I would have a question about something because I was actually reading my bible still, unlike most of the laity. The ultimate was to be on the worship team part of the band, on stage just like the dictator controlling peoples actions and emotions.

In time my work in the Navy took me overseas to Catholic country (Italy). The three years away from access to the American institutional churches began the cleans. When I returned to the USA no longer were things taken as they were correct and everything was questioned by me. One day after a sermon full of the will of man, I left and never returned to the programming rooms.

Like Christ said many of the things "they" say are correct and should be done. It has taken some time in the desert to unlearn many twisted doctrines that have been instilled in me. Time has allowed me to find the narrow gate which has lead to the narrow way. I have shared and learned more with the 20 or so people I have met on the narrow path than I have my previous 35 years on the broad path.

Thank you for your teaching, thoughts and friendship

Rich


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PlanksandNails 13 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Graceinus,

As you know, what is called a "Christian" and a disciple of Jesus Christ are to completely different things. People flock into named buildings that they have created for themselves and call it "church." We know that that these institutions are not built with living stones, but on the traditions of man.

Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” - Luke 18:8

When Jesus comes back, will he find disciples putting their trust in Jesus and His Word, or will he find church members who are compromised by relying on the world system to meet their needs and to fulfill their desires?

It is obvious what the answer to the questions is.

Most people who call themselves "Christians" do not have faith in Jesus Christ because they are more concerned about making sure they do not lose their earthly "treasures" than to let the truth guide their paths, which would lead to investing in the Kingdom of God.

God Bless.


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PlanksandNails 13 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Rich,

We are called to speak truth. It is deemed as foolishness to many, but our mandate is to continue to walk the narrow path and persevere to the end.

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. - James 5:19-20

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go and make disciples unto Me among all the nations, baptising them in My name, teaching them to observe all things I commanded you." - Matthew 28:18-19

This above verse has been unaltered, but liturgical tradition has butchered it. Most Bible versions have been corrupted with Trinitarian bias by altering the Word of God, particularly this verse with their man-made formula.

We can follow Jesus' unaltered words, or follow man's tradition instead.

The destination of most of the religious world follows liturgical tradition. It is not the narrow gate.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. They are always appreciated.


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PlanksandNails 13 months ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Celafoe,

The truth sets us free. I thank God that He set me free once I heeded the call to come out of the man-driven Church system.

Most of the religious elite and their minions see me as a blasphemous heretic. Nonetheless, we have been given the armour of God to continue to fight for the truth by remaining obedient to our Commander and Chief.

Thanks for the encouragement.

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