"Lone Rangers" are Part of the Body of Christ
For those who have left the corrupt denominational institutional 501c3 business called “church” will often hear the retorts from the pew-warmer that we are commanded to fellowship with a group of "believers." They will quote Hebrews 10:25 and call you a “lone ranger” because you do not attend man-named denominational buildings they call “church” conforming to their templates to attain “God.”
They will say, “You should not forsake joining and participating in a local “church” whose pastor(s) still teach the “truth.” “Christians” in the first century (and beyond) belonged to local assemblies; by trying to go it alone, you are disobeying the New Testament."
“Disobedience,” or Ignorance in Indoctrination
Yeah, the “sacred cow” text they love to quote.
Unfortunately, the indoctrinated pew-warmer does not know any better as they simply parrot whatever their hirelings tells them.
Here is Hebrews 10:24-25 in context.
"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to MEET TOGETHER (episunagōgē), as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
What you may find interesting is that episunagōgē means the above synagogue, the higher meeting, the highest assembly, and the higher-than-all-gatherings!
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our BEING GATHERED (episunagōgē ) together to him - 1 Thessalonians 2:1
Hebrews 10:25: What Are We Not To Forsake?
For further clarification on Hebrews 10:24-25 please peruse this link. Read it a few times over and let it sink in.
Both Scripture verses have absolutely nothing to with people attending man-named buildings under a denominational template worshipping God in the traditions of man led by those on a pay roll.
Episunagōgē can only be referenced in these two places in all of Scripture.
The purpose of followers of Jesus Christ is to encourage one another in anticipation of the great gathering (the great Day) when Jesus Christ returns, not assembling into (501c3) man-made buildings and sitting passively in pews as “good” indoctrinated members should do.
As the pew-warmer ignorantly points the finger, you can be rest assured that they don’t know what they are talking about. They have not weighed and tested what they believe with a deeper study, and the salaried “pastor” wouldn’t even dare touch this.
The “Loneliness” of Leaving the Harlot “Church” System
There are issues “called out” (ekklesia) people will face when they have made the decision to leave the false “church” system. Some of the withdrawal symptoms are feelings of loneliness and isolation from the “fellowship” they once had. Their “connection” with the religious social club has been broken, and because of this, the denominational member quotes Hebrews 10:25 to them. The effects of listening to them are thoughts like, “Maybe I do need to find a place where I can meet regularly with others.” “I feel lonely and isolated, this cannot be a good thing.”
Unfortunately, many concede to their carnal feelings and walk right back in through the harlot “church's” doors.
Seeds of Doubt
We can be assured by the testament of Jesus Christ and the Apostles that the modern harlot “church” system is spiritual adultery. It is the counterfeit of the body of Christ. A reading of the New Testament and the warnings laid forth will prove this.
What gets a little more complicated are taking captive thoughts such as, "I am out of God’s will because I am experiencing guilt and condemnation." These thoughts are normal during the process of no longer participating in, and abandoning man’s religious driven system. Satan will use these carnal thoughts to keep those in bondage to his counterfeit religion by sowing seeds of doubt in those who have left.
There is much frustration that comes from people who try do things on their own strength. They will try to find a body of believers who are outside the system, or not influenced by the "church" system. The futility of “Google” searches will often be void of advertising their existence. The irony is that the true disciples of Jesus Christ do not use the marketing and advertising devices of the world to make themselves known. It is the religious hypocrites who market their own religious name brands to the world and love to show off what they do for all to see.
It says in Scripture that Jesus Christ is the one who is building his ekklesia (not "church"); therefore, the ideology of the man-driven “church” system fails on this premise because they have denied the working of the Holy Spirit by creating their own divisive denominational agendas.
The vain search to physically find a “church” through our own efforts will lead to even more frustration. This is the outworking of the fear of being isolated, believing that you are “out of God’s will” and missing out on the current and latest “religious obligations” of being part of “meetings.” Satan loves to compound fear; don’t believe the “father of lies.”
One of the hardest things to break free from, and the heaviest baggage that most everyone brings with them when coming out of spiritual Babylon (the “church” system) are carrying the weight of all the man-made obligations that have been indoctrinated into them. The man-driven system has choked out the life giving leading of the Holy Spirit for the burden of supporting the lordship of religious hirelings to guide their path down the wide road they call “Christianity.”
The Lone Ranger
There is a famous fictional western character called the Lone Ranger who had a “Helper” called “Tonto.” Many don’t know that "Tonto" in Spanish means “moron,” or “fool.” The Lone Ranger had a friend who was his “sidekick” who was given a derogatory name.
In similar fashion, this is how the typical pew-warmer and their pied pipers deem those they call “lone rangers.” They fail to understand that the Lone Ranger had great abilities who was trained to be an expert marksman and hand-to-hand combatant. He also was not absolutely alone. The fact is, he had a “Helper” who had saved him from an ambush. Tonto called him “ke-mo sah-bee,” which meant “faithful friend,” or “trusty scout.”
Through the physical eyes of the indoctrinated, a “lone ranger” is considered an outcast who has isolated himself from the security of man-made traditions. His “Helper” has been given an offensive prejudiced derogatory name, but he was actually a faithful friend who looks out for him.
Fear not, for I AM WITH YOU; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
YOU SHALL SEEK THOSE WHO CONTEND WITH YOU, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “FEAR NOT, I am the one who HELPS you.” – Isaiah 41:10-13
I hope you may be getting a clearer picture. The “lone ranger” is not liked by the institutional “church” members who are led by their own posse of hirelings who love to ambush the “loner” with their twisted doctrines. They do not understand that the “lone ranger” is not alone, but has a “Helper,” the Holy Spirit. By having a relationship with the Father through the “Helper,” the Holy Spirit trains the “lone ranger” to become great warrior for the Kingdom.
The institutional pew-warming “church” member does not see it that way. The “lone rangers” are the betrayers of man’s religious agendas by following the guidance of their “Helper,” the Holy Spirit. To the “church” member this is simply “foolish” and moronic.”
A “Lone Ranger” has been trained as a skilful warrior who is a marksman in the truth of God’s Word. They have been “called out” of the worldly system to be a light allowing the Holy Spirit to guide them into all truth. Jesus Christ is his Head and a “faithful friend.”
The indoctrinated do not like the biblical Jesus, but prefer a “Jesus” of their own making that they have created in their vain imaginations. The Way of the true Jesus Christ is considered foolish to those who are perishing in their religious four-walled worlds.
Being called a “Lone Ranger” is meant to be an insult and instil fear. This is a tactic of Satan to deter those from the most important part of our walk with Jesus Christ. It is where we allow the Holy Spirit to train us in the gifts that we have been given. The training isn’t easy like “Churchianity” where you are spoon fed pabulum from the “pastor” and then suckle a pacifier while being entertained. To the contrary, we learn how to put on and wear the armour of God, and practice using the sword of Truth and learn to recognize the One true Shepherd’s voice.
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The Wilderness is a Good Thing
The process of maturing in Jesus Christ is a process of shedding our carnal nature. It is about being released from the influence of those who are in carnal captivity of the modern “church” system. There is no double-mindedness under the authority of Jesus Christ. He is the one who guides; He is the one who leads the way.
The false perception of greater numbers in a “church” building reveals the greater number of those who have voluntarily entered into the shackles of the religious institutional “church” system that puts man as the “Head,” rather than Jesus Christ. They do not become disciples of Jesus Christ, but rather become certified members of a denomination.
When we come to understand that the concept of “church” is a lie, we will no longer have anything to do with a religious named buildings because we are a people who have been “called out” of the rule of man coming under the authority of Jesus Christ.
Those who choose to leave religious corruption will end up in the “wilderness.” This is a place of vulnerability because the religious pew-warming posse will try to ambush you. They will “demonize” you calling you a “lone ranger” who is “rebellious,” “divisive,” “intolerant,” a "heretic" and “ back-slidden.”
Remember, your conviction to leave came form the Holy Spirit. The antichrist spirit is to make people comfortable in social rituals where “ear candy” is served. They are secure in numbers; however Scripture states,
I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, WILL HE FIND FAITH ON EARTH?” – Luke 18:18
Withdrawal symptoms are inevitable, but remain steadfast, the peace will come.
"The STEADFAST OF MIND You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. – Isaiah 26:3
The Holy Spirit will draw us to like-minded brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, but it will not look like what religious men are doing in the world. There is a remnant out there. We must learn to be guided by Him and trust solely in His Son by following him only, then we will recognize our other brothers and sisters in Christ.
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him DENY HIMSELF and take up his cross and follow me. - Matthew 16:24
As attested in Scripture, many disciples did not continue following Jesus Christ, but turned back.
If you are discouraged, realise that you have a “faithful friend” who will never leave you, or forsake you. Your “faithful friend” has come to save you. Yes, you will be called a “lone ranger.” Consider it a blessing as they revile you.
BLESSED ARE YOU when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. – Matthew 5:11
If you are reading this, be assured that there are other brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ who do not conform to religious man-made traditions.
Although the Ekklesia are a scattered bunch and hard to find, the Holy Spirit will guide us together in one spirit as we all are in one accord in a spiritual community with Jesus Christ having a great hope for the great gathering (episunagōgē) of the saints upon his return.
We are a “called out” community (ekklesia) who are scattered locally and internationally who do not conform to the traditions of man by being part of an attendance of certified members who function in the ritual, rites and formalities of “Churchianity.” A common bond can be found among those who spread the Gospel of the Kingdom by heeding Kingdom initiatives and principles through the working of the Holy Spirit, making disciples of Jesus Christ in his name.
Where are the Ekklesia to be found?
The Holy Spirit will guide you to them. It is not a bond in man’s traditions, but a spiritual bond. The Ekklesia is not identified by glossy religious physical distinctions and destinations, but are identified by their spiritual distinction of being allegiant to the principles the Kingdom of God. Being born again is the criteria to recognizing its citizens.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, UNLESS ONE IS BORN AGAIN he cannot see the kingdom of God.” – John 3:3
The Kingdom of God does not consist of “church” buildings. Unfortunately, denominational pew-warming members cannot see this as they are shackled to their “sacred cow;” the institutional eisegesis of Hebrews 10:25. They are lost in tradition.
"Thus you NULLIFY THE WORD OF GOD by your TRADITION that you have handed down. And you do many things like this." - Mark 7:13
As we are trained in the gifts God has given us and learn how to use them, we will find others who are doing the same. They are the ones (the ekklesia) who are in one accord with Jesus Christ.
Our indoctrinated preconceived ideas must be shed. We must learn to listen and recognize the voice of God, which requires staying away from the zealous carnal noise of man’s traditions. From there, we will learn to recognize the true followers of Jesus Christ, not the ones who just give him lip service.
It may seem lonely, but you are not alone; you have a “faithful friend.” That’s where it starts. It’s a day-to-day journey with your “Helper.” It’s not about a career, money, or “ministry.” It is about learning how to listen and obey. It is ignoring the “pious parrots” and the “pulpit peacocks” with their vain religious opinions.
Jesus was called many names; we will be called worse.
"Students are to be like their teacher, and slaves are to be like their master. And since I, the Master of the household, HAVE BEEN CALLED THE PRINCE OF DEMONS, the members of My household WILL BE CALLED BY EVEN WORSE NAMES!" – Matthew 10:25
“If the world HATES YOU, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world HATES YOU. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also PERSECUTE YOU. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. – John 15:18-20
With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and THEY MALIGN YOU – 1 Peter 4:4
The “Lone Rangers,” Foreigners and Nomads
I would encourage you to study God’s Word with the guidance of the Holy Spirit that is not tainted with an indoctrinated lens. The “wisdom” of religious men and God’s wisdom are two totally different and opposing forces.
Who cares what other people think. Many who read this will find this text offensive. They want their egos stroked and the backs patted. Who cares! We will look like “fools” in their eyes because we don’t play “church” with them.
Disciples of Jesus Christ no longer belong to the world and do not identify themselves by the world’s standards. We are foreigners and nomads on this earth. That is why we will be called “lone rangers,” but we call them “pew-warmers.”
Abraham was a foreigner who was called to leave his home; by faith he forged ahead. He had to trust in God living out in the wilderness living in tents. This did not deter him because he continued to move forward with the confidence and hope of the promise given to him. He saw the Kingdom of God with his spiritual eyes.
We too must heed the call of God through his Son. We must abandon the vain harlot “church” system that is unfortunately home to many. They are comfortable in man-made traditions. The narrow path is not comfortable; it requires perseverance.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, AND HOPE DOES NOT PUT US TO SHAME, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. – Romans 5:3-5
We are NOT alone. We have a “Helper” to be with us along the way.
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