- Religion and Philosophy
Are You Part of God's Organization or the Man-Made Church System?
Today, we are in the age where what is called 'Christianity' has infiltrated most of society. Their leaders and their subservient are sent throughout the world to propagate their message of their denominational agendas. These religious men organize themselves into a religious body that compromises of cells, organs and parts where they hire someone to be their head. All one has to do is peruse the countless religious websites on the Internet and it takes little effort to find out who is the founder or 'father' of the particular religious group.
As the church grows, men must gather and have counsels to confer among each other the marketing vision of their 'father.' The people believe that they are organizing the 'Church of God' as they sit in what they deem to be the 'Temple of God.'
Who puts himself against all authority, lifting himself up over all which is named God or is given worship; so that HE TAKES HIS SEAT IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, putting himself forward as God? – 2 Thessalonians 2:4
Religious men have appointed themselves as heads of their church organizations.
You have probably heard of them as they are called the 'Church Fathers' as it points back to a particular man and his brand of doctrine. What is interesting is this man is never Christ.
God’s Organization or Man’s?
The ekklesia of Christ are organized in a much different way. It is not men who organize, but the Spirit of Christ. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, God has always intended to do things in a different manner that are done by His ways, not by man's ways.
To give them a fair head-dress in place of dust, the oil of joy in place of the clothing of grief, praise in place of sorrow; so that they may be named TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE PLANTING OF THE LORD, and so that he may have glory. – Isaiah 61:3
If the trees are not planted of God, then the trees must organize themselves. When trees try to organize trees, something quite interesting takes place.
One day the trees went out to MAKE A KING for themselves; and they said to the olive-tree, BE KING OVER US. But the olive-tree said to them, Am I to give up my wealth of oil, by which men give honour to God, and go waving over the trees? Then the trees said to the fig-tree, YOU COME AND BE KING OVER US. But the fig-tree said to them, Am I to give up my sweet taste and my good fruit and go waving over the trees? Then the trees said to the vine, YOU COME AND BE KING OVER US....
Am I to give up my wine, which makes glad God and men, to go waving over the trees? Then all the trees said to the thorn, YOU COME AND BE KING OVER US. And THE THORN SAID to the trees, If it is truly your desire to make me your king, then come and PUT YOUR FAITH IN MY SHADE; AND IF NOT, MAY FIRE COME OUT OF THE THORN, burning up the cedars of Lebanon. – Judges 9:8-15
When people desire to have a king over them in the church system they have built for themselves, they will hire a 'thorn.' This is the worst tree of the bunch where a man desires to take a lofty position to lord himself over others. The deal is, if the 'thorn' is supposedly 'anointed' by them, then all others must submit to him. A refusal to submit would mean being devoured by fire.
Doesn’t this sound like a raw deal to you?
Yet all the other trees desired the thorn to be their head. The people rejected the true King for an imposter to rule over them instead.
Religious history attests to those who would not conform to the thorn’s dominion over them as their refusal meant being burned at the stake.
In Judges, Gideon was asked by the people to come and rule over them. He was considered a good tree, but good trees knew that promoting trees over other trees would not be about serving at all.
But Gideon said to them, I will not be a ruler over you, and my son will not be a ruler over you: IT IS THE LORD WHO WILL BE RULER OVER YOU. – Judges 8:23
One of Gideon’s sons desired a lofty position and promotion over the other trees. In his ambition, he killed sixty-nine of Gideon’s sons and was made king. He continued to be a thorn amongst all the other trees until he himself was slain.
Men’s attempt to organize themselves today always leads to corruption. They continue to fail in their understanding that there is only one who has been appointed King of kings and Lord of lords. In their behaviours, they continue to reject Kingdom principles for the ways of the world.
And the Lord said to Samuel, Give ear to the voice of the people and what they say to you: they have not been turned away from you, but they have been turned away from me, NOT DESIRING ME TO BE KING OVER THEM. – 1 Samuel 8:7
But THE PEOPLE GAVE NO ATTENTION TO THE VOICE OF SAMUEL; and they said, No, but we will have a king over us. – 1 Samuel 8:19
The people eventually got their wish.
Progressing to the New Testament, Christ taught the same principles of his Father.
And you may not be named guides: because one is your Guide, even Christ. BUT LET THE GREATEST AMONG YOU BE YOUR SERVANT. And whoever makes himself high will be made low, and whoever makes himself low will be made high. – Matthew 23:10-12
The ecclesiastical men who promote the counterfeit church system want to be kings. Their servants are indoctrinated to believe that their ordained heads of their denominations will give them all the answers to their problems.
- Men with Titles in False Churches
The modern “church” is full of men with titles, but these professional titles that are pinned upon these men do not come from God, but men themselves.
The Corrupt Church System
When people follow the ways and principles of the world, it will always lead to corruption. The corruption creates a need for the people desiring to have someone to come and take away their problems. What they fail to recognize is that it in their desire to have someone rule over them, they create the very corruption that gives them so many problems.
Gideon refused to be ruler because he knew that God was already their King. In the New Testament, the apostles did not appoint kings because they knew that Christ was appointed by his Father to be King.
The reason Christ was crucified was that he exposed the religious man who desired to have elite status as 'kings,' which he clearly opposed.
But you may not be named Teacher: for one is your teacher, and YOU ARE ALL BROTHERS. – Matthew 23:8
But Jesus said to them, You see that the rulers of the Gentiles are lords over them, and their great ones have authority over them. LET IT NOT BE SO AMONG YOU: but if anyone has a desire to become great among you, LET HIM BE YOUR SERVANT; And whoever has a desire to be first among you, LET HIM TAKE THE LOWEST PLACE – Matthew 20:25-27
- The Pastor and the Moses Complex
Most people falsely assume that hierarchical structure in Church is of God where they look up to and are led by a prominent salaried official.
Overlords of the Church
Church leaders have twisted Scripture for their own gain and take the term 'overseer' to mean overlord, and 'oversight' to mean lording.
Oversight is really synonymous with serving and has nothing to do with having having arbitrary authority as a religious overlord.
Keep watch over the flock of God which is in your care, using your authority, not as forced to do so, but gladly; and not for unclean profit but with a ready mind; NOT AS LORDS OVER GOD'S HERITAGE, but making yourselves examples to the flock. – 1 Peter 5:2-3
We can be sure that every man-made organization is an abomination in the sight of God. It is a storehouse of dead branches that are gathered to be burned. They have been the persecutors of God’s people since the time of Cain and Abel. They build their towers and have rejected the foundation stone by not building upon the rock. The result is counterfeit buildings are created with counterfeit builders.
Take note, all of you, and all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, WHOM YOU PUT TO DEATH ON THE CROSS, whom God gave back from the dead, even through him is this man now before you completely well. HE IS THE STONE WHICH YOU BUILDERS HAD NO USE FOR, but which has been made the chief stone of the building. – Acts 4:10-11
Christ said he would build his ekklesia, but the religious elite have rejected the Son of the living God for one of their own making. Biblical history attests to this all the way back to Genesis.
And they said, Come, let us make a town, and a tower whose top will go up as high as heaven; and LET US MAKE A GREAT NAME FOR OURSELVES – Genesis 11:4
And he saith unto me, 'To build to it a house in the land of Shinar.' And it hath been prepared and hath been placed there ON ITS BASE. – Zechariah 5:9-11
Nothing has really changed today. Religious men continue to build their foundations on sand. They do not understand that trees cannot organize trees as it will always lead to corruption.
God’s People are not confined inside Big Boxes
The erection of a religious buildings and calling it 'church' is a counterfeit and a deception.
To the great meeting and ekklesia of the first of those WHO ARE NAMED IN HEAVEN, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of good men made complete. – Hebrews 12:23
The ekklesia are of the firstborn who are of Christ as written in heaven, not on the membership certificates of religious social clubs confined to this corrupt world.
We are called to serve among equal brethren where one is our master, Christ our Saviour. No one else can take that role.
For three things the earth is moved, and there are four which it will not put up with: A SERVANT WHEN HE BECOMES A KING; a man without sense when his wealth is increased. – Proverbs 30:21-22
The genuine ekklesia of Christ will not be brought down by carnal men from their heavenly position to an earthly one. If they allow it, it becomes what is called 'church' today.
- Escaping the Grip of Spiritual Babylon that is the Church System
God is calling His people to come out the "harlot daughters" that are denominations of the modern "church" and enter into the New Spiritual Jerusalem.
Babylon and all her harlots can be found upon the earth. Her builders and makers are men who desire earthly organization and carnal authority.
Just like Abraham, the ekklesia are the called put ones who focus on things from above and understand that their maker and builder is from above. Their places of worship are not bound to buildings built with man’s hands.
Unfortunately, most will continue to reject the one true builder of the ekklesia for man’s earthly organizations instead.
But still, THE MOST HIGH HAS NOT HIS RESTING-PLACE IN HOUSES MADE WITH HANDS, as the prophet says, Heaven is the seat of my power, and earth is a resting-place for my feet: what sort of house will you make for me, says the Lord, or what is my place of rest? – Acts 7:48-49
Christ destroyed the earthly temples built with man’s hands and raised temples that are not built in that manner. No man can build it; therefore, any building that calls itself 'church' does not have its origins in the Father and the Son.
But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things of the future, through this greater and better Tent, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is to say, NOT OF THIS WORLD – Hebrews 9:11
Christ is the Head of his body who are the ekklesia. He fills them with the fullness of his spirit that is one with the Father. It is not about a big box with a steeple on it filled with religious people. The ekklesia of Christ are a spiritual body who have spiritual eyes who are able to see the Kingdom of God.
Carnal religious men want to see things with their physical eyes and they must funnel through the doors of their church building becoming minions of the kings that they desire to appoint for themselves. They desire an earthly king instead of a heavenly one.
The Jews did not recognize Christ as King because they wanted to be like the heathens in their worldly organizations. Today, it is no different as many are blinded and cannot recognize who has been appointed as head of God's people.
If you had knowledge of me, you would have knowledge of my Father: you have knowledge of him now AND HAVE SEEN HIM. – John 14:7
Those in the church system have the headship of a 'thorn' instead. In doing so, they give honour and glory the image of the Beast by giving power to it. From their earthly religious organizations, they usurp the role of Christ and give authority to ecclesiastical men instead.
We are to be the house of the spirit of the Father and His Son. To make it anything other than that will be gathered for burning at the end of the age.
As then THE EVIL PLANTS ARE GOT TOGETHER AND BURNED WITH FIRE, so will it be in the end of the world. – Matthew 13:40
Are you a part of the physical organization called church?
Who kept faith with God who gave him his place, even as Moses did in all his house. And it was right for this man to have more honour than Moses, even as the builder of a house has more honour than the house....
For every house has a builder; but the builder of all things is God. And Moses certainly kept faith AS A SERVANT, in all his house, and as a witness of those things which were to be said later; But Christ as a son, OVER HIS HOUSE; WHOSE HOUSE ARE WE, if we keep our hearts fixed in the glad and certain hope till the end. – Hebrews 3:3-6
- The Organized Religion of Church versus The Spiritual Organism of the Ekklesia
The Early Ekklesia, as attested in the New Testament reveals how the body of Jesus Christ organized, which is strikingly different to the practiced counterfeit organized religion of the Church system.
- The Tabernacle, the Temple, the Synagogue and the Church
Is there any evidence in the Bible that man-made tabernacles, temples, synagogues and churches that are known as places of worship were actually used for the same purposes today?
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