I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:19
Jesus said that He would build His church, not man and He said that the very gates of Hell would not prevail or have victory against it. In spite of hundreds of years of attacks by misguided leadership, false brethren, false prophets, man-made religion, tradition, doctrines of demons, paganism, and yes, even by Lucifer himself, she exists today, scattered throughout the world, hidden for the most part in obscurity. An organic expression of the Lord Jesus Christ growing in faith and spreading His message of truth by a priesthood of disciples who have given all to follow Him.
The most powerful entity in the universe, the body of the risen Savior, although for the most part today totally misunderstood, none the less she is a formidable force to be reckoned with. Armed with the weapons of war, given authority over the powers of darkness, sickness and even death itself, she moves throughout the earth spreading the gospel of salvation and making disciples in the image of the Lord Jesus Christ. For eons she has been tried and tested over and over again but always proven loyal to her Lord when true men of God inhabit her in truth without selfish motives and prideful ambition.
A body of sold out disciples of Christ, washed in His blood, delivered from sin and death and anointed with His Spirit, they are held together, free from the bondage of men and tradition by a bond of love for one another. Knit together by that which each part supplies, they grow up into Christ who is the Head of all rule and authority. Signs, wonders and miracles follow her steps as she traverses the paths of righteousness, fulfilling the wishes of the Lord Jesus Christ being led exclusively by the Holy Spirit's voice. A supernatural expression of the Lord Jesus under His Headship and direction coming from the throne of the Most High God, creating an organic body of humans who have been given the stewardship of the mysteries of the kingdom.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, and through all, and in you all. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Ephesians 4:4-7
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
When one becomes a born again believer in Christ, repents of his sins and acknowledges Jesus as His Lord, the Holy Spirit enters him to reside forever. Immediately the new convert is accepted into the body of Christ and becomes a member of the general assembly (festal gathering) and church of the firstborn who are registered in Heaven. Born from above, filled with the Holy Spirit, joined to the saints of God, the new believer becomes a living sacrifice totally given to the wishes of His Lord!
Having come out of the world, the new believer begins to be nourished by the pure milk of the word as he grows into a spiritual man and becomes strong in the Lord being conformed to His image. A new stone added to a living temple, joined to his new family and knit together by what each one supplies to one another, thus supplying spiritual life to the body, they begin to grow and multiply as the Lord adds to their numbers. No division, denomination or human intervention, the spiritual house is filled with the presence and power of God fulfilling His will and divine purpose in the earth, making disciples and spreading the message of eternal life to a lost and dying world.
A supernatural race of the royal linage of the Lord Jesus Christ emerges from the earth, purchased with the blood of the Lamb of God, empowered with His Holy Spirit, humble in appearance, gifted and filled with wisdom and knowledge, a new priesthood of believers becomes the very house of the living God. Armed with the message of eternal life and the weapons of war, the body of the risen Savior traverses the planet in search of the poor and needy, the lost and dying, and those who are desperate for the mercy and forgiveness of a holy God who loves them. Called out of darkness and chosen to serve as priests of God, this holy nation of believers give up their lives in the service of the King of all kings and Cornerstone of Christianity, the Lord Jesus Christ!
THE BRIDE, THE BODY, THE HOUSE, AND THE FAMILY
From cover to cover in God's word the church is referred to as a family and never as an organization. From the garden to the grave God speaks in a language of love for His bride, His body, His house and His family, even the temple is a house laid with human stones, a spiritual residence for the Most High! A supernatural organism, birthed in the heavenlies, brought to earth and planted, it remains today the very body of the Lord Jesus Christ.
No power, no truth, only lies and man-made religion, poisoning the spirit's of millions of innocent baby sheep, seduced into a den of thieves, self help gurus, and down right false shepherds! This diabolical scheme has literally destroyed the spiritual lives and stunted their spiritual growth by denying them the right to share their God-given gifts to the rest of the body by holding them captive in a kindergarten of death! If this message stirs something deep down in your spirit, or makes you mad, then I suggest you dust your Bible off and read the story, check out what I am saying and open your eyes to the truth that maybe, just maybe, you too have been deceived by the master of subterfuge, (a trick or device used in order to conceal, escape, or evade) Lucifer, the shinning one and residing angel of light!
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:10-12