The church is important to God. The church is also known as the body of Christ, which he purchased with his blood.
Jesus Christ expects believers to carefully handle the affairs of his church, and ensure it fulfills the purpose for which it was founded.
God’s warnings to some early churches are highlighted in multiple places in the bible. (Read Revelation 2 and Revelation 3).
God’s warnings given in the bible still apply to today’s churches.
Paul also admonished the church to maintain a godly position and remain relevant for God’s kingdom.
During his farewell speech to the elders at Ephesus, Paul declared a warning that was full of prophecies of the integrity battle that the end time churches would have to fight.
“Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:26-29).
Common Problems That Our Churches Must Address
Christian body must always appreciate the principles of the bible; uphold them, and practice them.
Jesus Christ – The Redeemer purchased his church with his own blood through his death on the cross, so that all people can have access to God.
Christ established his church for the purpose of benefiting Christians (and any other who would subscribe to the religion).
The Church to Acknowledge Its Failures and Change for Good
Christian body must acknowledge the fact that we are falling short of God’s expectations on subject of holiness and true love.
We (believers) must admit our failures, and come to the conclusion that we need to turn a new leaf to satisfy God.
Christians must make things right with God!
Holiness practices have become secondary for the present day churches.
While the church has not publicly denied God’s principle of holiness, we have secretly done so!
Our churches have substituted important topics such as righteousness and holiness for some convenient subjects – Which are not limited to faith, healing, and prosperity.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14 KJV).
The Roadmap to Appeasing God
Among other Christian topics that brethren need to hear, our church leaders must lay emphasis on holiness.
More importantly, Christian body must duly acknowledge the facts listed below and practice them:
- Christian body must prioritize gospel evangelization
- We must lay emphasis on the preaching of holiness as the basis of inheriting God’s kingdom
- We must emphasize the need to care for the poor
- We must stop denominational segregation
- We must uphold unbiased love among our faith community
It is important that believers pray for the revival of our churches so that we can remain relevant for God.
Our prayers and commitments will help us witness God’s power like the people of olden days (and much more!)
Please Pray for The Church
Pray for the Church of Jesus Christ, and Believers Throughout the World
Dear Jesus Christ, I appreciate the efforts you made to establish the church.
You established the church for the purpose of benefiting believers and glorify your name.
Please help the church to take the necessary steps needed to meet your expectations.
Help believers to walk and work together in true love.
Save the Body of Christ from segregation.
Please guide our church leaders to yield to the leadership of your Holy Spirit.
Help Christians throughout the world to prioritize gospel evangelization.
Help us to preach unbiased word of God that will benefit people at this end time!
Please empower believers to maintain good relationship with you.
Help us to keep radiating the light of your gospel from now on, and forever more!
For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
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