What is the Holy Spirit of God saying to the churches today? first let us be clear in our minds what we are talking about, when the name church is referred to, the church is a body of people, believers who are joined together by exercising their faith in the lord.
The church is also a physical place where believers congregate to worship God, and the people who go to church are often called Christians, or followers of Christ. The church therefore is a not an edifice made of bricks and mortar, although it resembles a large building, it is a habitation of the Spirit to build up a spiritual house.
If you are a Christian, then you have joined the believers who are called out of worldly habits to live under the government of Jesus Christ. This body of believers began their work on the day of Pentecost, gathering momentum throughout the centuries until now, progress has been made by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and will continue until the church reaches the state of perfection where she is describe as without spot or wrinkles.
With the coming tribulation storms on the horizon, anxious winds are blowing, knowledge is increasing, and mankind is in deeper search of answers to global crises, what is the Spirit of God saying to the churches? Will the world find time to listen amides the financial chaos? In many respect we resemble a people still searching for a way out of the wilderness, and only God knows the right way, only God has the right answers.
When deprivation is on the increase, violent crimes, thefts, murders, and the practice of covetousness, Christ is still speaking to his earthly body, urging the church onwards to the closure, no slacking at the last hurdle, like poetry in motion, she will be presented as a spotless bride.
God wants his people to be strengthen by the word, believe and practice the teaching, without compromising the validity of the gospel, a large part of the work that the Holy Ghost is doing right now, is to anointing the believers for, is to go out and spread the good news of salvation to others to fulfill the great commission, he wants the body to be corporate and leisure, reaching believers and none believers in the world.
Often people are disillusion with their life, things not going as they had planned, sometimes they have had bad experiences, and they are searching for answers, which is not always given by friends and relatives, anger with God comes in their frustration, and the teaching about Christ and what the bible says goes unheeded. It is important that the church recognize the need to instruct believers to fulfill their roles in the body of Christ.
In reminiscing the events in the church in the wilderness, not all the children of Israel live their lives according to what they were told, but went on from day to day mourning and grumbling, yet if they had follow careful instructions, they would no doubt have entered the promise land.
Today we are in a quandary, people lack faith, and they said it is impossible to live according to what God has said in his words, Christian living is conscious choice, freely entered into, therefore it is possible because individuals have made the choice, our natural instinct is to look back at failure and recoil in ourselves, but faith in God can make our lives overflow with grace and mercy.
There is a powerful force in forgiveness, I used to write about it, and think about it quite a bit, it is so wonderful to be forgiven, the guilt goes away, the pain is subsided, freedom comes from the things we believe or the things that are known to be guiding principles, and they are truly accepted by humanity.
We must believe for ourselves what God wants best for us. He is speaking loud and clear through the work of the Holy Spirit among different nationalities from Europe and South America, Gods words have been carried by powerful anointed servants, who are listening to his voice in the cool of the afternoon, and before the early morning dew falls, they are upon their knees awaiting instructions.
I read in the gospel that when the Lord was teaching his disciples about the end times, they were intrigue by the passion of the mystery that was hidden in the message.
And he urged them to share his passion of this mystery with the world,
We are forgiven out of the obedience to the Lord, in so doing we receive the reward of liberty in the Kingdom of God. When we stop, look and listen, we will hear what the spirit is saying to the churches.
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
And the LORD answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:1-3
The church has gone through much, and still stands the test of time, having done all to stand. I will stand therefore in the Liberty of Christ Jesus, having my loins girded. Putting on the whole armor of god to withstand the onslaught goes the Devil, which is like a roaring lion, going dangerously about in the world seeking for easy prey.