Let No One Steal Your Crown
Saturday morning, September 1, 2001
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple courtyards, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:42-47).
What is “Church”? Nice people with a reasonable “belief system”? NO! It can be nothing less than Jesus’ Life come down from Heaven for us and in us, intimately Connected, “joined and knit,” “contending as One Man” together. JESUS lived again (as reported above)—living EXACTLY as He had for His physical life with His then-Followers—when He came IN His People!
The ONLY “Church” is JESUS’ LIFE expressed AS HIS BODY, every day. Anything else is weak form, without substance, leavening the entire batch.
Lived under Apostolic guidance demonstrated and Recorded above, and now commanded below, along with 10,000 other Truths...all with unbelievable consequences and rewards for living it daily, or not living it daily...
“Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. You must warn each other every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. But never forget the warning:
“‘Today you must listen to his voice. Don’t harden your hearts against him as Israel did when they rebelled.’
“And who were those people who rebelled against God, even though they heard his voice? Weren’t they the ones Moses led out of Egypt? And who made God angry for forty years? Wasn’t it the people who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom was God speaking when he vowed that they would never enter his place of rest? He was speaking to those who disobeyed him. So we see that they were not allowed to enter his rest because of their unbelief.” (Hebrews 3:12-19).
We need each other, Family! “A hundred mothers, brothers, sisters!”
“I HAVE NEED OF YOU!” is the testimony of the Scriptures, the heartbeat of the Spirit, the Plan of the Father, and the Life of the Resurrected Son that the gates of hell cannot prevail against!