Saturday, November 1, 2014

Leaving the Land of Slavery: EBook on Genuine Revival and the Glorious Church
Finally, the book "Leaving the Land of Slavery" is out for sale online in e-book form. It is about God's formula in the bible on genuine church revival and how the glorious church of Jesus Christ--which is without spot or wrinkle--should be started and operated to build God's Kingdom on earth.

To be sure it is radical and contains nothing of the usual. It depicts what churches are today--all man and nothing of God--and how God's genuine church in Christ is yet to be manifested to all since world history began.

Fact is, since man took over church from Acts, we have not yet allowed God's Word and principles to build his church on earth. Everything has been of man and how he adulterated the Word of God to suit his designs, building his own empires, which are the denominations.

But in these last days, God is going to restore everything back to his will, Word, and ways. "Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets," [Acts 3.21]. Everything church denominations took out of the Word--signs and wonders, spiritual gifts, true holiness, Holy Spirit power, glorious church without spot or wrinkle or any blemish, perfection, one body of Christ, one true church, and even God's Word itself--will be fully restored by God before Jesus comes back. This is so exciting!

Church revival at best today is man's program to promote his denomination. It's not about seeking God and his will--it's seeking how to further strengthen their church denominations and promote them so they can up the membership and "church income." The apt term is empire revival. I've seen all the gimmicks they do to have a semblance of "revival"--they orchestrate testimonies,  award members to encourage them, do artificial worship and choir singing, and the like. Everything is programmed. Nothing is genuinely the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. 

We have heard of "great" revivals which were all denominational in nature, but they are nothing compared to what God will do in these last days when finally he will demolish all hindrances to the "complete unity" of all believers Jesus prayed for in John 17, including the complete unity of all apostles, prophets, and evangelists of modern times worldwide. As it is today, everyone tends to form his or her own denomination eventually, even so-called apostolic and prophetic ministries.

Leaving the Land of Slavery is an eye-opener to what God is planning and is starting to do in these last days. Click on the image below to buy.

Music is the Life of the Church?

I was typing an article while my dear wife was listening to a Christian radio program when the guest said over the radio how music is the life of the church, or something to that effect. He discussed how church should zero in more on music today because God's presence is already felt strongly through music to touch people's lives even before actual church service begins. 

We're not just criticizing what church people do here--we believe that faithfulness to God's Word and ways is better than what we think we accomplish in church and in our ministries. 

To many church people, "worship" is singing and music. That has been the wrong notion going around for decades now, even centuries perhaps. We think that good church music (and what we mean by "good" is music that "touches" us and makes us cry and go to the altar) is a major part of worship, if not being worship itself. So we see church musicians and worship teams and choir members practicing for hours--sometimes even days--to "perfect" their presentation and blend all voices.

Funny how many Christians believe that no one can be perfect even in Christ but practice hard, over and over again, to "perfect" their choir or worship team performance. Why else would they keep practicing--sometimes even spending sleepless nights--if they don't believe in "perfecting" their singing or music? What God's Flesh believes is, we should perfect our lives in Christ more than we should spend effort to perfect our church music.

Back to worship teams or choir members, when they perform on stage with perfect blending voices and instruments, the congregation clap with teary eyes and say that God is in their midst. Well, worship or no worship, God is always in our midst--because he is everywhere. And that Presence is not there because we worship good according to worldly standards (the church measures "worship quality" the same way the world measures stage performances, especially where music and singing are concerned). God's Presence is there because of his grace and mercy--it's not due to any "quality" we ascribe to our performance.

Singing and music are but a very small part of true worship. If true worship were the size of a basketball, singing and music are but one tiny, minuscule speck of dust on it your eyes won't see. True worship is the WORD, first and last, Alpha and Omega. When you soak deep in the spoken WORD, Jesus Christ promises to be there personally (not just his omnipresence) with the Father and reveal himself to you [John 14.21]. 

"Whoever has my commands and keeps them 
is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be 
loved by my Father, and I too will love them 
and show myself to them."

That's true worship that God wants and rewards with his unique presence--not our singing or music.

Now, the Psalmist, David son of Jesse, was immersed in the spoken Word of God and that made him break into singing and writing psalms for God. It is different with most "worshipers" today. They treat the bible lightly and focus on sharpening their singing or music skills. I've seen a lot of them. They're so good at entertaining the audience on stage but their lives are empty where the spoken Word of God is concerned. And they can make people go to the altar and cry!

Look at what Paul said on true worship: "..offer (or present) your bodies (or lives) as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God--this is your spiritual worship [Romans 12]. And holiness and acceptability to God, again, goes back to John 14:21. 

Music is never the life of the church. The WORD is.

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