Another chapter to the Invisible Church. All of the posts on the Invisible Church has either been on the Hypocrisy of the Religious Church, and the Unity of God’s people. This one will be the exact same, in a whole new point of view.
The Invisible Church as said in the last posts, is a Church without walls. A church who is willing to leave their local church to preach the gospel. A Church who doesn’t just sit on a pew, but move around their community to win souls. Before the Local Religious churches existed, there was the Invisible Church.
The Church with 4 walls was only created to publicly Worship God, and to Fellowship with fellow Christians. To encourage one another. A place to get revived in the spirit when yours is weak, a place to bring a sacrifice of praise to the Alter of the Lord. A place to hear the Word of God from a Pastor. Whose job is to teach, reprove, and rebuke. A Pastor is your teacher and servant and protector. Nothing else. Though he is a chosen Man of God, with a very important job, he is not something that you should worship. Because he should be working to bring God glory. Not himself.
But the Invisible church are the Children of God who want more then that. They want to share what they have with the other people of the world. They feel a deep and heavy burden to bring others to Christ, lest those people spend an eternity in Hell. They aren’t selfish to keep the grace of God to themselves but pass this love and mercy to others. They want to help others, by giving them food, water, shelter, love…and hope. The invisible church deny themselves and take on the burdens and infirmities of others. They use their strength to help the weak. They are the eyes for the blind and the ears for the deaf. They shine the light to those who are lost in the dark. The invisible church doesn’t just worship God on Sunday mornings, but every day. Their faith and prayer and daily living, are found worthy of God’s calling and love. They live their daily life better than most live a Sunday morning life. They stand for what they believe in no matter what the consequences. They are persecuted by many, and loved by few.
The bible says,
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:1-6
It’s easy to see what Paul was trying to say here. He tells us that we should love and protect and help one another. Jesus preached over and over about loving your neighbors. As a matter of fact He said it was one of the greatest commandment. When Jesus walked on this earth, He didn’t condemn the world because of their sins like the local church is apt to do, but He showed them love. It didn’t matter if they were diseased, cussed like a sailor, or even an adulterous woman, He loved them. Though we always hear that we should love our neighbor as yourself, Jesus goes a little deeper then that in another verse. He says
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34
Love your neighbor as He has loved us? What is that supposed to mean? He has unconditional love for us. He loves us when we are filthy in sin, He loves us when we are pure and holy. He loves us when we curse Him, He loves us when we put the nails in His hands. He loves us no matter our race, gender or age. He loves everyone so much that He died for us as said in John 3:16. He loves us so much He took the cross off of our shoulders and said He would take our infirmities and pain for us. He loves us so much He died and went to hell, so we wouldn’t have to. And that is how He commands us to love our neighbor.
Then Paul goes to say that there is One Body, One God, and One Spirit. He is pointing out here that we are all Christians, who is one body, and we serve the same God. Yet for some reason the churches today think we all are so different and believe so different that we have to separate and avoid discussions on religion lest we argue. Here is the latest news people. God didn’t call you together to argue. He called you together to agree. To know that Jesus is Lord, beside him there is no other. He don’t care if your Methodist, Baptist or Pentecostal. He justs wants you to love Him, live for him, obey His commandments and live a life worthy of His calling towards you. Did Jesus not say that if Kingdom should fight against itself, that Kingdom will fall? The spirit of separation is what is causing the churches to fall today. But it is time for the church to rise from its little hole we put ourselves into and stand tall and stand strong.
The spirit of Unity is what the church needs. Acts 2 we see the disciples sitting in the upper room. They were waiting on something Jesus had promised them. But they wasn’t bickering and complaining and fighting against each other. The bible says they were in one mind and one place when the Holy Ghost fell on them. Look at that closely, they were in one place (you know, kind of like a church), and in one mindset. All of the disciples were looking for the same thing. They prayed diligently for the same thing. They searched for the same God, they longed to see their savior, their souls cried out unto God to show them more. And they wasn’t going anywhere until they got what they came for. That is how the church needs to be today. Even though not every Christian can go to the same church, we all need to seek the same thing. When the church finds that Spirit of Unity, the impossible becomes very possible. Even God knew how strong His creation would be when they all work together.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Genesis 11:1-6
The story of the tower of Babel is a prime example. Everyone had the same speech. They had the same mindset. They had the same goal. And when they had an idea they formed together and made it happen. But here is the key verse. The Lord seen the tower and said they have one language and are all together and God seen the strength of His creation when the spirit of Unity was upon them. He seen people uniting to complete a goal they had set out to do. And when He seen that unity in His people, He said, NOTHING will be restrained from them. They will be able to do things that they thought were impossible. They will be able to do anything they want. Nothing will be restrained from them. That is the spirit of unity. Though at this time it was a bad thing because it was not the right time, it happened again a couple of thousands years later in the upper room. Only this time, the timing was perfect. And their hearts were pure. And if the people who lived over 4000 years ago can do that, and the disciples nearly 2000 years ago can do that, then whats wrong with the church today? It is time for the church to rebuild the bond together and become one body again.
We are One Church
With One Vision
Serving One God.
So who are you?