Beloved, the power of the Gathering of Kindred Spirits to which we are being called is in the Body once again being able to function as God designed.
It is written,(Hebrews 10:15>30) that God’s Children are to continually assemble (Gather) together and with purpose! In the course of time those who perceived themselves as God’s children, under the New Covenant, failed in regard to both requirements. Properly Gathering and fulfilling the purpose.
The consequences of the failure is obvious to all who are awakened to the condition of organized religion in the Name of the Christ. The prohibitions, clearly defined in the New Covenant were, in time, not respected or observed.
As a result, first the power of the message presented as the Gospel lost the ability to transform the hearer into the image of Christ or to bear the fruit of righteousness (of the Spirit) in the followers. Paul warned of the danger of the coming, other gospel, but in time the false other gospel gained favor among the many. Many of those who remained faithful to the true Gospel, suffered and died during the inquisition. At the direction of the leadership of the false gospel.
So much for “Thou Shalt Not Kill”, and courage in the face of that threat was a rather rare commodity.
At one time I came to think the remaining faithful fled into the mountains of Armenia, something I had read inspired the thought. If true I hope to meet their descendants one day.
The Protestant revolution against the all too obvious abuses of the promoters of the false gospel , has never realized the necessity of the prohibition against allowing division within the Body of Christ to continue to exist.
Again Paul warned and all in leadership authority(the Apostles and elders) agreed, that it was unacceptable to think in terms of division. It is written, (1st Corinthians 1:9> 13) that there can be no divisions within the True Body of Christ. But the errors introduced by the false gospel had taken root long before the revolution.
Indeed, the Protestant revolution only increased the error of division and its perception of acceptability. Resulting in the present state of error expressed in the form of the ever increasing number of so-called Christian denominations. Those who deny my assertion are simply blinded to reality.
The repeated warnings of “The Word” to guard against any deviation from “The Gospel” were in time, taken no more seriously than “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Because people were apparently lulled to sleep by the false gospel over time, into believing that with the coming of their Savior, the deceiver could no longer hold power over them. Or some such nonsense, as if they were free to believe whatever they were taught as long as it was in the name of christ. It is written,(1st John 2:14>19)(Mathew 24:5 & 11) , the antichrist shall come, be warned, but to no avail or we would not see the current state of dysfunction.
Those who continue to deny the Truth, do so to their own peril, because they refused to embrace it, by choice.
I have learned to be extremely careful in the choosing of my words, thus my use of the words, continue and choice.
Time for questions, what and if the Truth became so obscured that it became hidden from even the earnest desiring to believe and do God’s will? If so, what would be the device, the instrument employed to produce the obscurity. Thus the recurrence of expert theological opinions produced and promoted by the various divisions, denominationalism.
It would cause people to be forced to rely on whatever was available to them of Truth and do the best they could. And those seriously considering their circumstances, could never be content with the results.
Unfortunately: the second half of this posting was lost due to an error of inexperience with the workings of WordPress.
I will do my best, with the help of the Spirit, to reproduce that which was lost, under the same title, continued. As I believe that it was of significant value to warrant my effort. Thank you for your patience!
Have a truly Blessed day and every day hereafter!
In sincere love, Michael