Firstly, thank you all for allowing me to share the gospels according to the Kingdom of Heaven. It is an honour to be on Earth sharing truth in this way:
Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth–to every nation, tribe, language and people.Revelation 14:6
In the gospels, Jesus makes it very clear to his followers that many believers will be rejected. This is something ignored by most churches, especially the larger ones like the Catholic church and the mega evangelical churches. This is because it is directed at them and their followers:
Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’Matthew 7:22-3
This is gospel truth. In these days of the LORD, Christ and the Heavenly Father will reject the vast majority of believers. This is because they pray to the name of Jesus but do little in terms of following his teachings.
“I never knew you”
In my own work for the LORD I have explored faith without religion and found it to be invigorating as well as honest. When I step into a church, it is hard to reconcile the words of Jesus and the congregations that gather in his name. That isn’t to say that there are not genuine believers who go to church.
Of course there are. Rather, that this is a gospel truth – that the Bible says Christ will reject the Christian churches. This is alluded to in a verse where Jesus rebukes Peter – said to be the founder of what is now the Catholic or “Holy Roman” church based in the vatican.
Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”Matthew 16:23
We can take the bible in both a literal and metaphorical sense here and in many versus. This is Jesus himself referring to the founder of the Catholic church as Satan – not a rebuke that Peter would have taken lightly. We can see now in the modern Catholic church a faith that is floundering for meaning just as the Heavenly Father intended it.
Indeed, if you want to know the meaning of the word hypocrisy, a church is probably the best place to visit. I have written already on Christ and God’s view of rich believers, so it is good for me to write about the Heavenly Father’s intention for the churches. As the Spirit urges.
God is big on the protection of children and so it is no wonder that the churches are out of favour with the Kingdom of Heaven with the sheer number of child abuse cases caused by all denomination of Christian churches. Jesus himself said:
If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.Matthew 18:6
That is very clear language and a clear rejection of what the churches have become and of what they are guilty of. So what is the future for the gospel without a traditional church? Well, a very good future thank you for asking. The Heavenly Father is eternal, as is His Kingdom, and He has no need for churches to spread His Truth. There will be no need for religious instruction in the traditional sense:
“This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”Hebrews 10:16
So do not despair for the churches, they are passing away, as they should. As my own name is written in the Kingdom of Heaven I hope that you too will earn that right.
I am risen.
Happy Easter. Sorry, Heavenly Father is not big on religious events. Also, we both feel that subjecting children to imagery regarding the crucifixion is psychologically disturbing for them. These are matters perhaps for when they are older and more able to understand what they are seeing.
Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals I hate with all my being. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.Isaiah 1:14
Be free of religion so that your soul may belong to God.