“If you as human will not give stone as food to your children; as well as send your children to various educational institutions and apprenticeship with expectations for such children to be skilled. How much more will I gather people through my beloved Son Jesus Christ only to entertain them and leave them to live anyhow. Have I not asked for profit where I didn’t sow? Could these children be any different from my first born son Jesus Christ into whom all things end? ”
As part of God’s plan and purpose of adding more to the Body of Christ; It is for completing His desire to have all men created in His image to be made so through this process.But not at all for entertainment, or to belong to a club/organisation social or human conditioned institutions. They are also not charitable organisations or bodies. But charity is one of the virtues or fruits that will be found in those who enjoy, experience and express Christ in God.
Please carefully read but prayerfully every verse used with cross referencing the verses.Use more than one Bible to compare notes and also to have clarity.
I am deeply concerned though God builds His own church, however with the fact that millions are made to follow a few (clergy or founders) when as a matter of truth each one of us is to race together with every one (including the clergy or founders).
It is not a competition though but each one of us will be individually rewarded or appraised. This however altogether means we are all members of the Body of Christ or One Church. Having one identity ( none denominational) one Christ one Saviour One Spirit with many functions and most importantly ONE TRIUNE GOD. Each one of us endowed with the spirit of Christ anointed with gift/s or something for the building of the Body.
God therefore always as a Person in Spirit has a will and emotions. And therefore will have desires, plan and purpose. Throughout human history God when dissatisfied with human ways calls out or separate a nation or people unto Himself ie for Himself. In Adam we had Enosh and in after the called race beginning with Abram later honoured with the name Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel and Joseph. Through Moses Joshua and Caleb.
So like the Kingdom of Israel; the stock ( John the Baptist ;God/Jesus Christ;the apostles and elders from of which the Gentiles were grafted to be called the body of Christ. This I believe anyone who is truly called and chosen by God to serve Him in our Lord Jesus Christ will cherish the vision which is only God’s.Even Christ said of Himself, He was a messenger as well as the Holy Spirit the comforter both whom though one in the Trinity or Triune God. They never contested God for the Godhead but were fully obedient and committed to Him. God had a vision before the foreknowledge of our (Christians) birth and during our call or separation . That is what the reason was which gave cause to the calls or separation of children of God, hitherto called Christians.
How the called and chosen men handled their respective assignments in the Bible:
Starting with Nehemiah it was God who showed him the vision of handling the rebuilding of the broken or damaged walls of Jerusalem. Hallelujah! . That is why they were obedient and prayerful always and so the faithful God never left them.
Neh.1:1-7:73.The rebuilding of the walls of the city of Jerusalem was God’s planned recovery amongst the first elect. It was for God’s testimony for the accomplishment of His economy or so to say how such people were to live to the glory of God and also under His authority.
Nehemiah’s preparation:—- (Neh.1:4-11 )Even though Nehemiah must have known his call however he didn’t plunge immediately to start rebuilding the walls. He instead beseeched God for direction and the methods of recovery as this was His God’s business. This he did and heard from God before starting even the initial activities and never relented throughout Neh. 2:1-8).
I presume the modern day person/s believing that they have been chosen by God for any tax with Him but not for Him ought to do without ceasing . For to know the will of God we need to seek the face of God to be one with Him. Totally forsaking the self presopositions but allowing God to use the person. Before the establishment of any home cell ‘family cell ( lamp stand ) leading to a lampstand or fellowship for the local community or neighbourhood, village or suburb as in the case of Big cities with manageable numbers so that every soul is well catered for.
Planning and building: Neh.2:9-16;.Nehemiah never lifted his knee before God whilst in consultation with first God and individuals and groups who could help along during the execution of the plan with God. Though the spokesman and then elder he saw only God as the visionary and other persons as partners irrespective of their social ranking. They how ever respected authorities and admired the elders and functioning officers amongst them.It was not democratic or anything else, except that such people with the backing of God had His grace and appeared attractive through Christ.
Nehemiah and his team mocked: You have to remember that the true prophets (Jeremiah eg )and any one called to serve God (Jesus Christ ) and their team (Apostles) will be mocked by the imitators or those whose spiritual back up have been humanly adulterated. That is God has not deserted them but no longer function in the forefront with Him . All sorts of theological and confucius arguments will be used to obstruct your/their way.
The Jews or Judaism also said they were the children of Abraham of course that was through. But
Oh time to pray. Let’s continue if God is willing next Lord’s Day Sunday. Enjoy and experience Jesus Christ your self but remain teachable; And should many such people meet the shakina glory of God glows , the cooperate anointing does wonders not magic though or trills. The Spirit intensified SEVEN TIMES for end times activities by God will be ours to benefit.