April 11, 2019
When church was born on this earth, it was born with the manifestation of God’s power, divinity and glory (Acts 2:1-4). The nature of church is always covered by and manifests the divinity, glory & power of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 16:18-19). No wonder, history records in the period of 200 years from the birth of Jesus, Christianity has dominated the entire civilized world at that time (the world under the Roman Empire).
But now church has become outward, humane, and even worldly! Church has fallen into the dark ages where truth has been corrupted. As an institution, it has directly involved in politics.
Instead of being the light and salt of the world, church and all the leaders at that time became the source of corruption and darkness! Up till now, churches all around the world have not fully recovered from the influence of the dark ages.
1. God is reforming His church
1 Peter 4:17 For it is time for judgment to begin, STARTING WITH THE HOUSE OF GOD. And if it starts with us, what will be the fate of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God?
First, God will reform His church before He uses it to reform the world! The Father pours out His word & Spirit into His churches to reform them. All this time church has become a religious, worldly and humane institution, formed by the world, cut off from the divine life that flows from the throne room!
Through reformation (in leadership, the flow of life, the purpose of church and also corporate life that have been missing from church since every member of church has lived individually; apart from God’s eternal purpose), God is setting His church (His body) to function as it should be; to manifest His glory, sovereignty, power and divinity.
While I was writing the above message, I received an impression from the Holy Spirit: As everyone in this world needs to experience new born – to become a new creation, so is My church! I will ‘regenerate’ My church in My power, divinity & glory!
Through new born experience, I bring every believer to be reconnected with, to enjoy and to live in the reality of My kingdom. To live in the reality of My kingdom means they can live in My power, glory, so is My church! I will bring My church to experience direct interaction with My power, glory and divinity!
When My church was first born in this world, it was born in the manifestation of My power, divinity and glory! But even though it had enjoyed the reality of My power, it still ‘traded’ My glory with the richest of the world; and it was separated from the glory of the throne room! But now, I bring My church back to the throne room, so that it can move in My power, glory and divinity and grow day by day. My church will fulfill everything and manifest the fullness of Christ in this world.
This message will continue tomorrow.
Ps. Steven Agustinus