ALERT: House Churches // WOE to the Shepherds// Finish the Race!
February 15, 2023 11:58 AM
"WOE TO THE SHEPHERDS destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the Lord. “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the Lord." Jeremiah 23:1-4
After my last video/blog on the STATE OF THE CHURCH, there were so many people that reached out to me about how they are now church-less, because their churches were leading people astray and/or had become compromised. Many shepherds of the flock have become ‘wolves in sheeps clothing.’ (Check out ‘Clergy Response Team”).
Then the LORD reminded me about HOUSE CHURCHES, and how they are needed during these times. There are now so many Christians have become displaced from the local church, and have no where to go! However, there are many alternatives than to going to a conventional church that is not following the ways of the LORD and HIS WORD.
One of these alternatives, is to start a home group right in your own home!! Remember that a church is really only TWO or MORE people…it is not about a building, or programs, or social clubs, or entertainment….it is for the meeting of HIS people to come together to worship, fellowship, prayer, and read HIS WORD.
For those who are looking for fellowship outside the mainstream church, think about starting one of your own…..maybe a biblestudy, prayer meeting, or just a time of fellowship. There are also ministries that people can do together, that can become a time for prayer and fellowship…..such as feeding the poor, helping at a near-by homeless shelter, or volunteering at an assistant living center for the elderly. There are so many people that need help, that you don’t have to search too far to find a place to minister for the LORD! All it takes is a few people who are looking for like-minded people, to take the ‘plunge,’ and start meeting together.
There is an excellent series, that came out awhile ago, about HOUSE CHURCHES that is really very enlightening….and it ministered to me, so I thought I would share it once again. Hopefully, it will provide some ‘food for thought,’ and help provide alternatives. There are 6 videos, but each one is only about 10 minutes long:
HERE IS A PROPHETIC DREAM I RECEIVED ABOUT HOME CHURCHES IN 2021:
PROPHETIC DREAM: UNDERGROUND CHURCH
Pray and seek the LORD to see if HE is leading you in doing something right in your own neighborhood! Let HIM lead, and guide you for the details……HE will open the RIGHT DOORS at the RIGHT TIME, if you follow the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT
“not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20
On February 7th, 2023, I received a message while praying:
“I will give vision to MY people, so they will understand the times that they are in. Man-made doctrines will be smashed, and swept away, as the truth will become revealed. Many of MY people are deceived by false ideas, and have been mislead. They need to study the WORD for themselves to further understand the days that they are living in.
It is NOT what they have been taught, but something quite different. If you ask the HOLY SPIRIT to lead you into all the TRUTH, your eyes will be opened.
Question everything, and trust no one, accept the SPIRIT’s leading. Many are in danger of falling away because of great disappointment and sorrow. They will think I have abandoned them, when in fact, it is just that they have believed the enemy’s lies and deceptions! Seek discernment, like never before, so you do not fall into that trap!”
Then the LORD started reminded me, through some personal admonishments, of what HE wants me to be doing. I will share a portion of it, because I believe it pertains to all.
Here is what I heard:
“Yes, MY COMING is VERY SOON….get ready and prepare for it!
NOT MUCH TIME left to do the FATHER’s business!
OPEN YOUR EYES wide open & let in MY LIGHT!
CONTINUE doing what you are doing…..get the WORD out, before MY SOON return!
CALL for repentance in all things!
EVERYWHERE you go hand out tracs (and witness)!
BE INTENTIANAL in sharing the Gospel!
FEED the poor!
PRAY for all people!
SEEK ME & I will be found!
READ & STUDY MY WORD continually!
DO NOT HOLD BACK!
RUN the race with purpose for MY KINGDOM!
TELL MY PEOPLE, that the FINISH LINE is in sight….
DO A SPRINT to the finish!
FINISH THE RACE STRONG!”
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
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