They say these are troubling times, and its thought to be the reason, more and more people are acting in irrational ways. Some to the extent of endangering themselves and others. Whose the villain for such occurrences, COVIT-19, so they say.
Generally, I don’t write in the first person, but for this discussion, I’ve decided to just that. Because, I’m very content and at peace dispite all that I see and hear about COVIT-19.
I attribute my contentment to my faith in Jesus. There is a huge difference between faith in Jesus and being religious. I became a part of the Christ family more than 50 years ago. Totally unchurched, and isolated under the most unusual of circumstances. This can be said of me also, “I was found by those, who did not seek Me. I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.” (cp. Romans 10:20).
Everyone can share in that experience by following these prompts. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (cp. Romans 10:9-10).
For the scriptures declare, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For whoevers calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (cp. Romans 10:11;13).
For me at 18:30 hrs the aformentioned became my experience. I was very isolated, but I knew that I was a very different person. Many months later, after much searching I came upon 1 Corinthians 5:17 which reads, “If any one is in Christ, he/she has become a new creation; old things have passed away, behold! all things have become new!
Newness of life through Christ instills this sinsation, at least that was my experience. For me it worked this way, “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:18).
During the course of time, I became an ordained priest. Providence moved on and my disapointment caused me to leave the church. And, eventually creating an on line church. Church for Sanctuary which means just that sanctuary. In that it has no walls, it has no membership, hierarchy or budget.
The Bible contains many complex and difficult subjects to understand. As opposed to seeking answers through the many denominational churches doting the world wide landscape. It’s suggested that interested people start home churches. Study the scriptures especially those designed for this historical period of history, which are the books of Romans – Philemon. And when, ready move on to study the rest of the Bible. The entire Bible is profitable for the undrstanding and the rooting of faith.
During your home church experience be sure to pray, praise and engage in the ministry of reconciliation for the lost and needy.
Create your own kind of santucary. And of course, ones home church can be a ministry of a family. All it takes is one person, because that’s what it takes to be a lampstand. For the promise is that Christ will be amidst you with an angel or angels.
As a Christ lampstand, I have had angelic experiences. Perhaps sometime later, I’ll share some of those experiences. Our scriptures teach that within our earthly domain there are invisible forces of evil. Know that Satan himself is discribed as an angel of light. So that trip into angelolgy needs to be carefully journeyed. If the revelation can’t be substantiated scripturally, it shouldn’t be trusted.
Also know that there is a constant unseen war be fought between God and Satan. Every time a lampstand avoids a satanic attack Christ has bruised his head. And when we fail, the heel of Christ is bruised. (cp. Genesis 3:15).
That’s why we also have this recording, “He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only ours only but also for the whole world.” (cp. 1 John 2:2).
Here is a series of scriptures that I treasure and hopefully so will you, and you will, if they are spiritually obsorbed.
Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death.
Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in the newness of life.
For if we have been united to gether in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.
Knowing this that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
For he who has died is free form sin.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.
Knowing this that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over Him.
For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all, but the life He lives, He lives to God. (cp. Romans 6:3-10).
This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.
Exercise the your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.
Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.
CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.