What is the church? Is the church a building? Is it the place where believers gather to worship? Or is the church the people—the believers who follow Christ? How we understand and perceive the church is quite important in determining how we live out our faith.Matthew 16:16–18 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.What is now wrong with church of today?
Some people have that Something special that sets them apart.Then are the few God sets apart to reach nations-like Biblical Abraham,Joseph,Elijah,Paul.The twentieth first century has brought us several of these God chosen people and also wolves hiding in this God
chosen vessels anointing.We have the God chosen vessels called of the Lord raised in our generation to declare the word of God with great power and anointing.The purpose of the anointing is there to give the strength of God in Man and to do the ministry of God. What is
happening today is people are looking to the Spirit to do something miraculous that the Scripture states we already have. What really breaks the yoke or any kind of bondage or habit of sin in our lives is to simply obey and walk by the Spirit and not by the flesh and one
will find freedom and have a non-guilty conscience. This is something you need to do on your own you can’t receive it from someone else.This anointing that was God himself, was once reserved only for kings, priests, and prophets of Israel in the Old Testament. It is now for
everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, it is not for an exclusive group of leaders. What was on the outside as a physical symbol is now a reality on the inside because of the New covenant.This anointing is our seal (Eph. 1), being “in Christ” makes us all
anointed. There are not some anointed and others not. The Bible says God will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask (in other words those who want to do His will and be in service to Him He will continually fill). He did not say go to this preacher or that one to receive it.
Biblically we find Paul was anointed in prison just as he was when he was free. Jesus was just as anointed suffering on the cross as when he walked in His ministry.
The problem with most churches are confusing believers have drifted people from faith of God to the faith of Man.People are now traveling to other countries in search of anointing.lam not against people to travel to other countries to meet other Men of God ,what lam trying to emphasize is this you have it in you which you are thinking you don’t
have ,when you are healed know that Jesus is the healer.The day you received Jesus ,God deposited the same power which raised Jesus from the dead John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Not the anointing in and of itself but God’s Word when we live by it. This is directly linked to Jesus saying, “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). Heb 2:14-15 “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” We receive the “anointing” when we are born again, we are then told we are new creatures. We may not always act like this but we now have the ability to walk in freedom,2 Cor. 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old thingshave passed away; behold, all things have become new,”Rom. 8:2-4 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.There was a pastor who one day heard that there is another man of God called apostle and this pastor said l want to be called that also and he called himself apostle,then heard another man of God saying l am a prophet and he said I want to be called that also and he called himself a prophet.Then one he met another servant of the lord who is an evangelist and he called himself that also and he came across two men who one was a church elder and the other a deacon and he said I want to be called those also,at the end of the day when he was asked who he was,he said l am an apostolic prophetic evangelistic elderly deaconed pastor.You have to know that God is not impressed by our title.God want you to have a loving servant hood heart towards his people.People are badly hurting in church and they are not looking for titles but they need solutions.People are looking for solutions not titles.Dont complicate the gospel.We have congregates who now rebellious ,who can’t submit to the authority of the church. The Body Of Christ is not united.Most churches are no longer doing the great commission but have turned into enterprises.The Church have to lead by example.Its good to see pastors and all people rich because gold and silver belongs to God.The Church should demonstrate the life of God to the World so people could run for refuge.Some pastors can’t see each other eye to eye.The
Churches are now competing for congregants.As a Body of Christ l we still holding
to the core values of the gospel of our Lord Jesus.The core values are love,unity,peace,giving,reach to the hurt and bring comfort .The spirit of jealous ,fear and envy have crippled the church.Some pastors preach bad about other pastors.The Bible tells
us that the work is plenty but labourers are few and now few laborers are now fighting each other.In some churches rich congregants make friends among themselves,poor congregants make friends among themselves ,learned congregants among themselves .The
devil have taken chance of the division because as church we have allowed the world to subdue us instead of of us to subdue it.Fear of the Lord its no longer in the Body of Christ,lam not judgmental some shepherds have became hyenas to his congregants sleeping around with female congregants.Men and Women of God you represent the throne of God ,God is love and you should demonstrate love to all congregants .In other churches only rich congregates have access to the so called man of God.Some pastors have several rings in their fingers and the power of doing miracles will be hidden in those rings and while others travel to other nations to import powers to do miracles.The power is freely given if you receive Jesus
and believe in the Power in His Name.lam not saying its bad to visit other churches which believes in Jesus outside the country but some ending up visiting Spiritualist in other countries to get powers to start/attract people to his church.Lets honor and give rightful glory to Almighty God so the church can be rightful Voice Of God in our nations.Some pastors have build empires from the congregants tithes ,pledges and offerings not channeling it rightful to further the Kingdom Of God.lam not saying pastors should not be rich but lets use kingdom money wisely not enriching ourselves . lets see the fruits through giving back to the community (Charity). Its good for pastors to be rich in the rightful way.Church have been turned into enterprises ,only money is speaking other ministries to access the so called man of God.l also encourage church members to feed and bless their man of God ,but let it guided by the right motive of God.The elders of Church your role is to shepherd your pastor.The Men of God have to be also humble and also members have to honor and respect there man of God not to worship him.
Psalm 133 ,Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil upon the head,Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron,Running down on the edge of his garments.3 It is like the dew of Hermon,Descending upon the mountains of Zion;For there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore.Lets go back to basics of the gospel of our Lord.First its love