Just to make my view plain and simple-Yahweh is the creator of all things good and we have no need to duplicate babylon’s resources to express the Kingdom of Christ. All of our resources must originate first from the spiritual realm of heaven, which are spiritual resources. We must not be tempted to borrow from Babylon (corrupt world system that is anti-Christ) and remake and redeem them for kingdom purposes and advancement. Yahweh calls for the body of Christ to come out from among them and establish His original intentions and designs.
As the world around us continues to destabilize, I witness the “church” seeking to fit within the agenda of a babylonian society. Social agenda items such as inclusion and anti-discrimination are being disguised as grace and love. The body of Christ has so embraced the call to go out into all the world, that it has sacrificed the sanctity and holiness of the One who called them.
For a genuine description of the love of Christ for His body, read the messages sent to the seven “churches” of Asia Minor in the revelation of John (Revelation 2 and 3). If love is so accepting of everyone everywhere without qualification, then why did Yahshua have issues with these churches and charged every one of them to correct and overcome doctrinal errors that would sacrifice their mission in the earth? One main reason is that we have become confused between love and grace that is positional and love and grace that is functional. I would argue that Yahshua loves His body, but also was jealous over the assignments and tasks that He purposed for them.
The first step in restoring the body of Christ is to recommit to the apostolic anointing of Christ. As usual, the enemy dilutes and feeds misinformation about those entities that begin to achieve traction. If we don’t correct our course, especially as it relates to positional love and grace, forfeiting the equipping aspect of the functional body, the body will return to the pastoring and evangelistic roles, leaving the body weak and anemic. Yahshua’s mandate was not just to gather as many souls as possible, but rather to redeem and restore them by equipping them with the apostle, prophet and teacher anointings (see 1 Corinthians 12:28). Each of the seven letters to ecclesiae (churches) in Revelation were addressed to the apostolic leaders of those legislative bodies. Make no mistake, when Yahshua speaks to His ecclesiae body, He speaks first to the apostles and prophets. Just because your theology doesn’t accept present day apostles and prophet, or you don’t like the personalities of the apostles and prophets because they don’t act like pastors and evangelists, doesn’t mean you can discount, discard and disregard them.
Yahshua’s compassion for the lost sheep of Israel was and continues to be paramount to His mission. However, His solution was to raise up apostolic leaders from the rank of disciples to provide laborers to go out in the harvest, working and building harmoniously with the Lord of the harvest, to bring Israel to identity, maturity and revelation of their purpose in the earth.
“35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
1 And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these…” Matthew 9:35 – 10:2a
One final thought of application. The body of Christ must return to acknowledging and relating to Yahshua as our LORD (Greek-Kurios: Supreme authority, ruler, governor, possessor, owner, master, head of house, sovereign of the universe). With the promotion of the love and grace message coursing through the body of Christ, there seems to be an agenda to reduce our Lord and Savior to a friend and peer. The following verses from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians resolve the issue thoroughly.
“17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (freedom of movement, unconstrained, unfettered from external law). 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.