Hebrews 10:25 says ” And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
Matthew 16:18 says ” And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Matthew 18:20 says “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
2 Corinthians 6:17 says “Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”
James 1:27 says ” Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
Zechariah 4:10 says ” Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”
Luke 20:46 says ” Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.
Matthew 24:4 says ” Jesus answered, “Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error].”
Guys the verses go on and on. Ekklesia is 2 or more, that’s it. Meeting for coffee and prayer, meeting for a sandwich and worship, meeting in your home for a meal. Its finding your like minded and gathering together so as to keep the burdens light. Having 2 or more around you that can build up and encourage in your faith, NOT DOCTRINE that’s rooted in Rome. It really wasn’t hard to follow God by supporting the widows and the orphans and keeping ourselves pure from corruption of the world as James 1:27 says. Most of you have done that already, your whole lives. I can remember paying my grandmother’s light bill, taking her groceries or getting her hair done. I’ve done it for my neighbor as well. I’ve operated a home for single mothers and though it was a 501 c 3 it was very short lived and very eye opening as to how easily corrupted the non profit is. I will never support such a heresy again. Ekklesia is easy. Meet with people, build relationships with those people rooted and grounded in righteousness and truth. No doctrines needed, just pure heart felt obedience to God. Live as wise people separated out, called out from babylon, away from the pharisees because God doesn’t want you Sad-u-cee? (I had to lol)
Freedom to live the life you always wanted. Repent for unholy beliefs and doctrines and don’t look back with any regrets. Jesus never wanted big mega productions, mega food giveaways promoting churches and non profits, which by the way end up being free advertising for the big non profit. Sound like a pharisee sitting at the best table? Wearing the best robe for worldwide recognition? Hmm ya well let me tell you, I’ve loaded up hoodlum teenagers by the world’s standards and taken them to feed 15 homeless people every Saturday for quite a few years and we never had any public recognition but God always gave us supernatural experiences with them. The homeless we brought lunches to, started looking for us. One man I’ll never forget him, he was diabetic, he would stand behind the super 8 motel every Saturday with a smile on his face and the tooth missing in front, I would break everytime he said hello. He had been out there awhile not wanting to miss us. Is that recognition enough? Of course it was because my heart and the kids hearts were to be a blessing to others asking NOTHING in return. That’s why God blessed it. We live our lives unto Christ knowing we are his masterpiece, hes already blessed us and we want NOTHING in return.
Grab your like minded and be not only hearers of the word but doers. Start doing. No more education is needed, no keeping up with Jones’, no more fancy hats for status, and perfect parking spots, no more coffee houses in the church theatre. Just be! Just be who he called you to be, live it without regret and come out of a system you can be confident will destroy themselves without repentance. This can be the best time of your life. Eliminating all corruption and just existing, free to serve God in spirit and in truth.
Another thought, grab your like minded and start praying against corruption in your city, county, and state. When we are not under the cult like setting anymore do we realize how much power we have to do such a thing? Gods chosen people, a royal priesthood. We don’t do things for public recognition, we do things to honor God. Start repenting for witchcraft covers and curses of accidents on certain highways, or the drug dealers to leave on the corner, or the attacks you see on kids in your neighborhoods. Come on, can I get an amen? Lol! Power back to the people, God’s people! You are his, I am his and we have rights! No other mediator is needed when we have Christ and discernment.
The word church by the way was never the word used when God told Peter upon this rock I’ll build my church. Church is a building. God doesn’t dwell in temples made with human hands. We are the temple. The congregation, the sons and daughters of the most high God. Ekklesia is you and me. God wants a family to be established, stronger than ever before and it starts in your living room. You need no ones approval for such a call. Go out and be the Ekklesia!
As for tithing give where God leads. Find the widow or the orphan and give. Support them take care of them be the Ekklesia, be the hands and feet of Jesus. No approval is necessary. Give where the Lord leads. Find a need and fill it. That’s where true prosperity lies, in the giving, and being able to do it on ground level. Where your funds can be accessed at any time to meet the needs of others, NOT in a church savings account accumulating Interest when our elderly are starving. Go out and be! Give yourself permission to truly dig into the scriptures and test what I say. God will bless you when you truly come home to him in spirit and in truth. Gods family is home! If you want to be.