JESUS CHURCH!

 The Importance Of The Church That Jesus Himself Built:

 

The Lord God Jesus Christ Church Is Not Any Building, But His Saved By Grace Body!!!

 Apostle James R Winfree Sr, We Only Share The Truth Of God's Word, That Is Changing Lives Forever!!!

 

“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father” (I Thes. 1:2,3).

If you plan to build a human house, it’s often difficult to visualize exactly what it will look like from a set of architectural plans. This gave rise to the “model home” which enabled homebuyers to see the house prior to it being built. Today virtual tours serve the same purpose—they are a multi-dimensional model of how your floor plan is going to be arranged. We also have models in the Scriptures which help to point us in the right direction.

 

Everywhere the Apostle Paul traveled he sought to evangelize the lost Jews and Gentiles to Christ, with amazing results. But his ministry among those whom he won to Christ didn’t end there; he faithfully taught them the Mystery and formed a biblical spiritual assembly before leaving the city. Brother Paul was a church planter of believers in Christ and leading all people to Christ Jesus! He understood that the testimony of Grace in the regions beyond was dependent upon those who make up the Christ assembly. When the Apostle came to Thessalonica they received the Word of God “not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God” (I Thes. 2:13). Because these saints were so responsive to Elder Paul’s special revelation he knew that it is No religious building is the Lord Jesus Christ true Church.

 

There were three biblical facts that typified the church body at Thessalonica that should characterize the believing church today, faith, hope, and love. If we follow Jesus divine pattern it will bring light and blessing to those who sit under our ministry. This assembly was well known for its work of faith. After they had turned from idols to the true and living God t Jesus Christ these saints were so grateful they wanted everyone to hear the good news of Christ and Him crucified. They were not ashamed of Apostle Paul’s Apostleship and message but had received it as the Word of God. Those at Thessalonica boldly made known Apostle Paul’s gospel, so much so that their faith was the subject of conversation as far away as Corinth, Philippi, and beyond ( I Thes. 1:6-8 ). Amen.

 

Another crowning grace that characterized this assembly was the patience of hope. These brethren had received the Word in much affliction; consequently, they found comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our hope (I Tim. 1:1). In Him, they had the hope of eternal life, the hope of the resurrection, the hope of heaven, and the hope of Christ’s soon return, commonly called the Rapture! Having suffered persecution himself, Paul understood better than most the importance of this grace. In fact, it was one of the first things he committed to those who trusted Christ. With hope, we can face anything in Christ, even death itself.

 

Yes, the Apostle touches on this assembly’s labor of love as Apostle Paul said to the Corinthians, this is the greatest crowning grace of all. In eternity, faith will give way to sight. Hope will give way to reality, for brother Paul says, “hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it” (Rom. 8:24,25). Love abides in both time and eternity!

 

The grace of God had so enriched the saints at Thessalonica that they made a conscious effort to allow the love of God to shine through them. Love enabled them to rise above a condescending attitude, petty jealousies, or the cold shoulder syndrome that plagues many assemblies. These saints loved one another and received the brethren despite their social status or lack of understanding. Love is longsuffering and kind; it is not envious, nor does it boast, or behave itself in a discourteous manner ( 1 Cor. 13:4,5 ). You received a genuinely warm welcome when you visited the Church that Jesus Christ Himself built assembly where the born-again people become believers and followers on One, The Lord God Jesus Christ.

 

If The God You Serve And Worship Can Fit Into Any Human Building, Keep Him, Because You Have Just Enough For Yourselves, But The One God The Heavenly Father I Serve and Worship All the Heavens cannot hold Him, and the World is a place He places His foot.

“For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (II Cor. 5:10).

 

When you find yourself ministering at the born-again believer's assembly, there is accountability in the Lord’s work. This is true within the Jesus Christ assembly body and the family itself, but more importantly, we must bear in mind that every believer must also appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ to give an account of his actions and also you preachers and spiritual leaders who keep all of God's people money and wealth for yourselves.

 

The common thread of redemption and judgment are woven throughout the Scriptures. So it is important to rightly divide the Word of truth to ascertain which judgment pertains to us. Since Apostle Paul uses the personal pronoun “we” in the above passage and foregoing context, we can safely conclude that he is addressing the members of the Body of Christ. This particular judgment will be a review of the believer’s conduct and service and will take place at the Rapture of the Church. According to I Thessalonians, this is a planned meeting that was kept secret since the world began ( Rom. 16:25 ) ( I Thes. 4:17 ).

 

Apostle Paul says, “Every one of us shall give an account of himself to God” ( Rom. 14:12 ). The terms “everyone” and “himself or herself” clearly indicate that each of us will stand individually before the Lord to give an answer for our behavior. We believe this can only mean that others are going to be present during the course of the examination. Little wonder the Scriptures warn both leaders and those who sit under their ministries accordingly:

 

“According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon” ( I Cor. 3:10 ).

 

“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you” ( Heb. 13:17 ). Preachers & Spiritual why don't you all follow Jesus, the one you say you love, He took a boy lunch and fed 5000 people besides women and children, and most of you are Rich and God's people are in need and many of them are homeless.

 

While Apostle  Paul makes frequent references to the Judgment Seat of Christ in both his early and latter epistles, he deals extensively with the subject in the Corinthian letters. This isn’t without rhyme or reason, the apostle wanted the Corinthians to understand the gravity of their ungodly conduct. They seemed to be oblivious to the fact, as many are today in the churches, that someday they are going to stand before the Lord and give an account of their actions.

 

Some may have even denied this based on the assumption that we are seated with Christ in the heavenly. Although this is true positionally, the practical outworking of the matter is determined by our present conduct. The Corinthians would one day have to answer for the turmoil they caused in the saints family assembly, due to their envy, strife, divisions, carnality, and immoral lifestyles.

 

Another area that the Corinthians were lacking was in their giving to the Lord’s work. The Apostle reminded them that they abounded in all the supernatural gifts, even love, but they were deficient in the grace of giving. Therefore, he challenges them to “see that ye abound in this grace also” (2 Cor. 8:7). The Church money is for the Church needs meaning His believers.

 

Giving under Grace differs from the former dispensation of the Law. The law of the tithe, while binding under the Mosaic system, has no place whatsoever in the administration of Grace. Israel was primarily an agricultural community; therefore, God only required those who owned livestock or crops to pay one-tenth of their yield. These tithes were paid to the Levites who were the ministers of God  ( Lev. 27:30-34 . Num. 18:20-26). During the harvest, the excess grain was to be placed in the storehouse which adjoined the Temple to meet the needs of the Levites throughout the year, seeing that they did not receive an inheritance of the land. Based on Malachi, many Bible teachers teach what’s known as “storehouse tithing.” In my denominational days, we were taught the storehouse was the local church, which is a flagrant misrepresentation of the Scriptures.  “Those who spiritualize the Scriptures tell spiritual lies!” We should also point out that there was a difference between the tithe and offerings under the Mosaic system. The offering of the children of Israel was something over and above the normal tithe (Ex. 25:1-3 cf. Mal. 3:8).

 

Apostle Paul teaches us in Romans that we are no longer under the Law but under Grace. Today, believers are to give according to how God has prospered them, which varies from person to person ( I Cor. 16:2 ). Giving under Grace is voluntary, not mandatory! While we can never repay the debt that was paid for us at Calvary, the very least we should do is generously support the gospel. If God required ten percent under the Law, does not grace grant us the opportunity to give even more, as God has prospered us? We have freely received all things from God; therefore, we are to freely give to the Lord’s work. God loves a cheerful giver who gives with the proper attitude, not grudgingly or out of necessity, for this would only serve to bring loss at the Bema Seat. When a need is made known the cheerful giver is usually one of the first to respond! ( 2 Cor. 8:7 ).

 

Today, our first responsibility is to support those in the body in Christ assembly where the gospel of the grace of God is proclaimed. As Brother Paul says, “Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel [of the grace of God] should live of the gospel” (I Cor. 9:14). We are accountable before God to support the message that has brought us into a fuller understanding of His will. We firmly believe that those who have received an understanding of Paul’s apostleship and message have a responsibility to support those who proclaim it. If we who love the grace of God don’t support it, who will? Beloved ones, you are mistaken if you think the Acts 2 brethren are going help us; they openly oppose us!

 

It is our desire that you also might abound in every good work by faithfully supporting Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Ministries financially. , the goal is the same: “to make all men see what is the fellowship of the Mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ” ( Eph. 3:9 ). Amen Church That Jesus Is Building!!!.

 

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