Saturday, May 18, 2013

we need relationship

Those who do not settle down and find a church home seldom bear much real spiritual fruit in their life. - Rick Joyner
this is very true but I think "church home" needs to be talked about a bit.  Many would assume this means you need to find a traditional Sunday morning sit in a pew and listen to the preacher kind of church. But we need to remember that church is people and relationships. A church home is a place to develop relationships, to disciple and be discipled, to give and receive love, to have like hearted "family" to walk through trials with and to celebrate victories with. It's about learning how sit at the feet of Jesus, about learning to hear the voice of the Father and collectively encouraging one another into a deeper relationship with Abba. This can happen in many forms, house churches, coffee shop churches, Sunday morning churches... It doesn't really matter where and how you gather it matters that you Do gather frequently we are called a body for a reason. We need to be in a place where that body can be strengthened and is growing. Life needs to be apparent in the body and the Father's heart needs to be what is the source of that life.
Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,  so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another
Romans 1:11-12 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established—  that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me


  1. When You Come Together …….. The Body Of Christ

    1 Corinthians 14:26 NIV

    What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be
    done so that the church may be built up.

    The Lord showed me a vision 02/26/2013 and in this vision I saw people gathered around an oval table. The table was low to the ground so that you had to sit on the floor. The people I saw sitting there around the table each had a piece of a puzzle. As they all worked together, the image on the puzzle began to take shape and when they were finished, the picture was of Jesus Christ. He was the center of the meeting. Each one had to do his part in finishing the puzzle and it was not left to one person to do the work of the group. This is how real relationships are built and what church done Jesus’ way should foster.

    This is church.

    The only reason for the gathering of believers was to re-assemble the body of Christ with each part, I.e., the foot, the hand, the eye, etc. doing its part so that the church, Christ’s body on earth may be edified and that Christ may be glorified.

    They did not gather because of a charismatic leader, I.e., a pastor.

    They didn’t gather because of church programs.

    They didn’t gather because of the worship team.

  2. When You Come Together………..The Body of Christ Part 2

    I had a dream 02/28/2013. In this dream I saw a huge crayon. What was unique about this crayon is that it had no wrapper on it and the crayon had a multitude of colors the first being white. This is significant because in light, white is the presence of all colors, and, we are to walk in God’s light and in so doing,
    But if we live in the light in the same way that God is in the light, we have a relationship with each other. And the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from every sin.
    (1Jn 1:7)
    Even though white is the presence of all colors in light it is the absence of all colors when it comes to pigment.

    I saw this crayon color everything white, pretty boring, I know. But the only way to get to the next color in the crayon was to totally use up the white. Even though the crayon contained all these colors white was the only on visible. I then saw the colors in the crayon separate and when this occurred things began to take on a whole new look. Colors were mixed and reds and whites became pinks, other colors were paired with each other and provided contrast. While the white in the presence of light represents our fellowship with one another and the Lord; the pigment represents the physical aspects of color. In fact, in pigment, white is the absence of color. I believe that the colors in this dream are representative of people’ s personalities and characteristics all of which were apart of the crayon but until separated into their respective individual colors they remained hidden from view.

    In my previous posting, I mentioned people coming together each having a puzzle piece and that the completed picture of Jesus was dependent upon the cooperation of the individuals gathered. So it is with the crayon in my dream. We must realize that none of us have the capacity to draw and color the picture by ourselves. We need the cooperation of the body.Below is a description of this provided by Oksana who blogs under the name Talitha Kum.

    <About the Church gathering (we had this chat some time ago, remember?), I finally had my home group gathering a few days ago. It was a very interesting experience. People gathered from very different backgrounds and church traditions. And even some spoke Russian, and some English. Looks like we will have a group of Nigerian college students with us. I was translating back and forth. But at the end was something unbelievable. Someone suggested to sing a hymn. He started in Russian, and the Nigerian guy at the same time started in English. It actually worked! Trust and Obey was the song. Oh my. I never thought it could happen like this. And I have no idea what I am doing and where it’s all going, just one day at a time. I trust the Lord to work out the details.