Good night, God bless in His Son Jesus Christ. May these words be to your advantage.
How much difference there is between the Church of the Lord Jesus from Biblical times and the "churches" of our day.
The huge difference is that that church in the days of Paul, John and Peter had a head to Christ, who poured out His Spirit God's love in their hearts, because the church is not a temple, but every sincere person loves God, we are a temple to God and are like a stone that builds the spiritual church, which will be taken by the Lord on his return, which glorifies here on earth, which is not stained by this world, which does not wrinkle by false doctrines, but that remains faithful to her Lord until his coming.
Quite the opposite happens with congregations today, that not being Christ the Head, but another man, they are private and never receive such a spill.
All the works of the Lord's true Church were made by the faith that works by love, this is the love of God poured into our hearts, because it is useless to belong to a "church" or have a title if the love of God it is in us.
"For we through the Spirit, by faith the hope of righteousness: for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love" (Galatians 5: 5-6).
Hope to one day be in the Kingdom of Heaven is vain without Love of God in us.
"Churches" today only have to show solutions physical nature and material are busily show people that everything can be in this world, just give in exchange for not really love souls simply because God's Love I was not poured into their hearts, they forget the poor, the sick, those who are in power of the devil.
Its members take their time to obey what they are told to do and filling the crusades or campaigns "anointed" shift, while every day people die without God and lost, the worst they die within their same "churches" are spiritually dead. They want attention proclaiming miracles, signs and wonders and great faith, but are far from the Kingdom of God.
? "Then one of the scribes that had heard them disputing, knowing that he answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all Jesus answered him: The first commandment of all is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all your mind and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment and the second is like... you shall love . thy neighbor as thyself there is no other commandment greater than these and the scribe said to him. Well, Teacher, in truth thou hast spoken that there is one God, and there is no other besides him and love him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all your soul and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as oneself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him. you are not far from kingdom of God "(Mark 12: 28-34).
It is no coincidence that the two most important commandments are as essence Love, because you can not love God without His Spirit have received from His love; we can not love our neighbor if God poured out his love on us.
One day I realized that the love I thought I had God was nothing more than an imitation of evil, there was no consistency in that false love, because on one hand I preached faith, prayed for healing, deliverance, he was to evangelize, fasted, had the full meetings, many people were with hope and a smile on his face, everything seemed perfect, but when the Lord made me open my eyes to my surprise, actually I was killing all those people, was cheating, them was closing the kingdom of heaven because they had a false gospel, then I realized that all the works I did were not for the faith that works by love, but were lacking works of meaning that can not save anyone, it does not take to know God, dead works that respond to the letter, whose specialist preaching the letter is the devil by the mouth of his ministers, I heard those empty "teachings", and we all know that the letter kills us.
Many "churches" are preaching only letter not quickens anyone.
The Lord saw that the scribe replied wisely, he says, "You are not far from the kingdom of God"
Dear brother, How close or far are the Kingdom of God? The truth is that if you love God with all your strength then only hear his word, but if you do not have to know that God's love was not shed in you and consequently can not love your neighbor with love of God, though all the works that you carry out make you feel good, that joy is yours alone, is not the joy or the joy that God feels and shares with you in your heart.
Many feel good about what they are doing, but God is not pleased with these works, because you must understand that if you do not give the true, can not please God.
Only when the Holy Spirit pours into our hearts his love will truly love God and our neighbor, only then it will make sense only everything we do because our faith will work by love and our joy will be complete.
Are you in a church ?, What is your priority? What do they teach you? What are you trying? Does your church follow the steps of the Church of the Bible?
I want you to know that if you're reading this message it may be an opportunity to reflect, to make a decision even if it means taking a step to the side of the church you attend or which you serve and start from scratch.
Allow God pour out His love in your heart, seek it with all your strength.
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. and not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us "(Romans 5: 1-5).
My heart longs both that church of Biblical times, but I have certainty that church is scattered throughout the world, is not popular, is not shouting from the rooftops what he is doing, which shows the "evidence" occurring, but is working quietly, not touching trumpet, God who sees in secret, working hard for the Kingdom and its Justice being rewarded, which groans therefore spiritual deception, weeping for lost souls, which faithfully the expected return of their Lord which is his head.
The true church of God walks the most excellent way which is love, while the synagogues of Satan who claim to be "church of God" walk down a path of death one can imitate some things like faith, miracles, signs, healings, deliverances and to preaching, but can never imitate or have the love of God, the Gift par excellence, the engine of all the works of the true church of God, the love that allows us to see what wrong and exhort, the that leaves us delight in injustice. But in the synagogues of Satan everything is permitted, no justice, no balance, no order, and above all there is no holiness. Can you have holiness without love of God?
"Covet earnestly the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way" (1 Corinthians 12:31).
"If I speak in human and angelic tongues, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. and though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never stops being; but prophecies will be abolished and tongues will cease, and science end. We know in part, and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect, then what is in part will be over come. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; but when I became a man, I stopped what I was child. Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love "(1 Corinthians 13: 1-12).
May God pour out His love in our hearts to walk down this path.
God bless you.