Paul gave a farewell speech to elders of Ephesians’ church. (The body of Christ). His words were full of prophecy and warning. Paul said,
“Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:26-29).
The Purpose Of Church To the Body of Christ
Christ founded the church for the purpose of benefiting Christians. The Redeemer purchased the church with his own blood through his death on the cross, so that people can fellowship and meet God’s mandate of holiness.
However, the church has digressed from its original purpose.
The body that Christ started has gradually lost its Christ-centered traditions.
The church has become political, and its decisions are mostly moderated by politicians.
Meanwhile, a few church leaders that refuse to follow the status quo are labeled as fanatics.
Christ still expects his church to return to its true and original love. He will demonstrate his power in our churches again if we can come back to his true and keep Bible traditions.
God will reward any church that upholds his standard of righteousness in this promiscuous world!
Prayer on The Purpose Of Church To the Body of Christ
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, please redeem our churches again.
Please make your bloodshed on the cross become relevant again in our churches!
Let our church leaders start to fear and obey your instructions; let the church members take their heavenly mandates seriously.
Let the truth of your gospel be preached from our church altars; let true love be demonstrated among brethren.
Please, establish the standard of your righteousness in our churches so that people of this generation can have a good legacy to pass down to the coming ones.
When the clock finally stops working and the world comes to an end, please make our churches receive royal welcome in heaven as a body of saints adorned for her husband.
Please do this and many more! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
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