There are many assumptions of who and what the church the body of Christ is, find out today as you join Edmonds Owhorode in brief expose of the church in your house. Listen to the above audio for the full message and be blessed!
THE CHURCH IN YOUR HOUSE
The church in your house is the God’s plan that comes alive. The church in your house is what you claim to believe inside the church, that you put outside the church to work. It is the anointing of the Holy Spirit that you make use of in your house. The word “Church” in Greek is “Ecclesia” which means chosen ones or called out from the multitude. It is not a building or a cathedral or a place but church refers to the people. So, it is a privilege to be called body of Christ. The church in your house is the fruit of your spirit that you practice in your home. If the church is not the place, then who is the church? The believer in Christ is the church.
What is the property of the church? What the believers own in the name of the Lord is the property of the church; not your land or house. The church in your house is really the Christ that people see at your home. The flesh is the word of God. We read during Christmas this scripture “And the word became flesh”. It is not just Christmas reading. Every day of the week the word becomes flesh. Love becomes flesh. Forgiveness, healing, justification etc. becomes flesh. That is the church in your house. Celebrating PCF (Pastoral Care Fellowship), learn how the church in your house connects with your PCF. No matter how small or how big your house may be, if the Christ is you then the church is your house. So, if the church is in your house, there is no holiday being a believer. You are a full-time believer. It is tolerated if people say they are part-time minister, part-time worker, part-time politicians etc. but in Christ there is no part-time believer.
In 1Corinthians 16v19 and Philemon 1v2, the scripture says the church meets at their home. The beautiful thing about the church in your house is that Jesus comes without instruction or notice. So, in His church on earth you might be able to fool the people but not Christ. In Colossian 4v15, He acknowledged the church in his house, awakening us that the church is in our house also. The literal translation is gathering of believers in your house but spiritual revelation is the life of God inside of you. The fruit of your spirit, the sound of your faith, the action of your obedience to the Word etc. are the church in your house. Philippians 4v22 and Ephesians 4v16 describes to you the cell system. If you want your church to grow and your ministry to be established then every single part must give its supply. Then, everybody will grow up in love.
In Exodus 18v21, instruction was revealed how the system of cell leadership in the ministry works. There are requirements of being leaders. We see that the anointing of God was upon Moses else he would have drained himself counseling the people from morning to night. But even with anointing, you need wisdom too. Anointing does not replace wisdom. So, God gave him the light. And God will give you light through anything and anyone. God can use anything to get His message across to you. He makes everything beautiful in His time.
The only church that will not need immediate PCF is a church of ten. The church in your house is very important for the increase in your ministry and for the strength in foundation. And if PCF is not important to you then you are either ignorant or stubborn. Whichever way it is, God wants you to change. This is how an effective ministry can work. Accepting this plan is accepting the wisdom of God. The scripture does not talk about miracle or healing over ten but rulers over ten. You may not like your cell leader but because the pastor has delegated that authority to the leaders, you have to comply. By belonging to PCF you are building the church.
Finally, church in your house is the place where you can ask questions. In Mark 10v10, you will notice disciples asking question in private because when the church is your house, you can ask question. You cannot do that in public.
(Message by Apostle Edmonds Owhorode, extracted by PR)
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