(May 8, 2021. 26th day of 1st month.)
These are only brief notes. Please listen to the actual sermon for full edification.
Rev. 3:14-22 Lukewarm stagnant church that is neither cold or hot, is also like a stagnant body of water that does not move.
Rushing water is normally clean and also either cold or hot.
Stagnant water is normally lukewarm and full of bacteria and/or viruses and dirt.
In the bible, the church is symbolized as being the body of Christ.
All bodies need to move, that is, to exercise and not sit still.
Not only spiritually, but also physically, we need to be moving our bodies in many ways.
Exercising, getting in shape, getting stronger for the Great Tribulation, and also moving our houses, jobs, families, etc.
Must be willing to flee. The sooner that we gather together, the better.
The sooner that people get into the correct states, cities and neighborhoods, the better.
People that live in the same city or state their entire lives really miss out on much of what life has to offer.
Urban cities are extremely dangerous places. They usually have large populations of communists and other very wicked people. The larger the city, the more wicked the people of the city are.
1 Cor. 9:26 Therefore I run thus, not as uncertainly; I fight thus, not as beating the air.
Paul used the analogy/symbolism of sports and Olympics.
He understood that living for God includes many struggles in which we might fight. Not just rest in faith alone.
In our war with evil, the enemy is trying to destroy us in every possible way. Not just spiritually. But also mentally and physically. It's very evident/clear (easy to see) that the devil is trying to destroy the entire human race. They are putting toxic GMO soy in most foods worldwide. They are putting many toxic chemicals, food dyes and preservatives and pesticides in most foods worldwide. They are trying to force toxic vaccines on everyone. The devil wants to kill us all.
We must fight back in every way possible including healthy foods, proper diet and exercise.
In the Olympics, people must practice many years with proper health discipline, proper diet, proper nutrition and lots of exercise. They must also have perfect mental discipline.
Soy, food dyes, pesticides & chemical preservatives not only affect our bodies, but also our minds, emotions and spirits. Our physical bodies are connected to our spiritual bodies. What affects one, also affects the other. Toxins and lack of exercise and lack of sunlight and lack of fresh air can cause depression and alter your hormones, which greatly affect your emotions and thoughts; thereby also affecting your spirit.
Much of the time, schizophrenia and many other mental illnesses are caused by vitamin deficiency and/or drugs.
Also many physical diseases are also caused by vitamin/water/air/sunshine/exercise deficiency.
The church also needs to get more involved into the activities of the ministry.
Examples: Post what's going on in your life. Ask prayer requests. Share testimonies. Share my posts a lot more. Share news stories that you find that are important. Share what you are doing to evangelize/witness; this will help motivate others to witness and give people more ideals of ways that they can witness/evangelize.
Join our groups on MeWe if not already a member. It's extremely important!
Fellowship is very important! If you are not on MeWe and if you don't have a local congregation, or if the local congregation is very small, then you are not getting enough fellowship. Participation on MeWe helps increase fellowship which helps the spirit and the entire church. MeWe also helps you to stay informed. I don't send out newsletters every day or every week! MeWe is a constant source of teaching, edification, knowledge and encouragement!
Being part of the church shouldn't be ONLY about your own salvation. But also about helping other members of the church. The other members of the church are visible to you mostly only via MeWe. You can't help them without seeing or hearing from them. This is not just about you only. But also about everyone else!
We are supposed to be a family. Family should see and talk to each other.
As the body, each joint/part needs to connect and function with all of the other parts. Eph. 4
Each member of the church needs to do a function. Any member that does not do something, but sits idle, makes the entire body sick.
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
1 Cor. 14:26 each person contribute something to the services.
Baptized members are encouraged to share a testimony, dream, prophecy, or edification. Something they read. A song. Etc. This can be done via phone, or WhatsApp or Telegram.
Baptized members are also encouraged to ask for permission to host a local gathering of like minded believers. You don't have to be an ordained pastor or deacon to do this. But just be willing to host people in a local park at at home or other location, for people to gather with you for worship services to listen to the sermons.
Announcement: New Moon of 2nd month = May 12 Wednesday. Services 7 a.m. Eastern Time.