Church vs World ~ Choose your path with wisdom
What is the Church?
Many people have the concept that the church is the building where believers go to praise the Lord. However, that definition is incorrect. The church is actually the body of Christ; while the building where one reunites is called a congregation.
“Now you are Christ’s body,
and individually members of it.”
(1 Cor 12:27)
One becomes part of his body the moment one decides to make a declaration of faith, proclaiming his or her salvation. Not just because one say’s it; but because one truly means it. If one did not truly mean it; one did not get saved. Many may speak it; but few will mean it.
“He is also head of the body, the church;
and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. “
Being head of the body indicates the church is His bride. For he created the earth and everything including science, he is the beginning. For Christ rose from the dead on the third day of being crucified and left his spirit in us; named holy spirit; he is the firstborn from the dead. He is the beginning and the end; without placing him as our number one in life; our life will be in confusion. Once this is being understood, one knows what pure and real love is. For he died for us all and is taking care of us as we live.
“And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,”
The church means the family of Christ. So we must submit to him as we should biblically submit to our parents. If he gave us power as the church to do what Jesus did; then we must obey and spread the good news that JESUS LIVES. There is nothing more besides this that we could possibly do.
“For the husband is the head of the wife,
as Christ also is the head of the church,
He Himself being the Savior of the body. “
What is the world?
As mentioned earlier, He is the husband and his body is the wife. Shouldn’t a husband love his wife with all his heart, all his life, and all his soul? Well this is just a preview of how much He loves us. Shouldn’t a husband take care of his wife? This is what He does for His wife, the church. His body is being taken care of. However, we must submit to His law and this will only be done through obedience. However, the world is what you see around you. Do you ever feel like you can’t press on? That is because the world is full of destruction and abomination such as; oppression, wrath, bitterness, identity loss, abuse, unforgiveness, unfaithfulness, lies and so on. This is the world; the type of thing one sees every single day, everywhere one goes. Ain’t that true? Failure of obedience and faithfulness towards Him. Because one who is not obedient and faithful to Him, will not be faithful nor obedient to others.
If you can deal in the Church, you can deal in the World.
Pastor Joshua Reyes
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
This is a perfect response to when one wonders why people in the world are full of wrong doing. The daily temptation within these wrong doings is not one’s fault; but the enemy’s; only because the battle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities. However, making the choice in obeying the temptation is one’s fault. Following these disobedient choices are also injustice coming from the church because the church is the body of Christ. What example is the church placing if it isn’t obedience in Christ? The enemy is after its souls; to bring more people to quit believing in Christ. Except, the church is filled of biblical principles which will sustain the church for the biblical principles is the law, God’s law. His law. While the world stands for doing whatever it is one cares for, which are the temptations the enemy places within one.
Who is the head authority of the world?
Unfortunately, the enemy. The enemy’s name is Satan or worldly known as the devil. He was God’s right hand ; an Angel. But he got prideful where he wanted to get rid of God. Therefore, God defeated him and created the Seoul; known as the pit of hell where he lives for eternity. He had to create it so Satan could stay there and only become prince of the world and not God’s children. He made him prince of the world so people could continue to seek Him; for the word was already written.