Spirit Meat Daily Devotional For October 8, 2019 : Topic – JESUS’ PURPOSE FOR ESTABLISHING THE CHURCH – MATTHEW 16:18
There is a divine purpose behind the church. The church is not just the four walls of a building. God is doing something.
1.TO BRING MANY SONS OF GOD INTO THE GLORY LEVEL OF LIFE (Hebrews 2:10): Every human being, like the devil, starts life by living at sin level, but God wants us to come to the level of His glory. As we begin to grow, God introduces us into the structure of the Church. When we embrace the programme of the Church, something begins to happen in our lives.
2.TO PREPARE A BRIDE FOR THE GROOM (2 Corinthians 11:2-4): Spiritually, every believer is to be prepared as a bride for Christ. A church that is not preparing her members as a bride for Christ is a church that is preparing them for the antichrist. Today, many preachers have come on the scene that are preaching another Jesus to the church; preaching a Jesus that allows people to live in sin and misbehave and will still allow them to make heaven.
3.PREPARE A PEOPLE READY FOR THE LORD THEIR GOD (Luke 1:17): The Church is to fulfil this through the ministry of men of God who will call people to take heed to things they are overlooking in these last days. Preparing the people for the Lord is preparing the people for the Master, for the Judge. Jesus has come as a Saviour once, now He is coming to judge.
4.THE CHURCH IS THE DIVINE FACTORY FOR DIVINE PRODUCTS (I Kings 6:7): The Church is the divine factory where destiny specifications are given. It is a divine factory where God brings people to be made.
PRAYER: Lord, show me the destiny and purpose of my church membership in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Jeremiah 10:1-11:23, Colossians 3:18-4:18, Psalm 78:56-72, Proverbs 24:28-29