Tuesday, June 8, 2021

THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN THE PANDEMIC SCENARIO

 THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN THE PANDEMIC SCENARIO

Victor Choudhrie

God has pressed the reset button and changed everything in the way we live, move and have our being (Acts 17:28). Politics, governance, administration, judiciary, media, educational system, the health system, the way we work and spend family time, even our eating and sleeping habits and how we entertain our visitors, all have drastically changed.

One does not have to be a prophet or an End time biblical scholar to realize that the end of the “the Church age” as we know it, and God is back in the hearts and homes of the people, where he belongs.

 Wars, floods, famines and fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and epidemics have taken in the past also but never before on a global scale with the frequency, rapidity and severity as now.

 We know that the Apocalypse is staring at us. Israel is legally back in the Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel) since 1948 after nearly 2000 years of diaspora to the four corners of the earth (Isa. 11:11-13). As prophesied by Daniel, knowledge has increased exponentially, as have travel, cars, trains, planes and even rockets are going to the moon and beyond (Dan. 12:1-4). Daniel’s little rock (the Ekklesia), which came uncut from the Great Rock (Yeshua), is growing and demolishing kingdoms, filling the earth (Dan. 2:17-44). Signs in the skies, eclipses of the sun, blood moons, and myriads of asteroids are heading for the earth.

 On earth, fires, floods, famines, the melting of the Arctic and the Antarctic, tsunamis and tornadoes, unprecedented environmental changes, wars and rumors of wars, nation against nation, pestilences and pandemics (like Ebola, AIDS, Coronavirus), are screaming from everywhere. Millions are dying from cancers, road crashes, lifestyle-diseases of obesity and diabetes, abortion of generations of innocent babes (61 million in US alone). etc. Economic collapse, moral and ethical degradation, the love of believers growing cold due to preaching of false prophets. The perverted, deviant and decadent lobbies intimidate judiciary and threaten governments. Worst of all, majority of the churches themselves, manned by false prophets remain dysfunctional and disoriented, imploding from within (Matt. 24).

 Most of the prophetic signs of Daniel and other prophets and Yeshua Himself are rapidly converging. Jerusalem is being trodden over by Gentiles right now which will continue until the times of the Gentiles is over (Luke 21:24). This is just the beginning of the sorrows, the real persecution, brutal tribulation and the most destructive wars of Gog and Magog at Armageddon are yet to unfold.


What has Corona pandemic not changed? 1. Man’s need for salvation (Matt. 16:25-27), 2. To intercede for all the nations (Eze. 22:30), 3. The obligation to fulfil the Great Commission - to go and make disciples of all nations (Matt.28:19,20), 4. Yeshua to build His global Ekklesia with all nations, tongues and tribes (Matt. 16:18; Rev. 7:9,10), 5.  The fulfilment of the prophecies regarding the end times, rapture and tribulation etc.(Joel 2:29-31; Rev. 6:12) , 6. Yeshua’s return to establish His millennial kingdom, the final judgment, create new heaven and new earth and tabernacle with men as Lord of lords and King of kings. (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 20:15-20; 21:1-3)

 The missionary sending, both foreign and indigenous, era have finally arrived. This does not mean the end of the church or the missions, for they will continue till ‘telos’ ‘end’ will come” (Matt. 24:14). However, the dawn of true Christianity and Messianism has come. God is sounding forth the gospel from homes through the internet to the ends of the earth as never before. Digital discipling which is a process, as distinct from mere evangelism, which is an event, is taking place in all four corners of the earth. People of all faiths are crying out to their gods and finding them unresponsive. So, they are looking for others, and some are finding the One True God. Jews and Gentiles (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists and others) are coming to Christ in numbers unprecedented. God is radically restructuring and rebooting His church to reach the last Gentile, so that there be no place left where Christ is not named.

So, how should the individual believers and corporate churches be responding to such a situation. Some are closing down while others are finding innovative ways. The digital church is now the new normal, not confined within four walls but catering to wider audiences. The gospel is sounding forth from homes to regions beyond through the internet.  Biblical tithing consisted of sharing their tithe of the produce of the field (food) with the widows, orphans, strangers and the Levites (Deut. 14:22-29). Today, instead of tithing for church maintenance, Christians are feeding the widows and orphans resulting from Covid, migrants and those who have lost their bread winners and have become destitute and hungry. Satish Kumar’s mega Calvary church in Hyderabad has now been converted into a 500 bedded Covid facility. Christians are providing not only free treatment including medications, oxygen and even food etc, but also sharing the gospel. This is now a truly holistic church catering to body, mind and spirt of the hurting people.

The first century believers were the only people in the whole world who had no church buildings, professional clergy, pulpits, musical instruments or the collection box, not even the printed Bibles, and no political or financial muscle power yet they grew exponentially as they had the power of the Holy Spirit. They healed the sick, cast out evil spirits and preached the gospel where Christ was not named. God is radically restructuring the church, removing the stranglehold of extra-biblical structures that have hindered its growth and multiplication. He is rebooting the original New Testament model, that merges with the culture and context of the people and resonates with the will of God the Farther. This is all happening to get ready for the soon coming millennial Kingdom of Christ and we shall reign with him in eternity.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

CORONA – GOD’S WEAPON FOR TARGETTED DEMOLITION


CORONA – GOD’S WEAPON FOR TARGETTED DEMOLITION

THE PLAGUES OF EGYPT were specific and targeted, demolishing all the prominent gods of Egypt.
The Serpent god:  The Pharaoh’s gold crown was designed in the shape of a serpent – proving that Satan controlled the king. Moses’ serpent swallowed all the Pharaoh’s magicians’ serpents, thus proving the sovereignty of the God of Moses.
The River god (Nile) turning red: The Nile river was revered in Egypt like the Ganges is, in India today. A holy dip at the appropriate time could cleanse you from all sin. One whammy with Aaron’s rod, turned it into an unholy bloody river with stinking dead aquatic creatures.
The Sun god: was the all-powerful Egyptian god that famous Tutankhamun worshipped. Three days of total darkness demolished god Ra, making a mockery of his power, in a sun worshipping culture. (Genesis 1:14-19; Exodus 10:21-29)
The Ruler as god: Like most rulers, Pharaoh acted like god. He spoke arrogantly to Moses saying, “Who is this LORD that I should obey His voice and let Israel go?” But, with each encounter with Moses, his divinity and stature diminished. Finally, he realized that the God of Moses was Sovereign, who ruled over all mankind. He angrily told Moses and the Israelites to leave Egypt. (Exodus 5:1,2; 12:31,32)
The Rain and Ox gods:  that provided food and fodder for the people and cattle. Unprecedented rain and the giant-sized hail killed all their animals and destroyed their standing crops, proved that the God of Moses was mightier than their gods. At the same time, there was no collateral darkness or damage in Goshen where the Israelites lived on the banks of Nile.
Smaller gods:  All the other smaller gods like frogs, lies, flies, locusts etc. were minor gods that were also worshipped by Egyptians as they could do a lot of damage to themselves and to their crops. They were also destroyed.
Eldest son, Heir and Leader: Finally, the death of the eldest son who represented the future leadership of the family, whether king or common, totally demoralized and devasted the Egyptians. Egypt was the richest, most powerful and the most culturally advanced country in the world. It was at its peak during the stewardship of Joseph. They never recovered their lost glory till today.  The ignominious defeat by Israel in the two recently fought wars, took away what little respect was left.
The first nine plagues: were targeted only at Egyptians but the tenth one applied both to the Egyptians and the Israelites alike. Unless the Israelites applied the blood protection on their door frames, they would have also suffered the same fate. Being born in a Christian family and being a member of a church has advantages but by themselves they are not salvific. You are saved by grace of God through faith in the blood of the Lamb shed on the cross. (Eph. 2:8; Rev. 5:9,10; Rom. 10:9,10)
THE CORONA PERSPECTIVE: to a casual observer, Corona virus seems to attack irrespective of social status, caste, colour, gender or race. But is it so? Let us look at our modern-day gods. They are not necessarily located in religious temples. God is shooting lethal missiles at them with clinical precision.
Mammon (Money) god: seems to top the list of gods that Scripture says, “the pagans strive after and nearly everyone worships, Further the Scripture says, “You cannot serve both God and Mammon (money) because the love of money is the root of all evil. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matt. 6:21,24;32; 1 Tim. 6:10-12). No wonder the first thing Corona did was to shut all income generating businesses and turned banks into bankruptcy. The coming economic devastation will be worse than the virus devastation. Do not say, “The power and the strength of my hand has made this wealth for me”. But remember that it is the LORD your God who gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant that He swore to your fathers, (Abraham - to be a blessing to all the families of the earth (Deut 8:17,18; Gen. 12:3).”  It is not your ability to earn money that takes care of you. Instead there is a Sovereign God above, who feeds countless fowls of the air, fish of the sea, land animals and creeping things, in fact all living things, including you. (Matt. 6:26; 32,33)
Religion as god:  There is a whole industry based on this most powerful god. Whether it is the richest Hindu temple in Tirupati in South India or the most holy Muslim mosques in Mecca or Medina or the Vatican, the epicenter of Catholicism and all the other 40,000 denominational churches, all have been locked down. Many have turned to digital worship, preaching to empty benches but not forgetting to provide their bank account numbers. Even so, 63% of Pastors in the USA, have reported that giving is down. God does not want his church to be tithes, offerings and dollar dependent. Such churches will diminish but faith-based simple churches meeting in homes, will survive and thrive. This happened in China 70 years ago. Today they have 100 million believers. It’s time for priests and reverends to know that they are not the only ordained ones, but that every believer is an ordained royal priest. The church does not need revival, it needs complete overhaul and restructuring. (John 15:16; 1Peter 2:9)
Sports god: This is also a global god worshipped by rich and poor alike. From the Olympics to the slum kids’ cricket and football clubs, all stadiums packed with worshipful company of spectators are now empty. Their heroes who commanded multi-million dollars are sitting at home, staring at empty gyms.
Entertainment gods and goddesses: Hollywood to Bollywood actors and actresses who called themselves stars and celebrities and acted like demi-gods, are gazing at empty cinema halls, realizing that life is not a non-stop party. With few exceptions, most have not extended any help to the suffering people from whom they earned all their wealth and adoration.
Travel, Tourism and Hospitality god: With planes, trains, buses and other modes of transport shut down in many places, tourism and hospitality, multi-million business has also downed shutters. Also, in the beaches and bars, once the centers of partying and gregarious life, one can still hear the roaring sea and the clash of empty glasses but no worshippers. The sufferers are the poor migrant laborers who must walk hundreds of miles to reach their homes, men carrying their children on their shoulders and women carrying luggage on their heads. Some of them are differently abled. As if this was not bad enough, they also get thrashed by the police for walking home during the lockdown. 
Food god:  Earlier on, in India people used to eat at home and go outside to toilet. Of late, they have been eating out and toileting inside the house. With all the food outlets and Malls shut, many carnivores (non-vegetarians) who could not manage a meal without meat, are now like Adam and Eve, returning to a healthy plant-based diet. The problem is that with the markets closed, neither meat nor vegetables are easily available. People like the daily wagers and the migrant workers, do not have money to buy food. Even in this tragedy, the rich are getting richer, while millions of tons of grains are rotting in government stores. More people will die of starvation than of the Corona virus. 
Education god: of all kinds, academic, professional and religious, is a big business. You are given the impression that you cannot get anywhere in life without it. However, 2000 years ago, Jesus proved that without formal education, he could turn his simple disciples into world changers. (Acts 17:6)
Technology god: Technology is a god that rules, every aspect of our life, business and even religion. For many, a mobile phone is not just a tool but an inseparable body part. God’s designed this tool to, “Saturate the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” This can easily take place if Christians, instead of saturating other Christians with the gospel message, use this powerful tool to engage those who sit in darkness and in the shadows of death (Matt. 4:16). We need to evaluate how much use we are making of this resource for glorifying God and advancing his Kingdom, here on planet earth. Whether you realize it or not, of late, much of technology has been stolen by Anti-Christ to establish his one world government and a universal religion and thus control people. However, God cannot be mocked (Hab. 2:14)
So, is this the end of the of world as we know it? No, not really. Not yet. These are just the beginning of the sorrows, the early birth pangs; the baby is yet to be born (Matthew 24:8). When that happens, in one hour, the city that made them rich will be destroyed along with an asteroid that will demolish one third of the earth. Not only that, but on the day of the Lord, the sun will become seven times hotter and the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt! And then new heavens and a new earth will emerge in which righteousness dwells. All those who have rejected Jesus will mourn but the righteous will dwell with him forever. (Rev. 18:17-19; 8:8-12; Matt. 24:30).

https://www.prarthnayoddha.com/2020/04/corona-gods-weapon-for-targetted.html

Thursday, April 9, 2020

TODAY IS PASSOVER


Of late there has been a lot of messaging both secular and religious as a result of death and devastation caused by Corona virus. Corona is a harbinger of death, but Jesus came so that you may have life, and have it in abundance.

Passover is the story of redemption of Israel from slavery in Egypt. For Christians, it is the story of redemption from sin by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. The Passover Seder is celebrated in Israel by eating roasted lamb, unleavened bread and bitter herb; Jesus changed it into the Lord’s supper for Christians. This was celebrated in the early church by breaking bread from house to house. The result of shared meal and resources was that no one was hungry or had need for anything because in the house churches, all the needs of the poor were taken care of. (Acts 2:46,47; 4:34,35; 20:35)

While many Christians are busy organising digital churches with the priest preaching to empty benches, it is time for all Christians to demonstrate Kingdom values by opening their churches as distribution centres for take away food (cooked or uncooked) to avoid crowding, medicines, soap, masks, old clothes, old school uniforms and books, blankets and sheets, towels, kitchen utensils, shoes, socks, sandals, old bicycles etc. In fact, anything lying around and not being used, that might be useful for others. If this is not a local problem, then you could send it to those who are handling Covid19 or migrant workers.

Teams could include health workers to give advice, and teachers to advice on how to do home schooling and of course, the Gospel must be preached.

For this, you must take permission from the appropriate authorities and take due precautions, including wearing masks and social distancing etc.

This would prove that our churches, schools and hospitals are holistic, not just religious centers. Taking care of physical, mental and spiritual needs of the needy, by witnessing and practical support. Needless to say, this will rapidly advance the Kingdom of God on planet earth, as it did in the first century.

Jesus said, “The thief / Satan (Corona) comes only to steal, kill and destroy. But I have come that you may have life and have it in abundance.” (John 10:10)
Shalom,
V.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

PALM SUNDAY 5th April 2020


PALM SUNDAY 5th Aril 2020

Jesus came on the 10th day of Nissan,4 days before the Passover, to Jerusalem. On this day the Jews selected a perfect lamb for the Passover sacrifice. They kept the lamb at home for 4 days and examined it carefully for any defect, to be sure that it was perfect. On the way, Jesus stopped at Bethany, just 2 miles from Jerusalem, at the house of Martha and Mary and Lazarus. Four types of people came to see Him, His disciples, believers, mere spectators and the religious leaders. Seeing the huge crowds that followed Jesus, the religious leaders decided to kill him and Lazarus. (John 12:9-11)

Next day, on entering Jerusalem, Jesus sent two disciples to fetch a colt of a donkey, that had never been ridden on before. This was done to fulfill the prophecy of Zachariah 9:9, “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you, He is just, and having salvation; lowly and riding upon an donkey, and upon a colt, the foal of an donkey. (John 12:12-15)” When Jesus came there, He wept over the city saying, “If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your peace! But now, they are hidden from your eyes” (Luke 19:42). People waved palm branches to signify welcoming of a King and put their cloaks on the ground for the donkey to walk on: “This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Hosanna, I beseech you, O LORD, O LORD, I beseech you, send now prosperity. Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.” (Psalm 118:24-25). Hosanna means “save us” or “Deliver us.” This also fulfilled the prophecy of Daniel 9: 24-27, that the Messiah would be cut off.

Jesus told his disciples to bring that donkey and if anyone asks, tell them the LORD has need of them. An insignificant donkey became significant because Jesus the Messiah needed him. Even today, the LORD needs donkeys who will obey Him. He chose a thief on the cross, a characterless Samaritan woman, a demonic from Gadara and associated with prostitutes, and gluttons and tax collectors to proclaim the Gospel. Later that day, Jesus cleansed the temple which had been commercialized. The court of Gentiles had been turned into a marketplace. He said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations (Gentiles), but you have made it a den of thieves (Mark 11:17).”
During the Passover week, all the Jewish families cleansed their houses of all leaven, which is a sign of corruption. Today most of our churches have been commercialized and corrupted. They need to be cleansed so that Gentiles (lost people) can come to His house of prayer. He needs people like the humble donkeys, who will obediently carry His gospel of Kingdom where Christ is not named. (1 Corinthians 1:26-28)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Corona Church

The word Corona comes from crown and is also about a ring of light. Both are attributes of Jesus? So, Corona church could be the new move of God to restore his church. Governments enforcing lock downs on all large gathering, religious meetings, including churches, may be bad news for the highly commercialised religious industry. However, it could mean that after centuries of patiently waiting, God is finally disenfranchising the monopoly of the dysfunctional church and restoring the original “Household of God” back in the homes of the people, as it was in the beginning (Eph. 2:19,20). 

The sole purpose of the church is to save souls by equipping the saints (believers) for the work of the ministry for the edification (growth and multiplication) of the Kingdom of God, here on planet earth (Eph. 4:11-13). God, in his economy is using an invisible microscopic virus to lock down the doors of the mighty, edifice-centred, clergy-driven, calling song and dance as worship, tithe dependent, corporate Sunday enterprise. This kind of church is not to be found in the pages of the Scriptures. This man-made structure, miserably failed to fulfil its mandate - “Go and make disciples of all nations-by being his witnesses to the ends of the earth” (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)

Many such churches are calling for all night prayers, fasts and vigils etc. but God refuses to be ‘inquired’ of them because they want to maintain status quo and refuse to change and align themselves with the Kingdom agenda of God (Ezekiel. 20:1-3). In fact, some such gatherings resulted in the spread of the pestilence and some people and pastors had to be quarantined. Out of the 600,000 Israelites that crossed the Red sea, only two – Joshua and Caleb, made it to the other side of the river Jordan. The rest perished in the wilderness. Beware, not all Christians, but only a remnant, saints (soul savers), whose names are written in the Book of the Lamb will be Raptured. (Psalm 50:5; Rev. 20:12,15).

Today many, even in these churches have Issachar anointing (1 Chron 12:32), men that have understanding that the times of the traditional church is over, and to know that we need to repent, reflect and help restore the “Household of God”, opening our homes and kitchens for breaking bread and sharing the whole wisdom of God with neighbours, friends, colleagues and strangers (Acts 2:46,47; 20:20,27; Malachi 3:16). This process has been going on for the last few decades and millions have entered into the Promised Land (Kingdom) through these invisible and inaudible simple house churches, worldwide, spearheaded by China and now in India and in many African countries and even in the rogue countries of the Middle-East. But now it is time for it go viral. 

We know that the most powerful church is the microscopic church where two or three, gather in his name because Jesus himself is present (Matt. 18:18-20). Perhaps this micro-mini Corona church orchestrated by God from China, may prove to be God’s solution for the quickest and most cost-effective way to make the gospel go viral and become pandemic and fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (Hab. 2:14).

Monday, March 16, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

SOLE BUSINESS OF THE CHURCH IS TO SAVE SOULS


WARNING:

“If you do not warn a sinner or speak out to warn him about his sin to save his soul, that wicked man will die in his iniquity, but I will hold you responsible for his blood. But if you warn the sinner but you have delivered your soul. (Ezekiel 3:18,19)

Note: Please check your maturity in Christ. It is not enough to be a follower of Jesus (Christian). Have you become a fisher of men, or seeker of lost souls or a reaper of the harvest or can you convince, convict and convert a non-believer or what contribution your church is making in taking the Gospel to the nations, tongues and tribes, etc.? This is crucial as on it depends where you end up in eternity.

1. Jesus came to seek and save lost souls. (Luke 19:10)
2. Jesus said, “There is more rejoicing in heaven over one lost soul who is saved than 99 making a joyful noise in the Church. (Luke 15:7-10)
3. Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men (soul savers)” (Matt.4:19)
4. Jesus said, “The harvest is ready, but the soul savers are few.” (Luke.10:2)
5. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptize them, and teach them to save souls.” (Matt.28:19)
6. Jesus said, “One soul, any soul is more precious than all the wealth of the world put together.” (Matt.16:26)
7. Jesus said, “You shall go and be my witnesses to the ends of the earth and save souls.” (Acts 1:8)
8. Jesus said, “Go and save souls by opening their eyes, bring them from darkness into light and from the kingdom of Satan into the kingdom of God. (Acts 26:18)
9. Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you to save souls.” (John 20:21)
10. Jesus gave five-fold ministry gifts to his Church to equip the saints, to be work-place4 ministers and save souls. (Eph. 4:11,12)
11. Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. (James 5 :20)
12. God does not want any soul to perish but to come to know Jesus and be saved. (1Tim. 2:4)
13. A mature Christian is one who can engage a non- believer and save his soul. (Titus 1:9)
14. He who goes weeping (liquid prayer), bearing precious seed (Gospel), shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves (harvest of souls) with him. (Psalm 126:5)
15. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some souls. (1Cor. 9:19-22)
16. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise saves souls. (Prov. 11:30)
17. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Rom. 10:9-13)
18. Old Testament Priest offered animal sacrifice. “As priest of Lord Jesus, Paul offered saved Gentiles as living sacrifice. (Rom. 15:16)
19. Paul said, “My passion is to save souls by fully preaching the Gospel with signs and wonders, where Christ is not named” (Rom. 15:19,20)
20. You shall be judged by your fruit (Souls saved). (Matthew. 7:20)
21. Jesus said, “This is how God is glorified. When you bring abundant fruit (saved souls), then you shall be my disciple” John 15:8
22. Jesus sent 70 disciples to save souls. He said to them rejoice not because spirits are under your control but because your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:1-9; 19,20
23. On the day of the Rapture, believers who slept in the Lord and those who are alive will be raised to meet the Lord in the air who will be coming in the clouds but will no touch the earth. These will be those whose names are written in the Book of Life. And these will be those who have saved lost souls. Revelation 20:12,15
24. Whether you are maintaining your daily diary here on earth or not but your diary is being written in heaven on a daily basis. So, will there be some pages where it will be written that today you caught some two-legged fish; or you sought and saved a lost sheep; or you went as a laborer and reaped spiritual harvest; or you witnessed to someone and brought him into the Kingdom; or with the help of the Holy Spirit you did some signs and miracle which resulted in lost people being saved; or you glorified God by bringing abundant fruit (saved souls); or made a disciple who is now making disciples; if there are pages like this then your name will found written in the Book of Life. But if all the pages of your diary are blank, then there can be consequences. So please evaluate yourself and take necessary steps to make sure that your name is written in the Book of Heaven so that you can spend eternity with Christ. (Matthew 7:20; Rev. 20:12-20)

25.  If you are a member of a church that does not prioritize saving of lost souls over all the other agendas of the church, nor equips you to minister where Christ is not named, then having your name in their Book will certainly help you to get a place in their graveyard but no guarantee of a place in heaven. Jesus has commanded you to get out of such a place which is preaching another Gospel. However, you do not have to join another man-made traditional church which is (edifice-centered, clergy-driven, falsely calling music and singing as worship, tithe hungry, institutional church). Either you find a simple house church (that makes disciples, breaks bread from house to house and multiplies organically like any household) or better still convert your Cottage meeting into a Household of God by inviting seekers of other faiths. Jesus has promised, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am present there” (2Cor. 6:16,17; Gal. 1:8,9; Eph. 2:19,20; Matt. 18:18-20)

26. And many who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some (soul winners) to everlasting life, but others to shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel 12:2
27. Then the wise ones (soul savers) whose name is found written in the Book of the Lamb, will be delivered, will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who saved many souls, like the stars forever and ever. (Dan 12:1-3)

Shalom,
V.