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Importance Of Church part 3
We are living in the day and hour ripe for judgment from our Lord Jesus Christ. His first target is all the churches who calls themselves by His sacred, powerful, and Holy name! In the Book of Revelation 2&3, it tells us that there are faithful churches in the midst of churches who were not right in the sight of the Lord. And that there were more churches who were not right in the sight of God than there were the faithful, God fearing and God pleasing. And the Lord Jesus exposed them:
1). The Loveless Church: Revelation 2:1-7
2). The Compromising Church: Rev. 2:12-17
3). The Corrupt Church: Rev. 2:18-29
4). The Dead Church: Rev. 3:1-6
5). The Lukewarm Church: Rev. 3:14-22
And these churches are alive and well today! In fact it is describing the church age as we know it to the “T” today. And the Lord Jesus is sick to His stomach literally of those who calls themselves Christians and yet, have not repented or changed in accordance in keeping in with the fruits of true repentance. The fruits of being born again. Living holy and consecrated unto God our Maker, in accordance and guidance to His Holy Spirit. He warns that He will spew, wretch or vomit out those who do not comply with Him, His teachings and His ways. Nor have complied and walked by the ways of His Holy Spirit. Which is in essence being lukewarm (hypocritical). Describing those sitting along side of the fence, or playing church, play-acting Christianity. Those who has one foot in the world and one foot in church if you will.
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”
Scolding and correction comes to the house of the Lord first, by the absolute love, power mercy and authority of God our Father Himself. And then to the world as it is written and promised:
1 Peter 4:17
“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”
Correction is for our benefit not for our destruction. It is also the way the Lord operates. Revelation 3:19; Hebrews 12:5-17; Proverbs 3:11&12 & Proverbs 15:10&11. He first warns (verbally). Then He corrects (since a people or a person had not headed the verbal warnings.) Correction in action then is as follows: He first disciplines. If that didn’t work, He then rebukes. If that still has not gotten attention. He Chastens. If we still choose to go astray, to be rebellious after all this, He will then eventually take His flight and deliver that person or a people to the desires of their own hearts. Another words: Excommunication from God Himself and a relationship thereof which is losing salvation according to: Romans 1:18-32. This letter written through the inspiration of God the Holy Spirit is not just to warn the heathens and un-repented sinners in the world, but also to the church in Roam for the edification of whole the body of Christ Jesus as well. Not just for yesterday, but also for today. Remember the Holy Bible is a love letter from God our Creator to all Humanity. God our Father had warned long ago:
“And the Lord said, ‘My Spirit will not strive with man forever.”
The word Strive means: ‘to struggle with’ or (to contend or wrestle with the will of man). I’ve had this conversation with a brother in Christ not too long ago. And he told me flat out “I don’t buy that. The Lord Jesus promised: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” “That’s true,” I replied. “He had promised that. But who was He talking to? His disciples… The obedient… The Faithful… The God Fearing in Christ Jesus who desires Him and all His ways continually. And not to the obstante, the stiff-necked and the rebellious. Who will serve God on their own sinful terms and conditions, without any change. Because those are not Gods children but children of the lawless one, the antichrist. And secondly what did the Holy Spirit warn us:
“for it is impossible for those who were once enlightened. And have tasted the heavenly gifts, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.”
It’s no wonder why this church age is the way it is, as our Lord Jesus describes according to: Revelation 2&3. We are unequally yoked with unbelievers. Light is fellowshipping with darkness. We have a lot of people who are not a child of God. Does not have a relationship with God nor has the Holy Spirit which is evident in their walk and talk. And are having fellowship with one another.
The church is not a place for the child of the devil and the child of God to gather under Christ Jesus’ roof and sit at His table cohabitating, coexisting. It is a place for children of God to fellowship with one another. The Book of Acts shows us that the Apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ went into the streets and evangelized through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. They ministered the simple Gospel message of Salvation, and then the signs, wonders and miracles of the Holy Spirit followed or visa-versa. And then the people outside of the church believed that Jesus is the Son Of God, who died for the remissions of sins. Took our place of death (which we deserved) as a ransom for many so we might have eternal Life in Him and through Him. Raised from the dead and ascended into heaven in bodily form and sits at the right of God, as Messiah, Judge and King. And then “God added to His church daily those who were being saved.” And then they came into the church which back in those days were in homes. Today we have it all back wards. We are inviting heathens in for a Pastor or a guest speaker to evangelize when it’s Christ’s disciples responsibility to evangelize in order for Christ Jesus to save. As is put into perspective:
“How then shall they call on Him (the Lord Jesus the Messiah) in whom they (those who don’t know Him) have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him (the Lord Jesus) of whom have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they (the child of God, His disciples of today) preach unless they are sent? (Meaning literally, meeting the lost where-ever they are at. Not waiting for them to come to us because they won’t) As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel for Isaiah says, “LORD, who has believed our report?” So then Faith Come by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Also the Lord Jesus instructed us in: Mark 16:15
“Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”
And then in repentance of sins, heathen and sinners turns to the living God showing the fruits of true repentance, we then bring them in as it is written: Acts 2:47 “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Because again as a reminder, church is not for the heathens and un-repented sinners who is spiritually dead in theirs sins. But for the believers and followers of Jesus Christ who are dead to sin but alive in Christ to have fellowship with one other and to encourage and strengthen one another in the Lord and to be refreshed by the renewing anointing of the Holy Spirit until we meet again. That’s why the Word of God tells us over and over again in:
2 Corinthians 6:14-18
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? (NONE! In fact you cannot talk about spiritual things of God to the spiritually dead. Because it is all unfruitful to them. The Word of God is spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:13&14). No one can fully understand nor comprehend it without the Holy Spirit living in a person, being born again. And the world cannot receive the Holy Spirit unless they have truly repented from their sins and full heartedly turned to the living God. Because the Holy Spirit can only dwell in those who are washed in the blood of Jesus Christ. We are all born into sin through Adam and Eve (Genesis 3; Romans 5&6). That makes us all dead in our sins. Dead to God but alive to sins. Until the Lord Jesus is revealed to each individual (John 6:44), it is then we can turn full heartedly to the Lord Jesus Christ who raised us from the dead spiritually and be made alive to Christ, in Christ, and dead to sin by the miracle of the Blood of Jesus Christ and the workings of His Holy Spirit. So this is the reason why a child of God and a child of the devil cannot have fellowship with one another.) And what communion has light with darkness? (NONE! John 1:1-5 tells us so). And what accord has Christ with Belial? (NONE!) Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? (NONE) And what agreement has the temple of God with Idols? (NONE! 1 Samuel 5:1-12). For you are the temple of the living God. As God (the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; The One and Only true God of heaven and earth and the seas, and all that is in them. The God of the universe and beyond) has said:” I will dwell in them (His Holy Spirit) and walk among them. I will be their God. And they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them (come out from among the un-repented sinners and heathens. Out from the ways and patterns of this dark fallen world, and of the antichrist ways) and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”
The church is in apostate conditions no doubt because we are straying away ever-so-increasingly from the faith in Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus said according to the Gospel of : Matthew 24:10-12 (The Hebrew translation says it this way which is the original) “At that time many will be trapped into betraying and hating each other, many false prophets will appear and fool many people; and many peoples love will grow cold because of increased distance from Torah.”
The Torah consists not only the 5 Books of Moses, “The 5 Books Of The Law:” Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, but also contains some of the Psalms and some of the Prophet. Which in essence is the Word Of God back in Lord Jesus’ day. So what He is really saying is that the love of many will grow cold because of the increased straying from God’s Holy Word. (refer back to theses studies on apostate conditions: “Signs Of The End-Time part 6; Apostasy part 2; Apostasy part 2 (continued)”
Continual and deliberate sinning not only as individuals but also as the corporate church body, this includes the leadership where the Holy Spirit has departed. Because we are not honoring God nor His Word. Complacency and compromise has cause the Glory of God to departed because we have become tolerant of the ways of the world against the things of God. God’s Word warns us in:
“Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
God Almighty Himself, our Heavenly Father/Creator vowed and He is still warning us today again:
“I will not contend (strive) with man forever.”
This was God’s explained reason why He destroyed the earth by a flood, because man has meditated on filth, corruption, evil and perversion and immorality of all types continually and deliberately: Genesis 6&7. But this next time God is going to destroy this earth by fire: and will be completely destroyed: Malachi 3:1-7 & 4:1-3. That’s why He will create a New Heaven and the New earth, according to: Revelation 21, for the righteous not for the wicked. For the righteous who knows Jesus Christ, followed His ways according to His Word, and was Holy and obedient to the point of death, and did not love this life nor the sinful, abominable ways of the world to the bitter end.
Hebrews 10:26-31 warns us this:
“For if we sin willfully (or in other translations: “continually”) after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
And the evidence of the Glory of the Lord who has departed in such apostate churches is: He is not active like in the days of the book of Acts. Not just in church only, but also out in the streets. I have not seen or heard of healings and miraculous signs and wonders being done by God through His disciples in the streets in America like in the days of the book of Acts. But this does not mean that He will not return ever again back in our midst so awesome and powerfully. He will if we repent and denounce all our sins, wickedness, transgressions, all unrighteousness and abominations in the sight of God. Including judgmentalism, back biting, slandering and gossiping about one another, Robbing God. These are the definite ways we can quench the Holy Spirit, “did you see so and so go up there on the alter, **whisper, whisper**. God will not strive with man (meaning humanity: men, women and children) forever! And being on that subject, it’s no wonder why people are not going up to the alters anymore when we need to. Because people don’t want to be the but-end of gossip or jokes. The Holy Spirit judges in convictions all of us constantly those who are His children and yet we add to judgment that are not scriptural, holy nor of God, but of the flesh. It’s no wonder!
We’re settling the for cheap and easy broad way which is leading to our destruction and ineffectiveness that we are so blind to see it! Why do you think this is all happening, the apostate church? The devil hates the church of Jesus Christ! Hates God our Father! Hates all who believes and follows after the Lord Jesus! Hates the power of the Holy Spirit! And he hates unity of the saints of God because He knows how powerful unity is under Heaven in and through God’s Holy Spirit, and he is afraid. The devil is afraid! He knows the power of God and fights constantly through the body of Christ to keep us down and ineffective against his kingdom. Tries to bring us down to shame for following and serving The One and Only, Holy Jesus The Christ through the antichrist system of the ways and workings of this world and society. Such as Roe vs. Wade. Taking the 10 Commandment out of courtrooms. Trying to take the symbol of the cross out of cemeteries and other public places. Or can’t pray in the name of Jesus publicly. Or trying to bring us to shame for speaking and living the Holy truth from His Holy Word.
The Word of God promises: Philippians 2:10&11
“That at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
WAKE UP CHURCH to this truth! PAY ATTENTION to this! TAKE HEED! The devil knows that when the body of Christ is truly united, he is rendered powerless on this earth against the power of God. In this he’s been attacking the holy love of the brethren. That’s why we desperately have to set all divisions aside that are unscriptural. Repent, reject and denounce all unclean things of this world. The sins and the abominations that hinders the power of God, and be truly united as this HOLY Bible defines unity as, and be it!
It’s not about denomination. It’s not about what church building is it, as the devil been side-tracking us for so long with. It’s not even close to being about how successful a preacher or a denomination are, by the measure of membership and how much money is coming in by these members. For that’s all carnality, built on the foundations of pride, arrogance and greed which is not of God according to:
1 Timothy 6:6-16
“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
The Good Confession
But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.”
This life is certainly not about us. But is all about God our King, Shepherd, Messiah and Savior, Lord Jesus The Christ. God our Heavenly Father’s Kingdom and what He will’s, plans and purposes. As well as it is about His Holy Spirit, to make us effective not only individually, but also in the lives of others around us through the workings of His Holy Spirit. And unity plays a huge role in this. Being fellow workers of the harvest, working together for the common goal of Jesus Christ and for His Kingdom. Because no one and no one church or ministry is greater than another. And NO one person, church or ministry is greater than our Master Lord Jesus Christ. When all this is going on, than how can we be the salt and light of the world? We must live Holy and completely different from the ways and patterns of this fallen world in order to be effective to reach the lost and to be used by God the Holy Spirit. To be part of the solution and not the problem.
We must have holy fellowship in order to strengthen and to encourage our fellow brethren in Jesus Christ. To worship God freely without hindrance and to be refreshed every time we gather in His presence. This is the point of church. Christ Jesus Himself has warned the loveless Church in:
“To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says (meaning, God is still saying) He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’ (Meaning the Lord Jesus will give salvation to those who heed this warning and overcome. But if not, the hopes for salvation will be taken away by the Lord Jesus himself).
This is a warning for us today as it were for the church of Ephesus then. It still applies. I hear the Holy Spirit saying, “we need to get back to the basics and forsake those things which divides,” in order to have the true workings of the Holy Spirit in our personal walk in Christ and in church. To be effective in our communities. We need to have the love of Christ Jesus our Lord manifest in the fellowship of the brethren. It starts with God First. The true relationship thereof. With that, His Word, Prayer, and then family. For all things starts in Christ and then at home. And then overflows in church and then into the World. This is what strengthens us individually and corporately in these last days. Now we can see clearly why it has been written in:
“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new a living way which He has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He (that is Jesus Christ) who promised is Faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the day approaching.” (referring to going to church much more faithfully in true Holy love and fellowship as we see the day approaching; the appearance of the Lord Jesus in the clouds; the rapture before the tribulation period).
Because the days are evil and we not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with faith; hope; love. With goodness. With unwavering morality, as well as having the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit to win the lost at any cost. Truly being in one mind and in one accord in Christ Jesus Biblically. For we have got to get this right. We have one life, therefore one chance.
In closing, we read and study God’s Word. We Pray. And go to church faithfully not because that’s the least we can do for all that Christ has given us. If we do these things for that reason, than we have changed the Sacred Gospel of our Lord Jesus. You cannot pay back the Lord for all He has done. And He doesn’t require us to accept to live holy unto Him (He expects that). And you certainly cannot earn grace, which is: “unmerited favor.” Nor can you earn the right to His Salvation. It was all paid for in full by His own blood, and is given freely by His mercy… We do these things because we truly love the Lord Jesus, first and foremost (John 14:15). To be strengthened, to grow and mature in God. To be established, effective and permanent in Christ Jesus our Lord. And to be used powerfully as God wills through His Holy Spirit and that’s that. The church is not powerful and effective in these last days as of right now. Is this what the glorious church looks like? Lazy, complacent, comprising loveless and hypocritical??? In all this, are we truly and accurately representing our Lord this way? The Holy Spirit showed me this:
“If there is more talking in the pews than praying on the alters, there is something spiritually wrong and amiss. If there is silence in the pews when there should be the ‘yes’ and the ‘amen’s,’ then the church is dying from within. And if the pulpit refrains in shame from preaching the absolute, unadulterated truth from God’s Holy Word accurately, then the church is dead!”
As we can look back on the past studies, we can see clearly 3 reasons why we read and study Gods Word. Why we Pray. And why we go to church.:
1). To have fellowship and a real relationship with God. To know Him on this earth.
2). To be strengthened
3). To be ready for spiritual battles that manifest in the physical realm. To be ready for the troubles, the trials, the testing’s, and the tribulations of life spiritually in order to live this life holy without compromise of Gods Word. (Remember from out past studies: “Importance Of God Holy Word:” ‘What we read from Gods Holy Word today, prepares us for ministry, and for trials, tribulations and testing of life tomorrow.’) To be effective on earth against the kingdom of darkness and to recognize and discern satanic influences of all types, and attack it head on by exposing the truth coupled with prayer and fastings. We are to have influence in society and have authority over the devil, not the other way around.
This is why we read the Word of God on a consistent daily basis. This is why we get into prayer to the Lord, and why we go to church faithfully. It is to be strengthened, to be encourage and to be effective, especially in these last days in this last generation. The Holy Word of God strengthens us with confidence, knowing who God is and how He operates, and what He can do which raises our faith to trust Him completely. Prayer strengthens us by empowering us with His presence and answered prayer. Giving us opportunities to share with others the things of God in order to strengthen and encourage others in Christ. Stirring up the fire of the Holy Spirit within the children of God. And going to a Holy Spirit filled, full Bible believing, holiness church strengthens us because we get some further instructions from God’s Holy Word. We receive more of His presence corporately with praise and worship. Prayer of all 4 types in operation, also strengthens, empowers and encourages us to move forward in God through fellowship with one another or at least it should. Because fellowship helps us to see the fuller picture of who God is and what He is doing through the testimonies of the saints as it is written:
“And they (the saints of God Almighty) overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
This Scripture is not just limited to the testimony through word only, but also the testimony of our Holy walk in the LORD. The way the world can tell whether the Lord Jesus is The living God and Lord above all and living in our hearts as we proclaim Him to be, is by our testimony of our walk in Him. For everyone has a measure of discernment. They can discern whether your walk is lined up with your walk or not. They may not put a finger on exactly what’s wrong, but they can sense enough that something is amiss in you. Something is not right. And that will determine whether they will listen to you about the Gospel message of Salvation in and through Christ Jesus or not. People are looking for the real thing. And we are Ambassadors of Christ Jesus. His representatives.
We need to watch out walk closely and align it to the commands of God’s Word. Because people are going to hell over our hypocrisies both small and great. And the world is quick to see hypocrisy and point it out. And because of it, they refuse to believe that Jesus is Lord, due to the simple fact that we didn’t make Jesus Lord of our own lives and they see that clearly. Now the Word of God proclaims that the church, the bride of Christ is supposed to be glorious and will be glorious. The Lord Jesus expects this found in:
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”
The church is the bride of Christ Jesus. And our relationship with Him is a marriage covenant, a commitment! And Christ will come for a glorious church as described in Verse 27. He’s not coming for a harlot such as the type and shadow of Hosea’s wife found in the Book of Hosea Chapters 1-3 who goes astray. And as described also in: Revelation Chapters 2&3. But He is coming for His bride who is ready. That’s why in:
“’And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” Blessed are those who wash their robes (who do His commandments), that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.” (referring to the New Heaven and the New Jerusalem)
“Work out your own Salvation with fear and trembling.”
And again in:
John 5:14 The Lord Jesus says,
“sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
Now if that were impossible, then the Lord Jesus would never had command that from any body. It’s not a suggestion, it’s a command. And He told people to, ‘go and sin no more,’ at the time when the Holy Spirit had not yet dwelled in humanity beside Jesus Himself and John the Baptist. For He had not yet died on the cross at that time. If He commanded people in His day without the Holy Spirit, how much more is it possible with those who do have God’s Holy Spirit? Therefore, How do we be victorious in overcoming sins?
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set you mind on things above, not on things on the earth (the sins, transgressions, iniquities and abominable things according to Gods Word and standards) For you died (to sin) and you life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in the knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.” (walk as Lord Jesus has walked)
“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill (gratify) the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, (because the Spirit of God is HOLY and the flesh desires after sins of all types, corruption and death by nature) so that you do not do the things that you wish.” (by the sin nature.)
Remember: those who are born again are a new creation in Christ Jesus through His Holy Spirit. So now therefore, we are dead to sin but alive in Christ! So lets get right church! Getting our priorities straight, living out the fruits of repentance, which is holiness according to God’s Holy Word. Being effective on this earth, going into all the world and preach this Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature, winning lost at all cost and lets go home!