God’s advice to the Church: Letters to the Church (Part 3)
The Letters from the Lord to the Church-
(The Words from the Lord). (PART 3)
The Letters from the Lord to the Church-
(The Words from the Lord).
Prince Akogo, a servant of the Living God).
To the Body, of Christ
Greetings to all.
Thanks be to our Lord Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit who constantly shares with us spiritual blessings in everyplace.
To the Elect Body, which is the Church of God.
The Lord has finally Spoken:
From the 15th of September, 2017, the Lord began to minister to me words in which He spoke to me to title as ‘LETTERS TO THE CHURCH.’
These were a set Solutions from the Lord to help the Church breathe life back into the things which are dead. Some of these solutions were in a form of instructions, while others were a form of rebukes from Him. However, the purpose is to help the Church get back on its feet. The Letter addresses various bodies of the Church, to tackle certain issues concerning the Church. I have hereby broken them into subcategories, while putting them into points, for all to be able to understand.
These were the Third Points raised by the Lord on the ‘Letters to the Church’
To The Elect Body, once again, Peace!
In this third letter which was personally driven towards Church Leadership, the Lord released up instructions which is to help the Church get back on its feet;
The following were the things raised by Him:
*On the first point raised here, the Lord had mentioned that, He expected the leaders of the church to judge their people, because as their fathers, they should have been concerned about rebuking their children as well when they are doing things outside God’s Will.
The Word of God is not just theoritical. But also, has a practical manner of rebuke, for life is more practical. He said that Paul and even Christ, the Lord Himself rebuked many of the churches and His followers respectively. Paul rebuked many of the churches when they were practicing serious traditions which were not according to the manner of His Church doctrines- like the Churches of Galatia.
The Galatians were now moving away from the Spirit’s walk into a fleshly walk, just as we all see, today. Similarly, Christ the Creator of His Church, rebuked the Apostles He walked with (the disciples) when they were behaving ‘foolishly,’ sometimes. Yet, some of the current churches are watching, as some of their members are fooling themselves. They do not realize that they have right to rebuke them.
Apostle Paul knew, that he has to present to the Lord, a faithful Church without blemish. And the way to do that was to sometimes rebuke the Church. He knew his works did not have to go down before the Lord requests for his fruits: so he knew he had to expect good fruits from his labour, by following the Master’s plan to rebuke the sheep.
Well, which teacher does not rebuke the wayward children of his class? Which (biological) father does not rebuke his children?
But they (some) have watched, as they have allowed as some of the traditions of the world has been creeping into the church, to destroy up the virtues and standards of the beautiful Church.
This is why the Lord, The Master of the House, expected the churches, to be rebuked by their local and regional leaders whom He had set over them. They were supposed to rebuke the people so they do not bring bad or evil things or deeds into the body of Christ. Rebuke, is to deter someone from doing bad works; and rebuke, is to deter all others from repeating the same kind of bad works. Now, rebuke may be painful for now, but will be rewarding later.
The Lord said, now, in the absence of rebuke, He the Lord had to come and do the rebuke. Remember, read the Bible carefully, that there were rebukes for all the five Church ages. The Lord does not back down on rebukes, if He had to get the work done right-because of His investments in the Church. Hence, rebukes were part of Christian leadership, and Paul and Peter had equally done the same.
However, the Lord said it would be quite painful, if He should come and do it by Himself; that is why He calls on Church leaders to stand up by rebuking.
Rebuke them in the way they dress; and in the way they speak. Rebuke them in those ministry so they get up on their feet. You should rebuke them in every way that is never condoned by the Lord, before the Master comes.
However, you must rebuke them through the way of love.
As leaders, don’t we know, that the Lord rebukes as sometimes?
And so we must rebuke the flock, who have been won or given to us by the Master. Surely, He would not like to lose any of them. We are watching over the Master’s properties and cannot expect them to be destroyed. We must save the flock and win back all what is lost.
*The Lord then complained a lot, about the Preaching in the Churches. He added and said that, ‘The Message and the Ministry are both Lost.’ By this, He was referring to the Message being ‘The Cross.’ He said that the actual Message and Ministry He’s given to us is the ‘Message of the Cross.’ Then He added, saying that, He would prove it to me;
The Lord said that when He started Ministry, all that He was preaching about was His death on the Cross, which was to bring Salvation to humankind whom He has created out of His own Image and Likeness. Also, all the Books written by the Prophets and the Teachers before Him, where about His Death and His Resurrection which would bring salvation to mankind, to first the Jews, and then to the rest of the age: that is what He died for.
Then He added that, the books the Apostles all wrote about were on His Death and Resurrection, together with the works and benefits of His death and His resurrection. This were the pillars and foundations before the Church in the day He also set the Church up, and also, amongst the first Church age.
Hence, it was the Cross which became the center of their Message and the Center of their lives.
‘They were not afraid of My Cross. They were neither ashamed of My Cross,’ He said.
He said that the Churches must go back to nothing but the Cross. ‘The only way society would be changed, is for the men of God to go back to the preaching of the gospel, which is, ‘Christ, and Him crucified,’ hence, to do what the Apostles’ did, which ultimately was the joy of their lives and their Ministries, by which they caused nations to repent and to come to the Christ.
They also never lived for this world, they lived for the cross alone and where joyful of its powerful salvation which it had wrought to them, from the power of dark slavery.
Simply, it is by preaching of the Cross that the world would become a better place again.
The Cross, will cause sinners to find a need to change.
It is also by the Cross at which people would tremble at God’s fearful Judgment which shall surely come to pass. It is at the Cross they run to seek refuge from the coming wrath of God, after this dispensation of Grace over, of which its end has come.
By the cross, sinners who live a sinful life in all the societies, come to the cross to change. This was what brought the revival in their communities.
Were we all not saved by His Cross? Were we not begotten by it? Hence, it is the Cross that would save dying Humanity.
The Lord had explained fully that, that in the absence of the Preaching of the Cross, sin has been drawn with a chord, by the soul of sinners and they are dying-both physical, and spiritual deaths.
Sin, has been introduced back into the world’s societies. Therefore, many are perishing in their societies out of the drawn cord of their sins.
As well, sin also causes God to withdraw His blessings, because sin is a reproach to a nation-which is what the Bible fully stated!
So, it is by the preaching of the Cross again in our societies that moral decadence within our communities and in our churches and with this world at large, would be changed.
It is by the preaching of it thereof, that sinners all over the world come to bow at His Holy Name and they receive all they need for their souls.
However, for the lack of this Power Message being preached around our Churches nowadays, it has led to increase of sins and 0f course, untimely deaths, both in the Church and also outside His Church, because the ‘Church where God’s Voice and the Cross was the Light of the World;’ meaning, it is where ‘The Solution to the Church and the World’ hangs upon.
Hence, the very long absence of the Message of the Cross, which covers our shame and heals our wounds and closes down our scars has led to the gradual opening of wounds, un-forgiveness, jealousy, covetousness, bitterness, rage, selfishness, making us lovers of ourselves more more than lovers of all others, lovers of money, of course, than of our people, and an increase of diseases, as well as deaths in all of the world’s public sector.
For lack of the preaching of the Cross in the churches, sin has crept back again into the walls of this beautiful Church-which is also finally attracting God’s judgments, which means, it is her leaders, which would suffer more, for to them has much been committed. Christ, is coming for a Spotless Church, not a blemished One.
By the preaching of the Cross, the nations and souls of all kinds are changed.
He said that, imagine all the pastors in the world, every month, for just one year or perhaps, over, preach on nothing but on the Cross of Jesus together with its benefits, our societies would come back, to the full light again. Societies would be changed, because people will fear, will put value on their lives and would run to have their sins fully washed away.
He spoke and explained that, the Lord’s judgment shall definitely come; thus people all over, must be changed (repent). However, we must know that, when He comes, He is not coming to take sides; He is coming to take over.
‘It is by the preaching of the Cross, that I will do Miracles. My people lived and did Miracles, because they preached My Cross-everywhere they would go,’ He explained again.
Even, God the Father, lived in Christ and fully wrought His miracles, because the Cross was being preached to both the Gentiles and to the Jews. So, Salvation came by the Cross and sins of people were squarely crucified upon it!
When the first Church age and their disciples were blessed to begin Ministry, they first preached the Cross, Lived the Cross and ultimately died for the Cross and its benefits, alone. Some of them, like Peter, was crucified in an upside down position, on his cross. Paul had His head cut off, because He preached the Cross of Calvary-the Message and Center of Christ’s coming to visit this earth.
It was the Cross that brought persecutions and they really had to flee. They had no message, except Jesus Christ and Him being crucified. The Preaching of the Cross everywhere, was the center of their Messages and hence, that became the center of their Ministries too. Thus, the Cross was ultimately their Message and their Ministries, till all of them died and till each of them won the throne laid for them, in Heaven.
They succeeded because of it. Christ, and His Cross, was where all their Church Ministrations hanged. Christ, and His Cross, is what the Church must hang around on, today. Hence, the Message of the Cross, should be the Foundation of the Church’s Message, as well as the Church’s Ministry, as Paul, Peter, and their Christ did.
Yes, these Apostles preached the Cross their entire life, wherever else they went, until they died on men’s weapons!
Indeed, their message was the Message of the ‘Cross’ and the Ministry they had from He the Lord was but the preaching of the Cross of Calvary, which they lived for, throughout their lives.
The Church is not a social club, in which the people take the attention and not Christ Jesus. A Church therefore, which has its Message and Ministry other than the Cross and the Christ that raised it, is not the Church of Christ. This is what you will know about the Churches which belong to God and those do not belong to God. So, we are not supposed to overly respect or celebrate people, as though they are the ones the Church belongs to, other than that, they would find themselves taking the glory which fully belongs to God-which fully comes with a much greater risk.
Remember, that the Apostles did not consent to such glory.
In fact, they thought they could be the base people for the world, and could lay down their lives to save the Church and the World, altogether. Hence, to them, they had become the off-scouring of all things. They expected rubbish to be dumped upon them, and not the glory of anything rich, or sacred!
In Ministry, we do not preach what we feel we want to preach, because we like preaching; but we will have to feel to preach only what the Lord wills for us to preach-which is the Message of the Church. In the Church, no one is celebrated, except Christ Jesus, and Him Crucified. Not singers, nor worshippers.
Then He added and said that, as a result of this sickness, many of the shepherds have abandoned their Message and the Ministries of the Cross-they are beginning to preach something else, leading their Churches into Traditions and abnormalities which are not of the Lord, while the souls of the people are perishing, and are on their way to eternal fire. Hence, all these societies, have not been affected positively, with the Power of His Cross, today.
No wonder, the Power and Joy, the Lord gives has run low, because the due purposes or responsibility of a Church has not been fulfilled.
Therefore, the Message of the Ministry is Christ and the Cross; nothing more, nothing less should it be to us, again. Everything else that must be preached, must forever and ever, hang around the Cross, and they should be eager to mention it.
Today, the Cross Message is not in the Church. We must get back to it. If some pastors, have been preaching the Cross, they wouldn’t have any need to go to medicine men, to get or acquire powers for ministry; for the Cross has its own Powers already, being invested by God Almighty Himself, to do the works of their Ministries, in the vein the Apostles realized.
So, the Bible had said, that when Paul and the Apostles were in Ministry and were there Preaching the Cross, God was in them, and also among them, doing mighty Miracles amongst them, so amazing that, shadows, among their bodies could heal them. How many powers from Medicine men, could do this?
Well, did not Christ state that Signs shall by no means, be left out, amongst those who will or shall preach the message of His Cross, anywhere?
Signs and the Wonders had followed them in such abundance, which has never been seen. So much Joy filled their Churches because of these. The Joy of Christ, was the only strength they had had, throughout their lives!
Well, they did not even worry about the signs, but on how to get more people or to even reach more people, by preaching to them this Saving Message, which is also the Ministry.
Why do some Pastors not realize this?
Unless they are preaching something else, God’s Power will not reflect (move) in both that Message and in their Ministries. Therefore, this is why some Churches collapse, and would become like a wilderness, having not power, nor joy in such modern eras.
Praise be to the Lord of Good News!
*Regarding the false prophets, the Lord added and said, ‘Leave the tares to be, for they are fighting the Master of the wheat, not the wheat. When the day comes for the harvest, The Master of the House shall come together with His angels, to gather the tares which have mixed up with His wheat and burn them up, without any forgiveness.
*Tithes and Offerings:
‘Why are some people crushing the faces of My People? The tithes is for the Lord, and not for men.
Do not use My Name to make money for your pockets. I require to have all that was taken by My Holy Name. They belong to me; not yours.’
This was what the Lord also fully added to this. However, by this, He was referring to the tithes and offerings which must come to the Church, which would attract judgment upon those who misuse the offering, the tithes, as well as the first fruits. However, by this, He was specifically speaking of leaders; of course, some.
God considers it as robbery which must be duly paid back, to Him.
Therefore, we must be careful for how we use His tithes and offerings, which are given to Him.
While rebuking the leaders who practice these habits, we must also be diligent in paying our tithes and our offerings, because, they belong to the Lord; they don’t belong to us. You must see it like a reward to God for all the things He has done for you. Hence, if the tithes and the offerings do not come, the Lord knows that you are ungrateful!
It means that, He did not get any reward from you ever since He wrought that miracle for you.
Meaning, that the next time your problem should come up to Him, He may not rebuke the devourer for your sake. You then have to handle it by yourself.
This is also why many of us are suffering, which is because we have done something consciously wrong, and have spent the Lord’s tithes, ‘The Lord’s precious ‘Thank You’ Offertories.
So then, if the Master, did not receive the tithe and offerings that must come, just because someone stole it (whether a leader or the member), He the Lord knows.
He has a record of all things personally, because He can’t trust everybody fully.
Therefore, we must give the 10% fully back to God, for this would be good for own sakes.
*(The Worshipers who Lead The Church)
The Lord said, ‘Do not give the Church Choir to boys, young girls or should give them to children.’
According to Him, we must not give the Church choir to the youth/boys/young young girls/ or young ones in the faith, but they must be for matured people in Ministry.
So, they were not made for boys, girls, children and for a youthful population in the Church. That is not ministry.
Hence, by He saying matured people in ministry, He was not also referring to people who were 60 years of age or more, or people among the aged class. He was referring to the Church Music Ministry being made for Pastors (who are matured in Ministry, whom He calls Priests).
He meant that, they must be for dedicated pastors, spirit filled people who are very prayerful, sanctified in ministry, just as the Pastor himself must or is expected to be. In other words, even if he or she is 5 years of age, but the Anointing of the Lord is upon that child and he is very matured in faith, he can do this work of ministry. But by no means, should the Church Leadership be given to babes-no part of the Ministry. Therefore, all those who lead the people must be matured in Ministry and with Faith; hence, you should not judge their ministry by their physical ages!
According to the Lord, many people who stand before the Lord to minister to the people, are not spiritual, nor holy, nor are perfectly dedicated to the services of the Lord. Thus, they do the Lord’s work in slackness, affecting the fruits the Church brings to the throne of God!
According to Him, their lack of maturity or perfection is causing many in the Church to fall, also.
The Lord retorted, ‘These people do not have what it takes to lead My people.’
Secondly, He had complained that, some of them had began introducing worldly lifestyles, wrong indoctrination, as well as worldly traditions and tribalism into the lives of these people.
He explained that, ‘This has caused My People to fall.’
Importantly, the worship leaders who lead the people should be Holy-Spirit filled. They are to be spiritually inclined and they must also be matured in the faith, becoming priests, who were spiritually-filled, but not by one judged by carnal eyes.
Concerning these leaders, they must be God’s priests, who are able to hear, from the Lord’s Spirit-concerning the songs that must be sang, at each day of service. This would encourage perfect sacrifices to the Lord, not the ones done by their flesh.
He told me, that they must not just pick up songs just from the internet or from the radio to minister before the Lord, which is just because, they need to get a song to minister on their service days. Thus, they are to spirit filled, upon whom, God’s Spirit of Praise and Worship, rest, just like David. Hence, all their choristers must be also spirit filled.
This is the standard given by the Lord to choristers, Worship Leaders and to all choir leaders of God’s Churches.
*He said that, likewise, the leadership of the church must not be for babes, but for leaders who know the Will of the Lord, and who have good faith and can sacrifice.
They are, by position, priests who minister before the Lord in His Sanctuary, so they must be filled by the Holy Spirit; they must learn to walk in the Will and Counsels of the Lord.
Here, He reminded of me of the priests who were in the courts of Moses, worshiping and praising the Lord in the Tabernacle of Ministry. These were people who knew the Law and the Word of the Lord from their Master.
Now, these were people who bowed on the threshing floor of the Temple and Worshiped God. Meanwhile, they were not exposed by anyway.
They were dedicated to all the priestly services, who were given assignments, where each rendered parts of the work.
Hence, these priests must be pastors, Spirit filled too, who know the Word of the Lord. They also go on waiting and are prayerful and can rightly divide The Word of Truth. Hence, like the priests, who minister in the Choir, they must also be Spirit filled, matured in faith, and in all Spiritual matters.
He said that, we should remember that, the sons of Aaron who ministered before the presence of the Lord were called Priests-that means, they were called Pastors.
He added, saying, ‘They had to be Spirit filled ‘that is’ Anointed before I allowed them to minister before the Courts.’
‘They were to keep their garment clean as well as anointed, to represent their separation from every manner of sin, and from the worldly structures and systems of this demonic world.
Also, their High Priest (Senior Pastor) was holy and was equally anointed, and was made to wear a turban on His head with God’s inscription, ‘Holiness to the Lord.’
Thus, this High Priest, indicating the Senior Pastor, was also to be Holy to the Lord, well dedicated to the Lord’s Service.
Thus, He had to keep or Preserve Himself in Holiness, before the Presence of the Lord God, during worship.
‘They were wearing clean whites robes and were ministering my glory of righteousness.’ He had added.
Aaron, who was standing in for Christ, ministered as a shadow, showing the kind of leadership God wanted on all His stages or pulpits. He was anointed, indicating that He was equally Spirit filled.
Likewise, all his servants too, were equally anointed, indicating that, they were also spirit filled to do the Ministry. (Anointed Priests).
Thus, it is only the Greater ones in Ministry that must serve the younger ones, not the younger ones made to serve the Greater.
The Lord, is doing this to keep a standard so that no manner of fleshly or ‘low class’ ministration, would retard the progress of the Church in anyway, because this is sadly currently an issue, the Church is fully facing.
That is why He expects matured people to be in the Ministry, occupying all Church positions, that is, ‘Everybody who must lead or walk on those Holy and dedicated Stages of the Lord.’
Since people will not vote for immature people to lead in every nation, so people must not choose immature people to lead His stage. Yet, the Pastor, who must be fully Spirit-filled, should lead all of them.
*To Help the flock and the Shepherd continuously:
The Lord, had also complained about ‘Waiting,’ by saying, ‘Where is the Waiting in which they used to wait upon me?’
The Lord Himself went on many waitings or boot-camps, with the Apostles, teaching, sharpening or training them for His work of Ministry before He left, so He would have people who must lead and die fully for the sheep.
However, now, He’s realized that, a lot of His pastors have also stopped going on such bootcamps or waiting sessions with their shepherds who will lead His flock.
How would they lead and train them to carry the Work of His Ministry, which is also part of the responsibility a pastor must have?
It would have helped those leaders to develop more, a way in which it will help their entire Churches. Hence, It must never cease.
Those who often ignore or don’t come for some of these periodic training and equipping sessions, but want to lead the Choir or the Church, are mostly the ones who are immature, carrying worldliness in their sleeves.
Yes, they are not trained, nor have their gospel swords sharpened to work in the ministry.
Hence, they are to specially, and mostly go on waiting with the church leadership, sharpening their swords to cut well, for the Lord would be with them.
Therefore, this also helps the churches to have good successors, when those in leadership have left. It would also help the Message and the Ministry come out strong, stable, so that the Ministers wouldn’t lose the flock nor their shepherds.
Possibly, a good shuffling of Church leaders would do, while we wait to train those whom according to prayer, the Lord will call.
‘As I told Aaron, never would I ever pardon them again if their nakedness should be exposed before Me’-this is what He had said.
This explains why earlier on, He taught that the Church choir must not be babes in Christ, but for Matured Ministers in Ministry, irrespective of their ages.
We should take caution, from Eli and his children, who were priests ministering before God’s Courts, but they were ministered with death because the Lord’s altar, was polluted by their un-repented Ways.
We know for sure that, Christ, our advocate has been making intercessions for all sins, but that really does mean it would last! This is because the Father, is as well not getting perfect worship and sacrifices. for a long while now!
Hence, He must rebuke us from that.
Later on, the Lord had given me 3 dreams in which I realized that we are to be careful, or He may come and rebuke us, severely, within our times.
Therefore, we must take the Lord’s instructions to correct them.
Also, these instructions are for us to come into repentance, just so that we breathe life back into the things that are dead.
Of course: we do not say everybody is practicing these sins, and so to those who know their strength should keep strengthening it, and to those who also know they fall short in some these measures, should do well to give it a boost, according to the Lord’s specific instructions.
Therefore, these are prophetic words here for us to strengthen the leadership in the Church, as we also get His Message and His Ministry right back on track to change back or correct our dying societies.
To Pastors and their Wives:
Pastors must not disrespect their wives in public.
This is rather how the Lord God explained that they should behave in public, which is as well as what all married couples are supposed to do.
Now, in wrote it part 1 of the letters, and I have copied and brought it here, because it is the same standards for couples in ministry.
*A woman (a pastor’s wife in this case) must not talk in public if she knows that her words are going to provoke her husband (the Senior Pastor). She should wait, when they return or get home, then she can talk with her husband, so that nobody hears whatever transpired between them. You must not make people know about your troubles or your private/personal issues as a family, or as Church leaders, leading this flock.
*Similarly, if a man should notice (the Senior Pastor) that his words, are very harsh towards his wife, and he notices they are beginning to provoke her in public, he must stop , so that she does not become provoked, in public; but he should wait, when they they are in secret, then he can bring the matter up, and with a true consensus building, they must thrush this issue out.
He ordered, that by no means must a personal, or home made problem be brought into the church, or into the public; because, it is not for the public or for any of the Lord’s members out there, to know.
*Secondly, in everything, there must be a consensus building between the husband and his wife, concerning the things they must discuss. However, the man is the head of the house. Yet despite the fact that he is the head of the house, He must love his wife; just as He Himself has laid down his Life for her (Church), in a beautiful example.
The pastors must respect and love the wife of their youth. The Lord God explains here that, He hates divorces in marriage, and it is more dire when it happens in ministry. So then, Pastors and the Leaders, must solve all their marital problems, within their homes and not in the open-squares.
The Lord had also added that, His People have now devalued His Word.
The Lord Emphatically said to me, ‘My People have Devalued My Word.’ He said this with a little bit of offence.
He explained that, all the answers of life are in the Word, and we should not give our lives backs to it. The information in the world, is not His Word.
Indeed, there are lots of misinformation going on out there, which are deceiving the people.
Later, I was surprised when the Lord, to prove before me that the answers are in His word, opened my eyes clearly to see that there is Mathematics, Chemistry, History, Biology, Astronomy, Economics, Politics, Government, Geography, as well as Business, and all the Courses that we study in the corners of our schools, are there in His Word-the Bible.
I was surprised. These things have never been told us!
Now, I have written much on Space Science, Governance, Economics, Geology, Geography and Psychology with His Word or by the use of the Bible only on this site. (See them at my Homepage, by just clicking here.)
That was when, I understood what He was saying.
The Solutions are there in the Bible; they are there in the word of God.
Believe you me, all the courses we study in class are in there in the pages of His Books, with a much i-depth knowledge-surely, it is not in men.
Seriously, in the world where we are go, there isn’t any solution.
*Now, this was the last point raised for the Church leadership and it was for how the Church must handle prostitutes.
If there is a prostitute in the Church, they should bring her to the Church and should ask her whether she would want to go back into her prostitution or will give her life to God.
If she chooses to go in for her prostitution business, then let her go; but if she chooses to be with God, then she should stop all her adulterous behaviors which she is committing before her Lord, the One who is the Husband of the whole church.
She is really supposed to stop all her adulterous or promiscuous behaviours, and then, should be back into the Lord’s Church.
Now, to Him be the Glory and Honour.
‘He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying,’ says the Spirit of the Lord.
Letters to the Church (End of Part 3)
To the Elect before Him. Grace and Peace.
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(Called By The Anointing of God).
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