A Pamphlet by Brother Oluwayinka “Yinnkah” Durojaiye being distributed in Nigeria and posted here for the edification of the Church at large.
There are thousands of religious denominations and organizations all around us today. You may belong to one of them. However, there is a church which Jesus Christ promised to build (Mt. 16:18) and which He began to build since the day of Pentecost up to this hour (Acts 2: 1- 4, 41 -47. 1 Pet. 2:5) till the rapture (Rom. 11:25; 1Thess. 4:16-17). It is the New Testimonial Church. Are you in fellowship with this church in its visible local form and expression? Sadly, few are.
Most Pastors and Christians are rather ignorantly or willfully laboring and establishing ‘Churches’ of their our preferences and
organizational visions instead of being co-laborers (1Cor.3:9) with our Lord Jesus Christ in His own church which He is still building (1Cor 3: 10-15), the Lord says: if anyone serves me, let him follow me; and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone serves me;
him will my father honor (Jn.12:26). Are you where the Lord is presently working or on your own denominational project of empire building? Whose honor are you seeking? That of heaven or of men? (Jn. 12: 42 – 43).
The church is the house of the living God and it has a divine way of doing things (see 1Tim. 3:15). All through the Bible there has always been a pattern for the house of God. In the Old Testament, the Tabernacle had to be built in accordance to the pattern God showed Moses on the Mount (Heb. 8:5). Also, there was a divinely revealed plan for Solomon’s Temple (1 Chron. 28: 12, 19). Similarly, “the re-built Temple in the days of Ezra was also built according to the absolute standard of the plumb line that measured all from above (Zach. 4:9, 10)”. And when we came to the future Temple of Ezekiel, it also has a carefully revealed and measured pattern (Ezek. 40:4, 43: 10-12)
Equally so, there exists a pattern for the New Testament Church and Christ Himself is its standard. Carefully examine these scriptures: 1Cor.3:9-17; 4:17; 7:17;11:16; 14:3,33; 37, 38; 2Thess.2:15; 1Tim.3:15; 2Tim1:13, 14.
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