And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:25
So when did you invite Jesus into your heart and made Him your Lord and Savior?
The profession of salvation is usually with a witness or a group of witnesses. Of course we all know that is not mandatory, since God saves us when we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths that Jesus Christ is the Lord and our personal Savior. We are saved by Grace. Many fall away from the faith from issues that arise within the church building. This is unfortunate, but God says that we need prove by the way we live that we have repented of our sins and turned to God. He also says we need to congregate, and fellowship with other believers. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, but we cannot claim to be the church just to avoid congregating. God says in His word, that we should congregate and not do the opposite or make it a custom as most do: to stay home, or church hop.
God instituted the church, or ‘assembling of believers’, for us to grow together as a spiritual family. It’s a wise choice to be with other believers, because where 2 or 3 gather in His name, He is there! And if two agree on a thing God does it! God is after good character, and our good works because of our faith. In church, we motivate one another with acts of love and we become involve in discipleship, to become the person God created them to be, to be restored and to follow after purpose.
It is especially important to be united in the church because the day of Jesus’ return is coming nearer and nearer each day. We must spend this life focusing on the right thing with the right people. And I know it’s not easy, because life in itself is such a challenge. God’s spirit is awesome and amazing, and all the help we need for a successful life. I rather do life with God, because I know hard times are for everyone on earth, including Christians. Remember, God wants us to honor him before others, everyone who acknowledges Jesus before others, He will also acknowledge them before God, the Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:32)
Lord God, I thank you for the years I’ve invested in you and you in me. I thank you for the way you have used others to sharpen me, and mold my character. I pray for those reading, may they find a bible based church where they too may grow, cultivate their character and develop their purpose. May you reveal this necessity to them, as well as the validity of your word. In Jesus name, Amen.