Hold Fast and Hold On! 2
“Let anyone who has ears to hear to what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:6
There are many warnings to the Church in the Bible, all because of God’s love for us. God has invested in the Church through Christ, who gave Himself as a sacrifice to become sanctified. However, some churches have misplaced the truth in the word of God. They have lost their purpose and have lost sight of the mission that Jesus laid down.
One of the reasons God created the Church is for sinners to be saved, a broken-hearted person to renew their Hope by the Holy Spirit’s power. But today, the Church had diverted from the message of Christ when He said, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Luke 5:32)—putting yourself in God’s shoes. You created something to be like you in likeness and image, reign, and function according to a specific purpose but later acting in ways contrary to your purposes. Is that not a waste of investment?
Acts 20:28 says, “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His blood.”
The Church is not just a place for preaching or an entertainment area for a saint, but it is also a place where people come together to experience a fix-up in their spiritual life. For example, if a car breaks down, you can take it to the mechanic to fix it. If someone needs help with their finances and needs money, you can go to the bank. If someone needs help with their health, you can go to the doctor or hospital. However, if someone is broken down spiritually, they will need the help of the Church.
Therefore, one of the primary purposes of the Church is to save the lives of those who are lost spiritually in every area of life, especially the sinners. People can get money without the Church, but to experience real prosperity with peace of mind, they need the head of the Church (Jesus) to intervene. People need God’s intervention and guidance to make them better spiritually. Proverbs 10:22 says, “The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.”
1. Jesus, I am thankful for your grace and mercy.
2. Help me, Oh Lord, to do your will in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!