The purpose of the letter is to communicate with the body of Christ and the churches in the United States.
The Lord Jesus spoke through John to the growing church. He spoke to them as a father would to each child who went going out into the world. The church had many names now from followers of the Nazarene or Christ to today’s modern name, Christians. We have grown like a child leaving the home to grow his family and producing riches for generation to come. We have grown as a great part of the world’s body of Christ. The teaching of Jesus Christ has inspired love and forgiveness with individuals allowing for reconciliation with times of peace. Jesus planted the seeds for preachers like John Wesley, George Whitfield, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Billy Graham, Paula White and T.D Jakes. These preachers may meet the needs of the body of Christ is spiritual guidance but without action in the area of moral guidance, Christ’s body is now in crisis. The church, the entire people of faith who are called Christian is a journey to be like Jesus. We may disagree on how to accomplish that journey but the principals of Christ remain the same. The church can fail or grow only if the body of Christ is active for in action we show our principals of love as Christ. Mahatma Gandhi said “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” This is why we need to show him to be wrong and be like Christ; a people of action.
I challenge all churches of Christian faith to do a sermon about how Jesus spoke to the churches in the book of Revelation’s so that they can do a self-examination to know His expectations.
Jesus knew the challenges his followers would face then as well as throughout history. He spoke to seven churches which Paul and the other apostles sacrificed helped to plant: The church of Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7), the church that had forsaken its first love; Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11), the church that would suffer persecution; Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17), the church that needed to repent; Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29), the church that had a false prophetess; Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6) the church that had fallen asleep; Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13), the church that had endured patiently; Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22), the church with the lukewarm faith. Jesus left this message to John in the book or revelation for it was our past and would be the future.
I ask the body of Christian believers to reflect on these words given to John by Jesus.
Isaiah proclaimed Jesus coming to the Jews and they failed to listen to him. If we fail to be the body Christ wished to establish as a shining light for the world we may fail as proclaimed in the book of revelations. We seem to have fallen asleep to the cry of helping the body of Christ as 1 John 3:16 mentioned. Christ’s principals are in crisis. We know more about our Hollywood stars, sports players, and political candidate scandals instead of the death of our Christian body in Syria as well as Iraq. Our Christians’ brothers and sisters have been killed or put into slavery simply for believing in Christ Jesus. Our nations Christian principals have come under attack diminishing the U.S first amendment right. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s ability to change a nation came from the body of Christian believers. It was love and peace not action in anger, and with desire for reconciliation of our founders’ promise. He brought a nation together in peace for forgiveness and reconciliation without anger. We need to reflect on the principals of love and peace, not anger gripping the nations’ principals. We are the body of Christ in crisis in the United States so my plea is simply to reflect. We can cut off the parts of the body that offend or unite and keep Christ’s light growing in a world being engulfed in darkness. If the nations founding was from it’s preachers and churches in a unified message I feel we can do this again. If all church in each state simply would preach on the topic of Unity and reflection as a member of Christ’s church. We would be setting the flames to a new movement to save the nations principals as well as its people.
Many blessing to all now and forever in love, hoping for reflection of actions to save the light of the world that Christ envisioned for all humanity.
The Unites States has been called the light shinning from the hill top in the darkness. We can either make the light so bright is shines for all to come or diminish the light by our own in action.Tags: Christianity
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