Mandate of Believers

God is a planner. He has objectives. He has a pattern for everything He does. He declares the end from the beginning.

God works by mandates. As Creator He speaks the Word; the Word goes into action in the power of the Holy Spirit to produce the expected result.

God gave His Son a mandate for planet earth. The mandate of Jesus has three distinct assignments in two comings spanning over three dispensations with three finishing points.

The first assignment as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” has taken place.

The second assignment in His second coming is to sit on three thrones of glory to judge Christians, Gentiles and Jews in that order.

The third assignment in His second coming is to reestablish God’s literal kingdom with earth dwellers, rule the earth for 1,000 years with a rod of iron in order to restitute all things to conform to the decree of the Godhead and render account to the Father to resume His position as all in all.

On completion of His first coming assignment and before He ascended into heaven where He came from Jesus gave His followers a mandate for His church.

The mandate Jesus gave to His followers is expressed in what is known as the Great Commission. This is my paraphrase of that mandate.

“As My Father sent Me, so I send you to go into all the world and preach the gospel of grace of God to every creature baptizing those who believe in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, making them disciples with signs following by teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you to teach and do.”

The original Apostles understood what the Lord meant when He said “I will build my church.” They complied with the demands of the mandate without wavering.

The church of Jesus Christ has one foundation. It has no fractional units. It’s different from what is mostly known as church in the world today. The church of Jesus Christ is people, the ecclesia, called-out from Jewish and Gentile nations.

The original Apostles of the Lord followed the mandate given by the Lord Jesus Christ in making disciples of all nations. Few congregations in the world today measure up to the standard set by the original apostles, which the Lord commanded that we should imitate.

If the original Apostles were alive today they would not recognize many church organisations as the church of Jesus Christ; neither would they understand a building or a denomination registered by civil authority as the church of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the head of His church, which is a mystical body. The builder of the church is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit builds the church in the following manner.

  • By the implantation of a Hypostatic Chip in the heart of individuals after hearing the gospel of grace of God, conviction of sin and manifestation of godly sorrow that produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted.
  • By taking charge of cell fellowship meetings of those infused with Hypostatic Chips.

The basic qualification for joining the church of Jesus Christ is the fulfilment of the Lord’s command to be born again. “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  (Jn 3:3).

In view of what has been happening in the world lately, it’s my considered opinion that this is the time to return to the 12 Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship standards in order to fulfil the Lord’s mandate in these end times.

Collins Enyeribe https://www.evangelicalfellowshipinstitute.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Apostolic Standards

The church of Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit inaugurated on the Day of Pentecost has no board of incorporated trustees, no denomination, no real estate and no human head.

It is ‘ekklesia’ the called-out ones with one foundation, unity of faith and no fractional units.

If the original Apostles were brought back to life today they would not recognize organisations of men as the church of Jesus Christ; neither would they understand a building or a denomination registered by civil authority as the church they witnessed the inauguration and operated in before translation to glory.

There must be a return to the ancient landmarks laid by the original Apostles for there to be a revival needed to usher in the King of kings and Lord or Lords into the second leg of His mandate.

In Remembrance of Me

The fundamental doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ has elaborate injunctions to remember His death, resurrection and ascension to heaven.

Partaking worthily at the Lord’s Table also known as Holy Communion is the appointed way of proclaiming the Lord’s death till He comes again to the earth to continue the work of redemption of what God lost.

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”  (1 Cor 11:26.)

We are called to proclaim His death and soon return when we meet if possible on daily basis as corporate worshippers, at the family altar or individual Quiet Time.

Who Are Unbelievers?

In times past Enoch walked with God.

Noah walked with God.

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” (Gen 17:1)

To walk with God is to know Him; those who know Him obey Him. They are deemed to be perfect not because of sinlessness but because of obedience borne out of a contrite heart.

Those who did not walk with God did so from unbelief. Hence they were referred to as unbelievers.

Old Testament prophets described unbelievers as children of Belial; epitomes of wickedness and ungodliness.

John the Baptist described them as brood of vipers.

Jesus called them hypocrites, children of the devil.

Under the New Covenant, those who do not submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ do not believe in the efficacy of the sacrifice He made on the cross of Calvary. They are unbelievers.

Paul said unbelievers are darkness.

Peter described the unrighteous as servants of corruption with eyes full of adultery; dogs.

For James sinners are adulterers and adulteresses, enemies of God.

John calls them lovers of the world; enemies of God; sinners with the devil.

Jude was incisive in his description (Jude 8-23). He called them filthy dreamers, brute beasts, clouds without water, trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever; ungodly sinners, grumblers, complainers, lustful, mockers and scoffers, sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit but are already in the fires of hell.

Unbelievers should not be envied but pitied for they do not know what awaits them in the fires of hell if they fail to repent while there is time and receive God’s gift of eternal life that is in Christ Jesus.

Wisdom is profitable to direct in the affairs of this life.

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Restraining Lawlessness

The Godhead has an excellent division of duty in creation and redemption:

God the Father was in charge from Eternity Past up to Gen 2:3

God the Son took over from God the Father from Gen 2:4 to Acts 1 both as the Pre-incarnate Christ (Lord God) and as the Son of Man.

God the Holy Spirit took over from God the Son from Acts 2 to Rev 4

God the Holy Spirit will return the baton back to God the Son from Rev 5-22

When God the Son has completed the restitution of all things during His millennial reign on earth, He will hand over the kingdom back to God the Father to resume role as the all in all.

“Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” (1 Cor 15:28)

The essence of this post is to affirm that the Holy Spirit who assumed duty on earth on the Day of Pentecost with the assignment of inaugurating and building the church to maturity will soon complete that assignment and return to heaven with the called-out ones. It is important to strive to be included with those to be lifted up.

Once the Holy Spirit returns to heaven with eligible called-out ones, there will be no one or anything on earth that will hinder the antichrist from manifesting unbridled wickedness on mankind. You need not be here then.

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