Now what do I mean by the word church? Well, I definitely am not speaking of the brick and mortar building. The church of the living God, are those individuals who are filled with the Holy Spirit; not those who attend church every Sunday. The Church are those individuals who are obedient to the Word of God. They are those who obey His Son, King Jesus, and act out His commands through their behavior on a daily basis. They are the ones that God gives His Holy Spirit. It was made very plain in the early first century of the Church. Peter stated it this way: And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.
The Church in today's world system and society will never reach the place where they can have real power until they learn to obey King Jesus' commands in its essence. There are so many in the church buildings who think they are in right- standing with God, but fail to obey His Word. They obey what pleases them at the time, and disregard what they refuse to accept. They live religious lives and refuse to embrace the Kingdom of God as Jesus the King taught and preached it. We have more prophets, more apostles, but no real deliverance of the people of God. When the Kingdom is present, the power of God is activated, because the Holy Spirit is there. Not jumping and shouting only, but real deliverance. And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
That is what happens when the Church of God, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, is in one accord. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart... Where is the one mindset among the Kingdom Citizens today?
Acts 5:32 Acts 5:14-16 Acts 2:46