This week I met a man, with the word “Christ” enbolden on his hat and shirt in different ways. I said to myself “surely this would be a man whom there could be fellowship with in the Lord.” “For if we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Yeshua His Son cleanseth us from all unrighteousness.” At first we talked of various topics in the Lord, but the conversation changed when I told him that I and those with me “fellowshipped home to home”.
At his first point of contention I was asked whether there was a pastor. I replied there was no man with the title of “pastor”, but there was the gift of “a pastor” or “oversear” in our midst. In the man’s mind without a man with the title of “pastor” there was no “pastor”. Beloved, Yeshua ha Mashiach is the bishop and the pastor of our souls. In the flesh if a man has a gift, say of public speaking, we do not surname him by the gift. We do not call him “Public Speaker” So & So. But in the church made with men’s hands we surname one another by the gift. We call a man “Pastor or Reverend So & So.” Beloved, judge by the one true gospel if the true gift of God is in your midst. Just because a man is addressed as “Pastor” does not mean that the gift of “pastor” abides upon him. Just because men are given these titles by men does not affirm that the grace of God is upon these men. God gives gifts and the assembly of God will be in agreement and recognize the gifts in the place where the one true gospel is preached. If the assembly does not recognize the one true gospe where is the grace of God? Is the one true gospel declared in your midst? If the gospel of Yeshua is not preached in your midst, where is the Spirit of God who only zealously testifies of the Yeshua? Cleave to the one true gospel by the grace of God, if there be grace!
His second point of contention was that we did not assemble in a building made with men’s hands. It did not matter that the reason we do assemble house to house is because the gospel that is preached is not accepted and has been rejected among those who abide in buildings made with men’s hands called churches. We have been despised and rejected. The godly in Christ will be persecuted and rejected. Yeshua was condemned by those who were called by His name (Yisrael), and executed by the unbeliever. Look at God’s purpose in the Mashiach, Yeshua. “He came to His own (those called by His name) and His own received Him not.” In our day and hour those who are called Christians reject the Mashiach, Yeshua, for they reject the gospel of Yeshua preached unto them. The gospel I preach is sure and true (and all who preach the same), that the Mashiach, Yeshua died for our sins according to the Tanach (Old Testament), He was buried and He rose again the third day according to the Tanach. (Luke 24, 1 Cor 15:1-6) This is without controversy in the true grace of God, and if there be contention, the contentious are of the flesh: carnal. All who reject the one true gospel are barren of the gift of God and the faith of Yeshua. Repent if you are able and cleave to the one true gospel by the will of God and His grace. All the scriptures of the prophets (Old Testament, the Tanach) are concerning the Mashiach, Yeshua, death for our sins, His burial and His resurrection the third day. “The Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.” (Matt 11) “Search ye the scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life, it is they that testify of me.” (John 5) “The spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Yeshua” (Rev 19), and the testimony of Yeshua is the Mashiach died for our sins according to the scriptures of the prophets (Old Testament), He was buried and raised the third day according to the Tanach.
My conversation with the man was finished with his thought that if a man has no title and believers do not fellowship in a building made with man’s hands they are in error. The conversation between us had to be changed, because I had greatly erred, declared the man. Over the years beloved, it has been said that preaching the one true gospel from home to home is a great danger. I say this is not so, but not preaching the one true gospel is the greatest danger whether in a home or in a building made with men’s hands. And when the gospel is not preached there is all manner of error. Doctrine usurping the gospel, and all manner of men being deceived and deceiving.
This is truly a generation of judgment, the time of the Gentiles (nations) is fulfilled. The “day of Mashiach is at hand”. No man can say this in spirit and in truth, unless the falling away has already occurred and the man of sin, the son of perdition, the antichristos, the betrayer of the assembly, the beast of Rev 13:11 and following, has been revealed. It is so!