Jan 122019

There are more than 360 different types of religion claiming to know how best to serve God. In all these religions, there are good people who sincerely have the hearts to serve God also, there were some sons of the devil who are in religion to counterfeit God’s work of salvation.
Satan the devil has much religion organization claiming to be the truth religion. But by their fruits you shall know them.
What is a religion? To answer this question I will read Col. 2:22-23
Religion is a man made rules and regulations that have appearance of wisdom but have little to do with God.
The history shows that people use religion to engaged in wars that kill millions of people, they use religion to foster hatred, separate families and persecutes the Jesus followers.
For example, Boko Haram and Islamic Jihadist started by killing anyone who disagrees with their form of religion. Killing both Christians and Muslims in the name of religion. Similarly Jehovah Witness organization also engage in social killing with hate speeches,and by shunning policy that separate families of any member who questioned their false teachings.
For example, They prophesied about the end of world in 1914, 1925 and in 1975. They claimed to be the truth religion and only God’s Organizations. Their Governing Body claimed that they are the faithful and Discrete class who has power to determine how to understand the Bible and that their religion is the modern day ark of Noah and anyone who is not their members will surely die at Armageddon. Many members have lost their lives and some lost their families based on their shunning policy of hatred.
Again, they are doing these evil things in the name of God.
Jesus said,” a time will come when people will kill you thinking they are serving for God”.
Jesus call them false christ and false prophets in Mathew 24:11 and he called them thief’s and plunderers and they will deceive many people(John 10:8) They will perform miracles and they will deceive many people. Apostles Paul says, no wonder, Satan keep transforming himself into an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
During the earthly ministry of Jesus, religion people are his greatest persecutors. He called the religion leaders, hypocrites and proclaimed woe on them.
No wonder Jesus got out of these false religion and started his own ministry called Jesus Earthly Ministries with twelve disciples.
Your service to God does not depend on religion and your salvation does not depend on religion
Part 2.
Do you really need religion in order to please God? The answer is Capital NO!
What is True Religion? Again let us read James 1:26-27 . Pure and True religion before God is to visit or to assist orphans or widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. There true worship has nothing to do with organized religion.
The book of Hebrew 11:4-34 listed the names of Godly men and women who serve God acceptably without RELIGION.
For example, right from Adam to the birth of Moses people like Noah, Enoch, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job and many others did not belong to any religion organization or society or churches and yet they serve GOD loyally. GOD was proud of them. Their name appears in the book of life.
Holy Spirit wrote the will of God in the hearts of believers before the organized religion in Mt Sinai and they are serving God without any ORGANIZED religion 3X.
Hebrew 10:16-17
““This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.””
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:16-17‬ ‭
In many poor countries of the world, particularly in Nigeria, where every available shops, kiosks, flats, and abandon factories are been converted to religions houses, pubic officials continued to steal the common wealth of the people, armed robbery, kidnapping, ritual killing continued unabated, The perpetrators belong to one region or the other.
These shows that belonging to a religion organization or churches cannot guarantee ones salvation.
Why it is not wrong to belong to an organized religion but you should know that God values personal relationship with him than been a mere church goers.
Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”(Matthew‬ ‭18:20‬‬). During Jesus earthly ministries he was going to the Synagogue for teaching and healing in the Temples.
Similarly, Jesus Witness Ministers also attend Churches to teach people the Bible Truth. We are men and women of God. We are not religious people. Our righteousness must surpasses or greater than any religion organization rules and regulations.
Part 3:
God Valued Your Personal Relationship with Him than Your Religion.
“Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.”(Habakkuk‬ ‭2:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
The JUST or the UPRIGHT shall live by his/her faith.
Not by religion 4X. Habakkuk 2:3-4
WHAT the Holy Spirit is saying to you is, if you belong to a group of people serving God or you belong to a church, don’t be a hearer only. Don’t be a bench warmer who just come to church every sunday thinking that is sufficient.
And stop chasing miracles
from one church to another. Rather have a living faith, an active faith that works. Be an active servant of God.
Any assemble you find yourself let God see your efforts and your faith.
Whatever is your challenges God will visit you and solve your problems.
The just shall live by their own faith.
Wait on God like Sarah and Hannah waited on God and God visited them.
“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.”(Romans‬ ‭3:28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
But the just shall live by his faith.”(Habakkuk‬ ‭2:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Your salvation is based on the grace of God but you need an active faith to claim the grace of eternal life(Ephesian 2:8-9)
Salvation is not based on work so that no one can boast
Salvation is not based on self righteousness
Salvation is based on grace of God
Salvation is based on god’s mercy and compassion
Salvation is based on individual doing
The Just Shall Live By Faith
“Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.””(Hebrews‬ ‭10:38‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.(Romans‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”(Jeremiah‬ ‭17:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬)
“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.”(Revelation‬ ‭22:11-12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
The day of judgments will come as a thief. 2Peter 3:10
Everyone shall give a n account
Roman 14:12
How then should we live our lives? We should be obedient and a holy life.( Isaiah 55:6-7)
“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” “And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to everyone according to his work.”(Revelation‬ ‭22:11-12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;”Philippians‬ ‭2:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”I John‬ ‭5:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
Your faith is the Victory that overcome life challenges 6X
Your faith will overcome poverty in the mighty name of Jesus
Your faith will overcome barrenness in the mighty name of Jesus
Your faith will overcome generations curses in the mighty name of Jesus
Your faith will defeat your enemy in the mighty name of Jesus
Your faith will overcome