No one escapes life without difficulties. Some experience bad health even in their youth. Some born into wealth lose everything. Some seek love and find only rejection time and again. Without firm foundation, life’s load is harder to bear. God has a purpose for each of us, and He desires that we build upon Him, the very foundation He has put in place, scripture speaks of craftsmen fastening the work of their hands with pegs “that is might not totter” (Isaiah 41:7) when Christ’s hands were pierced by spikes and fastened to the cross, He became our secure foundation. “Give your life to Christ: He can do more with it than you can”
Why is that money, success, and pleasure bringing no lasting satisfaction? Why don’t they provide us with a solid foundation for successful living, especially as we grow older? Because they ignore one life’s greatest truths: we don’t have just bodies and minds but we also have soul, also called spirits. If we ignore this truth-if we feed our bodies but starve our soul-our lives will be incomplete and unfulfilled, and we will find ourselves weak and unprepared for life’s inevitable challenges. Sooner or later the storms of life will overwhelm us, and we will discover that we have built our lives on foundations of sand.
Still it’s easy to focus only on physical well-being or emotional happiness as we prepare for the future; we are bombarcted with messages about them all time. Financial advisors suggest that all we need to do to prepare for the future is to make the right investments. Health experts urge us to eat the right foods and the vitamins and get the right exercise so we will be healthy and happy and well liked. Publishers and TV infomercials promote a steady stream of products offering the latest advice on gaining success or overcoming life’s problems or keeping old age at bay. Even cosmetics companies get into the act, claiming their product will turn back the clock and make us look younger.
It is not necessarily wrong to be concerned about some of these things, of course. We should save for the future, and we should take care of our physical bodies and emotional health. But it this all it takes to prepare for the future?
The answer is no; even the securest financial plan and finest health care aren’t enough to hold us steady when challenges come. Will a full bank account satisfy you when disability takes away your freedom or death robs you of someone you love? Will robust heath shield you against the storms of loneliness of grief or financial insecurity that often besiege us as the aging process advances? Jesus said, “is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matt. 6:25). We need something more, something deeper and unshakable, something that will see us through life’s, hard times. We need a solid foundation beneath our lives-a foundation that will give us strength and stability no matter what happens. And the time to build it is now!
God does not want us to drift aimlessly through life, desperately seeking happiness and security and peace-but never finding them. Nor does He want us to build our lives on an unstable or impermanent foundation. God has already provided the foundation we need!
We need a foundation that is as solid as that bedrock. Only God can provide it. Jesus Christ is the bedrock on which we need to build our lives. As we commit our lives to Him and grow in our relationship with Him, we discover He truly is the solid foundation we need. Every other foundation proves false. The bible says, “together, we are His house, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus Himself” (Eph.2:20)
OUR HERITAGE AS CHURCH
Psalm 49: 20 “A man who has riches without understanding, Is like the animals that perish.” (WEB). “Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.” (KJV).
As a church we have been greatly enriched, blessed and favoured by God concerning the revelational truth of end-time move of God, (Gal. 1: 11-12; Eph. 3: 3-5) yet we cannot begin to enjoy the benefit of this great unusual and unmerited grace until understanding has his proper place in us as individuals and as a corporate body, then we can understand our divine placement and function and then take our proper position within the body.
Because of our lack of understanding we are like the Ethiopian Eunuch (even though zealous and devoted that he crossed all barriers and went to Jerusalem for worship) and also like Jesus disciple after resurrection (Acts 8: 27-37; Luke. 24: 25-32), of worshippers and pioneers.
For us to understand what we are called into as a church, we will look back briefly to the history of the church of Jesus universal.
(A)Jesus church as a destiny church was born at Pentecostal and was her best for first few hundreds of years under the leadership of the Apostles, Church fathers, God’s founder in the church etc.
(B) At 500 years of the church existence Deterioration set in (church becoming orthodox and state religion-as a political weapon). This was the beginning of the Roman Catholic Institution. At her 1000th years the church was in her mid-night called “DARK AGE”
(C) Church Restoration: this is the period that the Holy Spirit began to restore vital truth back into the church. Church historians know October 31st 1517 as the official beginning of the period
(D)From 1940 up to date the restoration has been more frequent because the church of Jesus is rapidly moving to her final destiny. Some of men used are still living.
Furthermore, some of the following men were used in a great way in the restoration and renewal of restored the truth between 1940- 90’s.
Now, the mantles is about to be release again from the Father, the waiting move of God will start again to help the generation of the 21st century. Maranatha!