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Day 19 | January 19, 2021 | Apostle Gideon C Boateng
‘For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ’
One of the purposes of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the perfecting of the saints. When you look into the church today, you may see many Christians who live a life that is less of what is expected of them. Their weaknesses and carnal attitudes may be very clear for all to see but they are in the church all the same. Because of this, many criticize the church of having all sorts of problems. Some even say the reason they don’t go to church is because of the sins of the people in there.
Their mistake is presuming the church is for perfect people only. The church is not only for the matured it is also for the immature. It is for the perfecting of the saints for the Work of the ministry. The saints are not all perfect yet, there is a time that all may be perfect but now there are some who gossip, lie, steal, fear and do fall sick still and the church is the place where they are perfected from these ways of life.
The church is the place where the weaknesses and carnality of the Christian is cured. As they come, they are fed the food of the word and nourished in the word of God which is able to help them grow in the Lord (Acts 20:32, 1 Peter 2:2). The fact that a child of God does wrong things doesn’t make them unsaved, it means they are not fully matured yet. They may manifest the supernatural and still behave like the world does because Christian maturity is a function of the Word of God in your heart.
The worst mistake a Christian can make is to stay away from church because they feel condemned over their weaknesses. Staying away is the best recipe to keep you in that condition. The purpose of the church is not to condemn but to edify and fully equip you with knowledge for the worthy and glorious life of Christ. As you keep going to church, iron sharpens iron and you move from glory to glory, transformed into the very image of Christ. Keep going to church even if you still see no change at the beginning, very soon the Word of God will prevail and you will have the testimony of your life!
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The church of God is the place for my maturation and perfection. As we share the WORD of GOD daily, we are built into the very image of the son of God from glory to glory by the SPIRIT of GOD!
// 📚FURTHER STUDY
Prov 27:17, 2 Cor 3:17-18
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Gen 44-45, Matt 14:1-21
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