God operates with families and generations in mind. Church is a spiritual family where the mandate and Kingdom flows are perpetuated down the generations in increasing measure. The Kingdom of God is father and son unlimited. God told me to tell His people that no one should attend a church where he or she cannot accept the set-man as a spiritual father because the things of God are inherited and not earned. Church membership is by calling. The way God calls a man to start a church is the same way He calls sons and daughters to become members of the Church. The Bible likens believers to plants (Psalm 92:13-15) and sheep (John 10:16). Just as plants have soil types suitable for flourishing and sheep require a particular ration suitable for growth and development, God sets every believer in a church family that result in growth and enable them walk in His highest purpose for them.This understanding will help improve your attitude towards the church membership and your pastor.
The following shouldn’t determine your church membership: family or friendship influence, crowd effect, doctrines that suit your carnal desires, nearness to your house or because you were offended in a former church. Instead, God guides you to the Church He chose for you by drawing your heart to the church; quickening your heart (Luke 1:41) when you attend; knitting your heart supernaturally to the pastor (1 Samuel 18:1); or by giving you a dream or a Rhema word to join that church (Acts 16:9; 8:29). Sometimes, your spirit man always gets fed when you attend and you’re moving from problem to purpose (Jeremiah 3:14-15).
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for saving me. I ask You to give me clarity on my church membership in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 17:8-19:15, Matthew 22:34-23:12, Psalms 27:7-14, Proverbs 6:27-35