So many believers think it’s ok not belonging to any local assembly. Some say, “I can stay home and read and pray on my own”. Some say, “they’re not right down there anyway”, and other excuses. Yet scripture clearly states in Psalm 68, that God sets the solitary in families. This implies everyone needs to belong somewhere. In Isaiah 4:5,6 is a type and shadow of the church, saying there’s a covering (protection), an anointing over the assemblies (congregations), signifying by this we have protection from the heat and the storms of life. For when every part does its share, all of the needs are met. It was also stated in Psalm 68 that the rebellious dwell in a dry land. A dry land is where you’re on your own. Case and point; when your mother is laid up dying of cancer, if you don’t belong anywhere, nor does she, who knows? Who cares? Nobody even knew she was in the hospital. Oh, so you give to your favorite TV minister, well he’s 2,000 miles away. He has his own members who are first priority; call him and see if he’ll fly out on his private jet to see you. Psalm 133 says, “how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity…..there is where the Lord commands the blessing”, not at home watching TV in your easy chair. Also consider why God would send Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers if He was going to give you the understanding, leadership and insight He gave them. Their responsibility is to equip the saints for work of ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ. Trust me, some ministers are fake. Some local facilities would be better off shut down. But there are a plethora of fellowships one can join and be very instrumental in helping to advance the kingdom. Humble yourself and see where you can plug in and be of some help……………..peace
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