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Can Worshipping At Home With Only Your Family Members Substitute As Church? – by Alfred

Can Worshipping At Home With Only Your Family Members Substitute As Church? - by Alfred

The structure of The Family Of God Church may seem strange to many but in fact it is the oldest church structure in the world.

It is actually the structure that the early church used in the book of Acts.
In the early days, the people of God would gather together in the homes of Christians and fellowship together.

A lot of those gatherings were kept reasonably small and they were separate gatherings in separate houses. As their numbers grew, the number of houses they gathered in grew.

They weren’t building temples or church buildings back then.

The Church’s growth wasn’t based off building church buildings and filling them up as is common today.

That old system maybe regarded today as belonging to a network of House Fellowships.

The reason why The Family Of God Church is returning to the old original system in which the Church’s growth structure wasn’t built on building new places of worship but on converting every building in the world into a place of worship is because that is the direction The Spirit Of God directed us to take.

The Family Of God Christian Church is not against churches that have the modern structure of church growth which is based on building church buildings everywhere and getting them all filled up. If that is what God called them to do, Fine.

We (The Family Of God Christian Church) would do what God has called us to do.
I would like to share with you a bunch of reasons why we use the structure that was originally used by the early church in addition to the fact that it is an instruction from God to us.

Lets say we start building church buildings everywhere and filling them up, what about places that are not church buildings? What about outside the church buildings? Who owns those locations? Is it not supposed to be for worshiping God too? Don’t you think God wants us to worship him there too?

A lot of the resources of the church goes into building church buildings and maintaining church buildings.

Everytime God call someone into the ministry they start out by building their own church building.

Growth for them means filling them up and building more church buildings.

So there are church buildings everywhere and God blessing them means there would soon be more church buildings than the total number of homes, businesses and schools combined.

I don’t think that’s God’s plan for any city and it is not good for any nation.
Such a structure means that all life and activity in that city or nation is stopped and everybody lives to go to church but there’s no home or business for the people to return to.
Over 90% of the buildings in a city cannot be church buildings.

That becomes a curse to the city.

However, you can convert 100% of the buildings in a city into places where the people in them worship God and hold a fellowship in them for a number of minutes before they commence their regular activities.

We don’t have to turn a Bakery into a church but the employees can set aside 15 mins to have Fellowship & Worship God before they commence work, and they can have another Fellowship & Worship session at the close of Working hours before they go home.

In the common church structure of today, all the activities of the Pastor and the committed church members is geared towards making sure the pews are filled every Sunday; and they touch the lives of all those who fill the pew.
That may be nice to a certain degree, but that leaves a lot of room for the devil to take the entire city.

Do you notice that the world do not spend as much energy as a lot of Pastors and Ministers do in going around spreading their message.

However, the message of the world is being spread in every nook and corner of the globe and it even dominates places where Churches and Pastors are doing all they can to reach the lost?

The problem is what is done to reach the lost and what is not done to reach the lost?

Those Christians are sticking to old structures and ways of doing things that are not as effective as the original way the early church structured church growth on in their day.

Now I’m not saying that we should go back to the original church growth structure because it is the one the disciples used after the resurrection of Jesus. There is no commandment that we must use that structure. I’m just for the most effective structure.

How many times has an Atheist met someone on the road to ask him to become an Atheist?

We Christians go around preaching to people and telling them to become Christians (now I am not against that I’m all for it and it is of God) however what are the other things that the world is doing that Christians are not doing that is making their Ideologies the order of the day not ours.

We have the area of holding outreaches and telling people about our faith down, but we are living in a world’s system where just by living; you will encounter certain roadblocks along the way that turn people away from God and towards the world.

That system was created by the world.
For example, let’s say you meet somebody in the streets and you lead them to Christ; they love the message of Jesus, they want to become a member of your church, they want to become a Christian, they say the Salvation Prayer with you, and then they go back home.

You have the understanding that they would be with you in church on Sunday.
However, when they go back home, what are they going to meet at home?

They’ll meet ideologies on T.V, LGBT ideologies on T.V, Anti-Christian ideologies in movies, cartoons, music on the radio, the news,… etc.

Even in many of the books that they may already have at home that were not supposed to have any message that has to do with God.

It might be a simple comic book but now comic books now push forward the LGBT agenda and Anti-Christian agendas.

That is what the person you just led to Christ in the street goes home to.

Now let us just say that, that person shows up in church. That’s wonderful!
However, what do they go back to after church is over?

Answer: Indoctrination by the world via everything outside the walls of a church building from the entertainment industry to even Government policies implemented by Anti-Christian politicians.

You can now see that we have a system where Satan and The World speaks to people 24/7.

However, the currently popular & accepted Church structure across all denominations only speaks to people with God’s Word for 2hrs once in a week or even less because many people will not stay in church that long.

So at most, let’s just say 45 minutes is what we have to reach people with the gospel but the world has every other second of every day to put their message in the hearts and minds of people.

That is my problem with the use of such a structure today and that is why Satan and his Anti – Christian ideologies are winning.

Building churches everywhere & getting them filled; and thinking that, that is a good strategy to change lives is ridiculous.

It is a waste of a lot of resources. I will rather that we spend our resources creating Christian Movies, Christian Cartoons, Christian News Channels, Christian Newspapers, Christian Schools, Christian Politicians who create christian policies,…etc.

These are all the things that the world does and the world excels in, while we Christians ignore those things and stick to only building a church building and getting it filled and thinking that, that is the best way to make an impact.

Nobody is going to live in that church building. They are only there for a while. When they move out of that church building after the meeting is over they will begin to be bombarded by information from the world.

I am more interested (as God is) in having a situation where the information that people receive everyday no matter where they are or what they’re doing is actually based on The Word Of God.

The Family Of God Church is structured for people to independently start fellowship centres everywhere.

In schools, in their homes, in hotels, in their offices, in public spaces,… in every single place.

We do something that is impossible with those who stick to the structure of just church buildings. We can conquer every single look and cranny of every city and have fellowships taking place everywhere… And we will.

We will make every nook and cranny of the city an altar to worship God, and that is how it should be because God is the creator of the whole world and the owner of every nook and cranny of the world.

Remember, we are not against churches building buildings and worshipping God.
A lot of times that is what God instructed them to do because of their level of understanding, and God blesses them for their Obedience and by the Spirit of God the churches get filled up and they build new ones.

However we (The Family Of God Church) have been given different instructions. We must carry out our instructions as God is leading us. We do not build or rent church buildings. We will infiltrate everywhere and spread everywhere until we cover everywhere like the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 2:14 KJV
For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord , as the waters cover the sea.

Matthew 28:18-20 KJV
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.