The Calling

The True Knowledge is found in God
Prov 2: 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God
 Rom 11: 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable
 2 cor 2: 14 Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
 Prov 8: 17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
 The Bible describes many of it’s heroes with plenty of faults. Some of it’s heroes doubt God, are fearful when they face battle, argue and make mistakes. A book that is truthful about it’s heroes can be trusted more than one that isn’t.   By Patty Ross

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  1. Those of us who find ourselves outside of a denomination do so because we feel a call from God to make a stand. The wilderness is not a barren place as some have believed. There are springs of living water which only God can supply. He alone can make the desert to bloom and those who will seek him will find him.

    Many people leave denominations for a variety of reasons and I know that many are not called to the wilderness. Their spiritual lives shrivel and die. But for others there is a passion and a desire for more of God. We hunger for the truth and reality that only God can give. We have no intention of dying from lack of life given waters. But we hunger and thirst for that which only God can give.

    The wilderness was the place where Elijah was fed. The wilderness was where the apostle Paul received the revelation of the gospel. The wilderness was the Place where our Lord overcame the devils temptation. The wilderness is the place where John the Baptist went preaching. Wilderness is where God took the children of Israel through in order to get to the promised land.

    The wilderness is a hard place to be, but it is also a glorious place. For God will sift you and challenge you. He will strip you of your confidence in yourself and take you to a place where your confidence must be settled in God and him alone. There is no room for pride or self-confidence in the wilderness.

    I am aware that there are people who have chosen to stay in certain denominations. For them even though they are unhappy that is all they know. I can appreciate that. It is difficult. But for me there is a higher calling. I see that yonder mountain, and I have a desire to climb it. My vision goes beyond the tree cover upward to where the snow is and where the cloud covers is settled. But even beyond that I see the glory of God descend and I hear a sweet voice cry out come on up.

    We are called to climb mountains with God. To climb the mountain range and see what is beyond. I have a desire that cries out more Lord more. Give me this reality of your sweet presence and I will not be settled with anything less. As a Christian I see beyond to a day when the glory of God will be fully realised. Eternity beckons and there are glories which no spoken tongue can utter nor words can speak.

    Whatever you calling is, seek to make it a reality in your life. never stop and never give up your dream. Seek until God makes it real in your life. Seek until the bread he breaks becomes your food and the water he serves becomes that living spring which alone will satisfy your thirst.

    Where God leads I must follow. Like in pilgrims progress I forsake the cities of destruction and make my way to the celestial city. In the wilderness he becomes the cloud that shades by day and the light to illuminate the darkness. In that wilderness I find that others will also join with you. Some will be in churches and some will not. But we are all called to pass through the wilderness of this world. For this world is a barren place. There is no light life or place to settled down here. This is not our home. This is the true wilderness of death in which we must pass through. But beyond this just over the horizon we see the lights of home. Just beyond we see the glory of God rising and the cry welcome home. God spirit continues to witness to our spirit, to make Gods promises real.

    Our desire which rises out from our inner most being is the cry that will see Gods exhalted, his righteousness defended and his word fulfilled.

  2. Eli says:

    Dear Beloved,
    I am so displeased with all the church hopping, and chrisitian sanctuaries in every corner, be it Pentecostal ; Evangelical, Non-Denominational, etc… It seems like there is more of a recyclying occuring in the christian community than growth of new disciples. There are many people who are pastoring without a true calling as taught in Eph 4:11, and there are many reasons for their motivation, such as financial gain, control,leading but not liked being led, lack of submission. The reasons go on and on. Jesus warned us about the chaff and the wheat. But when we create websites expressing our views of not being part of a local church, that contradicts the teachings and the instructions in the Scriptures. We are treading in dangerous ground when we let ourselves be used in such manner. We can speak some truth but if it is accompanied by teachings that are not biblically based, then we would be doing the same thing that Satan has been doing since his beginning of rebellion. I have been displeased numerous times with what I’ve seen in the churches(congregations), even the desire to find another church, but in the end it comes down to this. That it is an institution established in the Scriptures and one of my ways to show my loyalty to my King and Lord is to be loyal to my local church where He has planted me. My way to show my faith and love towards my God is through obedience to His commandments (Word). Will I at times be in disagreement with some leadership decisions? Sure I will.Will I at times see sinful acts and hypocrisy in the local church? Sure I will. If God has planted me in a certain local church than it should be God who unplants me and leads me to His next place for me, and hopefully with the leaderships approval as we see with Paul being sent out by the Holy Spirit and blessed by the church leaders. If there was more websites ministering to the believers on how to resolve different issues they face in their local congregation and to continue being an asset to the local church, in the end I believe you would receive a good report from our Lord. I could find many reason that would seem justified, not to be part of my local church, because the reality is we live in a fallen world and we are fellowshipping with inmperfect individuals. The wilderness is the earth, but Jesus defeated the wilderness. I want to follow the example of Jesus in the wilderness, and no where do I see Jesus condoning the message of, “Out of church.” As a matter of fact He spent much time in the temple teaching. I know that there are many believers who have been hurt or wounded by leaders and individuals in the church. And, yes, God still may use you even if you are not a member of a local church but God can use anyone, that still doesn’t mean you are walking in His perfect will. God wants obedience not sacrifice brethren. In the end God will seperate the wheat from the chaff, God doesn,t need our help now to do that by sending an incorrect message with a lot of good messages in-between.


    • Al Sabado says:

      “. . . be loyal to my local church where He has planted me.”

      Eli, are you saying that that is the Lord’s command to us? I’m afraid I don’t find that in the Holy Bible. What I find is God’s telling us to “diligently contend for the faith” (Jude, verse 3). We’re told to submit to authorities, that’s true. But remember that Jesus has spoken about blind leaders: “. . . if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:14). That said, do we stick with blind leaders? If your church leadership fails to uphold the purity and power of God’s Word and you still follow them by sticking with them, may God have mercy on you! As believers, may we take heed of what the apostles have said that “we ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). God commands us to “come out of anything that is unclean” (2 Corinthians 6:17). Praises be to our Living God forever and ever!

    • Tracy Myers says:

      Eli I repect your point of view but untill you are put in a place where it means you summit to false teaching or you leave and summit to god youll never know the true peace of God. Even jesus overturned the tables of the money changers and made a whip and drove out the money changers. For that time Jesus was very controversal. I thought just like you that if I was not going to a local body I was out of the will of god. Since I have left the local wof not wot (word of truth) church I Have depended on the Holy Spirit even more. I am more right with God than I have ever been. I have had to depend also on the word of god like never before.I have more of a walk with God than ever and for me I need god more than ever! Untill I and My wife find that special place to attend I will continue to shout from the house top That Jesus is Lord! And do the work of the ministry because I am equipped to do it.

  3. Linda says:

    Jesus did go into the temple but he did most of his teaching outside the city, on a hill, in a boat, beside the boat, among his followers and among those seeking for different reasons. He also told us that where 2 or more gather in His name, He is there with us. So, whether it be in your church or on this website, it does not matter, as long as the mind of Christ is evident and people being admonished, exhorted, and informed. There is leaven in the church—-big time and there is a great apostasy taking place in the midst of what we would like to call “church.” And given the leadership in many churches, many are being slaughter for their faith and their desire to hear the truth preached and the heretic exposed. That is why most of the brothers and sisters that I know have chosen to leave. To stay pure in their faith and to find others in whatever way that God provides us to find each other. The Word tells us not to forsake the fellowship of the brethren. It did not say that we should not leave a “church” that is practicing or endorsing a different doctrine, teaching, or ecumenicalism. As a matter of fact, it tells us to have nothing to do with them and to expose these things. No where does it say in God’s Word that we have to be a member of a local church. Particularly if that church is permitting leaven to run rampant in its teachings, leadership, and among the congregation that attends.

    That is why I have left the church I had been attending since 1978. Its not as if I did not attempt to bring the issues I had cocncern with, as I did. It was more of a matter of whether I was going participate in my own victimization and stand by watching be subjected to the same or similar abuse of scripture and personal safety issues. I have not left the church. I am a Christian and with God’s help I will remain stedfast. There is much to be learned by reading “Pilgrim’s Progress.” Jesus told those who had informed him that His mother, brothers, and sisters were waiting outside, wanting Him to leave and to go home with Him. His response was: Who are my sisters and who are my brothers (my paraphrase). These are my brothers and these are my sisters, those who “do” the will of my Father.

    So, when you’re sitting in a building that has all the customary furnishings that makes it look like a church, but each week you see the leaven and the false teachings become more and more pronounced where the Word of God is now being distorted and so very perverted that no one can any longer separate truth from a lie, then I say “Wipe off the dust of your sandals and leave. And go wherever the Spirit leads you being in a park or online to find those who also have said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

  4. Esther says:

    am so thankful that I found your site. I grew up in the church. I am a PK and I know all about “Church.” I also know about those who call out the “church hoppers.” I sat through many sermons where the pastor called them out, poked fun of them, spoke Scriptures against them, scolded them. When I would speak of leaving a particular church in hopes of finding one that I felt taught according to what the Word of God spoke, I would get the same treatment from my church friends and family. It’s what kept me in “church” for so many years. The guilt and shame others tried, and did, put on me. You see, I was a “church hopper.” I didn’t hop for the fun of it. I hopped to find the Truth. I don’t know anyone who loves going into a new place, knowing they are the odd one out, knowing they will have to start all over in getting to know people. I certainly didn’t enjoy it.

    The thing is, I wanted so much more than what was being offered in church. Things became more about how to “entertain” in order to keep people happy, and to keep them coming back, than about God. It was about what popular evangelist was going to visit and how he/she would surely be the one to give you a “word.” It was about who had this spiritual gift and who had that one. It was about who had the biggest and most beautiful church building, and did it have a coffee shop or not. Pastors were set up to look like kings and queens, often driving expensive cars and wearing expensive clothes and jewelry, having houses in the elite sections of town. All while the members of their church, who were the ones giving the money for such things, were going without the means to feed their families, pay their electric bills, or put food on the table. It was wrong, and it was so clear that something was wrong! How could one not want to change it.

    I was angry at the injustice being done in the name of God. I didn’t leave “church” because I no longer loved God or my brother’s and sisters. I left because I couldn’t stay. I could feel God calling me, and I knew there was more than what I was getting in church. I tried talking with my pastor and I was quickly dismissed for being a “trouble maker.” All I wanted was someone to explain why I was getting totally different things from Scripture than what I was hearing at church. How could the pastor be so wrong when he is the leader? How could I be right? I had no formal education, I was just single mom, working hard to just get by. What I did know, very clearly, was that God was calling me out! I could no longer settle back into my pew and pretend to “be there.” I wanted more. I needed more. I wanted what the Scriptures were teaching me.

    I didn’t know what else to do, so I kept praying and fasting, asking God to help me find what it was He was trying to lead me to. God answered by giving me a love for reading. The Holy Spirit directed me and taught me. Funny thing is, that’s just what the Bible says He will do!! It was like over night I had a deep desire to read and I read everything I could get my hands on. Book after book after book. I did this for several years. I read books written by all sorts of teachers and preachers. And I had my Bible right beside me while I was reading these books, and I would compare them to Scripture. I learned very quickly who was who, and what was what. Don’t get me wrong, I have much much more to learn. But I know when someone is speaking the truth, or writing the truth. And I still compare what I hear and read to Scripture. But It wasn’t until I began to read the Bible for myself, and seek God for the answers, and allow the Holy Spirit to lead me, that my life and my relationship with Jesus began to change. I know without a doubt that He is the one who led me away from “church.” I needed time to unlearn what I was wrongly taught for so many years. I needed time to learn and soak up the Scripture. I tried to explain this to people, but they thought I was crazy. It didn’t make sense to them, but it was clear as glass to me. It has been a long hard road. I have lost many many friends, and I have no doubt made a few enemies. It is worth it all. I can’t go back, only forward. I seek to know the truth no matter what. It has changed me. It has changed my life. I can look now and see that my life fits the description of the Bible. Will I ever go back to “church?” I would love to find a body of Christ that I could be a part of. Until then, With God’s help, I will keep running the race. It is good to know that I am not the only one on this path. It’s a good place to be!

    I have to ask, what right does someone have to tell me that I can’t go find the truth? That I can’t switch churches in my quest to do so. What right does anyone have to call me names because I seek the truth? I have to ask myself, do I serve God or man? When someone asks me what they should do when they feel they need to leave a particular church and go to another church, I tell them that if they are in a place where they are not hearing the truth and they can’t back up what the pastor is teaching with Scripture, they better leave. In fact, they better RUN!!

    There are two forces in this world. There is good, i.e. God. The Bible says in John 8:31, “If you hold to My teaching, you are really my disciples, then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” And there is evil, i.e. Satan. The Bible says in John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” If you are staying where the truth isn’t being taught, where Scripture is being twisted, where the “church” doesn’t look like the Church of the Bible, then who do you think you are serving?

  5. All I can say Esther is that you are not alone, there are hundreds of us out there. We still have a passion and a love for God. We desire more than anything to be joined with those who love God. I still have many friends in those churches , but it is not home, and I am looking for that place called Home where Christ Is. The journey towards home may one day find a church but only God knows. But the journey for all of us is always upwards. God bless. I am here if you need to talk.

  6. Rattigan says:

    You don’t have a category for Jehovah’s Witnesses but you have articles on them.

    I am disappointed that your articles use the Bible. You are no different than any other religion that relies on a book from thousands of years ago and your interpretation of it.

    Its time to move beyond those old books that have caused so many problems.

  7. Actually I do , Look up the category “Watchtower Society.”

    The Bible is more up to-date than most. Its impact is both dynamic and powerful because its author is dynamic and powerful. Its impact on civilization has been greater than many believe. Both in its wisdom culture ideas and many of its terminology has become mainstream, Its not the Bible thats so important but the one who inspired it. God has his finger on the pulse of humanity . Whilst men has misquoted him,, they have tried ignored him, and even changed his word as the watchtower have done. Yet he remains present real and persistent in the saving of the lost. Those who have come to know him, he is very much up to date relevant and true.

  8. Tracy Myers says:

    Today alot of the churchs are going the way of the Nicolations. They were a religious group who followed after false beliefs and ideas. The church in Pergamua followed after them along with othe false beliefs. Today we have unfortuantly witness a barage of false doctrine in the mainline church. How do we gage if we are at a right place. Only one way the word of God. It is the plum line. IN the book of Revelation there was only one out of seven that the Lord didnt find anything wrong with it. You might have better odds at a roulette table. We are searching ourselves but havent found any church we care to attend yet. I am 62 and basicly have attended church since I was a week old with the exception when I backslide for a few yrs. and believe the church today is at its lowest ebb. Just like joel olsteen who has one if not the biggiest church in the united sates sprikles the word of god in his wof messages but never tells the whole truth. Just enough to make you feel good but not enough to change your heart. Rehma Bible church at Tulsa olaklahoma is steeped with false wof doctrine along with all the cultic churchs in the united Stated. Frankly where is there a good church to go to. We went to a assembly of god church Where instead of the pastor following the leading of the holyspirit he went to a 2 wk. seminar to find what his church should do in our community doesn t the word of god tell you. If you are going to a wof church it may not be the word of truth. I believe in time where we will be going to church is underground churchs where we will be with believers of like precious faith. Keep looking toward the eastern sky because It is just about to break.

  9. Irene Ballinger says:

    Is there a way to contact Pastor John Edwards, or an associate, to talk about a bad experience with the Charis Bible College, a particular word of faith ministry. Your postings have helped me so much to begin to discern why it was that this happened the way it did, and why, all along, I was troubled in my spirit about the lack of focus on the necessity to understand comfort or compassion. Some pretty useful history and mouth confession of healing and prosperity were the main goals.

    And then the LeBlancs performed, and gave their testimony of their son’s death from cancer right in the middle of their work as worship leaders for many of these ministries. They said their lives have changed completely. They reminded us of scriptures like Habbakak 3:17-19; and that did it for me. I’m amazed they are as free to tell their story, as they are, among these devotees to the genie lamp, “violent take it by force” approach, almost Nazi-like prosperity gospel. I understand now why I could never stand Kenneth or Gloria Copeland or Kenneth Hagin. They always made fun of doubters with cruel whining imitations. Gosh, I wish I had let my conscience be my guide.

    If no one is available, that’s fine. Jesus is vindicating His own name in me. And, honestly, I have no reputation to uphold at this time or any yearning for vengeance, just the need of the Holy Spirit’s comfort, and of course, He is well able. Maybe this wasn’t even necessary, but it made me feel better. Thanks for your time.
    In His matchless grace,

    • holyghostman says:

      I might say that according to gods time scedule for the end times the trump of god is about to sound. Oh yes the rapture will happen. We need to interceede for the church. Good is spoken evil, and evil is spoken good. The only firm foundation we can have is in christ and his word. We must keep our eyes on christ and not a social gospel. Recently I had a below the knee amputation on my left leg because of cancer. And I must say that Jesus has stuck close to me and I am stronger and more richer than I was before. Praise god in the highest.

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