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THE CHURCH JESUS BUILT

This morning while in my hour of prayer and meditation I found myself reflecting on what I think should be an obvious and undeniable truth to all honest bible students.

That truth is that the Church built by Jesus Christ and inaugurated on the day of Pentecost some one thousand, nine hundred, and sixty one years ago is not to be found today. There are scattered remnants of the skeletal remains of what turned that world upside down, inside out bringing judgement to the apostate Jewish system which represented itself as the voice of God in that era. These remnants represent themselves as being the Church that Jesus built but are in fact only weak and faint shadows of what was.

Jesus said He would build a Church that the gates of hell would not prevail against, Matthew 16:18. This He did with himself as the chief cornerstone and the apostles and prophets as the foundation, Ephesians 2:20. The Church that Jesus built raised the dead, cast out devils, healed the sick, made the lame to walk, the blind to see, the dumb to speak, and the deaf to hear. The ministry of the Church that Jesus built could call down judgement on evil doers and pray up earthquakes to open prison doors. The Church Jesus built harvested that world while ushering in a new world. The Church Jesus built lasted for forty years; then as prophesied the heavens were shut up and darkness covered the earth. Paul prophesied that after his departing, (death), there would come grievous wolves who would bring in damnable heresies establishing their own systems and orders, Acts 20:29-30, 2nd. Thessalonians 2:1-7. Peter, James, and John also warned of the imminent end of that world and resurrection of those who God had chosen. Paul, in verse seven of 2 Thess. 2 told them that the end would not come until the one’s who held back the judgement of that world, {the apostolic ministry of that day} were taken out of the way. By sixty six A.D., three and one half years before the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple therein, the Church of the Lord had disappeared.

Jesus Christ, through His scripture and the spirit of revelation, has in our day revealed that He is restoring again the Church that He built, the Church that was not defeated but accomplished the purpose of its time and was then removed from this world. The gates of hell, {religious leaders}, of that time couldn’t stop the Church and neither will they stop the Church soon to be inaugurated for the judgement of this world. So what I would say today to those who are wondering where is the promise of His coming is this, Be not weary in well doing, the Lord is not slack concerning His promises and He will perform that which He has promised through His servants the Prophets. The Church of the Lord shall be restored.

Bro Paul B Dyal