THE CHURCH OF GOD (1)                                           2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. (Eph. 1:22-23)

The Church is a body of saints being prepared as the Bride of Christ to be married to Him at His second coming (Ephesians 5:25-27) It is also spiritual body of which Jesus Christ is the Head (Colossians 1:18) The Church of God is the meeting place between God and man, created as a means of uniting all people with God and with one another. The manifold wisdom of God, His mysteries, His nature, character and His attributes are revealed through  His church. In Matthew 16:18, the Lord decreed that the gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church, consequently, the church of God is served by the ministry of angels (Hebrews 1:14) It is the only institution on earth that angels pay attention to as a matter of duty. The angels of God dote on His Church and admire her beauty (1 Peter 1:12) Luke 15:7) If you have not given your life, you can cause the angels of God to rejoice today by accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour, thereby becoming a member of the body of Christ, which is the Church. As a member of the Church of God, you are expected to continually express your love for God in worship and practical service, which includes enduring hardness, afflictions and tribulations for the sake of God’s kingdom. Always remember that Christianity is not bread and butter alone. Despite all the good promises of God to you, Jesus, in John 16:33b, also says to you “In this world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” God’s attention is focused on the Church, and as a result, the devil can never prevail against you.

PRAYER LINE: Father, in Jesus’ Name, please give me the grace to endure hardships, afflictions and tribulations for the sake of Your Name (O.H)

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The Church of God is matching on.

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