Then and Now

Then and Now

Elvis Iverson

Most of today’s church or the modern church is not in the will of God, this is why the Lord has again raise up apostles and prophets, first of all the church should never be without apostles or prophets, they will lay the foundation for reformation, massive reformation will come to the church. –(Heb. 9:10)

The early church was not mature, the church in the end times will be the mature church, but there are things we can learn from the early church to reform and do away with so much that is not the will of Christ for His church, and we then can move forth down the pathway to the mature church, for the church in the end times will be more mature and more greater then in the first generation of church. The Lord will bring restoration to the church, full restoration, but it is double restoration and progression, the church will be greater and more mature then in the book of Acts, and this is the will of Christ for the church. –(Acts 3:19-21)

What can we learn from the early church in the Book of Acts?

1. Principles and practices of the early church. —(Acts 2:42)
2. The early church was not the mature church. –(Eph. 4:13)
3. The Church will be greater, better and more mature then the early church. –(Acts 3:19-21, Eph. 5:26-27)
4. The Bible speaks of new wineskins and new wines. –(LK. 5:36-39)
5. The church is to become more based on Holy Scriptures. –(2 Tim. 3:16-17)
6. We have to move in grace and truth, Spirit and truth, Truth in love, and to honor one another in all wineskins in Christ. –(Eph. 4:14-15)
7. Even today one person, or one group, or one apostle, or one prophet does not see the whole picture. –(1 Cor. 13:10)
8. What we need to see is the reasons for what the Lord is doing today in other groups? –(Matt. 13:29)
9. We may flow in knowledge without revelation truth, and become prideful, stay in revelation truth and love. –(1 Cor. 8:1)
10. Wait and patience for the new wines and the new wineskins to mature. –(LK. 5:36-39)
11. Be opening minded, humble, meek, and have a hearing ear to hear what the Lord is doing in other groups, that agree with the common ground. –(1 Tim. 3:14-16)
12. Every work, every wineskin, and every wine will be tested with fire. –(1 Cor. 3:13-15)

I may not have giving understanding to each of these points here, but I ask each one of you to mediate on each point and apply them, so that you keep in the pathways that the Lord is leading us toward. –(Eph. 4:1-6,11-16)

Copyright © 2008 Elvis Iverson All Rights Reserved

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