FAITH AND THE CITY OF GOD

FAITH AND THE CITY OF GOD

“Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage”

PSALM 84:5

Faith is the DYNAMIC within an individual that produces motion and quest. Its very inner workings within a heart must birth a journey. For in its sway, there is communicated to the people of God a clarity of the HEAVENLY to such an extent that this world and all of its offerings pale in comparison to the treasures of God in Christ. Faith can never be static. It has one desire, one purpose; to make real in us the Character, the Beauty and the Power of our Risen Christ. Men who become “comfortable” in a teaching, a form or a method have not seen the City of God. Even Abraham, while living in the Land of Promise, was a pilgrim for his heart was set on the City of God.

“By faith he sojourned in the land of promise,
as in a strange country… for he looked
FOR A CITY which hath foundations,
whose builder and maker is God”

HEBREWS 11:9 – 10

It is in beholding the Heavenly City that we see and understand the contradiction to what we see in the earth. Faith must take us from the quest of our own personal pursuits in Christ to the place of seeking the welfare of the City (the corporate) of God. Nehemiah, though very well situated in the “world” of his day, was exceedingly burdened for the condition and state of the City of God in that day. His heart was broken and burdened for the CITY, not himself. He risked everything (even his life) to see the City of God rebuilt. How much more should we seek out the welfare of His House in these last days? How can we remain quiet? How can we not cry out as we see His house divided, secularized, scandalized and operating as a house of merchandise? Jesus was moved to the cleansing of the temple because His Father’s house was to be a house of prayer not a place of marketing “spiritual things”. The Church of Jesus Christ IS NOT AN EARTHLY ENTITY; it is a spiritual house. It is a Body (singular). It is to function and act like it is singular. The true ministry within it owns nothing and builds nothing for themselves. Their heart is to see the people of God function within their own gifts and callings and to see and ensure the UNITY OF THE FAITH WITHIN HIS HOUSE (Ephesians 4:11 – 13). Men may doubt and mock the reality of such a thing. Faith responds and says THE SON OF GOD PRAYED FOR SUCH A THING IN THE EARTH HOW CAN IT NOT BE?

“…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You;
that they also may be one in Us,
that the world may believe that You sent Me”

JOHN 17:21

Brian Troxel

2 thoughts on “FAITH AND THE CITY OF GOD”

  1. To Dear Pastor,
    Praise God receive greetings from Eldoret , Kenya in
    Jesus name. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you
    from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I was able to come across your web-page.
    It blessed my soul, challenged me very much I had an amazing time browsing through I believe as a pastor God has entrusted to your care the most precious thing
    in the entire universe HIS OWN BODY, the church.

    Well I am Senior Pastor & founder of Hope of Salvation Ministries with pure and passionate worship, true sharing of hearts and lives and the free and full expression of the gifts of the Spirit. We are in serious pursuit of local, Regional, National and Global revival. I believe that this is the Church’s finest hour. The vast fields of this world are ripe for harvest. Our time to shine has come. The purpose of this ministry is to Reach the whole world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, starting from and concentrating on Africa and the World.

    Africa, a continent of 53 countries, covers about 21% of the world’s land area and has 15% of the world’s population. 17 countries are predominantly Muslim; 15 Christian; 4 shared almost equally; 3 predominantly Animist with Muslims as the strongest minority; 13 shared with Christians as the strongest minority. This ministry is dedicated to fulfill the Great Commission by organizing crusades and church conferences with other Pastors from different churches.

    While I was going through your web-pages I felt the urge of the Holy Ghost in my heart to request you if you can consider coming to Eldoret,Kenya for a Crusade & a Church Conference in the second week of October 2010. I believe We are called into the evangelistic ministry with the mandate to cause a mass exodus of men and women from the afflictions of their taskmasters unto a land flowing with milk and honey. May God use both of us in bringing total healing to the total man – Spirit, Soul and body. Please if you have some materials such like books & DVD you can send for me. My prayer is that God would richly bless you &May Heaven shines upon you. Shalom
    Be An Over-comer
    Pastor Mathews O. Ongere.
    Hope of Salvation Ministries,
    P.O.Box 4928 ,
    Eldoret,
    Kenya-30100

    Tel:+254-711625659

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