We (The Church) are the light of the world, a city set upon the hill that CANNOT BE HIDDEN! Today Church is more of membership than discipleship. Jesus never advocated membership but rather commanded the church to go and make disciples of men and win nations to the glory of God. The society doesn’t respect the church today because the church is not engaging its volcanic power of influence. Discipleship is the mandate of the relevant Church! 
A member is a person who belongs to and participates in a particular group by choice while a Disciple is a person who BELIEVES IN and FOLLOWS the TEACHING of a LEADER!
The church is not to be in the buildings, the church is a factory for equipping disciples but unfortunately the church has no training force to match the changes of today. This is the bane of the loss of leadership in all sectors of the economy which has promulgated the unfair welfare status of the many people in the church. Until we move membership to DISCIPLESHIP, the church will remain in the BUILDINGS? Sabbath days are training assemblies to refresh and lighten the candles that should not be under the bushels! Workers in church work for only their own church rather that workers of THE CHURCH. what do i mean? An usher or choir sings only in their Churches instead of ushering for the Church of Christ. you are not a children/teen teacher, usher, choir or pastor for your church but for CHRIST. Christ is the head Church. work for Christ not your Church. your Church is just an arm of the Kingdom!
you are not even a spark in your local community let alone a light in the state even though your scope is the world! where is the fruits of Salvation. where are the effects of the rich deposits Christ made in your renewed mind. How can you be queuing for crumbs? how can you make money your goal? that paradigm is shameful Christianity. Where is the Kingdom mandate of Mattew 6:33!
The world system is running a faster pace program of influence while the church remains in the buildings! What is the ratio of the church to the world in leadership positions? Complain is not part of Christianity but it is paramount among the church when it comes to community and national leadership and economics. why? Because the church is a dormant volcano! the Church is not engaging or getting involved like late Dr Myles Munroe will always scream! God bless his memory. Many churches today needs rescue within! There are more victims in the church than victors. You as a person is the church because you are the temple Christ lives in. If what you earn is your priority, where is the representation of heaven we claim? 2 Cor 5:17 ,20!
How can God make you to be running rounding me, you are molded as an influence. Jesus didnt die for you to be a mediocre. Jesus didnt die for you to be a member, He died to save you so that you can save others, bring meaning to life, to promote the kingdom. Your profession, education, everything about you is to promote the Kingdom. Where-ever you work, whatever you do, if discipleship is not the goal, if kingdom influence is not the goal, you are not living! If you are in church without kingdom influence in the community you are just another gambler!
The future is in the hands of the church not economists or scientist so called world powers. we must take the lead with discovering the sealed knowledge Daniel spoke about (Daniel 12:4). Go search that out!
Afolabi Julius Olatunde

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