Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Mobile Church

"The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish."  Proverbs 14:11

John Gills commentary: "he house of the wicked shall be overthrown,.... Houses built to perpetuate their names and eternize their memory; and which, though built high and stately, strong and firm,yet by one accident or another shall come to ruin, when they imagined they would continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations, Psalm 49:11; or their families shall become extinct, none to be their heirs and inherit their estates, and transmit their name to posterity; or the substance of their house, their riches and wealth, especially that gotten dishonestly, shall waste away: and in a spiritual sense the house or hope of such, as to eternal salvation, being built on the sand, or something of their own, their external duties, or an outward profession of religion, shall not stand; though they lean upon it and would hold it fast, but it shall fall, and great shall be the fall of it; and particularly the apostate church of Rome, that synagogue of Satan, that habitation of devils, that hold of every foul spirit, and cage of every unclean bird, shall be overthrown with an utter overthrow, shall fall and never rise more, Revelation 18:2;

but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish: their low and mean cottages, which are put up quickly, like tents movable from place to place, yet shall be established, Proverbs 15:25; their families shall become numerous like a flock of sheep, Psalm 107:41; and their substance increase; they shall flourish in worldly things and grow rich, or however in spirituals, in girls and grace; shall flourish in the courts of the Lord, and tabernacles of the most High, like palm trees and cedars; for the allusion is to the flourishing of trees, Psalm 92:13; especially they will be in such flourishing circumstances in the latter day, when antichrist will be destroyed, and when the tabernacle of God will be with men, Psalm 72:8."

God is doing a work in His people that are in search of something more, something that is real and truth. Many would say that those that feel the call to be mobile, to break from the normal routine of Christianity Religion are somehow backslidden or lost. What they don't realize is that they yearn for truth, for something more, and sometimes that truth takes many down a road very few dare to go. There truth [John 4:20] consists of what is within the walls of their church building; and denomination; what church history has determined to be the road map of truth.  We build mult-million dollar complexes to hold three services to entertain, not to fellowship. Many think fellowship is just showing up, but if that were true, then on every given Sunday all those that attend a football game are fellowshipping. Being mobile and not bound by walls gives you much more freedom to fellowship with other believers. Gives you much more richer and spiritfilled experience.

God is calling us to be mobile, to pitch our tent and follow Him, to move about from place to place to be ready to pack our tent and move to the next place and journey He is calling us too. Not to build a fortress to confine us.  God is spirit and we much worship Him in spirit truth. John 4:21