CentreNDL Signin on CentreNDL
Discover Your Personality Type in Less Than 15 Minutes
Featured Videos



Popular Posts
Have You Also Been Called  A Leader?
HAVE YOU ALSO BEEN CALLED A LEADER?
Vision of Mount Carmel - Children from the Rock!
VISION OF MOUNT CARMEL - CHILDREN FROM THE ROCK!
The Burden of Nationhood
THE BURDEN OF NATIONHOOD
The Principles of Walking With God
THE PRINCIPLES OF WALKING WITH GOD
Leading By Prayer
LEADING BY PRAYER
Spiritual Sensitivity
SPIRITUAL SENSITIVITY
The Law of Impact
THE LAW OF IMPACT
Building Your Spiritual Capacity
BUILDING YOUR SPIRITUAL CAPACITY
Rediscovering Man
REDISCOVERING MAN
Divine Call and Your Response
DIVINE CALL AND YOUR RESPONSE
Latest Posts
The Essence of The Power of God for Believers
THE ESSENCE OF THE POWER OF GOD FOR BELIEVERS
As Helpless As Banana Leaf
AS HELPLESS AS BANANA LEAF
Beholding the Glory of God: What Does This Do For Us?
BEHOLDING THE GLORY OF GOD: WHAT DOES THIS DO FOR US?
Success Is Not Luck
SUCCESS IS NOT LUCK
The Synergy that Drives Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
THE SYNERGY THAT DRIVES LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
How to Make the Word of God Work for You
HOW TO MAKE THE WORD OF GOD WORK FOR YOU
The Seed That Overcomes The World
THE SEED THAT OVERCOMES THE WORLD
The Law of Works Versus the Law of Faith
THE LAW OF WORKS VERSUS THE LAW OF FAITH
The Anointing And The Heart Of The Anointed
THE ANOINTING AND THE HEART OF THE ANOINTED
The Marriage Between The Time Of God And The Time Of Man
THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE TIME OF GOD AND THE TIME OF MAN
Latest Podcast
Understanding What It Means To Abide In Jesus Christ
UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT MEANS TO ABIDE IN JESUS CHRIST
The Spirit And The Life
THE SPIRIT AND THE LIFE
Silent Moments Before Any GENUINE Ministry Under God
SILENT MOMENTS BEFORE ANY GENUINE MINISTRY UNDER GOD
Christ Jesus: His Reign & His Returning
CHRIST JESUS: HIS REIGN & HIS RETURNING
Beholding The Glory of God: what Does This Do For Us?
BEHOLDING THE GLORY OF GOD: WHAT DOES THIS DO FOR US?
The Synergy That Drives Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness
THE SYNERGY THAT DRIVES LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Reviving The Destinies By The Word of God
REVIVING THE DESTINIES BY THE WORD OF GOD
The Essence of God
THE ESSENCE OF GOD'S POWER FOR BELIEVERS
How To Make The Word of God Work For You
HOW TO MAKE THE WORD OF GOD WORK FOR YOU
The Law of Gravity
THE LAW OF GRAVITY
Being Overshadowed & Empowered By The Holy Spirit
BEING OVERSHADOWED & EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Law of Works Vs The Work of Faith
THE LAW OF WORKS VS THE WORK OF FAITH
Most Downloaded Podcast
Jesus: The Power And The Wisdom of God
JESUS: THE POWER AND THE WISDOM OF GOD
What Kingdom Do You Represent?
WHAT KINGDOM DO YOU REPRESENT?
How To Lead Your Organization Through Turbulent Times
HOW TO LEAD YOUR ORGANIZATION THROUGH TURBULENT TIMES
Manifesting FAITH In Challenging Times
MANIFESTING FAITH IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Discipleship: Faithful Is He Who Calls - He Will Do It, You Are Not Alone, Nor Abandoned
DISCIPLESHIP: FAITHFUL IS HE WHO CALLS - HE WILL DO IT, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, NOR ABANDONED
The HARVEST of His Presence
THE HARVEST OF HIS PRESENCE
The GATES of DECISION: Broad Way Vs Narrow Way Dichotomy
THE GATES OF DECISION: BROAD WAY VS NARROW WAY DICHOTOMY
Leadership Focus: The Proof of Progressive Leaders
LEADERSHIP FOCUS: THE PROOF OF PROGRESSIVE LEADERS
Leadership By Value: Why Must People Follow You?
LEADERSHIP BY VALUE: WHY MUST PEOPLE FOLLOW YOU?
The Cornerstone of Church Authority, Responsibility & Influence
THE CORNERSTONE OF CHURCH AUTHORITY, RESPONSIBILITY & INFLUENCE
How God Preserves And Prepares Generations Through Effective Leadership
HOW GOD PRESERVES AND PREPARES GENERATIONS THROUGH EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
How Did You Come About Your Leadership Vision? Created or Captured?
HOW DID YOU COME ABOUT YOUR LEADERSHIP VISION? CREATED OR CAPTURED?
Popular Categories
Self Growth (147)
Spirituality (142)
Leadership Growth (118)
Kingdom of Christ (82)
Self Awareness (63)
Work, Career & Ministry (72)
Leadership Awareness (70)
Biblical Exposition (49)
Relationship & Marriage (47)
Spiritual Growth & Maturity (46)
Leadership Strategy (18)
Spiritual Warfare Strategies (17)
Churchshift (17)
Politics & Governance (15)
Capacity Building (16)
CentreNDL™ MBTI Personalities
 The Artist
The Artist (ISFP)
The Caregiver
The Caregiver (ESFJ)
The Doer
The Doer (ESTP)
The Duty Fulfiller
The Duty Fulfiller (ISTJ)
The Executive
The Executive (ENTJ)
The Giver
The Giver (ENFJ)
The Guardian
The Guardian (ESTJ)
The Idealist
The Idealist (INFP)
The Inspirer
The Inspirer (ENFP)
The Mechanic
The Mechanic (ISTP)
The Nurturer
The Nurturer (ISFJ)
The Performer
The Performer (ESFP)
The Protector
The Protector (INFJ)
The Scientist
The Scientist (INTJ)
The Thinker
The Thinker (INTP)
The Visionary
The Visionary (ENTP)
Tag Cloud

Church   ministry   God   work   how   life   Joy   Bwari  leadership   Faith  Great   leader  7   Marriage  how to   CentreNDL   leaders   Christ   purpose   Disequilibrium   power   vision    Kingdom   discipleship   Growth   Jews   nigeria   human race   Islam   taking responsibility  
CHRIST IS THE ONLY GATEWAY TO CHURCH
Stats: 906 words / Reading Time: 4.53 mins

Published: Monday, 17th January 2022

By: John Ojoagbene

CHRIST IS THE ONLY GATEWAY TO CHURCH is read 679 times on CentreNDL.org 679
  

CHRIST IS THE ONLY GATEWAY TO CHURCH

It is only your Fruit that is the proof of the Life that is in you

A witch as a matter of fact, is not in Church, even if he or she were the assistant pastor of the fellowship group (or named denomination). We are not all in Church, even though, there is a particular place we all go to, to sing, dance, give offerings, and do as many activities as possible. Being in the world, and being in Church, are not the same. They are completely different. The world is physical, and responds to natural orders and laws, while Church is spiritual, and respond to Christ Jesus as law of life. No man who is ignorant of Christ Jesus, has true knowledge of the Church.  

According to John chapter 14 verse 6, Jesus said to him, “I am the WAY, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father [becomes a member of God’s family, the Church] except through Me””.

Church can only be entered by Christ Jesus. Without contractions, no witch or a native “juju” priest, can encounter Christ Jesus, enter into Church, and remain a witch in Church (Christ). Church is not a building, Church is a person, a people. Church is a family name for believers in Christ Jesus, who have God Almighty as their King over all.

Don't say that everybody goes to Church, no, we all attend meetings together, rather; but we are not all in Church, in Christ. No idol worshipper, or anyone who practices and delights his or herself in any of the following: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; is a member of the Church! He is not, and has not come in, even if he were the head usher of the fellowship group! Christ is the only gate way to His body (CHURCH). (See Galatians 5:19 – 21.)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (II Corinthians 5:17, NKJV.)

The only proof that a man or woman has to show that he is Church is that, there must be a departure from the old life to the New. He must experience the loss of the past him, and regain the New Life that only Christ Jesus gives. He wouldn't continue to do business as usual; activities will change in his or her life. The places he goes, and his motives, and appetites, for going anywhere won't remain the same. Except there is a New you now, different from the you before, you are not in Church. You are not in Christ. You are yet to encounter Christ, the life changer. The Author of life, the life of the Spirit.

Being in Church which is same with being in Christ, abiding in Christ, is not what anyone can deceive anyone about, it is not what can be covered. Except you have fruits (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) to show for it in time, it is mere assumption. (See Galatians 5:22 -23.)

Are you in Church (Christ), or you are in the building?

Know your stand now that you are living, for night is coming, that no one can have a rethink. When the light is off, the story can't be reshuffled. None of us can have it back, to live life the second time, when the breath of life is gone from our hold.

Consider this thing!


Thanks for the gift of your time, I am John Ojoagbene!

Feel free to share your thoughts or testimony in the comment box below. I promise to respond to them as soon as possible!

Word of Confession: (Optional)

Lord Jesus, I confess to you that I have sinned against the LORD God - in the rebellion of my heart, I have disappointed your expectations on my life. I have fallen from Your grace and followed wrong influences around me. Today, I retrace my steps back to you - and I ask that in your mercy you accept me as your son and give to me (again) the promise of the Father - the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, please, come and make my heart your home, and from there rule in the affairs of all men. In Jesus Name I have prayed.

Tags:     

God Christ Jesus Holy Spirit Chruch Faith born again


As believers, we cannot show the love of God to the world like we should if we do not understand God as love Himself, as love personified, as one who overflows with love.


Published: | Thursday 22nd April 2021


1 0
Do You Like This Article? If yes, share it!

As believers, we cannot show the love of God to
  As believers, we cannot show the love of God to
  As believers, we cannot show the love of God to
  As believers, we cannot show the love of God to
Article Publisher
JohnOjoagbene on CentreNDL
John Ojoagbene

John Ojoagbene on Facebook John Ojoagbene on TwitterJohn Ojoagbene on Google+John Ojoagbene on YoutubeJohn Ojoagbene BlogSend Email to John Ojoagbene


John Ojoagbene is a servant of God; a teacher of the Word of God, the Living Truth; a writer, and a live coach—a mentor.


What Do You Think About This Article? Share Your Comment
Leave a reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Join the Conversation on Facebook
Join the Conversation with CentreNDL on Facebook
Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter Share Us on Twitter
Understanding What It Means To Abide In Jesus Christ
My Accounts Assorted Links Useful Links Affiliate Links Follow CentreNDL
CentreNDL founding purpose is to see transformed Nigeria and World led by servant-leaders with Christlike character in all sectors of the society!

Join CentreNDL
Staff SignIn
Members LogIn
Lost Password




Australia Missions
Four-Layer Development Programme™
Cave of Adullam Project™
Leadership Growth Package™
Leadership Network™
CentreNDL MBTI Personality Test™
Podcast
Lifeline
Blog
Quotes
Shop
Video Archive
Facebook Live
Youtube Live
About Us
Our Faculty
Our People
Contact Us
Online Bible Study
Leadership Fellowship
Disciplers Convocation
Evening Bible School (E.B.S)
Access Women Fellowship
Forms & Patterns™
Life Treatment™
Leaderview™
Internship at CentreNDL



LeadStra.org
Hubpile
Pay4ebooks
Cordly Video Downloader
kpiBooks
Fridayposts
Cordly
Junkyard
CornerTalk
Livingflow
Flickers of Hope Foundation
CentreNDL on Facebook  Facebook

CentreNDL on Twitter  Twitter

CentreNDL on Google+  Youtube

CentreNDL Blog  Blog

Send Email to Hubpile  Email