There are so many things that are breaking the heart of God right now. Humanity has seriously offended God in a way that His wrath is highly kindled at every unrepentant heart. However, there is a way out.

The Church is the fellowship of the believers and we should not forsake the gathering of the believers. In the church, God has placed a man of God over us to shepherd us and lead us to the right path. As a Christian, you cannot decide not to go to church. I have seen so many Christians that can give a million excuse why they wouldn't go to church but like I always say, no reason is an excuse before God. God is our life coach. He has given us His principles which are tilted towards life. We have to obey in totality for partial obedience is disobedience.

How can you call yourself a born again Christian and not go to church? What is the church to you? The fine buildings? The altar? A place to get someone when you feel the time is right to get married? A place to wear your best so that people can notice you? A place to just go and feel like a Christian once again? What is the church to you? If you don't understand the concept of the church, you will have every excuse not to go to church - excuses the devil has dropped into your heart.

We read in the Bible how the apostles built the Church and how they grew in number. The church was never stagnant because there was something the people were getting. They understood the concept of church. The church is the gathering of the believers. The believers make up the church. It is where you come and fill your spirit man with the word of God. It is where you come and search the deep things of God. It is where you get answers to your burning questions. It is a city of refuge where you seek answers and help to your problems.

The Church should be treated with genuity. You shouldn't go to church because you want to go and see or meet with someone. That's a wrong purpose. You shouldn't go to church because you want to look your best and get all eyes on you. You shouldn't go to church because you were forced to or you just feel like. You should instead go to church with great excitement! The Joy of the Lord should fill your heart because you are going to meet God who is awaiting you. You are going to come to the throne of Grace. You are going to renew your mind and hear God's word. You are going to pray out you heart to God. You are going to worship God like never before! You are going to give God the best offering to the Glory of His Name.

Jesus said He will build His church and surely, the gates of hell will never prevail. Jesus is the orchestrator of the church and the apostles continued the work and it is still in continuity till Jesus returns. So, you cannot sit down and decide not to attend the Church. I know so many people are battling with the right Church to attend. It all balls down to the Holy Spirit. I wont recommend any Church. Let the Holy Spirit lead you and direct your path. Don't be thrown into confusion and dont be misled. If you allow yourself to be misled, its your fault. Its your fault because it indicates that you have made the Holy Spirit dormant in your life.

Inasmuch as we have to be careful of the kind of church we attend, we also have to ensure we attend church. People say a lot of things like

      'Is it until you attend a church before you make it to Heaven?'

I say, if there was no need for the Church, Jesus wont have started it. He wont have declared in Matthew 16 vs. 18 and 19 that

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

So, if the maker built a church and you call yourself a follower of Christ and decide not to go to His church, who are you then following? Are you indeed following and obeying His command? I want you to judge by yourself.

And if you attend the Church, how many times a week? Yes, the number of times a week is as important. The church is like a saving grace. You know that you don't even pray as usual or read your Bible or take out time to worship God and you are still running from attending Church? Don't make foolish and anti - Christ like decisions. I know most churches have midweek services. Dedicating a day in your week plus your Sunday to God is not too much because God dedicates His every second to you. A God who neither sleeps nor slumbers but watches over you every second. Is it too much to ask?

Many of us think we are doing God a favour by attending Church and going into His sanctuary. I laugh. God is instead doing us a very big favour that we should spend our entire lives being grateful for. He doesn't need us but we need Him. He said if we wont worship Him, He will command the stones to rise and worship Him at His command. Don't forget He is an all- powerful God. The Earth trembles at His voice. So, fear God! FEAR GOD!

Do you still attend church? Read the Bible and judge yourself. If you do, how many times a week?

May God help us all in Jesus Name.

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