Our Lord Jesus said in Matthew 7:7-11 that;
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
Why then do we pray and fast but don’t receive it?
Many have prayed so much but have received little from heaven.
Even worse, new people who join the Church tend to receive more than people that were there for long.
These are the reasons for a message like this because it is the promise of God that before you pray he will answer.
In our generation, until we know that we cannot separate Jesus Christ from the Church, we cannot enjoy the benefits for which God has established the Church.
Today, we have many Churches where Christ cannot be found.
We have Christians who know Church but don’t know Christ.
We have Christians that always carry their Church around but not Christ.
We have Christians who fight to defend their Church but not Christ.
Brethren, when you are disconnected from Christ, you cannot get anything from heaven.
Which kind of Christian are you?
Are you a Christian with Christ or a Christian without Christ?
Let no man deceive you that the world will become better.
No government of a person can make things better.
The only thing that can make things better for you is to be connected to Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says,
“Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
A Christian without Christ is not better than a sinner in the world.
The only difference one may say is that one comes to Church and the other does not.
The question I want to ask you is;
Did this passage say if any man is in Church?
Did this passage say if any man is an Apostle?
Did this passage say if any man is a Pastor?
Did this passage say if any man is a General Overseer?
The passage says if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature.
All bondages will become a thing of the past.
The point of entrance of the new life and exit of the life of bondage is Christ.
When we find people, we tell them to come to our Church and their bondage will be over.
But we don’t tell them about Christ.
Because many come and to the Church and their bondage refuse to go,
Or they come to Church and refuse to be in Christ, they go back to go to their old ways and become even worse.
Many are in the Church but Christ cannot be seen in their lives.
We are in the Church and what Christ died for cannot be seen in our lives.
This is because we have found Church but we have not found Christ.
But the truth is that when you find Christ, you don’t need to tell people but they will see Christ in your life.
Nobody turns on the light and tells people he/she has turned on light before they see the light.
Why do people know you are a Christian and they are still inviting you for idol worship and sacrifice to their gods?
It is because they have not seen Christ in you.
Many have prayed and are receiving little because we are in the Church but not in Christ.
What then is a life without Christ?
- Life without Christ is simply a religion.
Jesus came to deliver us from religious worship into the Christian life to have his light and the word of God inside us.
Satan deceived our forefathers and gave them religion for them to worship things that God created.
Religion will not allow you to see God.
It is the worship of lesser gods.
There are Churches today that the members worship their pastors.
No wonder Apostle Paul said;
“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth …? (Galatians 3:1)
We all came from religious worship, born with the spirit of religion.
Religion is idol worship.
Idol can be a stone, wood, money, fashion, and things that are important to you than Jesus Christ.
When you come to Church and your language, fashion and character do not change, then you are not yet a Christian.
After you have surrendered your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, if your purpose in life does not change, then there is no Christ in you.
If you have surrendered your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, and you have even become a Pastor but your life has not changed, your friends have not changed, then Christ is not in your life.
If you become a Christian and your fears remain the same then your Christianity is without Christ.
Christ represents light and there is no way that light will enter a place and people will not see.
Mountain of Fire is not a religious Church.
Mountain of Fire is among the Churches of Christ.
Most Churches of religion have calendars of anniversary and anyone that touches that anniversary has offended their religion.
But an anniversary that is not connected to Christ is a religion.
Religion is deception and worship of Satan.
Religion can never lead anyone to Jesus, or to heaven.
Therefore, when you are a Christian and you are not in Christ Jesus, you are a religious person and it is easy for Satan to arrest and molest you.
- Christianity without Christ is the worship of God without the Holy Spirit.
Some Churches don’t believe in the Holy Spirit.
When you worship God without Holy Spirit you are deceived.
John 4:24 says,
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
To every child you give birth to, your life will be inside and that is your spirit.
When you say you are a Christian and the life of Christ and his spirit is not inside you, you are a bastard.
Where there is no Holy Spirit, there cannot be holiness, righteousness, and faithfulness.
A Christian without the Holy Spirit will always be roaming to find who will tell him/her what God is doing in life.
John 14:26 says,
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
Without the Holy Spirit, you will be a blind Christian.
We are moving forward with revival because the Holy Spirit is leading us.
Does God show secrets to you about your business, life, and children?
You need the Holy Spirit.
- Christianity without Christ is worshipping God in the flesh.
Christians that worship God in the flesh worship, God, in their own time.
They chose what program to attend.
Their life does not manifest the fruit of the Spirit.
They envy people, even in the Church.
They steal from everything committed into their hands.
They always look for what they will gain if they will do anything in Church.
They only thank God when they receive new things.
They preach the word but they don’t do what it says.
They worship God small and other gods small.
They move from one prophet to the other.
Where there is no Holy Spirit, people will be using the method and the wisdom of men to worship God.
What connects man to God is the Holy Spirit.
You cannot worship God in the flesh and God will hear you.
Romans 8:5-8 says,
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
A man that is still in the flesh and worship God in the flesh can never know peace.
As long as you are worshipping God in the flesh, your worship cannot be accepted no matter your position in the Church.
This year, you must decide if you want to be a Christian without Christ or a Christian with Christ.
Do you want to be a religious person or live a life of Christ?
Do you want to remain in the flesh or be transformed by the Spirit?
Remember, except a man is in Christ, old things; problems, bondages, attacks, bad dreams, cannot pass away.
- Christian without Christ is coming to the Church without coming to Christ.
People have different reasons for coming to Church.
Some go to Church because of fire prayers,
Some go to Church because they have bad dreams,
Some go to church because of what the enemy has told them,
Some go to Church because someone has threatened them and they are afraid.
Many are coming to Church but not to Christ.
How can you know people who go to Church and not to Christ?
- They will not participate in what the Church is doing.
- They don’t want to be full members of the Church.
- They are not interested in anything that will connect them to Christ.
How long will you remain religious in the Church?
Our Lord Jesus Christ is not coming for people that are coming to Church and are not in him but he is coming for those that are in him.
Will you continue coming to Church without Christ or you want to be a practicing Christian?
What is your priority?
Christianity without Christ is a Christian coming to Church but still living in sin.
People come to Church but have no knowledge of God.
Stop deceiving yourself.
A Christian without Christ is not different from the witchcraft.
They are all going to hell.
As long as envy, hatred, lies, malice, lust, fornication, adultery and disobedience are still in you, you are practicing witchcraft.
Is your Christianity with Christ or without Christ?
When the life of a Christian is without Christ, the Christian will be in crisis.
The world is not safe for Churchgoers but for Christians in Christ.
To be continued ….
- Anything in my life that did not want Christ to enter into my life, your time is up, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Spirit of religion inside me that did not want the Spirit of God inside me, you cannot continue with me this year, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Idol gods of my father’s house that allowed me to come to Church but did not allow me to be in Christ, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Any sin that refused to leave me, I kill you today, die in the Name, Jesus.
- Now, I walk out of religion and walk into Christ in the Name of Jesus.
- Spirit of religion in my foundation hindering me from living in Christ, I reject you now, die in the Name of Jesus.
- Power to be in Christ, my life is available, come upon me now in the Name of Jesus.