Revivalist Bert Farias writes in the spirit, style, and plainness of speech of the old timers.
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The Flaming Herald, from Bert Farias
Friday, May 13, 2022
The Glorious Church Begins Locally—and Must Include You


Let me say this as gently and as lovingly as I can. If you are not an active member of a local church, you will miss God totally in this hour. Even ministers who do not function in and out of a local body will miss God's richest and best in the day we are living in.

The church is God's chosen entity to display His manifold wisdom to the rulers and principalities in the heavenlies (Eph. 3:10). If our national and regional events do not translate into local corporate authority, power, and holy living and character at a grass-roots level in our various spheres of influence, we are wasting our time. God is in the process of building strong local churches, and I believe that the greatest manifestation of God's glory and power will happen at a local level in this day. The Lord is looking for order, unity and maturity in His body, as well as collective movement and not so much individual movement. Whoever heard of an arm going through an open door without the rest of the body? Each member of the body exists for one another. Dear friends, we must understand that!

Jesus wants to reveal Himself in love and power through His local churches everywhere so His manifold wisdom can be displayed to the principalities and powers in heavenly places. The local church is important, and I will be so bold as to exclaim that the greatest eternal investment a believer can make is in his local assembly. The recent pandemic was an abhorrence to God's command to not forsake the assembling of local churches everywhere, and all the more as we see the Day approaching (see Heb. 10:25).

It is our living embodiment of Christ and His love and holy character that adorns the message of the gospel and makes it beautiful and attractive, until it produces salvation in hearts everywhere. read more

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