I pulled some wonderful thoughts and scriptures from Britt’s Facebook note.
I REALLY miss not having a sound local ‘church’ to be able to regularly attend. I do believe that all Christians should be an active part of the local body of believers. The problem is that most ‘churches’ are currently so toxic that it’s actually better not to go. James-3 cursing is rampant in ‘churches’ that don’t have biblically qualified, ‘blameless’ leaders as well as sound doctrine, such as we must overcome sin to be true Christians.
Until we hopefully soon have sound churches (hopefully there are some somewhere), it’s better to meet with a few than none at all. From my “Let Us Be ONE” prophecy part 15 of 33:
It takes two to have fellowship. No more, but more will come. Start meeting two by twos until more follow. Meet once a week, and pray aloud. Strengthen yourselves, and go to the nations. They will see your light and be glad. But first, start at home. Build yourself a base, a core of believers who know Me from the bottom of their heart.
You will see great things happen in your midst, and it will be fun, exciting to watch Me work in you to others. Let them see your light. Let it shine. Let it be bold. Don’t hold back. Live a life of love. Show others you care. Give them time, but don’t give into their ways. Let them be free, conquering their sin when they are ready.
From: Britt William’s Facebook Notes
The Importance Of The Local Church: Part 1
By Britt Williams
Unfortunately, independence is the norm for our day. Few seem to realize that God never intended for the new creature to be alone. No man is an island unto himself. God ordained that every new believer be planted in the local church.
I. THE LOCAL CHURCH PROVIDES THE MINISTRY OF PERFECTION.
Ephes. 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…
Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee…
III. THE LOCAL CHURCH PROVIDES AN ATMOSPHERE OF LOVE, SUPPORT, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND PROVOKING FELLOWSHIP.
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
This is a spiritual fact: Christians generally need one another. When we are alone, we are robbed of the grace that flows freely through the body and the unique giftings of each member. But we tend to thrive in an atmosphere of mutual comfort, challenge, and obligation.
Likewise, in moments of great temptation and testing we often need a divine word spoken through some willing human agent.
IV. THE LOCAL CHURCH IS A PLACE OF SPIRITUAL LABOR.
1 Cor. 12:20-21 But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.