The word “Church” is translated to ‘Ecclesia’ in Greek which means ‘called out’. In the Septuagint version, the term ‘Assembly’ is used 70 times and the word ‘Kahal’ is used 123 times to indicate the gathering of the Israelites.
The Church is separated from the world, sin and Satan. Since we are separated we must not be slaves to worldly desires (1 Jn. 2:15-17). Since we have been washed from our sins by the blood of Jesus, we must not live in our sins anymore (1 Jn. 2:1, Rom. 6:1, 2). Since we have been crucified with Christ, buried with Him in Baptism and have been raised up with Him into a new life, sin must not reign in us anymore (Rom. 6:12, 13). We must surrender our bodies to God as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification (Rom. 6:19). He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son (Col. 1:13).
The Church should be living as it is the Body of Christ. We must be baptized in the Holy Spirit and worship God in the fullness of the Spirit. As it says in Ephesians 5:18 – “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit”.
In today’s world, many churches are going with the flow of this world, having lost their spirituality, morality and discipline, having only appearances of godliness and worship sessions becoming just a show for fame and name.
In such an age, let Kuwait Church of God be able to stand for the doctrinal truth and separation as a light in the midst of this darkness.
As the Church is a building, let us be built up in unity and love in the spirit (Eph. 2:17-22). As being a vineyard, let us abide in Christ as the true vine and bear fruits for God (Jn. 15:15). As being a bride, let us as a pure virgin wait patiently for the bridegroom of our souls (2 Cor. 11:1, 2). As being lambs of the flock, let us follow and obey the voice of the Good Shepherd (Jn. 10: 1-6).
God has given certain duties to this called out and separated group.
Daily duties of the Church:
- To worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth – Jn 4:23
- To pray – Mt 6:11, Lk 11:3
- To carry our cross daily – Lk 9:23
- To continue in one accord – Acts 2:46
- To teach the doctrines – Mt 26:55, Lk 15:47
- To win souls – Acts 2:47, 16:5
- To preach Jesus – Acts 5:42
- To search the Scripture – Acts 17:11
- To discuss the Scripture – Acts 19:9
- To carry responsibilities – II Cor 11:28
- To exhort one another – Heb 3:13
Let us as a church move forward, accepting these duties. Let us work with a burden in our hearts and, if the coming of the Lord is delayed, let us bring many souls into His presence. The time is near for Christ to come in the mid-air and take His bride for the wedding.
So, KUWAIT CHURCH OF GOD, let us keep our holiness and labour; be prepared and wait for the Lord!
Pr. Abraham Scaria