This is a profound mystery — but I am talking about Christand the church. Ephesians 5:32                                  ...
What are the Four Orders?1. Why did God “begin” this order?2. How was it initiated?3. Who initiated it? /Who was          ...
Every order had a beginning and allFour orders outline                                                       will end, the...
Four orders - Reward                                                          HEAVEN                   ISRAEL  KINGDOM    ...
About Paul:Introduction to Church Order                                Father: A Pharisee (Acts 23:6)                     ...
What is “Church”?                                                   How to enter into the                                 ...
When Church Order started?1. The Church had its origin on the day of Pentecost.   Pentecost, also called the Feast of Week...
“If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he  Meaning for the Church                             take it before the ...
Kingdom of God to the Church “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the  gates o...
“To call out” from where and for what?Is it called out from Kingdom of Satan or from Kingdom of God?According to Jesus in ...
Paul’s letters and the Book of Revelation are the keyThe Bible is a Christ-centred book.1. The Old testament is the prepar...
The Epistles of Paul     First                  NoneMissionary Trip                  Galatians   Furlough           from A...
Jesus Christ isPaul uses two different titles in his letters                                not saint but                 ...
Main content of Paul’s letters    To Kingdom of God                                      To Church (Bride)•      No divisi...
“One Flesh” - Ephesians 5:25-331. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and   gave himself up for her...
Family relations (Female)1.2.       Mother - माता or माँ       Paternal Grandmother - दादी                                ...
“Do not cause anyone to stumble, whetherRelationship with others                 Jews, Greeks or the church of God”.      ...
Responsibilities in the Church orderEphesians 4: The Oneness of the Church  1. A complex organism, with many parts, each i...
Leadership (Definition) in the Church Order                                           Holy Spirit   Apostle            Pro...
Ministries in The New Testament Church                                                                     It was he who g...
Where was Apostle Paul, Church or Kingdom of God?                         We can be                                       ...
The Book of Revelation1. Revelation is the only prophetical book in the New Testament (in contrast to seventeen books in t...
Revelation outline1. We have three orders now, Creation order, Redemption order and The Church order.2. We can be in any o...
To Church                         What will I get if I                  Lessons from Revelation:      (Bride)             ...
To Kingdom of                  What will I get if I                   Lessons from Revelation:       God                  ...
Kingdom of God in Revelation1.    9:4 - They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree,      but o...
Rapture of the Church1. Christs coming "for" His Saints, and "with" His   Saints. The former is called the "Rapture" the  ...
Judgment Seat of Christ                       The "Marriage" of the Church1. After the Church has been taken out          ...
The "Destiny" of the ChurchEveryone likes a story that has a happy ending. The story of the church has such a    happy end...
The Great Commission                                     “All nations, tribes, peoples and tongues”                       ...
Where to work in the Church order?Revelation 7:9-11                       Nation (Adm1) Great Commission is for           ...
This district is one of the central district inDistrict profile                       India found in Maharashtra State.   ...
Sources used:1.  Brief Bible Introduction, by J. Vernon McGee, Through the Bible Publications, Pasadena,    California2. H...
“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward  is with me, and I will give to everyone  according to what he has done. I amthe Alph...
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  1. 1. This is a profound mystery — but I am talking about Christand the church. Ephesians 5:32 Presented by Tony Samuel
  2. 2. What are the Four Orders?1. Why did God “begin” this order?2. How was it initiated?3. Who initiated it? /Who was Creation Order responsible for every order?4. What was their message?5. How did they communicate the Israel Order message?6. Where did they communicate? Redemption7. What was the result? /How will it Order “end”?8. Where am I now? Church Order9. What is my responsibility?10. How will I do my responsibility?28 June 2011 Church Orders 2
  3. 3. Every order had a beginning and allFour orders outline will end, then every thing will become new. Creation Order Israel Order Redemption Order Church Order God created God Initiated Jesus started Holy Spirit initiated Peter was given Paul was chosen & Adam was the ruler Abraham the founder the key mystery was revealedAll are one but called Jacob (Israel ) Only redeemed & “Dead” people Called to be saint Called Saints (Bride) as Nation - Jew Lost it to Satan Moses, David Satan cannot over Hell cannot Kingdom of Satan led the people come now over come Creation destroyed, Came up to Kingdom of God Church order started Noah continues John the Baptist startedAt the end - Jesus will It is finished at the Jesus will handover to Holy Spirit will take the destroy every thing Cross the Father Bride to the Father28 June 2011 Church Orders 3
  4. 4. Four orders - Reward HEAVEN ISRAEL KINGDOM KINGDOM CHURCH OF SATAN OF GOD (Bride) 1 John 5:18-19 John 3:5 Rev 3:20 Luke 17: 20-21 Matthew 16:18-19 CHRISTENDOMMatthew 13:47-50 Matthew 13:41-42 HELL28 June 2011 Church Orders 4
  5. 5. About Paul:Introduction to Church Order Father: A Pharisee (Acts 23:6) Sister: See Acts 23:16.1. God promised and Jesus sends the Holy Meaning of his name: Saul means “one who Spirit and He initiated. asks”; Paul means “little, small.” Frequency of his name: Referred to 1802. The day God the Father came on Mt. Sinai times: As Saul, 22 times; as Paul, 158 and nation Israel was formed the same times day Holy Spirit came and the Church was Occupation: Tentmaker and apostle to the formed at Upper room in Jerusalem. Gentiles (Acts 18:1-3; Eph. 3:6-8)3. Church started at the arrival of Holy Spirit Place of birth: The city of Tarsus, in Asia and she will go when he leaves the world. Minor (Acts 9:11; 22:3)4. Paul was chosen and revealed the mystery Place of death: Rome (2 Tim. 4:6-8) by the Holy Spirit. Saints are given Circumstances of death: He was killed by responsibility to work in this order. the sword.5. Church order is to work for the Kingdom Important fact about his life: He was the of God and take care of them. greatest missionary, church planter, soul6. Church will not go to hell but can go back winner, and theologian in church history; to Kingdom of God . he wrote 13 (perhaps 14) of the 27 New7. Church will not go through tribulation Testament books. since it will be taken in Rapture. Paul the Apostles journey - Miles (9,150)8. Holy Spirit will take Church with Him. Kilometer (15,090) 28 June 2011 Church Orders 5
  6. 6. What is “Church”? How to enter into the Church order? Jesus is building with our1. It is a "Mystery”: The "Mystery of the Church" was first willingness to be part in His revealed to Paul (Eph. 3:1-3). Church was unknown to the suffering and be with Him in OT patriarchs and prophets. The "Mystery" was, that God everything He is doing. 1. Here I am! I stand at the door and was going to form an entirely "NEW THING,” composed of knock. If anyone hears my voice Both Jew and Gentile, to be called "THE CHURCH" . It is used and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. four times in Colossians and six times in Ephesians. Revelation 3:202. It is a "Called Out" Body: The word Church comes from the 2. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he will Greek word "ecclesia" which means "Assembly" or a also deny us. 2 Timothy 2:12 congregation of "called out ones”, Church is not composed 3. Paul said, “I only know that in of the people of any one nation, but of individuals from every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are every kindred, people, tribe and nation. facing me.3. It is the "Body of Christ”: In Eph. 1:22, 23 we read-"And 4. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish have put all things under His feet, and gave HIM (Jesus), to the race and complete the task be the HEAD over all things to the Church which is His the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the gospel of Body." God’s grace”. Acts 20:23-24. 5. Rejoicing in Christ’s sufferings was4. It is to be the "Bride of Christ”: At present the Church is a Paul’s motto whenever he was virgin espoused. Paul said, "I am jealous over you with godly beaten and put in prison. All his prison letters reflect this truth. jealousy; for I have espoused you to one husband, whom I may present you as a chaste VIRGIN to Christ." 2 Cor. 11:2. 28 June 2011 Church Orders 6
  7. 7. When Church Order started?1. The Church had its origin on the day of Pentecost. Pentecost, also called the Feast of Weeks, of Harvest, or of Firstfruits, was kept on the 50th day after the Passover and lasted one day. The Church had its2. The birthday of the church, in the year of our Lord origin in the mind (Anno Domini) 30 A.D., on the 50th day after Jesus of God "Before the resurrection and the 10th day after His ascension to Foundation of the heaven. It was the beginning of the Gospel era. World,” yet it did3. On June 15, 1445 B.C., Israel arrived at Mt. Sinai. On the not exist until-after third day, God manifests himself on Mt. Sinai, Christs Ascension. accompanied by thundering, lightning, a thick cloud, the There could be no voice of a trumpet, an earthquake, smoke, and fire foundation for the (Exodus 19:16-18). Church until4. The day God the Father came on Mt. Sinai and the Christs death, nation Israel was formed and Commandments were resurrection and given, the same day Holy Spirit came and the Church ascension. was formed in Jerusalem.28 June 2011 Church Orders 7
  8. 8. “If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he Meaning for the Church take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints”? 1 Corinthians 6:1.According to Smiths Bible Dictionary:1. The derivation of the word is generally said to be from the Greek kuriakon "belonging to the Lord.” But the derivation has been too hastily assumed.2. It is probably connected with kirk, the Latin circus, circulus, the Greek kuklos because the congregations were gathered in circles.3. The word Church comes from the Greek word "ecclesia" which means "Assembly" or a congregation of "called out ones". “Ecclesia” the Greek word for church, originally meant an assembly called out by the magistrate, or by legitimate authority. It was in this last sense that the word was adapted and applied by the writers of the New Testament to the Christian congregation.Warran Wiersbe writes, “The "kingdom of heaven" is a mixture of good and evil, true and false. It is not the church. The church is in the kingdom of heaven, but distinct from it. The kingdom of heaven is equivalent to our term "Christendom." The Greek word in the New Testament for our English word “church” is ekklesia. It is derivedfrom the verb ekkaleo. The compound ek means “out,” and kaleo means “to call or summon.” Thus, the literal meaning is “to call out.” 28 June 2011 Church Orders 8
  9. 9. Kingdom of God to the Church “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew16:18-20 Based on theSimon Peter’s confession - "You are the KINGDOM Jesus said. CHURCHChrist, the Son OF GOD “I will build” (Bride) of the living God.” ROCK/STONE Matthew 16:18-19Matthew 16:1628 June 2011 Church Orders 9
  10. 10. “To call out” from where and for what?Is it called out from Kingdom of Satan or from Kingdom of God?According to Jesus in Matthew 16:13-15 “I will build my church” fromthis “rock” which is Kingdom of God not Jesus Christ. It is from the Greek word "petros" that the word Peter is taken. "Petros" in the Greek means a stone, Kingdom the small fragment of a rock, while the Greek word of Satan "Petra" means a rock, or large mass of stone. Church (Bride) is called out from O the Kingdom of God not from the Kingdom of Satan. KINGDOM CHURCH OF GOD (Petra) P (Bride) Church (Bride) responsibility is to build the Kingdom of God and take care of it.28 June 2011 Church Orders 10
  11. 11. Paul’s letters and the Book of Revelation are the keyThe Bible is a Christ-centred book.1. The Old testament is the preparation for his life,2. The Gospels a manifestation of his life,3. The book of Acts a propagation of his life, and4. The Epistles an explanation of his life.The overriding theme of the epistles is Christ and his Church.1. Most of these books are addressed to local congregations (Galatians, Romans, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians).2. Some are directed toward pastors of local churches (1 and 2 Timothy, Titus), while others are written3. To individual members in the local congregation (Philemon).28 June 2011 Church Orders 11
  12. 12. The Epistles of Paul First NoneMissionary Trip Galatians Furlough from Antioch AD. 51 2 Thessalonians Second 1 Thessalonians from CorinthMissionary Trip from Corinth AD. 51 Summer AD. 51 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Romans Third from Ephesus AD. from Macedonia from CorinthMissionary Trip 56 October AD. 56 Winter AD 56/57 Colossians Philemon Philippians First Ephesians from Rome from Rome from RomeImprisonment from Rome AD. 60 Autumn AD. 61 Autumn AD. 61 AD. 62 1 Timothy Titus Release from from Asia Minor Macedonia AD. 62 Summer AD. 66 Hebrews Final 2 Timothy from ItalyImprisonment from Rome AD. 67 AD. 67-68? 28 June 2011 Church Orders 12
  13. 13. Jesus Christ isPaul uses two different titles in his letters not saint but “Holy”. We can call1. Called to be saint - To the Kingdom of God St. Peter and2. Saint - To the Church (Bride) St. Paul butTo Kingdom of God not St. Jesus. • Romans 1:7 - Called to be saints • 1 Thessalonians 2:12 - Who calls you into his kingdom and glory. • 2 Thessalonians 1:5 - You will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God.To Church • 2 Corinthians 1:1 - All the saints. • Ephesians 1:1 - To the saints in Ephesus. • Philippians 1:1 - To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi. • Colossians 1:2 - To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ.To Kingdom of God and Church • 1 Corinthians 1:2 - To Those Sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy. Note: Chapters 1-10 to the Kingdom of God and from 11-16 to the Church.28 June 2011 Church Orders 13
  14. 14. Main content of Paul’s letters To Kingdom of God To Church (Bride)• No divisions among you and that you • Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. may be perfectly united in mind and “Therefore come out from them and be thought. 1 Corinthians1:10 separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean• Brothers, I could not address you as thing, and I will receive you.” 2 Cor 6:14,17 spiritual but as worldly — mere infants in • A complex organism, with many parts, each Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:1 in its own place and with its own function,• We know that an idol is nothing at all in working together in harmony. Christ Himself the world and that there is no God but is its head and directive force. one. Corinthians 8:4 • Christ is the Head of the Universe. We• when our Lord Jesus comes with all his approach Him directly, not through holy ones. 1 Thessalonians 3:13 intermediaries, not even through angels.• Do not associate with him, in order that • Suffering for the church (Colos 1:24–29). he may feel ashamed. Yet do not regard • The mystery (Colossians 2:2). It is used four him as an enemy, but warn him as a times in this letter and six times in brother. 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 Ephesians with reference to certain aspects of God’s purpose that had not been revealed earlier. 28 June 2011 Church Orders 14
  15. 15. “One Flesh” - Ephesians 5:25-331. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.2. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body.“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”This is a profound mystery — but I am talking about Christ and the Church.28 June 2011 Church Orders 15
  16. 16. Family relations (Female)1.2. Mother - माता or माँ Paternal Grandmother - दादी Man’s relationship with family3. Maternal Grandmother - नानी4. Brothers wife - भाभी5. Sister - बिहन or बहन6. Elder Sister - दीदी or जीजी7. Younger Sister - छोटी बिहन Man The Church8. Daughter - बेटी or पु�ी (Bride)9. Granddaughter (sons daughter) - पोती10. Granddaughter (daughters daughter) - नाितन or नवासी One body & One body One flesh Wife - पत्न Kingdom of God (Bride)Aunts Husband – प�त1. Fathers older brothers wife (aunty) - ताई2. Fathers younger brothers wife (aunty) - चाची (Bridegroom)3. Fathers sister (aunty) - बुआ or फूफ� • Genesis 2:24 - For this reason a man will leave his father and4. Mothers brothers wife - मामी or माई mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.5. Mothers sister - मौसी or ख़ाला • Ephesians 5:31 - “For this reason a man will leave his father and6. Brothers daughter (niece) - भतीजी mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one7. Husbands brothers daughter (niece) - भतीजी flesh”8. Sisters daughter (nephew) - भानजी 28 June 2011 Church Orders 16
  17. 17. “Do not cause anyone to stumble, whetherRelationship with others Jews, Greeks or the church of God”. 1 Corinthians 10:32 All three are different. To Corinthians Paul is saying since you are in the Kingdom of God Kingdom and called to be saint do not case anyone to of God stumble. Since these three are not in the Kingdom of God. 1. Jews are in the Israel order who are not entered into the Kingdom. Church 2. Greeks who are gentiles and still in Jews World Creation order not accepted Jesus as of God their Savior. 3. Church of God who have entered through the Kingdom but now they are in the Church order. Greeks Therefore, 1 Corinthians 1-10 was written to people who are in the Kingdom of God and from 11-15 to the Church (Bride) of God.28 June 2011 Church Orders 17
  18. 18. Responsibilities in the Church orderEphesians 4: The Oneness of the Church 1. A complex organism, with many parts, each in its own place and with its own function, working together in harmony. 2. Its basic principle is love, while Christ Himself is its head and directive force. 3. Purpose of the body is to nurture each of its members into the perfect image of Christ 4. The idea of growth, as expressed in these verses, seems to apply both to individuals and to the church as a whole. The childhood of the church will pass. Its maturity will come. Responsible to go and bring people from Responsible to work for Kingdom of God. Kingdom of Satan to Kingdom of God. Pastor Apostle Evangelist Prophet Teacher Kingdom of Kingdom Satan of God28 June 2011 Church Orders 18
  19. 19. Leadership (Definition) in the Church Order Holy Spirit Apostle Prophet Evangelist Pastor TeacherKingdom of Kingdom of Kingdom of Kingdom of Kingdom of Satan God Satan God God Forth teller of Herdsman of Preacher of the Instructor in One sent forth God’s Word under God’s People Gospel Gods Word with orders. inspiration of the (messenger of An overseer of Spirit Mouthpiece One who imparts A delegate or good news) the Church or spokesman for systematic ambassador Preacher having a One who tends, knowledge God. Bearer of a harvesting guards, feeds and An interpreter of A teacher of commission ministry guides the flock God’s Word other teachers of God28 June 2011 Church Orders 19
  20. 20. Ministries in The New Testament Church It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to beMINISTRY SCRIPTURES FUNCTION evangelists, and some to be 1. To establish local churches. pastors and teachers,. 2. To ordain elders Ephesians 4:11-13 I Corinthians 12:28 3. To bring forth revelation of the Word ◦ to prepare God’s people for Apostle Acts2:43 4. To train and discipline ministries works of service, 5. To bring adjustments to counselors ◦ so that the body of Christ 6. To be a spiritual father to others. may be built up 1. To function in the office of a prophet Ephesians4:11 ◦ until we all reach unity in 2. To pronounce judgment Ephesians2:20 the faith and in theProphet Acts11:27-30 3. To confirm direction of ministry knowledge of the Son of 4. To travel with apostles in team ministry confirming local Acts13:1-4 God and churches ◦ become mature, attaining 1. To train soul-winners Ephesians4:11 to the whole measure of 2. To win the lost through preaching and miraclesEvangelist Acts21:8 3. To work with apostolic teams in starting and establishing local the fullness of Christ. IITimothy4:5 churches 1. To feed the flock Philippines 1:1 1. To watch over the Church Ephesians4:11 Bishop/ 2. To counsel the flock I Timothy 3:1-8 2. To guard, protect and help the Pastor/ John10:16 Overseer I Peter 2:25 flock 3. To lead the flockShepherd John21:16 4. To identify with the flock 1. To serve others in practical ways I Peter5:2,3 I Timothy 5. To oversee a local flock 2. To do menial tasks in the Church 3:8,12 and 1. To establish truth Deacon 3. To usher, serve communion, or 14:23 ICorinthians12:28 2. To teach others how to teach take the offering in a local church Teacher I Timothy 3:2 3. To correct doctrine service II Timothy2:2,24 4. To balance the prophet’s 1. To lead and rule the people of I Timothy 5. inspirational ministry Elder God 4:14,5:17-19 2028 June 2011 Church Orders 2. To shepherd the people of God
  21. 21. Where was Apostle Paul, Church or Kingdom of God? We can be one place at a time. In thePaul was working for and preaching about Kingdom of Church or inGod and Church but he was in the Church of God. the Kingdom of God.• Paul wrote, “I have gone preaching the kingdom of God” Acts 20:25• Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 28:31• Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 2 Thessalonians 1: 4: “we” ourselves … in the churches of God v 5 - that “you” may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God. Therefore, Apostle Paul was in the Church (Bride) and the people of Thessalonians were in the Kingdom of God. 28 June 2011 Church Orders 21
  22. 22. The Book of Revelation1. Revelation is the only prophetical book in the New Testament (in contrast to seventeen books in the Old Testament).2. Revelation is the only book in the entire Bible which begins by promising a special blessing on those who study it, and ends by promising a special curse on those who add or take away from it.3. It was written by John the apostle, who had already written four other New Testament books. They are: The Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. The author had previously reached farther back into eternity than any other Bible writer. In Revelation he reaches farther on into eternity than any other writer. Revelation is totally a book about God’s Lamb. The book can thus be outlined as follows: A. The Witnesses of the Lamb Instructed (1-3) B. The Worship of the Lamb Invited (4-5 C. The Wrath of the Lamb Invoked (6-19) D. The Reign of the Lamb Instituted (20) E. The Wife of the Lamb Introduced (21- 22) 28 June 2011 Church Orders 22
  23. 23. Revelation outline1. We have three orders now, Creation order, Redemption order and The Church order.2. We can be in any one order/place at a time, not two or three.3. During Rapture Church will go up first (Rev.4-5) but Kingdom of God will go through tribulation for 3½ years and then Great tribulation for 3½ years Rev. 6-18).4. During 1000 years all will not there (Rev. 20:5). Also there will be several rapture after Church (Bride) has taken up.5. When Jesus destroys the Kingdom of Satan and handover the Kingdom of God to the Father (1Cor. 15) then the Church (Bride) comes down (Rev. 20-21).6. Jesus and Church will be New Jerusalem but the people in Kingdom of God will be all over the new World and they will bring their gifts to the New City ( Jerusalem) (Rev. 21:24). 28 June 2011 Church Orders 23
  24. 24. To Church What will I get if I Lessons from Revelation: (Bride) overcome? Chapter 2 is to People in the Churches (Four Churches) Church Remark The tree of life indicates that immortality is dependent onEphesus - “To him who overcomes I will give the something outside of us. This tree will again be accessibleright to eat from the tree of life.” to those who belong to Christ at the end but definitely for the Church (Revelation 2:7; 22:2, 14).Smyrna - “He who overcomes will not be hurt at The “second death” is the final doom at the end, asall by the second death and I will give you the distinguished from physical death, which is the lot of allcrown of life” humanity. It is here called the “lake of fire” . The promise to those who overcome (true believers inPergamum - “To him who overcomes, I will give Christ Jesus) is “hidden manna” and a “white stone” with asome of the hidden manna [and] a white stone “new name” known only to its owner. The hidden mannawith a new name written on it....” may be the fruit of the Tree of Life . Jesus Himself is the Morning Star ( 22:16 ). These faithfulThyatira, -“To him, who overcomes, I will give believers are instructed to hold on until Christ returns. Byauthority over the nations ... [and] also ... the faithfulness, not by compromise, will the church attainmorning star.” true leadership. 28 June 2011 Church Orders 24
  25. 25. To Kingdom of What will I get if I Lessons from Revelation: God overcome? Chapter 3 is to People in Kingdom of God (Three Churches) Church Remark True believers can rest assured that their name willSardis: “He who overcomes will ... be dressed in remain in the Book of Life and that Christ will be theirwhite. I will never blot out his name from the book of advocate. But He can not talk to bride like this “I willlife.” blot your name”. He can do that to servant not to Bride.Philadelphia: “Him who overcomes I will make a “I will make a pillar” , “I will write on him the name ofpillar in the temple of my God.” Never again will he my God and the name of the city of my God, the newleave it. I will write on him the name of my God and Jerusalem”. This means they will not sit beside methe name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, like Bride also he is not New Jerusalem but He willwhich is coming down out of heaven from my God; write the name on him.and I will also write on him my new name. just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on hisLaodicea : “To him who overcomes, I will give the throne. This Church was in Church order when Paulright to sit with me on my throne....” wrote letter to Colossians (Col. 4). Then moved back to Kingdom of God. Jesus says “Come back” 28 June 2011 Church Orders 25
  26. 26. Kingdom of God in Revelation1. 9:4 - They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.2. 9:20 - The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood-idols that cannot see or hear or walk.3. 11:15 - The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever."4. 12:11 - They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.5. 14:4 - These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.28 June 2011 Church Orders 26
  27. 27. Rapture of the Church1. Christs coming "for" His Saints, and "with" His Saints. The former is called the "Rapture" the latter the "Revelation."2. Between the two there is an interval of at least seven years, during which the Church is "judged,” and the "Marriage of the Lamb" takes place in the heavenlies, and on the earth Antichrist manifests himself and the The Book of Life 1. “I will never blot out his name Tribulation runs its course. from the book of life ” (3:5) .3. Numerous passages in scripture speak of 2. The beast’s followers are not in Christ coming "with" His Saints (Zech. 14:5, the book of life (13 : 8; 17 : 8) . Col. 3:4, 1Thes. 3:13, 1Thes. 4:14, Jude 14), but 3. Those not in book of life were it is evident that they cannot come "with" thrown into the lake of fire (20 Him, if they had not been previously caught : 12, out "to" Him. All such passages refer therefore 4. Heaven is inhabited only by those written in the book of to the "Revelation" and not the "Rapture." life (21:27)28 June 2011 Church Orders 27
  28. 28. Judgment Seat of Christ The "Marriage" of the Church1. After the Church has been taken out 1. The "Marriage" of the Church is of the World it is to be "judged." Not prophetically- referred to by Jesus in for sin, but for works, at the the Parable of the "Marriage of the "Judgment Seat of Christ. Kings Son" (Matt. 22:1-3), and is2. In 2 Corinthians 5:10 we read, “For consummated in Rev. 19:7-9. we must all appear before the 2. After the Marriage, the Heavenly judgment seat of Christ, that each Bridegroom, having received His one may receive what is due him for Kingdom, will return to this earth the things done while in the body, where He bled and died, and from whether good or bad.” whence He got His Bride, and the3. Those who have worked diligently Lord God will give unto Him the for God in their Christian walk will be "Throne of David,” and He shall reign greatly rewarded—how we long to on the earth for a Thousand Years." hear our Master Jesus say to us, 3. At the marriage supper, individual “Well done, good and faithful believers are in the Kingdom of God servant! You have been faithful with will be guests, and Church will be a few things; I will put you in charge the bride. of many things. 28 June 2011 Church Orders 28
  29. 29. The "Destiny" of the ChurchEveryone likes a story that has a happy ending. The story of the church has such a happy ending. The Bridegroom gets the bride and together they live happily ever after! The glorious destiny of the church is as follows:A. To be caught up by the Bridegroom at the rapture (1 Cor. 15:51-53; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; Rev. 4:1).B. To be examined and rewarded at the judgment seat of Christ (Rom. 14:10-12; 1 Cor. 3:13; 2 Cor. 5:10).C. To be united with Christ at the marriage service of the Lamb (2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 5:22-32; Rev. 19:7, 8).D. To be seated with Christ at the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:9).E. To reign with Christ during the millennium (Rev. 1:6; 3:21; 20:6).F. To share the New Jerusalem with Christ throughout all eternity (Rev. 21:1, 2, 9- 27).G. To illustrate the glory of Christ throughout all eternity (Eph. 1:6, 12; 2:1-7; 3:10).28 June 2011 Church Orders 29
  30. 30. The Great Commission “All nations, tribes, peoples and tongues” Revelation 7:9-10Reference The Authority The Extent The Message The ActivitiesMatthew All things Jesus Disciple by going, “All authority” All Nations28:18-20 commanded baptizing ,teaching Mark The Gospel heal Go and preach to Name of Jesus All the World 16:15 the sick every creature All nations Repentance and Luke Preach, Proclaim Name of Jesus beginning at of the forgiveness 24:46-49 and witness Jerusalem sins Sent by Jesus as John (The extent of the ministry, the message, and the activities He was sent by 20:21 are to be the same “as Jesus”) the Father Jerusalem, Judea, Acts Power of the Holy Samara, and the Christ Witness 1:5 Spirit most remote part of the earth28 June 2011 Church Orders 30
  31. 31. Where to work in the Church order?Revelation 7:9-11 Nation (Adm1) Great Commission is for State (Adm2) the Church order not for the Redemption order. District (Adm3) Sub District City/Town Language People Groups Religion (Rural) (Urban) Groups “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in Panchayat Municipality the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 Villages Wards Note: ADM = Administration unit28 June 2011 Church Orders 31
  32. 32. This district is one of the central district inDistrict profile India found in Maharashtra State. Source: Census 200128 June 2011 Church Orders 32
  33. 33. Sources used:1. Brief Bible Introduction, by J. Vernon McGee, Through the Bible Publications, Pasadena, California2. Halleys Bible Handbook by Henry H. Halley , Inc. 20003. New Testament Survey by Merrill C. Tenney, , 1953. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan4. New International Bible Dictionary JD Douglas and Merrill C. Tenney by Zondervan Publishing House Grand Rapids, Michigan. 19875. THE HOLY BIBLE: New International Version International Bible Society. 1984,6. Willmingtons Guide to the Bible by Harold L. Willmington. Tyndale House Publishers Wheaton, Illinois 19847. Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary (2 volumes) Kenneth L. Barker and John R. Kohlenberger III , Zondervan Publishing House Grand Rapids, Michigan. 19948. Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Kenneth L. Barker, General Editor Zondervan Publishing House Grand Rapids, Michigan. 20029. Some Wikipedia sites for reference.10. Some Christian web pages.28 June 2011 Church Orders 33
  34. 34. “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I amthe Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”. Revelation 22:12-2328 June 2011 Church Orders 34

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