This has been the second session of an Online Conference with Congregations in India titled: Building the Church or Ministry? It was a very short lesson but with a very important message. I pray that the reader will grasp that hidden gemstone pertaining the foundation of a Holy Nation. In hindsight I also reflect as a reader and I have a lot that I would like to comment concerning the lesson below. Let us go and listen to – Building the Church or Ministry?
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Genesis 17:4 KJV
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Ephesians 2:20 KJV
I am very careful about how I begin this teaching today.
The Apostolic Prophetic mandate is to build a Holy Nation.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
1 Peter 2:9 KJV
Abraham is called a Father of Many Nations and upon the covenant built the many nations become One Holy Nation.
This Holy Nation is built on the foundation of Prophets and Apostles.
Abraham saw This Nation and not his little Clan and Tribe in a small making.
Apostle Paul saw This Nation beyond the limitation of Jewish rich history and experience with God.
Peter saw This Nation and understood the responsibility of Building this Nation.
We are in the season whereas we build we need to SEE THIS HOLY NATION as what we are building.
I am speaking to the churches in India and many which shall rise in India.
I speak from the African ministry building experience and I desire to share with India what we have done and are continuing to do.
I am pleading with you to prepare for the future in India.
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:10-11 KJV
India be careful how you build.
We in Africa celebrated millions that came to the Lord but failed to investigate the foundation up in which we build.
We are BUILDING THE HOLY NATION.
Paul says we must build on the foundation of Christ.
I want to say right away that we build on the foundation of Christ which is the foundation of The Son.
In Africa, we have built on the Christ part which excludes the Son.
We have built on the anointing (Christ) outside the relationship (Son).
As a result, we did not allow Christ to build His Church through us. But we settled for building our Ministries.
Today Africa is full of Ministries that are irreconcilable which are not BUILDING THE HOLY NATION.
I have put a lot of bold statements here without the support of the scripture.
I will simplify all this in the next chapter.
India you are a big population. You have an opportunity of Building in the right way.
Do not go back to our mistakes in Africa.
By the Grace of God, we are correcting our mistakes but it is costly.
We have not built on the Father-Son foundation.
We have not built families.
We have built organizations.
We are not relational but we are transactional.
We will simplify all this in the next session.
I reflect on what I see above and I am reminded that the Father of Many Nations is the Father of The Holy Nation. The Holy Nation is a Nation that has people from many nations who are ready to build The Holy Nation as God has promised those who obey His Word will be thereby building The Holy Nation. This was our second session of the Holy Nation Lecture titled Building the Church or Ministry?