PURGE OUT THE OLD LEAVEN


PURGE OUT THE OLD LEAVEN
I Cor. Chapters 5 and 6 (presented below article)
Peggy Kannaday
When a congregation has Communion, then all malice and wickedness must go, and we need to take the bread of sincerity and truth.
The church in many instances is allowing wickedness to be in the leadership; not to mention in the congregations. This situation needs to change.
If any person that is called a brother is a fornicator, covetous, an extortioner, an idolater, a railer, or a drunkard with “such” an one;no not to eat (I Cor. 5:9-11),
The true Christians who are walking in harmony with The Lord Jesus Christ and His Word are commanded to judge those within the church. God judges all those who are without the church.
The Lord commands His people to put out of the church all of the wicked persons who say that they are Christians (I Cor. 5:11-13).
In I Cor. 6:1-4, The Word of God tells the Christians that we will be judging the world, and the angels. We are told to appoint a Christian who is least esteemed in the church to judge matters of this life.
All of my Christian life, I have had other Christians saying that we as Christians were not to judge. We seem to take off on the Scripture that says judge not lest ye be judged.
I have since learned that if we judge others with unrighteous or unfair judgment; then we will be judged;accordingly.
In I Cor. 5, it is written to admonish the church “to” judge the wicked and to put him or her out of the church. It is very clear that to judge the people in the churches that are called Christians and especially the leadership is required of all Christians.
Today, we have people in the leadership with titles, such as, Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist and Teacher that have left their spouses (without Biblical grounds), and are continuing on in leadership positions. The Bible tells us that if a person divorces (even for Biblical grounds); they should not remarry unless their spouse has passed away. It also states that if a divorced person remarries;another person before the previous spouse dies; it is considered adultery.
We need to start following the Holy Word of God, or we, as God’s people will be judged for our sins of omission.
When we have to put an individual or leader out of the church; it should be done with a grieving heart for their sins, and the congregation should be hoping and praying for the person’s repentance before it is too late for that person.
It is really a very merciful objective to help a person involved in various sins to become convicted and repent.
Paul knew of sin in the Corinthian church in his spirit while he was away from the church. Paul was very concerned that the church was just ignoring the sin in the church, and so Paul told the congregation that they should deliver such a person to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the person’s spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus (I Cor.5:1-5).
Paul explained that allowing those in sin to remain in the church would defile the whole congregation and render it powerless for the Kingdom of God. In short, if the leaven is not removed; it will affect the whole lump.
Pray that all of those living in sin in your church will be identified, and they will be put out of the church; not only for the good of the church, but also for the good of the person who is willfully in sin.
The Lord Jesus Christ will be coming back for a pure and holy Bride.  The Church, The Bride of Christ should be making herself ready for The Lord’s coming.
I Cor. 5 gives us very detailed instructions as to how to cleanse our churches of all corruption; especially those in leadership positions who are hypocrites and in some cases ravening wolves.
The Bible tells us that we will know the Christians by their fruit. The Lord is about to spew the impostors, hypocrites and reprobates out of His mouth.
We need to become The House of Prayer for all nations and all people instead of a den of thieves.
Please pray that the Lord will expose all of the evil deeds of darkness in the churches and that He will destroy all of the works of Satan in the churches.
Let’s pray: THY KINGDOM COME; THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN! HALLELUJAH!
Peggy Kannaday
Managing Editor
C.G.I.

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