Ekklesia (The Church) – Part 2 – Apostle Joseph Ziba

Ekklesia (The Church) - Part 2 - Apostle Joseph Ziba

FOUNTAIN OF VICTORY CHURCH INTERNATIONAL

EKKLESIA (THE CHURCH) – Part 2 – 16th August, 2020

By Apostle Joseph Ziba

Ekklēsia

(Continuation of Part 1)

“…And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:13-18

”Ekklēsia” is the Greek word for church.

In verse 17, Jesus perceived Peter’s response as a revelation from God the Father.  Hence, He told Peter that He will build His Church upon ”…this rock” of revelation. Church is God’s revelation. No man knows the Church unless God reveals it to him.

Unfortunately, some churches are built merely on a gift not revelation. The fact that you know how to preach isn’t a qualification for you to open your own church. It’s for this cause that some churches have turned unto organizations where people steal in the name of God. That’s why today we don’t have the Church which the gates of hell cannot prevail against.

Jesus told Peter that, “…thou art Peter, [Greek: Petros] and upon this rock [Greek: Petra] I will build my church…” ‘Petros’ means small rock and ‘Petra’ means big rock. Thus, Jesus reveals to us that He’ll build His Church upon the revelation of Christ. Church is built on Christ; Christ is the revelation of the Church.

“Christ” is “Christos” in Greek; it means Messiah or Savior. Commonly, it denotes the anointed one and his anointing. Etymologically, “Christos” is derived from a verb (an active word) “chriō” which means to smear or rub with oil or simply ‘to anoint’. Therefore, “Christos” isn’t merely the anointed one. Rather, He is the one who has the anointing and is constantly anointing others.

When Peter told Jesus that He is the Christ, he meant that He’s the one who anoints people. When Jesus heard that, He immediately pointed Peter to a group of people that He anoints—the Church.

Church is a group of people that are anointed by Jesus. It’s the only group on earth that has constant access to the anointing of Jesus. If you are part of the Church and feel like you aren’t anointed, the devil is lying to you.

Church is a group of people that are anointed by Jesus. It’s the only group on earth that has constant access to the anointing of Jesus. If you are part of the Church and feel like you aren’t anointed, the devil is lying to you.

In Exodus 30 from verse 22, God gave instructions to Moses on how to make anointing oil and how to use it. That anointing had a scent which attracted God. It was meant only for those who would serve in the temple and the vessels therein.

In doing that, God had an eternal plan of building a kingdom of priests (Revelation 1:6).

”For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?” 2 Corinthians 2:15-16

Today the scent of the knowledge of “Christos” is manifested in us. It’s not only smelled in church but everywhere we go. In our work places, business places and even our homes we carry the smell of Christ. Demons know it.  That’s why we win daily.

If you are part of the Church you need to be conscious of the sweet fragrance of Christ emanating from you. When you come into a place of evil people they hate you because out of you flows the scent of death to them. They smell it that you are from another camp. But when you come into the place of believers, you release a scent of life.

Exodus 30 verse 29 shows that anointed vessels made holy those that touched them. Hence, if you are part of the Church you are anointed and everything that you touch gets affected. What’s intended to hurt you will be hurt. This Corona virus is no exception!

”When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” Psalms 105:13-15

When the children of Israel moved from one nation to another God preserved them. He made sure no man did them any harm as they were His anointed. God will preserve you. In Jesus Name!

You only need to honor the anointing of God. Respect those that are anointed. The anointing that you respect is the one that works for you. May God give you wisdom on how to honor the anointing!

TAKE NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible.

 

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Apostle Joseph Ziba is a renowned teacher and preacher of the Word of God. He is the President and founder of Fountain of Victory Church International whose headquarters is in Blantyre, Malawi. His ministry is characterized by special move of God, Miracles, Signs and Wonders and thematic teaching of the Word of God.

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