How is the church of Christ like today?
A team of players in a football match, playing and sweating, working hard to score the ball and win the game against the other team. All team players have one thing in common, to win and get the trophy as their reward.
Among the team, are referees, managers, directors, doctors, etc. All have different roles and responsibilities, but it all depends on their dedication to make the club a success and for them to get paid.
Others are fans, they are there just to seat and support their favorite teams, they do nothing else apart from cheering, persuading the players to score, they pay their money to be there, but they get no reward as this to them is just an entertainment
So, is the Church of God, others are team players, they have chosen to work hard, to preach the gospel to the nations, via radio, television, written books, street meetings, one to one interactions, all sorts of ways, at least they are doing something for the Kingdom of God. Day and night they are focusing in living for a good purpose, to do the will of God, others serve in the house of God in many different ways, some are called to tend the flocks of God, others to intercede for the work of God, meditating in the word. They spend time seeking to please God, visiting the needy, and praying for them.
In the church of God, there are others who choose to spend their time, gossiping, criticizing and destroying the plan and will of God concerning his Church. They are nothing but just fans, supporters, not even supporting a good team of Christ but of Satan, they go to church to support a particular person but their hearts are far from God.
Who are you? a team player, who knows that they are here on this earth for a special purpose, they are aware that the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ is returning for his Church, the ones that obey him, are working tirelessly day and night, preparing for the coming of Christ, they are using all the opportunity they have. They are players and are on the match kicking the ball to score and get a reward which our heavenly father will reward to each one of the good and faithful servants.
If you are only a fan/supporter! change your mind, begin to have a desire to learn to kick the ball, be in the field. What is it that you are doing for Jesus? What reward are you going to get on that day. When we are all going to be rewarded according to what we have done. If you didn’t do anything, you will get nothing but tears and gnashing of teeth.
There is surely a reward for telling someone about the love of Jesus Christ, many people think they are at the right place and yet they are actually not. Therefore God is looking for those who will build the wall and stand in the gap before God, so that he can not destroy the land ( Ezekiel 22:30). Christians who understand the will of God which l believe is to bring his people back to him. You can be a team player by interceding for God’s people, witnessing to God’s people, visiting the needy, feeding the hungry, praying for the sick, etc. You have a role to play, so play it.