Jesus, where do You go to church?

I asked Jesus where He goes to church, and this is what came to me:

Anytime people gather in My name I show up, whether they call it church or not. It can be two people praying together in a coffee shop or a mega church of thousands. Since I reside inside My followers, many people take me to church with them. Of course, they also take Me wherever they go, whether they intend to or not.

When I’m in a church service, a few individuals open their heart to Me, talk to Me, and listen to My voice. Most however listen to the preacher (or daydream) and I have trouble getting their full attention.

I don’t attend church to be a spectator, but to be the literal Head. I want to direct and run the meeting Myself, but very rarely am I allowed to do that. There’s seldom any room for Me in the program. When I am allowed to take over a service, people call it revival because hearts are supernaturally changed, and lives are miraculously transformed. I would love to do that every time my followers meet, but they close the door to My active involvement and prefer to have me as a passive spectator in their church. It’s painful being ignored by the people I love.

Still, I keep showing up, waiting for the day when people will begin to notice that I’m actually present and speaking to them. I long for the entire congregation to individually listen to Me, and each person actually begin to say and to do what I tell them to. Then they would begin to see and experience My glory in unimaginable ways.

I’ve been waiting a long, long time, but I’m patient. If you’re reading this, please begin to listen to Me both in church and throughout the day as I talk directly to you. My sheep hear My voice. Listen and obey what I say.

When My followers truly and humbly open their hearts to Me and to each other, they’re amazed that the way that I speak in each person is so much in sync. If My speaking in people was merely subjective, it wouldn’t so precisely fit together with what I’m saying in other people, but it does!

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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4 Responses to Jesus, where do You go to church?

  1. Marcus Hurst says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Steve. Yes, we really should be paying more attention to what God has to say.
    Now, may I ask: Can you explain in detail how Jesus gave you this answer? Did He place it in your mind, for you to study, shortly after you asked the question? Or is this “answer” basically just your thoughts on the matter? …

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