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New Life Messengers

"Contending for the Faith Once Preached"

*addicted to the ministry of the saints" (1 CO 16:15)*
New Life Messengers came about as the result of Jump for Jesus. I began spending more time with small local independent groups during my travels, doing "home prayer meetings." This was in the late 70¹s and early 80¹s during the "storefront" Church movement.

I gave myself to whatever group sincerely asked and was truly hungry for more of Jesus. It was a time when there were many "scattered sheep". Many who were looking for more than just the traditional Sunday & Wednesday church meeting. People who were searching and ready for "commitment and spiritual fellowship". People wanting to walk in everything that Jesus is offering, being involved in "saving souls" and extending the Kingdom of God regardless of denominational boundaries or religious traditions. I found a great need and hunger in God¹s people for being trained and raised up into the ministry of the Spirit. Thus, New Life Messengers was born.

Today, New Life Messengers, as a "Body of believers", functions within the principles of Acts 2:42, and is the ministry team support for Jump for Jesus Evangelism. We are based in Billings, Montana and I respond to out-side Ministry invitations.

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"addicted to the fellowship of the saints"

 

New Life Messengers Association of Home Fellowships

New Life Messengers Association of Home Fellowships are patterned after the First Century Church as seen in the book of "The Acts of the Apostles" and "The Epistles" of the New Testament which is considered to be "The Blue Print" of the Church as set forth in scripture. The Home Church, as referred to many times in scripture (Acts 2:46, 8:3, Romans 16:5, 1st Corinthians 16:19, Colossians 4:15, Philemon 1:2.) was the gathering place of the first century church. The "Church" by definition, was never a place where people met. It is in fact, by definition, "The Called out People of God". The Home was the designated place to gather.

Our Home Fellowships comply with First Century "Order, Practice, and Spirit". Order, Practice, and Spirit speak to the operation of the Holy Spirit into the life of the believer as He sets them into His Church. Repentance, being baptized into the name of Jesus Christ, receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, speaking in Tongues, continuing daily in the Apostles Doctrine, being in Fellowship(communion) with the saints, and breaking bread from house to house, with prayer. Also within Order, Practice, and Spirit is the activity of the Saints within their respective communities, to be living witnesses of Jesus activity in their lives. (Acts 2:38-47)

Each home fellowship is uniquely set in place and activated by our leadership with the home owner, upon a developed friendship and relationship in Spirit and Truth. The Home Fellowship is "In Fact" a Church Body and as such, must be staffed by those who are "Called and Appointed" by the Lord Himself to serve.

The Home Fellowship is not a public meeting place. Originally, the first century church was not open to the public. It was the gathering of and for the believers only. This was not discrimination or prejudice, but to secure the "Gathering Mandate" of Jesus Christ to His own family. The scripture is very clear in regards to mixing the "sinner"(the unenlightened) with the saints (in light). "Spiritual things to the carnal man is foolishness. Neither can he know them."(1st Corinthians 2:7-15) The gathering of the church was only for the saints. The witness and testimony of the saints for the sinner was in a public forum for the public.

THE FORMAL AND PROFESSIONAL CHURCH

Toward the end of the first century, as the church became compromised by False Teachers and Worldly Believers, (1 John 2:18-19) The "Gathering" went public, into the secular community, to meeting halls and constructed Centers of Worship, for the sake of adding disciples and making money.(2 Peter 2) Today, the "Professional Church" has become "The Habitation of Devils and every foul spirit and cage of every unclean and hateful bird."(Revelations 18:2) National Studies have shown that within the average church gathering of two or three hundred up to several thousand people, only about ten percent are truly "born from above" in the Resurrection Spirit of Jesus Christ.

The "Contemporary Church", in "Order, Practice and in Spirit", is in direct opposition to and even at "War" with and against the True First Century Church which exists today. The "Spirit Filled" lifestyle and the true believer are mocked and described as fanatical, eccentric, and unstable. (Unfortunately I must admit that "Christian TV and the Televangelist, has done much to justify this). It is not true within the "First Century Church" and it’s people of today. (Abraham had two son’s, the Bondwoman, Agar’s child Ishmael, and Sarah’s child Isaac, the free woman.) The World Church has always been Ishmael, who wars against the free and true church, born free from above, by God Himself. (Galatians 3:22-31)

GOVERNMENT - STRUCTURE - TAX EXEMPTION

The Church of Jesus Christ, as set forth in the Constitution of the United States, is immune from congress making any law against or in favor of religious freedom. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The Church of Jesus Christ and its functioning is under the "Immune Statute" and is anonymous to government identity or control. The home church needs no "exemption or licence" from the State or Federal Government to exist or to operate. As long as the Home Church remains "Private" without solicitation, legal or professional formation, without "Charter or Membership" status, the Home Church can not be sued or filed against. It remains an anonymous establishment of religion, outside of government control. This is detailed in our Home Fellowship Conference.

NEW LIFE MESSENGERS ASSOCIATION OF HOME FELLOWSHIPS

New Life Messengers has been functioning within the Order of The Home Church for many years. None of those in our Home Fellowships are reclusive or eccentric in any way. They are active and involved in the community, own Businesses, manage stores and work at various types of employment. They are involved in one-on-one and community evangelism. They are also connected spiritually and by scripture to New Life Messengers and it’s Leadership.(Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 7: 16-25)

I have given only a "Store-Front" view of the first century church and it’s blueprint. For those understanding "Kingdom Government, (The Kingdom of God) the Scriptural and Spiritual Order" of and within the Church of Jesus Christ, you will understand why the Church has lost it’s power and it’s anointing. The world has infiltrated the contemporary church and the church has received of the world’s spirit, philosophy, and culture. 2 Peter 2 gives a very clear description of today’s contemporary Church as was previously stated. As we align ourselves with Jesus and His demonstrated Order, Practice, and Spirit within His Church, we will experience "The Book of Acts" in our Home Fellowships and in our Ministry to the World.

God Bless You.

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