The Church of GOD In The Wilderness

The Church of GOD was not a “New Idea” during the Time of the Ministry of JESUS the CHRIST. The Early Church and the Congregation of GOD on Earth began Before the Jewish Religion – Judaism – (Israelite/Jews) which is Recorded in the >> Old Testament. <<

There was a Priest and King of the Most High GOD who was a Contemporary of Abram/Abraham, the Ancestor for Jews and Gentiles under the >> Covenants, << whom he met after the Battle of the Kings. His Name was Melchizedek/Melchisedec.

Heb_7:1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

Rom_4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

Very little is known about  Melchisedec from the Bible but he is referred to here because he is introduced to us by Paul as a “Picture” or Pattern of one of the Offices of CHRIST as a King and Priest of a “Royal Priesthood”. It is also a Depiction of the Pattern for the Disciples of CHRIST JESUS who He has made Kings and Priests to the Most High GOD, the Father of a Holy Nation of a Royal Priesthood.

Rev_1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev_5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

1Pe_2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Tit 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Tit 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Tit_2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Israel & The Mosaic Dispensation



Afterwards, over 400 years later, the “Church and/or Congregation” of Israel came into Being. It was an Aggregate of twelve (12) Tribes under the Auspice of one GOD. It became the Nation of Israel – the Jews/Hebrews during the >> Mosaic Dispensation << a period which took place after the Deliverance of the Jews from Slavery in Egypt. The Old Testament and Israel is a “Prophetic Panoramic Picture” or a Pattern of the Entire “Human Race” and the Problematic History of Mankind attempting to Exist without GOD.

Exo_12:3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

Exo_16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

Act_7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

The Way, The Truth & The Life

Joh_14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


Heb_10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

CHRIST JESUS Fulfilled the Law of Moses at the Culmination, Abrogation and Eventuating of the >> Mosaic Dispensation and the Law of Moses << which was the >> Prophecy << and a Foreshadow or Picture of His Life in the Forms and Manifestations of Covenants as they were Revealed to Man. It was Revealed as the >> Covenant of Works in Eden << and the >> Covenants of Redemption and Grace << for the Salvation of Mankind as >> JESUS CHRIST was Revealed in the Covenants, << in His Incarnation; His Birth; >> His Perfect Obedience to GOD His FATHER; << His Ministry of Teaching; Preaching and the Demonstrations of the Spiritual Principles of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven to Mankind; His Partaking of Death that the Elect of GOD may Partake of the Divine Nature; He Being the Ransom for the Sin of the Many; He Being the >> Propitiation – His Body/Flesh Prepared for Ransom for Divine Justice to the Divine Law of Recompense, <<>> (A Body Prepared for the GODHEAD << as  a Provision for the Way through the Veil/Vail for Mankind; a Way/Bridge across the Chasm and a Provision for the Reconciliation between GOD and Mankind; His >> Resurrection << a Way for Eternal Life and the Provision of the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT << which was Shed for Mankind after His Ascension to His Throne in Heaven with His FATHER, Continuing His Ministry as Advocate and Mediator to Fulfill the Great and Precious Promises which are Yea and Amen in CHRIST.

Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 

Rom_1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.


The Rites and Ceremonies of the >> Mosaic Dispensation and the Law of Moses << pointed Prophetically to >> CHRIST JESUS and His Eternal Works << before Eternity Past and before the Foundation of the World which is Chronicled in the >> Holy Bible << – the Book of Genesis through to the >> Book of Revelation << |  >> Prophetically and Prophecy Fulfilled. <<

Disciples of CHRIST JESUS – The People of GOD

The Spiritual Church of GOD consists of People of every Nation, Kindred, Tribe and Tongue who are >> Born Again << of the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT. << The Church of GOD that is built by CHRIST does not Require Elaborate Theology or lofty Titles, Positions or Dogma which Exercise Lordship over others, or Church Building Funds to Build larger >> Corporate Churches << which will contain more People but not necessarily Disciples of CHRIST JESUS. The Function of the >> Spiritual Church << is Discipleship, to Instruct, Train and Teach others about the >> Commandments of GOD as Taught by CHRIST JESUS << and not for the upholding of the Traditions of Men. 


Mat_10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 

Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

Luk 22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
Luk 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
Luk 22:26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

Act_20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Mat_19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.



The First Disciples 

JESUS called His First Followers “Disciples” and Apostles. During >> His Ascension, << which was the last Time CHRIST JESUS was with His Disciples/Apostles, He gave them the Commandment to “Make >> Disciple << / >> Disciples << of all Nations” Teaching the Nations what He had Taught them. 

Mat_10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
Mat 28:20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. ASV

The Disciple & The Cross

In short there is a Difference between Being a Disciple of CHRIST who Learns, Believes, is Obedient, Follows and >> Abides in CHRIST JESUS and the FATHER << and the Christian who Believes the Tenets of the Christian Religion which is Based on the Teachings of CHRIST JESUS with variations. For the Disciple – CHRIST JESUS is the Lord and Master of the Disciple’s Life Presently and in the Future. CHRIST Declares “Mankind can not Serve 2 Masters” which includes “the Self” and the Entanglements of the World which Attaches to the Self.

Mat_6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Joh_8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Joh_9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Luk_14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Rom_12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

2Co_6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

2Co_4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.