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Ekklesia


imageThe word “Church” is a loan word from Arabic, according to a large Indonesian dictionary is ‘the set of the people’. Is synonymous with the word ‘Church’ is derived from the Portuguese ‘igreja’ is the word that is absorbed from the Portuguese. The word ‘church / church’ in the original Greek New Testament Bible was written with the word εκκλησία (ekklesia) which means the called out (ek = out; klesia of said kaleo = call); a collection of people who were called out of the world to be a disciple of Christ.

Εκκλησία Greek word (ekklesia) is generally used for the general assembly of townspeople gathered formally so that the word ekklesia means ‘meeting / session’ The essence of the ecclesia is Qadosh and Apostolos In Hebrew, qadosh, which means “to separate or not mixed with other”. Speaking about the holiness of God is talking about “otherness” His thrilling. And, this holy God desires His chosen people, to reflect his person.

1 Peter 2: 9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people belong, that you may proclaim the great deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” . We are called out of the darkness of this world first to be holy / Qadosh, because our God is holy, which means we are separated from this world where we have to know the boundaries between holiness and worldliness that we are different from those who do not know God, we a nation that elected and chosen in order to be obedient children of God.

We chosen not to do as we want, but to do as God wants. As Christians, holiness is a must and very basic. We will not face to face with God when we are away from holiness but also that we are not the people who are exclusive, physically separate themselves from society, from family or from people who do not believe in the Lord Jesus. Boundaries between holiness and worldliness that we must keep to establish a new paradigm based on the mind of Christ and our actions according to the truth of God’s Word.

When we’ve been in Zone Qadosh, enjoy the presence of God in our fellowship with Him, we must realize that we still have an important task that the Lord Jesus commanded us that being a Apostolos. Matthew 28: 19-20 Say: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And know, I am with you always, to the end of time “. Αποστολος-apostolos word comes from the verb αποστελλω – apostello, “send, sent”. used as a substantive means a person who is sent, messenger / ambassador.

Many Christians when it is in the community Qadosh, they no longer want to be a apostolos into the world, so who will preach the gospel? We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people belong, that we may proclaim the great deeds of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. When we become a nation that is chosen, we will be priests who serve the King of kings and live in holiness and to preach the gospel of salvation to all nations in the world.

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