The true followers of Yeshua Messiah do not belong to any denomination, they belong to Yehovah and Him only they serve. The majority of believers are deceived by the notion that they have to belong to a church in order to be a follower of Yeshua Messiah – nothing could be farther from the truth.
The Assembly of Yehovah is not a building full of sinners who call themselves Christians. The Assembly of Yehovah is His true followers who are born of the Spirit of Yehovah. They are scattered throughout the earth and are of many tribes and nations. And what unites them is Yeshua through Yehovah’s Spirit, for He is the Head and they are His body.
The word translated as church from the greek is better translated as a “called out assembly”:
G1577 // ἐκκλησία // ekklēsia // ek-klay-see’-ah
From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both): – assembly, church.
A church is a building used for public Christian worship. God cannot be found in a building! Although you can say you “assemble” in a church, what you hear from the preacher/pastor in most cases does not lead you repentance or obedience to God’s righteous and holy instructions, lovingly referred to as Torah! They love to tickle your ears and fill you with “feel good” messages so they won’t loose the tithe you give them each week. Church is a business, it’s business is to make themselves money. Look at some of the popular tele-preachers in mega churches. Look into their lives and where they live.
Hebrew (Strongs concordance): 6951
qahal: assembly, convocation, congregation.
Original Word: קָהָל
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-hawl’)
Short Definition: assembly
2 Timothy 4:3 For there shall be a time when they shall not bear sound teaching, but according to their own desires, they shall heap up for themselves teachers tickling the ear,b Footnote: b Isa 30:10, Jer 5:31, Rom 16:18.
Because I love you, I echo Jeremiah’s sentiments and the sentiment of Yeshua through John.
Jeremiah 51:45 “Come outc of her midst, My people! And let everyone deliver his being from the burning displeasure of Yehovah. Footnote: cSeeRev 18:4.
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from the heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.a Footnote: a Jer 51:6, Jer 51:9, Jer 51:45. Also see Jer 50:8, Jer 50:13, Jer 50:28.
1 Corinthians 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Messiah? Shall I then take the members of Messiah and make them members of a whore? Let it not be!
John 5:39 “You search the Scriptures because you think you possess everlasting life in them. And these are the ones that bear witness of Me.
Watch for a video to understand what the “Rock” is. It is not Peter as you have presumed. When Messiah uttered the words “on this rock I will build my church” many teach that he was referring to Peter. While we know he was talking to Peter that doesn’t mean he was talking about Peter. Let’s test the Scriptures and see what we find.
Shalom in Yeshua Messiah