Our sincere desire is to see the fulfillment and culmination of the finished work of Christ manifest in the lives of all mankind. There is an estimated 2.4 billion people who have never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel message. Prisons are continually being constructed. Our daughters and sons are being arrested at younger and younger ages. HIV and AIDS are spreading at astronomical rates. Teen pregnancy is at an all time high. Not only are individuals homeless but entire families are displaced and living on the streets having no clue where their next meal will come from. People live next door to Christians who don’t manifest the character of God nor share the Gospel message. These are all indictments against the church. St. John the Apostle writes to us in his Gospel account and informs us that Jesus left the disciples one last commandment, John 15:12 “This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you.” John later writes in 1 John 4:12 that “No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one-another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is made perfect in us.” This is our heartbeat at Perfected Love International Fellowship.
Perfected love International Fellowship was founded on nothing less than a sincere desire in the hearts of believers to rediscover the Christianity of Acts chapter 2. The Bible declared that they (the early church family) continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. The Bible further declares that fear (a holy reverence) came upon every soul and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together and had all things in common.
Unfortunately, the church in many respects has become lukewarm in its pursuit of God and what started as powerful manifestations of the presence of God have been reduced to a never ending series of services designed to cater to those who are codependent and looking for a weekly dose of Gospel medicine. There are “church” buildings on every corner, but no real hunger and thirst for righteousness. No sincere passion for souls. No real desire to serve and bring change to our neighborhoods and communities. It was once stated that the light that shines the farthest is the one that shines the brightest at home.
There should be a difference from those who are set apart and those who are not. Unfortunately we are too busy attempting to fit in with the world system rather than leading them to a loving Savior. Our prayers have become weak and impotent and we sum it up to saying that it just wasn’t the timing or the will of God when we knew that it was really our lack of faith and a lack of a lifestyle pleasing to God which resulted in the failure of our prayers. It was not the failure of God nor the failure of the tried and true battle tested scriptures of the Holy writ. God has not failed neither has He ceased to perform miracles in this dispensation of times. God is yet capable of the same resurrection power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead. His power has not weakened, but He refuses to operate in passivity, lukewarmness, sin, iniquity, or transgression. God is still a Holy God, Whose purpose and plan for our lives is great. He has a sincere desire to give you an expected end. That means He wants to restore you, heal your infirmities and sickness, release you from prison, deliver you from drug addictions, codependency, dependency, all forms of sexual immorality and every other sin, weight, spirit of poverty, generational curse and family dysfunction that has so easily beset you and delayed the freedom and liberty He has for your life.
Furthermore, the “church” has never been so divided. We barely exhibit love towards those in our own congregation, much less those whose beliefs differ even the slightest bit from our own tradition or idealistic view of the Gospel of God. God forbid someone walks into the church and sits in our seat or has on clothing unbefitting our standards of dress.
It’s time for the Church to unite and regain focus on its purpose, rediscover passion and integrity. Do we believe that all churches fall into the categories mentioned above? Certainly not! But the truth of the matter is that its time for us to make a difference on a much larger scale than we have in the last couple of centuries. We have large denominational meetings and raise millions of dollars only so that church leaders can live well but members barely have the ability to feed their families. We preach a ‘feel good’ gospel only to have the majority leave the church feeling more defeated and empty than when they arrived. We give emotionally, with a false sense of expectation, only to return home and wonder how we will pay the bills when God had already made provision. We name the name of Christ but cannot find the books of the Bible without the table of contents after being in church for 20 years. We barely pray at meals much less do we conduct home Bible studies and we wonder what is happening to our homes. We are not super spiritual, nor critical, we are however, sick and tired of seeing people hurt and live in poverty, sickness, bondage, and receiving less than what God promises in His word to each person who believes. We are just determined to make a change and be apart of the solution and not a party to the problem.