Membership

Stephen The Levite
Membership
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuuWPYQo3qg

Verse 1
Listen, this is written for long term visitors
non-committers
who get the word, but never get to work
at least not in conjunction with a church
they stay away and say they’re afraid of getting hurt
but pain is never excuse for disobedience
church wasn’t created to cater to your convenience
And God didn’t give you gifts to be greedy with
mission without the church is missing a main ingredient
I know I rushed in without much of an introduction
but membership is what we’re discussin’
committing to a community through a cov’nant
and doing the ‘one another’s of scripture with brethren
membership
it actually happens at salvation
but practically it happens in active participation
if 1 is a fact then 2 the demonstration
for the maturing Christian nothing should separate them
If 1 is the truth, then number 2 is the proof
if it’s aloof, then number 1 is a lion without a tooth
If not the elect, who’s inspecting your fruit?
Just a select group of heads from your crew?
that’s not a test dude!
It’s more like a bad science experiment
with no control groups in the lab and bias experiences
It’s foolish to laugh denyin’ it’s serious
when the only proof that you have is kinda mysterious

Hook:
This may be bold to say
but if you’re not a part of a church,
how do you know that you’re saved?
The chances are you’re prob’ly not a bit
the objective evidence is sayin’ the opposite
A body without biblical membership
is sick, and their health depends on them getting’ it
so though you claim to be in it kid,
please consider this
if you is, then show us – How you livin’ it?

Verse 2
We live in the days of the consumer
shopping’s a coveted skill and bloggers write reviews up
no one commits, people leave when they choose ’cause
ain’t nobody tryin’ to be tied down, with too much
labor only lasts as long their passions
cats dip sayin’ they feel bad with no sadness
they want the good stuff without the attachments
like friends with benefits of the ecclesial fashion
playin the church like the girls that you date then
you criticize her like you’re Seinfeld or Satan
Explain?
You sit in the back makin’ your accusations
but you ain’t willin’ to aid in her sanctification
Hypocrite!
I know that I’m gettin’ a little hype but
you gotta understand the church was purchased by Christ’s blood
And if Levi got jealous for Dinah
of course the Levite’s gon’ be zealous for the Bride cuz
we see that Haggai and Zechariah
were willin’ to work wit Israel, not just prophesy stuff
You can check for yourself in Ezra 5:1
then wrestle with verse 2 until you’re ready to die – What!?
Yup I didn’t stutter, you heard me right bruh
dyin’ is the price for being up in the cypha
It’s all or nothin’, cat’s are puttin’ their life up
but you be isolated like you don’t even like us

Hook:
This may be bold to say
but if you’re not a part of a church,
how do you know that you’re saved?
The chances are you’re prob’ly not a bit
the objective evidence is sayin’ the opposite
A body without biblical membership
is sick, and their health depends on them getting’ it
so though you claim to be in it kid,
please consider this
if you is, then show us – How you livin’ it?

Verse 3
Membership is not a check in a box
or an altar call response when the sermon is hot, it’s
privileges bought with His blood on the cross
and it separates the flock from the world that is lost kid
membership is being a part of the body
but how can you be a body part when apart from the body?
and furthermore how could you possibly think it’s godly
when God is 1, or even 3-in-1, but He’s not 3!
I know the reality’s universal
but practically it has to be tangible to the world too
so how do we gather to spur the virtues
when our anatomy has been scattered throughout the Earth dude?
The local church has entered the picture
the form of the assembly most mentioned scripture
this is what you were given spiritual gifts for
to Voltron with a squad and add your steez to the mixture
They’re also the tools used to fix ya
iron sharpens iron, sparks flyin’, it’s sick stuff
but don’t try to punk out when it gets rough
Satan’s like a roaring lion tryin’ to vic’ ya
He’s waitin’ for you faint when it gets tough
straggle at the back of the flock and you might be his lunch
Or maybe you’ll prove you were never His bruh
1 John 2:19 homie, you with us?

 

They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
1 John 2:19

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