What It Is and What It’s Not

As a premise to what is being expressed here it’s
important we make a few things clear.

The basis of what we are sharing here is this:

Change is on the way - dramatic change.

Jesus’ Church is people. People destined to
usher in God’s final Kingdom purposes in the earth.
(Read Revelation 12)

What we are NOT discussing here are the tens of
thousands of denominations and independent
organizations called churches in the world today, with
their individual names and branding.

Nothing has changed since Jesus’ shed His blood on the
Cross. It’s still a “new and living way” that renders old and
outdated ways obsolete and powerless to bring God’s
eternal purposes to pass. Our great High Priest is the same
yesterday, today, and forever. He is the only Way to
glorious change
. Hebrews 10:19-21

This is not to say that the old in our era, has not served a
significant purpose. What we are saying though is that the
old is finished with. It is no longer relevant, and it will NOT
be used by God to bring His final Kingdom purposes to

This will be a hard message for many, particularly those
who have faithfully served in the existing systems for a
long time. However, those of you reading this who come
into this category, are not disqualified from being a part of
the “new thing” God is doing. Isaiah 43:19

As you will see below, the qualifications for being part of
Jesus’ Glorious Church are not impossible or out of reach,
provided you are willing the lay down your life, deny yourself,
and follow Jesus without equivocation.

By the way, this is not a call to be a part of some new
exciting “Christian” fad. It’s a call for God’s sons and
daughters, and the Satan “overcomers,” to come and join
with Jesus and brothers and sisters, and fulfil their God
ordained purpose of completing the work started by Jesus.

He is calling His sons and overcomers now.


Jesus’ Church is people, a glorious company
without spot or wrinkle, holy and without blemish.
It’s a perfect fit, for a perfect King.

“That He might present to Himself a glorious Church, not
having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it
should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:27
“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and
by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory,
to make the author of their salvation perfect through
sufferings.” Hebrews 2:10

Jesus’ Church (people) has been hidden in God’s
heart since before time. These people are so
powerful, the gates of hell are unable to
withstand them.

“And to make all people see what is the fellowship of the
mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been
hidden in God who created all things through Jesus
Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God
might be made known by the Church to the principalities
and powers in heavenly places.” Ephesians 3:9-10
(Emphasis mine)

“… and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates
of Hades are shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

Jesus’ Church is His Body. It’s His flesh and
bones. He and His Church are one Body of people.

“For we are members of His body, of His flesh and bones.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one
flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning
Christ and the Church." Ephesians 5:30-32

“And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be
head over all things to the Church, which is His body, the
fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:22-23

“So that they all may be one just as You, Father, are in Me
and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the
world may believe and be convinced that You sent me.”
John 17:21

Jesus’ Church has His name on it because it
is His Church. His name is the name above
every name. He is the Almighty! There can
be no other name on His people.

“’I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the
End,’” says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to
come, the Almighty,’” Revelation 1:8

“I will build My Church…” Matthew 16:18

“Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him a
name which is above every name, that at the name of
Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and
those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11

Jesus’ people are destined to become a beautiful
Bride for Jesus and they will have made themselves ready.

“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the
marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made
herself ready.”

Jesus’ people are the “woman clothed with
the sun” (Son) who gives birth to a “manchild”
and “overcomers.” These offspring of
Jesus and His Bride, finally overcome Satan,
causing him to be cast out of heaven, and a
whole new dimension of God’s Kingdom and
Christ’s power is activated in the earth.

“Now a great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed
with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her
head a garland of twelve stars.

And she bore a male child who was to rule all nations
with a rod of iron. And the child was caught up to God
and to His throne.

So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old,
called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world;
he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out
with him.

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, ‘Now
salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and
the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our
brethren who accused them before our God day and
night, has been cast down.’

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by
the word of their testimony, and they did not love their
lives to the death.” Revelation 12:1, 5, 9-11

Jesus’ Church will become a glorious, holy
city, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of
heaven, having the glory of God.

“Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls
filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked
with me, saying, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the
Lamb’s wife.’

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great high
mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy
Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having
the glory of God. And her light was like a most precious
stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.” Revelation

Jesus’ people are precious because they are a
purchased possession bought with a great
price. They belong to God and they are where He

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the
Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and
you are not your own? For you were bought with a price;
therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit,
which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Jesus' people are made up of all those who
have surrendered everything to Him, making Him
the Lord and Master of their life.

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to
come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his
cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life
will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find
it.’” Matthew 16:24-25

Jesus' people consist of those who are in
Christ and He is in them. Christ shines out of
them. They bear Christ. They have been truly
“born again.”

“Jesus answered, ‘Most assuredly, I say unto you, unless
one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the
kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh,
and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.’” John 3: 5-6

Jesus' people are a kingdom of priests. All members
are priests. It's the priesthood of all believers, not
just a few trained clergy. There is no division. He
has given gifts to all for the edifying of the Body.
It's a royal priesthood.

"You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual
house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:5

"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, his own special people, that you may proclaim
the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His
marvellous light;" 1 Peter 2:9

Read also: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; 1 Corinthians 14:26;
Ephesians 4:16; Revelation 1:6; Ephesians 5:30-33

Jesus' Church (people) is entered, and built by, a
"new and living way," compared to man's
efforts to build His Church which is often
attempted using natural human wisdom.

“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holy
Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way
which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His
flesh.” Hebrews 10:20

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who
are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the
power of God. For it is written: 'I will destroy the wisdom
of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the
prudent.'" 1 Corinthians 18-19

Jesus’ people will rule and reign with Christ
for 1000 years (on the earth), and then forever.

“You have made us kings and priests to our God; and we
shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:10

“Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first
resurrection. Over such the second death has no power,
but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall
reign with Him a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6

“And there shall be no night there; they need no lamp or
light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And
they shall reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 22:5

Practical Issues of Jesus’ Church on Earth:

Jesus’ people are located throughout the
earth. They meet as members of the Body of
Christ. Some meet in homes, some
meet in parks, some meet in auditoriums
and on occasions, the whole Church in an
area, meet in a large gathering.

There is no state, national or international
headquarters for Jesus’ Church on earth.
Our headquarters are in heaven.

Jesus’ people take up special offerings
from time to time to meet the financial
needs of saints at home or abroad, just as
they did in the early Church.

Jesus’ people meet the needs of the saints
in the midst, by providing what is needed
such as a car, or fridge, or washing
machine, or accommodation.

Jesus’ people appoint Elders who are
prepared, and set apart by Apostles
(Ephesians 4; Acts 14:23; 1 Timothy 5:17;
Titus 1:5). Elders are placed in every locality
of city to oversee and shepherd the flock.

Apostles are appointed and called by God
and have a national and international
fathering ministry. They are not the
supreme leaders. Jesus is the Supreme
Leader. They follow Christ wherever He

Jesus’ people meeting can be 2 or 3
gathered, or 2,000, 3,000 or more. When
they gather in Jesus’ name, He promises to
show up. He is the centre of every gathering.
We let Him lead and speak. The Holy Spirit
moves amongst us to nurture and build up.
People are healed because the Lord is present
in every gathering, whether it be large or small.
We expect Him to minister whenever we gather.

When referring to a gathering we should
say, “The Body of Christ is meeting at Bill
and Shirley Jones place at 7.30 Wednesday
night.” Larger gatherings can be organised
the same way by saying, “The Body of Christ
will be meeting at a certain football stadium
at 2.30pm Sunday afternoon.”

When we gather in large or small groups we
come expecting to hear from Jesus. He is
our Head. We hear from Jesus every time a
member of the Body exercises their God given
gift. In Jesus’ Church we see that every
believer is a “priest.” It’s not just an elite,
hierarchical few who lead and minister.

All gifts come from God. People are not
raised up because of natural training or
abilities. We honour Christ in each other
and give freedom for each one to operate in
their gifting. As we honour Christ in each
other, so Christ is magnified, not men.

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one
for the profit of all; for to one is given the word of
wisdom by the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge
according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same
Spirit, to another the gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy,
to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds
of tongues, to another interpretation of tongues. But one
and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to
each one individually as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11
(Emphasis mine)

The “5-fold ministry” operates in their
respective gifts given by the Holy Spirit for
the edification of the Body. The effect being
that the Body comes into the perfection of
Christ when these five gifts are free to
operate. This is the ONLY way the Body can
be perfected and matured. And it will ONLY
take place when we gather in our respective
localities as Jesus people with each member
free to operate their God-ordained gifts.

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some
prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and
teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of
the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ, till we
all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the
Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the
stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13
(Emphasis mine)

This is what the Lord said to me concerning
the above. “We will be found at every meeting
whether they are one on one, or thousands. Expect
Us to be there as much as you expect the others to
turn up. We will be there.”

Ideally, the 5 -fold ministry should be in
place in every locality. If they are not, we
pray them in, as they are the way to perfection
(maturity), the fullness of Christ.

Jesus’ people are the people in the “Way,”
the same as the people in the early Church
were. It is God’s Way and our Way together.
We are one Body together in the Way,
operating under the influence and the
direction of the Holy Spirit.


Note: What I’m sharing here are impressions given to me
by the Lord. They are by no means complete or orderly.
They are a draft of what we are seeing right now. He will
lead us all further as we look to Him. And there may be
others who can present it in a more orderly fashion. I hope
so. If you don’t immediately agree with what is presented
here that’s O.K. Try not to get angry or offended. Pray, and
ask the Lord what He thinks.

Here we go:

Jesus’ people are not another denomination
or independent church system like the
34,000-38,000* that are estimated to be in
the world today.

Jesus’ people are not “man centered” apart
from THE man, the man Christ Jesus. He is
the centre of it all. Jesus’ people will not to be
built using man's natural abilities, such as
man’s training, education, qualifications,
status, experience, eloquence, or leadership
skills. They are of no value in the Kingdom
of God, if not surrendered at the Cross.
More often than not, if not fully surrendered,
they ultimately have a detrimental, tearing down,
and separating effect, as history has shown.

“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise
according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble,
are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of this
world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the
weak things of the world to put to shame the things that
are mighty; and the base things of the world and the
things which are despised God has chosen, and the things
that are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that
no flesh should glory in His presence.”
1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Jesus’ people or Jesus’ Church is not
another denominational name or
independent church/ministry name. Jesus
Church is made up of Jesus and “born-again,”
fully surrendered, sons and daughters.
If He is not Lord of all in individual lives then
He is not Lord at all. People disqualify themselves
from being a part of the Body of Christ, if they are
not fully committed and born again.

Jesus’ people of Jesus' Church is not a registered
"trading" name, incorporated body, or non-profit
organization, and it must never be so. It is not an
organization but rather a living organism.

Any person or organization who has registered the
name “Jesus’ Church,” or "Jesus People" or
“Jesus’ Glorious Church,” should de-register
it immediately. HE IS NOT A BRAND NAME.
He is God, the creator of everything!

Jesus’ Church needs no bank accounts to be
opened in His name.

Jesus’ people (Church) requires no registered legal
Constitution. Our Constitution is the Bible,
and our direction comes from the Holy
Spirit, just as it did in the early Church.
To be a part of Jesus’ Church, all ties with
“Christian” incorporated bodies should be
severed. They will become more and more
are a part of the “Babylonian” system that the
coming anti-Christ will associate himself with, and
will control.

“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come
out of her, My people, lest you share in her sins, and lest
you receive her plagues. For her sins have reached
heaven, and God remembered her iniquities… for strong
is the Lord God who judges her.” Revelation 18:4-5; 8b

“Bureaucratization is nothing new for the Church. The
hierarchy of the medieval Church was a rationally
organized administrative system modelled on the Roman
Empire. The most obvious recent example of our success
in spreading bureaucratic structures is the denomination.
Watch their day-to-day operation, the hierarchical chains
of authority, their external dealings, and what do you see -
the “Body of Christ,” or a pale ecclesiastical version of a
multi-national corporation?”
The Gravedigger File, Os Guinness, p 153

Jesus’ Church is not an employer of wage or
salary earners. It does not employ people such as
the current denominational and independent
ministries do. There should be no ministers or
administrators being paid a salary.

Jesus’ Church does not own any real estate
or have a bank account. It’s Jesus' Church,
it’s His Body. His people are collectively not a legal
government entity.

This is all for now. I know it may sound radical,
frightening, and challenging. It is however biblical, and it’s
what God wants and intends to have I believe. So, the sooner
those who are moved by the Holy Spirit respond, the better. It is
better to start small, leaning on Jesus and the Holy Spirit
than to not start at all whilst perpetuating “old wineskins.”

The new wine is ready to be poured out, but we must now
act, forming Jesus’ gatherings in our respective localities.

There are many questions raging, but let’s each listen
carefully to what the Lord is saying about what has been
raised here. At least have a willing heart to respond to
what He says. Gather with others of like mind and discuss
and pray about what has been presented here. Be prepared
to move as the Holy Spirit moves.

I believe Jesus is ready to build His last day's Church. Are
you ready and willing to be a part of it?

It’s the time of the end of the Church Age and the beginning
of the Kingdom Age. We are in a dispensational
changeover period. Let’s get ready to move, and “cross

Joshua’s call is ours today. “Who is on the Lord’s side?”

I am the Lord’s side, what about you?

David Drew


P.S. Read Isaiah 44. The Lord just gave it to me before
finalizing this article.

P.P.S. David Orton's "A Statement Concerning The City-Wide Church"
is an excellent resource to get hold of. You can see it on the left of the home page.

*An Internet search will show research groups who estimate that there
are between 34,000 and 38,000 Christian denominations, groups and
cults in the world.