In measuring property lines there is a benchmark that is used when there is a question as to where the true property boundaries lie. Going back to this "benchmark", the original standard of measure, then solidifies the property lines.
Just as the benchmark is used to the natural it also is needed in the spiritual aspect of the church. The property lines of the church, their purpose, has been obscured by the traditions of man; by performance and works. Our property line needs to be remeasured according to the "original standard of measure" that was established by Jesus for His body.
There is the need for us to find our original purpose here on earth instead of longing for a place in heaven so we can leave this troubled earth. The answer is not to leave earth for heaven; it's actually ours already, but to bring heaven to earth to bring change to the earth.
It is imperative we, the body of Christ, reconnect with the original mandate from God to go into all the earth and establish the kingdom and reconcile all men back to God (2 Cor 5:18-20). There is much darkness upon the earth because we have not been the light to it by dispelling it. Lets go back to the original standard that was given to us and begin to effect the world with God's glory that is within us. Time to release it...