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being unsaved, on the outside looking in, I got the right message.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” Rom. 1/18. I
knew I was in sin, and I was going to hell forever. You show me anybody who
is truly born again that has a testimony any different from this; in the words of
the hymn Amazing Grace, “IT WAS GRACE THAT TAUGHT MY HEART
TO FEAR.”
What message are the unsaved getting these days, as they look at a
church, that allows sin and excuses it by saying “we`re under grace”? As
they look at leadership that fornicates and commits adultery? As they look
at leadership that`s chasing money? As they look at leadership professing the
“Love of God” for all unconditionally, then they watch in astonishment as
people are kicked out of churches? What message are the unsaved getting as
they watch churches conduct business just like any other company or
corporation in the world, just SELLING another commodity? What message
are the unsaved getting as church leadership elevates itself, commends itself,
gives references to itself and one another as they spread their marketing
material telling everybody what a great preacher such and such is? Just like
the world of business and politics, backslapping and supporting one another, a
mutual admiration society, a fan club of self.(John 7/18.) There are tracts and
brochures promoting the preacher, the singer, the evangelist, the (false)
prophet-prophetess, and not once is Jesus mentioned, as they endeavour to
build a huge idolatrous mausoleum, an abomination in the sight of God, just
like the money making corporations in the world. “How can ye that receive
honour one of another receive the honour that cometh from God only?” John
5/44. What message are the unsaved getting as they watch leadership selling
books, tapes, videos, Bible classes for MONEY!!! The spiritual condition is no
different from that of the Roman Catholic Church that Martin Luther
“earnestly contended for the faith” with back in the early 16th century: They
were SELLING “indulgences” giving the people false hope of Salvation: The
churches today are SELLING preaching and teaching because they are
“entangled again with the affairs of this life”: What a crock of garbage!!!!
JESUS SAID “FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE.” Math.
10/8. Did Jesus pass the bag around the 12 Apostles and the multitudes before
He taught them???? Whoops, sorry boys, no money in the hat, no sermon
today….I know what message they are getting; I listen to them mock churches
and leadership; just liars they say, con men, all they want is my money,
they`re just using the name of God as “a cloak of covetousness, God is
witness.” 1 Thes. 2/5.
“And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise
of you: whose judgement now of a longtime lingereth not, and their
damnation slumbereth not. 2 Pet. 2/3. Having eyes full of adultery and that
cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have
exercised with covetous practices cursed children: Which have forsaken the
right way, and are gone astray following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor,
who loved the wages of unrighteousness: But was rebuked for his iniquity: the
dumb ass speaking with a man`s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest: to whom
the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling
words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh through much
wantonness; those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While
they promise them liberty they themselves are the servants of corruption:
for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For
if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the
knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled
therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the
beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of
righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy
commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them
according to the true proverb, the dog is turned to his own vomit again;
and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” 2 Pet. 2/14-22.
“My brethren be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater
condemnation.” James 3/1. “You cannot serve God and Mammon.” Math.
6/24. “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many
foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For
the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they
have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many
sorrows.” 1 Tim. 6/9-10. I know what message they`re getting as I listen to
rock musicians and rock bands sing songs mocking evangelists and the people
of God. The church is looking no different from the world it`s in. IT SHOULD
BE DIFFERENT! PECULIAR! But instead it`s under REPROACH
MOCKED AND DERIDED, NOT FEARED OR REVERENCED.
When church leadership “uses its liberty as an occasion for the flesh,”
Gal. 5/13, two things happen, “their folly shall be manifest to all men;” 2
Tim. 3/9, and “great occasion is given to the enemies of the Lord to
blaspheme;” 1 Sam. 12/14. And again “For the name of God is
blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.” Rom. 2/24;
and then leadership cover their selfishness by saying “we are under
grace;” What happens then, THE SHEEP FOLLOW THE LEADER
AND DO THE SAME, excusing themselves as being under grace!!!
“WHAT SHALL WE SAY THEN? SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN,
THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND? GOD FORBID!!!!” ROM 6/1-2.
Rom. 3/18 “There is NO FEAR OF GOD before their eyes.” If leadership and
the church don`t show piety and reverence towards the Lord, HOW ARE THE
UNSAVED GOING TO????
If leadership is so blasé and casual, and the sheep are so blasé and casual about
sin, showing little or no “FEAR OF THE LORD”, (remember Ahab? “and it
came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel, the daughter of
Ethbaal King of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped
him.” 1 Kings 16/31) HOW ARE THE UNSAVED GOING TO FEAR TO
THE SAVING OF THEIR SOULS?????
“FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE
HOUSE OF GOD:” 1 Pet. 4/17.
Luke 12/5. “But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: FEAR HIM, which
after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, FEAR
HIM.”
If you want to be caught up in a “move of His Spirit,” then you`re going to
have to allow God to restore judgement to the pulpit and submit yourselves to
it wholeheartedly, trusting Him, because the church is under the reproach of
the enemy right now, no different from the condition of Israel in the time of
Ahab and Jezebel, Idolatrous: Every one following their own selfish visions
and dreams, especially so called leadership that tacks international on the end
of the name of the ministry, so important, befitting their BIG EGOS, totally
false. As Jesus said of the Pharisees, “But all their works they do for to be seen
of men.” Math. 28/5. Jesus “made Himself of no reputation.” Phil. 2/7, and He
said to “Follow Him,” so that means we make ourselves of no reputation. John
said “HE MUST INCREASE BUT I MUST DECREASE.” John 3/30.
If you want to be caught up in a “move of His Spirit,” then you`re going to
have to “come out from among them,” be “set apart,” “circumcised,” become
“a royal priesthood,” “a peculiar people,” a light that shines in a world of
darkness, “hating even the garment spotted by the flesh:” Jude 23. “Your
glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole
lump? “Purge out therefore the old leaven that ye may be a new lump.” 1 Cor.
5/6-7.
You won`t see people saved by being nice to them, preaching humanism to
them, all they will do is use you and take advantage of you. YOU`LL SEE
THEM SAVED WHEN THEY SEE YOUR WITNESS OF PIETY AND
REVERENCE TOWARD HIM AND YOU START TO PREACH THE
TRUTH AND “THE FEAR OF THE LORD” INTO THEM. Read the book of
Jonah again and the preaching of John the Baptist and the words of Jesus as
they spoke to those who showed indifference toward the Lord.
“For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched and that burned
with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest. And the sound of a
trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the
word should not be spoken to them any more: For they could not endure that
which was commanded, and if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall
be stoned; or thrust through with a dart, and so terrible was the sight, that
Moses said, I EXCEEDINGLY FEAR AND QUAKE:” Heb. 12/18-21.
The church and its leadership have become covetous, ambitious, selfish, little
“bless me clubs,” pretenders, pretending to “love one another,” pretending to
be happy, pretending they have got it all together, pretending to be leaders,
pretending they care, smile in your face and tell you “they love you,” then
backstab you and kick you out of their fellowships, pretending to be hot for
Jesus while they bask in their lukewarmness,