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[b]Warning A Wicked And Perverse Generation[/b]
[i]by Greg Gordon[/i]
The call to give warning to this wicked depraved world
A UNTOWARD GENERATION
A wicked and perverse generation seeks after a sign. A carnal, lukewarm, lax, unbelieving Church sits back and demands of God the supernatural to give value to His credibility. The spotless bride often looks more like a self-absorbed whore. Dennis E. Green said: We feast on the bounty provided by our husband while neglecting his wishes that don't excite and please us. We seek to be fulfilled by our selfish pursuits rather than by serving Him. A untoward perverse generation seeks pleasure before God. Surely the words of Scripture speak to our day lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, did I forgot to mention that God said when this happens it would be the last days. This is a generation of men that have plugged their ears shut and are shutting their vanities and filth loudly. There is no more restraint in the world, not more culture or virtue in dealings. Even the most dignified actions of men are plagued with the continually thoughts of their wicked perverse minds. Those who are walking apart, walking in holiness with God are a reprove this whole bankrupt system of evangelical Christendom that we see. The simple life of one who has fully counted the cost and has fully surrendered to Christ will be a reprove to the church and the world. There is a sleeping world and a sleeping church that needs to be awaked. A.W. Tozer said: Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society's own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender. May we be salt and light in the world bringing preservation and exposure to the persuasive wickedness in mens hearts.
AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
Our Lord Jesus Christ said that in the end times it would be as the days of Noah were. When I read the story of Noah I not only read: that they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage but also that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Alas! is it not in our day. Men with such depraved wicked minds, sin soaked, sex soaked, so that nothing is pure anymore! All is wicked! The same wickedness that crucified our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ is resident in the hearts of men in this generation.
We read further in the story of Noah and it says: It repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Does it grieve the heart of the Lord today that he had made man? What type of wickedness would it take to wish we never birthed a child? How wicked does that child need to be in our sight, how repulsive? The scripture continues: The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. When Gods eyes looked upon the earth it says: for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. What a frightening picture, of men that have ruined themselves. A hedonistic, selfish, violent, wicked culture! A God-rejecting culture. This is were we find ourselves. We are comfortable with sin in our day, we call good, evil and evil, good! And God says woe unto us!
Oh, we want a nice pretty picture of the world and our goal is to simply share with people God loves you. Could you imagine Noah preaching God loves you with a big smile on his face to that wicked generation. Do you think Noah hanged a sign on the ark saying God loves you? Come on! we are going to stand before a holy God that has called us to preach repentance to men with our lifes and words. Noah was a repentance preacher, firstly that he separated himself from the whole wicked world system, and secondly in his preaching he shared that message. The church cannot preach the true gospel until they have fully repented and are living in that reality. A separated church is the only Church! God is calling men to be separated unto His will from our rotten dirty selfish wills. The words of the Epistle to the Hebrews said of Noah: by the which he condemned the world. He condemned the world by living righteousness and staying pure amidst the moral landslide around him.
AS IN THE DAYS OF LOT
Our Lord Jesus Christ also said that in the end times it would be as it was in the days of Lot. When I read the story of Lot I not only read that: they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded but also that the cry of Sodom and Gomorah is great, and because their sin is very grievous. Alas! is it not in our day. Mens sins are very grievous before the Lord. Sodomites flaunting their grievous sin before God arrogantly. Men were unashamed in their sins and were not scared of the possibility of judgement. Today it is the same. The Moral decadence of the world today is approaching at least or surpassed Sodom of late. David Wilkerson spoke on this sickening trend over 20 years ago: In other words, If fire is coming, we choose to live it up to the end and stew in our juices! This is the attitude of the gay community now; it is the attitude of the rich, lukewarm church; is the attitude of millions of Americans who have heard dire warnings for so long they no longer are moved by them.
Hear the words of the angels to Lot as recorded in Scriptures: Escape for thy life: look not behind thee. The world is becoming more and more as Sodom in our day. Sodomy is common place in the entire world. Not culture can withstand this perverted sexual landslide. Saints of God, escape for your life let not the world and its spirit defile you. Stand against the wickedness that is prevalent, be a voice of righteousness. Scripture says that Lot was a righteous man and dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds. Surely we must be vexed also in our day, are we becoming used to this wicked, lawless, godless society? Wake up and escape for your life dear Christian. Be not found amongst the wicked in their error, live in such a way that you are a rebuke and pain in the sides of those that live wickedly. Sodom wants to defile you and spot your garments. The whole entire city of Sodom and Gommorah came out to defile the holy angels. Something in them desired to pervert that which was right and true. This is wickedness that has fully matured that desires to defile everything that is not corrupted. We live in such a society that demands men and women to be defiled and to partake of its wickedness.
Those that after should live ungodly is a Scriptural definition of the people of Sodom and Gommorah. Are you godly or ungodly? Where is your allegiance dear reader? Dare I say that many in that last day before the Judgement Day of God who claimed Christ and professed Christianity will be pillars of salt. They will be speechless, their life will bear witness against them in that day. Let us set ourselves apart from Sodom in words, actions, dress, life. If the world cannot tell the difference between Christians and the world something is wrong.
A VOICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Speak to this generation. Be a voice of righteousness! Let your voice be counted for righteousness. Speak for the Lord Jesus Christ. Hear the words of David Wilkerson telling of the preaching that is needed in our day: John the Baptist comes out of the wilderness to face another generation going to hell. A generation under judgement. A generation of religious vipers. Proud pharisees, hypocrites! This is the generation that is going to be visited by the incarnate Son of God. But first God sends a preacher to prepare the way of the Lord and make His paths straight. John came preaching repentance! Listen to his message all of you that dont like hard preaching. All of you that want to go to Church where there is candy cotton preaching. Oh generation of vipers, bring forth fruit suitable to repentance. Hes laid an axe to the root, every tree that not bear fruit is going to be cast down and thrown in the fire. Hes got a fan in His hand and Hes going going to purge you. Hes going to burn up all the chaff with unquenchable fire. This is the preaching that God sent! This is the kind of preaching that God to make the paths straight for the Master. Its not a message conducive to self-esteem. Its not a how to message, its not success message. John did not tip toe around sin either! He was told to warn people to flee from the wrath to come! Oh how we need such a message that is powerful, anointed, convicting that will bring people to a end of themselves. Stand up and preach the word of God. Preach repentance! Preach from the housetops saints let not your words fall to the ground.
This generation needs a clarion call to repentance. John came preaching repentance. Jesus came preaching repentance. The Disciples came preaching repentance. The Apostles came preaching repentance. May we come preaching repentance also. Be counted as a voice of righteousness. Let not this generation go by not hearing the word of repentance. This is Gods last call for America, for Canada. We are coming upon the worst of times, the world is looking for answers, the world is looking for hope. In a world full of iniquity, lawlessness, perverseness, wickedness, sinfulness, madness, there is a need for smiting, convicting, repentance preaching in the Holy Ghost. Politics will not set a standard of righteousness back to this world. The only hope is those that are going to be raised up by God as a force and standard or righteousness. God is raising these fearless, anointed, God-filled men who will proclaim the message of righteousness, holiness and the majesty of God. God is looking for men who are willing to be those who will make the paths straight for the Lord again. Amongst this wicked and perverse generation is God going to fine any that are willing to stand and proclaim the message of righteousness? Will you take heed to this calling? Will you stand?
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon