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 Where are the 'Men of Another Sort'?

I have recently listened to a sermon by David Wilkerson called: [url=https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=1326]Men of Another Sort[/url]

It has me thinking much on the idea of where are the men of God in our generation that are likened to the apostles, prophets, and believers of God in the Scriptures. Those who walked after God in the power of His might.

[b]Psalms 12:1[/b] - Help, LORD , for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.

I can name so many that have reached that 'high-calling' in Christ Jesus in the recent past, Men like: Moody, Finney, Wesley, Whitefield, Payson, Bounds, Ravenhill, dare I go on... It seems like there has been an ending of a line of men that were born not of this world, peculiar to the ways and habits of this world. Men of another sort that were so heavenly minded they were of no earthly use. And When I hear about the next man of God.. it is usually ending in disappointment. How can God bless men of God with such a powerful enduing of power to have them quite soon after fall into gross sin, or teach such heretical and devilish doctrines. There are so many people in the last 50 years that have had an appearance of godliness, but its questionable whether they truly walked in Spirit.

God does not entrust an abundance of His Spirit with a person who would not be a good caretaker of the responsibility given. He entrusts Himself with people who have been tested and shown faithful with the small things. How many of the leaders and so called annointed men of God these days would lay on their sides for 50 days if God told them too! How many cry day and night over the sins of America. Forget money, size of minstries, spiritual gifts, Lord give us even a small portion of the burden that Jeremiah had for the lost. These are desperate times and require desperate measures. Help us to see the world that is burning alive before our eyes O, Lord as we apathetically sit back in our pews not alarmed over the urgency of the matter. Give us eyes to see, awake us from our slumber.

Raise up Men of renown, not in earthly wisdom or stature, but renown for their faith. People willing to go anywhere, do anything! A generation of believes like Jacob that will not let go until you move God. The Lord is desiring to move on our generation... He is hovering over the waters.. let the burden of prayer and pleading get heavy and the Lord will break through.


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Raise up Men of renown, not in earthly wisdom or stature, but renown for their faith. People willing to go anywhere, do anything! A generation of believes like Jacob that will not let go until you move God. The Lord is desiring to move on our generation... He is hovering over the waters.. let the burden of prayer and pleading get heavy and the Lord will break through



AMEN and AMEN! God make us men of another sort for your name's sake!

This sermon is definately recommended, it details the pattern of men completely set apart for God, using OT examples of Ezra, Jeremiah, and Daniel. You can also read David Wilkerson's newsletter message with the same title at [url=http://www.worldchallenge.org/dwmessages/tscps/2000-2004/ps03_0721.html]Men Of Another Sort[/url]

In Christ,

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If the men don't step up to their calling- the Lord will have to use women. :-P

And I don't see many men stepping up. :-o

No, honestly, tonight when I was out and about with my hubby, I had such a heaviness in my spirit. Looking at all the restaurants with people waiting in line to eat out and gorge themselves- all the stores crowded with people spending money that they don't need to- filling their time and minds with more needless "stuff".

I just wanted to cry and go home. My heart went out to the Lord - for the people's hearts are far from Him.

It is very hard sometimes to live in this world- when you know you don't belong here!

I'm sure the Lord is calling some to rise up- but are they answering?

In Him, Chanin


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Greg, Amen to everyhing that you wrote! I am sick to death of status quo Christianity, of programmed church services, and powerless pulpits...God save us all; spare your people! Raise up men and women of God in this generation who will turn the church, and then the world upside down...


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Greg, Amen to everyhing that you wrote! I am sick to death of status quo Christianity, of programmed church services, and powerless pulpits...God save us all; spare your people! Raise up men and women of God in this generation who will turn the church, and then the world upside down...


Thank you for your comments Jake (JKail)! There is a restlessness in my soul and many others for the Lord to show Himself strong on our behalf. I am not wanting to be as much in the world as I can and still call myself a 'Christian.' No! ten thousand time No! I want to be seperate and Holy before the Holy God I serve. We have to be a different type of people, seeking those things which are above. How long will the Church go on till it realizes that its in the world and not being effective for Gods Kingdom. Horatious Bonar once wrote: "I looked for the Church and I found it in the world, I looked for the world and I found it in the Church!"

"NOW, Christian, is the hour for you and me to [i]prove God[/i]. But what in reality are we doing? [i]Tempting[/i] Him! To see how far we can go how much we can get away with, while souls drop into hell all around us, and the cry of the Psalmist is heard in the land, 'I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me; refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.' (Psalm 142:4)."
-David Otis Fuller

We need a desperateness for the times we live in. America and Canada need revival or its over! There is such a falling away of any moral standard or rules, people are doing what they wish, or as what seems right to them. God is being taken out of the governments, nothing but an nation-wide awakening of souls will stop this landslide of immoratlity and filth. Start today, stop tempting God, make it your supreme desire to have Christ reign in His rightful place in your life. Be honest with yourself, wake up out of your complanency and see your nakedness.


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Complacency and nakedness- those are the two words that have been running through my head for the last two weeks!

Unfortunately, it is heavier now that the Passion movie is out. I am feeling this awful sorrow. I cannot explain the feeling I have. I hate to be negative but I don't see that this will change many hearts- only get them further into a false gospel.

Even Saddleback (Purpose Driven life) is giving a 2 week Passion series:

[February 21 & 22
Part 1: “God’s Plan for You”
How Jesus’ death fulfilled God’s plan to save us.

February 28 & 29
Part 2: “God’s Passion for You”
Why Jesus did it, and how much he loves you.

Do you have questions about Mel Gibson’s Movie “The Passion of the christ”? We’re here to help you find those answers. Over the next several weeks, we have a variety of places you can go to help you understand what you have seen, including:

A large group forum addressing your questions regarding “The Passion” March 1 at 7pm in the Plaza Room and March 10 & 17 at 7pm in Room 404.
3 week discussion groups in your community exploring “The Passion, The Purpose & The Person of Jesus Christ”.]


My Dad and his wife saw it a few nights ago. He called me to tell me 'You have to go see it". It has so changed them thaty they are going on a 3 week vacation to Palm Springs and going to see Hollywood. :-(

In travail, Chanin


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