Don't watch much television, and after last night I'll watch even less, if any at all.There was an advert on t.v last night that just shows how much the enemy is laughing at what we call Christianity here in the west.It was with two children, they came downstairs into the kitchen and said 'Morning Mum''Mum' was a man, dressed in an outfit like a chef.Then 'Dad' came in and said goodbye, just before going out to work.'Mum' said, 'Haven't you forgotten something?'Then they kissed.I was thinking maybe it was a comedy, but that was not how it came across. Neither was it funny.My son looked at me, and I at him.No doubt you know, that Colorado has banned the Bible, as such, because of verses that speak against homosexuality.What, with Lakeland, purpose driven, entertainment orientated churches etc, when will enough be enough for the Church in the west?Or is it, anything goes?When is there going to be a solemn assembly? If what is taking place is grieving us, don't you suppose God, a holy God, is even more grieved at what He sees taking place?And yet, the apathy is astonishing. No one cares. We want revival, and a spiritual awakening at too cheap a price.Since we refuse to pay the price, the results are seen displayed in the world.Oh, I know, we can use the excuse that this is the last days, but what's that suppose to mean?We can pay the price of revival, or pay the price of not having revival.Which is it?
We want revival, and a spiritual awakening at too cheap a price.
We can pay the price of revival, or pay the price of not having revival.
Hi Enid,I read your post last night and didn't have time to respond, but I've been thinking of it since then and felt compelled to consider these things.
when will enough be enough for the Church in the west?
When is there going to be a solemn assembly?
If what is taking place is grieving us, don't you suppose God, a holy God, is even more grieved at what He sees taking place?
And yet, the apathy is astonishing. No one cares.
Oh, I know, we can use the excuse that this is the last days, but what's that suppose to mean?
"I have reserved to Myself" (from Romans 11:2-5)
Hi Everyone,I just wanted to thank you all for your messages. I have been saddened by this myself. I am happy to find others with the same thoughts. I have been having issues with "the church" lately. I don't even know if I should continue going, because I feel that it's all a mockery and it angers and frustrates me so much. I'm so sick of listening to watered down pastors. Where can I find a pastor who is alive and on fire? In my area, I find none. I wish I had someone to go to. I feel like I can't even find another Christian in the area who has a love life for Christ and not for this world. In Jesus,Candy
Isn't it strange how people who are genuinely seeking after God's glory seem to be scattered all over the globe?I'm here in my remote part of the world, some here, some there, and languishing in churches that don't give two bits for the Gospel.I trust God to do what He has to do.I know He will. Soon.
Lor-e and Phil, you both hit the nail on the head, so to speak. Lor-e, your post was so sweet, comprehensive and in the mind of God. Thank you.That languishing might be provoking those that have been reserved. Let's assume we were all in churches that taught the full counsel of the Word with power and anointing; would we grow complacent, would we fall asleep and not appreciate the fullness. Quite possibly not, but also quite possibly so.So, I think this languishing has been and will be continually provoking us to holiness and seeking Him. Remember in Ezekiel 9? Verse 4 - "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst." (NASB)Now I don't want to be accused of taking scripture out of context and yes this is talking about Jerusalem and those in that city. But should it not mirror and has it not testified to those before us that cried out against all the iniquity of the land. Let us take heart, the Lord will hear our cry, but let us anguish, languish and groan now, for we will be comforted later!
Yet He has provided a way, by this website, for us to see that there are others. A way to encourage each other and teach each other that which He would have us to know. It wasn't too many years back that this would not have been possible. I praise Him that He has given me you, my brothers and my sisters. What a joy it will be to come together in glory!
Candy - I can relate very much to what you wrote and I get the impression that others here can also relate. I've been clinging to this for hope for a year or two now: "...if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another..." I've cried out to him "send me someone to help me! I can't take it any more God!" He is close to the broken hearted. I have no one right now that Is like-minded. I don't like the internet, I wish everyone "here" - that we could all be together face to face. I have to stop trying to do things my way and trust him to provide for me. Who else will? The sweetest fellowship with believers I've experienced has been after the most painful times of loneliness and rejection.
Candy, your post has blessed me greatly. More then I am able to explain.Thank you sister.