THE SAD CONTRASTING SIGNS IN THE CHURCH TODAY
I felt the Lord put on my heart at the beginning of the year that 2019 was going to be a year where the Bride of Christ (The Church) was going to proactively prepare herself for the soon coming Bridegroom. This includes Repentance and Revival amongst Believers and this change would produce an awesome ingathering of new souls into the Kingdom of God as the Church made a fresh commitment to fulfil the Great Commission. I have received reports from various areas here in Australia and around the world that this is happening. I have already mentioned Hillsong church’s theme REVIVAL IS IN THE AIR, with the same thrust that I have expressed here. I feel we also need to pray for the Church around the world that is not yet responding to this calling and drawing of the Holy Spirit. The Prophet I have mentioned a few times recently has highlighted some of the dangers facing the 21st century church, I am going to list them here, as the enemy is working overtime at deceiving Believers by compromising truth, there are numerous things I see that appear on the surface to be ok but in reality is far from the truth.
SALVATION WITHOUT REPENTANCE
It is the Holy Spirit that convicts the unbeliever and gives him the ability to respond. We are not told to tell sinners to “try Jesus” or come down the front, and “pray a prayer” and now you are saved. Sadly, there are many sitting in our churches that have never experienced the life changing experience of being born again.
PERFORMANCE WITHOUT PRESENCE
Worship in so many churches has become a spectator “sport” while people on the platform “perform”. We must come back to corporate Holy Spirit worship, and see the “cloud descend”.
TOLERANCE INSTEAD OF TRUTH
Oh how easy it is to compromise truth as we don’t want to be called “old fashioned” let us take a strong but loving stand against anything that would compromise the truth of the Word of God.
PENTECOST WITHOUT THE COST
Sadly, it is “popular” (in most places) to be a Charismatic these days, but there is a constant major cost if we are to live daily the Spirit filled life (Eph. 5:18). I recently joined an A/G Ministers Forum on FB, (it seems to be primarily American. One of the first questions I read fro discussion was : is speaking in tongues important anymore? I was shocked that such a question could even be asked. Having an using our prayer language is as important today as it was on the Day of Pentecost. We must daily edify ourselves as Paul admonishes us in 1 Cor. 14:4. there will always be times when we know not how to pray but can use our prayer language Rom 8:26.
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE
Sadly, many Christians do not seem to be very disturbed by the mass murder of unborn babies every day around the world !!!!
He goes on with many other areas that are becoming obvious dangers to the 21st Century church. Paul writing to the Church in Rome tells us that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation (Christ’s return) is nearer than when we first believed. Romans 13:11NKJV.
Let us pray the EVERY BELIEVER EVERYWHERE will wake up and prepare for the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ Amen