For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. – 2Timothy 4:3
A beloved brethren of mine in America lamented on how she stayed years in a well known Pentecostal church in America and did not hear hell and heaven messages. That is, the kind of messages that search the soul of man and tries the heart of a believer. Sadly, she was later forced to move into an orthodox church in search for spiritual food cooked in the light of eternity. Oh! What times!
Listen, I’ll tell you the new tactical approach of the ‘decepticons’. They’ll preach on prosperity and riches and then they’ll collect money from my people. With the last 5 minutes or less they’ll call for those who want to surrender their lives to Christ. But note that they haven’t done a sermon on Salvation or eternity.
Salvation, hell, heaven and eternity sermons wouldn’t bring much money because the sinful churcher who gives money is hurt. So they sell the priceless soul of man for unjust gain.
And when the wicked market is sold, and the dead is made happy in death, they try to call to the altar, men whom they have not pierced with the true word of the God to give their lives to Christ. This is a cushion strategy not to look like prosperity preachers, but that is exactly what they are and have done.
To these evil men, God is blind. But the wicked shall not go unpublished says the Lord. In that day He shall treat priest with laity alike and the sinner shall not go unpunished.
The compromise is strong, and the exit from God in the Christian Church is gruesome. It is not just with the priests, but also the laity.
I have seen in the light of the Lord’s command and have come to notice that many people who say they belong to God do not really care for truth, nor do they care for scripture backed doctrines. They are in the Church to seek riches, prosperity, wealth, blessings, open doors and help.
They pray earnestly once in a while, not because they want to know God, but because they hope that after the prayers blessings will follow. And many would not pray until they’re in need of God’s help. They are in earnest pursuit of what God can offer but not God. There is absolute absence of the light of eternity in them. Their souls are ever longing for that which shall be of zero value in eternity.
The pursuit of God means nothing to many anymore and this is something I have seen among the people who say they belong to God. The true riches are hidden from us because we have sought for everything else but God.
Oh! Christian Church, if we want God when we gather, we must seek God alone. If God should come to our meetings, the things we seek will be met in His presence. Healing, breakthrough, open doors, miracles, gifting, anointing. Not only will it be met, the wisdom and understanding to manage them will come from the light of His countenance. For the God whom you seek shall suddenly come says the Prophet, Malachi. He shall not come until He has be sought by man and the Church.
…for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you…- Hosea 10:13
Whom shall we blame but the Shepherds who heal the people of my God slightly with half-truth. Who proclaim blessings for a people whom God has not blessed. Who prophesy to sinners; things that shall never happen they proclaim. They are more happy when the crowd is alive in echoes of amen than when a hell-bound soul is saved by God.
It is time to Return Back God. The people of God are perishing and the nations grow pale sick in sin and wickedness every second. What we need now are messages prepared in the light of eternity and not well crafted preaching schemed at our pockets. God is not happy!. He says to me, “Call them Back to God.”
I was in my house some months back as an evangelist ministered unto secondary school students. With the level of immorality in the society, one would expect a sermon that could guide them into God. One would expect a soul searching sermon that will help the outgoing class 3 students to pursue righteousness and Holiness with which they shall be lifted up.
What did he do? Blessings and prophetic declarations. And I asked myself; “What if any of these student die before the beautiful future he promises them?” Is there any other guarantee to man other than that “We shall all stand before the judgement seat of Christ.”? Nothing else is sure. Not riches, nor wealth; not life, nor children, nor wives or husbands. No guarantee to these thing, but the Judgement of God is sure.
When shall we tell the godless youths and teenagers that righteousness exalts a nation, but sin a reproach?
Who shall tell my people that “God is angry with a sinner everyday” (Psalms 7:11)? And who shall exclaim from the wells of the Spirit that “The soul that sinneth shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:20)? Who?
These preachers think their work is to prophecy to my people, but my Lord had appointed His true servants – to make disciples of Christ in all Nations and teach them to obey the Lord. To be as light to the people and as teachers of wisdom to his sheep. To raise and establish children, teenagers, youths, men and women who know God and whose name are in the Lamb’s book of Life. But now is the Christian Church of today full of many without the true knowledge of God and His Word. This word was meant to heal them from sin and a rebellious spirit. As it is written;
…He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. – Psalms 107:20
But because this word is lacking on many pulpits and largely flipped by prosperity, blessings and open-door sermon, the spirit of rebellion and Hades overtakes the sheep of God. And the Lord says to me, ” My servants have disappointed me”.
Prophetic declaration is overrated! I’ll say it anyway though it may get me into trouble. Keep your prophecy of God giving me destiny helpers and show me the way to friendship with Jesus. Jesus can help me, Jesus alone!
Oh! How the gospel of love is preached to those who have no idea about the coming judgement. Oh! The gospel of prophetic declarations to those who have one need:- to know God. Oh! The promise of God’s favour to those who are far away from the reach of God’s favor. Oh! The pitiful soul of a church goer who has no knowledge that he shall likewise perish. Oh! Wicked Prophets- the bane of the kingdom planted by Christ.
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