Friday, November 25, 2011

Christians: Run for Your Life!

"Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being assembled to meet him ... Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion [in the original greek: apostasy - 'great falling away'] comes first, and the lawless [one] is revealed, the son of perdition..."    2Thess 2:1,3      

Brothers and Sisters in Christ I pray that you will receive this message in your spirit and that it may cause you to take action.  We are living in times in which the "church" is falling away by the multitudes.  

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils..."   1Timothy 4:1

False doctrines are being erected to please a people and keep them comfortable in their sins.  Prosperity messages, story-telling and jokes have graced our pulpits to entertain the people.  Musicians are ministering to the audience of many versus Worshipers that minister to an audience of One.  The altar has now been transformed into a stage with spotlights.  There is lack of reverence for the Lord and His House. The standard of God has been reduced to accommodate the people in hopes of maintaining memberships and gaining new ones for revenue purposes.  Discipleship is non-existent.  Instead activities, concerts and fundraising have taken its place.  Many leave the service feeling empowered but not transformed. 

 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord..."   Amos 8:11

Each day the deception increases.  Truth no longer is digested.  Instead it is rejected by those who continue to call themselves Christians.  The bible speaks about God giving these people over to delusion

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”~ 2 Thessalonians 2:11

“God shall send them strong delusion - For this very cause, that they would not receive the love of the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness, therefore God permits strong delusion to occupy their minds; so that they believe a lie rather than the truth, prefer false apostles and their erroneous doctrines to the pure truths of the Gospel, brought to them by the well-accredited messengers of God; being ever ready to receive any false Messiah, while they systematically and virulently reject the true one.” (Clarke’s commentary of the Bible)

People of God, it’s time to take a stand for Christ!  The Lord is raising a remnant that will bolding bring truth despite the cost of doing so.  Will you be part of that remnant? 

Please take a moment and see this short sermon clip. I pray this message will find a common ground in your spirit that cries out for truth!  Be encouraged and empowered to take action!  God bless you!