Friday, July 22, 2005

Wake Up Church!

What I have written below may be considered by some to be extreme or provocative. If you are offended I ask your forgiveness but I feel that the time is short - that we must decide very soon whom we will serve - The Lord God or Baal.
I am requesting that you give your church leaders a copy of this. I pray that the Lord will have mercy on us and provide a window of opportunity!
Please do not be offended. As I sit here I feel so strongly that we who call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ have been playing games for to long inside the walls of our comfortable churches. We are commanded by scripture to be light and salt to the world - yet all around us perversion is happening (homosexuality, gambling, abortion, indoctrination of our youth, violence, child abuse, etc) and we seem to be silent and non committal (like an ostrich with its head in the sand) - are we afraid of losing our IRS status or how others may react? Are we so concerned with our "religion and our own earthly welfare and our denominations and our "church building" and with pleasing of man and our own selfish ambition that we have come to the place where we are no longer effective as light and salt. Are we serving God or man? Body of Christ wake up! Casino gambling and the lottery is about to take over our country, Christian Schools are struggling to survive, drugs are all around us, homosexuality is rampant, child abuse, abortion and pornography are everywhere. We need to preach the gospel of salvation and repentance with the love of Christ to the LOST - we will not be judged for whether or not they listen and we have not been called to force anyone - but we must SHOUT the message and warn them! Yet, to my knowledge, very few in the Body of Christ seem to care - no letters to the editor, no ads, no unity to combat evil - Brothers and sisters, WE ARE IT! WE HAVE BEEN CALLED! WE ARE TO BE THE LIGHT AND THE SALT! WE ARE THE "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD"! HIS WITNESSES! THE PEOPLE CALLED BY HIS NAME! I have been studying Jeremiah - take a look at Chapter 1 and 7 and ask yourself - has God changed - will He somehow wink His eye as we play church? I fear that we will be held responsible - for we are the called out ones! I sense so urgently that it is imperative that we stand up for righteousness NOW or we and all around us will "weep what we have sown!" If any of you have the same feelings please let me know. Perhaps we can become part of John 17:23! If not us who? If not now when?
Jesus did not start a denomination or a church – He said we should follow Him. Are we?


Anonymous said...

I agree and will be a part of what you are doing.

Unknown said...

There is a story told of a church somewhere in Germany (I forget the details) but the point was that every day a train filled with Jewish prisoners on their way to the death camps would go by. One Sunday, the train stopped temporarily near the Church, and the prisoners inside started to cry out for help. The congregation singing a particluar hymn at the time when the noise from the prisoners distracted them. How did they respond? They sang a little louder. That's what the Church is doing, my friend. Maybe it's time we were offended by our own sin. After all, all we do when confronted with the truth is we sing a little louder. Thank you for your devotion to His agenda.

AlleyMc said...

Hello PBob
"The harvest is ready and plentiful, but the workers are few"paraphrase
You couldn't be more "right"! I have so much to say about what God is calling His people do to - but so many are "not listening" and/or "unable to hear". God has called me to be a "Modern Day John the Baptist", to tell people to Prepare their hearts and make the way straight, for the Lord is coming back SOON!!!!
Thought - If you saw people burning alive in a burning building, would you simply walk by and not try to "Save them"? Well, that is precisely what we are doing each day, millions of people are going to literally be buring, and we are watching as the day approaches.

AlleyMc said...

You couln't be more "right"!
Remember the "Harvest is ready but the workers are few"! I have so much to say about what we are actually "called to do" and what we are doing. It is not about WWJD, but rather WDJD (What Did Jesus Do) and we need to be doing what He did. Are we Living Sacrifices, Dying daily to self and allowing God to use us, Forgiving others? Read Isaiah 61 and 58 two great places to see what God has called us to do.
We can only accomplish all of this be "accepting His free gift of Salvation, and then "Walking in the annointing and Spirit", by doing this, we will be able to walk in love, this just "happen", it is a "Choice" to just accept and walk in what is already ours.
Much more to say - but establish your "prayer closet" and watch God move - Blessings - AlleyMc

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God Bless
Patty Grant