Praise the Lord everybody! Let everything that has breath praise His holy name!
God has truly been good to me these last few weeks, He's good all the time but He's been especially gracious to me lately and I'm so grateful. I've said it before and I'll say it again, these are exciting times for the men and woman of God who have eyes to see and ears to hear the signs of the times in these last and evil days.
One thing the Lord has been showing me over and over again is that the church in America has become as a "Sounding Brass" when it comes to its effectiveness in the Body of Christ. 1st Corinthians 13:1 1If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
The dictionary says "sounding brass" means 1. resounding; resonant 2.having an imposing sound and little content; pompous
In other words, making a lot of noise about nothing, or with no effect. We have learned over the years how to put on a good show, with large mega churches and all inclusive "Christian centers" with on site book stores and cafes. I just recently heard about a church in Detroit that put in ATM machines for the offering. We've created Gospel stars and have made "idols" of our men of God who in turn have accepted our accolades and have sought titles with more grandeur than "Preacher" or "Pastor".
they are no longer taught and led by the Holy Spirit, instead, they seek Ph.D.'s from Seminaries where the Gospel of Christ is just another myth to be studied by nonbelieving theologist.
We have lost our hunger for souls and our charitable outreaches either don’t exist or are just empty religious gestures, the sins of the Church in America are many and the list goes on and on. Not to worry though because God in His long suffering love for us is telling us through His spirit that the time is now, now is the time for us to wake up and repent, put our hands to the plow and help bring in this final harvest as Jesus is preparing to come for His bride. Time to kick the “world” out of the church, along with pride, falsehood(otherwise known as lying), gossip, envy, strife, anger, malice, sexual immorality, and disobedience.
God tells us in 2nd Chronicles 7:14 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
We all know what we are doing and what we are not doing, and so does God. It’s time that we each search ourselves and ask God to remove every stumbling block. Including ourselves. The full power of God can not flow through a cracked or "dirty" vessel. That has been our problem from the pulpit to the door, compromise and the lust of the flesh and the eye have corroded our values, doctrine and our vision in the body of Christ. Those who would point the way back, who preach the true Gospel of Christ, are vilified by those who would call good evil and evil good.
The Bible told us that these times would come, in 2nd Timothy 4:1-4 1I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables
Many Christians today do not want to be confronted with their sin, they do not want to humble themselves. True men of God will be preaching and teaching the full Gospel of Christ and many will turn away to the "new" Gospel lite being preached in many churches across America. Paul talks about this in 2 Thessalonians 2
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
This is no time for the Church to fall away from faith and sound doctrine, it is time for us to fall in. Fall in line with Gods word and His spirit. It is time to repent from our wayward ways and start taking authority over our flesh and our short comings. God has made His power available to us by His spirit and we must start displaying that power in everything we do.
God Bless you all, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall