This morning was like any other morning, I check the news first thing and hold my breath as I search for news of the persecuted. As I scour for new arrests in Thailand and new attacks across the middle east and Africa. I view pictures of those suffering, those who defy persecution and worship our Savior in tents, in jungles, in hiding, and even in floods. I saw a picture this morning of precious Saints worshipping in the Phillipines in a church filled with flood waters.
Then I think about the Western church and church’s in America. There are church’s following after the god of this world, instead of the God of our Fathers. Coveting huge new buildings with coffee shops, padded seats, large big screens with sound equipment to host their rock concerts. Would they worship in a tent? No. What have we become? Selfish, coveteous, and hypocrites. Is it any wonder why Christianity in the west is mocked, and attacked?
Come back to me, is what I hear from God. Come out of her my people. The early church did not worship this way. They met in homes, and in hiding. Breaking bread together and worshiping Christ.
Acts 2:46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
What have we become?? How far we have slid. Is it any wonder Christ gives such a harsh message to the church in Revelation?
Revelation 2: 3-5
3and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary. 4But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place– unless you repent.…
Again we hear warnings from Jesus, and examples of the early church that we choose to ignore. And you expect God’s blessings?
…21And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.” 22When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 23But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.…
Does this sound like Jesus expected His church to covet buildings and money? You can not serve 2 masters.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Again I say remember what Jesus said: COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE. With so much suffering and persecution why have we been blinded? Why are we not caring for our brethren? Why have we chosen Mammon instead of God? What is Mammon? a Chaldee or Syriac word meaning “wealth” or “riches” Again, you can not serve 2 masters. Why do church’s in the west have their priorities set on money and not on the Harvest? Why is it we exude with selfishness, blindness and cold hearts to those suffering?
It’s time to answer this question, time is running out.
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Hey Team, thank you for all your encouraging words. I have often been in these places and it is for the reason to speak to these people about the truth of all things, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Be encouraged CJ that as sad as it is be the light of Jesus to those who give you the opportunity to speak with them.
In times past because I was sorely distressed the Lord gave me some words which centered around the role of a solider which I understand because I been in the armed forces in NZ.
He told me he sends to these places and though many will listen it is the ones or two that do is the reason he sent me there for as they too are struggling in that place and do not know where else to go to be with the Lord’s people.
Hayden I hear your words and the Lord’s but the Holy Spirit wants me to stand in this place for a time x time and I will honor this until I either get thrown out which has happened in the past or he leads me to another place where people are like minded.
I see a time which is here already where people will meet in their houses and break bread and be in one accord for the doors to these places are slowly closing but the pace is getting more fervent and will continue into 2016.
I hold all you Guys close to my heart as I do all God’s people throughout the world and as lead many times in the early hours will the Holy Ghost wake and ask me to pray for someone in far way lands by first name which I willing do not knowing why but he does and that is sufficient for me.
What you are on the brink of facing in the USA, here in NZ the same behavior is fast approaching God’s people here as well. It is this time which will separate the chaff from the wheat for Jesus has the winnowing fork in his hand.
I said similar words to this pastor and he agreed with me, that many of his flock are going to get a wake up call, so we will see what God has in store in this place in 2016.
Yes brother, I too felt as though no one was listening. I even asked God if I could stop warning and He said no. It is the one or two that God takes His words to that need to hear. And yes you are close to our hearts as well. We know what is coming here in America and I too wonder if people are ready. So many will be caught unaware. Thank you brother!
Amen Traveler, I am in agreement with you. Stand firm where the LORD+ has called you, and ALWAYS listen to The HOLY SPIRIT.
There are the little ones, the struggling and obedient ones who need to hear the Word from The LORD+. Nothing else can encourage those except hearing from HIM+.
Go and work as The LORD+ has called you.
Bless you there in NZ.
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Thanks for sharing.
Amen – Was lead to this church where I am to go until the Lord tells me different. Just before the day they call christmas they had a carol service.
After the Pastor came to me and started chatting with me. In the process I said to him that it makes me so sad to come to a place like this and during worship I see people doing whatever on their smartphones.
His response was, I am not here to make them guilty. To which I replied, that may be so, but you are here to preach the word of God and the Holy Ghost will convict these people. Just then he said he had to go and chat to other people.
I am praying that the Lord gives me more opportunities to speak with this man again for his sake. These ones have lost all reverence and holiness for God Almighty. And when the persecution comes and it will, these ones may be ones who run back into the world. This will be in part because of what is being said from the pulpit, the rest is their responsibility.
I intend to give him some words from Charles Spurgeon who makes it very clear Christmas is nothing more than a pagan festival and those who follow the custom of observing Christmas, follow not the Bible but pagan ceremonies.
Yes brother, I have seen the same things. And Pastor’s who preach only feel good gospel. I have a church like that here, I like the people but I’m struggling on all the feel good things. Standing in prayer with you for words and guidance. I’m praying for God to send you many blessings this year!
Time is most certainly running out. Move away from these idolatrous organizations. Come out from them. Flee from ground zero!
If you are able and have the LORD’S+ Anointing , open your mouth and WARN THEM. They are heading for a nightmare they will not be able to wake up from.
CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE!
Thank you for this warning. He who has ears to hear let him hear.
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