- United Methodist Church pastor announced to her congregation that she is gay. She has no intention of stepping down.
- Anne Graham Lotz announced that she expects the national and global situation to get worse, as a heavy fog of darkness encroaches upon our nation at every level.
- Many authorities are predicting the complete collapse of the U.S. economy by February 2016.
The leaders of our churches are not only no longer addressing sin, but they are now embracing sin. When our economic system collapses and jobs are scarce, what will the nation do? Are you prepared for the shaking that is to come? Dark days are ahead and the Church is not ready.
Most people are continuing about their daily routines as though nothing has changed, as though tomorrow and the next day and next year will be the same as they always have been. But today things are not as they were a year ago, and they will likely be drastically different one year from now.
As America continues to elect worldly leaders, and as churches continue to allow sin in the congregation and pastoral staff, we will continue to see the accelerated decline of this country.
With God, there is no warm zone. Everything is either hot or cold, righteous or wicked. Are you walking with God, or away from Him?
In John 14, Jesus said:
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him (John 14:21).
Are you a person who confesses to know God, but does not walk in His ways?
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him (I John 2:4).
What is the truth?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
Beloved, if you are truly a child of God, you will not only confess His Name, but you will keep His commandments. You can either walk with Him (according to His ways), or you can walk apart from Him (according to the ways of the devil). Good and evil do not walk hand in hand.
If you have given worldly activities more attention than you have given to God, then today, fall to your knees and repent. This world is rapidly falling apart. It is time to get right with the Lord.
Say this faith declaration out loud: Father, I repent for not walking according to your commandments. I know that Your ways are best, and You always know what is right for me. I choose to follow You. I will no longer allow myself to be deceived by the devil.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
II Timothy 2:24-26
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil . . .
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.