2019 – TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY
DANGERS FACING THE 21st CENTURY CHURCH – Pt 1
SALVATION WITHOUT REPENTANCE
The easy grace message is robbing the church of genuine repentance.
There can be no remission of sin, nor restoration from failure, without humility & repentance.
PERFORMANCE WITHOUT PRESENCE
The slick programs of the modern church are creating crowds of spectators.
“Leaning in” to the presence of God is still what church must offer. The presence of God is everything.
The weaker the presence – the greater the focus on performance.
CHRISTIANITY WITHOUT CHRIST
Christianity is not a benign persuasion finding its fulfilment in showing kindness and tolerance.
Christianity brings a sword that divides right from wrong.
Light from dark.
The Cross of Calvary is a confrontational message.
TOLERANCE INSTEAD OF TRUTH
Ignorance of the truth of God’s word – has produced platforms declaring pretty principles not powerful precepts.
Truth reveals the amazing love of God for all – while also exposing wickedness and uncleanness. The truth will set you free. Tolerance in accommodating modern trends is destroying the witness of the church. Leaders who fail to live by truth are now being tolerated and even venerated.
PENTECOST WITHOUT THE COST
The cost of Pentecost – is dying to the flesh and being filled with, and alive to the Spirit. Speaking in tongues – gifts of the Spirit – the Prophetic – prayer and intercession – are all essential to be Pentecostal.
The presentation of the Holy Spirit as a performer’s assistant – without the awe and reverence of God – is turning people away from the Spirit filled life. The Holy Spirit empowers you to live a holy life which is pleasing to God.
RETURN TO THE LORD.