THE SUDDEN CHANGE OF SOME CHURCHES
Some Churches have now become the house of men, full of emotions, a place of widespread and a showcase of carnality and self. And I think this among others is more severe, serious and dangerous. The church as it were, is supposed to be a place where the very essence and reality of God’s uncanny and supernatural presence is experienced, where Christians are strategically equipped and constructively built in order to carry out the work of the ministry for kingdom advancement. Ephesians 4:11-14. This explains why David said “I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the House of God” Psalm 122:1
David said, “I rather leave the tents of wickedness and be a door keeper in the House of God”. Psalms 84:10
This was not just a vague confession, but rather confession based on his experience in the house of God. This is suppose to be the testimony and confession of Christians and many individuals as we go to church. Truth be told, that is not most at times the reality. Some churches are men centered, entertainment based, need driven and full of all sought of carnality respectfully even among some pastors. The issue is, people who are passionate about God, hungry for God and who seek to encounter more of God’s presence see it as time wasting and find no pleasure and gladness in coming to church anymore. This is because anytime they come to church, they don’t seem to make contact with the authentic and supernatural atmosphere of God’s presence that brings gladness and satisfaction to their hunger and soul.
THE DWINDLING OF PASSION AND LOVE FOR GOD.
This saddens and breaks my heart as I write. Truth be told, some Christian individual’s love and desire for the things of the spirit is dwindling drastically. Some people who use to be on fire for God seem to be waxing colder by the vicissitudes of life. They haven’t fallen from the faith though, but have lost essence and pleasure in the things of God. These seem to be an attack on the spirituality of Christians and Christian leaders from the pit of hell. The most pathetic and sad part is that, individuals are dieing abruptly, purposes are shuttered and there is a vigorous rampage of immorality in our schools, society, churches and nation because some watchmen, Pastors, leaders, shepherds, prayer warriors who should stand against this seem to have fallen “asleep” and dormant. “All you beasts of the field come to devour, yea, all you beasts in the forest. His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber”. Isaiah 56:9-10
The individuals who are supposed to lift up and strengthen of others have fallen victim of this attack of weariness by Satan. This was one the same testimony given about job by one of his friends. “Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands. Your words have upheld him that was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees. But now it is come upon you, and you faint; it touches you, and you are troubled”. Job 4:3-5
This explains the reason for some individuals not having the desire as it were, to come to prayer meetings and engage in church activities.
This message is not to criticize churches and pastors, but rather to echo the cry of the spirit. It’s a clarion call from heaven. It’s a message of awakening. There is mandate upon this generation to prepare for the coming of the lord.