Monday, October 17, 2011

Gotta Love This !


Jewel said...

I listened to the righteous fisking of Joel Osteen afterwards. Wow. I noticed this infiltration of the evangelical church I was attending about 20 years ago, when this sort of psychobabble started infecting the language of the elders and pastors.
The video with the people testifying to what Christ has done for them. This is something that we used to do in church, to bolster our faith and to exhort the sinners to repentance. Now we have replaced it with theaters and group therapy.

Marcel said...

The blind lead the blind.
I was telling a fellow the other day ;
'If I went to any Churches around here they would throw me out.'

As the Lord said ,the way is narrow and few be there to find it.

Unless the Lord had left us a remnant we would have been like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jewel said...

Sadly, brother, we are quickly going that way. I wonder if house churches are now the way to go.

Marcel said...

Hi Jewel,

I read this this morning from D. Wilkersons daily e-mail devotionals

by David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 - April 27, 2011]

The seventh chapter of Micah contains one of the most powerful messages on the
new covenant ever preached. In this incredible sermon, Micah is speaking to
natural Israel—yet he is also speaking to the church of Jesus Christ in these
last days. He begins his sermon with a heartbroken cry—one that is still being
heard from spiritually starved believers around the world today: “Woe is me! .
. . There is no cluster to eat” (Micah 7:1).

Micah is describing the effect of a famine in Israel—a famine of food and of
God’s Word. It echoes the words of an earlier prophecy by Amos where the Lord
says: “Behold, the days are coming . . . that I will send a famine on the
land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words
of the Lord. They shall . . . run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but
shall not find it” (Amos 8:11–12).

It was harvest time in Israel and the vineyards should have been bursting with
fruit, but there were no clusters hanging from the vines. Micah watched as
people went into the vineyards looking for fruit to pick and finding none. In
his prophetic eye, Micah saw multitudes in the last days running from place to
place, seeking to hear a true word from God. He envisioned believers scurrying
from church to church, from revival to revival, from nation to nation—all
seeking to satisfy a hunger and thirst for something to nourish their souls.
The cry is still heard, “Woe is me—there is no cluster!”

There is a great famine in the land. Yet, in spite of multitudes running about
looking for spiritual food, those who truly desire God’s Word comprise only a
remnant (see Micah 7:14, 18). This is certainly as true today as it was in
ancient Israel. Few Christians today truly hunger to hear the pure word of the
Lord. Instead, the majority fatten themselves on Sodom’s apples, feeding on
the straw of perverted gospels.