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.
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.
Sadly, brother, we are quickly going that way. I wonder if house churches are now the way to go.
Hi Jewel,I read this this morning from D. Wilkersons daily e-mail devotionalsWHAT IS PAST IS PROLOGUE---------------------------WHERE DO WE GO TO EAT?by David Wilkerson[May 19, 1931 - April 27, 2011]The seventh chapter of Micah contains one of the most powerful messages on thenew covenant ever preached. In this incredible sermon, Micah is speaking tonatural Israel—yet he is also speaking to the church of Jesus Christ in theselast days. He begins his sermon with a heartbroken cry—one that is still beingheard 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 ofGod’s Word. It echoes the words of an earlier prophecy by Amos where the Lordsays: “Behold, the days are coming . . . that I will send a famine on theland, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the wordsof the Lord. They shall . . . run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, butshall not find it” (Amos 8:11–12).It was harvest time in Israel and the vineyards should have been bursting withfruit, but there were no clusters hanging from the vines. Micah watched aspeople went into the vineyards looking for fruit to pick and finding none. Inhis prophetic eye, Micah saw multitudes in the last days running from place toplace, seeking to hear a true word from God. He envisioned believers scurryingfrom church to church, from revival to revival, from nation to nation—allseeking 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 aboutlooking for spiritual food, those who truly desire God’s Word comprise only aremnant (see Micah 7:14, 18). This is certainly as true today as it was inancient Israel. Few Christians today truly hunger to hear the pure word of theLord. Instead, the majority fatten themselves on Sodom’s apples, feeding onthe straw of perverted gospels.
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