The church is sick and its illness has come to light. Its time for effective healing.
There once was a time, not too long ago, when the church (body of Christ) was noticeably set apart. During that time, the world saw us as different. When they felt something may have been morally wrong in their life, they’d go to the church seeking deliverance and guidance. But, within the past few decades or so, the church has become a well-blended mix in the throng! The church is sick—in need of a Healer.
Salvation is no longer being preached in the church houses; deliverance is foreign (except when it comes to financial freedom). Sexual immorality has been warm-welcomed on EVERY level; we’ve ignorantly taken in pagan gods and occultic symbolisms because it’s “pretty” or “the new trend” (in this case, ignorance isn’t bliss). The church is sick.
Too many no longer spend private time with the Lord, nor read the Bible for themselves, but rather solely rely on watered-down sermons from today’s pulpits in order to keep members. The hearts of God’s children no longer break for what breaks His. The church is sick.
Church leaders now preach that Christians and Muslims serve the same God, but as a pastor once said, “All you have to do is ask a non-believer, ‘Is Jesus God?’ And if they say, ‘No’, then it’s clear and evident—we don’t serve the same God!” (Romans 10:9). The church is sick.
The good news is this: Jesus Christ died and arose for every sickness!
We, the Church, must turn our hearts back to the ONLY God who loves us unconditionally and Who sincerely wants us (Rom. 8:31-39). Jesus forewarned us about all of the current deceptions in the four gospels, the writings of Paul, as well as the Book of Revelation.
The church is sick, and Jesus is the only One Who is capable and worthy of performing the healing. We must be willing to receive the cure.
Jesus warned us that if possible, even the elect would be deceived. This is the ultimate worst time to dibble and dabble! Win souls, be disciples, STAY READY!
Jesus is imminently coming for His Bride at an hour we know not. It’s not the Bridegroom’s job to get His bride prepared, it’s the bride’s. It’s time to examine our hearts, repent, and let the Lord start the healing process.
ARE YOU READY, CHURCH?