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|Posté le: Sam 8 Juil - 16:03 (2017) Sujet du message: Its Time To Repent A Call For The Church To Repent And Tu
With the new millennia, there is an attitude that bigger is better, and more is better; such an attitude reeks of our pride. It is due to this attitude which has integrated into the church so well, it has allowed for the church take on the so many of the standards of the world, that it has become no more than a social club. We as the church have come to the point that we no longer look to God for what he can do for us, or the blessing he has in store for us. We now depend on the world for what it can do for us and what we can get from it. We are not supposed to blend in; or depend on the world. We are supposed to stand out, to be a city on a hill, and the salt of the earth.
The church has spent too much of its time trying to be satisfied rather than to being sanctified. It’s this kind of an attitude that has allowed for many Christians to take a Luke warm attitude towards God, not being fully devoted to him. In fact, most of the time, they will only look towards him when there is a need that can’t be met by the world; it only then that they will go to God to get their needs met.
If you would just take the time and look around you at today’s church, you can see the lukewarm attitude almost everywhere. It is due to this lukewarm attitude, and in some cases, an outright open acceptance of sin. That has allowed for the church to fall into the state that it is. All anyone need do is take a moment to look around; if you truly open your eyes you can see the church has truly fallen from grace.
This can easily be seen from the way its members act, they treat the church as if it were nothing more than a social club. The fact is in some cases it doesn’t even look like a church at all. The very fact that sin is so commonly accepted, and there is nothing said, or done about it shows that we are lukewarm.
It’s time for us to take a spiritual examination of ourselves to see if we’re producing Godly fruit, are we really living a life whereas the fruit of the Spirit would be manifested through us. We must renew our passion for being in the presence of Jesus. We must take up our cross and lay down our lives and follow Christ and be filled with the Holy Spirit. We must renew our minds daily in God’s presence. We must study the life of Jesus and the Word of God and let it become part of us, inside and out.
The Christian church needs to repent. We need to look at ourselves. We need to look at our churches. We need to look at one another and decide that we will stand on the essential doctrines of the faith so that we will be united in Christ.
Now is the time for us to turn back to God, time for us to lay down our lives for Him and serve Him. Now more than ever it’s time for revival and it will only begin when we repent of our sins to God. Turn back to Him and serve Him as we should. God is looking for people who are willing to take a stand for Him, willing to lay down their lives for Him.