Being vindictive is bad enough in politics. And is even worse when the politicians openly call themselves ‘Christians,’ like in the post below.
But when those who accept the role of being spokesmen for God, pastors — when they vilify those whom God sent to help them, instead of embracing the truth so real Christianity can happen in our midst — this is so tragic, and this is at the heart of why America is going down while the world watches our demise — wondering what happened.
Church leaders are called to set the standard by what they teach and the lives they live — which would have saved America….
I’ve experienced this firsthand. God prompts certain people to help unity happen among Christians, Jesus’ heartcry for us in John 17 — so the world will then know. But hardhearted pastors, instead of embracing the truth so healing and revival can occur, and so they can even go to heaven — instead, behind the person’s back, they try to tear down the messenger’s character so no one will believe him. I discovered that I was being called ‘divisive,’ for example — when I was just a normal family member who cared enough to say something, instead of looking the other way.
This ‘church’ is all split up, family members everywhere, dismayed and disgruntled, wondering what happened and why it’s taking so long to fix the problem — when things were going so well and were prophesied to get much better, like they should. And we should expect nothing less! Many aren’t even serving God; though, the unrepentant leaders couldn’t be partially responsible. No, no, no — not according to them.
Churches can become dysfunctional just like families can. In dysfunctional families, only the enablers continue in good standing — those who keep their mouths shut — or better yet, those who defend the abusers from the problem solvers’ solutions that would require real change so love can happen again.
And then the enablers become the abusers too.
But throughout, God is not mocked. He can’t be fooled. And we’ll reap what we’ve sown, both now and in eternity.
God is waiting for us to abide in Him, while leadership is actually blaming God for His apparent distance, saying God will sovereignly move when He wants to move. Though God has been wanting to move all along — which is real Christianity — God giving grace to the humble.
“God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.” God wants so much to empower and fill us. He’s been ready and waiting all of this time. He wants revival to come! But it’s totally up to us:
How many more will die, going who-knows-where, and how much further will America fall before pastors get right with those they’ve hurt?
In the words of U2:
How long to sing this song
How long to sing this song
How long…how long…how long…
How long…to sing this song
It’s up to us to get this thing going. God isn’t going to make people obey Him.
Sincerely, from the heart,
Anchorage, Alaska — where we should have our act together
The Welsh Revival of 1904-05 by J. Edwin Orr: A Countrywide Asbury-like REVIVAL! The 4 Points: #1 Confess any known sin, and put any wrong done to man right again. #2 Put away any doubtful habit. #3 Obey the Spirit promptly. #4 Confess your faith publicly.
Can ‘Christians’ use Paul’s “Forgetting the things which are behind…I press on” statement as an excuse to not get right with those they’ve hurt? Paul also said: “I also practice ALWAYS having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.” What if you don’t repent? And what will happen when you do? The Third Great Awakening can start with us!!! We can all be happy — ‘ONE’!