Anchorage City Church said in their Facebook post, last night:
“Woo! Fantastic Night of Prayer and Worship!”
I commented earlier today with just these three words:
“I was disappointed.”
It was supposed to be “a city-wide night of prayer and WORSHIP,” but it was mostly just going through the motions, acting like everything is okay and wonderful when God is still waiting for us to become ‘ONE.’ We can’t keep going around the mountain, humming along to “positive-encouraging” K-LOVE. We must climb the mountain.
The words “never let go” were sung about 50 times. Abiding in Christ was assumed, whereas if the people were actually abiding in Christ, being truly right with each other the experience really would have been “fantastic” — and we actually would have really felt God’s presence. Some of it was good, but too much was hype and fluff, to which God appropriately responds as He said that He “resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” He longs to give grace.
Most people’s hearts are just not right, so many don’t even really want to worship — and then settle for this. The leaders act like everything is great, when we’ve hardly stepped up to the plate to be the body of Christ in Anchorage, obeying and honoring Him. This was too much about something else.
Jesus promised to give us His glory so that we’ll be ‘ONE’ in Him — “that the world will know” (John 17). Now the world smells a rat, and has good reason to mock the ‘church.’ There is very little fruit. When ‘ONE’ happens the world will know. Until then, this is not okay.
One pastor stated something like there isn’t anything we can do to make ‘ONE’ happen, but the truth is Jesus has been waiting a long time for us to:
Last night’s ‘worship’ was pathetic compared to what it should be. So when a ‘church’ says it was “fantastic,” and I merely say “I was disappointed” — and they pull my post, leaving only the ones up that say “amazing,” “great job,” and “fantastic” — how are we going to get out of this “I’m okay/you’re okay,” “we don’t have to be holy to be the body of Christ” rut?
Does anybody care about how God really feels? If He was pleased, last night’s service really would have been what they said it was!
And what kind of a ‘church’ pulls a simple comment which I wrote to help us be ‘ONE?’
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.
Effects of the WELSH REVIVAL 1904-05: Whole communities were radically changed FROM DEPRAVITY TO GLORIOUS GOODNESS. The CRIME RATE dropped, often to nothing. THE POLICE had little more to do than supervise the coming and going of the people to the chapel prayer meetings. THE UNDERGROUND MINES echoed with the sounds of PRAYER and HYMNS, instead of nasty jokes and gossip. People who had fallen out BECAME FRIENDS AGAIN!!!!!!!
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’!
The Achan Factor — Because of one man’s disobedience the entire nation of Israel had to deal with the “Achan factor” among them before they could come under the umbrella of Almighty God’s blessings once again!
Wes Hall [IHOP] on William Seymour’s 1909 prophecy of the shekinah glory returning to the church in 100 years: “Let me tell you about the church in the book of Acts. …the fear of God was on the community, and no one dared join them. But they were highly esteemed. Why did no one dare join them?”
My comment on Francis Frangipane’s post: “Francis, do you remember how you prophesied in Wasilla, Alaska about the REVIVAL happening up here to such a great degree that…” | Paul made sure he was right with everyone, but how many pastors can say that today? | “There is might and there is power and there is GLORY, but it is being withheld until these relationships are made right…
[WordPower!] In Psalm 50 God Warns: “You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. … Now consider this…lest I tear you into pieces and there be none to deliver” (Hell?)
The Azusa Street Revival (1906-15): The biggest move of miracles in the history of America — The fire of God’s glory on the roof! “Even the fingernails grew back!” In 1909, Seymour prophesied the next revival will come in about 100 years! We’re due!!!