Rev 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. Rev 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Rev 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; Rev 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Rev 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
We can see clearly how God had the Prophet speak to His people. God referred to them in the most severe tone as impudent, stiff-hearted and downright rebellious. I am sad to have to say it, but this seems to be a very common problem in our churches today. The thing is, God's not speaking about the unsaved: He's speaking to His people. Truth: some will hear and obey, while another set will be downright stubborn. God constantly warned His children by way of His Prophets. He is still warning today by way of a very few true Prophets.
I have had far too much experience and have seen way too much in the form of deadness, stench, dead bones and rotting flesh in the place called church. How can any one of us who call ourselves "a disciple of Jesus", be even remotely associated with all this dead, lifeless, stinking corpse of the thing that we call church!!! God's remnant cannot allow discouragement or failures of the dead, flesh eating church to cause us to fall away. Jesus has told us in Rev 18:14 to come out from her and be separate. We are to absolutely break off any union or alliance that we had with the dead flesh eating church. Get out of this flesh eating monster now! Why are you tarrying?
We are to be different: different in the way that we walk; the way that we talk; the way that we dress and in the way that we live. It is plain and simple: we are to be more like Him....not more like this world. There is too much of defilement; too much of money hoarding....that it almost feels like money laundering. There are prosperity messages sufficient to knock you senseless. Purity and holiness seems to be a thing of the past. How can a disciple of Jesus live a lavish life style and have no care about the widow sitting in our congregation with six (6) hungry mouths to feed. Are you still in such a place? It is high time to come out of her. What a bunch of bologna! Why do I need three (3) houses costing $12.5 Million dollars. That is not prosperity: that is nothing but greed.
The church leaders are fooling themselves and their congregations by thinking that they are so wealthy. Well, do I have news for some of you preachers out there. You're a bunch of thieves with an insatiable appetite like greedy dogs. The people are not the ones robbing God....you are!!!
You have robbed God's House of prayer, worship, miracles, signs, prophecy, healing, discernment, gifts of the Spirit and love. There are people sitting in your midst with the gifts. What do you do? You shun them....call them crazy....silence them, thereby aborting their ministries. You are so blind. The love of money has made you blind and deaf to the cries of the helpless, the needy, the downtrodden, the hurting and the broken. What a shame!! Prophets have warned you. Jesus has warned you. Yet, you continue on even after these several warnings in your campaign for grabbing hold of more and more of this world. There is a price to pay preachers. This is your time to repent and return to God: maybe your last opportunity. Your motto should have been and should be "NOT FOR SALE".
There is certainly a "famine" of fellowship among the brethren. We are truly in a solitary time. We as the true remnant must find a way to function outside the gate, so that the King of Glory can come in. Are you going to let Him in? I am! There are many self-proclaimed prophets speaking "thus saith the Lord"....speaking divination and lies and made up visions and dreams or adding their own thoughts to something that God might have started.
Some are even justifying what the true ones are declaring as some kind of confirmation of things some self- proclaimed prophet or Prophetess has said to them. Once again, their motives are for selfish gain. Some of them even charge $20 per month to offer their services as a "Life Coach" on the web. They sell books and tapes by the thousands and whatever else they can think of to entice and seduce you into purchasing their wares. Yes saints, there is certainly a lot of seduction and deception at work that involves greed and coveting. People are not being delivered and set free from their demons.
They go down to the altar and instead of leaving free, they leave in worse shape than when they came. They are still bound, wearing bandages and strongholds double the size of New York City. Where is the reverential fear for God? We must all determine to live lives of sanctification, purity and holiness. It's the things of God that make us wealthy....that's the riches that the Prophet Stephen and I crave and are chasing after on a daily basis. We are not satisfied with a little.
And we truly have to up our game in worship and praise, so that we become unsatisfied worshipers, craving, desiring and wanting more of God. We must continue on to the point where worship and praise begins to drip off our lips like honey. Can you just imagine this? I can. I have been there before. We have to get back to that place and if the Lord will permit, even go beyond to a higher place with Him. Our very life depends on it. So let's all get busy for our King, the Lover of our souls. Be a partaker of the good things of God, not of the things that will surely corrupt, defile and contaminate us. In His Service
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