Monday, February 11, 2008

THE CHURCH DOESN'T PRAY

I saw the pews looking emptier and emptier, only a few still faithful still remain, and the church doesn't pray.

The offerings got smaller and smaller, the bills were hard to pay
And the church doesn't pray.

I saw a young lady who lost her way, and found herself pregnant, she's scared of what people will say about her now, many just turn away with their noses in the air, But they don't bother to pray for her!

I saw a young man lying in a casket, who hurt so bad he put a rope around his own neck, because he felt he had NO hope, And the Church doesn't pray.

I saw a man sitting alone in the pew crying, his wife threw him out like yesterdays trash, and now he's all alone, And the Church doesn't pray for him, they largely ignore him.

I see a local church whose people have grown ice cold, and complacent in their faith
Cause they didn't bother to pray.

I have not seen sinners walk the ilse, or heard even a simple alter call in a long time
Because the Church doesn't pray!

and the hurting continue to hurt, the sinners continue in sin, and the blind still lead the blind
Because the Church doesn't pray!

We heard a powerful sermon on the Great Commission, the call to all to Evangelize, and have an influence for Christ in your community. AND THE CHURCH DOESN'T PRAY!

The preacher called for Holy Ghost Revival, we need some fire from above he exclaimed,
And the church doesn't pray!

AND THE LIGHTS WERE TURNED OFF, AND THE DOORS LOCKED!

MANY YEARS OF MINISTRY IS NOW HISTORY!

THE PEOPLE WONDER WHAT HAPPENED?

WHAT ARE THEY TOO DO NOW?

YOU BLIND CHURCH GOER!

YOU WANTED YOUR OWN WAY ON EVERY ISSUE

YOUR OWN STYLE OF MUSIC, THAT FIT YOUR OWN MUSICAL TASTES

YOU COMPLAINED WHEN THE SONG LEADER DID NOT WEAR A TIE

WHEN IT WASN'T DONE YOUR WAY, YOU WITHHELD YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS. USING GOD'S MONEY TO PUSH YOUR OWN AGENDA IN THE LOCAL CHURCH.

YOU USED IT TO STAND IN THE WAY OF PROGRESS WHEN THE CHURCH NEEDED A NEW BUILDING IN A NEW LOCATION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A GROWING CONGREGATION!

BUT YOU DID NOT BOTHER TO PRAY DID YOU??

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

When I say Hell

There is a very unpopular subject that exists among church-goers, and non-church goers alike. It is the subject of a literal burning Hell where those who reject Christ and his offer of Salvation end up. This is described is Scripture as a place of literal torment, not a pleasant subject, and that is why many church people choose to ignore the subject. I will be focusing on those within American's churches in this particular article.

Statistics tell us that 9 out of 10 So-called Christians believe in Hell, the place of torment. Statistics also tell us that there are 75 million un-churched Americans, some of them even consider themselves to be Christian, and some of those claim to have made a commitment to Jesus Christ.

Which ever way you slice the pie, we live in a culture that is extremely lost, and on it's way to Hell, and the lake of fire. It's not a joking matter friends, this is serious business, and I mean serious business.

There is another serious issue within the Christian church, and that would have to do with the indifference in the hearts of so-called believers concerning those who are lost without Christ. An extremely large portion of the American church is not actively involved in pursuing lost souls. This is due to the fact that our churches have become entertainment meccas, and religious country clubs, or full of ice cold religious folk.

People are set in their way's, comfortable and conformed to the world, instead of conformed to Christ. You can find the frozen chosen most every Sunday morning sitting in the same spot, in the same pew they normally sit in, hoping the preacher gets done with his sermon early, so they get home in time to watch the big game.

I really want to put the fear of God Almighty in you people!

When I say HELL! It ought to send a chill through your bones, starting at your head, all the way down to your toes. It ought to scare you, make you think about those around you week after week that are on their way there.

The thought of a dear friend, or a loved one entering this horrible place ought to scare you enough to prompt you think about their eternal destination, and how to reach then for Christ.

Likewise the thought of anyone burning alive for all of eternity ought to make you sick to your stomach. No one ever has to enter that horrible place, Christ does not want anyone to perish, he wants everyone to come to Salvation. A mental vision of Hell should cause one to engage in evangelistic work pronto!

That is why the church is here on this earth, to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus Christ. We are his physical representation upon this earth, if we don't do it, no one will.

We need major revival in the American church, and it will only come with much prayer before God. The preachers need to hit their knees on behalf on their congregations, and set the example, and teach on the need for feverent prayer.

Call your congregations to prayer, serious prayer, ferverent prayer!

Cancel whatever programs you have to, do away with outside distractions, and pray till the power of the Lord comes down!

Because HELL, is SERIOUS BUSINESS!!