We know that all churches have flaws. They are all made up of imperfect people who know they need Jesus. Leaders are prayerfully looking at their individual church to determine the best way to lead, and preach sermons that are aimed to help their flock grow. Christians point fingers at this churches flaws and that churches shortcomings. But, on a broader scale, each individual church makes up The Church, and there is mega sin rampant that we are not going to get away with.
Do you care?
We have a desperate need to repent. There is this common unsaid notion among us that states, “I am saved, I love Jesus and know what He has done for me, but I can choose to do what I want because my sins are covered.” We aren’t questioning, caring or seeking if we are truly obeying Jesus. We think as long as I’m not doing this or that, surely this little sin isn’t a big deal. We don’t look at each thought and each choice we make in light of pleasing God. And we just continue in it.
Luke warm. Stained. Forgetting that our Groom returns for an unblemished bride. Walking all over the cross by holding onto just a little bit of the Truth.
Do we care?
The Israelites didn’t care. God told them to keep the Sabbath and for 490+ years they didn’t. They thought, oh but we keep the other commandments, surely this little thing isn’t a big deal. But, it was wrong in God’s sight and so their enemy came and they went into slavery. There will always be consequences for our disobedience.
Look around, our enemy is coming! You can see it in the news and all around us. This is a cry to Believers everywhere, in all churches. It is time to take our disobedience seriously. It is time to think about our choices in light of pleasing Jesus. It is time to pray and repent for The Church. I am saying this to myself as well…we can not go on like this.
“And My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land”
(2 Chronicles 7:14).