Thursday, April 02, 2009
Awaken From Your Slumber!
I feel compelled beyond words to post a brief wake up call to all who read this blog. Now I fully realize that many of the articles that end up on here are ones that I write encouraging others to personally hear the voice of the LORD. The urgency my friend is greatly increasing. It is absolutely imperative that the Body of Christ cut all ties to the world and seek the Kingdom of God - now.
I would beg if I could, seriously. I have wrestled for a long time now over my “role” as a Believer in this hour. To be honest, I often grow weary of warning and spurring others to get serious about their relationship with the LORD. At times, I feel like I’m standing on a small platform in the middle of Times Square attempting to call out amongst the madness and clamor with only the voice equivalent of a mouse. The complete disinterest and blatant denial that any calamity is coming is so downright asinine that it can only be explained as what is prophesied in Scripture. Even the majority of the Body of Christ seem to scoff at the idea that persecution and trials are soon coming to Her. In this article I won’t get into all of the information involved with debunking all of this “rapture-itis” that has infected the Church, I just want to present a blanket charge to Her.
I look at the world and it is literally as if all is in fast forward towards finality. It is not about gloom-and-doom nor is it about fear or dread. I repeat, it is not about fear! I just continue to ask who is watching? Who is praying? Who is hearing and heeding what the Spirit is saying in this hour? Today, the religious are absolutely no different than the world. Religious organizations that have been errantly referred to as “churches” offer nothing different than the world, except it is all under the umbrella of “Jesus” as opposed to just calling it what it is - traditions and doctrines of men. I don’t care anymore if people send me angry emails or call me prideful or judgmental, I really don’t. I don’t gain some sort of satisfaction from it and it is not based on my opinions or preferences. I am not the one who defines what is and what is not, nor am I the one who defined the Body of Christ. Christianity has become all about us and it is wrong – period. Good people everywhere donate food and clothes, yet they don’t know Jesus as LORD. Good people build buildings and assist others, yet know not Christ. Good people live good lives, have great morals and are beneficial to society yet they have no clue about the principles of the Kingdom. We must seek The Word of God and learn what it truly means to be called a follower of Jesus, The Christ! I am so sick and tired of this “we'll do it our way, you do it yours” Christianity! God defined the rules, the plans and the only way for it to function and that is final.
I simply cannot put into words how I feel when I see how easily Believers today are swayed and moved. So many are easily motivated by emotions and personal needs. I fear that many, and I mean unfathomable in number, will be led astray even farther. It saddens me greatly when I see so many that do not know the voice of their Shepherd, so they easily follow the ear-ticklers or most convincing ones. My friends please listen – you must hear the voice of the LORD in this hour. I believe with everything that is within me that we will all soon be tested and have life and death decisions to make. What most would write off as ludicrous is that death will perhaps be the "right" decision to be made as the time when true Christianity will be redefined.
Being a discipler, pastor, missionary, volunteer, deacon, tither, Sunday School teacher, guy with a "Jesus fish" on his car, blogger will not assist your abiltity to stand. These titles and positions will mean absolutely nothing! Only those whose title is “The LORD’s” will endure. Superficial Christianity will soon come to an end.
To all of those who read this and contemplate writing me off as a lunatic or fanatic, I ask you, do you read and study The Word of God? Do you believe that the volumes of prophecy that will come to pass could ever unfold in your lifetime? I just don’t understand how so many staunch, self-proclaimed Christians stand by the “God’s Word is final – period” belief system, yet laugh at the mention of the events prophesied within It ever applying them! We are blind, deaf and just downright stupid if we think that The Word is just some fable when it comes to our involvement within Its prophecies.
I could spend days placing news articles, personal dreams, Scripture studies, timelines and other information within this article in order to “convince” you. The fact is however, those who desire to tune into what the Spirit is saying will do so. And those who just want to continue to coast through life blindly will continue to do so as well. I'm not here to convince anyone to see exactly as I see, I simply want the Body of Christ to hear the voice of Her Shepherd and prepare. I’m really not concerned with if I sound crazy or “alarming” – calamity is coming. It is coming to this world, this nation – it is coming to our very own communities.
Unplug now from this world - its ways, its desires, its conformity. You must possess and be absolutely assured of your salvation, hope, confidence and faith. The Bride is being called out to meet Her Husband. Take the time now to fill your lamps to overflowing. A day will come when there will not be time to buy oil to go out to meet Him (Matthew 25). Don’t wait. Listen. Watch. Heed the voice of the Spirit. Church, awaken from Your slumber!
* This is not something new. Read archived articles I wrote in September 2007, May 2008 and September 2008.