Discussing The Western Church and Decisions You Need To Make TODAY
Maybe you have been raised in the western church, and have not known otherwise. If this is so, you have never seen or experienced the horrific persecution that others have experienced in other countries simply for standing up for what they believe. You are probably very detached from the strong decisions that the protestants who founded America stood strongly for. They stood for religious freedom in the founding of America; yet many leaders in diplomacy today are fighting to take those freedoms away. Get ready for some strong statements…
In many instances, the western church looks and acts like the church at Laodecia: the lukewarm church. Most people are not reading their Bibles. This is God’s word! He is telling you His promises, His plans for you, and your future in Him. It’s important! Understanding and applying the word of God helps with establishing communion with Him (which most people in the Western church are not doing). They attend church for entertainment rather than to fellowship with other like-minded believers, and to grow a more intimate relationship with God. They look, act, and speak just as people who do not claim to be Kingdom of Heaven citizens, and the list goes on. Is this you? Revelations 3:14-22 says:
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
You do not know when Jesus is coming back, but ALOT of the book of Revelations’ prophetic texts are being fulfilled today, RIGHT NOW. You know whether you are hot, cold, or lukewarm. Jesus says that we should choose TODAY who we are going to serve, and do it wholeheartedly. Abide by His word strictly. Do not leave convictions without them being manifested! You feel the convictions for a reason, so seek God about how He wants you to manifest them. Be serious today because persecution is coming closer and closer to your door, which means that Jesus is coming very soon.
1. Read your Bible from front to back
2. Make note of how man’s relationship with God directly effected his daily affairs
3. Ask God to enlighten you further and show Himself to you thru His word
4. Study world history as it relates to man’s relationship with God. See how man’s relationship with God directly correlated to their natural affairs (weather, natural disasters, famine, drought, etc.), the relational affairs (war, bondage, peace), and their spiritual affairs (were they thirsty for supernatural affection or were they filled).
5. Notice the cycle, and apply truth to your life!
This playlist will help you to put together information about how to avoid being like the typical western church :
In His service,