The Church has become so carnal...
the glory of the Lord doesn't fill the temple.
I don't believe the modern Christians
come to church to meet God.
They come to church
to hear a sermon about God.
If you like straight sermons, on the integrity of GOD's WORD, and on church revival, you will like David Wilkerson, Charles Stanley, and Paul Washer.
I was, therefore, not surprised to know they were influenced by Leonard Ravenhill, the English Christian evangelist.
It was only three days ago that I got to listen to a Ravenhill sermon.
It was so wonderful, that I began taking notes.
The quotes can be found on most of these posts.
These shaped the articles we wrote.
As always, SPIRIT's hand was in it.
Before you know it, 11 articles were created.
Which served as pillars for this new blog.
SPIRIT also triggered awakening in me.
It was time for church revival.
Christian churches are in deep need of revival.
They seem to have lost their moral compass.
Even America has forgotten her Christian beginnings.
They have given in to the distractions of the world.
As I'd listen to daily sermons online, I observed these:
1. Apostasy -- people abandoned their faith.
2. Infidelity -- people turned to many gods, and doctrines.
3. Confusion -- people didn't know what to believe anymore.
4. Corruption -- people just did what they wanted.
5. Despair -- people seemed to lose all hope.
6. Anger -- people lost their faith.
7. Indifference -- people lost love for GOD, self, and others.
Such are the works of the enemy, to discredit GOD, JESUS, the HOLY SPIRIT, and Scripture.
A true born again lives by Scripture.
It is GOD's story.
It carries prophecy on, and by, CHRIST.
It is our spiritual guide in this life.
It tells us how to build our churches.
It tells us how to sustain faith in our churches.
All in obedience to GOD's will.
All in conformity to GOD's commands.
That we may share eternal life with JESUS.
Ravenhill's sermon was timely for me.
For SPIRIT took my work to the next level.
Now, we overlook what happens to churches.
The enemy has infiltrated the church.
The church is the BODY of CHRIST.
Believers are the body of Christ.
Believers are born again.
Believers are Berean.
King James Version
10 And the brethren immediately sent away
Paul and Silas by night unto Berea:
who coming thither
went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble
than those in Thessalonica,
in that they received the word
with all readiness of mind,
and searched the scriptures daily,
whether those things were so.
"To the Preacher" - The Idolatry of Intelligence, by Leonard Ravenhill
Image: Sermon Index