Peace be upon you all in Jesus Name. Thanks for your time. May the good Lord keeps you perfect till His coming.
--In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.
--One day your heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of your body, but not the end of the 'real you'.
--You may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but you are going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is thought provoking, don't just wink wink at this unchanging truth.
--This is the warm up act, the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity (Matt.6:10).
--You were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn't going to make sense (Ps 100:3, Isai.43:7,21).
--Life is a series of problems, either you are in one now, or you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one (Job.14:1, 1Thes.3:3).
--The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort, God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy. (Heb.12:10, 1Pet.1:15-16).
--You can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness (2Pet.1:2-4).
--No matter how many good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on (Gal.6:3). That is why you need total surrender to the Lord.
--And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for (1Thess.5:18).
--You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems. If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, which is my problem, my issues, my pain.
--But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others Col.3:1-3).
--You need to ask yourself: Am I going to live for possessions or popularity? Am I going to be driven by pressures or guilt, bitterness or materialism or am I going to be driven by God's purposes for my life?
--When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better.
◇◇You have to make that your goal. Knowing God more clearly and loving Him more dearly. That is the great command in the Bible (Matt.22:36-38).
◇◇God didn't put you on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what you are than what you do. Who are you? Are you saved, born again, is your name written in the book of life? Be since with yourself.
◇◇The Lord is calling on you today to look at your life, are you fulfilling God's purpose on earth. Are you living for God or for the prince of the world?
◇◇If you don't know the purpose of life, you will be walking and working against God's perfect will and plan for you. You're not here by accident. So maximise your single life for God.
◇◇Your preparation for eternity is the most important thing you're to do on earth. Any other thing you do without eternity in view is a waste of time, energy and life.
◇◇This is the hour of reconciliation and thorough readiness. Get your certificate today at the cross of Christ, "holiness without which no man shall see the Lord"
THE COMMERCIAL CHURCH
Peace be upon you all in the Lord. Thanks for being there. May the Lord keeps you from falling till He comes.
--This piece is an eye opener. To any church, gathering, or setup it may concern. Brethren please be wise unto salvation.
--When the Church becomes a business centre. When the house of prayer turns to money making mountain.
--Then, the pastors function like CEOs. Members are turned into customers.
--Other churches are seen as competitors. They quickly begin carnal comparison. At this time, having more of material things become the focus.
--Evangelism is reduced to marketing. What Christ wants to give the perishing soul is not important them, but what gift the sinner can give out.
--Church planting looks more like franchising. They will start to manage the Church of Christ like a factory or industry. Material gains become the target.
--Numbers of house, car and other earthly possession are primary measure of success. Prayer and Bible study are replaced by formulas.
--Revival is reduced to a few days fund-raising
program. Money is the centre of every programme.
--Preaching sounds more like motivational speech. All the people do is shout "I receive, Amen," throughout the concert. I mean the "service".
--Praise and Worship is turned into a performance. The best actors are made the worship and praise leaders.
--The Spirit of God is reduced to "emotionalism". No real power of God other than hypnosis and sensationalism.
--The sinners are entertained instead of being saved by the Saviour. Because they are not exposed to the cross of cavalry.
--The supposed disciples of Christ have become papa's sons, daughters and fans. Yet they have missed their position in Christ, they have misplaced priorities. This is the situation in many churches.
--The Church, a living body has now become a lifeless body. Because Christ is not on the throne. The Holy Spirit is no longer their source of strength, power, and revelation.
--A leader's empire is built instead of the
Kingdom of God advanced. It is now family churches, the father endorsed the son, the wife is the financial secretary. Nothing less than corporate establishments.
--The pastor becomes the super man and Jesus
Christ reduced to just another religious figure. They are now god of man, and no more man of God.
--The chocking message is that many people love to be in these kind gathering. They love to have it that way. They love teasing and deception. (Jer.5:26-31). When you expose them through the light of God's infallible word, they will say "don't judge anyone".
--Many of the leaders in these churches were genuinely saved before Satan hijacked their ministries through the introduction of worldliness. They yielded drastically because of love of world.
◇◇That is why Jesus put strong warning on the world and it's worldliness (Matt.18:7, Jn 15:18-19, 1Jn 2:15-17). Take heed to Christ's words.
◇◇Satan tried the same thing with Our Lord Jesus Christ, but He overcame by the power of divinity (Matt.4:1-11). The devil has no new methods, he's still using the same strategy to lure many people today, and he has succeeded in many cases.
◇◇People who loved power, position, fame, money and the praise of men are easily captured and chained by deception of satan.
◇◇Believers in these last days must be careful and open their eyes to see with discerning spirit.
◇◇Beloved, if you are under these pattern of "christianity" you are already in a cult, not the Church of Jesus Christ. Get out before it is too
◇◇All I have highlighted above is exactly what made Jesus Himself to ask: "When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith in the Earth?" (Luk. 18.8).