Would the Real Church Please Stand UP- Part II

In my last post I talked about the ministry of Jesus and how far the modern day church has fallen from the works of Jesus. As Christians we must demonstrate what we believe and not talk about it. The church must take its rightful place in society, and not be transformed into a social club which meets once a week to be entertained. But lets see what God has to say about this. Is God pleased with the modern day church? A passage in Amos, is prophetic utterance by God, describing his thoughts about the church of 2011:

“I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image-making. I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to me? Do you know what I want? I want justice-oceans of it. I want fairness-rivers of it. That’s what I want. That’s all I want.”

-Amos 5:21-24 (Message Translation)

The church should be the most powerful organization in the history of the planet. If we could come together and agree on the basic principles of what Jesus taught, within a matter of days things would change. Stop looking to the government to fix what God called us to fix.  In John 17, Jesus prayed that the church would be one, just as He and the Father are one. It is now time to fulfill that passage of scripture.

In 2011 the church, has given enough through tithes and offerings to bail out the US government. There is enough healing power in our hands to not need healthcare.  We are the answer to the poor and sick.

Imagine if a wealthy business owner came by your door one day and handed you the cure to AIDS/HIV. In return you agreed to quit your job and move to Africa to distribute this cure. You also agreed to start a new division within the company and hire 10,000 employees to distribute this cure to the ones who needed it the most. Five years go by and the business owner comes back to your door. He finds you sitting on the couch eating pizza with the cure sitting in the refrigerator untouched.  How pleased do you think the business owner would be?

That is exactly how heaven views the church of modern day. We have been given the cure to solve all of the world’s problems, yet we are doing nothing with it. In fact, most of the church is to involved in the world’s system of solving their problems than getting into the Word of God and seeing what God has declared concerning them.

The church is to be a mighty force, backed by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. Its people cannot fail and its acts shall baffle the world, just as it did in the book of Acts when the Gentiles said,’the people who have turned the world upside down have come here!’ Thats right we have come to your city and your country, so brace yourself. We must make a stand for truth, for righteousness.

I am willing to make a stand, are you with me?

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2 Responses to “Would the Real Church Please Stand UP- Part II”

  1. I completely feel where you’re coming from on with this passage… think the problem is many that say they are called may have been called, but they were called by the ego which actually ends up leading the church astray and producing an ego-centric congregation.

    I honestly believe that many preachers accept their calling and preach to a flock without massive knowledge of thier flock, their community and the economy as a whole. God says study to show thyself approved. As a baptist christain most in my belief would only study the king james bible. As a preacher being rooted in ones bible is imparative but how can you do Gods will and grow up prophets and tearchers in all the nations if they only know why salvation is salvation for them only…In order to effectively convert non-believers it takes an understanding thats not just selfish… (Anyways, thats a whole nother conversation:)

    Love your writing keep it up and keep expanding your mind;)

  2. stacieanderson Says:

    I love it! I’m a firm beliver of miracles,signs,and wonders! I believe JESUS can do anything but fail! GOSH……I really love what i have read so far..grrrrreat!

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