The scariest thing in America isn’t the reality of ISIS or warnings of an economic collapse—it’s a powerless church and the seeker-friendly gospel movement.
We have been offered so much and have done so little with the power of God lately. What do you do with the Book of Acts? When the modern church was established it was formed out of a prayer meeting that had a head-on encounter with the Holy Spirit.
God said you would have power, but still so many churches deny the power of God. This power is what God gave us to set us apart from everyone else. Yet we are seeing the reality of 2 Timothy 3:5, “having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Turn away from such people.”
When churches began to walk away from God’s power they ultimately begin to walk away from God. Luke 9:26 declares, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in His own glory and in the glory of His Father and of the holy angels.”
If we know the Holy Spirit fully and then deny others of the fullness of that relationship, we are robbing them.
Jesus offered these words, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away. For if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7). God our Father didn’t just send a helper but the Helper!
“But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you” (John 14:26, AMP).
So let’s get this straight. Churches want to take away the Holy Spirit and remove the Comforter and Counselor that God Himself sent to help. When this happens the pastor is thinking he is smarter then God. How can you remove two-thirds of the Trinity from God’s church, you ask? When the church is more about the leader, that’s when this starts to happen. When people focus more on structures and programs than the prayer meeting and outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit.
When I was in school if you got two-thirds of the problems right you failed with a score of 66.6. I’ve seen that number (666) before. God isn’t in the mix when you remove the Helper, which is scary because you have a church run by the wisdom man without the power of God. Therefore you must sustain the congregation with more of the world; You must lower your standards and preach less on sin, cut out the prayer meeting and definitely remove the Holy Spirit because He is one who convicts people of their sin.
We need a revival in America where God is still in control of His church.
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SOURCE: Charisma News
Joe Joe Dawson