Friday, May 18, 2007

Oh How the Church Has Forgotten

Jer 2:32
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Ps 106:21
They forgat God their Saviour which had done great things in Egypt.

I went to revival last night and I have heard this song that Bro Ricki Akinson and Bro Lance wrote called I have not forgotten. As I have been meditating on that thought the Lord gave me a few thoughts that may challenge us or encourage us this morning. Oh how we live in a nation that has forgotten God. We know the sin that is running rampant today in our nation and that God I believe is sick to his stomach. I believe one of the reasons why we have not been judge severly yet is because the church has tried to reach the world with the Gospel of Christ. We kicked God out of schools, most Christians have kicked God out of their homes but the filth they allow into their home, and sad to say that the church in general has kicked God out of the church. We live in the Ladociean age spoken of in Rev 3. The church where God is on the outside knocking to get in. We have replaced God with entertainment such as Christian Rock, Christian Rap, Contemporary Christian music, because their is no power of God in most churches. Churches have dropped their standards of Holy Living because they can't draw crowds because their is no power in church. How sad but you would have to admit most places don't see the power of God move like it should. Church has become a bore to most people they come sing the congregations, take the offering up ,have a couple of specials, a preacher gets up and preaches his heart out, while many in the church are thinking about bills, work, or where they are going to eat at. I still believe God has not changed, he still can do great and mighty works. What have Christians forgot.

They have forgot the Grace that Saved Them.
Many Christians forget where God brought them from, I know in my own life I have forgotten at times where my God has brought me from. Oh how sad. Let me remind us today that God brought is up form a horrible pit. Sin had a strangle hold on us and would not let go. We had no desire for the things of God, but God in his grace reached down his hand for us and set us on a Rock and established our goings what a blessing. It was his grace nothing that I did. He found me, convicted me, clean me up and changed me. What a wonderful Savior we have.

They forgotten the Goodness of God that Sustains Them.
God has been so good to this preacher this morning much more than I ever deserve. We allow circumstances whether with our health, our family, or our finances to forget how good God truly is. I don't know about you but sometimes the only thing that gets me through a hard times is I remember the Goodness of God and it sustains me.

They have forgotten the Growth that Stabalizes them.
I thank God that we don't have to be a Christian that is up one minute down the next. We don't have to be a Christian that is tossed to and fro. When we grow we are stable. We are stable in our walk, our worship, our witness, and our work for the Lord. When we stop growing we sometimes forget what God has done in our life and therefore we end up on that sea tossed to and fro.

To conclude I thank God this morning that I am not same as I used to be because of Calvary, however I am not content where I am at spirtually I want to reach a more devoted life to Christ. The only way this happens is we don't forget his grace that leads us everyday in our lives. May God bless you till next time.

4 comments:

Julie's Jewels said...

Very good post!! We do tend to forget from time to time where God brought us from and all He has done for us. What a shame that we would forget such a wonderful thing as that. I too am so thankful for the change that has been wrought in my life and am not satisied with where my life is now. May God continue to help us grow closer and live holier for Him for His honor and His glory.

Cindy said...

This is such an excellent post. We must always keep it in our minds what God has done for us so that we do not follow the rest of the world.

Lynn of St. John's said...

" Oh How the Church Has Forgotten " to put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved,compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another, and if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven us, so we also must forgive. And above all these His Holy Ghost comes with His Spirit of love that He puts on us in the waters of His Holy Baptism, which binds everything together in perfect harmony letting the peace of Christ rule in our hearts because indeed we are called in one body to be thankful as we let the word of Christ dwell in us richly, teaching and correcting one another in all God's wisdom and singing with thankfulness in our hearts to God, in the name of Jesus. I have one of the poorest memories on the face of this earth, sometimes I forget that I can test the spirits to see if they're of God or the devil but it really isn't my place as a Christian to pass judgement over other people. Jesus has given us this parable for the times when we forget how easy it is to be tempted to exalt ourselves, standing alone, praying," I thank You that I'm not like other men... " He tells us that everyone of us who exalt ourselves will be humbled. It does us all well today to remember the Sign Jonah, who was was full of pride Jonah 4:1-11 Saint Tim I just think it's wonderful that you want to be Pastor.

Maranatha said...

Brother Tim, what a GREAT post!!! I see Micky has placed the same type of catholic hype on your blog as well - nothing dealing with the topic. Yes, our country HAS forgotten what God has done for them.

Micky, you have forgotten as well - instead trusting man and his words to supercede what God has said and done in His Word. I am praying that the veil will be pulled from your eyes. You have spiritual cataracs, sir. I challenge you to read the 30-day devotional at:

http://insearchofthetruegod.blogspot.com/

I pray the Holy Spirit will remove your blinders and you will be truly converted.