A Hurting Word, a Loveless Church

 

I have seen PAINS.  I have experienced HURTS.  I am not immune to these two!

God has so exposed my heart to it that even though I encourage people going through it, in my closet I  STILL weep.  I do not only weep because of the pain and hurt, but weep because those who should help me heal, reopen my wounds.

I asked the Lord today, “Why are you allowing me go through this?”  I heard in my spirit,  “So you will know how to care for those going through the same path when I send them to you!”

There is a purpose for me going through this all after all.

My relationship with Jesus is not based on my relationship with the church, else I would have walked away from Him, because I realise the church is not like a professional hospital where doctors would do everything to get their patients well again.

Today the Lord told me that one of His purpose for birthing His church is that, “The Church should be a hospital for the emotionally wounded and hurting people.”

I see we are still very far from this.  Many people have walked away from Jesus because the Church had no room and no bed to admit them in.  They walked out from the church because the Church is LOVE LESS.

They walked out of her only to commit suicide.  Oh how my heart bleeds and the tears would nit stop.   Like Jeremiah, I lament “Oh that my eyes were a fountain, I would weep for the hurt of the daughter of my people I am hurt,”  Jeremiah 9:1.

I have had people telling me, “Mark Cyril, start your own church!”  You start organisations and businesses, but the church is more than that.

“A true church is always BIRTHED.”  My water sac is gradually bursting.  Labour pains are on me!

 

~  by Mark Cyril


Pastor Mark Cyril Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.

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A Hurting Word, a Loveless Church — 3 Comments

  1. I wish what you say was not true, but alas it is. We have been in a time of cleansing and refining but FEW there be that did heed the Lord and TRULY REPENT.Today’s scripture was a warning in Zechariah 13. 2/3rds shall surely perish with the other 1/3rd goes through the cleansing fire. People do not seem to realize that it is LOVE that goes into the KINGDOM. LOVE!

    And all the self – flesh that people so dearly love and hang onto? They need to read Obadiah and there take note of verse 21. (Esau = flesh).

    Brother, you are being prepared. Bless you! Your sister, Ruth.

  2. LOL What a word What a word Keep the focus where it needs to be spending time in prayer closet to see the hurting people free to serve Jesus without the fog (smoke screen) of confusion. Love people, love God. May God bless you

  3. Wow! This is so powerful my dearest brother. God wanted you to console us through you tough situations and experiences. It’s better to cry on his wounds. He is our helper. He is always there for us. The bible says when you are striking us you’re striking God. I will rejoice in the Lord. The joy of the Lord is my strength. This afternoon I was preaching on the train I was from court to ask the magistrate to give me a protection order on my way home I just stood up and lift the name of Jesus on high. I didn’t look look the conditions but I was praising his name. God is sending us to preach the gospel to the lost sheep. Oh! I love the Lord so much. Thank you once again for this lovely and awesome message. God bless you always!