Sometimes a message from The LORD grates on your nerves, because it touches your conscience.
This is a big, serious message intended, I believe, to prick the conscience, tender or otherwise, of much of The Church and to provoke her to action — almost a kill or cure message!
The LORD has once again spoken to me, and is speaking through me, about the Laodicean state of much of The Church in Britain, America, and the world today.
Lukewarmness and apostasy has overwhelmed so many otherwise sincere and earnest folk by the imposition of limitations and restrictions which, for whatever reason, The Church simply failed to oppose.
They just accepted the limitations, rolled over, and submitted to a heinous over-reaching authority that sought to strip our basic human rights to a minimum.
Add to this that much of The Church has succumbed to worldly pressure to accept every ungodly, unbiblical vision of ‘inclusiveness’ in The Church.
I gave voice to this quite simply when I said this to a friend today, “Sadly, over the last three years in particular, much of The Church has abdicated all responsibility for preaching the gospel and even for actually being The Church as she was meant to be!”
There is only one way forward — Repentance and Renewal! There is only ONE Way, only ONE Church, only ONE Gospel, only ONE Word, and ONE Blood.
No other way will do. No other Gospel, Word, or Blood.
The Remnant Church, drawn from all denominations of believers, must lead the way in this; must turn The Church from her wicked apostate ways back to the ways of The LORD.
Yes, there needs to be a major, major movement from the few to lead the many back to the faith of the generals through the centuries.
Back to the God revering, Bible believing Church as she was always meant to be. Back to preaching the unashamed Gospel of Jesus Christ, Him crucified dead and risen, His atoning Blood, forgiveness of sins, and a life pleasing to God rather than one pleasing to man.
The Church must once again say,
“I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the Power of God for Salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16
The Church must once more preach,
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only SON, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have Eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3:16-17
And The Church must teach,
“And when I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come as someone superior in speaking ability or wisdom, as I proclaimed to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I also was with you in weakness and fear, and in great trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in Demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of mankind, but on The Power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (Emphasis all mine)
The gifts and baptism of the Holy Spirit must once again become prominent in the Remnant Church all around the world.
I prophesy that not only is this already beginning to happen, but it will continue to happen until The LORD returns for His bride.
The army of God here on earth is not defeated, and never will be, but is returning in power in order to bring great glory to her King.
If this message has provoked you in some way, then it has achieved what was intended to achieve, and I praise God for it, giving Him the Glory. If not, I bless you and wish you well on your journey!
God Bless You All
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.