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The Lord is shaking the foundations. Time to check and make sure our foundations are secure and not faulty. We have to stop mixing religion with Kingdom.
Time for leaders in the body of of Christ to examine themselves. Time to make sure we are not a stumbling block to the Church, or placing yokes upon Gods people.
Many leaders who do not repent of these sins, will soon be stripped of rank and their level of anointing will go down.
The true Apostles and Prophets are fulfilling this verse. It is the false ones who give no call for repentance, and keep prophesying endless prosperity and peace, when there is no peace.
Saints, be aware of smooth sweet talking Prophets. We need massive repentance immediately.
“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins,”Isaiah 58:1.
Respect of persons is sin
Saints, respect of persons is sin, and it is widespread and prevalent world wide in the Church.
It is this as well as holding men’s persons in admiration, as well as many other sins, that are stopping us from having true revival, reformation and awakening!
“Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts,”2 Chronicles 19:7.
The culture of honoring doctrine
Saints, this is another big sin holding back the true move of God.
We have Gotten so into the culture of honoring doctrine, that we give honor to vessels to whom honor is not due, due to this sin. Holding men’s persons in admiration for advantage sake.
Let me say, that any doctrine of honor, that honors those on the platform, and not also the least in our midset, is hypocrisy.
“These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage,” Jude 1:16.
Leaders, it is important that we do not get caught up in high mindedness.
If we think more highly of ourselves than the least in our midst, we are caught in the snares of this sin.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith,”Romans 12:3.
“Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,” Ephesians 3:8.
God’s Pattern for His Church
When we get a true understanding of what a Local Church is, and the boundaries that define it, we will see the greatest move of the Spirit to date.
One of the biggest problems today is that we don’t see only One Church in the City, in the locality. We have ministries calling themselves local Churches, that have 5 or 10 or 50 or thousands competing for the same resources.
We gather around personalities or doctrines or experiences or our different cultures instead of the Person of Jesus Christ instead of being a living organism called the Church we have created an entity called My Church, your Church Pastor, so and so’s church.
Saints, you never hear this terminology in the scriptures. It is nothing but us building our own private kingdoms. We need deep repentance and reformation to get back to God’s original pattern for His Church
“Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul,” Act 13:1.
“I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea,”Romans 16:1.
“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and our,”1 Corinthians 1:2.
“Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house,”Colossians 4:15.
“And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea,” Colossians 4:16.
“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,”2 Thessalonians 1:1.
~ Kevin Nugent