The fact of falling churches are everywhere. Many times you can go into a town and see old Church buildings changed into houses, bars, restaurants, funeral homes, and more. You may say, what happened? Why are these building standing empty and where are the People who are the church?
Well admittedly it could be because the Church grew and built a better building, leaving the old one to whatever. I must say this, because it does happen. I hope and PRAY that is what happened. I just pray that it was not the other……
It could have been that the Pastor was a bad pastor and all the Sheep left. Yes, I have known that to happen. I hear more stories about the bad pastors than the bad sheep. Usually it is a bad pastor, according to the stories you hear which led to their demise. [BUT WATCH OUT BELIEVING THE GOSSIP ON THE GRAPEVINE.]
it could be that the big church in town has gained all the members, like some towns I have been in during my long life as serving as a pastor. I have seen towns that were completely closed to any other brand of church, just because the community was mostly members of the Big Church, downtown.
It could be that the People of God WOULD NOT GIVE AND TITHE… and the church folded. I have heard these stories a lot, matter of fact I have lived with this tragedy, more than once. In many cases the Church survived as long as the Pastor could hold out before starving to death, for lack of funds. Sound really bad? Well believe me; this is a very true fact that many churches do not exist today because the people would not support it financially. The Pastor did the work. He died and than the Church ceased to exist.
THE PEOPLE WENT ***(((FISHING IN THE MOUNTAINS)))***. While they were gone the devil ran off with the Church!
The Love of the world overcame the the majority of the members and they STOPPED LOVING JESUS. Oh, they LOST THEIR FIRST LOVE. The almighty dollar was worth more than Jesus, or the new Car, or House, or boat. Sad to say this is a common problem for sure!
The husband wanted to play and the wife followed him… or the wife wanted to play and the husband followed her.. but while they were playing, the devil did hurt them and many others. The Church was left without members to fight against the wiles of the devil, and the others JUST FINALLY GAVE UP AND LEFT THE CHURCH.
FALSE DOCTRINE CREPT IN AND DESTROYED THE CHURCH.
***What do you think? What reason do you see? When this is a free country and people are not persecuted because they worship, or at least they are not at this moment. and… .JESUS SAID TO PUT GOD FIRST IN ALL THINGS.. ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH!!!
What reason did the church cease? Didn’t the Lord Jesus say, THE GATES OF HELL WILL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST MY CHURCH? Well did Jesus speak wrong words? Is there something wrong? Or, was it not even God’s fault? Well, I can answer that… OF COURSE NOT. JESUS NEVER FAILS.
Well consider this verse:
Hebrews 10:25 (KJV)
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
Evangelist/Prophet/Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES” in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Tent Ministry. NOTICE: One of the ways you can get involved in this OUT OF THE DESERT ARMY is to become a PARTNER or to GIVE A DONATION. We are believing God for many more Monthly Partners to stand with us in Monthly Giving and Offerings. If you have a desire to help and give, please know we need your help. God is sending people as I write to this place. We need your help and prayerful giving to enable us to do more for more people. Please send you pledge to becoming a Monthly Partner or to sow an offering into this Ground. To make a donation to OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES please send to: PO BOX 223, BELEN, NEW MEXICO. PLEASE PRAY ABOUT SENDING A LOVE OFFERING TO SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE FOR SOULS.. AND TO OPEN BLINDED EYES OF THOSE WHO ARE SLEEPING IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO ALL THAT GOD IS SAYING FOR US TO DO. THANK YOU ALL …