Prophets like the late A.W. Tozer and Leonard Ravenhill were spot on in their past observations of the American/Western churches. Below are a few observations I found applicable to today’s current climate.
“I’m concerned in my spirit (that) the reason the world goes to hell-fire tonight is because we’ve (the church) lost Holy Ghost fire”.
“God is taking His hands off of America. We’ve had so much light and we’ve(the church) rejected it”
“The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity”.
“I believe every church is either supernatural or superficial. I don’t believe there’s any middle ground”.
In light of recent events, it is important that the BOC remain focus on a few things:
- Declare the message of the Good News. People are dead and we still have this task.
- Continue to trust and obey the Lord. We already know what the result of this decision will be.
- Don’t get distracted and be quick to give an opinion. For the word instructs: “For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?”…additionally it says: Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
With that said, it is now time for the Universal Church to clean house! History teaches us that a civilization that allows evil to prevail is a result of the Bride’s obedience and faithfulness to her Groom. We see this in the Church in Laodicea. The process of separating the sheep from the goats is being intensified. What side will you be on? SELAH