The Apostate Church (Part 4)

THE APOSTATE CHURCH SERIES (PARTS 4)
FALSE PROPHETS & FALSE TEACHERS
(Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)

I) INTRODUCTION – THIS MORNING I WANT TO CONCLUDE MY SERIES ON THE APOSTATE CHURCH.

II) HOW WILL FALSE PROPHETS AND FALSE TEACHERS AFFECT THE LOCAL CHURCH?
A) MANY BIBLE SCHOLARS BELIEVE THAT THE CHURCH OF LODICEA DESCRIBED IN REV. 3:14 – 22 PORTRAYS THE CONDITION OF THE CHURCH OF THE LAST DAYS BEFORE JESUS RETURNS. LODICEA WAS A CITY OF GREAT WEALTH AND SPLENDOR ABOUT 40 MILES FROM COLL0SE. UNLIKE THE CHURCH OF PHILADELPHIA WHICH WAS NOT REPRIMANDED OR CONDEMNED, LODICEA WAS NOT COMMENDED FOR ANYTHING.
B) JESUS PORTRAYED AS “THE AMEN, THE FAITHFUL AND TRUE WITNESS, THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION OF GOD…”. AMEN – TRUSTWORTHY, FAITH & TRUE WITNESS. HE CANNOT BE BOUGHT, BRIBED OR INFLUENCED. HIS ASSESSMENT OF THEIR SPIRITUAL CONDITION CANNOT BE CHALLANGED.
C) JESUS SAID REV 3:15 I KNOW THY WORKS (DEEDS), THAT THOU ART NEITHER COLD NOR HOT: I WOULD THOU WERT COLD OR HOT.
D) WHAT DOES SCRIPTURE SAY REGARDING GOOD WORKS:
1) JESUS SAID MAT 5:16 LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS, AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.
2) PAUL WROTE TO THE EPHESIANS EPH 2:10 FOR WE ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS UNTO GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD HATH BEFORE ORDAINED THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM.
3) PAUL WROTE TO TIMOTHY 2TI 3:17 THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, THROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS.
4) JOH 14:12 VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME, THE WORKS THAT I DO SHALL HE DO ALSO; AND GREATER WORKS THAN THESE SHALL HE DO; BECAUSE I GO UNTO MY FATHER.
5) MAR 16:15 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, GO YE INTO THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE. 16 HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED; BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED. 17 AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE; IN MY NAME SHALL THEY CAST OUT DEVILS; THEY SHALL SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES; 18 THEY SHALL TAKE UP SERPENTS; AND IF THEY DRINK ANY DEADLY THING, IT SHALL NOT HURT THEM; THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK, AND THEY SHALL RECOVER.
6) 2TI 3:5 HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF: FROM SUCH TURN
E) WHILE IT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE THAT WE ARE SAVED BY FAITH AND NOT THOUGH OUR WORKS; IT IS ALSO TRUE THAT GOD EXPECTS US TO DO HIS WORK BY DOING GOOD WORKS. JAMES SAYS JAM 2:17 EVEN SO FAITH, IF IT HATH NOT WORKS, IS DEAD, BEING ALONE. JAM 2:18 YEA, A MAN MAY SAY, THOU HAST FAITH, AND I HAVE WORKS: SHOW ME THY FAITH WITHOUT THY WORKS, AND I WILL SHOW THEE MY FAITH BY MY WORKS.
F) A CHURCH NOT DOING GOOD WORKS IS A CHURCH WITHOUT FAITH: 1) THERE IS NO PASSION FOR FIRE IN THEIR SERVICE TO GOD, 2) THEY LOST THEIR FIRST LOVE FOR CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH, 3) THEY LOST THE REVERENCE AND RESPECT FOR GOD – GOD WAS NO LONGER A PRIORITY IN THEIR LIFE, 4) THEY SERVE GOD ON THEIR OWN TERMS, 5) THEY SERVE GOD AS LONG AS IT DID NOT COST THEM ANYTHING, 6) THEY SERVE GOD WHEN IT WAS CONVENIENT, 7) THEIR ATTITUDE IS “WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME?”
G) THEY WERE NEITHER HOT NOR COLD SPIRITUALLY, AND BECAUSE THEY WERE NEITHER HOT NOR COLD GOD WOULD SPIT THEM OUT OF HIS MOUTH. GOD IS LIKE THE CONNOISSEUR OF FINE COOKERY, TAKING US INTO HIS MOUTH TO TASTE OUR GOODNESS.
H) THEY SAW THEMSELVES VERY DIFFERENTLY THAT GOD SAW THEM: REV 3:17 BECAUSE THOU SAYEST, I AM RICH, AND INCREASED WITH GOODS, AND HAVE NEED OF NOTHING; AND KNOWEST NOT THAT THOU ART WRETCHED, AND MISERABLE, AND POOR, AND BLIND, AND NAKED.
I) LIKE SO MANY CHURCHES TODAY, THEIR EMPHASIS WAS UPON WORLDLY WEALTH AND MATERIAL POSSESSIONS. THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE RICH. GOD SAW THEIR CONDITION DIFFERENTLY. …KNOWEST NOT THAT THOU ART WRETCHED, AND MISERABLE, AND POOR, AND BLIND, AND NAKED
J) HE COUNSELED THEM IN REV 3:18 … TO BUY OF ME GOLD TRIED IN THE FIRE, THAT THOU MAYEST BE RICH; AND WHITE RAIMENT, THAT THOU MAYEST BE CLOTHED, AND THAT THE SHAME OF THY NAKEDNESS DO NOT APPEAR; AND ANOINT THINE EYES WITH EYE SALVE, THAT THOU MAYEST SEE.
K) GOLD IN SCRIPTURE SPEAKS OF LIVING FAITH, PURIFIED IN THE FURNACE OF AFFLICTION; FAITH PRODUCES GOD’S CHARACTER IN US:
1) MAL 3:3 AND HE SHALL SIT AS A REFINER AND PURIFIER OF SILVER: AND HE SHALL PURIFY THE SONS OF LEVI, AND PURGE THEM AS GOLD AND SILVER, THAT THEY MAY OFFER UNTO THE LORD AN OFFERING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS.
2) ROM 1:17 FOR THEREIN IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD REVEALED FROM FAITH TO FAITH: AS IT IS WRITTEN, THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.
3) 1PE 1:7 THAT THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, BEING MUCH MORE PRECIOUS THAN OF GOLD THAT PERISHETH, THOUGH IT BE TRIED WITH FIRE, MIGHT BE FOUND UNTO PRAISE AND HONOUR AND GLORY AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST:
L) WHITE RAIMENT SPEAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PURITY. REV 19:8 AND TO HER WAS GRANTED THAT SHE SHOULD BE ARRAYED IN FINE LINEN, CLEAN AND WHITE: FOR THE FINE LINEN IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF SAINTS.
M) BECAUSE OF LOVE FOR HE GIVES THEM 7 US AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPENT. REV 3:19 AS MANY AS I LOVE, I REBUKE AND CHASTEN: BE ZEALOUS THEREFORE, AND REPENT. 2 PETER 3:9 … SAYS GOD IS “LONGSUFFERING TO US-WARD, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.”
N) REV 3:20 BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR, AND KNOCK: IF ANY MAN HEAR MY VOICE, AND OPEN THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN TO HIM, AND WILL SUP WITH HIM, AND HE WITH ME. THIS VERSE PORTRAYS JESUS STANDING OUTSIDE HIS CHURCH, PATIENTLY KNOCKING TO GAIN ENTRANCE. HOW IRONIC! UNLESS WE REPENT OF OUR LUKE WARMNESS, AS REFLECTED BY OUR LACK OF PASSION TO FOR HIS WORK, OUR SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS WE WILL PERISH. WE THINK WE ARE RICH AND IN NEED OF NOTHING WHEN IN REALITY, WE ARE WRETCHED AND MISERABLE, SPIRITUALLY IMPOVERISHED, BLIND – WE HAVE EYES BUT WE DON’T SEE. WE STAND NAKED BEFORE GOD; WE HAVE CAST OFF THE ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT WAS OURS BY FAITH AND STAND BEFORE GOD SPIRITUALLY NAKED AND WE DON’T REALIZE OUR MISERABLE, PITIFUL CONDITION.
O) THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS (MAT 25:14 – 30) & THE PARABLE OF THE WORKERS IN THE VINEYARD (MAT 20:1 – 16): MAT 20:16 SO THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST, AND THE FIRST LAST: FOR MANY BE CALLED, BUT FEW CHOSEN.
P) REV 3:21 TO HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I GRANT TO SIT WITH ME IN MY THRONE, EVEN AS I ALSO OVERCAME, AND AM SET DOWN WITH MY FATHER IN HIS THRONE. 22 HE THAT HATH AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAITH UNTO THE CHURCHES.

III) WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY WILL HAPPEN TO FALSE PROPHETS & FALSE TEACHERS?
A) 2CO 11:15 …THEIR END WILL BE WHAT THEIR ACTIONS DESERVE.
B) JOHN 12:48 HE THAT REJECTETH ME, AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS, HATH ONE THAT JUDGETH HIM: THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY.
C) 2PE 2:3B- 9 …WHOSE JUDGMENT NOW OF A LONG TIME LINGERETH NOT, AND THEIR DAMNATION SLUMBERETH NOT. 4 FOR IF GOD SPARED NOT THE ANGELS THAT SINNED, BUT CAST THEM DOWN TO HELL, AND DELIVERED THEM INTO CHAINS OF DARKNESS, TO BE RESERVED UNTO JUDGMENT; 5 AND SPARED NOT THE OLD WORLD, BUT SAVED NOAH THE EIGHTH PERSON, A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, BRINGING IN THE FLOOD UPON THE WORLD OF THE UNGODLY; 6 AND TURNING THE CITIES OF SODOM AND GOMORRHA INTO ASHES CONDEMNED THEM WITH AN OVERTHROW, MAKING THEM AN ENSAMPLE UNTO THOSE THAT AFTER SHOULD LIVE UNGODLY; 7 AND DELIVERED JUST LOT, VEXED WITH THE FILTHY CONVERSATION OF THE WICKED: 8 (FOR THAT RIGHTEOUS MAN DWELLING AMONG THEM, IN SEEING AND HEARING, VEXED HIS RIGHTEOUS SOUL FROM DAY TO DAY WITH THEIR UNLAWFUL DEEDS;) 9 THE LORD KNOWETH HOW TO DELIVER THE GODLY OUT OF TEMPTATIONS, AND TO RESERVE THE UNJUST UNTO THE DAY OF JUDGMENT TO BE PUNISHED:
D) 2PE 2:3B – 9 (MSG) …THEY WON’T, OF COURSE, GET BY WITH IT. THEY’LL COME TO A BAD END, FOR GOD HAS NEVER JUST STOOD BY AND LET THAT KIND OF THING GO ON. 4 GOD DIDN’T LET THE REBEL ANGELS OFF THE HOOK, BUT JAILED THEM IN HELL TILL JUDGMENT DAY. 5 NEITHER DID HE LET THE ANCIENT UNGODLY WORLD OFF. HE WIPED IT OUT WITH A FLOOD, RESCUING ONLY EIGHT PEOPLE–NOAH, THE SOLE VOICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, WAS ONE OF THEM. 6 GOD DECREED DESTRUCTION FOR THE CITIES OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH. A MOUND OF ASHES WAS ALL THAT WAS LEFT–GRIM WARNING TO ANYONE BENT ON AN UNGODLY LIFE. 7 BUT THAT GOOD MAN LOT, DRIVEN NEARLY OUT OF HIS MIND BY THE SEXUAL FILTH AND PERVERSITY, WAS RESCUED. 8 SURROUNDED BY MORAL ROT DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY, THAT RIGHTEOUS MAN WAS IN CONSTANT TORMENT. 9 SO GOD KNOWS HOW TO RESCUE THE GODLY FROM EVIL TRIALS. AND HE KNOWS HOW TO HOLD THE FEET OF THE WICKED TO THE FIRE UNTIL JUDGMENT DAY.
E) JUDE 1:11 WOE UNTO THEM! FOR THEY HAVE GONE IN THE WAY OF CAIN, AND RAN GREEDILY AFTER THE ERROR OF BALAAM FOR REWARD, AND PERISHED IN THE GAINSAYING OF CORE.
F) MAT 7:21 – 23 NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME, LORD, LORD, SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN; BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN. 22 MANY WILL SAY TO ME IN THAT DAY, LORD, LORD, HAVE WE NOT PROPHESIED IN THY NAME AND IN THY NAME HAVE CAST OUT DEVILS? AND IN THY NAME DONE MANY WONDERFUL WORKS? 23 AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY.
G) ROM 1:18 FOR THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OF MEN, WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS;
H) REV 19:20 AND THE BEAST WAS TAKEN, AND WITH HIM THE FALSE PROPHET THAT WROUGHT MIRACLES BEFORE HIM, WITH WHICH HE DECEIVED THEM THAT HAD RECEIVED THE MARK OF THE BEAST, AND THEM THAT WORSHIPPED HIS IMAGE. THESE BOTH WERE CAST ALIVE INTO A LAKE OF FIRE BURNING WITH BRIMSTONE.
IV) HOW DO WE PROTECT OURSELVES FROM FALSE PROPHETS AND FALSE TEACHERS?
A) READ AND STUDY GOD’S WORD DILIGENTLY. 2TI 2:15 STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.
B) ASK GOD FOR WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT – 1CO 12:8 – 11 FOR TO ONE IS GIVEN BY THE SPIRIT THE WORD OF WISDOM; TO ANOTHER THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE BY THE SAME SPIRIT; 9 TO ANOTHER FAITH BY THE SAME SPIRIT; TO ANOTHER THE GIFTS OF HEALING BY THE SAME SPIRIT; 10 TO ANOTHER THE WORKING OF MIRACLES; TO ANOTHER PROPHECY; TO ANOTHER DISCERNING OF SPIRITS…
C) WALK IN THE LIGHT THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE – IF YOU ARE NOT WALKING IN THE TRUTH THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOU OPEN YOURSELF FOR DECEPTION. JOHN 14:30 HEREAFTER I WILL NOT TALK MUCH WITH YOU: FOR THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD COMETH, AND HATH NOTHING IN ME. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING IN YOU THAT WANTS TO BE DECEIVED YOU WILL BE DECEIVED. 2CO 11:14 …FOR SATAN HIMSELF IS TRANSFORMED INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.
D) MAINTAIN INTIMACY WITH CHRIST THROUGH A LIFE OF DAILY PRAYER AND DEVOTION.
E) ATTEND A BIBLE BELIEVING AND BIBLE PRACTICING CHURCH REGULARLY. A CHURCH THAT PREACHES THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD: 1) CHRIST’S ATONING DEATH AND RESURRECTION, 2) THE REQUIREMENT THAT WE TURN AWAY FROM SIN AND LIVE A GODLY LIFE, 3) THE NECESSITY OF RECEIVING THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT, 4) THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, AND 5) GOD’S PROVISION FOR HEALING OUR BODIES; 6) A CHURCH THAT WORSHIPS GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH, 7) A CHURCH THAT EMPHASIZING AND PRACTICES PRAYER AND FASTING, 8) THAT TEACHES THAT JESUS MAY RETURN AT ANY MOMENT, 9) A CHURCH THAT TEACHES ABOUT THE LOVE AND GRACE OF GOD, BUT ALSO TEACHES STEWARDSHIP & ACCOUNTABILITY OUR TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US, 10) A CHURCH THAT PREACHES OF A DAY OF JUDGMENT FOR BOTH BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS, 11) A CHURCH THAT TEACHES LITERAL DEVIL, A LITERAL HELL AND A NEW HEAVEN AND 12) THE HOPE OF NEW EARTH WHERE THE RIGHTEOUS WILL DWELL WITH GOD FOREVER.

V) WHAT IS THE CHILD OF GOD’S RESPONSE TO THE RISE OF THE APOSTATE CHURCH AND FALSE PROPHETS AND FALSE TEACHERS? SHOULD WE WRING OUR HANDS AND GIVE UP HOPE SAYING ALL IS LOST?
A) RENOUNCE DISHONESTY, CRAFTINESS, MANIPULATION IN HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD- THE APOSTLE PAUL SPEAKING OF HIS OWN MINISTRY SAID IN 2CO 4:1 THEREFORE SEEING WE HAVE THIS MINISTRY, AS WE HAVE RECEIVED MERCY, WE FAINT NOT; 2 BUT HAVE RENOUNCED THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DISHONESTY, NOT WALKING IN CRAFTINESS, NOR HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY; BUT BY MANIFESTATION OF THE TRUTH COMMENDING OURSELVES TO EVERY MAN’S CONSCIENCE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. 3 BUT IF OUR GOSPEL BE HID, IT IS HID TO THEM THAT ARE LOST…
B) BE PATIENT AND PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD – JAMES 5:7 – 8 BE PATIENT THEREFORE, BRETHREN, UNTO THE COMING OF THE LORD. BEHOLD, THE HUSBANDMAN WAITETH FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, AND HATH LONG PATIENCE FOR IT, UNTIL HE RECEIVE THE EARLY AND LATTER RAIN. 8 BE YE ALSO PATIENT; STABLISH YOUR HEARTS: FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD DRAWETH NIGH.
C) STAY THE COURSE – NOT GROWING WEARY IN WELL DOING – ROM 2:7 TO THEM WHO BY PATIENT CONTINUANCE IN WELL DOING SEEK FOR GLORY AND HONOUR AND IMMORTALITY, ETERNAL LIFE:
D) ABSTAIN FROM THE INDULGING YOUR FLESHLY APPETITES – 1PE 2:11 – 12 BELOVED, I BESEECH YOU AS SOJOURNERS AND PILGRIMS, TO ABSTAIN FROM FLESHLY LUST, WHICH WAR AGAINST THE SOUL; 12 HAVING YOUR BEHAVIOR SEEMLY AMONG THE GENTILES; THAT, WHEREIN THEY SPEAK AGAINST YOU AS EVIL-DOERS, THEY MAY BY YOUR GOOD WORKS, WHICH THEY BEHOLD, GLORIFY GOD IN THE DAY OF VISITATION.

E) DEVELOP A DISCIPLINED SPIRITUAL LIFE – 1PE 1:13 – 16 THEREFORE GIRDING UP THE LOINS OF YOUR MIND, BEING SOBER, PERFECTLY HOPE FOR THE GRACE BEING BROUGHT TO YOU AT THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST, 14 AS OBEDIENT CHILDREN, NOT FASHIONING YOURSELVES ACCORDING TO THE FORMER LUSTS IN YOUR IGNORANCE, 15 BUT ACCORDING TO THE HOLY ONE WHO HAS CALLED YOU, YOU ALSO BECOME HOLY IN ALL CONDUCT, 16 BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN, “BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”
F) TRUST IN THE LORD – PSA 37:1 FRET NOT THYSELF BECAUSE OF EVILDOERS, NEITHER BE THOU ENVIOUS AGAINST THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY. 2 FOR THEY SHALL SOON BE CUT DOWN LIKE THE GRASS, AND WITHER AS THE GREEN HERB. 3 TRUST IN THE LORD, AND DO GOOD; SO SHALT THOU DWELL IN THE LAND, AND VERILY THOU SHALT BE FED. 4 DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD; AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART. 5 COMMIT THY WAY UNTO THE LORD; TRUST ALSO IN HIM; AND HE SHALL BRING IT TO PASS. 6 AND HE SHALL BRING FORTH THY RIGHTEOUSNESS AS THE LIGHT, AND THY JUDGMENT AS THE NOONDAY. 7 REST IN THE LORD, AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM: FRET NOT THYSELF BECAUSE OF HIM WHO PROSPERETH IN HIS WAY, BECAUSE OF THE MAN WHO BRINGETH WICKED DEVICES TO PASS. 8 CEASE FROM ANGER, AND FORSAKE WRATH: FRET NOT THYSELF IN ANY WISE TO DO EVIL. 9 FOR EVILDOERS SHALL BE CUT OFF: BUT THOSE THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.

G) PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD – 2PE 3:13 – 14 NEVERTHELESS WE, ACCORDING TO HIS PROMISE, LOOK FOR NEW HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH, WHEREIN DWELLETH RIGHTEOUSNESS. 14 WHEREFORE, BELOVED, SEEING THAT YE LOOK FOR SUCH THINGS, BE DILIGENT THAT YE MAY BE FOUND OF HIM IN PEACE, WITHOUT SPOT, AND BLAMELESS.

VI) CONCLUSION – ARE CHURCHES IN TROUBLE TODAY? I THINK THE ANSWER IS YES? IS THE SITUATION HOPELESS? THE ANSWER IS EMPHATICALLY NO! GOD HAS NOT LOST CONTROL. THE RIGHTEOUS WILL BE DELIVERED AND UNRIGHTEOUS WILL BE JUDGED. GOD’S PLAN AND PURPOSE WILL PREVAIL!
A) ISAIAH STATES THE SITUATION CLEARLY IN ISAIAH 59:1 – 2 BEHOLD, THE LORD’S HAND IS NOT SHORTENED, THAT IT CANNOT SAVE; NEITHER HIS EAR HEAVY, THAT IT CANNOT HEAR: 2 BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.
B) JESUS DECLARED THIS THE YEAR OF THE LORD’S FAVOR: 2CHRONICLES 7:14 IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.
C) WE CANNOT SAVE THE WORLD SINGLE HANDED AND GOD DOESN’T EXPECT US TO, BUT WE CAN BE FAITHFUL WHERE GOD HAS PLANTED US. WE CAN BE PLANTING OF THE LORD – THOSE OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. IT IS UP TO US TO BE FAITH IN PRAYER, IN INTERCESSIONS FOR THE SAINTS OF GOD AND FOR THE CHURCH.

 

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