Where did the church as a whole go wrong, many denominations are asking?
Why are many denomination’s like the Baptist, the Methodist, the Presbyterians, the Catholics and many others struggling in growth while the new church is growing in leaps and bounds?
Where is the voice that the church once carried in our homes, in our schools, in our work place and even in our nation?
Well, I can tell you many of these answers because the Lord has given me the spiritual understanding and the wisdom to share this in another light that will open the eyes and ears to help us move forward from where we are today. In one instance of many, the old church set too many man made rules in place which has restricted the Spirit of God while becoming complacent in their ways to not see the future. Over the years of the old hellfire and brimstone teaching, many failed to teach the difference in loving the sinner but how to hate the sin. This caused many church going children to rebel once they were out from under their parents who forced the church upon them. While on another note many who wanted to attend the church were discouraged for how the church portrayed themselves above the sinner for they failed to understand the meaning of Jesus saying, “ I have come to not call those who think they are righteous but those that know they are sinners.”
Over the years one of the hardest parts in leadership is learning how to pass on the candle to the next ones in line that the Lord has placed before them to uplift the next generation. Because of these fears and selfish desires many in leadership have held on to their positions for too long in losing the interest of the youth while not recognizing how God is working in the next generation. There are two parts of scripture which back this up from the old church in not knowing how to move forward and one is with Moses only going so far and then Joshua carrying out the mission. While the other part is in the lesson of Eli and Samuel which teaches us to keep our eyes and ears open to the Word of God speaking through the youth at heart while trying to touch the old but the child within. It is very easy in life as we grow old to miss where God is speaking if we don’t keep ourselves in tune.
On the other hand the new church has gone completely opposite in a form of rebellion towards the old church. By allowing more freedom in the church which is causing many to get caught up in the emotions instead of understanding the purpose of order and discipline which teaches us how to stand on our own with the Lord in front. The new church by majority is not speaking out against sin as it should while forgetting the importance of the foundation in the word of God. This has opened the door to Satan in many ways in causing confusion in the emotions of the spirit for not knowing how to discern between the two. There are two parts that are vital to understand in the house of God and one is recognition of the spirit and the other is the peace in knowing there is no confusion because of the order in the church. This time period of the new church is also backed up in the Word of God in the life of Nebuchadnezzar who once new God but forgot Him over time as he fell to himself in drifting away from what he once knew.
There are no divisions in the house of God and every single person has a purpose in the kingdom. These past divisions have restricted the power of God in our lives, in our church and even in our nation because we have forgotten the overall eternal goal. By all of this taking place we have lost our vision and direction in the wilderness but it is time for us to cross to the other side! It is never too late as long as we have breath and all things are possible with God!
Always remember there is complete order, discipline and respect in the Word of God in the freedom which we have been given and we are to learn how to move when He opens the doors without trying to open them ourselves! If the old church and the new church do not come together in the common denominator of Jesus Christ then the overall church body is going to continue to struggle while this world only continues to grow darker because we have forgotten how to live in the freedom which the Lord has given. It is my heartfelt prayer that the church Wakes Up To This Truth For Our Children’s Future!!!
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