Compelled Church is going to jump into the Book of Revelation.
I have immersed myself inthis book. I have never paid much attention to the “prophecy” preachers. “People don’t even know how to serve Jesus today.” I would say a little snarky when the topic came up. But I really felt strong during our week of fasting and prayer that I should embark us down that road as Jesus has a lot to say to us in this last book of the Bible. He specifically gave the messages to the Seven Churches and we will spend most time there. I don’t believe the churches are different “ages” of the churches through history. I believe they communicate the heart of Christ and give some amazing messages. The book of Revelation also give 33 descriptions of Jesus and many eternal rewards to the faithful. I think some of the book has already been fulfilled, and some is yet to be.
The messages to the churches then are quite germane to us now. They Apply. The problems which God’s people then, are really quite the same.
The church is America is in trouble. We are shrinking and being nudged out of society, the marketplace, the schools, and businesses. We are hiding our faith too much. Many believe the church, is antiquated, and irrelevant. The messages and methods of the church are boring, and not interesting.
I am not going to believe that, quit, or become one of the spiritual leaders who cry about the state of the church in America, as a reason we can’t get our act together.
I am just not giving in to throwing in the towel. If Jesus is building His church, and He is according to Matthew 16, and if Revelation is true, and it is, then there is a lot of hope, and a lot of help from the Holy Spirit. We all just need to grow and really be followers of Jesus, not just nominal believers who belief stuff, but live differently. Sin needs to bugt us, convict us, and Christ’s love and his blood (Revlation 1.5) needs to free us!
Bring your Bibles and your journals to services. Grab the notes, and be ready to learn for transformation of our lives, not more information. Jesus wants to change us, and grow us. We can be spiritual babies forever. He is calling us to Spiritual Maturity!
Ready to Rock