At first, when we decide to improve on Jesus’ way and do things our way it seems to work. People love the fresh new innovation and it may even become a viral trend. However, every time we replace or try to improve on Jesus’ way we always create an inferior outcome. This is typically not noticed at the time of change, but it becomes clear to the discerning over time.
The Bible is very clear that the end times church will be subject to a great falling away and deceptive doctrines that are inspired by demonic influences. This is obviously not a popular teaching for obvious reasons. However, the Bible was never written for us to feel good about ourselves
So many Christians think the solution is to fight the darkness by entering its realm. We see arguing, debating and demonstrating about the things of darkness. Although this seems to be good, it masks the real issue and the real cause.
Prophets come as instruments of judgement; not just because of what they say – but also because of who you choose to follow. You are called to follow God alone. If you choose to follow a prophet who is narrow-visioned and shallow in his or her fluffy feel good messages, have you chosen to follow God?
There is a widespread movement within churches to release people into a prophetic ministry. From my perspective, much of this is a spiritual dust storm. I have noticed that when God is about to do something significant on a global scale, the evil one will try to obscure the real work of God with a “dust storm” of deceptive similarities. This often comes with a mass outpouring of shallow-minded teachers who are fascinated with their new insight or “revelation.”
I have a deep sense that with all that is happening with our president and politics, the church is missing the real issues.
The Church Today is for you if you are one of the following: (1.) A pastors who wants to lead your church back to Jesus’ Church. (2.) You are either thinking about Walking Away from your church – or you have Walked Away from church, but not from Jesus. (3.) You want to serve in ministry by starting a church Jesus’ Way.
The Apostle Paul prophesied that Jesus would not come again unless there was a great falling away first. Jesus’ Church attracted millions of people. By contrast millions of people are walking away from their churches and nobody seems to have a solid idea what to do about it. I believe that the reason for this loss of clarity and absence of really effective solutions is because modern churches are missing the obvious…
Jesus’ Church started without all of the trappings and requirements of modern churches. People heard about Jesus. They came to Him and experienced Him. Then they simply got together wherever practical to share their experiences and insights and to encourage each other in their faith. They met in market places, along the road, in fields, in boats and from house to house.
The Church Today is for pastors who know that something fundamental is missing in their church. No matter how you look at it, the missing ingredient is always a sign of a fundamental disconnect from The Church that Jesus Christ established. In other words, spiritual frustration in our churches is always a sign that we have become something Jesus never intended or established.