THE CHURCH OF AMERICA
The final condition of the church in America (and around the world) is identified in Scripture. 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.
She (the church) has more “works” of the LORD than ever, however, the final state of the church is declared in to be in a lukewarm condition, enough to make God throw-up, “I will spue thee out of my mouth.” A church that no longer speaks for God, all the while having more to say than ever before. Everyone has a voice, and everyone has a right to speak and does. There is perhaps more preaching than ever before in the history of the world. And with it, a famine for hearing the Word of God.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
WHERE ARE THE MORALS?
Where are the morals in the church, today? Where are those that “sigh and cry” because of the abominable condition of the church, the family, and our children. What has happened to the Christian’s that use to spend day and night on their knees, and now, it is day and night on the cell phone. Where is the holiness that once identified us as being different from the world – while the church has become naked and does not know it, physically and spiritually.
You might ask, what is encouraging about all of that? God keeps His word. In the darkest time of spiritual history, there will be a Bride, she will be small and when she is gone, the “church” will never miss her.
If the LORD thought enough of me, to allow me to be a Christian and a preacher in this final evil age, then my hearts cry is to serve Him completely with all my heart and soul.
In his Church Age book, William Branham said it like this; “Now He has cried out to this last age, ‘You have the Word. You have more Bibles than ever, but you are not doing anything about the Word except dividing and hacking it into pieces, taking what you want and leaving out what you don't want. You are not interested in LIVING it, but debating it. I would sooner you were cold or hot. If you were cold and rejected it, I could stand that. If you would get white hot to know its truth and live it, I would praise you for that. But when you simply take My Word and don't honor it, I in return must refuse to honor you. I will spue you out for you nauseate Me.’”
Unquote: There will be a people under their messenger and message that will speak the same thing as God, being the voice of God to this final age. Rev 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
Pastor Bill Ivy – Living Word Tabernacle – Campbell Missouri USA – www.livingwordtabernacle.com
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