Friday, 2 November 2012
WILL YOU BOW?
I think that many Christians today are compromised. We rarely hear of a Christian who insisted on doing what is right and godly; we hardly hear of a Christian worker being sacked based on refusal to do wrong or something contrary to the will of God. How about our so-called Christian politicians and leaders, how many of them do you hear of condemning injustice and practices that do not conform to the will of God? I think we are now more interested in being friends with everyone; we’ve found a way to live amicably with the world. We couldn’t beat them, so we joined them. Every day, people do unimaginable things in order to win favours and to make money – including Christians! We lie, we steal, we do not repay our debts, we give false reports, we give and take bribes and the best of us are blind, deaf and dumb to all the evils going on. Is that the meaning of light? Sincerely speaking, I put all the blame on our pastors, because we have become the image of their messages. Gone are the days when a person was afraid to attend church service because he sinned: now, a person will sin, not even repent, and then boldly lift up his hand in worship before God. We now have different definitions of sin, and of right and wrong. We have changed the standards. But while we were changing, God remained the same! Mordecai refused to bow to and reverence Haman even though the king ordered it and others did, because he would not give the worship due to God to another. The man refused to bow even though he knew he could die as a result. Brothers and sisters, will you bow? If you cherish that your sin more than doing God’s will, if you prefer to continue in your ways rather than in God’s ways, if you think that you can live as you please and do as you wish and still attend church and be a church worker, I beg you to think again. The pastor is not God and God is not the pastor! If you can read then you must read the Bible for yourself! Let God be true, but every man a liar. “Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; consider your ways.” Haggai 1:5. Today is a new day and I urge you to stand out. “God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” “Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.” Lamentations 3:40. Good morning. Follow @PastorChinae