Emotions or bust!
I have been checking the Christian Tragedy Channel and as usual there are those great men of God, with multitudes of disciples and even more followers and admirers, proclaiming the same message they always do. Peace and prosperity to those who believe and have faith. Their message is that God is going to restore broken things in their lives and give them abundance again.
We have the organized church resembling any and everything but what we see described to us in scripture. And these men on the Christian Tragedy Channel will not address those things that make us sick and backslidden. They ignore the sins of the people and speak smooth things to us instead.
We as a “people of God” are not willing to listen to God and what His word says. If anyone does speak the word of God to us, so we can repent and be healed, him we disqualify as angry and bitter. With such a legalistic and mislead person we will not contend.
We are like another “people of God’ who would not listen to the Lord. They like us had the worship, the anointing, the promises, the hope and the one true God, but they like us were hardened and obstinate.
But the house of Israel is not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for the whole house of Israel is hardened and obstinate.
We have strayed from the Lord the God of our salvation. We do refuse to look at how we have strayed from what scripture teaches. We ignore scripture that says, we are to have Apostle, Prophets, Evangelist, Teachers and finally preachers in the assembly of believers. We ignore Christ our head for man to lead us. It isn’t the Holy Spirit that teaches us, we have traded Him off for a good doctrine of men. We ignore that it is sin that keeps us separated from God, so we preach His love for us instead. We ignore the message of repentance that will result in our sins being forgiven.
We don’t seek to know God’s word for ourselves, instead we eat another mans flesh and drink his blood because we have left The Gospel According to the Gospel. We have abandoned the teachings of Scripture for another gospel. Yah, we say we are Christ’s and we say we are saved and we say we obey the doctrines of scriptures, but of us it is true.
You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’”
Oh yah, we do honor God with our lips and it is true honor. And yes we do worship Him and it is true worship, but it is all in vain. It is a vanity, vanity, vanity because we do this with our own wisdom instead of the instructions of the Lord we find in scripture.
So how is it we can recognize a man of God today? Is it the one who draws large crowds and has a successful ministry? Or is it one who is vexed at the situation of the “people of God” and have no followers? Is the one who speaks blessings and prosperity or is it the one who speaks of judgment and warns us? Is it the one who is kindly and gentle or the one who in his zeal for God and His word, is angry in spirit at our turning from God?
The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the LORD upon me.
When Ezekiel was confronted with God and His opinion on the matter, the Lord was strongly with him and he was bitter and angry in spirit.
I am sure I speak for others when I say, we are befuddled, confused, sickened in heart, stricken with grief and dumbfounded, that those who call themselves believers and yet do not do what scripture teaches are content not to look inwards for the benefit of their own souls. We are a gassed, vexed, sorrowful, mournful, beside ourselves and at a loss as to why a “people of God” with such apathy will not discus or even look at what we are saying.
My hope is that The Gospel According the Gospel will be a place where people will come and be challenged. A place will people can ask questions and challenge me to give an account. I want it to be a place were we as a people of God can open the word of God and repent when we find we do not line up with scripture.
Let us be those who challenge the people of God to return to Him, before it has to get to a bitter and angry spirit because we have no zeal for God or obeying His word. Let’s get passionate for God, before God before He let’s loose His passion on us.
 Ezekiel 3:7
 Matthew 15:7-9
 Ezekiel 3:14