God has been speaking to His Church through recent events and the question is: “Are we listening?” As the herald of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Church has not represented the Kingdom of God well in this world system. Our ears are deaf to the voice of God and our commitment to Him is lukewarm, at best.
God is using the elements—wind, rain, and fire—to wake up His Church in America because we have fallen asleep. The Church has been fairly quiet about the Opioid crisis and has not condemned racism or spoken out against the division and violence that permeates this country, as witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia in August. While a few voices have spoken up to repent on behalf of the country, overall the American Church has been silent.
Thankfully, some local churches are stepping up to help hurricane victims in the Caribbean Islands, Texas and Florida, where the harsh winds, hard rains and epic flooding destroyed church buildings, houses and other structures. Additionally, calls for prayer have come for the wildfires to come under control in parts of Oregon and California, and for Mexico after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit on September 8.
God is raising up new voices that are starting to be heard. These people not afraid to speak judgment over the Church for forsaking the ways of God—as spelled out in The Holy Bible—and creating its own way to worship while enjoying this world system. (Click HERE to read warnings for America given by God to Pastor Benjamin Faircloth.)
We must realize that “it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”(1 Peter 4:17, NIV).
Once we repent on behalf of our personal sins, and on behalf of the sins of the Church, we can once again, hear God’s voice and warn the world of God’s coming day of judgment and the coming of Jesus Christ (Ezekiel 30:3, Matthew 24).
Because of God’s great love for His people, He is shaking us from our comfortable place and poking our spiritual embers to rekindle the flame that we have allowed to grow dim. More dark days are approaching and our government leaders will not be able to handle the magnitude of problems that will soon arise. In their helplessness, some leaders will seek God because they will not be able to meet the needs of the many people who will call on them for help. Let’s pray that the Church wake up and be ready to bring God’s peace to dire situations.
No matter what may come, we must remember that God loves this world so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross for our sins. If we believe in Jesus Christ, we will live eternally with Him and our Father in heaven. God does not want anyone to perish, but wants “all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
Because of His love for His world, God will allow whatever it takes to wake up His Church so we can gather in the End Time Harvest. God’s goodness always leads us to repentance and even in judgment, God is merciful (Romans 2:4, James 2:13, CEV).
Note: If you want to hear what God is saying to you personally, and have difficulty hearing from God for yourself, click HERE to read the article, “How to Hear from God” and click HERE to read the article, “How to Develop a Listening Ear”.