"I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. For you say, "I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing." You do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. Therefore I council you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich; and white robes to clothe you to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen; and salve to annoint your eyes that you may see. I reprove and discipline those whom I love. Be earnest, therefore, and repent."
Revelation 3:14-19 NRSV
Most of what I hear preached from the pulpit today in the US (and indeed around the world) is this,
"When the tribulation comes, the church ("saved") will be raptured out and the lost will be "Left Behind" to endure God's wrath. So don't worry church! The "saints" will go into the clouds to be with Jesus!"
Bleeeeeep! Wrong answer!!!
Lies! From the PULPIT!!!
That's not what JESUS CHRIST said above. Those who are not fit for the Kingdom will have to endure Satan's wrath! God's wrath comes later! To punish the wicked.
And, yep. There is JUDGEMENT. R E P R O O F C H A S T I Z E M E N T P U N I S H M E N T
Where in the Bible does it say God is a softie? That HE can be MOCKED? That He's a Santa Claus in the sky come to give lotto winnings to his "good" little kids?
I'm talking to the CHURCH.
We are preaching FALSE DOCTIRINE. PERIOD,
IF THE CHURCH DOESN'T R E P E N T in sackcloth and ASHES FAST and PRAY like there's no TOMORROW (which there literally isn't) they will take the brunt of SATAN'S WRATH
For those who are found worthy there will be PROTECTION. Read Psalm 91.
Thank you for reading all of this. There will be three parts to this sermon. Please read them ALL.
Life is a sermon But we don't often preach As well as we should So we fail to reach The hearts of those Who sit down in the pews Expecting a sermon But left thoroughly confused
Because our lives don't always Preach the same message We had in our hearts When we stepped up to the pulpit
So are we just wasting time Of those who would listen Preaching vacant words Void of passion and mission?
Or does our sermon deliver A powerful punch A life-changing message of wisdom Such that people are inspired And leave their pews moved To know God a little deeper Anxious to choose To invest their lives wisely In people not things Pouring love generously Like a gift from the King
May your life be a sermon That points others to God Shedding light on the dark roads We all have to trod
Because there's nothing more wasted Than a life without purpose A sermon preached aimlessly Uninteresting and worthless
Friends, I beg you Preach your life with such zeal Make the evidence unshakable That God's love is real