Theme: The End Time Church Exposed
Topic: Exposition Of The Lukewarm Church
I Know Your Works, That You Are Neither Cold Nor Hot. Rev. Chapter 3 : 15
This last days professing Christendom is careless and Un orderly, not strong in faith, but weak and wavers, toast about by a every wind of doctrines and prophesies. When the Lord say that this church is not cold or hot, He did not mean that the church is not preaching the gospel.
Today’s prophesying Christendom is preaching the gospel more than ever preached by the other past 6 stages of the prophesying Christendom, The clear difference from the old, to the new and the last stage of the prophesying Christendom is that they preach with intelligence and intellectualism, scientifically, theologically and charismatically, but they live a life outside the truth of the gospel, its message is half-truth, filled with human intellects. The will and the desire of man supersedes the will of God, human beings are pleased while God is displeased, for this reason the church has gathered mixed multitude not knowing the will of God and the purpose of God for His kingdom government. This church desires to make earthly gains, possess human earthly powers and authorities, living her life in a worldly system manners, with comprise in godly standard of living, in culture of behaviors, manners of worship, sacrifice and ceremonies, thereby producing Un reformed and un transformed believers. It becomes difficult in today’s church to differentiate the life style of the prostitute from the believers, for all puts on the same kind of improper dressing , wears mascaras colors of painting in their faces, bleaching their bodies, painting their finger nails and their toes with different kinds of colors, practices immorality without a touch of heart. All these are as a result of modernization and civilization of cultures. These church borrows worldly cultures into her auditorium, ranging from entertainment, music, drama, to songs, instead of this church to affect the life style of the world by the word of God, faith and purpose as light and salt prescribed by the Holy scripture, the world now affects the church behaviors and life style negatively .
The Negative Ways That The End Time Church Has Been Affected By The World
· The Marriage With Pagamos (Idolatry)
· Entertainment Industry (Music And Pleasures)
· Political / Government Inferences
· Socialism ( Traditions And Culture)
· Materialism ( Wealth Control )
· Worship Settings
Before I will go into discussing the negative ways that the end time church has been affected by the world system, I will point out the scriptural predictions of Apostle Paul concerning the last day’s church.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come; 2. For men will be lovers of themselves, covetous (lovers of money), boasters, proud, Un holy. 3. Un loving, Un forgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4. Traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5. Having a form of godliness but denying the power its power. And from such people turn away! 6. For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts. 7. Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth; men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. 2nd Timothy 3 : 1- 15.
Highlights Of The Lukewarmness Of The End Time Church
· Men Being Lovers Of Themselves
· Disobedient To Parents
· Un Thankful
· Un holy
· Un loving
· Un Forgiving
· Without Self Control
· Despisers Of Good
· Lovers Of Pleasures More Than Lovers Of God
· Having A Form Of Godliness But Denying Its Powers
· Sort Of Who Creed Into Households And Deceive Women Who Are Weak To Come Into Various Sins By Leading Them Through Various Lusts
· Always Learning And Not Coming To The Knowledge Of The Truth
· They Resist The Truth
· Men Of Corrupt Minds
· Disapproved Concerning The Faith.
There are about 20 negative attitudes of the end time church that made her to be cold about the word of God and faith in God, and also in prophesying the truth of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you are truly a son of God, born again and filled with the Holy spirit of promise, please search yourself, whether you possess any of these 20 negative qualities of the lukewarm church, if you have, repent and seek the knowledge of God by the word of God.
2nd Timothy chapter 3 :1 - 9
Analysis Of The Negative Ways By Which The Church Has Been Affected By The World System
1. Marriage With Pergamos. ( Idolatry)
As was seen during the period of pergamos, that the Roman catholic system took over the control of the church and legalized idolatry and pagan rites and rituals in the worship setting of the church, likewise, in this present prophesying Christendom, called the lukewarm church, that the infiltration of the Roman catholic system has grown wild, with their project of ecumenical movement globally, pursuing the project of one world Christian church. In Nigeria for instance, the Pentecostal movement came into marriage with the Roman catholic system, with other orthodox churches in association as members of C.A.N (Christian Association of Nigeria). Pentecostal Christians adopted their pattern of Bishopric and Arch Bishops, as against the laid down rules of Bishopric by Apostle Paul to Timothy. (Titus chapter 1 : 4 – 9 ) (1st Timothy chapter 3 : 1 – 14). The church of Jesus Christ lost orderliness. Among the 5 fold ministry, the ‘’APOSTLE’’ is the head of the church, whose office it is to appoint Bishops and elders or deacons to take charge of districts and regions of the church’s operations. In line with God’s purpose for the church, the other 4 fold ministries; namely; Evangelists, Prophets, Pastors and teachers are help ministries to the church body. (Unity of purpose). But because of radicalism , disloyalty and pride , put together with materialism , the other 4 fold ministries began opening of churches and branch networks, assuming the position of general overseers, which supposed to be the office of the ‘’Apostles ‘’ only; for the purpose of effective control and unity of purpose, to avoid so many fragmented churches as it is today. So you can see that this lukewarm church has no appropriate headship as recommended by the bible. To cover up this lapse, they formed a college of Bishops. These are errors. They went into modernization, every church arm began to make their own doctrine and dogmas, as it pleases the general overseer and their members, the word of God was watered down to please the stakeholders, and the eminent members of the church. The church began to celebrate men and women of great standing in the society in order to make members and earn money to build giant cathedrals, and have possessions. Men of fraternities took hold of the church and raised huge sums of monies to fund the projects of the church, and dictated her message. The message of the cross and salvation died down, no more mentioning of long suffering, patients and hope. The lukewarm church began to preach the message of signs and wonders, miracles and prosperity (My God is not a poor God)
And finally, the prophetic extravaganzas, the more you look, the less you see. These are the cankerworms that ate the church of the last days, the church became cannily and not mindful of sin, and died spiritually to the truth of the gospel, because the truth of the gospel has been covered up with falsehood and deceptions. The church became blind to the events of her time, Satan took over and blasphemed the church and make mockery of her. The reason is that this church lost gripe of God’s word, she lost the power and the fire of the Holy spirit of promise, her ministers went into the world to seek the power of the magicians, sorcerers, and practiced Spiritism, so that she can show case fire (strange fire) to the approval and admirations of her teeming members that are looking for signs and wonders, and prophetic unction. The world is now in the church.
This church is now a mixture of light and darkness; but there are still remnant that are true to the word of God. This is the reason the Lord said that, it is not cold or hot, the church has not made choice, whether she is light or darkness, she cannot be held or thrown away, the Lord now says she is a ‘’LUKEWARM CHURCH’’ , and the Lord said that He will spew or vomit her out of His mouth. But yet the Lord has not vomited her out of His mouth, that is why He is appealing to her for repentance. Son of God, wherever you find yourself in the midst of the negativity of the church practices, come out and repent.
God Bless You
I am Vineyard Minister: Apostle Gerald Glory Ohanu
Priesthood and Eldership Ministry Africa General Coordinator
City Of The Lord Evangelical Ministry General Overseer
Email: [email protected]
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