The message the church won’t tell you! And Its time it’s told once again!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
For countless ages the Word of the Lord has been preached to hundred of thousands of people. They preach of things like health, wealthy and prosperity all which is a good thing. And furthermore it is exactly what you want to hear. In 2nd Timothy 4:3 & 4 it would sound like this; For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Thus, Satan has professing Christians right where he wants them. And that is not producing the fruit they are intended to produce. However, should we place all the blame on Satan? Of course not! Instead Christians are also to blame. For they would rather run to their remote and click on a sporting event or some demonic movie that be exposed to the truth and the facts of what they are really to be doing.
The late Keith Green knew he had a job to do and it was found in Ephesians 5: 11 which reads “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Before his untimely death on July 28, 1982 he went about telling the elect of God what they were to be doing. When brother Keith and his son died in the plane crash the Christian community not only lost a real man of God, not just a father, not just a minister of the Word but indeed a prophet of God. And since then not one person has been willing to take up the cause and tell the millions of Christians what they really need to hear.
So let us start with a basic fact straight from God’s Holy Word. Once you accepted Jesus into your life your world changed a great deal. Not only did your spiritual citizenship change so did your kingdom. You got moved from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. You also moved into the realm of re-education; for you see you were never educated while you lived in the kingdom of darkness there was no need for you to learn anything and Satan wanted you to live in ignorance. Once you moved out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light you education began and your text book is nothing more that Gods Holy Word. For it reads in 2nd Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
So now you know that you, as God’s people, were called out of darkness into His marvelous light. The next part that you may not truly realize is that you have been planted by the stream of living water as it is written in Psalms 1: 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
As a tree you are to provide a function and that is to bring forth fruit.
For example if you were an apple tree you would not bring froth fruit of a pear, an orange or any other fruit but that of apples. Therefore, as a Christian the fruit you are to bring forth is more Christians. This is what Keith green was shown by the Lord that to many people professing to be Christians as not bring forth more for the kingdom of God!
So what will happen to those not bringing forth more fruit? Let us take a look in John 15 and lets listen to what Jesus Himself had to say; Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Where does God take those who are not bearing fruit? I believe he places them back on the potters wheel to be remolded and re shaped. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 2nd Timothy 2:20 & 21
This is the year two-thousand and nine we are not under the old commandments of the church that said it was only the pastors job to read the Word of god or to minister the Word. The Word of God is no longer chained to the pulpit it is out in the open for ever one not only to see, read but also to act upon.
James says this
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Back in the seventies when there was the Jesus Movement you would see young people of all ages going about telling others about what Jesus did for them. There was many souls saved and the church population swelled to the point were some churches had to expand. You also would see countless numbers of tracts being passed out also explaining the saving knowledge of Jesus. In due time you would find less and less people out telling others about Jesus. Perhaps they got discouraged, perhaps they ran out of money to pay for the tracts, gas for the cars but soon and even now you find extremely few telling people the Good News of Jesus.
Why is not one telling about the Way the Truth and the Light? Perhaps it is they would rather curl up on their couch and watch sports on television or maybe even a movie. Or maybe they would rather go to a restaurant and indulge in a meal. while others are being sucked into the kingdom of darkness. Or maybe the old mentality of “it’s the preachers job” has returned. No matter who or what is to blame people are being lost. And it is high time that God’s people get back to the operating in the very ministry God has given them to begin with…. The ministry of reconciliation as stated in 2nd Corinthians chapter five as it reads starting in verse seventeen through verse twenty-one;
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Years ago, before there ever was a Twitter or a Facebook you would find Christians in various chat rooms. There you could find, from time to time people accepting Jesus for the first time. Today, you will find Christians on what they call social networking sites talking about things that have nothing to do with the very Lord who pulled them from the very pits of hell. They would rather talk about the right to bare arms or something political like degrading the very President of these United States..
It is high time god’s people get back to the basics of their Christian walk. That is unless he or she is ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mark 8:38
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Romans 9:33
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
If you are a born again Christian and have neglected your ministry of reconciliation there is good news there is forgiveness. And you can again return being a fruitful person for the Kingdom of God.
For as it is written; If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1st john 1: 9
If you do not know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior and would like to go from the kingdom of darkness and sin into the kingdom of light you too can enter into this marvelous light. All you need to do is ask Jesus to come into your heart and cleans you from all unrighteousness. It is as simple as that and not only does your new life begin but so does the journey of freedom you have never known.
Your next step is to get into a Bible believing church and grow in the knowledge of His Holy Word.
If you have accepted Jesus for the first time or have returned to the fold I for one welcome you!
Was Keith Green wrong in his ministry? Of Course not! Sadly he was taken before he could complete his task. However, rest a sure someday, somewhere, God will raise someone up to take over where he left off. For more information about Keith green you may follow the following links;