Today’s Devotional – July 19th (Something’s Missing Here! Preaching a Compromised Gospel)

By admin On July 15th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – July 19th

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Something’s Missing Here!

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An extremely popular Christian motivational speaker gave a very emotional appeal to his audience, about how they need to be confessing and forsaking their sins.

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And he mentioned some of the common sins of the day: child or spouse abuse, various addictions, pornography, etc….

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And this speaker is very energetic, and very emotional and even very funny. And he has a big following! His fresh approach to the Bible and the beautifully sensual music played before and after his message, is always a crowd-pleaser in today’s Christianity.

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Oh it’s not that he is so biblically inaccurate in his teachings. Most of what he says is scriptural! After all, he speaks of helping others. He speaks about getting excited about being a Christian. He talks of “giving all”. He even mentioned the importance of reading the Bible!

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So what’s the problem? Why is what he’s saying so wrong?

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But after listening carefully to his many sermons online, there is something absent. There is something not quite right!

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CHRIST NOT BEING PREACHED TODAY!

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The big problem with the message of so many of today’s evangelists, is that by word, or by example, Christ is not being preached! Oh yes, the name of Jesus is often invoked. But the true essence of Jesus is not being preached today.

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So how can this be?

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CALLED TO BE KINGS AND PRIESTS!

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Well, it is a very delicate and precise task, to preach Jesus. And it is a very fearful and awesome responsibility to take the name of Jesus on our lips.

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And so much of today’s preaching is mingled with un-Christ-like and unholy truths and behavior.

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In other words, when a person decides to take up the Cross and follow Jesus, that person is voluntarily taking on a sacred trust. That new convert, whether knowingly or unknowingly has assumed the responsibility of becoming a king and a priest! And that new Christian must be made fully aware of his or her new responsibility. Being a Christian is no light thing! It is a most solemn responsibility, and it is the duty of every person who considers himself a messenger of God, to teach this, by both word and by example.

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“LET IT NOT BE ONCE NAMED AMONG YOU!”

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“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” Ephesians 5:3, 4

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But too many of us have not understood our great responsibility, but have given a poor example to others in the Church. And because we have mingled our worldly ideas and our unholy conduct into our presentations, it has mingled the holy with the common.

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Listen… “Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before Me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth:” Jeremiah 15:19

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The above words are just as pertinent to us today, as they were to Jeremiah! We must separate the holy and precious things of Christ, from the common and cheap things of the world, if we ever expect Christ to use us.

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WORLDLINESS APPEALS TO ANTICHRISTS!

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You see, our unholy conduct has had a great appeal to those who would like to be saved, but don’t want to die to self! In other words, false brethren are being brought into the Church by such unholiness, and such worldliness! People who would be repulsed at the idea of being holy, are led to believe that they can retain many things of the world, and still be saved!

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And sensual teachers have been bringing in tares into the Church, and not true wheat! Thus has the Church been brought down from being God’s Royal Priesthood to merely a worldly-minded fraternal order, with a thin outer veneer of religiosity!

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WE HAVE ALL FAILED!

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And so, back to this popular evangelist. Oh yes, he has quite a big following! But he is fooling his followers! He’s preaching a “false jesus”. Yes, by his own lifestyle and music and even by his funny sermons and his sensuality, he is attracting the wrong crowd: people who would never respond to a preacher like George Whitfield or Martin Luther or John Wesley!

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But it is not just the popular evangelists who are erring! It is you too! And it is me too! And we need to go before God and plead for His mercy! We need to ask, no, we need to BEG for Him to cleanse us of every defilement which defiles our witness to the world!

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TIME FOR REPENTANCE!

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And this is the Good News! Yes, the Good News is, that God is giving us time to repent,https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpg and turn to the Lord, with all our heart. And this is the message we need to hammer into people’s consciousness: that nothing less than a complete hatred for this selfish world, and complete forsaking of all, is what God requires of each and every true disciple.

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And so, to merely try to repent of some big sin is completely worthless! Instead, that popular evangelist needs to forget about trying to get his audience to repent of this or that sin. But he needs to hammer home the truth that if anyone wants to follow Jesus, the true Jesus, nothing less than a complete forsaking of all, will suffice!

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Cleanse me from every defilement of the flesh, and help me to purify my heart. and help me to fill my heart only with the pure Word of Christ…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1” or you can also read… “April 28th (The Key To Victory!)”, or you can also read, “June 28th (The Lost Keys of Heaven!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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Now another incredible aspect to all this is that this snake/serpent is winding its way around the backside of this Crown.

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And it is traveling in a direction away from the Crown! And one really phenomenal aspect to this, is that each jaw (composed of two stars each) is pointing in two directions. In other words, if you drew a line parallel with these two sets of stars (the head of Draco), they each go in two directions: one leading to the Valley of Decision Constellation, and the other going straight to the Broad Way to Hell Constellation (AKA Pisces).

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Now if one studies the Valley of Decision Constellation, it is soon discovered that the same concept, of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, is also depicted in this constellation group. The Five Wise Virgins being depicted by the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Five Foolish Virgins, looking like a wheel, rolling its way down into the Dragon Constellation!

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Now, before this gets too confusing, perhaps we should dissect each aspect individually, to get a basic understanding of just what all this means.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Five Foolish Virgins Stars” or you can also read… “The Five Wise Virgins Stars”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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