SPOTTY (2013)

black_spots_personalized_announcements-r2d97450982464ffe98d37af5899d78fb_8dnmv_8byvr_512In all the teachings of the eschatology (Rev. Bubby getting deep), but with all the teachings of the last days, like wars, and the seasons of weather, and taking the gospel around the world, there is one that is not mentioned as much.  As this teaching takes the pressure off the sinner and put it’s on the church and we have failed and what we need to do succeed.  Ephesians 5:27 tells “that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish”. And if we are honest, this is not the Body of Christ at this point, as we have spotty Apostles, spotty Bishops, spotty Pastors, and spotty Elders, along with wrinkle Evangelist, wrinkle deacons and wrinkle missionaries. And if the leadership is spotty and wrinkle, then sure enough the pews are filled with the same.

Now understand, I write this not in judgment, as I too have been spotty as well.  Anointed, called, Holy Ghost filled, and yet spotty.  Dressed in church vestment and yet wrinkle.  What bother me are not the struggles, but the lack of true repentance, by those who claim to have the Holy Ghost to overcome the flesh. 

In the upcoming reality show, LA Preaches, Pastor Deitrick Hayden condones his failures in the flesh because he is a man.  As he says it, yes, I am a pastor, yes, I am saved, but first and foremost I am a man.  No teaching of repentance, only I am a man.  A sad excuse for a pastor who falls into temptation.      

But most of all, I am really bother of elevation of many without holiness. Elevation based off charisma, talent, drawing power, member ship, family legacy, but not based off holiness. I once wrote a blog called….”What Are We Offering” which deals with the decline of membership and what the Church is showing the world while we are witnessing and sharing the gospel.  As the unsaved might be lost in sin, but they are not blind, they see the mess we have created and label it Christianity.  Homosexual pastors…..spotty, divorced bishops, married 2 or 3 times……spotty, gospel music……Lord Jesus, sure nuff, spotty.  It’s no wonder that when the Lord says well done, he will also say that you have been faithful over a “few” things as well.   As I can hear many with their spotty spiritual resume, Lord! Didn’t I cast our devils in your name and do many great works, but in return He will say…..I never knew you.

I once asked the question, how long will the Church live off the doctrine of grace and not off the accountability of our salvation.  The Apostle Paul said it best (Romans 6:1)…”Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound….God forbid”  Case closed. Someone once said that the reason that the Lord is coming in a twinkling of an eye to rapture the church, is because if He takes more than that to come, someone is going to step out of line.  I do believe that there will come a day that the Church, His Bride, the Body of Christ, will be perfect, but right now is not that time; we still have a ways to go.   And from my vantage point of view, as one who has fallen short and still power of God to make it, right now things look right spotty.   Nevertheless, I am so grateful for the Blood of Jesus that wash any spots white as snow.

Published on August 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

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