The last days are coming, and the Church can't have it both ways
Sadly, many times we already see God's judgement on our nation. The midwest is consumed with drought, the eastern states are being hit with catastrophic flooding. Our nation is in great moral decline, and what we see makes us long for homeland. Much love to all of my T.P. family. Know that I have been praying for each of you and your lost loved ones.
Spot on, P. Greg! More even than revival, we need to pray for discernment, as so much unbiblical teaching is creeping in. And it's so subtle, unless you really listen, it's so easy to buy into it. One preacher will start it and then others come on board with the same message and you think maybe this is true. It happened to me just yesterday. They come in as wheat (disguised Christians), but they're really tares. There are those who are blatant and can be spotted right away, but the subtle ones . . . everyone, really listen for those subtle clues, know the Word, and please pray for discernment so you are not deceived.
Happy Sunday y’all!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend (Labor day for 🇺🇸) We took our 3 kids to the lake and rented a pontoon boat for fun tubing. Out of nowhere a storm hit with high winds and torrential rain…. Honestly, it was scary! My hubby was yelling for us to sit down and lifejackets on, but kids were in the water & our son was swept out. We got the girls on safely and had to circle 2x to get Michael rescued and on the boat. It hit me at that moment Jesus and the disciples on the Sea of Galilee— they were terrified and Jesus calmed the storm. Our boat was being tossed side to side and although I didn’t feel like we were going to capsize it was nerve wracking. I was praying!! As fast as the storm hit… it calmed down. We were safe, a bit rattled, but resumed our fun in the sun. I’m constantly reminded how precious life is and to enjoy every adventure God gives on on earth…. Soon we will be at the wedding table with Jesus. Read this today and hope it’s an encouragement— “Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.” Romans 14:1 💛
With the hope of the last day possibly being soon, I started thinking about “What if it isn’t?’ I’m afraid that my excitement and the anticipation I have in this event, and it doesn’t happen, what then?
That all the crazy chaos and upside-ness in the world is all part of his plan. Which is why I feel I’ve been able to not only pray about it but shrug my shoulders, shake my head, roll my eyes and sometimes even laugh about it.
I know literal interpretation points to now but I also know it’s GOD’s timing.
Totally agree, it has been eye opening to see how many compromise when their security is threatened. Please pray for God’s continued sustaining me and our family as we Stand for Truth without compromising.
I, like many in the medical field, have been displaced from our traditional jobs and seeking to build new communities with God’s guidance.
God’s people cannot compromise, judgement is here but he Will make a way 🙏🙏🙏
I love it!
Thank you so much for the encouraging words!
People don’t understand that the church actually is, and that’s where it starts going wrong.
People still put the law and mens rules over or added to Jesus, instead of a personal relationship with your Savior free from rules and religion!
Thank you Jesus for giving us a way!
Thank y’all so much for posting these encouraging words!
I would love to see a round table talk/Q&A with Jimmy Evans, Greg Laurie, Mark Hitchcock, and Billy Crone.
Y’all are a inspiration to us Born-Again Jesus followers!
Exactly, Ps. Greg! The things going on these days are almost unbelievable. From churches teaching absolute heresy, to the evil that is permeating everything to such a degree I can actually feel it growing (reminds me of the slime in the Ghostbusters movie that grows as it feeds off the hate, violence, and evil being perpetrated), to the wars and rumors of wars, famine, droughts, floods, and so much more. When I try to discount something as having occurred for years, I then get hit with the thoughts of 'yeah, but what about this, and this, and this that are happening as well?!'. I mean ALL. THE. SIGNS. are here!! It has become as obvious as the midday sun shining so brightly in the sky. I am hopeful that this Rosh Hashana will see us whisked away from all this Sodom and Gomorrah that's happening, but I put my faith and trust in Him and know that even if it doesn't happen this September, it WILL happen. God be with us all as we navigate these uncertain and absolutely crazy times. Prepare and Persist Christian soldiers!
I am now 63 and I have seen how much the church has changed over the years. I grew up in a southern Baptist church where we sang hymns every Sunday and learned them at a very early age. I believe they helped tremendously in grounding you in your faith. So many churches have gotten away from these hymns, singing praise songs and holding “rock concerts “. These songs have their place and there is nothing wrong with them, I personally believe this is a part of “diluting” our faith. Many pastors give “feel good” messages instead of true biblical teachings. I have a hard time comprehending the evil from satan that has taken over our world. If this is not a wake up call from God to turn back to him, I do not know what is.
Compromise...that is something I do when the person I love most in this world wants to do something together that I don't want to do. It's something she does to enter my world even though it isn't really her cup of tea. It is grounding my child for 2 weeks for getting snippy with his or her grandmother instead of grounding them for a year to teach them that they never, ever raise up on their heels to their grandparents. But compromise is NOT watering down the Word of God or skewing it to fit an immoral lifestyle to satisfy my need for immediate gratification and making the rest of the world feel better because they want to change the definition and physical characteristics of a man or a woman. These views obviously get me fired-UP when I think of them so I have to go DOWN on my knees at those times to prevent pride and haughtiness from creeping in.
Compromise doesn't mean bending a knee to political correctness as the world demands we do.
Thank you Pastor Greg for the awesome message and reminder this morning. You got me all primed and stoked for church!
Have a great day brothers and sisters! :)))
I go to a Gospel preaching church where the pastor teaches foundational, sin will send you to hell sermons. He preaches from the Old and New testament and always points to the LOVE of our heavenly Father. He doesn't have an altar call every sermon but his message is always the uncompromising word of God! Good message Pastor Laurie.
Well said Greg. In addition to compromise and other issues already mentioned... one of the most significant deceptions I see is the evangelical church thinking if we get the right person(s) in government from Main Street to the White House this will cause revival or pave the way to revival. Not saying we shouldn't have a voice in politics, but it must be balanced and in context. Maranatha!
As we see what is going on in the world, I personally can not see things turning around. I believe the Lord Jesus is about ready to come for His Church before that "Great and Terrible day of the Lord, and, God the Father will bringing all things into culmination during the Tribulation and the end will come. Maranatha!
Thank you Paster for this great reminder. There has been much compromise in the Church for years, and I think Covid had emptied many churches. We have become used to staying home on Sunday and just watch a sermon online. People like my husband and I are older and have health issues that have kept us home.. but I know this is not what we have been commanded to do. Pray for us in these last days.. we believe Jesus is coming soon. The world will very soon become a scene from the Dark Ages.. come Lord Jesus
Hi Gregg. You expect the lost to come against Christians, but it’s eye opening and sad to see professing Christians attacking other Christians that are serving God sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The sifting has begun. Those professing Christians that keep their focus on the world and not Jesus will sadly fall away. But we that serve Jesus need to continue to pray for and encourage our weak brothers and sisters in Jesus.
I think judgement is already here Pastor Jimmy. To keep the judgement going, God, in my opinion, will take the church out of here, even as soon as this month. I don't think there will be a "red wave" this Nov. because all the believers will be gone, and in my opinion, most of the believers are Republicans, and conservatives, while most democrats, (not all) are non-believers. I would like your views on this if you dare to comment....
This is an excellent read…absolute truth. Thank you for your words.